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Shoplifters Of The World Unite : the night that The Smiths broke up

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  Any fan of The Smiths, probably THE best British indie rock group in the 1980s’ will recognize that this movie title as being that of one of the band’s greatest hits.  This film directed and co-written by Stephen Kijak is a celebration of how this post-punk foursome that never really had any mainstream success … Continue reading



Wojnarowicz: an excellent new doc. on one of NY’s greatest queer artists/activists

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The exceptionally talented queer artist David Wojanarowicz’s name may not easily trip off one’s tongue but at least now thanks to Chris McKim’s incisive documentary his place in the echelons of queer culture will finally be totally undisputed. Wojanarowicz died of AIDS in  1992 just 37 years old, but this new film makes us all … Continue reading



FAG – Short film about homophobia

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  French queer filmmaker Olivier Lallart’s 35 min film is one of the most powerful dramas which homophobia we have seen for a long time   Shot in 2019 in the Oise, the film starts from a love story between two young boys to describe the mechanism of homophobia fueled by rumor. After playing the … Continue reading



Lupe : a heart-touching journey of discovery

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Lupe, the debut feature from filmmakers André Phillips & Charles Vuolo is a beautifully nuanced tale of self-discovery.  It’s the story of Rafael (non-binary actor Rafael Albarran) a young man who had left his native Cuba to come to NY to look for his sister who had suddenly disappeared when he was still a kid.  … Continue reading



Next Level Shit : or how not to be too anal retentive before a date

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  Filmmaker Gary Jaffe’s award-winning short Next Level Shit is about one of those awkward pre-date experiences that nearly every gay man can and will relate to.  Well, the honest ones anyway  ….. This thought-provoking and entirely delightful rom-com is the story of Taylor (the very cute Ben Baur) who is preparing for his third … Continue reading



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