queer eye fab five netflix

‘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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weekend 2011 movie

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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cory michael smith in yen tan aids drama film 1985

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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rebel wilson isn't it romantic

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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Stan netflix LGBT movies

QN Magazine’s film enthusiast Peter Gray has trolled the libraries of Netflix, Stan and SBS On Demand to track down a slew of gems you may not have known existed, are worth a re-visit, or are those you’ve been questioning whether or not to hit play button for. Other People (Netflix) Openly gay comedic writer …

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the basis of sex

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Notorious R.B.G., was the second female Justice appointed to the US Supreme Court. She was a lifelong advocate for gender equality and women’s rights, the first Supreme Court Justice to officiate at a same-sex wedding and in her 85th year remains on the court despite recent health issues. She deserves an …

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the favourite movie

Falling somewhere between Dangerous Liaisons and All About Eve, The Favourite is a simultaneously wicked and witty period comedy that unashamedly delights in cattiness. Yorgos Lanthimos’s sumptuous production tells the story of 18th century English monarch Queen Anne (Olivia Colman). Ostensibly a strong and capable monarch, Anne is actually frail and unstable and her lady-in-waiting, …

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colette movie

Sidonie Gabrielle-Colette was years ahead of her time. Although stifled professionally by her husband Willy taking credit for her work, privately she lived a life of sexual freedom and honesty rare for the era. She was bisexual and had an open marriage. Wash Westmoreland’s ‘Colette’ manages to maintain a sense of heart and romance as …

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Biopic Colette

Groundbreaking new biopic Colette details the life of the French novelist Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley), her unorthodox marriage, struggle to be recognised as a writer, and her relationship with a gender-defying aristocrat. Peter Gray from QNews Magazine caught up with co-writer/director Wash Westmoreland. Congratulations on the film. You co-wrote the script with your partner Richard …

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Generally speaking, biopics tend to centre around an exceptional person (in one form or another) overcoming an adversity of sorts. And whilst Marielle Heller’s Can You Ever Forgive Me? adheres to the formula, her subject – author Lee Israel – is far from exceptional and her challenge to overcome is to not get caught for …

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