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Longing Gazes : Queerguru’s Janet Prolman reviews Rebecca Hall’s brilliant directorial debut film PASSING

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  Rebecca Hall’s brilliant directorial debut “Passing” is the first film adapted from Nella Larsen’s groundbreaking novel of 1929 and is currently available on Netflix. Ostensibly about passing for “white” racially, both novel and film delve into issues of identity, sexuality, and repression: passing to accommodate societal norms and expectations. Irene Redfield’s (Tessa Thompson) carefully … Continue reading



Queerguru’s Janet Prolman reviews ‘A Peloton of One’ a bike with a purpose

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  “A Peloton of One” is a new documentary about surviving and healing from childhood sexual abuse, and it is both powerfully moving and enraging. The film centers on a heterosexual male survivor, Dave Ohlmuller, who was abused at age twelve by a priest at his family’s church. Dave is resistant to psychotherapy but has … Continue reading



Queerguru’s Janet Prolman reviews ANAIS IN LOVE a delightful new queer French rom-com

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  “Anais in Love” is a delightful new French rom-com, written and directed by a woman (Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet), which premiered at Cannes in 2021. The film does take a bit of patience. Not because its pace is slow (au contraire), but because its pace is fast. Anais (Anaïs Demoustier) is a 30-year-old who literally does … Continue reading



Queerguru’s Janet Prolman reviews “PROGNOSIS: NOTES ON LIVING’ a deeply profound : must-see film

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    Debra Chasnoff codirected “It’s Elementary: Talking about Gay Issues in School.” Released in 1996, it remains the most highly regarded film and teaching tool available to promote acceptance among young children and provide them with accurate, age-appropriate information about sexual identity issues. Today, 26 years later, the issue couldn’t be more of a hot … Continue reading



Queerguru’s Janet Prolman reviews THE SYMPATHY CARD “funny, sexy, adorable, and rather disturbing as well.”

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    It’s Lesbian Visibility Week, and this little-known film needs to be seen by all lesbians and the people who love us! I urge you to make a note of it, because it isn’t available to stream yet, but hopefully, that is about to change. It screened recently at Boston’s Wicked Queer Film Festival. … Continue reading



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