Film Review: Man Made ★★★★

T Cooper’s debut documentary feature, Man Made, follows the lives of four transgender men as they prepare compete at Trans FitCon the world’s only all-trans bodybuilding competition in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The competition is open to anyone who self-identifies as transgender male.Firstly we meet Dominic Chilko (who placed third at last year’s FitCon). The 26... Continue Reading →

TIFF 2019: LGBTQ+ Preview

With the 44th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) opening on Thursday 5th September, The Queer Review takes a look at some of this year's LGBTQ+ related highlights taking in feature films, documentaries, shorts and animation. Recent years at TIFF have delivered award winning LGBTQ+ gems including BPM (Beats Per Minute), Disobedience, A Fantastic Woman, Call Me By... Continue Reading →

Film Review: The Most Dangerous Year ★★★★

Author of young adult novel The Art of Being Normal, Lisa Williamson, reviews transgender rights documentary The Most Dangerous Year exclusively for The Queer Review. The year in question is 2016. So-called 'Bathroom Bills', aiming to repeal the rights of transgender people to use the bathroom that fits their gender identity are sweeping the USA.... Continue Reading →

Film Night at Trans Pride Brighton & Hove

MyGenderation hosts Film Night tonight, Friday 19th July 2019 at Brighton's Duke of York’s Picture House as part of the 7th annual Trans Pride Brighton and Hove. My Genderation is an ongoing film project that celebrates trans lives and experiences and tonight’s programme is a diverse collection of trans-related films, created by trans filmmakers or... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Are You Proud? ★★★

Are you proud? It’s a simple question with a lot of long and complicated answers, as highlighted in Ashley Joiner’s fascinating but unfocused documentary on the state of the LGBTQ movement in the United Kingdom. The film begins with a personal look at the state of queer Britain in the mid 20th century. A former... Continue Reading →

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