Seattle queer filmmaker, Wes Hurley’s new dark comedy POTATO DREAMS OF AMERICA is his touching real-life story of how his Russian mother, a doctor, actually became a mail order bride so that the two of them could have a brand new life in the US
It’s a beautifully poignant movie that is a story of hope that doesn’t shy away from the fact that it came at a price. Potato (aka Hurley) and his mother could only find work in a fast-food establishment but they are both resilient and their good humor gives this story the ending it deserves.
Look out for a scene-stealing performance by an almost unrecognized as Lea Delaria who plays Potato’s grandmother Tamara
The movie has been selected as the Opening Gala of OUTshine LGBTQ Film Fest so QUEERGURU talked with Hurley to discover if his life really was as funny as it seemed
You can read Queerguru's full review of the movie HERE
P.S. Hurley is also a Producer of another movie screening at Outshine. You can check ou review of YES I AM, THE RIC WEILAND STORY Here
The fact that ‘moffie’ is the South African equivalent of ‘faggot’ sets the tone for one of the most harrowing coming-of-age films we have ever seen. It is set in South Africa in 1981 in apartheid where the white minority still dominates and persecutes the ‘colored’ population. They however are not the enemy in this war drama, as the country is obsessed with fighting neighboring Angola with its Soviet-backed troops. If there is one thing that the South Africans hate as much as ‘colored’ people it is Communists. It goes without saying that ‘moffies’ are on that list too.
To keep the Army manned there is mandatory conscription for boys 18 years old ……some even just 16. This is the tale of just one of them
Trans in Trumpland is a stunning film series from trans filmmakers Tony Zosherafatain & Jaime DiNicola that investigates the impact of anti-trans policies on the lives of four transgender Americans. Told through a road trip narrative across remote parts of the United States and set against the backdrop of increasing rates of transphobic violence,
Trans in Trumpland shows the grim realities that trans-Americans face Now streaming on Topic, Queerguru talked with the filmmakers about the impact their films are having in, and outside. of the trans community
Queerguru tracked the disarmingly charming Preciado to talk about his take on it all. Our prediction that he is destined for a bright future both in acting and also as a role model of future generations of trans people everywhere.
Check out our interview and you’ll see why we are so excited about being able to share this all with you
Mon 15th Feb 21 &@ 10 pm
Season 4, Episode 9
The Good Doctor
Sequin-clad satirical weirdos Bourgeois & Maurice are alien siblings from another planet but they also are quintessential eccentric Brits. And an extremely talented pair too. The award-winning duo are stars in London’s Alternative East End and in touring the globe their outrageous and idiosyncratic act have collected them international fans who love their discerning perfomance art.
In 2020 they enjoyed critical success with their sixth new musical Insane Animals, commissioned and produced by HOME Manchester. The hit show played to packed crowds for 3 weeks until the wretched Covid 19 Lockdown brought it all to an abrupt end, Now almost a year later they are about an Original Cast Album as a preview to re-opening the Show when the World gets back on its axis.
Queerguru talked with Bourgeois & Maurice about this and caught up with all their other news.