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Queerguru : The First 5 Years (crammed into 1 minute)

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We’ve done something we thought would be completely impossible.  We went through Queerguru’s entire YouTube channel that now has over 600 videos containing our interviews over our FIRST FIVE YEARS and condensed them down to just ONE minute for this new celebration tape.

DON’T blink otherwise you’ll miss the Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, MAC Award Winners, and Nominees.  There is even an Olympic Gold Medal Winner too. Plus two Sex In The City actors,……one who appeared totally naked (but clothed for us) and a few Senators including one who is the Leader.  That’s just to show our serious (!) side. 

Plus oodles of our favorite Drag Queens and artists and artistes, most of whom brighten our Summers in Provincetown.  

None of this would have been possible without a coterie of Videographers:: Rik Alhberg, Richard Bolton, Dan Desjardins,  Heather Reed,  Douglas Lance , Judy Rolfe,  Sandy MacLennan,  Hussein Wentz, and also Amy Davies @PTV

Special thanks to all the PR’s, Agents, Managers, and PA’s who helped arrange all the extraordinary talent for us to share some time with.

 

 

NOW if  you are more old-school and like to take things a tad more leisurely here is the 4 min version (with even more stars)

 

 

P.S. We set about this project the day we passed the 4000 mark subscribers and 1.25 Million Hits on our 
You Tube Channel (to join our 68K followers in 46 countries on FB).  We were very proud (& thankful) but is was the 
very same day that Amazon announced they had something like 200million on their books just to make us feel small.  
SO PLEASE help us beat Amazon by subscribing to our CHANNEL NOW its free and fabulous
and please tell your (nice) friends too.





Chris McKIm talks about his excellent new doc WOJNAROWICZ

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Emmy award-winning documentarian Chris McKim talks about Wojnarowicz an excellent new doc on one of NY’s greatest queer artists/activists on the eve of its screening at OUTshine Film Festival.

The film produced by World of Wonder is also online/select theaters via Kino Marquee.

 



Aaron Bear talks about YES I AM: THE RIC WEILAND STORY

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Queerguru is frequently drawn to Seattle as it is the home of such an extraordinarily wonderful and unique queer culture that is so unlike any other US city. With Dina Martina as its unofficial patron saint, there seems to be no end to the talent that emerges from there.  

We were back there again this week to talk with filmmaker Aaron Bear and when we asked if he thought it was all to do with ‘something in the water’ he immediately responded that it was actually ‘something in the rain.”  

We first came across Bear’s work in 2017 when we reviewed his debut film, Finding Kim.  It was a heart-touching compelling documentary about Kim Byford who at the age of 49 had decided that the time is finally right to complete her transition from female to male.   We wrote back then that it was an unmissable gem of a film.

Now on the eve of his latest documentary about to be screened as part of Miami’s OUTshine LGBTQ Film Festival this week so we talked with Bear about YES I AM: The Ric Weiland Story.  Queerguru is still reeling from the fact that we had never previously heard of Weiland who was one of the greatest queer activists and philanthropists EVER.

It’s a fascinating story that needs to reach the audience it so deserves, particularly within the LGBTQ community.   

P.S. It goes without saying, that Weiland spent a large part of his life in Seattle too.

 

 





Wes Hurley talks POTATO DREAMS OF AMERICA

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Seattle queer filmmaker, Wes Hurley’s new dark comedy POTATO DREAMS OF AMERICA is his touching real-life story of how his Russian mother, a doctor, actually became a mail order bride so that the two of them could have a brand new life in the US



It’s a beautifully poignant movie that is a story of hope that doesn’t shy away from the fact that it came at a price. Potato (aka Hurley) and his mother could only find work in a fast-food establishment but they are both resilient and their good humor gives this story the ending it deserves.

Look out for a scene-stealing performance by an almost unrecognized as Lea Delaria who plays Potato’s grandmother  Tamara  

The movie has been selected as the Opening Gala of OUTshine LGBTQ Film Fest so QUEERGURU talked with Hurley to discover if his  life really was as funny as it seemed

 

You can read Queerguru's full review of the movie HERE



P.S. Hurley is also a Producer of another movie screening at Outshine.  You can check ou review of  YES I AM, THE RIC WEILAND STORY Here


Oliver Hermanus talks about MOFFIE his excellent harrowing coming-of-age drama

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The fact that ‘moffie’ is the South African equivalent of ‘faggot’ sets the tone for one of the most harrowing coming-of-age films we have ever seen. It is set in South Africa in 1981 in apartheid where the white minority still dominates and persecutes the ‘colored’ population. They however are not the enemy in this war drama, as the country is obsessed with fighting neighboring Angola with its Soviet-backed troops. If there is one thing that the South Africans hate as much as ‘colored’ people it is Communists. It goes without saying that ‘moffies’ are on that list too.

To keep the Army manned there is mandatory conscription for boys 18 years old ……some even just 16. This is the tale of just one of them

Queerguru talks with director Oliver Hermanus on the eve of IFC Filmsreleasing the film on VOD and in select movie theaters.


To read Queerguru's full review click HERE : For more information where the movie is playing, click HERE





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