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Uncle Frank : a mature coming-out story to grab your heart strings

  Since he won an Academy Award for writing American Beauty  in 1999  openly  gay writer/director/producer Alan Ball has been focusing on creating new work for television.  His groundbreaking series such as Six Feet Under and True Blood swept up Golden Globes and also won Ball a very loyal following too. Now he is back … Continue reading

Ultrasuede : In Search of Halston

Halston was the US’s first haute couturier to be taken seriously.  From milliner to revered iconic fashion designer in a very short this flamboyant and fun-loving man firmly put his sartorial stamp on everything in the Studio 54 era so that his ‘star’ on Fashion’s Walk of Fame in NY rightly proclaims ‘The 70’s Belonged to … Continue reading

Uncle Gloria : One Helluva Ride

Some people wait an awful long time before they start to come to terms with the fact there were born with the wrong gender, or indeed have the wherewithal to deal with it.  Gloria Stein is one such person as she waited until she was 66 years old until she transitioned.  In this slightly stranger-than-fiction … Continue reading

Uncle Howard

Filmmaker Aaron Brookner set out to find the lost negatives of ‘Burroughs : The Movie’ a critically acclaimed film made by his uncle Howard Brookner who had died of AIDS in 1989 aged just 34 years old. Before his untimely demise Howard had made just two feature documentaries …..the other one was on Robert Wilson the … Continue reading

Unconditional

This quintessential gritty British drama is set in a working class suburb of Newcastle where in a tower block of council flats two teenage twins are carers to their disabled mother. Living hand to mouth on welfare payments Kristen applies for a small loan to buy a few wee luxuries which means she gets a … Continue reading

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