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Becoming Cherrie : a journey so worth taking

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  The Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival based in Cardiff, Wales awards the largest short film prize in the world – the prestigious £30,000 Iris Prize.  It’s enough money for filmmakers to convert their shorts into full-length features like past winners like Daniel Ribeiro ‘The Way He Looks’ and Dee Rees ‘ Pariah’. This last … Continue reading



Listen : the first breakup always seems like the end of the world

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  Struggling with the breakup of a relationship is tough at any age, but it seems like the end of the world  when it’s your first love. This touching short film from writer/director Stewart Hannah is the story of Tom and Adam who cannot move on two months after they decided to part ways after … Continue reading



Queerguru checks out HOT LEGS a provocative naked psychological thriller

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  From a very conservative South Africa comes this very provocative full-frontal queer short film written and directed by Luiz DeBarros back in 1995  It’s a psychological thriller that explores a tense abusive relationship  between a gay man and his childhood bully.  From the opening scene when the naked bully is  tied to a chair, … Continue reading



Mankind : escaping to a new (gay) life on Mars

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  A sci-fi queer film is at best a rarity.  Maybe filmmakers still think that there are enough earthly issues that the LGBTQ community are still connecting with before we take flight. Mankind, an immaculate and compelling short directed and co-written by Brit Layke Anderson,  is about Will (Ricky Nixon) a restless young man who … Continue reading




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