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When The Beat Drops

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  When leading choreographer Jamal Sims came across the underground dance movement known as ‘bucking’, he was so taken with it that he decided that this would be the subject of his documentary directing debut. The result is a wonderfully energetic and a rather joyful movie that centers of a group of dancers,  and one in particular who is known as … Continue reading



Riot

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  This intriguing made-for-TV Australian drama directed by Jeffrey Walker is based on the real story of how Sydney’s famous LGBT Mardi Gras came into being.  This tale of how a very marginalized community struggled to win acceptance and basic equal rights may be well known to its home audience but is probably news to the rest … Continue reading



50 Years of Fabulous

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  For his documentary feature debut filmmaker, Jethro Patalinghug has turned his cameras on one of the oldest LGBT organizations in the country, the Imperial Council also known as the Imperial Court System.  Patalinghug takes a look at its glorious history as it celebrates its 50 year anniversary and now starts to question if there is still place for it in … Continue reading



Man Made

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  Trans filmmaker T Cooper’s new documentary follows four men as they prepare to compete in Trans Fit Con the only bodybuilding competition in the US  specifically for the trans community.  The contest rules simply state that everyone must identify as trans and as such they allow contestants to enter regardless at what point they are of their … Continue reading



Ideal Home

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Finally, a blissfully funny crowd-pleaser of a movie about an outrageous middle-aged  gay couple that works its magic by having us laugh with and not at them which is such a refreshing change,  Written and directed by out-gay filmmaker Andrew Fleming, it reunites Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan again, this time playing self-obsessed wealthy partners … Continue reading



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