Sixty years on, West Side Story still belongs to Anita (not Spielberg)

Image: Backstage.com Over the past month, I’ve had the thrill of seeing both West Side Stories, director Robert Wise’s 1961 version and Steven Spielberg’s recent remake, within days of each other at a cinema. They’re both, on first glance, very different. And so they should be. Seven decades removed you would hope there’d have been enough positive change for this story to be seen anew. … Continue reading Sixty years on, West Side Story still belongs to Anita (not Spielberg)

Mental Health in Lockdown

The usual tools to connect with society at large, especially within the Queer Community, are missing right now. They’re not going to suddenly return exactly as they were. Some of them will take generations to repair, if the time, the money, and the passion can even be found to repair them at all. We need to admit this to ourselves and to each other and start having a long and loud discussion about it if we’re going to maintain our mental health. Continue reading Mental Health in Lockdown