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rants and raves of the best & worst of queer cinema


The Men Next Door

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This is the latest movie from writer/director/producer Rob Williams who is a leading exponent of  a genre that I call ‘Boy-Lit’.  Light bubbly stories where boy meets boy, boy loses boy, then boy meets (another?) boy again, and lives happily ever after. Nothing heavy to test the brain, or challenge any assumption that love always wins in the end, … Continue reading




Valentine Road

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On February 12th 2008 in E.O High School in Oxnard, a sleepy Californian beach town, one very troubled teenager took his anger out on one of his classmates and shot him in the back of the head twice at point blank. It was the middle of the day and the class were all together in … Continue reading




Interior Leather Bar

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Director William Friedkin claims that he had to take his notorious movie ‘Cruising’ about the gay S&M sub-culture to the Ratings Board on 50 occasions before they would give him a ‘R’.  Whether that is totally true or not is part of the myth around the over-rated but little seen psychological thriller released in 1980 to great controversy. The gay … Continue reading



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