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Lover Boy : on the road to discover intimacy

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  Lover Boy is the second short written and directed by Irish filmmaker Steven McKenna.  It’s the coming-out-story of Mark   ( a very cute  Jamie LLoyd Belton) who in the course of a single night in his small home town tries his hand at intimacy with three different man with less then successful results . … Continue reading



Love Victor : the angst of being a gay teenager

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  After the commercial success of LOVE SIMON in 2018 ( it grossed $66 million worldwide) Disney’s ears pricked up thinking that the world was ready for their take on a gay teen romance /drama.  This feel-good crowd-pleaser of a movie was directed by (openly gay) GREG BERLANTI (BROKEN HEARTS CLUB) from a script based on … Continue reading



For They Know Not What They Do

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  Daniel Karslake’s powerful and disturbing documentary serves as a wake-up call for the parts of the LGBTQ community that may be getting complacent.  At the very beginning of his film Karslake is eager to point out to us that the Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage was hardly the end of our fight for equal … Continue reading



Moffie : Soldier stripped bare 

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  At one point in this movie the lead character, Nicholas Van der Swar (Kai Luke Brummer) is warned “Try to stay invisible” but there is nowhere to hide as director Oliver Hermanus slowly and powerfully strips individuality and intimacy away from him. Conscripted at sixteen into the white supremacist army defending the apartheid of … Continue reading



Tu Me Manques : one of the saddest coming-out stories ever

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  Bolivian filmmaker Rodrigo Bellott’s third feature is probably the saddest coming-out story that we have ever watched. It’s the tale of 20-something-year-old Gabriel (Jose Duran) who settles in NY as he felt he could never be the son  that his ultra-religious family in Bolivia expected him to be. The story starts with the arrival … Continue reading



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