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Alonso Duralde Guests On Harvey Brownstone Interviews

Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth Interview with Alonso Duralde, Film Critic, Podcaster,  and Author of “Hollywood Pride: A Celebration of LGBTQ+ Representation and Perseverance in Film”.

Alonso Duralde is a renowned film critic, journalist, author and podcaster whose movie reviews and commentaries have brought him great respect, both within the film industry and among the general public.

He’s held a number of prestigious positions, including artistic director at the USA Film Festival in Dallas, arts and entertainment editor at The Advocate magazine, film critic for MSNBC.com, senior film critic for The Wrap, and featured critic for Rotten Tomatoes. He co-hosted the T Y T Network program “What the Flick”, and he’s been a writer and editor for The Village Voice, Movieline, and Detour Magazine.

Currently, Alonso Duralde the Chief US Film Critic for The Film Verdict. In 2005 our guest wrote a great book entitled, “A Hundred and One Must-See Movies for Gay Men”. Five years later, he published another really fun book called “Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas”, which highlights the best – and worst – movies of the Yuletide season. A few years ago he followed that up with another wonderful book that he co-authored, entitled, “I’ll Be Home For Christmas Movies”.

He has just released his brand new book published by TCM entitled, “Hollywood Pride: A Celebration of LGBTQ+ Representation and Perseverance in Film”. This meticulously researched and beautifully written book reveals the fascinating and often suppressed history of the evolution of queer culture on film, spanning from the dawn of cinema, through the “pansy craze” of the 1930s, the Red Scare of the ‘50s, the New Queer Cinema of the ‘90s, all the way up to today, chronicling the evolution of LGBTQ+ storytelling.

This comprehensive book is entertaining and insightful, and highlights the most important, groundbreaking movies, and showcases the achievements not only of the actors, but also the writers, directors, producers, and others behind the scenes, whose achievements defined and exemplified the best of the film industry.

Alonso Duralde is a member of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and the National Society of Film Critics, and he currently co-hosts THREE highly popular podcasts: “Linoleum Knife”, “Maximum Film” and “Breakfast All Day”. He’s also appeared on CNN, PBS, TCM, ABC, in addition to being featured in numerous documentaries.

Harvey Brownstone is a retired judge of the Ontario Court of Justice and was the first openly gay judge in Canada. He is also the bestselling author of “Tug of War: A Judge’s Verdict on Separation, Custody Battles and the Bitter Realities of Family Court” and hosted “Family Matters with Justice Harvey Brownstone,” a television talk show on matters involving the family justice system.

​After a distinguished legal career, Harvey was appointed a judge at the age of 38 in 1995.  He has presided in family and criminal courts.   He has been a trailblazer in several ways.  He was the first openly gay judge in Canada.  He was the first sitting judge in the world to write a national best seller and to host a TV talk show.

​Harvey has been a role model and icon in the LGBTQ community.  When same-sex marriage was legalized in Canada in 2003, he was the only judge to make himself publicly available to officiate at weddings for lesbian and gay couples travelling to Toronto from all over the world to get married.  In 2007, he officiated at the wedding of Edith Windsor and Thea Spyer, the American couple whose marriage triggered the 2013 United States Supreme Court decision overturning the definition of “spouse” in the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

​In February 2021, Harvey launched his online talk show “Harvey Brownstone Interviews” on his own YouTube channel. He saw this as an interesting hobby.   Within several months, the show attracted hundreds of thousands – and then eventually, millions – of viewers.  Because of the overwhelming success of the show, Harvey decided to retire from the judiciary on December 31, 2021 after having presided as a full-time judge for 26 1/2 years.  Free from the constraints imposed upon judges regarding the expression of opinions and the endorsement of private enterprise, Harvey now happily devotes his full-time attention to hosting “Harvey Brownstone Interviews” as a regular member of the public – albeit one with a rather illustrious and unique career history.

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