queerguru reviews Denial

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Denial is based on a very real story that started in 1996 when the right-wing British author and historian David Irving (Timothy Spall) filed a libel suit against a Jewish-American history professor Deborah Lipstadt (Rachel Weisz) and her British publisher Penguin Books for publishing a British edition of Lipstadt’s book ‘Denying the Holocaust’.  In her book Lipstadt called Irving a Holocaust denier, falsifier, and bigot, and said that he manipulated and distorted real documents.

The movie is all about the Trial in the  UK High Court where Lipstadt was forced to have to prove the very existence of the Holocaust itself.

Reviewed by queerguru aka Roger Walker-Dack for P.T.V.


Jinkx Monsoon in Drag Becomes Him

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queerguru reviews Alex Berry’s compelling documentary about how a shy awkward redheaded boy in Portland Oregon grew up and transformed himself into a drag superstar and winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5 : Jinkx Monsoon

Drag Becomes Him is now available at Amazon and other streaming platforms.

Jinkx  Monsoon is currently appearing with Major Scales in a brand new show at The Art House Provincetown. This is where last summer they sat down and spilled the beans to queerguru for P.T.V. 

queerguru reviews 20th Century Women

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Writer/director Mike Mills is revisiting his own family history again as the source for his latest movie.  It served him well last time when in ‘Beginners’ he told the story of his father who came out as gay when he was 75 years old, garnering an Oscar for Christopher Plummer. This time around Mills’s focus is on his mother, and is set in the summer of 1979 when she tried to adjust to reality of being a single parent who had given birth late in life, and now has to deal with the coming-of-age of her teenage son.

queerguru reviews Annette Bening’s powerful performance in 20th Century Women for P.T.V. 


queerguru reviews A Very Sordid Wedding

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Its been some 17 years since Del Shores’s movie Sordid Lives played for a record-breaking 96 weeks at the Palm Springs Movie Theater. Mainstream audiences elsewhere may have dismissed the movie all too quickly, but it wasn’t long before it became a beloved gay cult classic that even spurned a prequel TV series.

The plot is of course preposterous, but anyway its quite inconsequential and just a set-up for these larger-than-life characters to be outrageously rude to each other in the most hilarious fashion.

Reviewed by Roger Walker-Dack for ‘queerguru reports’ on PTV’s Channel 99.

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