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Enfant Terrible : the story of queer German auteur Rainer Werner Fassbinder

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Enfant Terrible is a perfect name for this unsettling biopic about the queer German auteur Rainer Werner Fassbinder.  Filmmaker Oskar Roehler spares no punches in telling the tale of this outrageous egomaniac who treated everybody in his life so vilely and in a manner that could not be justified by the fact that his films … Continue reading



The accidental Queen of Camp WENDY WILLIAMS has made a Lifetime OMG biopic

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  Nowadays we have more than our share of trash (aka reality) TV but nevertheless the controversial daytime TV Host WENDY WILLIAMS doesn’t think we see/hear enough of her.  So now this show business mega manic whose ego is even bigger than her ginormous breasts has had a biopic made of her life. We’ve been … Continue reading



I Am Woman: the story of Helen Reddy

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  There is something very decidedly old fashioned about this biopic in both the story and the way that first time director  Unjoo Moon chose to tell it.  This story focuses on singer Helen Reddy’s life (Tilda Cobham-Hervey) from when she first left her native Australia to come to the US in the  early 1970’s … Continue reading



The Glorias : 4 Actors try to step into Gloria Steinem shoes

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  Theater/film director Julie Taymor adapted Gloria Steinem’s memoir My Life On The Road to make this ambitious and overly biopic on one of the US’s leading feminists.  Using 4 different actors playing the woman herself (and an appearance by Ms Steinem at the end) the screen was awash with Glorias that Taymor even juxtapositioned … Continue reading



Bitter Years : the life of Italian Gay Liberationist Mario Mieli

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  Celebrated Italian queer theater and film director Andrea Adriatico’s latest movie is a biopic of Mario Mieli who was a leading figure in the Italian gay movement of the 1970s.  Mieli may be little known outside of Italy but his fascinating colorful life that abruptly ended when he was just 30 years old, makes … Continue reading



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