Exclusive Interview: Lithuanian LGBTQ+ activist & filmmaker Romas Zabarauskas on The Lawyer “people speak about diversity as if it’s something additional, but it’s not, it’s just reality”

For the last decade Lithuanian filmmaker and LGBTQ+ activist Romas Zabarauskas has been making provocative, genre-bendingfilms underpinned by queer characters. His debut short Porno Melodrama, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, and his subsequent features We Will Riot and You Can’t Escape Lithuania/Nuo Lietuvos nepabegsi saw him tackle queer love, politics and resurgent nationalism.... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Ask Any Buddy ★★★★

One of our favourite queer Instagram accounts @askanybuddy delights in the rich history of how gay porn movies of the golden age of the 70s and 80s were advertised in print; the promotional stills, screening listings and cover stars. So our interest was aroused when we learnt that the curator of these treasures, Evan Purchell,... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Lord Michael Cashman “we always have to stand in the shoes of those most attacked, those most misrepresented”

Last month saw the publication of actor, activist, former MEP and LGBT global envoy, Lord Michael Cashman's fascinating, frank and beautifully written autobiography One of Them: From Albert Square to Parliament Square. Read our ★★★★★ review here. Michael Cashman, now Baron Cashman of Limehouse, grew up in the war-torn resilience of London's East End of... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Paris Is Burning director Jennie Livingston “I always felt that the balls were a kind of a church, a kind of ritual space”

To mark the thirtieth anniversary of Jennie Livingston's (they/them) landmark documentary Paris Is Burning, the Criterion Collection have issued the film on Blu-Ray for the first time in a stunning 2K digital restoration. Also available through Criterion on DVD, the new edition on both formats features over an hour of previously unseen outtakes, a new... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Swallow ★★★★

Writer and director Carlo Mirabella-Davis’ haunting debut narrative feature Swallow is a taunt, unnerving psychological thriller with horror elements that’s definitely not for the squeamish. And you may want to save those snacks for another movie. Hunter (Haley Bennett) has just married into the stifling, privileged patriarchy of the Conrad family. She's moved into a... Continue Reading →

Book Review: One of Them From Albert Square to Parliament Square by Michael Cashman ★★★★★

Michael Cashman’s One of Them is not only a rich, often hilarious, occasionally heart-breaking and surprisingly candid memoir, but also a fascinating and important document of social history and the fight for LGBTQ+ equality. It’s gripping from the very first page where Cashman describes the day of his civil partnership (legal recognition for same-sex couples... Continue Reading →

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