Film Review: Kapaemahu ★★★★★

Due to world premiere at last month’s postponed Tribeca Film Festival, Kapaemahu was set to play as part of the annual animated shorts programme curated by Whoopi Goldberg. Written, directed and produced by Native Hawaiian educator and cultural practitioner Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, along with GLAAD and Emmy award-winning activists and filmmakers Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson,... 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 April's postponed Tribeca Film Festival, a stunning new documentary co-directed by Michael Seligman and Jennifer Tiexiera, P.S. Burn This Letter Please, 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 eighties and nineties with... 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 →

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 →

Support the Frameline 2020 Fund

Since 1977 San Francisco's Frameline Film Festival has presented LGBTQ+ cinema to a ravenous audience each year. Ravenous? Yes, I meant it. The huge crowds packed into such iconic venues as the palatial Castro Theatre love cinema so much, they'll loudly cheer on what speaks to them. Conversely, you haven't lived until 1400 people hiss... 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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