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Beach Rats

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It’s refreshing to find that filmmakers still have new LGBT coming-out stories that are fresh and throw a different perspective on what is inevitably a difficult rite-of-passage for most gay youth. For her sophomore feature writer/director Eliza Hittman sets her story in Brooklyn where 19 year-old Frankie (Harris Dickinson) is struggling hard to find his own identity, sexual … Continue reading



Suspiciously Large Woman – Bob the Drag Queen

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  Bob The Drag Queen (né Caldwell Tidicue) is a very very funny man. And according to this new Stand Up Show that he produced and starred in, he is also an SLW : a Suspiciously Large Woman standing some 6 ‘2 ” before he climbs into a lethal looking  pair of high heels.  The … Continue reading



Whitney : Can I Be Me

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  With his new documentary on Whitney Houston one of the best selling pop singers of all time, Nick Broomfield with his co-director Rudi Dolezi, tries really hard not to sensationalize her life story, which is nigh on impossible given the facts of all the traumas and dramas that Houston was involved in.  They did … Continue reading



Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards

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  Although we see a great deal of the legendary shoe designer Manolo Blahnik in this enchanting profile on him, he evidently had only agreed to the project with director Michael Roberts if he kept the cameras primarily on the impressive list of fashion heavyweights and celebrities who lined up to testify that Blahnik is … Continue reading



He’s With Me

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The refreshing thing about the bromance that kicks off the plot of this engaging new web-series about a group of sassy late 30-something-year-old New Yorkers,  is that for once the gay man doesn’t ever have any secret desires to bed his new straight best friend. Or vice versa. Midwestern Ted (Bradford How) an Advertising Executive is … Continue reading



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