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Ladies In Black : putting color into Sydney in the 1950’s

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  Veteran Australian filmmaker Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy) has evidently taken some 25 years to adapt the the bestselling novel by Madeleine St John to the screen.  The result is a decidedly old-fashioned comedy drama that highlights the gentle world of Sydney in 1959 with just a hint of a message about the settlement … Continue reading



The Coming Back Out Ball

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  This wonderfully uplifting Australian documentary is the inspiring tale of how one very determined 40-something-year-old gay man gave the elderly LGBTQI population in Melbourne a reason to celebrate their lives.  The flamboyant Tristan Meecham along with his partner Bec Reed who make up All The Queens Men creates spectacular theatrical and participatory arts experiences that … Continue reading



Riot

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  This intriguing made-for-TV Australian drama directed by Jeffrey Walker is based on the real story of how Sydney’s famous LGBT Mardi Gras came into being.  This tale of how a very marginalized community struggled to win acceptance and basic equal rights may be well known to its home audience but is probably news to the rest … Continue reading



What’s going ‘down under’ from Down Under in Ding Dong I’m Gay

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  One of the most refreshing new  LGBTQ web series we have come across for some time has just popped on our radar.  It hails from Sydney, Australia and is the story of Cameron (Tim Spencer )  who moved to the city ten years ago and who was certain he would be flooded with invitations to parties … Continue reading



Black Divaz

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As part of the celebrations of the 40th Anniversary of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, NITV an Australian TV Channel commissioned filmmaker Adrian Russell Wills to make Black Divaz. This totally exhilarating hour-long documentary followed six rather fabulous indigenous Drag Queens as they assembled to take part in the very first Miss First Nations Drag Queen competition. This … Continue reading



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