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Valentina : a (happy) trans coming out story

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  Valentina  is a very impressive feature film debut from Brazilian writer/director  Cássio Pereira dos Santos that tells the heartbreaking coming-of-age story of a transgender teenager.  It starts with teenage Valentina (Thiessa Woinbackk) being unable to get into a night club with her friends because her official ID card still lists her with her male … Continue reading



Alice Junior : a trans teenager who knows exactly what she wants

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  Filmmaker Gil Baroni’s latest movie, fresh from its glowing reception at the Berlinale earlier this year is yet another example of how innovative and sublime queer movies made in Brazil really are. His tale of a vibrant trans teenager who refuses to be bowed down by any transphobia is like a breath of fresh … Continue reading



Music For Bleeding Hearts

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  For his sophomore feature film Brazilian writer turned director Rafael Gomes has adapted his own novel ‘Music To Cut the Wrists By’.  Don’t be alarmed by  the title as this engaging romantic comedy may have its melodrama, but his trio of lovelorn protagonists would still never resort to taking such action. We reviewed Gomez’s … Continue reading



Dry Wind : a new drama from Daniel “Mr Leather” Nolasco

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  To enjoy Daniel Nolasco’s Dry Wind let’s summarize the Queerguru People Ranking System or P.Rank. It pretty much captures how the main characters fit together. 1-Is the level of serial killer cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer. We promise you’re not Jeffrey Dahmer. You barely even touch carbs 2-3-Nobody is a 2-3. Unless they are jealous, mean … Continue reading



The First Temptation of Christ: not for anyone remotely religious

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  It’s only natural that the more people complain that a film is greatly offensive, the more we get intrigued enough to want to see it.  Even more so when the whiners are the ultra-conservative religious who are  up in arms about a comedy satire group that put their spin on celebrating the Baby Jesus’s … Continue reading



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