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 previews YOU CAN LIVE FOREVER due to premiere at Tribeca Film Fest

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  “You Can Live Forever” is a Canadian feature film premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival and then opening in selected theaters. The title is a reference to the belief held by Jehovah’s Witnesses that one can live forever in Paradise on earth. The movie is a heart-tugger about two teenage women who fall in … Continue reading

Queerguru’s Janet Prolman raves about ESTHER NEWTON MADE ME GAY a new film by Jean Carlomusto

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  The Provincetown Film Festival returned with all live screenings and events this year, and the buzz came back! Celebrity appearances by the likes of Bowen Yang and Parker Posey, interviews in the inimitable style of John Waters, parties, local heroes and even a controversy or two sparked the week, and a good time was … 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

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