No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics

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  Vivian Kleiman’s intriguing doc looks at the impact of queer comics in the evolution of the LGBTQ community by examining the lives and work of 5 of its most well-known practitioners. They include Ailson Bechdel whose graphic novel Fun Home was turned into a Tony Award-Winning Musical, and Rupert Kinnard who created the first … Continue reading

Queer filmmaker MARK CHRISTOPHER”s very first short film from 1992

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  For Throwback Thursday Queerguru checks out the first short made by queer filmmaker Mark Christopher best known for  as the writing/director of ’54’  and the subsequent ‘54 The Directors Cut. Christopher was 29 years old in 1992 when he wrote and directed Dead Boys Club.  It is  the story of Toby an innocent young man … Continue reading

Stage Mother : Jacki Weaver grabs the spotlight in this must-see queer comedy

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  Since his award winning debut movie The Hanging Garden in 1998, the queer Canadian/American filmmaker THOM FITZGERALD has had a very prolific and completely  diverse output. It includes BEEFCAKE (1999) the story of cult queer muscle magazine photographer Bob Mizer;  THE EVENT (2003) the tale of  D..A district attorney investigating several deaths of AIDS … Continue reading

Turn Back Time : Hardy Haberman’s 1996 film LEATHER

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    Hardy Haberman is an author, filmmaker, educator, and  designer and also a prominent figure in the leather/fetish/BDSM community. His short film Leather that he made in 1996 shines a light on the leather subculture.  The film explores  the semi-religious experience of bondage and discipline.  For the film’s subjects, leather offers a way to build … Continue reading

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