Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level

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  Great news if you live in Europe or your computer can play Region 2 DVD’s as next week sees the release of a fully restored high definition version of The Naked Civil Servant, unquestionably one of queerguru’s  favorite classic queer movies. From 1976, it tells the remarkable true story of Quentin Crisp, self-proclaimed England’s … Continue reading



Portrait of Jason

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In 1967 Oscar nominated filmmaker Shirley Clarke ensconced herself in an apartment in N.Y.’s Chelsea Hotel on the evening of Dec. 3, 1966 and let her camera roll for the next 12 hours. Her subject was a much-larger-than-life articulate African/American man who, drink and cigarette always in hand, seems to never stop laughing. The very … Continue reading



Gay Cult Classic BIG EDEN is re-released

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When the movie Big Eden was released 15 years it instantly became a gay cult classic.  Thomas Bezucha’s debut feature film is an decidedly heart-warming old fashioned romance and real feel-good crowd pleaser which picked up nine awards from leading Film Festivals around the country.   The San Francisco Chronicle explained its appeal so succinctly ‘Seeing middle-aged, … Continue reading



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