The National's Bryce Dessner composed the soundtrack for Netflix's recent documentary The Death And Life of Marsha P. Johnson about the LGBTQ civil rights pioneer, and a selection from his score is included in the new 7-Inches For Planned Parenthood benefit compilation. It's given the tributary title "For Marsha P. Johnson." You can listen to…
by Charles Mudede Netflix It's a complicated story. But here are the essentials: Not long after the documentary The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson became available on Netflix, its white gay director, David France (he received an...Show More Summary
David France’s award-winning documentary, The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, has ignited a firestorm of controversy since it debuted on Netflix on October 6. Allegations have surfaced that the film includes uncredited work from Reina Gossett, a transgender woman of color, filmmaker, and activist who has spent years archiving the life of Johnson, a LGBT-rights […]
On Friday, David France’s award-winning film, The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, began streaming on Netflix. It is a stirring piece of art that explores the controversial death of Johnson, a black woman who was an icon of transgender rights in the United States. Her attitude toward the cultural conservatism of the time was captured […]
Reina Gossett has claimed that director David France made The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson based on a grant application video she made with Sasha G. Wortzel.
Victoria Cruz, a dogged crime-victim advocate in New York City, has taken on one last case before retirement. She wants to solve the mysterious 1992 death of Marsha P. Johnson -- a trans woman like Cruz herself -- who's body was pulled from the Hudson river after disappearing the evening before. Read more...
Trans filmmaker says David France stole her work for his Netflix documentary about an LGBTQ rights icon.
"Marsha was a friend of mine so I had a personal imperative to revisit her story."
The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson premiered this weekend amidst controversy.
In July 1992, transgender firebrand and Stonewall riots icon Marsha Johnson – a beaming, generous and inspiring fixture in New York’s Village scene -- was found dead in the Hudson River. Ever since, the transgender community has refused to believe the police’s conclusion that her death was a suicide....
David France’s shattering new documentary The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson begins with its subject’s 1992 funeral and a procession in which men and women angrily scream at police, who stare ahead, blank-faced. At least the cops don’t beat them senseless, the way they might have 25 years ... More »
A new documentary unearths new evidence, and celebrates the life of the legendary transgender activist and bon vivant.
In the earliest days of the gay rights movement, the sight of a man wearing a dress was one of the most visible and shocking symbols of queerness. It’s what a lot of sheltered Americans thought of as “gay”—a man who wanted to live as a woman—and it’s what many of them mocked and feared. Political activism and popular… Read more...
Looking for something to stream while you Netflix and chill? Check out our picks for new films streaming this month below, including How to Survive A Plague, Queens and Cowboys and The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson. How to Survive a Plague (201… Read The post ‘Marsha P. Show More Summary
"A life that launched a revolution, a death that remains a mystery..."
Netflix is quickly building up a large library of true crime documentaries, but subjects of those documentaries aren’t normally as famous as Marsha P. Johnson. A leading figure in the gay rights movement in the ‘60s, Johnson was found dead in the Hudson River in 1992, but there was no investigation because the police… Read more...
The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, directed by David France (How to Survive a Plague) has been making the rounds on the festival circuit and is coming to Netflix on October 6. RELATED: Gay Iconography: Paying Mind To Marsha P. Johnson Th… Read The post New Documentary Probes the Uninvestigated Death of LGBTQ Icon Marsha P. Johnson: WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.
The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson is coming to Netflix.
The new trailer for the Netflix documentary The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson from Academy Award-nominated director David France (How to Survive a Plague) puts the spotlight on the titular Johnson, who has been dubbed as the Rosa Parks of the LGBT movement. In 1992, Johnson was found dead and floating in the Hudson River. Show More Summary
David France's latest looks to be a scorcher. Read more...