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Dear Tenant : when queer love does not conquer all

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  You’ll need to grab a whole box of tissues before you start watching this heartbreaking queer drama from Tawainese filmmaker Cheng Yu-Chieh.  This story of loss in itself is sad but set against a background where society still punishes a man for his sexuality, it’s almost impossible not to get angry as the story … Continue reading



Queerguru reviews DEATH AND BOWLING : with a trans cast and a trans sensibility

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  Trans filmmaker Lyel Kash’s directorial/writing debut Death and Bowling that is having its world premiere at OUTFEST Film Fest in LA is an extraordinary achievement.  Not just because in a groundbreaking move Kash cast all the roles in the movie with transgender actors, but his spiritual drama gives a very personal insight which we … Continue reading



Ben Platt stars in Broken Diamonds : a familial mental health drama

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  Broken Diamonds is a new mental health drama that is the sophomore feature from director Peter Sattler, from a script by Steve Waverly.  Well done on every level, it will still make disturbing viewing to many whose lives have been touched by similar situations.  And even to those whose families have at some time … Continue reading



Joe Bell : a gay film for straight eyes

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  Mark Wahlberg may be the headliner in this poorly conceived melodrama, but it is 21-year-old Reid Miller who shines through as the real star.  Based on a true story, which has been disappointedly adapted for the screen by Larry McMurtry, Diana Ossana (Brokeback Mountain) this is a gay drama made specifically for straight eyes. It … Continue reading



Ronnie Larsen : Sex (with smiles) in South Florida

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  Wikipedia always says it like it really is  For out-gay South Floridian Ronnie Larsen, the entry says he “is a playwright and film director specializing in writing plays about sex”.    Like his play Making Porn which was about the gay porn industry in the 1980s, and the production was notable for casting gay … Continue reading



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