Queerguru’s Janet Prolman reviews Girls Don’t Cry (Le ragazze non piangono) that screened at Wicked Queer   

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    What dyke wouldn’t enjoy a road movie featuring two women in a camper van?   Especially an old, beat-up camper that has been lovingly cleaned, restored, and decorated by the main character, Ele.  This subtitled movie from Italy begins with a blurry nighttime shot of a young woman running from a building, with men in … Continue reading

Queerguru’s Ris Fatah reviews MASCARPONE: THE RAINBOW CAKE ‘a very entertaining feature on the quest for love’

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  Mascarpone: The Rainbow Cake (Maschile Plural) is the sequel to 2021’s award-winning debut Mascarpone. (see our review HERE) In the first film, handsome thirty-year old Italian, Antonio (Giancarlo Commare), splits up with his husband and moves in with a sex worker, Denis. Denis fixes him up with a job as an apprentice baker with … Continue reading

Queerguru’s James Judd reviews FIREWORKS a Italian queer love story based on an infamous hate crime

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    Can’t two twinks fall in love in peace in 1980 Sicily? No. In a nutshell, that is the story of Fireworks, a new film by Giuseppe Fiorello based on the true story of an infamous hate crime. It imagines the days leading up to the murder of two young men whose deaths caused … Continue reading

‘Italy’s most handsome man’ quits modeling to become a priest

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  Just 4 years ago when he was just 17 years old Edorado Santini was voted the most handsome in Italy but now he has quit his modeling job to join the priesthood.  After a lifetime of studying drama and dance to achieve his dream of becoming a star, he said on social media Saturday … Continue reading

Queerguru reviews Ferzan Özpetek’s NUOVO OLIMPO a passionate queer relationship spread over some 30 years as it struggles to fulfill its potential.

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    Ferzan Özpetek’s feature film Hamam aka  [Steam: The Turkish Bath] in 1997 is one of those movie-making debuts that stick in your memory.  In it, Özpetek takes a mesmerizing look at how special places and people can transform other people. This romantic drama film is a haunting joy Since then this Italian/Turkish queer … Continue reading

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