Book Review: Just Like That by Cole McCade ★★★

Fancy a hit of sub/dom-light romance blending an emotionally withholding Daddy-figure and some borderline cultural clichés thrown in? Grab hold of your speedos and dive into Cole McCade’s new book Just Like That. Summer Hemlock returns home (to Omen, Massachusetts) to take up the position of Teacher’s Assistant at his old boarding school, Albin Academy,... Continue Reading →

TV Review: Love, Victor ★★★★

Yesterday’s landmark Supreme Court decision on LGBTQ protections in the workplace is reason for us to breathe a sigh of relief and celebrate. It also reminds us of the need for more mainstream LGBTQ+ representation as we continue the fight for full equality and societal acceptance. As Sam Feder’s Netflix documentary Disclosure released this Friday... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Clementine ★★★

Bereft after the end of her relationship with an older woman, Karen (Otmara Marrero) heads to her ex's vacant lakeside cabin in the woods to recuperate. Of course, she hasn't exactly been invited, so she has to break a window to climb inside, cutting her hand in the process. Before long, she meets Lana (Sydney... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Fairytale/Favola ★★★1/2

If you’re looking for a queer film that’ll totally take your mind off the modern world, we may have found the perfect one: Sebastiano Mauri’s Fairytale (Favola). This Italian surreal comedy, starring Filippo Timi based on his stage play, throws you into a skewed vision of 1950s America as Mrs Fairytale plays the perfect (and... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Crisis Hotline ★★1/2

Director Mark Schwab's LGBTQ thriller Crisis Hotline (now streaming on Amazon Prime) tells the story of Simon (Corey Jackson), a man new to his job at the titular location. He expected to be talking people through the worst times of their lives, but after a week on the phones, he's bored because for the most... Continue Reading →

Film Review: The Half of It ★★★★

Alice Wu’s long-awaited second feature film as writer and director, The Half of It, which launches on Netflix Friday May 1st, has deservedly just won Tribeca’s Founders Award for Best U.S. Narrative Feature. The film opens opens with an enchanting illustration by Shape & Shadow’s Hayley Morris depicting the Greek myth that humans were originally... Continue Reading →

Film Review: A Secret Love ★★★★

Following last week’s exceptional documentary Circus of Books by Rachel Mason from executive producer Ryan Murphy, Netflix continues to offer its subscribers a diverse array of LGBTQ related original content. This week alone it adds Ryan Murphy’s epic ‘what if?’ retelling of the Golden Age of Hollywood, with two episodes directed by Janet Mock; Alice... Continue Reading →

SXSW 2020 Film Festival Collection Film Review: I’m Gonna Make You Love Me ★★★★★

Karen Bernstein’s I’m Gonna Make You Love Me is part of Amazon Prime Video and SXSW's virtual film fest Prime Video presents the SXSW 2020 Film Festival Collection which will play exclusively on Prime Video in the U.S. from today, Monday April 27th 2020 running through May 6th.  The deeply personal, artfully executed film weaves archive footage, photographs,... Continue Reading →

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