I am a freelance, D.C.-based writer focused on film and culture. I’ve published essays in publications including LitHub, Bright Wall/Dark Room, CrimeReads, Animus, Crooked Marquee, and MAYDAY Magazine.

I also write a biweekly newsletter, Queeriod Piece, with essays on queer period films.

I’ve written about topics including onscreen representations of queerness, musical performance as a cinematic device, and literary adaptation. In addition to my film writing, I’ve conducted research on queer subjectivity, identification, and representation in musical theatre. 

You can contact me by email at rwstinner@gmail.com. I’m on Twitter @r_stinner and on Letterboxd @rstinner. My newsletter is hosted on Substack at robertstinner.substack.com.