Queer Latinx filmmaker Flavio Alves feature film directing debut is The Garden Left Behind a completely mesmerising movie that makes such a crucial contribution to the continuing dialogue on the transgender community. After wowing audiences and critics at SXSW, the movie is headed to Wicked Queer: The Boston LGBT Film Festival. En route he took time to talk to QUEERGURU about how he involved over 50 trans mens and women to make the film so authentic
The interview conducted by Roger Walker-Dackvia Facetime, and you can read our full review of The Garden Left Behind HERE
We are constantly surprised at the sheer beauty of the videos made by edgy queer filmmaker Joseph Wilson. An East End boy and an habitué of Sink The Pink because ‘drag is my ecstasy’ even when Wilson undertakes commercial projects like this promotional video for Welcome Eyewear, he still blows our minds away. Check out the rest of his work at http://www.josephwilsonfilms.co.uk/ and … Continue reading
Queer filmmaker YEN TAN’s latest exceptional drama takes place in the early stages of the AIDS pandemic when so many gay men who had yet to come out to their families about their sexuality, were now faced with dealing with their HIV diagnosis alone. 1985 is one such story where a young Texan man goes home to visit with his family probably for the last time and then is destined to take his secret to the grave with him.
1985 was selected as the Closing Night Gala film at OUTshine, Miami’s LGBTQ Film Festival where it played to a sold-out crowd. Whilst Tan was in town, he talked with Roger Walker-Dack about the film, and why it is important that movies about AIDS are still made.
One of the interesting facts about queer cinema is that it provides a perfect platform for so many different gay men and women from all walks of life to tell their stories to add to the rich tapestry of how our community is still evolving. It enables us to mold our own history and also … Continue reading