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”Madres Paralelas” (2021) And The Complex Nature Of A (Not So) Perfect Mother (Analysis) (Penelope Cruz and Milena Smit in "Madres Paralelas". Courtesy of IMDB)

"MADRES PARALELAS" / "PARALLEL MOTHERS"

Spain, 2021

Written & Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar

Starring: Penelope Cruz and Milena Smit

 

Synopsis: Two single women meet in a hospital room where they are both going to give birth. One is middle aged and doesn't regret it, while the other is adolescent and scared. The two women form a strong bond with one another as they both confront motherhood.

 
Rent "Madres Paralelas" on YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, and Google Play.
 

Watch Trailer Here!
 
Sources:
"The Imperfect Mom Onscreen - Ending the 'Selfless Mother' Trope" - The Take Channel
 
Music: 
Jose Gomez & Raymond Velez
 
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”Madres Paralelas” (2021) And The Complex Nature Of A (Not So) Perfect Mother (Analysis) (Penelope Cruz and Milena Smit in "Madres Paralelas". Courtesy of IMDB)

"MADRES PARALELAS" / "PARALLEL MOTHERS"

Spain, 2021

Written & Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar

Starring: Penelope Cruz and Milena Smit

 

Synopsis: Two single women meet in a hospital room where they are both going to give birth. One is middle aged and doesn't regret it, while the other is adolescent and scared. The two women form a strong bond with one another as they both confront motherhood.

 
Rent "Madres Paralelas" on YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, and Google Play.
 

Watch Trailer Here!
 
Sources:
"The Imperfect Mom Onscreen - Ending the 'Selfless Mother' Trope" - The Take Channel
 
Music: 
Jose Gomez & Raymond Velez
 
Listen to Movies à La Queer Podcast on Spotify!

 
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”The Power of the Dog” (2021) And How You Never Know Who’s The Prey (Analysis) (Kodi Smit-McPhee and Benedict Cumberbatch in "The Power of the Dog". Courtesy of IMDB)

"THE POWER OF THE DOG"

Australia / New Zealand, 2021

Written & Directed by: Jane Campion

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Kirsten Dunst

 

IMDB Synopsis: Charismatic rancher Phil Burbank inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother brings home a new wife and her son, Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love.

 
Stream "The Power of the Dog" on Netflix.
 

Watch Trailer Here!
 
Sources:
"The Novice" Director Lauren Hadaway Channels Aronofsky and Fincher for Tense Crew Drama - Tamal Kundu
 
MentalHealth.Gov
 
Music: 
Jose Gomez & Raymond Velez
 

 
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”The Novice” (2021) And How Perfectionism Gets You Everywhere and Nowhere (Analysis) (Isabelle Fuhrman in "The Novice". Courtesy of IMDB)

"THE NOVICE"

U.S.A., 2021

Written & Directed by: Lauren Hadaway

Starring: Isabelle Fuhrman, Amy Forsyth, Dilone

 

IMDB Synopsis: A college freshman joins her university's rowing team and undertakes an obsessive physical and psychological journey to make it to the top varsity boat, no matter the cost.

 
Rent "The Novice" on YouTube, Vudu, Prime Video, and other streaming platforms.
 

Watch Trailer Here!
 
Sources:
"The Novice" Director Lauren Hadaway Channels Aronofsky and Fincher for Tense Crew Drama - Jude Dry
 
MentalHealth.Gov
 

Penrose Staircase
 
 
Music: 
Jose Gomez & Raymond Velez

 
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”Happiest Season” 2020 - The Holigays Happy Holidays, Fam'! This year has been a crazy one and I apologize for the unannounced hiatus. But, Movies à la Queer will return to its scheduled programming next month, in the beautiful new year of 2022. Thanks to those who still ride with me and this little podcast of mine. 

In the meantime, enjoy this re-upload of a new Holiday favorite, "Happiest Season"! 

 



(Mackenzie Davis and Kristen Stewart in "Happiest Season". Courtesy of IMDB)

"HAPPIEST SEASON"

U.S.A. , 2020

Written / Directed by: Clea DuVall

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis, Aubrey Plaza

IMDB Synopsis: A holiday romantic comedy that captures the range of emotions tied to wanting your family's acceptance, being true to yourself, and trying not to ruin Christmas.
 

Watch Trailer: Here
 
Music: 
Jose Gomez & Raymond Velez

 
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”Happiest Season” 2020 - The Holigays Happy Holidays, Fam'! This year has been a crazy one and I apologize for the unannounced hiatus. But, Movies à la Queer will return to its scheduled programming next month, in the beautiful new year of 2022. Thanks to those who still ride with me and this little podcast of mine. 

In the meantime, enjoy this re-upload of a new Holiday favorite, "Happiest Season"! 

 



(Mackenzie Davis and Kristen Stewart in "Happiest Season". Courtesy of IMDB)

"HAPPIEST SEASON"

U.S.A. , 2020

Written / Directed by: Clea DuVall

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis, Aubrey Plaza

IMDB Synopsis: A holiday romantic comedy that captures the range of emotions tied to wanting your family's acceptance, being true to yourself, and trying not to ruin Christmas.
 

Watch Trailer: Here
 
Music: 
Jose Gomez & Raymond Velez

 
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The L Word: Generation Q: Season 2 (2021) Episode 1 Recap (Jennifer Beals, Kate Moennig, and Leisha Hailey in The L Word Generation Q)

 

"The L Word: Generation Q" (2019-)

Show Created by: Ilene Chaiken, Kathy Greenberg, and Michele Abbott

Starring: Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig, Leisha Hailey, Arienne Mandi, Sepideh Moafi, Leo Sheng, Jacqueline Toboni, Rosanny Zayas 

 

Wiki Synopsis: Generation Q is set over ten years after The L Word, in the new setting of Silver Lake, Los Angeles. Several actors from the original series returned to reprise their roles alongside a new ensemble of diverse characters. The show centers on a group of diverse LGBTQIA+ characters experiencing love, heartbreak, sex, setbacks, personal growth and success in Los Angeles.

 
Stream "The L Word Generation Q" on Showtime through Amazon Prime Video or Hulu subscriptions!
 

Watch Trailer Here!
 
Listen to "The L Word: Generation Q" Season 1 Review & Analysis Episode
 
Music: 
Jose Gomez & Raymond Velez

 
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The L Word: Generation Q: Season 2 (2021) Trailer Reaction & Afterthoughts (The cast of The L Word: Generation Q 2019) 

 

"The L Word: Generation Q" (2019-)

Show Created by: Iene Chaiken Ilene Chaiken, Kathy Greenberg, and Michele Abbott

Starring: Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig, Leisha Hailey, Arienne Mandi, Sepideh Moafi, Leo Sheng, Jacqueline Toboni, Rosanny Zayas 

 

Wiki Synopsis: Generation Q is set over ten years after The L Word, in the new setting of Silver Lake, Los Angeles. Several actors from the original series returned to reprise their roles alongside a new ensemble of diverse characters. The show centers on a group of diverse LGBTQIA+ characters experiencing love, heartbreak, sex, setbacks, personal growth and success in Los Angeles.

 
Stream "The L Word Generation Q" on Showtime through Amazon Prime Video or Hulu subscriptions!
 

Watch Trailer Here!
 
Listen to "The L Word: Generation Q" Season 1 Review & Analysis Episode
 
Music: 
Jose Gomez & Raymond Velez

 
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"La Belle Saison" (2015) And How Bittersweet Endings Make Better Films (Analysis) (Izïa Higelin and Cécile de France in 2015's La Belle Saison/Summertime) 

 

"LA BELLE SAISON" / "SUMMERTIME" 

France/Belgium, 2015

Directed by: Catherine Corsini

Starring: Izïa Higelin, Cécile de France

 

IMDB Synopsis: A young woman moves from the French countryside to Paris and begins a passionate love affair with a feminist leader in this drama set in 1970s France.

 
Rent "La Belle Saison"/"Summertime" on Prime Video!
 

Watch Trailer Here!
 
Sources:
Willow and Thatch - Period Drama?
 
Virginia DeBolt - Summertime (La Belle Saison) Review - Old Ain't Dead 
 
Francoise Picq - The History of Feminist Movements in France
 
RFI - France's Women Liberation Movement Turns 50 
 
Music: 
Jose Gomez & Raymond Velez

 
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Killing Eve: Season 3 Analysis (Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer in Killing Eve) 

 

"Killing Eve" (US, 2018-)

Season 3 - U.S.A., 2020

Show Creator: Phoebe Waller-Bridge 

Starring: Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer

 

IMDB Synopsis: After a series of events, the lives of a security operative and an assassin become inextricably linked.

 
Stream "Killing Eve" on Hulu & BBC America online!
 

Watch Trailer Here!
 
Sources:
BBC America's "Killing Eve" to End with Upcoming Season 4 in 2022 - Peter White
 
Music: 
Jose Gomez & Raymond Velez

 
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