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Scarlett johansson

Scarlett Johansson says comments she made about “political correctness” in Hollywood casting have been taken out of context, 12 months after she pulled out of a transgender role. Earlier this week the actor claimed in an interview she “should be allowed to play any person, tree, or animal.” “Today there’s a lot of emphasis and …

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toy story 4 one million moms same-sex parents disney pixar

Anti-LGBTIQ organisation One Million Moms is furious at Disney for “blindsiding” them with a scene of same-sex parenting in Toy Story 4. The homophobic group, an offshoot of the notorious American Family Association, spend their time petitioning anything LGBTIQ-inclusive. Their new target: a very brief moment in the Pixar sequel that viewers likely missed. It’s …

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frozen 2 elsa disney lesbian

Is Elsa a lesbian, or is she not? Back in 2018 various media reported “reliable sources’ stated that Frozen 2 would see Elsa ice-skate out of her chilly closet. Disney, of course, say nothing. However, both official trailers released for the film this year offer tantalising hints. Disney based the character of Elsa on the …

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rocketman elton john taron egerton samoa

Censors in Samoa have banned blockbuster Elton John biopic “Rocketman” from cinemas over its gay content. The “epic musical fantasy” film explores Elton John’s turbulent early years, including his relationship with first manager John Reid. Apollo Cinemas Samoa wrote on Facebook that Samoa’s only screenings of Rocketman were cancelled “due to censoring issues.” Samoa’s Principal …

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elton john taron egerton rocketman premiere

Sir Elton John is glad the upcoming biopic Rocketman doesn’t shy away from portraying his homosexuality onscreen. The music icon is happy about the much-publicised sex scene in the film between a young Elton and manager John Reid. Taron Egerton and Richard Madden play both the characters. “I’m so glad it’s in there because I …

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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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Jean paul gaultier freak and chic movie

The Alliance Française French Film Festival is touring Australia celebrating its 30th birthday in 2019, and is returning to Brisbane next week. The long-running festival is running from March 14 until April 14 at Palace Cinemas, with the full lineup and tickets available from the website here. Get a look at five of the queer …

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freddie mercury and rami malek

By Laurie Marhoefer, University of Washington Millions of people will tune in to the Oscars to see Bohemian Rhapsody, the biopic of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, compete for best picture. There are already a lot of people cheering against it. Bohemian Rhapsody has been dogged by accusations of homophobia, and the film’s director, Bryan Singer, …

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Sauvage at Brisbane Queer Film Festival

The Brisbane Queer Film Festival is this year celebrating its 20th birthday and has unveiled its 2019 program of queer feature films, documentaries and short films. This year’s theme of the long-running festival is “Reflection” to highlight the power of films to create awareness, change and acceptance not just within the mainstream society, but within the queer community …

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The Hate U Give movie

Rarely does a film attract the near universal acclaim showered on The Hate U Give, an American crime drama about the fallout after a high school student witnesses a police shooting. The movie deals frankly with race and racism as it addresses the tension between the police and the communities they’re supposed to serve and …

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