CANARY : a coming-of-age musical dramedy set in South Africa in the 1980’s

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  FIlmmaker Christiaan Olwagen’s enchanting coming-of-age musical dramedy set in his homeland of South Africa takes a trope of extreme obstacles facing gay men in the 1980’s with such an inspired touch that makes this such a sheer joy of a movie. It’s the tale of teenage Johan Niemand (Schalk Bezuidenhout) who although he lives … Continue reading

Mykki Blanco goes Out Of This World

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  This new documentary from I-D follows the journey American rapper and activist Mykki Blanco takes to explore queer culture in Johannesburg.  Blanco, who has used different pronouns throughout her career,  is fearless and funny as she seeks to breakdown barriers and share all her new experiences with such infectious energy  and vitality. “I was … Continue reading

Queerguru checks out HOT LEGS a provocative naked psychological thriller

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  From a very conservative South Africa comes this very provocative full-frontal queer short film written and directed by Luiz DeBarros back in 1995  It’s a psychological thriller that explores a tense abusive relationship  between a gay man and his childhood bully.  From the opening scene when the naked bully is  tied to a chair, … Continue reading

Queerguru’s Ris Fatah reviews WHO I AM NOT : breaking the intersex taboo

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    Who I Am Not is a fascinating documentary chronicling the lives of two engaging, very different, black intersex people; South African ex-beauty queen Sharon-Rose, and unemployed fellow South African, Dimakatso, both of whom live in Johannesburg. Intersex people are people born with any of several sex characteristics including chromosome patterns, gonads, or genitals … Continue reading

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