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DUST : Nowhere to run from awkward memories

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  Dust’s coming of age story is not the polished instagram version of puberty. It is as naïve, bare and unedited as a teens sexted video.  Dust compellingly captures the exact moments between adult hood and childhood when the familiar people, places and bodies of earlier years no longer fit together. Painful as a pimple … Continue reading



Queer Japan: a look at the sheer diversity of the LGBTQ community

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  The LA based Canadian filmmaker Graham Kolbeins set himself an impossible task with his new documentary Queer Japan.  Although it is both intriguing and thoroughly entertaining it is also very obvious that 90 minutes is certainly not long enough to comprehensively cover the whole spectrum of LGBTQ culture in Japan. Although somewhat uneven in … Continue reading



Always Say Yes : will get this country boy a great deal of action

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  This latest queer movie from Chilean filmmaker Alberto Fuguet takes a very fine line between sexual fantasy and actual pornography .   It’s the story of young Hector  (Gerardo Torres Rodríguez) who leaves his rural him in Hermosillo  for the bright lights of Mexico City where he has hopes of being chosen  to pose naked … Continue reading



Between The Shades : 50 people give their views on sexuality and gender

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  Filmmaker Jill Salvino’s fascinating documentary  ‘Between The Shades ‘so effectively articulates the continuing dialogue about gender and sexuality that many of us have been participating  in, even if has been conducted just inside our heads.  Rather than elicit the opinions of professional experts, Salvino gathered some 50 + people from all over the spectrum  … Continue reading



Queerguru checks out HOT LEGS a provocative naked psychological thriller

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  From a very conservative South Africa comes this very provocative full-frontal queer short film written and directed by Luiz DeBarros back in 1995  It’s a psychological thriller that explores a tense abusive relationship  between a gay man and his childhood bully.  From the opening scene when the naked bully is  tied to a chair, … Continue reading



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