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Southern Pride : the struggle to organize Gay Pride in the Deep South

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For his 5th documentary queer Canadian filmmaker Malcolm Ingram has returned to the American South where he shot his award-winning Small Town Gay Bar in 2006,  Now he is back in two small towns in Mississippi on the Gulf Coast looking at the state of the LGBTQ community just after Trump’s election in 2016. We … Continue reading



Rocketman : Elton John enjoys a moment of self love

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  Rocketman, the tumultuous story of spangly superstar Elton John is a biography, a musical and a showcase of his back catalogue. A failure at one of them is saved by an outstanding achievement in the other two.  Reginald Dwight (Taron Egerton) born a suburban nobody, changes his name to Elton John and leaves behind … Continue reading



Years and Years : Last minute signs of a grower from Russell T Davies & Russell Tovey

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  If you can get through the glib diversity of the first half of this new show the fertile mania of the last minutes suggest it will be worth it. Years and Years could become a dystopian roller coaster with an unpredictable and fun story arc. Years and Years by Dr Who’s Russell T Davis … Continue reading



All in My Family : how one traditional Chinese family accepted their gay son’s children

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  It was only as recent as 2013 that the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party finally announced the decision to relax the one-child policy.  Up to this time families were only permitted by law to have one child so it’s surprising that Hao Wu the filmmaker helming this short documentary actually has a … Continue reading



Trade : a melodrama about accepting your real identity

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The sophomore film from writer/director/producer Trae Briers is a story about how a casual meeting between two very different men turned into a melodrama that not one of them could have predicted. Michael (Austin Miller) is a highly successful corporate lawyer who lives in a luxurious villa on the beach in Malibu with Ashley  (Tiffany … Continue reading



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