Writer/director/co-producer ANDREW DURHAM talked with Queerguru about his excellent debut feature FAIRYLAND. Based on Alysia Abbott’s “Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father.,, which is the story of her growing up in San Francisco with her gay single father in the 1980s/90s. Their unique relationship is based on both of them evolving into establishing their own truths/paths which are thrown askew when the AIDS pandemic starts to decimate the city. In the end, their roles reverse as Alysa must take over the parenting role.
With an outstanding cast and Sofia Coppola as co-producer, Fairyland is the most authentic voice of seismic change in both SF and the entire queer community. This quiet film with such a powerful story really deserves to reach the widest possible audience.
P.S. We caught up with Andrew as the movie was about to screen at the opening night of Miami’s OUTshine Film Festival
Labels: 2023, AIDS Memoir, Andrew Duham, Fairyland, interview, Miami OUTshine