queerguru talks to the filmmakers of CHECK IT

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‘Check It’ is a powerful and somewhat shocking new documentary about a ‘gang’ of gay and transgender kids in one of Washington DC’s most notoriously tough neighborhoods who collectively decide to fight back against all the physical and mental abuse that is heaped on them as they strive to simply survive. A couple of adult activists offer them a glimmer of hope for a better future.

queerguru got to talk to the filmmakers Dana Flor & Toby Oppenheimer when the movie played at the Provincetown International Film Festival #PIFF16 recently.

Filmed for P.T.V. by Heather Reed.

Click HERE for queerguru’s review of the movie.

http://www.checkitfilm.com



Amrou Al-Kadhi aka Glamrou talks to queerguru

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It is not often that you get to talk to an out and proud queer Iraqi drag queen / activist / writer / actor / journalist but we did just that.  London based Amrou Al-Kahdi aka Glamrou the founder and star of Denim the drag superstar group dragged himself away from an Anti-Trump Protest outside Houses of Parliament to talk to queerguru about how being true to oneself has now taken on such a greater sense of urgency these days.

This disarmingly charming and very articulate man had a lot to say in this exclusive interview we filmed for PTV.



Evan Wolfson on The Freedom To Marry

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As part of P Town’s Summer of Love and Marriage, queerguru gets to talk to the leading gay activist Evan Wolfson known to many simply as ‘the marriage guy’. Wolfson  is the founder and president of Freedom to Marry, a group that became a major driving force same-sex marriage in the United States. He is the visionary who started work on this matter of equality almost four decades ago, and now part of the story  of how he successfully led the fight, is documented in a new film The Freedom to Marry by Eddie Rosenstein

On the eve of the documentary’s digital launch on June 6th 2017, Wolfson talked about how the battle for same-sex marriage maybe over in the US, there are still too many countries around the globe where we still need to heed the fight, plus there is also the question of our community joining the struggle to seize our own country back.

The interview via Facebook was filmed by Roger Walker-Dack for “queerguru reports’ on PTV’s Channel 99.

 

 

 

P.S. Check out queerguru’s full review of The Freedom to Marry HERE



Filmmaker Eric Juhola talks about Growing Up Coy

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The Mathis are a remarkable family whose courage and determination rarely faltered when they supported their youngest child Coy who started transitioning from male to female in kindergarten after it was clear that Coy felt he was a girl.  Growing Up Coy documents the family’s fight for her right to use the girls’ bathroom in a landmark civil rights case that prompted a nationwide debate. 

On the eve of the movie being released for global streaming to over 190 countries on Netflix (it is already available on Itunes) director Eric Juhola talked to queerguru at PTV via Facetime about just how important Coy Mathis’s touching story really is.

 

 

For a full review of the movie click http://queerguru.com/2016/12/growing-up-coy



Jennifer Reeder talks about Signature Move

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Signature Move is unquestionably one of THE must talked about lesbian movies of 2017. This modern day romance about women from two different cultures has been feted with Gala Screenings at Festivals all around the globe.  Last week it was the Closing Night Movie at London’s BFI Flare Film Festival, and on Sunday next it will be playing at  the  Cleveland International Film Festival.  Before that however it has been selected as the Opening Night Gala Film at Wicked Queer, Boston’s prestigious LGBT Film Festival on Thursday 30th March 2017.

queerguru caught up with director Jennifer Reeder at her home in Chicago just before she left to catch the plane to Boston, and she talked to us exclusively for P.T.V. about why her movie was such a hot ticket right now.

This queerguru reports was filmed by Roger Walker-Dack for P.T.V. For our full review of the movie go to  http://queerguru.com/2017/03/signature-move