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Queerguru’s José Mayorga reviews NOT KNOWING a queer Turkish drama now streaming online

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    Writer and director Leyla Yilmaz in her second film Not Knowing  (“Bilmemek”) gives a glance of Turkish society in general, and in particular, the portrait of a family of three, living in pre-pandemic Istambul.  Sinan (Yurdaer Okur),  the father, works with containers at the port for a big sea transportation corporation that has … Continue reading



Queerguru’s Andrew Hebden on Lust Life Love

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  It might be far too Bridget Jones to say it but the only thing that would be worse than a film about a smug couple would be a film about a smug throuple. So, it’s with relief that we can reveal a major spoiler for this one. The end conclusion of Lust Life Love … Continue reading



Moneyboys : a powerful queer Chinese story of love, survival and acceptance

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  Since  1996 when East Palace, West Palace was the first Mainland Chinese movie with an explicitly homosexual theme was released, there have been very few films to follow its lead.  Like with MONEYBOYS it is deemed too unsafe to make Chinese queer film actually in situ, so filmmakers such as Taiwan/Austrian C.B. Yi use … Continue reading



‘Coming Out” 1989 : the first and only gay feature film made in East Germany. 

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  ‘Coming Out” is a unique part of queer history being the first and only gay feature film made in East Germany.  And if that is not enough, it actually premiered on November 9th 1989 …. the day the Berlin Wall fell. The story centers on a young teacher Philipp (Matthias Freihof) who enters a … Continue reading



Queerguru is really not that ‘Wild About Harry’

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  There is always a red flag that comes with any movie whose release has been delayed by several years.  Back in 2014, Emilo Estefan produced his wife in A Change of Heart which took three years for what we think was its only any screening before it was put back on its dusty shelf … Continue reading



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