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Pageant Material : a queer take on Cinderalla

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  For his feature film directorial debut Jonothon Mitchell has queered up everyone’s favorite childhood fairy story : Cinderella.  In Mitchell’s take the heroine is a hero, albeit a ‘fairy’ one, who lives in the Deep South with his wicked step daddy and his two thuggish step-brothers who literally want to beat the life out of … Continue reading



Cubby : how a closeted Midwesterner lied his way to a new life in NY

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  This is a rather bizarre coming-of-age comic drama that demands your patience watching it as it is not the easiest of films to relate too.  It’s the feature film debut of its creator/director/producer and star  Mark Blane, who plays  immature 26-year-old Mark,  and it starts as he is driving with his mother cross-country to … Continue reading



Tehran : City of Love …….for some people

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  This is the stories of three middle-aged sad and depressed Iranians trying to cope with the reality that love has simply passed them by..  In this very bittersweet comedy from writer-director Ali Jaberansari we see how these lonely individuals cope with the lack of a romantic relationship . Overweight Mina (Forough Ghajabagli) ironically is … Continue reading



CANARY : a coming-of-age musical dramedy set in South Africa in the 1980’s

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  FIlmmaker Christiaan Olwagen’s enchanting coming-of-age musical dramedy set in his homeland of South Africa takes a trope of extreme obstacles facing gay men in the 1980’s with such an inspired touch that makes this such a sheer joy of a movie. It’s the tale of teenage Johan Niemand (Schalk Bezuidenhout) who although he lives … Continue reading



Michael and Michael are Gay

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It’s one thing to successfully negotiate the roller coaster of an open gay relationship but real-life married couple Michael Feldman and Michael Rachlis actually use theirs as a basis for their very engaging web series Michael and Michael Are Gay.  If you missed their first critically acclaimed series, don’t worry you can catch up on You Tube … Continue reading



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