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A narrative like the one in Stage Mother, detailing the drag scene and the straight Texan mother who embraces it following the death of her queer son, should hit hard in 2020. Even more so when a seasoned performer like Jacki Weaver portrays the mother. However, as well-intentioned as Stage Mother is, it’s a little …

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QNews.com.au contributor Peter Gray takes a look back at four of last year’s cinema outings that honoured the queer community in their own unique way. Booksmart The ad campaign for Olivia Wilde’s debut feature Booksmart indicated this would be a gender-swapped take on Seth Rogen’s cult 2007 comedy Superbad, however it is so much more! Yes, …

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With Halloween almost here, QNews.com.au‘s resident film fan Peter Gray looks at some frightfully good, though perhaps non-traditional, horror movies to brave this Halloween. Grab the popcorn, sit back and shudder at these scream queens. High Tension (2003) Think Single White Female but in French and far more violent and psychosexual.  A descent into madness …

This weekend, The Raw Entertainment is showing its pride at the W Hotel’s Wet Deck. As Pride month rides strong throughout September, with the Pride March and official Pride Fair Day on Saturday 21st, one of Brisbane’s most luxurious venues is opening its elevator doors for a celebration like no other. The day following Fair …

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Supposedly “heterosexual” cinema, i.e. films aimed at the man’s man and the dudebro culture has a lot to answer for. Whilst more likely an intentional component of today’s cinema, the films of the 1980s and 1990s were another beast altogether. AIDS awareness was only just starting, homosexuality was widely misunderstood, and the distinct fashion of …

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New comedy film Late Night stars Emma Thompson as a veteran talk show host who hires writer Mindy Kaling to rejuvenate the ratings. The film inspired QN Magazine‘s Peter Gray to look back over some of his favourite cinematic female double acts. BETTE DAVIS & JOAN CRAWFORD – WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? (1960) A …

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‘Queer Eye’ returned this week for a fourth go-around, even with the tears barely settled on all the makeover wins we experienced throughout the third season. Ah yes, guaranteed sob stories, but in the best possible way for us Netflix bingers. The formula is once again in check – why fix something that isn’t broken? …

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G.B.F. (Netflix) G.B.F is a teen-aimed comedy from the director of Jawbreaker, an adopted LGBTIQ title at this point. For the unitiated, “G.B.F.” means “Gay Best Friend”. The film takes the stereotypical American high school dynamics and character outlines and dashes them with a hint of genuine wit and surprising intelligence. Throw in a heft …

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Reminding us at once how far we’ve come in terms of society’s view on sexuality yet that there is still change to be integrated, writer-director Yen Tan’s 1985 is a beautiful, poignant drama set during the early years of the AIDS epidemic. Slow burning, tonally and texturally stunning (the black-and-white palette evokes memories of the …

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The soft filter over New York City. The impossibly large apartment. The job you rarely attend, therefore making it near-impossible to afford said apartment. The sassy gay friend setting gay rights back a couple decades. These are the ingredients to nearly every rom-com that we can’t help but love and devour (despite knowing their massive …

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