National Coming Out Day

Over the past year, postings on this site have been a bit sparse but one of the more significant ones was for the Things I Learned From the Movies Blogathon (just after National Coming Out Day 2016). It was my coming out on this blog, and those stories real and fictionalized matter. The short below has been released in the past year and made quite a big splash on fictionalized end.


The day matters not as a compulsory exercise but rather to raise awareness. Here’s an example of how a real-life coming out can have an impact on others (Yes, this means you need to read a long Instagram caption. #sorrynotsorry).

The decision to write this came after I received a message from a brave individual. Such message inspired me to shed light on an aspect of my private life which I have kept distant from my career in music. I came to fully recognize that I was gay when I was sixteen. I decided not to publicize my sexuality largely due to a matter of privacy, as I was still trying to find comfort and confidence within my own skin. Further, I always found conversations regarding music, politics, art, books – and the greatness of Nas’ catalog – to be far more interesting than what type of guy I was into. This is still true today. While this message is most definitely overdue, I encourage anyone who is navigating their sexuality to devote as much time as they need to the process of finding self-confidence, self-acceptance, and self-love. Hell, for me, it took years to write this message. Nevertheless, I figured now was the time to let a few more friends know that I am happy, I am here for you, and I am proud of who I am. Cheers -G

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Happy National Coming Out Day!


Short Film Saturday: Andy (2017)

It’s been a fairly long hiatus for posts on here (more on why that has been to follow). Today I happened to see a short I enjoyed and it’s Saturday, so I may as well bring back the Short Film Saturday theme.

It’s unrated but definitely NSFW, but tells a good tale of a vicious cycle of bullying. It also features Brendan Meyer whom I featured in my O, Canada! contribution this year.



Short Film Saturday: Pan-American Exposition by Night (1901)

The first obvious change in time during one piece of a motion picture is not an insignificant step at all but a crucial, necessary development in film grammar.


Short Film Saturday: The Uncle Josh Trilogy (1900-1902)

Many consider Uncle Josh to be not just the first protagonist of a film trilogy, but the first character on film period. Enjoy!


Short Film Saturday: How it Feels to Be Run Over (1900)

Titles at the beginning and end of a film were fairly common by this point. However, this film set a new precedent in the silent film art and added intertitles. They’re not the “best words” but they’re better than nothing.


Short Film Saturday: Panorama of Eiffel Tower (1900)

The first ever tilt was a big one!


Short Film Saturday: Namo Village, Panorama Taken from a Rickshaw (1900)

The reverse tracking shot is born.


Short Film Saturday: As Seen Through a Telescope (1900)

The telescope effect on film precedes the binocular effect. Here it is introduced with a comedic design.


Short Film Saturday: Grandma’s Reading Glass (1900)

The first POV close-ups in film history. Naturally enough the technique is introduced in a short whose concept centers around this idea.


Short Film Saturday: Let Me Dream Again (1900)

This is the first film to consciously rack and lose focus for effect, in this instance the introduction of a break in perceived reality. Quite funny!