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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



Can the LGBTQ community ever get over Mark Wahlberg (past?) homophobia to enjoy his latest perfomance?

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  Roadside Attractions are very excited about their latest new movie JOE BELL, which is released in movie theatres on July 23rd.  Written by Diana Ossana & Larry McMurtry (Brokeback Mountain) and directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green (Monsters and Men) it’s based on an intimate and emotional true story.   An Oregonian father decides to pay … Continue reading



FAG – Short film about homophobia

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  French queer filmmaker Olivier Lallart’s 35 min film is one of the most powerful dramas which homophobia we have seen for a long time   Shot in 2019 in the Oise, the film starts from a love story between two young boys to describe the mechanism of homophobia fueled by rumor. After playing the … Continue reading



Broken Heart Land : a story about a culture of prejudice and bigotry which led to hope

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  This week sees the online screening of Broken Heart Land  a powerful documentary essentially about LGBTQ Rights but is also very much about a culture of prejudice, bigotry  and sheer hatred  that still prevails in so many parts of our country. It is a portrait of a town divided along the right/left fault-line that … Continue reading



HOMO-SAY-WHAT – a history of institutionalized homophobia

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The very next day after queer filmmaker Craig Bettendorf and his crew celebrated Treading Yesterday’s world premiere at Dances with Films in Hollywood, the euphoria quickly disappeared.  It was the night of the mass-killing at the Pulse Night Club in Orlando. The bitter irony (if that’s the right word) is that ‘Treading Yesterday’  Web Series … Continue reading



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