Manuel Betancourt

Featured Projects

HBO’s LGBT History

Starting with a look at Harvey Fierstein’s Tidy Endings (1988), this weekly series at The Film Experience studies the way the cable network has tackled gay storylines in its award-winning films, miniseries and TV shows.

Pretty Woman at 25: An Ode to Julia’s Laugh

Celebrating the iconic film which made Julia Roberts a star, this supercut showcases the movie star’s famous laughs in that 1990 romantic comedy.

A Place for Us: Gay Men on Screen supercut

Showcasing scenes from films like Angels in America, Brokeback Mountain, The Birdcage and Rope, this supercut tracks the ways gay men have been portrayed on screen. Featured in OnePerfectShot

How Eleven Creators in Nine Different Cities Came Together to Make One Book

The ten writers and one artist of The Cardboard Kingdom discuss what it's like to collaborate on a massive scale.

The Key to the Hellmouth: The Importance of Doors in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

A video-essay on the use of door-as-metaphor in Joss Whedon's cult show. Featured in Press Play Blog

"Movie-Made Gay" Column

A monthly personal essay column that traces my most impactful moviegoing experiences, from Disney films as a kid navigating my queer sexuality to action flicks like The Fifth Element which have become keystones in my coming out narrative.

For all project inquiries, contact me at email@mbetancourt.com.