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


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

Undressing Israel : Gay Men In The Promised Land

Gay porn mogul Michael Lucas and his co-director Yariv Moser start their documentary in dismissing some of the widely held misconceptions that people around the world have about Israel.  That everyone rides around on camels, and secondly that the country is always at war. But in the next 45 minutes they quickly replace them with … Continue reading

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