George Michael : Outed …..a damning reminder of how the British press betrays LGBTQ+ people. Even now

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  Coming hot on the heels of James Gavin’s best-selling GEORGE MICHEAL:  A LIFE considered the definite biography of the gifted tortured iconic singer, comes a new Channel 4 TV series GEORGE MICHAEL: OUTED. This new documentary from Michael Ogden (The Nilsen Files on the British serial killer of young men)  lays bare the grim … Continue reading

Cherry Pop : The Story of The World’s Most Fanciest Cat

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  Before queer filmmaker (and cat fancier) Kareem Tabsch  picked up an Emmy Nomination for co-directing Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado which is still in Netflix’s Top Ten, he introduced the world to Cherry Pop.  Cherry Pop was a cat but no ordinary feline. Beloved by her wealthy socialite owners, she lived … Continue reading

When The London Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence canonized Derek Jarman

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  The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are the legendary queer charity, protest and street performance organization that uses drag and religious imagery to call attention to sexual intolerance and satirizes issues of gender and morality.  It all started in 1976, when a convent of Roman Catholic nuns lent some retired habits to The Sugar Plum … Continue reading


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  Over the past few years, Emmy Award-winning producer and director Jeffrey Schwarz has carved out quite a niche as the leading exponent of creating such excellent documentaries of leading queer icons. So far he has told us the stories of Vito Russo, Tab Hunter, Allen Carr, Jack Wrangler, and the fabulous Divine.  However, this … Continue reading

Linda Ronstadt ‘The Sound of My Voice’ : tears as the voice breaks

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  Rock star documentaries often gain their drama from the self-destructiveness of their subjects. Fame magnifies personal flaws too brightly and the star gets burnt out. This one, by Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman, is lovingly different. The Linda Ronstadt seen here has a soccer mom like determination to do things well. When tragedy strikes, … Continue reading

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