Queerguru’s Ris Fatah reviews BENEDETTA : violence, sex, love and madness : not a typical Nuns story!

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  Benedetta is the latest masterpiece from acclaimed movie director Paul Verhoeven (Robocop, Total Recall, Basic Instinct, Elle). Set in plague-ridden Renaissance Italy during the 17th Century, Benedetta is based on the true-life story of a lesbian nun, first captured in Judith Brown’s 1986 biography of Sister Benedetta Carlini. Starring Virginia Efira as Benedetta, Charlotte … Continue reading

Tibilisi Pride’s March for Dignity was cancelled because of the very real threat of even more violence

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Today’s highly anticipated “March for Dignity” the  final Pride Event in Tbilisi, Georgia had to be cancelled. After ultra-nationalists had stormed and ransacked the Pride Offices there were fears of where the continued violence may lead. Once again the Georgian Government didn’t bother to hide their colors and the Interior Ministry said in a statement … Continue reading

Concrete Night

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One can only imagine when the Finnish Film Academy submitted Concrete Night as the country’s official submission for the Best Foreign Picture Oscar in 2014, that the Finnish Tourist Authorities must have had a royal fit. This deeply disturbing story is shot in a bleak unforgiving depressing public housing project in one of Helsinki’s rougher … Continue reading

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