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Week Three: BOOKS
Week Four: POETRY
Week Five: MUSIC
Week Six: COMICS
Week Eight: PODCASTS
Week Eleven: RESOURCES

Week Two: Welcome back to the LGBT+ Masterlist Project

Before I get into this week’s category I want to thank you all so much for the critical support and contributions you’ve given me since making my first masterlist on LGBT+ characters in television. These masterlists will only get better as you help me along my journey to finding more LGBT+ media. Feel free to inbox me, to suggest and add commentary to my growing list. I can’t promise I’ll edit the lists regularly (I am a tiny college student; you can imagine my stress) but I will certainly share for my followers to see. It’s all still greatly appreciated.

This week, I tried to bring down the list to be exclusive to only movies with leading and supporting LGBT+ roles. I tried to avoid movies with cis people playing trans characters, and altogether tried to avoid problematic representation, which should never go unnoticed or without criticism. Please note, I have not seen all of these movies, so I can’t be the judge of how good the representation is. This is why I welcome you to respectfully inbox me or reblog with comments. 

Thanks again to @mightyachillis for the gifset. Next week’s category: LGBT+ BOOKS

And without further ado: LGBT+ MOVIES!

  • Private Romeo (2011) - A modern gay reenactment of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
  • Frieir Fall (2013) - The life of a father-to-be and police officer begins to fall apart after he falls for his fellow officer (played by Max Riemelt). English distribution name: Free Fall.
  • Pride (2014) - This historical comedy drama follows the true story of a group of LGBT+ activists who supported the British miners’ strike in 1984.
  • Black Swan (2010) - Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis star in this psychological thriller-horror film about a dancer who’d do just about anything to get the role of the Black Swan.
  • Mosquita y Mari (2012) - Two Mexican teenagers, Mari and Yolanda, form a strong bond as they navigate their way through high school.
  • Joven y Alocada (2012) - This Chilean film focuses on the promiscuity of Daniela and her love affair with a boy and a girl. English distribution name: Young and Wild.
  • Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho (2014) - This Brazilian film follows the coming of age story of blind teen Leonardo, his best friend, and the new boy in school with whom Leo has an immediate affinity for. English distribution name: The Way He Looks.
  • Cuatro Lunas (2014) - This Mexican film explores four different storylines: an 11-year-old tries to hide his sexuality from his family, a young man is afraid of his gay relationship being found out, another couple of gay lovers are challenged by a love triangle, and an elderly man raises money to buy services from young male prostitutes.
  • Kill Your Darlings (2013) - A dramatization of the true story of Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan) and Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe) of the Beat Generation.
  • Jongens (2014) - A gay teen athlete finds himself in a budding relationship with his mutually attracted relay race teammate.
  • Weekend (2011) - A romantic drama about two men who have a sexual relationship for just a weekend.
  • J’ai tué ma Mère (2009) - This Quebec film by Xavier Dolan explores the bond between mother and son. English distribution name: I Killed My Mother.
  • Les Amours Imaginaires (2010) - Another Canadian drama film directed by Xavier Dolan about two best friends who fall in love with the same man. English distribution name: Heartbeats.
  • El ultimo verano de la Boyita (2009) - In this Argentinian film, a young girl befriends a farm boy when she visits her father in the countryside. One day, she finds blood stains on the boy’s saddle and trousers. The boy, though ashamed and confused, finds comfort and safety in this newfound friendship.
  • Wet Hot American Summer (2001) - A satirical romantic comedy about the last day at a summer camp in 1981.
  • The Birdcage (1996) - A romantic comedy about an owner of a drag club in South Beach, Florida.
  • Kinky Boots (2005) - This British-American comedy drama explores the unlikely story of the owner of a dying shoe factory, who finds that making shoes for drag queens could be the niche market that saves his business.
  • The Bubble (2008) - A romantic comedy about two men who fall in love. One man is Israeli, and the other is Palestinian.
  • Out in the Dark (2012) - A similar premise to The Bubble, this drama centers around the romantic relationship between a Palestinian student and an Israeli lawyer.
  • But I’m a Cheerleader (1999) - A satirical romantic comedy staring Natasha Lyonne, who plays a cheerleader sent to a gay rehabilitation camp.

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Compilation of Adlock Quotes

(2011-2017) An updated edition of the Reference Handbook for Adlockers ☺


In the end, are you really so obvious? Because this was textbook. The promise of love, the pain of loss, the joy of redemption. Then give him a puzzle, and watch him dance. (Mycroft Holmes, 2012)

He’s writing sad music. Doesn’t eat. Barely talks – only to correct the television. I’d say he was heartbroken. (John Watson, 2012)

In the time I’ve known him, I’ve never seen him take the slightest interest in a woman but this one… She’s got to him. […] Irene Adler. She’s gone and he won’t dare admit it but he’s devastated. He can’t show it and I don’t think he understands what he’s feeling. […] Maybe his experiences with Irene Adler, had humanised him? (Dr John Watson’s Blog, 2012)

Watson thinks it’d be healthier for Sherlock to have a relationship with a human being, as opposed to a book or theory. But Holmes falls in love with someone who’s as insane as him. (Martin Freeman, 2011)

Holmes faces one of his deadliest enemies in the shape of love, and it comes in the form of Irene Adler, who’s this extraordinary dominatrix, this incredibly daring professional woman who’s utterly independent, fiercely smart, and very resourceful. (Benedict Cumberbatch, 2012)

It falls in the vein of you know, classical English romances in a way: the repression of emotion, the idea that it’s there but it’s not. It doesn’t have to be spoken. (Benedict Cumberbatch, 2011)

What is painfully romantic – like in all the best love stories – is what’s left unspoken. Is there a sexual element to it? Without a doubt there is. But as you see it’s a game of chess, and it’s a very cruel, cruel game of love. (Benedict Cumberbatch, 2012)

Love gets in the way for him. Passion, attraction, it just causes him to malfunction. (Steven Moffat, 2012)

Sherlock Holmes, again, must have sexual impulses because human beings tend to – most human beings, not absolutely all, but that’s the majority. The fact is, he decides to put all that in an iron box to make his brain work better. Of course, the fact that that iron box bounces around and shakes and bangs from the inside is what makes the story interesting. He wants to rise above us like a snow-capped mountain, but he’s actually a volcano, and that’s where the story is. That’s where the story is. You know, you shove Irene Adler in front of him, and he just falls apart like most men would. (Steven Moffat, 2014)

I think Sherlock is infatuated to the point that he can barely function around Irene Adler. And Irene Adler isn’t initially fascinated by him and then falls for him completely, thinks, ‘There’s another person in the world as damaged as I am, how brilliant.’ (Steven Moffat, 2012)

And basically, it was so that Benedict could take her along with him and they share this – I guess it’s a part of the – kind of the love story, if you like. (Paul McGuigan, 2012)

I think it’s interesting from the performances, particularly in the ‘Woman’ episode, that there’s a sense – listening to Mrs. Hudson’s reaction and to John’s reaction – that the piece for Irene is sort of more romantic probably than they’ve heard Sherlock play before, which is why they all sort of go, ‘Ooh ah. You’re writing a piece for her.’ (Michael Price, 2014)

30 minutes of a case, with the rest of it being Sherlock grappling with a teenage crush. (Steven Moffat, 2016)

They’re clearly absolutely made for each other. (Mark Gatiss, 2012)

He suddenly meets someone who fascinates him. Holmes and Adler have an intellectual attraction. He doesn’t understand it. It’s like falling in love, but he doesn’t know what it is. (Mark Gatiss, 2014)

It’s just a label, isn’t it? Because, at the end of the day, I think she had feelings for Sherlock. So then people say, ‘Well, so she’s obviously not gay. She must be bisexual.’ But actually, let’s not label this. Let’s just know that human beings fall for other human beings. (Lara Pulver, 2012)

He’s highly intelligent and highly analytical to mask a certain aspect of his personality.  But, they see each other for who they really are. It’s a constant game.  It’s like the best game of tennis that you could ever wish for, with two characters. (Lara Pulver, 2012)

I do love that the only moment he verbally stumbles, and I sort of did it deliberately, was because he sensed a bit of competition in Watson starting to turn on the charm. And in trying desperately to get in there to impress her he went buhbuhbuhbuh and it’s very funny. (Benedict Cumberbatch, 2012)

I think he just shuts down for a moment, doesn’t he? Says, ‘I’m trying to process this, I have no response, oh my God, where’s all the blood gone from my brain?’ (Steven Moffat, 2012)

He’s always going to love thinking about this. That amazing woman. (Steven Moffat, 2012)


[Q: So Irene then. Did Sherlock truly love her? Or was she merely the catalyst for him discovering his heart and/or emotions?] Oh what does it MEAN when a boy hacks up terrorists for you with a great big sword? She’s one of the few people on Earth he cares about, whatever that means in his case. Fascinated by her. Thrilled by her. And for a moment, when he saw her, he thought maybe, just maybe, there’s somebody else like me. What else is going on, the great man has not confided in his biographers. (Steven Moffat, 2012)

And as for Irene Adler? Well you say he was beaten by her. But do you know what they got up to in Islamabad, because I do. There was no beating. It was all very loving. (Benedict Cumberbatch, 2012)

They had a night. Irene Adler and Sherlock had a night. I’m absolutely certain of that. Deal with me. (Benedict Cumberbatch, 2015)

He shagged Irene Adler. They definitely got it on that night they had together when he rescued her from a beheading. (Benedict Cumberbatch, 2014)

Yeah I think they were definitely at it after he rescued her from the beheading in Pakistan. I’m sure they were. I’m convinced of that. I think he’s been burnt in the past. I think he also realises he can’t beat female intuition. He can read women if he’s not attracted to them or involved with them, and he knows that he’ll get very confused if he’s starting to feel something for someone. So to embroil himself where he might be enslaved through adoration or sexual desire or any kind of power or chemistry to do with love is too big a risk for him, for what he wants to achieve. That doesn’t make him gay, and it doesn’t make him asexual; it means, you know, he’s purposely abstaining for the sake of his craft. Not something I do. (Benedict Cumberbatch, 2014)


Oh the posh boy loves the dominatrix, he’s never knowingly under-clichéd, is he? (John Watson via Mary Watson, 2017)

She’s out there, she likes you, and she’s alive! And do you have the first idea how lucky you are?! Yes she’s a lunatic, she’s a criminal, she’s insanely dangerous. Trust you to fall for a sociopath!  (John Watson, 2017)

People text. Even I text. Her, I mean. Woman. Bad idea. Try not to, but you know, sometimes.. (Sherlock Holmes, 2017)

He has moved from being someone who was sociopathic, work-obsessed and slightly amoral, into being someone who has a certain degree of a private life, which is very, very private, with The Woman, or Irene Adler. (Benedict Cumberbatch, 2016)

He has The Woman in his life. Irene Adler is always his touchstone, I guess. If anything who would claim him, it would be her. (Amanda Abbington, 2014)

And if you paid attention you’d have known they’ve remained slightly in touch because there’s a rose – when he’s injured – there’s a single rose in the room. If you think about it, he saves her life, they must have escaped together, obviously there’s some form of contact. (Steven Moffat, 2017)

If Sherlock was normal he would settle down with Irene, buy a house and a Volvo. (Steven Moffat, 2016)

Maybe every second Wednesday of every month, she sends Sherlock a cryptic clue and they meet in a hotel. […] They both smile once a day when they think about each other. (Steven Moffat, 2015)

Please do let me know of any errors and/or major omissions!

♡ from a loyal crew member

*Editing to add (thank you, @problematiqueroyale!) the conversation between Mind Palace Holmes and Watson in The Abominable Bride, 2016: That watch that you’re wearing, there’s a photograph inside it. I glimpsed it once. I believe it is of Irene Adler. You didn’t glimpse it, you waited till I’d fallen asleep and looked at it. Yes, I did. You seriously thought I wouldn’t notice? Irene Adler. Formidable opponent, a remarkable adventure. A very nice photograph. Why are you talking like this? Why are you so determined to be alone?

So I decided to watch a Korean Film instead of the dark somewhat depressing American show I have been Netflixing. I had a lovely day and thought the American one might be a mood killer. So I tried Always with So Ji Sub(who I love from Oh My Venus) anyway it was such a good decision….the first Korean film I tried wasn’t a success. My second definitely was! And a lovely change of pace….although I (spoiler alert) feel I have a better understanding of cage fighting and I’m horrified.

I mean it’s not all sunshine and rainbows but it was lovely and hopeful and definitely a great decision instead of the Netflixing.

Man Crush Monday: Song Joong Ki (송중기)

Birthday: September 19, 1985

Most Likely Known For: Sungkyunkwan Scandal, The Innocent Man & The Werewolf Boy (2012 movie)

Currently In: Descendants of The Sun

Career Info:

Song made his acting debut in the 2008 period film A Frozen Flower. The following year, he appeared in the couple-swapping segment “Believe in the Moment” of omnibus Five Senses of Eros and continued to take on small but notable roles in Triple, and Will It Snow for Christmas?. Furthermore, he became a regular host of KBS Friday music program Music Bank from 2009 to 2010 and a cast member on SBS variety show Running Man from 2010 to 2011. He then appeared in the 2010 medical drama OB/GYN Doctors, and animal movie sequel Hearty Paws 2. Eventually, it was the role of an 18th-century Joseon-era rich, indolent playboy in the 2010 fusion period drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal, that made Song shoot to stardom along with the rest of the young cast. Song published the book Beautiful Skin Project, a bestselling health and beauty guide for men (which was re-released in Japan in 2013). In late 2010, he went on a bicycling tour around Sydney, Australia, which aired two episodes on TV via ELLE, an offshoot of the eponymous fashion magazine. Moreover, a TV special of the actor’s trip to Japan entitled I’m Real: Song Joong-ki aired two parts in early 2011. And despite the low ratings of jTBC audition program Made in U, Song was commended for his smooth hosting skills as MC.

As a jobless deadbeat in the 2011 romantic comedy Penny Pinchers, a film review described Song as going seamlessly from slapstick comedy to a “charismatic”, “swoon-worthy leading man with a viable presence.”

Despite advice to the contrary, Song took on the role of the young king Sejong in Deep Rooted Tree although his stint was only four episodes long. He read many unofficial historical accounts and laid the character foundation for lead actor Han Suk-kyu, saying he felt that “a challenging role was more worthwhile than being in a lead role of a miniseries." Critics praised Song’s performance, calling it a portrayal of a genius who "realizes the futility of power early in life” and hides in his books to cope with growing up under the rule of his tyrannical father Taejong.

For the MBC program Tears of the Earth, which focuses on pressing environmental issues on the planet, Song narrated the six-part documentary Tears of the Antarctic, then donated his entire salary to charity. He reprised his role as narrator when the series was re-edited and released in theaters as Pengi and Sommi. He later went on a six-country tour entitled Song Joong-ki Asia Fan Meeting Tour - THRILL & LOVE, holding fan meetings in Thailand, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Seoul, South Korea.

Song described 2012 as a “phenomenal year” for his career. He played the titular character in fantasy romance thriller A Werewolf Boy, which premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. In preparation for his role, Song watched nature documentaries and observed stray dogs on the streets to learn how to mime and imitate the body movements of an animal. He also repeatedly watched Tim Burton’s 1990 romantic fantasy Edward Scissorhands, Matt Reeves’ 2010 vampire flick Let Me In, and Gollum in The Lord of the Rings. Song said, “It was a project I took on with the thought that I’m saying good-bye to the young me. I’m not young anymore and it’s time for me to become a man." The film became the most successful Korean melodrama of all time, with more than 7 million tickets sold.

The Innocent Man (also known as Nice Guy) was the first time he played the leading role in a TV series. His assured and nuanced portrayal of an antihero received rave reviews. The Innocent Man attracted high ratings and critical acclaim, which along with the impressive box office run of A Werewolf Boy, cemented Song’s image in the press as the "savior” of the melodrama genre both on the big and small screen. But Song said he’d rather be a good actor than a popular one, and plans to calmly continue gaining experience like he had before.

Prior to his enlistment for mandatory military service, Song held a fan meeting on August 17, 2013. He then enlisted on August 27 at the 102nd draft camp in Chuncheon. Song was discharged on May 26, 2015. He is set to make his comeback in Descendants of the Sun, playing the leader of a peacekeeping unit who clashes with then falls for an army surgeon as they work together on disaster-relief missions. Written by hitmaker screenwriter Kim Eun-sook, the series is set to film overseas.

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Today’s Throwback Thursday post is a selection of photos from David Tennant’s 2011 romantic comedy, The Decoy Bride, which co starred Kelly MacDonald, Michael Urie and Alice Eve.

When the wedding of internationally famous film star Lara Tyler (Alice Eve) to tweedy English author James Arber (David Tennant) is sabotaged by the paparazzi , they decide to relocate the event to the one place where the world’s press won’t find them: the sleepy Island of Hegg. But, one ingenious press photographer has tracked them down in his mission to capture the celebrity wedding of the year. Now, Lara’s assistants must find a decoy bride to distract the media, and they think that local girl Katie (Kelly Macdonald) will be the ideal replacement. But when Katie meets James, sparks fly, dresses get ruined and love gets complicated. Will Katie be able to fool the press pack, and make a convincing stand-in for the world’s most famous movie star? And whatever will happen to her pledge to never, under any circumstances, fall in love again?

anonymous asked:

Making sense of bday announcements timeline provided "gillovny" is defined as including a potentially complicated romantic entanglement: 2011) CNN reports that DD & TL had again split (6/29); IBG convo (7/30) & getting closer; Aaron passes away (Sept.); 2012) Evan Handler tweets "She visits the set" (of Californication), implying habit/repetition (7/11); GA separation announcement on DD's bday (8/7); 2013) SDCC (7/18), GA being her flirty self, DD not used to cons & other people on the panel...

Paley and NYCC (10/13 weekend), some more necessary talks might have happened before NYCC panel; Matt Zoller Seitz, serious critic, tweets that DD & GA “are going all over the place acting like an actual couple” (10/18 - at first thought this was 10/13, but no);2014) The year of twitter fuckery (esp. April); AVOF & “20 years deep”; DD divorce announcement on GA’s bday (8/9, judge reportedly signed off on it on 6/18, papers filed about a year before that);

2015) Breakfasts & other stuff surrounding GG’s; Hell or High Water (the rewinding (to Van times?), the rain (and GA’s raindrop necklace?), fists full of love, “another guy has come and gone, sorry for what he got wrong,” “shotgun of my heart”…); “one team” and Duchovny jersey; The Cutting Room (5/12; those looks before the first kiss…); TXF revival (summer); “Especially one of you” (10/10).

Given its slant, timeline omits instances when they were directly asked about a romance because, assuming they are (which, of course, may be false), what are they gonna say, really? They’re rather private people and they’d never hear the end of it. (Call it a fictional universe based on this ‘verse’s events, if you will.)

This is an incredibly detailed timeline. I’m not even going to add anything because holy cow you put a lot of work into this. Check it out.