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I Am Woman: the story of Helen Reddy

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  There is something very decidedly old fashioned about this biopic in both the story and the way that first time director  Unjoo Moon chose to tell it.  This story focuses on singer Helen Reddy’s life (Tilda Cobham-Hervey) from when she first left her native Australia to come to the US in the  early 1970’s … Continue reading



The Glorias : 4 Actors try to step into Gloria Steinem shoes

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  Theater/film director Julie Taymor adapted Gloria Steinem’s memoir My Life On The Road to make this ambitious and overly biopic on one of the US’s leading feminists.  Using 4 different actors playing the woman herself (and an appearance by Ms Steinem at the end) the screen was awash with Glorias that Taymor even juxtapositioned … Continue reading



Bitter Years : the life of Italian Gay Liberationist Mario Mieli

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  Celebrated Italian queer theater and film director Andrea Adriatico’s latest movie is a biopic of Mario Mieli who was a leading figure in the Italian gay movement of the 1970s.  Mieli may be little known outside of Italy but his fascinating colorful life that abruptly ended when he was just 30 years old, makes … Continue reading



VARIAÇÕES: GUARDIAN ANGEL : a queer Portuguese music Legend

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  For some unknown reason it took over 10 years to bring this biopic of one of the most significant singers in Portuguese music history to the big screen. António Variações was a larger than life powerful and controversial figure of his time, but to most of us this will probably be the first we … Continue reading



Fantabulosa: the story of Kenneth Williams a legendary funny Brit Queer Icon

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  The late great Kenneth Williams could easily be described as Britain’s own Charles Nelson Reilly. Both men were celebrated classical trained actors who worked with all the major stars of their day, but they actually found their own fame with their outrageously camp and genius comic humor which made them both much loved national treasures. They were … Continue reading



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