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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



Song Lang : the compelling story of an unlikely love

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  Leon Le’s heart-string-pulling story of a love that goes unconsummated is probably the the first LGBTQ movie from Vietnam that we have ever seen.  If this is to be the standard bearer of a new source of queer cinema then we cannot wait to see what could follow that would match this. Set in … Continue reading



The Skin of the Teeth : Queerguru goes down the rabbit hole so you don’t have to

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  Styled as “Grindr meets Get Out” this claustrophobic and at times atmospheric contemporary fable might make some think twice before popping the next anonymous pill with the next anonymous guy. Josef King (Pascal Arquimedes) is over for a follow up date to a random hook up he made in a club with Jesse, whose … Continue reading



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