Wednesday, September 14, 2016

2016 Q&A With Reel Pride - Tiana Perez


Tiana Perez - Director of Volunteers
Check out the Reel Pride Film Festival Website HERE

What’s your favorite film of 2016?

My favorite film of 2016 is our closing night film, “Other People.” It taps into every emotion and you’ll find yourself stopping a tear with a laugh. I think the storyline is definitely original for an LGBT film. Instead of focusing on the typical coming out story, this film centers around parents with different degrees of acceptance and really questions what happens when you realize you may only be left with a parent who doesn’t accept you. To put the cherry on top of a great movie, one of my favorite SNL stars, Molly Shannon, plays a lead role.

What film would you like to see remade as an LGBT film?

Well, it hasn’t been made into a movie (yet) but I’d love to see an LGBT spin on “Wicked.” Every time I’ve gone to watch the play I find myself muttering “kiss her” when they are singing, “Changed for the Better”

I also feel like “50 Shades of Gray” should be remade as an LGBT film only because I’d love the title “50 Shades of Gay.”

What’s the last series you binge watched?

The last series I binge watched was “Stranger Things” and it was absolutely phenomenal!!! I loved the retro 80s setting and the synthesizer music.

Who is your dream celebrity date?

I’m a glutton for awesome women so it’s hard for me to pick just one. Years ago I would have said Angelina Jolie, but I think my adult self is slightly intimidated by her, mostly because the thought of having children is still slightly terrifying to me and she comes as a package deal with a whole army of children. Also, I’ve come to appreciate much more than a sexy glare and beautiful lips and I find myself more and more attracted to funny and independent women who can crack a joke and carry an intellectual conversation. So I think my top celebrity dream dates would be, Tina Fey and Anna Kendrick.

Who would play you in a movie?

I picture someone like Rebel Wilson being perfect to play me in a musical movie about my life that would probably be called, “Pitch, Please!”

What film are you embarrassed to say you’ve never seen?

I feel like there are a few “classics” that people are always surprised to find out I’ve never seen, but I think most people are shocked when I tell them I’ve never seen “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Truth is, I’ve seen parts of it and it didn’t look like a very wonderful life at all.

What are you looking forward to at this year’s Reel Pride Film Festival?

I’m looking forward to meeting all the wonderful cast members, filmmakers, and special guests we have lined up. In my three years on the board, this is probably the largest line up of guests we’ve ever had.

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