Netflix’s TORE a superb queer drama from Sweden that is shockingly good

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    27th-year-old Willam Spetz made his name in his native Sweden as a TikTok star but now he has created, written, and starred in  TORE a superb quirky queer drama that is shockingly good.  He plays the lead character who is awkwardly closeted and in the very first episode is left orphaned when his … Continue reading

Queerguru’s Andrew Hebden reviews MINI-ZLATAN AND UNCLE DARLING ‘a sugar coated Swedish rom-com’ at BFI London Film Festival

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At Queerguru we can’t just give you all steak and sizzle. Sometimes it’s our duty to ensure that you are getting a varied diet. Occasionally we need to give you a little milk and cookies. This time it’s in the form of the family-friendly Swedish rom-com Mini Zlatan and Uncle Darling, told from the perspective … Continue reading

Queerguru’s Andrew Hebden reviews THE SCHOOLMASTER GAMES a Swedish queer film that is not as erotic as it thinks it is

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  Do interesting ideas make for interesting movies? It’s a tough question and the easy way out for a PR person to tackle this kind of film is to dial up any hint of controversy in the hope that it gets bums on seats in theatres . Then, fingers crossed, the movie will have a … Continue reading

Queerguru’s José Mayorga reviews “Nelly and Nadine “: the unlikely love story between two women falling in love on Christmas Eve, 1944

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    The film captured me from the beginning;  a sequence of a newsreel from April 28th, 1945 shot at Malmö Harbor, Sweden,  in which a large group of women reaches freedom after German concentration camps. We see them smile and say hello to the camera, there is Nadine with her white scarf, striped uniform, … Continue reading

A Royal Secret : the real-life story of when the King of Sweden fell in love with a man

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  You may have to keep pinching yourself that this very intriguing TV mini-series is based on a true story as there are times when it simply belies belief.  It’s the stuff of fairy tales when a King falls in love with a commoner although it’s usually with a member of the opposite sex, unlike … Continue reading

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