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Real Boy

Any documentary that makes a contribution to the continuing transgender dialogue is important, but when it is as poignant and compelling as ‘Real Boy’,  then it can play a significant role in nurturing more understanding and acceptance both within the community and society at large. Queer filmmaker Shaleece Haas subject is a disarmingly charming young teenage musician … Continue reading

Rafiki : the defiant tale of two African girls in love

  African queer films are very much a rarity essentially because so much of that Continent have laws that criminalise homsosexuality and also so much of the population traditionally cannot morally accept it. In fact this charming tale of first love between two teenage Kenyan girls that has been critically acclaimed globally is still banned … Continue reading

Rainbow’s Sunset : a Filipino gay melodrama that is way too preachy

  If you ever wondered what a gay Filipino Lifetime Made For TV Movie would look like, then Rainbow’s Sunset would be it.  Maybe something got lost in translation, or it is to do with cultural differences,  but this tale of these 80+ year old gay men finally moving in with each other when one … Continue reading

Rara

When Chilean lawyer Paula (Mariana Loyola) divorces her husband Victor (Daniel Munoz), her new partner Lia (Agustina Muñoz) moves in to share her home in this small conservative town.  One day Paula is summed for a meeting with the school Principal after her 8 year old daughter Catalina (Emilia Ossandon) had made a drawing of … Continue reading

Reaching For The Moon

Elizabeth Bishop was something of a self-absorbed cold fish. When she finishes her tenure as US Poet Laureate in 1950, she was 40 years old, alone in N.Y., and suffering with ‘writers block’. At the suggestion of her friend and fellow poet Robert Lowell she decides to go to South America for a long vacation. … Continue reading

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