Franco says he doesn’t engage in gay sexual behavior or desires (as far as we know), but he’s always making gay work. It makes you wonder: What makes a person “queer” anyway? By Kristen Cochrane.
Todd Haynes’ Carol is a film that not only shows the female gaze, but a gaze of female desire towards other women. Kristen Cochrane explores this, as well as other aspects of the same-sex relationship portrayed in this beautiful new film.
For my latest Vogue piece, I did a recap of all the best sex stuff that happened in 2015 (aka the year that LOVE WON) from the year’s sexiest movies, to the best TED Talk on relationships, to the pop culture icons who are revolutionizing the way we think about sexual identity. Read it HERE :) – Karley Sciortino
As people who read this blog remember, the second season of Be Here Nowish (the web series I play a supporting role in and helped write) came out last month. The show is about two sexually progressive women who move to LA in search of a spiritual awakening. It’s super lol, and sweet, and queer, and if you’re into new age culture (or if you like to laugh at new age culture) then I suggest you watch it :) The…
Kristen Cochrane goes in-depth in this list of seminal films from the New Queer Cinema movement, that you need to see, like, RN.
Chatting with Alexandra Roxo and Natalia Leite, the girls behind the comedy web series Be Here Nowish, about sex scenes and spirituality. Season 2 premiers this week! Words by Lucie Allouche. Photos by Anny Lutwak. Styling by Maggie Dunlap.
I wrote an essay for the current issue of Purple Magazine about Bimbo Feminism and femininity as parody. P.S. Bimbo Feminism is officially my favorite phrase. xo Karley
In the new movie Grandma, Lily Tomlin plays a cool grandma helping her granddaughter get an abortion. Kristen Cochrane discusses the film, and looks back at the (generally awful) ways that abortion has historically been dealt with in film.
I learned everything I know from watching Clueless, Scream and Sabrina the Teenage Witch. An essay about feminism by Lizzi Sandell.
Kristen Cochrane examines Fire Song, a new film that recently premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, and discusses the way that gender identities are portrayed in film.