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300 Homoeroticism In Cinemas

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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What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? 1960

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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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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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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Charles laughton in the hunchback of notre dame movie

English-American stage and film actor Charles Laughton struggled with his homosexuality because of a strict Catholic upbringing but found a sympathetic wife in Bride of Frankenstein actress Elsa Lanchester. One of Hollywood’s greatest character actors, his portrayal of Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame is one of the outstanding roles from the Golden Age …

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Spanish lesbian romance Carmen and Lola is one of the queer highlights at the upcoming Spanish Film Festival, returning to Brisbane’s Palace Cinemas next week. This year’s 22nd annual Spanish Film Festival features a curated program of 32 films from Spain and all around Latin America. Bilbao-born writer-director Arantxa Echevarría’s Carmen and Lola, which is …

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handsome devil netflix

After reading film reviewer Peter Gray’s recent listing of queer picks to stream for Mardi Gras, I watched Handsome Devil, one the hidden gems he discovered on Netflix. I recently bought a subscription to Netflix so I could watch Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette, and since then, a number of foreign language TV serials. Some are surprisingly …

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rami malek bohemian rhapsody golden globes

Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody has opened in Chinese cinemas with all mentions of the Queen frontman’s sexuality removed. Between two and four minutes of footage has reportedly been cut from the film, which opened last weekend in a small number of arthouse cinemas in China. Feili Xie, a 28-year-old from Beijing, told ABC News …

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