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The Unlikely Story of The Lesbians of First Friday

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  This is a very personal story for filmmaker Kathryn L Beranich as she was part of a small group of lesbians in the small city of Roanoke, Virginia who socialised together in the 1980’s.  There were huge feminist movements elsewhere in the USA but for the most part these mainly white privileged closeted women … Continue reading



Gimme One : Andrew Hebden reviews a BFI London World Premiere

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  Queerguru won’t be camped out at London’s Leicester Square for the British Film Festival this year. Social distancing has forced most of the content online. We’re gutted. On lockdown since March it’s another grim nail in the coffin of the UK art scene. Or so we thought. However this little surprise from director Montague … Continue reading



Boys State : the making of the next generation of political junkees

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  We have to confess the very concept of the annual American Legion run Boys State Event filled our democratic hearts with horror.  Ite been going on since 1935 and is a week-long exercise at teaching selected high school-students how to play politics and establish a state government. Set in red-neck Texas,  filmmakers  Amanda McBaine … Continue reading



If It Were Love : Teddy Award Winning Documentary

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  Queer Austrian filmmaker Patric Chiha s last film was Brothers Of The Night a gritty fascinating documentary about a small group of young Bulgarian Roma men who barter with sex for a better life in Vienna.  Now he is back with  his new film ‘If It Were Love’ which also had its premiere af Berlinale … Continue reading



The Sound of Identity : how Lucia Lucas made Don Giovanni soar

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  There will come a time in our (distant?) future when filmmaker James Kicklighter can make a documentary like this when the sole focus is on the extraordinary voice of opera singer Lucia Lucas with barely a mention of the fact she is transgender.  However right now we still need films like this which add … Continue reading



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