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Lazy Susan: Sean Hayes plays sad-sack Susan whose life has been stagnant for years

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  Lazy Susan is a oddball undie comedy that would probably never have made it onto our screens if it hadn’t been for the presence of Sean Hayes in the title role.  Hayes, who also co-wrote the script, is riding high with the very successful revival of Will and Grace and brings to this lightweight … Continue reading



Best Worst Thing That Ever Happened

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  In 1979 composer Stephen Sondheim’s legendary partnership with director Hal Prince was on a real role.  The two had very successfully collaborated on the Broadway productions of Company , Follies ,A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures  and now Sweeney Todd which won them a total of 8 Tony Awards.  Empowered by this success Sondheim, … Continue reading



Dream House : a story of hope

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Gay, middle-aged, unemployed and living with his overbearing mother in a dilapidated house badly in need of repair, its no wonder Mark (Ryan Farley) is suicidal.   He spends his days pottering around the house being nagged by his mother ( Carol Lambert) into doing odd-jobs. At night he spends his time fixing the projector so … Continue reading



The Lawyer: a queer romance with a powerful message

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Lithuanian queer filmmaker Romas Zabarauskas has skillfully woven together an unusual queer romance that also packs a powerful message about the plight of LGBTQ Syrian refugees stranded in Europe, and at the same gives such a positivity to the film’s queerness.  It’s not only all very impressive,  but throughly entertaining too. Its the story of … Continue reading



My Fiona: Suicide brings more questions than answers 

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  Is there ever a good time to sit down and watch a movie whose description begins with the words “Following the death of her best friend…”? Turns out there is. For us it was on a beautiful, blue sky Saturday morning in an empty London after a few weeks of self-distancing. We were really … Continue reading



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