New Porn Doc Offers a Rare Glimpse Into the Industry's Human History

If there's anything you can't accuse porn of being, it's "too boring" or "non-controversial." And yet, when I speak to Bryn Pryor, the director of X-Rated: The Greatest Adult Movies of All Time, he tells me that a lot of the documentary was edited down because Showtime thought it was just that—too much history, not… » 2/06/15 5:50pm 2/06/15 5:50pm

​Model Andreja Pejic Is Crowdfunding an Autobiographical Documentary

In July, Andreja Pejic, the Serbian-born Australian model who rose to fame for her androgynous look and style, came out as a trans woman. Now, she and a filmmaker friend are creating a documentary about her past as well as her uncertain future in modeling and are asking for support for their Kickstarter campaign. » 9/07/14 4:30pm 9/07/14 4:30pm

Is the Black Community Homophobic?: A Discussion With Yoruba Richen

Yoruba Richen's documentary The New Black (opening today at New York's Film Forum) achieves what seemed impossible before it: It examines the generalized notion that the black community is homophobic with specificity and subtlety. Using the backdrop of the fight for marriage equality in Maryland in 2012 (where it was… » 2/12/14 3:59pm 2/12/14 3:59pm

SeaWorld Is Scared Blackfish Will Make You Never Want to Visit Again

SeaWorld is up in arms about a new documentary that dives into the story behind captive killer whale Tilikum's killing of one of his trainers. Tilikum was captured by hunters and dragged away from his mother in 1983 when he was about 2 years old, and has lived in marine parks ever since. He's had other deadly run-ins… » 7/19/13 10:20am 7/19/13 10:20am

Here's the MIA Documentary Teaser Everyone Is Freaking Out About

M.I.A. is familiar with controversy. Coming from a grimy immigrant community in London, she's grown into superstardom all while casually lacing her songs with lyrics like, "like PLO, I don't surrender." But even after penetrating the mainstream with a performance at the Super Bowl (even that was marred with a… » 7/08/13 3:50pm 7/08/13 3:50pm

Online Demand Brings Goosebump-Inducing 'Girl Rising' to Theaters

Have you heard about Girl Rising, a unique documentary that is also kind of a reenactment? Narrated by big-name actresses like Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Salma Hayek, Frieda Pinto, Meryl Streep and Kerry Washington, the film is not just a film but a global campaign; the organizers explain: "We use the power of… » 4/04/13 11:10am 4/04/13 11:10am

Sex Lives of the Physically Handicapped Filmed for TV

Calling all fans of TLC's Strange Sex: If you're down to watch more brutally awkward, real-life sex encounters on TV, the UK's Channel 4 has got your back. Their new documentary titled Can Have Sex Will Have Sex examines the lives of four disabled people searching to fulfill their sexual needs while a camera crew… » 4/01/13 7:00pm 4/01/13 7:00pm

Righteous Feminist Documentary Wins Award at Film Fest

Badass feminists have taken this sexist world by storm, and filmaker Jennifer Lee documents a few of them in her new documentary, Feminist Stories from Women's Liberation. The film just won "Best of the Fest" in the Documentary category at the 2013 Los Angeles Women's Film Festival, and it looks like we all might… » 4/01/13 9:30am 4/01/13 9:30am

The Anita Hill Documentary Can Teach a New Generation About Sexual…

Saturday night at the Sundance Film Festival, the documentary titled Anita premiered. In the film, director Frieda Mock takes a look back at a look at Anita Hill and her sexual harassment testimony during Clarence Thomas's 1991 Supreme Court confirmation. Deadline Hollywood reports that Ms.Hill attended the premiere… » 1/21/13 4:20pm 1/21/13 4:20pm

Beyonce on Her New Documentary: 'I Always Battle with How Much I Reveal…

Here's a very quick teaser trailer for Beyonce's upcoming HBO documentary, which directed by Bey herself, is said to give us an inside look into the notoriously private singer's life. She says in voiceover, "I always battle with how much do I reveal about myself. If I'm scared, be scared. Allow it. Release it." » 12/03/12 7:45pm 12/03/12 7:45pm

Documentarian Says That Anna Wintour Is Warm and Gracious, Like a…

Thanks to Meryl Streep's uncanny performance of an Anna Wintour-like creature in The Devil Wears Prada, many of you might think that Anna Wintour is, in fact, a devil all dressed in Prada. What many people with an HBO subscription and spare time to toss into their Thursday-night television-watching tire fire will soon… » 12/02/12 4:30pm 12/02/12 4:30pm