Saint Maud : a skin clawing creeper

  For the very first time Andrew Hebden one of QUEERGURU’s London team has literally moved into London’s South Bank for the next 2 weeks  to cover the prestigious BFI London Film Festival .  He’ll be reviewing not just all the excellent queer films  screening there but movies he thinks will appeal to the whole … Continue reading


James Franco continues his somewhat unhealthy fixation with gay history and culture in his latest turn behind the camera.  His new movie was on Sal Mineo the ‘out’ gay actor who starred along James Dean in ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ and who was nominated twice for Best Supporting Actor Oscars.  However it was hardly a … Continue reading

Salvation Army aka L’Armee Du Salut

Abdellah is a young teenager who lives with his poor large family in an overcrowded small house in Casablanca. He spends his days helping his sisters doing household chores at the behest of his mother who seems perpetually angry with him. Her bad-tempered-ness could be because as he is male she associates him closely with … Continue reading

Santa and Andrés

Cuban filmmaker Carlos Lechuga’s second feature film Santa and Andrés is a heart-breaking compelling tale set in a remote part of Cuba at the beginning of the 1980’s.  Andrés (Eduardo Martinez) is an openly-gay subversive writer who has been exiled to his hillside hovel of a shack and forbidden to write anything more against the governing … Continue reading

Saturday Church

When 14 year old Ulysses’s (Luka Kain) father suddenly dies, his mother (Margot Bingham) has to take on a second job to make ends meet. She somewhat reluctantly accepts an offer from Ulysses’ ultra-conservative Aunt Rose (Regina Taylor) to come to take care of him and his younger sibling after work until she gets home. The … Continue reading

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