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Transformistas : the pioneer drag queens of Santa Clara, Cuba

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  Despite its setting of poverty and oppression there is a real sense of joy and elation in the lives of the Cuban drag queens captured in Transformistas (the local term for Drag) this new documentary.    Cuba has always held conflicting and ambiguous views on homosexuality. Even though in 1981, the Ministry of Culture … Continue reading



Dragtime : looking back in time

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  A great wee find on YouTube (so its free) is this thoroughly entertaining HBO documentary by then newbie director Patti Kaplan about some of our favorite Drag Queens.  The year is 1997  and Jeff Roberson aka Varla Jean Merman is so young he is totally unrecognizable in men’s attire : Lady Bunny had more … Continue reading



Queen of The Capital : Muffy makes it to the Top

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  This is an affectionate portrait of a middle-aged man who is a Department of Labor official by day and a Drag Queen who dreams of being royalty at night. Daniel Hays may reside in Washington DC these days but he still loves his Southern upbringing so hence his alter-ego  Muffy Blake Stephyns loves to … Continue reading



All Male, All (almost) Nude, Johnsons has its World Premiere

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  There is a decidedly old fashioned feel to gay nightlife in Fort Lauderdale, and even more so in Wilton Manors which is home to a rapidly increasing amount of elderly gay men.  It’s becoming more and more like  Palm Springs the Californian town where gay men chose to retire in. Whereas in other cities … Continue reading



Fabulous’ movie review : the tale of Lasseindra Ninja finally going home

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  This documentary by director Audrey Jean-Baptiste is  the heartwarming story of a queer French Guiana kid  known as Xavier who left his home country as it was impossible to be his true self.  He put several thousands miles between his  biological family and him and landed in New York,  and very quickly found a … Continue reading



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