Paris Sizzles in Two Reel Q Films

Tales of Love and Romance

The City of Lights provides both inspiration and the setting for two Reel Q films, “Summertime” and “Paris 05:59 Theo & Hugo.”

First held in 1985, Reel Q is the annual festival of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) cinema presented by the Pittsburgh Lesbian & Gay Film Society. The 2016 festival will take place October 6 to 15 at the Harris Theater, 809 Liberty Avenue in the vibrant Pittsburgh Cultural District. The schedule is available online at the official Reel Q web site ( and on PGHevents: The Pittsburgh Events Web Site ( Trailers are also available on demand for local Comcast Xfinity digital television subscribers.

Country girl meets Paris girl during the politically turbulent 1970s in “Summertime,” an engrossing and charged tale of two women who recklessly try but fail to control their passion. Audiences will find themselves deeply immersed in this romance as small town culture clashes with the ideals of a militant feminist from Paris.

These same cultures come into confliction in “Paris 05:59 Theo & Hugo,” which many critics feel offers one of the most accurate onscreen depictions of gay love at first sight. This time, the story focuses on two young men who two travel the nearly deserted streets of Paris in the early morning hours, learning about each other and building trust.“Paris” has also stunned audiences with it sizzling, un-simulated 18-minute orgy scene.

“Summertime” screens on October 8 at 3:30 p.m. with “Paris 05:59: Theo & Hugo” shown that same evening at 8:30 p.m. Both have English subtitles.


About the Pittsburgh Lesbian & Gay Film Society (aka Reel Q)

The Pittsburgh Lesbian and Gay Film Society’s primary goal is to organize and manage year-round cinema that serves the educational and cultural needs of its audiences and is an organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered (LGBT) and LGBT-supportive persons.