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The Blonde One : a sensual romance from gay Argentinian auteur Marco Berger

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  When Juan’s brother moves out of his apartment in a Buenos Aires suburb he must find a roommate to replace him.  He settles for Gabriel …… who he dubs the Blonde One ….. who is a colleague at the Woodworking shop where they are both employed. The two men couldn’t be more different as … Continue reading



The Ice King : the story of the iconic gay champion ice skater John Curry

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  This long overdue profile on John Curry the gay Olympic and World Champion who single-handedly changed the sport of ice skating into an extraordinary art form, celebrates the man but also shows how racked he always was with both doubts and depressions through his entire life. Born in 1949 into a conservative middle-class family … Continue reading



HOLY LANDS : When Harry Met Piggy

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  If it wasn’t for the cast full of very well-known and celebrated actors, one could easily have mistaken that this sentimental melodrama was a Lifetime TV movie.  Written and directed by French filmmaker Amanda Sthers and adapted from her own novel,  its the preposterous story or retired Jewish American Cardiologist Harry Rosenmerck (James Caan) … Continue reading



Sister Aimee : The Disappearance of the US’s most famous religious charlatan.

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Sister  Aimee is a bonky film about an even bonkier character Aimee Semple McPherson whose story is too ridiculous to be real. In fact filmmakers Samantha Buck and Marie Schlingmann make a point of telling us that only 5.5% of their film is true and the rest is pure (and slightly warped) imagination. They focus … Continue reading




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