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SHIVA BABY : where the last thing on everyone”s mind is Mourning

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  For her debut feature  film Emma Seligman adapted her only brilliant funny short SHIVA BABY so successfully that she picked up the Best Screenplay Award at Outfest this year.  We always knew that ‘jews’ and ‘gays’ usually make good ingredients for comedy especially ones that take aim at both communities, but rarely do they … Continue reading



The Goddess of Fortune : the latest excellent gay dramedy from Ferzan Özpetek

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  If Ferzan Özpetek is not Queerguru’s favorite queer Italian filmmaker, then  he is definitely near the top of our list.  This Turkish born Italian captured our attention with Hamam (Steam: The Turkish Baths) in 1997.  He then when on to capture  our hearts with his multi-award winning The Ignorant Fairies (released in the US/UK … Continue reading



Alice Junior : a trans teenager who knows exactly what she wants

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  Filmmaker Gil Baroni’s latest movie, fresh from its glowing reception at the Berlinale earlier this year is yet another example of how innovative and sublime queer movies made in Brazil really are. His tale of a vibrant trans teenager who refuses to be bowed down by any transphobia is like a breath of fresh … Continue reading



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



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