Queerguru’s Ris Fatah celebrates PRIDE in Cape Town, South Africa

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  Cape Town Pride burst back into life last week, with the first full-scale queer Pride celebration in the city since the beginning of the pandemic. The busy ten-day schedule of events included the Pride Party, Mr & Ms Cape Town Pageants, movie nights, book nights and poetry readings, and culminated in the colourful Pride … Continue reading

HAMLET 2023 a Abrahamse and Meyer production in Cape Town, South Africa

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    The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark,  is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare and is considered among the “most powerful and influential tragedies in the English language”, with a story capable of “seemingly endless retelling and adaptation by others”. Wednesday, March 1st  sees a new production by South Africa’s award-winning theater company Abrahamse and … Continue reading

The other side of Sir Elton John

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  Since SIR ELTON JOHN created the Elton John Aids Foundation 25 years ago they have raised more than $400 million  to challenge discrimination against people affected by the epidemic, prevent infections, provide treatment and services, and motivate governments to end AIDS.  It’s a remarkable achievement and we think the Sir Elton does not always … 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

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

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