Exclusive Interview: real life husbands Ben Lewis & Blake Lee on starring in Lifetime’s LGBTQ holiday movie The Christmas Setup “the weight of it being part of television history didn’t immediately dawn on us”

Was there a convention where TV and film executives decided that this was the year to make the Yuletide gay? There have been a raft of queer-centred movies this season, including the heartwarming The Christmas Setup, Lifetime's first LGBTQ holiday romance, starring the adorable real life couple Ben Lewis and Blake Lee. The film, which... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Hugh Nini & Neal Treadwell on their book LOVING A Photographic History of Men in Love 1850s-1950s “love is not straight, it’s not gay, it’s not bi, it’s just love & we all feel it the same way”

Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell's stunning new book, LOVING A Photographic History of Men in Love 1850s-1950s, is a collection of previously unpublished vernacular photography depicting romantic love between men that powerfully and movingly reasserts both that love is love and that we've always been here. A married couple themselves, Neal, who works in the... Continue Reading →

NewFest 2020 Film Review: Sublet ★★★★

Veteran Israeli filmmaker Eytan Fox's outstanding new feature Sublet, co-written with Itay Segal, opens with the arrival of a jetlagged and disorientated fifty something gay man, Michael (The Inheritance's John Benjamin Hickey) to bustling Tel Aviv. He's a travel writer for The New York Times who has come to uncover the "real" city over a... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Stephen Kijak showrunner of HBO Max’s LGBTQ+ rights docu-series Equal “there was queer history in the image making as well as the actual storytelling”

The Max original LGBTQ+ civil rights docu-series Equal premieres on HBO Max today, Thursday October 22nd. Dynamically and stylishly breathing life and potent emotion into queer history, the series recontextualises the Stonewall riots in the final episode, having set out in the previous three episodes the long, often hidden, fight for equality that came before... Continue Reading →

Outfest 2020 Film Review: Minyan ★★★★

A gay Brooklyn teenager (The Inheritance’s Samuel H. Levine) charts his own sexual awakening and the complexities of his Russian Jewish family in documentarian Eric Steel’s narrative debut Minyan. The work of James Baldwin is certainly in the zeitgeist again as, much like Tomasz Jedrowski's brilliant debut novel Swimming in the Dark, Giovanni’s Room provides... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: 1950s NYC drag queen doc P.S. Burn This Letter Please filmmakers Michael Seligman & Jennifer Tiexiera “gay history did not begin at Stonewall”

Due to world premiere at 2020's postponed Tribeca Film Festival, a stunning new documentary co-directed by Michael Seligman and Jennifer Tiexiera, P.S. Burn This Letter Please now streaming on Discovery+, looks back at the lives of several New York drag queens during the 1950s and '60s, and introduces us to some of them now in... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Circus of Books ★★★★

Rachel Mason’s Circus of Books had its world premiere at 2019's Tribeca Film Festival where is was acquired by Netflix. After a successful festival run it launches on the streaming service on Wednesday April 22nd 2020. The documentary's lead subjects, Karen and Barry Mason, are the filmmaker’s parents and the unlikely owners of the titular long-running Los Angeles gay porn... Continue Reading →

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