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Queerguru at The Movies @ OUTshine Fort Lauderdale

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  Ten years after OUTshine Film Festival (formally Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival) started in 1998, it gave birth to its younger offshoot in Fort Lauderdale.  Slightly ironic as the city a mere 30 miles away,  has actually  become one of the top cities that LGBTQ seniors chose to retire. Miami itself is known … Continue reading



The Prom : hit Broadway Musical gets the Ryan Murphy formulaic treatment

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  There used to be a time in the not too distant pass when a new movie from uber-gay producer Ryan Murphy was met with such unfettered excitement.   Nowadays the announcement of yet another Netflix backed drama from one of the industry’s most prolific producers is greeted with more apprehension than actual enthusiasm.  Particular in … Continue reading



Happiest Season : Hulu’s muddled sugary queer rom-com

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  Back in the ‘dark ages’ the only way we could see any LGBTQ person on our television screens was if they were manic depressives, seriously unhappy, or dead.  Now this Holiday season with every American TV Cable Company insisting on doing their own LGBTQ movie, the pendulum has swung completely the other way.   Stuck … Continue reading



NIMBY Not In My Back Yard

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  From Finland comes this rather absurdist drama centered around a lesbian couple’s attempt to ‘come out’ to their respective parents .  What was a seemingly straightforward  trip home to a remote town for Melvi (Susanna Pukkila) to introduce her German girlfriend Kata (Almila Bagriacik). turns into total chaos. The moment the pair step off … Continue reading



Keith Haring: Street Art Boy

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  At long last the BBC film Keith Haring: Street Art Boy , considered the definitive documentary on one of most influential queer artists of the last century, will premiere on PBS American Masters series.  Haring’s pop art and graffiti-like work grew out of the New York City street culture of the 1980s. Much of his work includes sexual … Continue reading



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