Queen of Amsterdam aka Chez Nous

This delightful feel-good Dutch gay movie has blended elements of  ‘Mission Impossible’ with those of ‘La Cage Aux Follies’ that results in a very camp and decidedly old-fashioned jewel-heist comic caper. It all starts at the Chez Nous Bar in Voetboogstraat Alley in the center of Amsterdam where Bertie is the reigning Drag Queen on the … Continue reading

Queen of Lapa : the story of Brazilian Trans Activist Luana Muniz

  The Brazilian transgender activist Luana Muniz was considered such a fascinating character that her life has been the subject of no less that three documentaries.   This latest one by Theodore Collatos, and Carolina Monnerat was completed just before Muniz died og a heart attack in 2017 aged 59. She was larger than life figure who … Continue reading

Queen of The Capital : Muffy makes it to the Top

  This is an affectionate portrait of a middle-aged man who is a Department of Labor official by day and a Drag Queen who dreams of being royalty at night. Daniel Hays may reside in Washington DC these days but he still loves his Southern upbringing so hence his alter-ego  Muffy Blake Stephyns loves to … Continue reading

Queens aka Reinas

Looking for a perfect antidote for a cold (ish) Thanksgiving day before the madness kicks I opted to re-visit this delightfully silly farce from 2005, which starred not one but five of Spain’s actress divas.  Not one of whom is on the right side of 50 (or 60 even!) but are all them are vamping … Continue reading

Queer Cinema at its very best : Toronto International Film Fest

  Right at the tail end of a very  busy round of Virtual Queer Film Festivals this summer comes the mainstream Toronto International Film Fest an important milestone in the moviemakers  annual calendar. One of the best things about TIFF is that its eclectic program mixes the best of the new blockbusters with some superb indie … Continue reading

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