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The Goddess of Fortune : the latest excellent gay dramedy from Ferzan Özpetek

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  If Ferzan Özpetek is not Queerguru’s favorite queer Italian filmmaker, then  he is definitely near the top of our list.  This Turkish born Italian captured our attention with Hamam (Steam: The Turkish Baths) in 1997.  He then when on to capture  our hearts with his multi-award winning The Ignorant Fairies (released in the US/UK … Continue reading



Alice Junior : a trans teenager who knows exactly what she wants

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  Filmmaker Gil Baroni’s latest movie, fresh from its glowing reception at the Berlinale earlier this year is yet another example of how innovative and sublime queer movies made in Brazil really are. His tale of a vibrant trans teenager who refuses to be bowed down by any transphobia is like a breath of fresh … Continue reading



Goodbye Seventies : the latest film from Todd Verow

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  There is an uneasy space in cinema where homages to bad 70s movies sit. The cliches of stilted dialogue, dodgy camera angles, arthouse pretentiousness and grainy visuals can hardly be celebrated without employing them. And doing so feels like double dipping back into a garbage can we were all glad to empty. Todd Verow … Continue reading



The Unlikely Story of The Lesbians of First Friday

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  This is a very personal story for filmmaker Kathryn L Beranich as she was part of a small group of lesbians in the small city of Roanoke, Virginia who socialised together in the 1980’s.  There were huge feminist movements elsewhere in the USA but for the most part these mainly white privileged closeted women … Continue reading



The Queen of Paris : and may she reign for ever

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  This delightful French TV mini series THE QUEEN OF PARIS (aka Clément, reine de la nuit) directed by Holy Fatma and Anne Flore Trichilo is the story of 30 year chemist called Clément.  When his working day finishes this disarmingly charming young man transforms into Veronika a much beloved drag queen that performs with … Continue reading



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