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Fall Preview: Much to look forward to in fall film releases

New Jim Carrey movie

The Kids Are All Right” may not be the only queer film represented at the Oscars next year. As award season looms, so do “Howl” with James Franco and “I Love You, Phillip Morris,” a romantic comedy pairing Jim Carrey with Ewan McGregor.

Less gay but with the potential to turn the butchest queen into a screamer is “Burlesque,” Christina Aguilera’s big-screen debut and Cher’s first starring role in over a decade.

No doubt there will be gay and lesbian characters and subplots sprinkled in other mainstream entertainments — who knew two months ago “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” would be so queer or “The Last Exorcism” would have a gay twist?

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‘Genderblind’ screens at Black Gay Pride

Lanita Joseph

The story of a young, African-American Christian woman who grapples with her identity and eventually falls in love with another woman is the basic premise for the movie “Genderblind,” showing at this year’s Black Gay Pride.

But what filmmaker, artist and dancer LaNita Joseph, 27, didn’t know when she made “Genderblind” is the somewhat large controversy that would surround her small-budget movie.

“It’s become so controversial. I didn’t realize it would be that way,” says Joseph, who wrote, produced and directed the film.

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‘Patrik, Age 1.5’ explores gay couple’s unusual adoption

Patrik, Age 1.5

How do you say “Lifetime Television” in Swedish? The story told in “Patrik, Age 1.5” (“Patrik 1,5”), which debuted in last year’s Out on Film, is very familiar, but in most versions the principal couple is heterosexual. (“Breakfast with Scot” was a recent exception.)

Göran (Gustaf Skarsgård) and Sven (Torkel Petersson) are not hetero, and they’ve got the wedding rings to prove it. Oh, Sven was married to a woman once, and she brings their reluctant 16-year-old daughter around periodically to remind him.