Daniela Costa

Freelance Writer and Film Critic

Editor of Gay Vegas, reporter/producer for RTP. Contributor for many great publications. Formerly with After Ellen. Member of GALECA.

My work has also appeared in @HuffingtonPostCanada, @DailyXtra, @theBUZZ, @OutFrontCO, @soflagaynews, @WindyCityTimes, @gaycalgary, @WatermarkOnline, @Into, @NBCOUT, @VICE, @Slate and @TeenVogue.

The below clippings are divided up in order by:

Multimedia, High Profile Interviews, High Profile Movie Reviews, Long-form Journalism, Sports Stories, Television Recaps/Reviews, Book Interviews/Reviews, More Interviews, More Movie Reviews, News Coverage & Profiles, and Other.

Portfolio

"Clipped" recap (1.1): Cut and dried
Ladies, we've got a new scissor-wielding queer woman to admire. Goodbye, Shane McCutcheon. Hello, Charmaine Eskowitz. When I heard David Kohan and Max Mutchnick were behind TBS'...

Book Interviews/Reviews

The history of "Forbidden Love," the world's best documentary about early lesbian lives
Having watched a lot of documentaries, 1992's Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives still stands as one of the best (if not the best) feature-length...
AfterEllen's Summer of Love: "T-Minus Two" by KG MacGregor
Every Friday through September, we'll be posting a review of a lesbian/bi-themed romance novel as part of our Summer of Love. Miss the first few? Read them here. Over 40,000...
Chelsey Clammer gets personal with 'BodyHome'
After honing her craft over the last several years, award-winning essayist Chelsey Clammer is out with her first collection of essays, BodyHome. Sex, addiction, mental illness...

More Interviews

Kevin Vidal Profile
Director Donna Deitch of "Desert Hearts"
Director April Mullen on how "Below Her Mouth" is all about the female gaze
"I hope it allows people to have a sense of freedom and break down any perceptions that they might have had going into it, or perceptions they might have had about love or...
"That's My DJ" gets queerer in Season 2
That's My DJ is a Canadian web series described as an "unapologetic look inside the new order of rave" with a Season 2 that focuses on a "sexually charged narrative between two...
New Zealand's lesbian-themed web series "Pot Luck" is a winner
Not in her world there isn't, and that's why she's brought us the aptly named web series, Pot Luck. Believe it or not, this little gem is New Zealand's first lesbian web series....
"Queer Moxie" documents Atlanta's past and present queer performers
I knew that Atlanta was a cultural hotspot and even that it had a sizeable and involved queer community. I could not have guessed, however, how diverse its queer arts scene is....
Director Maya Newell on being a "Gayby Baby"
The Australian documentary Gayby Baby looks at the everyday lives of same-sex parents and their children, including three families with two moms. Director Maya Newell was...
Actress Briana Evigan on her two recent queer roles and ideas on shifting sexuality
Briana Evigan might be best known for her starring role in two of the Step Up dance film series and for a slew of horror movies that followed, but it seems she's found an even...
Radclyffe on lesbian romance novels and "Love Between the Covers"
When you think "romance writer," names like Nora Roberts immediately come to mind. Fair enough, because she is featured somewhat at length in a new documentary about the genre,...
Maria Sole Tognazzi on her controversial middle-age lesbian love story "Me, Myself and Her"
There's been quite a stir about the new Italian film Me, Myself and Her ( Io e Lei) because of the big name actresses at its center and the controversial crisis their...
Marina Rice Bader on moving beyond coming out stories with "Ava's Impossible Things"
Loved for her work on films like Anatomy of a Love Seen and Raven's Touch , Marina Rice Bader is back with a new movie, Ava's Impossible Things. The film looks at the life of...
Ingrid Jungermann on her queer-themed dark comedy "Women Who Kill"
If you're a fan of the lesbian web series The Slope and F to 7th , you don't need me to tell you Ingrid Jungermann is one funny gay lady. Showtime must think so too, because...
Deb Shoval on writing and directing the Southern queer-themed drama "AWOL"
After gushing about AWOL in a recent review , I was thrilled to speak with the movie's out writer-director, Deb Shoval , ahead of her appearance at Frameline for the movie's...
"Femme Brutal" documents Austria's queer burlesque troupe
The new documentary Femme Brutal looks at Austrian queer and lesbian burlesque troupe Club Burlesque Brutal, using intimate interviews and live performances to tackle such...
Guilty of being QWOC: The San Antonio Four on being wrongly accused
looks at the injustice faced by four lesbian Latina friends: Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four Elizabeth "Liz" Ramirez, Kristie Mayhugh, Cassandra "Cassie"...
Adelina Anthony on portraying lesbian Latinas and Xicanas in her film "Bruising for Besos"
The new film Bruising for Besos is unique not only because of the lesbian Latinas and Xicanas at its center, but also for dealing with the rarely discussed issue of domestic...
Sekiya Dorsett on capturing a QWOC poetry tour in "The Revival: Women and the Word"
The Revival: Women and the Word is a new documentary that looks at The Revival Poetry Tour and the queer women of color at its center. The traveling salon-style performance art...
Out creator Sonia Sebastián on "Girl Gets Girl"
If you enjoyed lesbian web series Chica Busca Chica, you're going to love creator Sonia Sebastián's follow-up film Girl Gets Girl . Featuring several fan favorites with...
Bollywood star Kalki Koechlin on playing bisexual, disabled and in love in "Margarita, with a Straw"
"I was actually terrified because as soon as I finished reading the script I called Shonali, and I said, 'Look, I love the script. I think it's amazing.
Filmmaker Chanya Button on the lesbian character in "Burn Burn Burn"
"This is Thelma & Louise plus Jack Farthing). Dan guides them along the trip through video messages, making it clear this journey is just as much about their need to deal with...
Kerem Sanga on writing and directing the lesbian teen love story "First Girl I Loved"
For a story about a 17-year-old high schooler in LA, First Girl I Loved has caught a lot of us (myself included) by surprise by virtue of its depth. The majority of the credit...
The writer/star and director of "Heartland" on their Southern lesbian love story
We've told you about Heartland before. This time, the film's star and co-writer, Velinda Godfrey , and director Maura Anderson , are going to fill you in on the flick. We...
Sarah-Jane Dias talks playing the lesbian lead in "Angry Indian Goddesses"
Angry Indian Goddesses has been hitting the film festival circuit hard since it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival this past September. While it has most...
Out filmmaker Deborah S. Esquenazi on telling the story of wrongfully imprisoned Latina lesbians
is one of the most moving documentaries I've seen in a while. The film looks at the story of four lesbian friends, Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four...

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