David Bowie : a look at ‘The Last 5 Years’

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A trailer has just been released of David Bowie: The Last Five Years  a stunning new documentary with some never-before-seen footage which looks primarily at Bowie’s recordings and release of his final two albums, The Next Day and Blackstar.  Directed and produced by documentarian Francis Whately, who also made David Bowie : Five Years in 2013. … Continue reading



Trans girl Zoey dedicates her quinceañera to her trans godmothers.

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  A quinceañera is a Latin American tradition celebrating a girl’s coming of age on her 15th birthday. Zoey a Mexican/American living in Los Angeles however is a little difference as she is a transgender girl.  She is dedicating her quinceañera to her trans godmothers who helped her through her transitioning but who never got … Continue reading



1st glimpse of Debbie Reynolds & Carrie Fisher Documentary

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HBO have brought forward the screening of Bright Lights  the greatly anticipated documentary on inseparable mother and daughter Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher after their recently untimely deaths.  Directed by Oscar winning documentarian Fisher Stevens and his co-director Alexis Bloom, the movie premiered last May at the Cannes Film Festival to great acclaim. After a … Continue reading



Every Brilliant Thing

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Every Christmas Frank Capra’s 1946 classic movie It’s A Wonderful Life is dragged out for another airing on TV.  Lest you have never seen it (!) its the  story of  George Bailey who is so depressed by the fact that everything is going wrong that he seriously contemplates taking his own life only to be … Continue reading



Mapplethorpe : Look at the Pictures

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The prolific gay filmmakers Fenton Bailey & Randy Barbato start this latest documentary of theirs on the celebrated and controversial photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in 1989 with the scene of the right wing Republican Senator Jesse Helms angrily pleading  with the Senate to stop the public funding of the latest Mapplethorpe Exhibition. The fact it didn’t actually receive any monies … Continue reading



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