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Copa 181 : the story of a gay sauna that is a home away from home

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  The immediate future of Brazilian queer cinema may not look to rosy right now after the vitriolic homophobic President Jair Bolsonaro  has recently declared that government funds will now be withheld from cinema projects containing LGBTQ content.  Hopefully this (and he) will not last long as Brazil has become such a valuable source for … Continue reading



Madame : a charming tale of love and acceptance between two generations

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  Madame is one of those intimate autobiographical movies that draws you in at the very first scene.  In this case because we see the elegant elderly Caroline Della Beffa who is the grandmother of the filmmaker and the story of their relationship is the main crux of this delightful and enchanting documentary. Stephane Riethauser  … Continue reading



The Conductor: the tale of a feminist whose best friend is a trans man

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  The real reason that Dutch filmmaker Maria Peters’ movie The Conductor came on Queerguru’s radar in the first place is that the secondary plot line centers on a trans man refreshingly played by the talented trans actor Scott Turner Schofield, This biopic is the heavily dramatized take on the true story of Antonia Brico … Continue reading



Terror Nullius : Movie bingo Aussie style

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  Terror Nullius is an anarchic 55 minute scrapbook of hundreds of movies and TV programs sewn together to deliver a two fingered salute to the Crocodile Dundee notion of colonial white Aussie manhood. Crudely clever, but lacking a continuous narrative, it manages to suggest a whole load of cinematic what-if scenarios that film makers could embrace … Continue reading



House of Cardin: the tale of an unsung design hero

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  Pierre Cardin is an unsung hero.  This pioneering design genius has too often been ignored or dismissed by a coterie of  traditional fashion elitists who disliked Cardin for having the temerity of being the very first Haute Couturier to create a ready-to wear line  back in 1959.  It resulted with Cardin being expelled from … Continue reading



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