TIFF Gets A Little Bit Gayer

8.18.2010

By Nick Stergiopoulos

We already wrote about the new films by John Cameron Mitchell and Francois Ozon that will premier at the Toronto International Film Festival. Now another gay filmmaker has been added to the prestigious lineup -- Dustin Lance Black

The Oscar-winning screenwriter of Milk is sitting in the director's chair this time around. His new film, What's Wrong With Virginia, filmed in seven weeks in Holland, Michigan, is an intimate drama starring Ed Harris and Jennifer Connelly. It tells the story of a love affair between a psychologically disturbed woman and the local married, Mormon sheriff. 

Dustin Lance Black is currently working on the screenplay of Clint Eastwood's Hoover, a biopic of the infamously queer FBI director. And since Leonardo diCaprio is starring as John Edgar, Black essentially has the power to make Leo dress in drag and kiss guys. Use it wisely!

-- NICK STERGIOPOULOS

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