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Elaina Patton

Elaina Patton is a freelance entertainment and culture writer.

Elaina Patton is a freelance entertainment and culture writer.


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In 'Mary & George,' a 17th century royal affair meets contemporary portrayals of sex and social climbing

The new Starz series "Mary & George," starring Julianne Moore and Nicholas Galitzine, is heavy on court intrigue, murderous plots and erotic love scenes.

In 'Ripley,' Andrew Scott channels queer-coded killers and noir antiheroes

Actor Andrew Scott has turned his attention to portraying perhaps one of the most memorable literary figures of the 20th century: Patricia Highsmith’s Tom Ripley.

'Housekeeping for Beginners' captures the raw beauty of queer 'found family'

Goran Stolevski's newest film, "Housekeeping for Beginners," is a heartbreaking and hopeful tale about a group of cohabiting outcasts in North Macedonia as they attempt to recover from the loss of their matriarch.

In 'Problemista,' Tilda Swinton and Julio Torres pay homage to problematic New Yorkers

The imaginative, New York-centric world of “Problemista” — Julio Torres’ feature directing debut — is a celebration of eccentric characters who are drawn to problematic situations.

Lesbian bars, broken hearts and dildos: Beanie Feldstein on the wild ride of ‘Drive-Away Dolls’

In his first solo directing venture, “Drive-Away Dolls,” Ethan Coen goes where no Coen brothers film has gone before: the lesbian sex comedy.

Lesbian cinema emerges from the shadows at NYC’s Sapph-o-Rama film event

Sapph-o-Rama, a new series at New York City's Film Forum, celebrates the decades-long history of lesbian cinema.

Kali Reis delivers another knockout performance in ‘True Detective: Night Country’

World champion boxer Kali Reis may be a relative newcomer to acting, but she stands toe-to-toe with co-star Jodie Foster in "True Detective: Night Country."

From staying power to star power: The rise of Matt Bomer

A decade after publicly coming out, Matt Bomer is up for another Golden Globe after a banner year playing dramatic gay figures in Fellow Travelers and Maestro.

From 'Passages' to 'Bottoms,' the 10 best LGBTQ films of 2023

This year's best LGBTQ queer films include "Passages," "Bottoms," "Eileen," "Kokomo City," "Blue Jean," "Monster," "Rotting in the Sun," "Of an Age" and "Eileen."
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'Maestro,' 'Rustin' and 'Nyad' score Golden Globe nods for portrayals of LGBTQ trailblazers

Bradley Cooper was nominated for “Maestro,” Colman Domingo was nominated for “Rustin” and Annette Bening and Jodie Foster were both nominated for “Nyad.”
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A 'renaissance of gay literature' marks a turning point for publishing

Exclusive data and industry experts — including publishers, booksellers and TikTok influencers — shed light on the yearslong surge in LGBTQ fiction sales.