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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



Cousins: very much the kissing kind

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  Brazilian queer filmmaker Thiago Cazado is a remarkably talented young man.  Not only has he written and co-directed his sophomore film but he has starred in it too playing a teenager almost half his age (33 years).    Cousins is a cute queer romance that may not tax your imagination with it’s light and … Continue reading



Never Again is Now : how the rise in antisemitism is a threat to all Jewish lives

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  Evelyn Marcus a Dutch Jew starts her documentary acknowledging about her extremely good fortune that both her parents, and their families, were Holocaust survivors.  Growing up in a Amsterdam suburb as a comfortable middle class family in the post WW2 Years, the emphasis of the Marcus family was celebrating life to the fullest. This … Continue reading



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