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Queerguru reviews Welby Ings debut feature film PUNCH a compelling coming-of-age drama from New Zealand

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    The feature film debut from writer/director Welby Ings, an Academy Award Nominee for his short film Boy,  is this very compelling coming-of-age story that packs a real punch.  Set in rural New Zealand and starring Brit import Tim Roth it’s a tale of how small-town homophobia which combined with racism can have explosive … Continue reading



Two excellent European coming-of-age movies coming soon that are MUST SEES

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  There are two very different excellent coming-of-age movies on our  radar right now that are heading for movie theatres very soon and you shouldn’t miss either of them The first one is Cannes Grand Prix Winner CLOSE : a remarkably tender coming-of-age story from Belgium filmmaker Lukas Dhont.  When Queerguru’s Contributing Editor Andrew Hebden … Continue reading



INTERESTED IN the deeply touching and hilarious coming-of-age web series is BACK with SERIES 2

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  We have no idea how we let the first web series of INTERESTED IN slip by our eagle-eyed team of reviewers, but now we have discovered Series 2 that has just kicked off on YouTube we have become totally addicted.   Created by its star NY-based actor, writer and director Michael Witkes  …. who’s alter-ego … Continue reading



Queerguru’s Ris Fatah reviews WILDHOOD a beautiful ‘two-spirit’ coming of age story

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  Wildhood is a beautiful queer coming of age story set within Canada’s first nation Mi’kmaq people, a community over 14,000 years old, based in rural Nova Scotia. The road movie introduces us to Link, (Phillip Lewitski), a Two-Spirit, half Mi’kmaq teenager, and his younger half-brother Travis (Avery Winters-Anthony). The term Two-Spirit loosely refers to … Continue reading



Beyto : the coming-of-age story of a closeted gay immigrant stuck between two worlds

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  Films about closeted gay swimmers seem to be cropping up all over the place. and although BEYTO may not be the best of the bunch, it will certainly appeal to hardcore queer moviegoers.  It’s a contemporary melodrama that highlights the problems of young LGBTQ immigrants who find themselves stuck between the liberal culture of … Continue reading



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