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Between The Shades : 50 people give their views on sexuality and gender

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  Filmmaker Jill Salvino’s fascinating documentary  ‘Between The Shades ‘so effectively articulates the continuing dialogue about gender and sexuality that many of us have been participating  in, even if has been conducted just inside our heads.  Rather than elicit the opinions of professional experts, Salvino gathered some 50 + people from all over the spectrum  … Continue reading



Queerguru checks out HOT LEGS a provocative naked psychological thriller

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  From a very conservative South Africa comes this very provocative full-frontal queer short film written and directed by Luiz DeBarros back in 1995  It’s a psychological thriller that explores a tense abusive relationship  between a gay man and his childhood bully.  From the opening scene when the naked bully is  tied to a chair, … Continue reading



The Queen : the 1968 classic Drag film lovingly restored

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  This wonderful sllce of LGBTQ from 1968 perfectly captures the world on NY Drag when the height of their existence was simply winning a Beauty Pageant. Thankfully this debut documentary by filmmaker Frank Simon has been lovingly restored this year as part of the Stonewall 50 Celebrations.  It is  a piece of cinema verite … Continue reading



AFTER 82 : The Untold Story of the AIDS Crisis in the UK

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This remarkable and well-measured documentary re-counts the tragedy of the AIDS pandemic as it spread throughout the UK.  It’s the story of how the British handled the crisis of what was initially perceived as ‘the American disease in a very characteristically British manner.   It is certainly not intended to be a comparison with how the … Continue reading



Fabulous’ movie review : the tale of Lasseindra Ninja finally going home

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  This documentary by director Audrey Jean-Baptiste is  the heartwarming story of a queer French Guiana kid  known as Xavier who left his home country as it was impossible to be his true self.  He put several thousands miles between his  biological family and him and landed in New York,  and very quickly found a … Continue reading



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