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2nd annual LGBT film festival hits Charlotte in late January

The second annual GayCharlotte Film Festival is upon us. Don’t miss the Lesbian & Gay Community Center’s fun and exciting winter event this Jan. 28-31.

Organizers promise the festival will be bigger and better than last year’s.

Javier Beltrán and Robert Pattinson star in the Spanish-British drama “Little Ashes,” showing at the

Javier Beltrán and Robert Pattinson star in the Spanish-British drama “Little Ashes,” showing at the

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“We have such a huge variety of hot gay boy flicks, lesbian movies, and general audience docs and comedies that we may need the additional venue to fit everything in,” explains Festival Director Teresa Davis. “We also have movies that, while gay-themed, will definitely appeal to our straight allies.”

Among some of the anticipated films are “Little Ashes,” staring Robert Pattinson of “Twilight” fame. In the film, Pattinson portrays gay/bi-curious, Spanish artist Salvador Dali.

“This beautifully-made movie will certainly appeal to straight art enthusiasts while, at the same time, giving gay guys a chance to watch Pattinson in sexual encounters with other guys!” Davis exclaims jokingly.

But, don’t worry women — the film festival hasn’t forgotten you. For lesbian audiences, the romantic comedy “Drool” will give gals the opportunity

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to ‘drool’ over Laura Harring who played the irresistible Rita in “Mulholland Drive.”

The Center’s event kicks off with an opening night gala, including a special “Little Ashes” showing with Spanish tapas, sangria and music. A Sunday grand finale will feature one of the newest blockbusters to hit the LGBT festival circuit.

For more information on the GayCharlotte Film Festival, schedules, tickets and more, visit GayCharlotteFilmFestival.com. : :

This article was published in the Jan. 9 – Jan. 22 print edition.

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