Hugh Ryan

Stuff

How to Write a Young Adult Novel About a Gay Kid Without It Being a 'Gay Book'

Justin Sayre's "Husky" approaches adolescent queerness as not just a form of attraction, but as an aesthetic.
Hugh Ryan
10.10.15
Film

'Closet Monster' Is a Gay Coming-of-Age Tale with a Canadian Sense of Humor

Stephen Dunn's latest film delves into decidedly heavy topics—family violence, divorce, gay bashing, and coming out—with a light touch.
Hugh Ryan
9.13.15
Vice Blog

Finding the Language to Describe My Three-Person Relationship

Please don't call us a throuple.
Hugh Ryan
8.24.15
Stuff

How to Have Gay Sex Without Being Gay

We spoke to Jane Ward, author of Not Gay: Sex between Straight White Men, about the gay sex straight white guys have been having for centuries.
Hugh Ryan
8.9.15
Film

Why So Many Disney Villains Sound 'Gay'

The new documentary ‘Do I Sound Gay?’ explores the surprising number of mincing, sibilant animated villains with a penchant for extravagant hats.
Hugh Ryan
7.15.15
Stuff

Back in the Day, Lesbian Drag Kings Worked for the Mafia

Taking a look back at a forgotten chapter of queer history with novelist Lisa Davis.
Hugh Ryan
7.6.15
Film

Filming ​Mario Diaz, the Man Behind The Cock

In the aftermath of the AIDS crisis, Mario Diaz brought sex-positivity back to New York's gay scene with his club, The Dick. Now, documentary filmmaker Jon Bush is immortalising Diaz's party life on film in Club King.
Hugh Ryan
6.22.15
Stuff

Meet the First Black Woman to Play Yitzhak in 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' on Broadway

Jones brings her fearless style to one of the most coveted roles in theater today, as a former drag queen and Hedwig's lover.
Hugh Ryan
5.31.15
Film

What It's Like to Use 'Twin Peaks' as Your Guide to Adulthood

Travis Blue imitated Laura Palmer to get through a rough childhood, growing up queer in the Pacific Northwest. Now filmmaker Adam Baran wants to tell Blue's story.
Hugh Ryan
5.17.15
Film

The Canines of 'White God' Take Over Cannes in a Dark Portrayal of Europe's Moral Crisis

In White God, Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó casts a harrowing light on Europe's moral crisis.
Hugh Ryan
3.22.15
Stuff

The Failure of Male Societies: Author Andrew Smith Tackles Monsters and Sex

Andrew Smith's upcoming novel 'The Alex Crow' follows a young Syrian refugee who finds himself adopted by a deranged scientist working on reanimating dead species for the US government to use as spies.
Hugh Ryan
3.11.15
Photo

Gay Photography Legend James Bidgood Needs Help Buying a Camera

People often cite James Bidgood's photography as a precursor to David LaChapelle's work, but the legendary gay photographer needs help buying a camera.
Hugh Ryan
1.11.15
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