Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Groundswell A New LGBT Retreat & Ecovillage









In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ talks with Kyle DeVries one of the founders of Groundswell, a new LGBT retreat center and ecovillage two hours north of San Francisco. Just over a year old, Groundswell is about to begin its first full lineup of queer-focused programs starting with a forestry camp and an artists gathering. Groundswell’s retreat center is a rustic former kids camp set in a stunning natural environment. Across a year-round creek from the campus is Groundswell’s ecovillage, a residential and agricultural complex that aims to model sustainable queer-spirited living. The first program of the year is Forestry Camp held February 18th to 22nd which is an opportunity for people to learn about sustainable forest management and some woodsy crafting projects. In addition there will be an exploration of the connection between our LGBT community and nature around a roaring fire pit with s’mores. Then March 3rd to 6th Groundswell is organizing MUSE: Inspire which is an LGBT creatives retreat. A gathering for LGBTQ artists of all types, MUSE offers skill sharing, artistic inspiration, creative collaboration and plenty of time to connect with other LGBT creatives. This year’s focus is on who or what sparks inspiration and how LGBTQ people inspire the world. MUSE is a community creation and each year extends the opportunity for people to present their passions as an artist. We talked to Kyle about his inspiration for Groundswell and his spin on our LGBT issues.

When asked what his personal commitment is to LGBT civil rights DeVries stated, “As a gay man myself I feel full accomplishment of LGBT civil rights is a very personal means of legal protections for what I consider my extended community. I’ve been doing activism in the LGBT community for over a decade now starting with civil disobedience and community organizing actions like the equality ride and then continuing to do community organizing once I moved to California more in the arts spectrum. And Groundswell is another part of my commitment to LGBT equality because again we are trying to create a space that is advocating for the celebration of that otherness of being gay, or lesbian, or transgender or bisexual.”

Kyle DeVries also manages the nonprofit retreat center, helps care for the many animals and works with wood. Its non-human domestic residents include goats, alpacas, llamas, sheep, chickens, pigs, rabbits, guinea fowl and dogs. In addition to their content another unique aspect of Groundswell’s programs is their accessibility for people of all incomes. Every event offers work trade and scholarship opportunities for those who cannot afford the event registration fees so that financial means are not a barrier to access. The programs and retreat center are run by Groundswell Institute a non-profit that manages this accessibility through donations and renting out the facilities to other groups. The non-profit retreat center is just one aspect of Groundswell. The other is a residential community committed to sustainable, queer-spirited living. Currently with four full-time residents, the community plans to grow to become as many as 30 over the years.
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Diedra Meredith Leads LGBT Academy of Recording Arts









In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ talks with Diedra Meredith, CEO of OUTmusic Inc and Chairwoman of the LGBT Academy of Recording Arts that recently presented their 9th annual OUTmusic Awards. OUTmusic Inc. a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization was founded in 1990 by life partners Daniel Martin and Michael Biello in their East Village Apartment in New York City. They wanted to create a place where LGBT and queer music people could exercise their authentic freedom of expression openly and proudly. For 17 years Dan and Michael headed the organization until they sought new leadership in 2006. In 2007 Diedra Meredith, aka Deepa Soul, Billboard chart topping recording artist, was appointed as the new Chairwoman. Under her new leadership OUTmusic was re-founded as the LGBT Academy of Recording Arts creating the acronym LARA. LARA defines what OUTmusic is as the alliance of LGBT recording artists, creative industry professionals and patrons of the arts. We talked to Diedra about what she hopes to accomplish with LARA and her spin on our LGBT issues.

When asked what her personal commitment is to LGBT civil rights Meredith stated, “I am a person who sits on the great intersect because I’m Afro-American, I’m a woman, I’m openly lesbian and I can’t imagine not doing the work that I’m doing without bringing to the table the way I was raised in the deep south of New Orleans. We were born into the civil rights movement; there wasn’t a choice from the first breathe that we took we became civil rights activists just because of what we were up against. I still saw signs when I was a little girl No Coloreds Allowed. In 1970 I still saw atrocities of what happens to people like me and it’s still happening. So when it comes to LGBT civil rights I don’t have a division but unfortunately in the Afro-American community I sit at the intersect where they don’t want me to bring up that I’m a lesbian but I do because it is a civil right. I’m an American. I’m a law-biding citizen. It is my right and I am right. I’m Afro-American, I’m a woman, I’m lesbian and I deserve every civil right that every man has. It’s my commitment to human civil rights period”.

Diedra Meredith in her early years as a recording artist landed twice in the top 4 on Billboard Club Play Charts. She hit instant success with her first record when she was discovered and produced by Superstar DJ/Producer Junior Vasquez who is responsible for producing mega crossover dance hits for Cher, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Mary J Blige, Elton John and many more. She is currently in discussions to obtain a broadcast or streaming deal for the 10th Annual OUTmusic Awards in the same cultural vein as The Grammys, Country Music Awards, The Black Music Awards and the Latin Grammy Awards. Diedra believes that with a more commercial presence, LARA will help support the growing LGBT music and entertainment industry.
For More Info: thelara.org







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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

SAGE & Friends Miami LGBT Fundraising Event









In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ talks with Elizabeth Schwartz, Co-chair of the Board of Directors of SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders) about their upcoming event that takes place February 6th in Miami at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables from 6P to 8P. The evening will be honoring LGBT Pioneer Activists Ruth Berman and Connie Kurtz. The SAGE & Friends Miami fundraising event supports SAGE's important work on behalf of LGBT older adults locally and nationally. This generation of gays and lesbians who are now approaching their 70s and 80s are unfortunately facing new discriminations as they age. Entering independent and assisted living facilities as well as receiving other services has presented enormous problems for some elderly gay and lesbians who must confront a still existing ignorance that forces them back into the closet. One of SAGE’s missions is to educate these facilities and all services offered to our older LGBT population so that they can continue to enjoy this stage of their lives with a sense of openness and acceptance. The SAGE & Friends Miami event will be an evening of cocktails and delicious snacks at a gorgeous venue, all for an effective organization and critical cause. We talked to Elizabeth about this fabulous event and her spin on our LGBT issues.

When asked what her personal commitment is to LGBT civil rights Schwartz stated, “I’ve always been committed to this cause. I’ve been involved in LGBT activism for decades and on various issues but especially since I’ve seen older people in my life get exploited and taken advantage of and left destitute, it’s definitely been a real call to action. But I’ll say even through action, I worked to repeal the marriage ban and to repeal the adoption ban in the state of Florida and to do lots of work to agitate for change, I’m very mindful that marriage equality came too late for many people in our community and definitely came too late for a lot of older adults who perhaps might have been with their partners for decades but weren’t married long enough to get social security survivor benefits, weren’t married in the right jurisdiction or died too soon or lost parental rights because they weren’t able to adopt soon enough. So I feel like while many people seem to be thinking that marriage equality means, we’re done, we’re out, I feel like doubling down now and I feel like now is when we really need to ramp-up and tweak the rights for the rest of everyone else for whom marriage came too late or it doesn’t solve the problem. You know like folks who are still working and so you get married on Sunday and Monday get fired from their job, treatment that LGBT older adults are receiving in nursing homes and facilities are so abominable and there is so much we can do and I feel since we got the momentum from our marriage win and folks are starting to wake up and see like, OK maybe LGBT people are humans deserving rights and dignity that now is our opportunity to keep that momentum going and to really ramp-up the protections that we provide for everyone in our community.”

Elizabeth Schwartz has been practicing law since 1997 and is one of Florida's best-known advocates for the legal rights of our LGBT community. While her firm equally works with straight and gay clients in matters of family law, estate planning and probate, she has been at the forefront of providing crucial legal protections for LGBT families. Elizabeth lectures locally, nationally and internationally about the impact of nationwide marriage equality and the continued importance of LGBT couples protecting their loved ones through estate planning, stepparent and second parent adoption.
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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Ken Henderson Creating Change With Entertainment









In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ talks with Ken Henderson Executive Director of Richmond/Ermet AID Foundation that for over twenty years has raised millions of dollars by producing Broadway quality entertainment events and galas to advance HIV treatments and support AIDS services until there is a cure. Recently REAF has expanded its fundraising focus to the Bay Area’s growing demand for two new areas by providing food for the needy and programs that support homeless, disadvantaged and disenfranchised youth. On February 1st REAF presents “One Night Only Benefit Cabaret” with the touring cast of the Tony Award-winning cast of “Jersey Boys” that takes place at Brava Theater 2781 24th Street in San Francisco at 7:30P. Songs from “Jersey Boys” will not be performed but instead they will provide an evening of music, dance and comedy. We talked to Ken about this fabulous philanthropy and stellar entertainment organization and his spin on our LGBT issues.

When asked what his personal commitment is to LGBT civil rights Henderson stated, “As a gay man that’s one of the most important things I think in my life is trying to have equality and full rights like everyone else. I’ve been involved with HIV fundraising for the last 22 years but I’ve been around and seen the impact HIV has had on our community and I’ve seen the changes in our community. We fought hard for the rights that we have and it's advanced much faster than I ever thought it would. Having marriage equality and everything across the country not just in one or two places, has been a huge impact, although I know we have a Republican caucus coming up that is trying to change all of that and it’s not a time to let our guard down. We have to fight harder than ever to make sure that the rights we have won continue to exist and that we continue to advance.”

Ken Henderson serves as Executive Director of REAF and has served as Co-Producer for REAF events since its inception in 1994 when founders Barbara Richmond and Peggy Ermet called Joe Seiler and Ken with an idea of producing a benefit to honor both their sons and help raise funds to help support the HIV/AIDS agencies that provided services for their sons before they died; they both readily accepted. Doug Ermet had been an especially close friend to Ken and Joe and it seemed a great way to pay tribute to their great friend as well as make a significant contribution to the fight against AIDS. Ken’s love of theatre made Barbara and Peggy’s appeal even more inviting. Ken also maintains a graphic design business and has worked with many non-profits on their fundraising events. As one of the original founders of REAF he has helped create REAF’s vision and oversee most of REAF’s event committees. In addition to co-producing the  “One Night Only Benefit Cabaret” series of fundraisers for REAF and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS they produce "Help is on the Way" and "Help is on the Way for the Holidays” productions. Additionally Ken has been the key contact for corporate underwriting for REAF overseeing the beneficiary selection process as the chief administrative officer and donates his graphic design skills and time to the foundation. Ken is motivated by so many friends he has lost to AIDS and those still fighting the battle, but as we move closer toward a cure there’s still a lot more work to do to end this epidemic once and for all. 
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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Jen Richards Creates New LGBT Web Series









In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ talks with writer-actress Jen Richards about her fabulous new web series HER STORY. The series is co-written by Jen who we first became familiar with on the reality series I AM CAIT and Laura Zak from the tello series #HASHTAG. On January 19th this groundbreaking series will release its six-episode first season on their website and YouTube. The scripted new series follows Violet (Jen Richards) and Paige (Angelica Ross) as two transgender women in Los Angeles who have almost given up on love when suddenly chance encounters renew their hope for happiness. Violet is drawn to Allie (Laura Zak), a reporter who approaches her for an interview while career-driven Paige meets James (Christian Ochoa), the first man she considers opening up to in years. Like trans actress Laverne Cox who plays a transgender character in ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK all the transgender roles in HER STORY are played by transgender actresses which keeps this series uniquely genuine. We talked to Jen about her inspiration for HER STORY and her spin on our LGBT issues.

When asked what she would like to see happen for LGBT equality in the next few years Richards stated, “I think I’d like to see just more of everything. My particular focus lately has been representation in media and I’d like to see trans representation flourish. I’d like to see gender queer representation and non-binary representation. I’d like to see us as both heroes and villains. I’d like to see us as love partners. I’d like to see us as doctors and lawyers. I’d like to see us on screen where our trans identity wasn’t the only reason we’re part of the story; we’re part of larger stories that include the full portrayal of our complicated lives and identities. Then beyond trans representation I think more than anything I would like to see a real reduction in violence against trans women of color that’s been really horrifying to me and I’ve been working behind the scenes for many years. In some ways HER STORY is a reaction to those kinds of events. I’d like to see everything from large corporations to local ma & pa shops start hiring trans people. I’d like to see trans people protected in schools, that they feel safe there and they can get an education. I’d like to see religious communities accept trans people as members of their flocks and help keep them protected as well.”

Jen Richards received her BA in Philosophy from Shimer College, studied at Oxford University and in Kyoto, Japan. She has published articles, lectured and led workshops on a variety of topics across the country as well as being a consultant and advocate focusing on nonprofit management and gender and racial justice working with national organizations and media projects. Jen was also featured in Logo’s “Beautiful As I Want To Be”, several episodes of AOL’s “True Trans” with Laura Jane Grace and appears in videos for BuzzFeed and OWN. She was previously the Co-Founder and Director of “The Trans 100” and creator of “We Happy Trans” a website dedicated to celebrating positive transgender experiences that has received national media attention. HER STORY’s Executive Producer is Eve Ensler, produced by Katherine Fisher/Speed of Joy Productions and directed by Sydney Freeland with cinematography by Bérénice Eveno. This groundbreaking web series features predominantly LGBTQ women, on and off-screen and premiers on January 19th.
For More Info: herstoryshow.com
 
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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Filmmaker Tim McCarthy Global LGBT Mission









In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ talks with Filmmaker Tim McCarthy about his recent trip to Uganda to complete the filming of his documentary “Voices of the Abasiyazzi – Combatting Homophobia in Uganda” that he is producing with Pepe Julian Onziema. Abasiyazzi is the Ugandan equivalent of the American word queer. McCarthy has been exploring our LGBT community in Uganda since 1999 and filming his documentary on location for the last five years. Tim tells us that Uganda is fifty years behind our country in achieving LGBT equality. His work in Uganda also includes teaching video techniques to our Ugandan LGBT community so they can continue to tell their stories. Tim has traveled the world exploring and filming LGBT culture in 91 countries and all 7 continents. He has built an incredible LGBT film archive that he is in the process of preserving. We talked to Tim about the inspiration for his work and his spin on our LGBT issues.

When asked what his personal commitment is to LGBT civil rights McCarthy stated, “I came out at thirteen years old because it was essential to me for my own life. I knew that coming out was my only way to really hold on to who I was because it was something of value that I knew I had. I didn’t understand what it was but I knew it was there. My entire life, I’m now 58, has been fighting for LGBTI rights, not just here in the United States but around the planet. My life’s dedication is to every single country there is and finding our people, particularly going to non-American, non-Capitalistic, non-Christian places and seeing how LGBTI people live there and of course we have. I’ve been to 91 countries now and I’ve never failed to find us. But what’s important in that is in our society there’s still the understanding in some rightwing quarters that we are not proper and that AIDS was God’s revenge and a variety of other crazy things. When you go to non-American, non-Capitalistic, non-Christian places you see that we exist there. So those arguments fundamentally are false and the empirical evidence is inequitable. To me my entire life has been spent fighting for but not just us as a people, to be clear with you, but for me as a person. I deserve to know who I am before I die and that is what I extend to everyone.”

Tim McCarthy is an LGBT Video Historian who has traveled the world since April 1990 in search of LGBT culture in 91 countries so far and all 7 continents. Some of Tim's archival footage appeared in the Oscar Nominated documentary "How To Survive A Plague". He is also an award winning filmmaker and has filmed Life Portraits with Harry Hay, James Broughton, Marvin Liebman, Urvashi Vaid, Barney Frank, Edward Albee, Steve Endean, Barbara Gittings and hundreds of others. He is currently completing his documentary “Voices of the Abasiyazzi – Combatting Homophobia in Uganda” and in the process of preserving his archive of our LGBT stories and Provincetown’s video archives at liptv.us.
For More Info: abasiyazzi.com







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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Fabulous Gay Memoir “After Woodstock” By Elliot Tiber









In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ talks with writer/producer Elliot Tiber about his third volume of memoirs entitled “After Woodstock.” The book completes his trilogy following the critically acclaimed “Palm Trees on the Hudson” and his breakout bestseller “Taking Woodstock” co-written with Tom Monte and made into a feature film by director Ang Lee. During the summer of ’69 Tiber helped start the gay liberation movement and saved the Woodstock Festival from cancellation. This must-read book and perfect XMAS present begins as Elliot heads to Hollywood to fulfill his dreams in the movie industry driving his recently purchased Cadillac with a duffle bag filled with $50,000 in cash all acquired from his Woodstock Festival windfall. Finally breaking free from his parents he heads on a cross-country road trip adventure with just the guidance of maps provided by his father. Hollywood doesn’t quite turn out as he expected but the adventure continues. Along the way Tiber meets the love of his life Belgian playwright and director André Ernotte. Over the course of their twenty-seven year relationship, Tiber realizes his potential as a humorist and writer and finds a way to cope with his difficult mother whose second wedding in the hills of Israel gives new meaning to the Wailing Wall. The relationship is tested by the AIDS crisis and a string of professional disappointments but ultimately endures the test of time. We talked to Tiber about the inspiration for his new memoir and his spin on our LGBT issues.

When asked what his personal commitment is to LGBT civil rights Tiber stated, “It’s amazing to me there is such a movement and such an organization that’s worldwide because when I was coming out there were no groups, there was nobody to talk to. There were no companions, no people you could come out and say ‘Hey I’m gay and you’re gay let’s be friends’, no such thing. So seeing this develop into a movement it’s very inspiring to me and hopeful to me. I’m 80 years old now, it’s a little late for me and I’m in forced celibacy now at 80. I feel good that the new generation have a model someplace to look to find some answers and carry on with their own lives and hopefully these people go the next step further. I don’t know what that would be at the moment but the next step further so that we’re all equal which we should be.”

 Elliot Tiber has written and produced numerous award winning plays, musical comedies, television shows and films. As a professor of comedy writing and performance he has taught at the New School University and Hunter College in Manhattan. His first novel, “Rue Haute” was a bestseller in Europe and was published in the US under the title “High Street”. His second book “Taking Woodstock” was made into a fabulous 2009 film by Ang Lee starring Demetri Martin, Henry Goodman, Dan Fogler, Eugene Levy, Imelda Staunton, Emile Hirsch and Liev Schrieber. Currently Tiber is a highly sought-after lecturer and hopes he can inspire new LGBT generations with his latest memoir “After Woodstock: The True Story of a Belgian Movie, an Israeli Wedding and a Manhattan Breakdown” published by Square One Publishers and available on Amazon.
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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Kate Clinton LGBT Year End Review & More









In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ talks with Kate Clinton our favorite political humorist about her annual LGBT year end review and chat about what 2016 will bring. This has definitely been the year for marriage equality with the Supreme Court ruling finally making gay and lesbian marriage legal in all fifty states. Now we’re focusing on ENDA the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and transgender rights as Caitlyn Jenner and others have advanced these long overdue issues to the forefront. Kate also talked about how fabulous that more LGBT stories have found their way into mainstream media including the Tony Award winning musical “Fun Home” on Broadway and Phyllis Nagy’s latest screenplay “Carol” starring Cate Blanchett that recently won the New York Film Critics Circle for Best Screenplay and Best Film. We talked to Kate about how even though we have accomplished marriage equality in America we still have a lot more work to do to achieve full LGBT equality.

When asked what she would like to see happen for LGBT civil rights in 2016 Clinton stated, “What I would like to see for LGBT rights in 2016 is a continuation of what I see as a whole exciting new generation of LGBT leaders, and they wouldn’t even say they’re leaders because they don’t have a hierarchical idea of what they do. They’re activists, they’re feminists, and the people who are moving for example the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement and these are young black feminists, some gay some straight and they’re involved in that and fearless, absolutely fearless work in immigration. So I think there’s this incredible new generation of LGBT activists who are in so many other wonderful social movements like the movement for climate change, the movement for women’s reproduction rights and I’m very excited and I want to see a continuation of that into 2016 because they are great activists, great strategists, they’re unbelievably hopeful and joyful and not stung by the outrageous slings of the internet. They just go on and they really make a difference in everyday people’s lives. In immigration some young people are doing voter registration and telling people ‘Well I can’t vote because I’m undocumented. I know you don’t care about voting but would you vote for me if I were voting?’ I think it’s fabulous. I’m very excited about what’s happening and hoping that we can make the connection with electoral politics. Just two words, Supreme Court. I’m done…”

Clinton is also very involved with NCLR (The National Center for Lesbian Rights) and LPAC (Lesbian Political Action Committee) conceptualized by her wife Urvashi Vaid to give lesbians a real and meaningful seat at the political table. LPAC is a political action committee (PAC) that builds the political power of LGBTQ women by electing candidates who champion LGBTQ rights, women’s equality and social justice. With 2016 being a presidential election year it is crucial that we elect candidates that support women’s rights and our LGBT community. Currently Kate is working on a new book of essays and about to launch her new show WAKE UP CALL she’ll be performing nationally in 2016.
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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Writer Phyllis Nagy Discusses Her Film “Carol” (AUDIO)









UPDATE: Phyllis Nagy has been nominated for an Oscar Best Adapted Screenplay for “Carol”
In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ talks with writer-director Phyllis Nagy about her latest screenplay “Carol” starring Cate Blanchett in the title role that just won her the New York Film Critics Circle for Best Screenplay. Actually "Carol" also won the New York Film Critics Circle for Best Film. This much anticipated romantic film is an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s important novel “The Price of Salt” that endured a 18 year journey to bring it to the screen. The movie follows two women from very different class backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. As a period piece it's beautifully directed by Todd Haynes who also won New York Film Critics Circle for Best Director along with cinematographer Ed Lachman who won New York Film Critics Circle for Best Cinematography. “Carol” is an important film to see especially by our LGBT millennial generation to reflect just how far our community has advanced. Nagy delivers a beautiful and honest story within the conventional norms of the time. The story is about a young woman in her 20s, Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) who is working as a saleswoman in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol (Cate Blanchett), an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage. As an immediate connection sparks between them, the innocence of their first encounter becomes more challenging as their love deepens. When Carol breaks free from the confines of marriage her husband (Kyle Chandler) begins to question her competence as a mother as her involvement with Therese and her relationship with her best friend Abby (Sarah Paulson) come to light. The refreshing aspect to “Carol” is that the story is not problematic because the relationship is between two women but instead the characters just have complicated issues like everyone else. We talked to Phyllis about her journey bringing “Carol” to fruition and her spin on our LGBT issues.

When asked what her personal commitment is to LGBT civil rights Nagy stated, “I’m an out lesbian, I always have been and I think by leading my life openly as possible and trying to inspire other people to do that and help other people do that, I don’t know if there could be a bigger commitment than that, to inspire people not to hide, let’s say. When one’s creating one’s work it’s important to include out interesting characters. They don’t have to be saints. It’s preferable that they’re not, but that they are presented as real people with real complexities who are neither burdened by having the weight of centuries of sexual attitudes behind them nor burdened by having to represent every single gay person on earth. Just real honest characters behaving in a world that either accepts them or does not, but how they behave in that space reflects well on them.”

“Carol” is Phyllis Nagy’s second film with Number 9 Films and Killer Films. Their first collaboration was the Emmy nominated HBO film “Mrs. Harris” written and directed by Nagy. Phyllis’s stage adaptations and translations have also included Patricia Highsmith’s “The Talented Mr. Ripley”, Chekhov’s “The Seagull” and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter”. Currently she’s at work on two new film adaptations of “The Trap” a novel by Melanie Raabe for TriStar and “The Luneburg Variation” a novel by Paolo Maurensig for Raindog Films, with Colin Firth attached to star. “Carol” is now playing in limited release by The Weinstein Company.
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