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Daddy : a young man that hooks for love

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  For his feature writing/directing debut filmmaker Jonah Greenstein tells an intriguing tale about Joseph (Alexander Horner) a handsome homeless drifter who works out how to survive in New York.  He looks up on Grindr with older men for sex and hustles them for money, food and a place to stay overnight.  He always imbues … Continue reading



Miss Rosewood : the life of a self-styled transgender terrorist

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  Jon Cory aka Miss Rosewood the transgender performance artist whose outrageous act goes way beyond what most of us would find acceptable, has always claimed that her work can only meaningfully be experienced in person.  It’s surprising then she agreed to allow the Danish cinematographer Helle Jensen to make her the subject of the … Continue reading



The Garden Left Behind

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  This new and completely mesmerising movie from queer Latinx filmmaker Flavio Alves makes such a crucial contribution to the continuing dialogue on the transgender community. This story that traces the relationship between Tina (Carlie Guevara) a young, Latina, trans woman and Eliana (Miriam Cruz) her grandmother, as they navigate Tina’s transition and struggle brings … Continue reading



Birds of the Borderlands : Jordan Bryon’s look at gender and sexual identity in the Middle East

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  When the camera starts rolling on Birds of the Borderlands it is initially hard to work out if Australian genderqueer filmmaker /activist Jordan Bryon is foolhardy or brave or equally part of both.  Bryon who prefers to use they, them, their pronouns on a whim took it upon themself to up and move to … Continue reading



Papi Chulo :Matt Bomer stars in John Butler’s latest LGBT drama

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  The openly gay Irish writer/director John Butler follows his charming award-winning coming out tale Handsome Devil with an intriguing movie set in Los Angeles.  It’s the story of a good-looking local TV weatherman Sean (Matt Bomer) who we first meet when he is having an on screen meltdown on live TV.  His very understanding … Continue reading



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