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Cassandro The Exotica : the gay Mexican Lucha Libre who lives and will probably die in the ring

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  Cassandro The Exotica is a 49 year old gay Mexican Lucha Libre that stands just just 5’5′ in his glittery outrageous costumes, but what he lacks in size , he makes up with his giant ego.  This documentary on him was made by  French filmmaker Marie Losier on 16 mm mainly using a (shaky) … Continue reading



Darkroom : Drops of Death : the story of a gay serial killer

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  The veteran filmmaker Rosa von Praunheim who is also Germany’s most famous gay activist and has made over 150 short and feature films to date. His latest movie, currently playing the Film Festival  circuit,  is a thriller loosely adapted  on one of the most notorious gay serial killers whose story played out in the … Continue reading



THE THIRD : Is Three in a Bed is better than Two?

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  For many gay men the idea of maintaining a romantic relationship is still a daunting task.  Never having queer role models when we grew up and often living in hostile homophobic households didn’t exactly prepare us for establishing our own family units. The thought then of including a third person into such a relationship … Continue reading



Bittersweet Waters : Being in love & true to oneself in rural Mexico

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  Chicago based Jesús Canchola Sánchez’s  hauntingly beautiful film is one of the most impressive  LGBTQ feature film debuts we have seen in a very long time.. Most of the credit goes to Sánchez who not only wrote and directed it, but he also produced  and starred in it too. As the title hints, this … Continue reading



Pageant Material : a queer take on Cinderalla

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  For his feature film directorial debut Jonothon Mitchell has queered up everyone’s favorite childhood fairy story : Cinderella.  In Mitchell’s take the heroine is a hero, albeit a ‘fairy’ one, who lives in the Deep South with his wicked step daddy and his two thuggish step-brothers who literally want to beat the life out of … Continue reading



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