The Slutcracker : Ballet meets Burlesque

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”   It’s impossible to believe that the very first performance of Tchaikovsky‘s most famous ballet in 1892 was a flop.  The poor ballerina who was dancing as the Sugar Plum Fairy was criticised for being “corpulent” and “podgy”.  We not sure if that critic was alive now and saw Vanessa White’s new production  what … Continue reading

The Son : a touching story on the plight of queer Syrians that the Arab world wants Banned

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  One of the perks/joys of being a Movie Critic * is that we can  easily get to see anything that is already being hyped as controversial or troublesome. In this case it is a particular episode of  the brand new LITTLE AMERICA TV series that an alarmed queer media is protesting has been banned … Continue reading

The Story Of The Castro makes for compelling viewing

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  This must-see documentary from 1997  was produced by San Francisco’ s KQED-TV as part of a series “Neighborhoods: The Hidden Cities of San Francisco”. It’s a fascinating investigation on how The Castro became the gay holy grail. The area was originally known as the  Eureka Valley  when it was full of dairy farms until … Continue reading

The Strong Ones : a powerful queer Chilean love story

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  For his debut feature film Chilean writer/director Omar Zúñiga Hidalgo adapted his own short film San Cristabel which won the prestigious Teddy Award at the Berlinale in  2015.  It is a beautifully executed queer love story that is a near perfect as it could be. Lucas (Samuel González) has just won a scholarship to … Continue reading

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