Queerguru’s Ris Fatah reviews WEST NORTH WEST a Japanese queer drama that explores themes of gender, sexuality, nationality, and religious identity

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    Set amongst the bustling crowds and underground karaoke clubs of Tokyo, WEST NORTH WEST explores themes of gender, sexuality, nationality, and religious identity through the complex desires of three women. The film is now featuring on PeccadilloPOD, a new On-Demand platform for LGBTQ+ cinema.   Beautiful Kei (Hanae Kan) works at a cocktail bar, … Continue reading

Queerguru’s Ris Fatah reviews Erica’s First Holy Shit a comedic psychosexual lesbian fantasia of adventure and discovery.

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Queer communities in cities around the world are under increasing threat from rapidly rising rents and landlords more often favoring corporate big business tenants over small owner-managed businesses. In Erica’s First Holy Shit, we see how this is affecting bohemian Austin, Texas. The city’s famous queer fitness guru, Erica Nix, contemplates the changing tides of Austin’s … Continue reading

Queerguru’s TOP PICKS OF MUST SEE MOVIES @ Queer Screen – Mardi Gras Film Festival, Sydney

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      In 1993, a group of queer Sydney filmmakers, students, and supporters approached Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras to establish an independent organization whose focus would be queer film and screen culture. This organization was Queer Screen. (One of those pioneer filmmakers was Stephen Cummins who died in 1994, and now is … Continue reading

Radha Blank’s highly entertaining ‘The Forty-Year-Old- Version’ reviewed by Queerguru’s Janet Prolman

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  “The Forty-Year-Old- Version“ is a highly entertaining film written, directed by, and starring Radha Blank. The title, a play on words (remember “The 40-Year-Old-Virgin?”), signals that despite its heavy subtext of the sexism, racism, and ageism in the theater world, the tone and delivery are not without humor and a bit of spoofing, The … Continue reading

Rafiki : the defiant tale of two African girls in love

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  African queer films are very much a rarity essentially because so much of that Continent have laws that criminalise homsosexuality and also so much of the population traditionally cannot morally accept it. In fact this charming tale of first love between two teenage Kenyan girls that has been critically acclaimed globally is still banned … Continue reading

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