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The Amazing Truth of Queen Racquela

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  From 2008 comes this hybrid docudrama that does such a good melding fact with fiction we have no idea which is which.  Somehow that doesn’t seem to matter. The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela is the story of 2O year old Filipino Ladyboy who makes a living as a sex worker in Manilla.  Raquela … Continue reading



Screwball : the farce behind Baseball’s doping scandal

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  Even when you have lived in Miami for a couple of decades you feel that you may become immune to the latest big scandal that inevitably involves bribery, corruption and most of all illegal drugs, but you never quite do. Some of it however, like the doping professional baseball players high drama is full … Continue reading



Bumblefuck USA

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Newbie filmmaker Aaron Douglas Johnson’s debut feature is an unsettling docu-drama hybrid that arose from a very personal tragedy in his life. Johnson was born in a small town in Iowa and as an only child he grew up very close to his cousin Matt. By all accounts Matthew, a devout Catholic and a passionate … Continue reading



The Circle aka Der Kreis

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Even though he led a very closeted life, Ernst  Ostertag went out in public to a gay Ball held by The Circle Magazine and met and fell in love with Robi Rapp, a drag act who was performing there that night, who would later become his life partner. The year was 1956, and the city was … Continue reading



Longing Nights

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From newbie Spanish writer/director Tiago Leão  comes this overwhelmingly sad docudrama of four 20 something year olds who seek pleasure whenever and with whoever they can to escape the sheer loneliness of their lives.  Set in the night streets of Madrid, these four separate different stories are each steeped in the same world of sex … Continue reading



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