Guys, our plan is working. You know, the plan to take over Hollywood? It’s like Item #5 on the Gay Agenda? Yeah. So anyway, an unabashedly queer movie just won the Grand Jury Dramatic Prize at Sundance, which hasn’t happened since 2006.
The award, which is a reliable predictor of a movie’s success, went to The Miseducation of Cameron Post, which had already attracted buzz prior to the festival thanks to its story about a teenager (Chloe Grace Moretz) sent to gay Christian conversion camp after being caught with the prom queen.
The last time a Grand Jury Prize went to a queer-themed feature film was in 2006 for Quinceañera.
The award is a good sign for Cameron Post’s future in Hollywood. Last year’s top prize went to I don’t feel at home in this world anymore, which subsequently landed a prominent deal with Netflix, and winners in previous years have proceeded to nab Best Picture nominations at the Academy Awards. And you can expect Cameron Post to do some serious damage when it’s inevitably screened for those bleeding heart liberals in Hollywood around Oscar season. (They fall so easily into our traps!) So yeah, Cameron Post is probably going to be a real contender. Well done, queers.
Additionally, none other than Ru Fucking Paul assumed the task of selecting the winners of the NEXT Innovator Award, which went to any “bold” movies showcasing innovative, forward-thinking approaches to storytelling. And in true dramatic fashion, Ru announced a first-ever tie (which technically isn’t that shocking since the category itself is entirely new.) Anyway, the most innovative films of the 2018 Sundance Festival, according to Ru, were Jordana Spiro’s Night Comes On, and Jeremiah Zagar’s We the Animals — the latter of which is adapted from a novel by the openly gay Justin Torres. Raul Castillo of Looking stars as a father of three boys, one of whom is secretly gay. Again, well done queers. Well done.