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

A Celebration of the COLORful side of Pride

A month-long Twitter thread project that highlighted over 215 non-white characters in mainstream LGBT media.

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

53rd New York Film Festival

Reviews of twenty-four films screened at the 2015 New York Film Festival, from Robert Zemeckis's The Walk and Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs to Todd Haynes's Carol and Yorgos Lanthimos's The Lobster.

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