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Queerguru @BFI Flare : SWEETHEART

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Throw aside any expectations that Marly Morrison’s Sweetheart will be an achingly Gen Z teen zeitgeist movie and embrace the fact that it belongs to the classic British genre of sexually awkward teen meets nightmare seaside family holiday. Go with it because that is what makes its humiliating inevitability so sweet. April Jane or AJ … Continue reading



Goodbye Mother : a charming queer romance from Vietnam

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  Goodbye Mother is one of those cases of don’t judge a Book (or in this case movie) but its cover.  Having wrongly assumed that this was a straightforward story of a closeted gay man taking a boyfriend home to Vietnam for the first time, and being forced to choose between his conservative family, or … Continue reading



Uncle Frank : a mature coming-out story to grab your heart strings

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  Since he won an Academy Award for writing American Beauty  in 1999  openly  gay writer/director/producer Alan Ball has been focusing on creating new work for television.  His groundbreaking series such as Six Feet Under and True Blood swept up Golden Globes and also won Ball a very loyal following too. Now he is back … Continue reading



Forgotten Roads : a brilliant new queer Chilean drama

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  Despite all the problems in the world, 2020 has seen a remarkable crop of such excellent queer debut feature films from first time directors/writers.   Forgotten Roads from Chilean filmmaker Nicol Ruiz Benavides is right up there amongst them. Kudos for both his script and his visual interpretation but especially for the sublimely nuanced  performance … Continue reading



Dating Amber : and pretending to be straight

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  Out-gay filmmaker David Freyne returns to his native Kildare in Ireland for the his latest film a delightful coming-out comedy that has a more than a passing reference to his own story . Set in 1995 a period Freyne comments was a time when so many films about being gay focused on people dying … Continue reading



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