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The True Adventures of Wolfboy

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  In the opening scenes of  the film the furry faced ‘Wolfboy’  is at an old fashioned  Carnival being aggressively encouraged by his father to have some fun. Meanwhile he is also being mercilessly taunted by some teenage boys from his school.  We not only feel as unhappy as Paul the Wolfboy but are also … Continue reading



House of Hummingbird : a Korean queer coming-of-age tale

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  This debut feature film from  Bora Kim  of a quiet and confused 14 year old Korean schoolgirl is loosely based on her own giving a real sense of authenticity to this unique coming-of-age story.  Plus its also set in 1994 which proved a significant year in South Korea’s history. Eighth-grader Eun-hee (Ji-hu Park) is the … Continue reading



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



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