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rants and raves of the best & worst of queer cinema


An Island Calling

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The legacy of colonialism in Fiji led to a tragic end for gay couple John Scott and Greg Scrivener, who were brutally murdered in 2001. The Scotts, part of a long line of prominent white colonial Fijians, enjoyed privilege and status not afforded to the indigenous people. Post-independence, John attempted to rectify this by serving … Continue reading



Private Lessons aka Eleve Libre

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This is a drama set in Belgium about a teenage boy who keeps failing his examinations and therefore cannot graduate from high school. He desperately wants to be a tennis pro, but sadly flunks at this too.  The alternative future of being forced into going to a training school fills him with such dread he … Continue reading




Like A Virgin

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An overweight teenage schoolboy with an alcoholic father and an absent colorful mother takes up the Korean version of sumo wrestling to win the big prize to pay for the sex-change operation that he so wants.  He has an infectious personality that helps win over his doubting teammates who physically tower over him ….. but it … Continue reading




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