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Straight Up : one man’s heartbreaking tale of self-discovery

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  Todd (james Sweeney) is a precocious millennial with his rapid firing conversation which is fuelled by his insistence to overthink every single little detail. He’s confused about many things, particularly his sexuality.  We think he is  just a gay man who hasn’t figured that out for himself.  Yet despite all his neuroises he is … Continue reading



MOFFIE : a harrowing coming-of-age tale

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  The fact that ‘moffie’ is the South African equivalent of ‘faggot’ sets the tone for one of the most harrowing coming-of-age films we have ever seen.  It is set in South Africa in 1981 in the midst of apartheid where the white minority still dominate and persecute the ‘colored’ population.  They however are not … Continue reading



BOOKSMART : a superb coming-of-age tale with rising star Beanie Feldstein

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  Queer actress Beanie Feldstein, the younger sibling of actor Jonah Hill,  had a recent stint appearing in Hello Dolly on Broadway in the shadows of Bette Midler, but after her stunning breakthrough performance in Booksmart she is bound to always be upfront and center from now on.  A star is really born.  Feldstein plays  … Continue reading



And Then We Danced : before falling in love

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  Swedish/Georgian filmmaker Levan Akin’s third film a heartbreaking coming-out-story is probably the first ever LGBT drama ever made in ultra-conservative Georgia. It quite rightly won over international audiences at the Cannes Film Festival early this year  where it was nominated for a Queer Palm. This is the story of Merab (Levan Gelbakhiani) a student … Continue reading



DUST : Nowhere to run from awkward memories

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  Dust’s coming of age story is not the polished instagram version of puberty. It is as naïve, bare and unedited as a teens sexted video.  Dust compellingly captures the exact moments between adult hood and childhood when the familiar people, places and bodies of earlier years no longer fit together. Painful as a pimple … Continue reading



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