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Hooked

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  The social media star and model/actor Max Emerson courageously took on the pressing topic of homeless LGBT youth for his feature film writing/directing debut.  This fictionalized story was evidently inspired by the countless troubling emails Emerson received from when, at the grand old age of 25, he published his own memoir Hot Sissy – Life Before Flashbulbs.  He … Continue reading



Al Berto

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  This biopic from filmmaker Vicente Alves do Ó is a fictionalized and highly dramatic account of a traumatic period in the life of the gay Portuguese Poet Alberto Raposo Pidwell Tavares who was universally known simply as Al Berto.   It’s set in the mid-1970’s when a very young Al Berto (Ricardo Teixeira)  has just returned home to … Continue reading



The Gospel According To André

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  Fashion Guru and former Editor-at-Large for American Vogue André Leon Talley puts a whole new meaning on the expression ‘larger-than-life’. In this very affectionate profile on him, filmmaker Kate Novack simply points her cameras at Talley and lets him perform. This charismatic African-American tastemaker loves the sound of his own voice as he gives his … Continue reading



What’s going ‘down under’ from Down Under in Ding Dong I’m Gay

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  One of the most refreshing new  LGBTQ web series we have come across for some time has just popped on our radar.  It hails from Sydney, Australia and is the story of Cameron (Tim Spencer )  who moved to the city ten years ago and who was certain he would be flooded with invitations to parties … Continue reading



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