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Greta : a queer Brazilian sex drama that takes Greta Garbo”s name in vain

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  Poor Greta Garbo would turn over in her (lesbian) grave if she knew how her name was being taken in vain in this rather turgid queer Brazilian drama.  Its the feature film debut of writer/director Armando Praça who claims he adapted  it from a stage comedy, in which we think he means he drained … Continue reading



Copa 181 : the story of a gay sauna that is a home away from home

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  The immediate future of Brazilian queer cinema may not look to rosy right now after the vitriolic homophobic President Jair Bolsonaro  has recently declared that government funds will now be withheld from cinema projects containing LGBTQ content.  Hopefully this (and he) will not last long as Brazil has become such a valuable source for … Continue reading



Cousins: very much the kissing kind

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  Brazilian queer filmmaker Thiago Cazado is a remarkably talented young man.  Not only has he written and co-directed his sophomore film but he has starred in it too playing a teenager almost half his age (33 years).    Cousins is a cute queer romance that may not tax your imagination with it’s light and … Continue reading



45 Days Away From You : can change everything

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  Loosely based on his own life queer Brazilian filmmaker Raphael Gomes’s feature film debut is the story of one man’s journey after being unceremoniously dumped by his boyfriend.  The protagonist also named Raphael and played by Raphael de Bona had stayed at home in Sao Paolo whilst his unnamed beau went on a trip … Continue reading



SOCRATES : a 15 year old gay Brazilian’s struggle for life and love

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  Life is tough enough for Socrates (Christian Malheiros) and his single-parent mother as they struggled to eak out a living in their small shabby apartment in Baixada Santista one of the rougher ghettos of São Paulo.  Then she suddenly dies and the 15 year old is left to fend for himself.  Behind in the … Continue reading



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