Barbara : an iconic French Diva

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queerguru’s Parisian correspondent has just sent us news about a stunning biopic that is the latest sensation in movie theaters over there. Barbara is the story of the late  famous chanteuse whose songs included “L’Aigle noir” which sold 1 million copies in just 12 hours in the 1960’s. She cut a very dramatic figure, a tall … Continue reading




Maudie

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  This rather sentimentalized biopic by Irish filmmaker Aisling Walsh based on the life of the Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis is essentially a wonderful vehicle that showcases the exceptional talent of British Oscar-nominee Sally Hawkins who steals very single scene. Maud was born at beginning of the 20th century and suffered from rheumatoid arthritis, and when … Continue reading




Tom of Finland

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As part of a compelling trend to document crucial parts of the history of the growth of the LGBT community comes this timely, and rather excellent, biopic on the life and work of one of the most influential and celebrated figures of twentieth century gay culture.  Touko Laaksonen (Pekka Strang) was a middle-class Finnish Army Officer who … Continue reading



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