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Kunis / Portman Starrer 'Black Swan' Up for Venice Film Fest's Queer Lion Award

Kunis / Portman Starrer 'Black Swan' Up for Venice Film Fest's Queer Lion Award

Black Swan, Darren Aronofsky’s supernatural thriller starring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis as rival ballerinas, and peppered with lesbian subtext – will vy for the 67th Venice Film Festival’s Queer Lion collateral prize this September, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Black Swan, Darren Aronofsky’s supernatural thriller starring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis as rival ballerinas, and peppered with lesbian subtext – will vy for the 67th Venice Film Festival’s Queer Lion collateral prize this September, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The film festival launched its Queer Lion prize four years ago to honor films among the Venice line-up that deal with “homosexual themes or queer interests.”  Last year Tom Ford’s film based on the Christopher Isherwood story A Single Man, landed the Lion.

Also up for the Queer Lion are Run Lola Run director Tom Tykwer’s Drei, Swimming Pool and 8 Women director Francois Ozon’s Potiche, Antony Cordier’s Happy Few, Mauro Andrizzi;  Matteo Botrugno and Daniele Coluccini’s Et in Terra Pax and Daniele Segre’s Lisetta Carmi, un’animo in Cammino.”

A three-member jury will select the winner, to be announced September 10.

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.