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Deep In Vogue : Manchester stitches together a new look from second hand material

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  Voguing and the ballroom scene of Harlem have created cultural ripples through the decades and across continents. It has been appropriated, reassembled, packaged, sold and on many occasions sold out. Madonna was one of the first mainstream artists to acknowledge it in a very visible way but there are shards of its impact on … Continue reading



Tell It To The Bees : The magic of honey and horror

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  True Story: After waxing lyrical about this lovely film for ten minutes to a confused and concerned looking friend it turns out that ’ Tell it to the Bees’ pronounced in an English accent to an American ear sounds like Teletubbies. Once you are over that you are confronted by a love story that … Continue reading



Interested In : a contemporary coming out story about losing your virginity and more

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  Michael Witkes is the latest in a stream of gays actor who have created a web series which not acts as their therapy as they are based on their own lifes, but they also write themselves a plummy starring role too.  Whereas Jack Tracy’s entertaining series History  (we recently reviewed here) is based on … Continue reading



Vita & Virginia : a tale of literary lesbian love

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  It is plain to see why, on paper, Vita & Virginia was an easy choice to pick as the flagship opening movie for the 2019 British Film Institute Flare LGBT festival. It checks all the boxes. British costume drama? Literary heritage? Lesbians? Gays? Transexual narrative? Sex? Flawless period costumes? Sets like oil paintings? Check. … Continue reading



Nevrland : a post-gay coming of age story

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  17 year old Jakob (Simon Frühwirth ) has just graduated high school and as it si the summer break his single-parent rather subdued father fixes him up with a  temporary job at the abattoir he word at in town.  The pair of them live in a isolated house in the country with Jacob’s elderly … Continue reading



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