In her recent podcast, Sarah Silverman commented about the recent casting of Kathryn Hahn as the late Jewish comedian Joan Rivers. Speaking on her podcast, the comedian remarked: “There’s this long tradition of non-Jews playing Jews, and not just playing people who happen to be Jewish, but people whose Jewishness is their whole being. One could argue, for instance, that a gentile playing Joan Rivers correctly would be doing what is actually called ‘Jewface.’” Silverman…"Sarah Silverman Talks Casting Non-Jews As Jews"
The release of Happiest Season on Hulu has led to a stir of debates but this critic is done with the trope of not being out to family in films. Where are the films about being out and having an accepting family? Why is it that the biggest LGBTQ rom-com this year forces a love interest into the closet? There are other ways of presenting LGBTQ rom-coms but shoving someone into the closet isn’t it. …"Happiest Season: The Not-Out-To-Family Trope"
Based on the novel of the same name, Disobedience is the epic romance film that the Orthodox Jewish LGBTQ community has been waiting for. The film is the second consecutive film from director Sebastián Lelio to hit very close to home for this film critic–being both a transgender woman and a member of the Orthodox Jewish LGBTQ community. Sebastián Lelio, who also directed A Fantastic Woman starring Daniela Vega, and Rebecca Lenkiewicz adapted Naomi Alderman’s award-winning…"Tribeca 2018: Disobedience: The Epic Orthodox Jewish Lesbian Romance"
The 2018 Tribeca Film Festival kicks off this week with the world premiere of Love, Gilda at the Beacon Theatre. The festival runs April 18-29, 2018. There’s a lot that I’m looking forward to covering but most importantly, Disobedience is the film that hits home the most as an Orthodox Jewish transgender woman. In the follow up to the Oscar-winning A Fantastic Woman, Sebastián Lelio directs Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, and Alessandro Nivola. As with anyone…"Tribeca 2018: What I’m Looking Forward To"
Disobedience is one of the many films to make its world premiere at next month’s Toronto International Film Festival. It’s also one to hit close to home in that it is set within an Orthodox Jewish community involves a same-sex romance. Directed by Sebastián Lelio from a screenplay by Lelio and Rebecca Lenkiewicz, the film stars Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola. The film is an adaptation of the award-winning novel of the same…"TIFF: Disobedience focuses on Lesbian Romance in Orthodox Jewish community"