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The future is still so frightening and often deadly for Russian and Chechnyan LGBTQ

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  Today President Putin re-affirmed that Russia would never allow same-sex marriages : this coming a few days after another gay couple were brutally beaten by Authorities under the so called Propaganda Law.  The Law was passed  “for the Purpose of Protecting Children from Information Advocating for a Denial of Traditional Family Values”  but the … Continue reading



SIberia and Him : a love affair doomed from the start

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  There cannot possibly be a more desolate place to live on Earth than in the vast plains of Siberia where the sparsely populated people miserably eake out a living and simply pray that there is no return  to war.  When Sasha’s grandmother fails to answer her phone for days the family send him off … Continue reading



#PutinShirtlessChallenge brings out Russian beefcake

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Unless you were living on a deserted island for the past few months, you are fully aware that the world is going mad.  Well, let’s qualify that more, there are certain looneys in power who should not be allowed out anywhere unless they are restrained by burly men in white coats.  However instead of being … Continue reading



The Student

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For his seventh feature film acclaimed Russian filmmaker  Kirill Serebrennikov has adapted a stage play by the German writer Marius von Mayenburg that takes a hefty swipe at religious fanaticism with this tale of Veniamin (Pyotr Skvortsov) a rebellious newly-devout teenager who is literally determined to make life hell for everyone else who he thinks are sinners. … Continue reading



Butterflies

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This obscure wee Russian documentary from Dmitry Kubasov that queerguru stumbled across is one of those baffling bizarre movies that, despite your better judgement, you watch to the very end only to declare W.T.F!   Ostensibly it’s the story of 21 year old Alexey Artemiev who may be (!) an aspiring filmmaker who is shooting a … Continue reading



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