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A teenager has told the touching story of how her mother finally embraced her daughter’s bisexuality after the pair watched the gay drama film Love, Simon together. The film stars Nick Robinson as Simon (pictured), a high school student struggling with his sexuality until he meets someone online from his school who’s going through the …

A Quiet Place

Even when working off a plot device that doesn’t test the limits of originality, a clever script and dedication from creatives can transform the familiar to something unexpected. This is the case with A Quiet Place, an impossibly eerie chiller that presents civilisation as a fallen project, and those who have survived must exist in …

Call Me By Your Name screenwriter James Ivory has said he was disappointed by director Luca Guadagnino’s decision to not show full-frontal male nudity in the film. The 89-year-old told the Guardian that his script included main characters Elio and Oliver being shown naked during the movie’s intimate scenes. Ivory called Guadagnino’s claims that he …

Love Simon

LGBTIQ audiences have seen more and more honest representation of themselves in theatrical media as of late, and with cinematic titles like Moonlight and Call Me By Your Name earning recognition outside of the community, Love, Simon arrives just in time for there to be a transition into mainstream cinema. Detailing the titular teenage Simon’s …

Garth Davis

Given that his debut feature film, 2016’s biographical drama Lion, was an Oscar-nominated production, it stands to reason that Australian-born director Garth Davis earns increased interest on his profile as he gears up to deliver his sophomore project. Not the most expected subject matter, but in the current climate of #MeToo it is understandable that …

Mary Magdalene

There’s never really been any evidence that Mary Magdalene was the sinful prostitute history painted her as. As a supporting character in other biblical-themed films, her tarnished reputation made for a serviceable arc as she was placed predominantly in the background. For Mary Magdalene, Australian director Garth Davis (Lion) has worked with historians in a …

Actor Nick Robinson has revealed that while he was shooting new movie Love, Simon, his brother came out to him as gay. Robinson (pictured) plays 17-year old Simon Spier in the film, a high school student struggling with his sexuality until he meets someone online from his school who’s going through the same thing. The …

Chilean drama film A Fantastic Woman has won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film at this year’s Oscars, as the film’s acclaimed star became the ceremony’s first openly transgender presenter. Directed by Sebastián Lelio, A Fantastic Woman stars 28-year-old transgender actress Daniela Vega as trans woman Marina, who faces prejudice and discrimination from society …

Over 50 French films from the last 12 months will screen in Brisbane for the upcoming 2018 Alliance Française French Film Festival. French stars such as Juliette Binoche, Vincent Cassel, Vanessa Paradis, Isabelle Huppert and Gérard Depardieu will be showcased in the festival’s lineup from this Thursday (March 8) at Palace Cinemas in Brisbane. “The 2018 …

One of the directors of Disney film Frozen has weighed in on the potential for princess Elsa to get a queer romance in her next movie. Frozen co-director Jennifer Lee told HuffPost that the team behind the sequel are aware of the fandom’s outcry to give lead character Elsa a girlfriend. “I love everything people …

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