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Operation Hyacinth : a Polish queer thriller with a real kick

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  It seems like so many countries have undergone a dark period in their history when they undertook merciless witch-hunts against the LGBTQ population.  In the US it started in 1953 under Eisenhower,  and what became known as The Lavendar Scare lasted some four decades.  In that period thousands of people lost their livelihoods and … Continue reading



At The End Of Evin (all that glitters ……) an Iranian thriller reviewed by Queerguru’s Ris Fatah

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Amen, (Mehri Kazemi) is an Iranian transgender teenager, who has moved to Tehran from a small town, and is looking to transition to a woman. Amen is introduced to Naser, (the very handsome Madhi Pakdel), a wealthy man, who offers to pay for Amen’s gender reassignment surgery. He needs one simple favor in return. Since … Continue reading



SURGE : Nervous breakdown or nervous breakthrough? a review by Queerguru’s Ris Fatah

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  Set over 48 hours in London, SURGE is a raw, anxiety-filled thriller starring the brilliant Ben Whishaw.  Joseph, so compellingly played by Ben Whishaw, is an airport security guard, repeating the same simple mundane tasks at work day in and day out, slowly becoming more and more anxious and demoralized. His is a numb … Continue reading



The Courier : the most unlikely true Spy story ever

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  The Courier takes us back to the time last century when a successful British Businessman was recruited by the MI6 the UK’s Spy Service to spy on Russia .  Those  were the (good) old days when we still had the old-fashioned cloak and dagger real-life spies and Russia was the ONLY country that was … Continue reading



A sublime Russell Tovey plays straight in The Sister

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  Queerguru’s own take on ‘pay for gay‘ actors is on a case by case argument.  Whereas we are adamant about transactors playing trans  roles, but when it comes to gay men and gay roles we take a more fluid approach.  Most of this is based on the fact we believe it should be the … Continue reading



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