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Leading Ladies : a film by Ruth Caudeli

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  For her latest feature film, Spanish queer filmmaker Ruth Caudeli continues with her fixation with ‘navel-gazing’ which was the topic of her sophomore movie Second Star On The Right.  Leading Ladies, filmed in Colombia,  is the tale of five young women who have gathered together for a celebratory dinner for one of their number … Continue reading



Hiding Place : a short film by Orla Keaveney

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    Our thanks to Irelands GCN (just celebrating its 33rd year as  Ireland’s National LGBTQ+ press)  for making us aware of this cute short queer film from writer/director Orla Keaveney .  Set in the Covid 19 Lockdown, ‘Hiding Places’ is about the how tough it can be when you are still not out to … Continue reading



The World To Come : (may be as bleak as this one)

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  Set in 1856 this slow-burning drama is mostly as bleak as the wild Frontier it is set in.  It opens with a throughly depressed Abigail (Katherine Waterson) reading aloud in voiceover . “This morning, ice in our bedroom for the first time all winter,”  and you really feel the cold as she speaks. She … Continue reading



24 year old Dolly shares her very real heartbreaking story of surviving as a lesbian in Egypt

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  When Dutch Jewish filmmaker Evelyn Markus introduced Queerguru (via Email) to Dolly a young woman in Egypt, who lives in a severely oppressive society as a lesbian and atheist, we immediately knew we wanted to share  her story. Her heartbreaking tale of trying simply to exist and being true to her self is incredibly … Continue reading



NIMBY Not In My Back Yard

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  From Finland comes this rather absurdist drama centered around a lesbian couple’s attempt to ‘come out’ to their respective parents .  What was a seemingly straightforward  trip home to a remote town for Melvi (Susanna Pukkila) to introduce her German girlfriend Kata (Almila Bagriacik). turns into total chaos. The moment the pair step off … Continue reading



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