Turn Back Time to when LGBT literature was pulp fiction

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  In the week that queerguru is fully immersed in the Miami Book Fair which has some excellent LGBT programming  our coverage will follow next week), we take a look back at  the exploitative “literature” of the ’50s, ’60s and early ’70s.  At the time this ‘pulp fiction’ detailing the seedy underbelly of homosexual life … Continue reading


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Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich  was born in 1858 in a shtetl in a remote part of Russia that eventually became  Ukraine, and when he grew he eventually became Sholem Aleichem the most celebrated Yiddish writer of all time.  His father was a wealthy merchant who managed to go bankrupt make the family penniless, which was something Sholem would repeat often … Continue reading

Queerguru reviews’ James Franco’s THE BROKEN TOWER

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This is an obscure and difficult-to-watch movie about an obscure and difficult-to-read poet.  It’s the brief life of Hart Crane a poet and writer well-regarded by his peers but who was one very unhappy homosexual who took his own life in 1932 when he was a mere 33 years old.   In his short career … Continue reading

Kill Your Darlings

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The cinematic fascination with The Beat Generation continues regardless. Following on the heals of Walter Salles take on Jack Kerouac’s ‘On The Road’ which the Critics were quick to dismiss when it recently had a Limited Release in US theaters, we have this new movie which, set in the mid 1940’s is essentially a pre-quel to the movement that was … Continue reading


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This is the story of how the celebrated and somewhat notorious writer Truman Capote was fascinated and became obsessed by the brutal murder of a whole family in a deserted Kansas Farmhouse that became his most successful book ever, the sensational ‘In Cold Blood’. This is THE role that the brilliant Philip Seymour Hoffman was born … Continue reading

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