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Lady Gaga and Rami Malek Oscars 2019

Lady Gaga has won an Oscar for Best Original Song, while Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek took out Best Actor at the 91st Academy Awards. Lady Gaga and co-writers Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt and Anthony Rossomando won the Best Original Song Oscar for A Star Is Born‘s breakout song “Shallow.” An emotional Gaga accepted the …

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taron egerton rocketman trailer

The first full trailer for long-awaited Elton John biopic Rocketman is here. Taron Egerton stars as the music icon and does his own singing in the film, which will explore the music icon’s early days at Royal Academy of Music in London and his subsequent rise to pop stardom. But Egerton has said that Rocketman …

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Sir Ian McKellen

Sir Ian McKellen has shared that his greatest regret in life was not coming out to his parents. McKellen was recently a guest on podcast David Tennant Does A Podcast With, and opened up about how he wished he could have told his parents – Denis and Margery – that he was gay before they …

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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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Babadook

Jennifer Kent, the writer-director of Australian horror film The Babadook, has weighed in on the Internet’s granting of gay icon status to the movie’s titular monster in 2017. According to Internet lore, it all began in mid-2017, when the horror film apparently made its way into Netflix’s listings for “LGBT Movies”. The categorisation may have …

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Becoming Colleen

Queer Screen has announced the full lineup for this year’s Mardi Gras Film Festival 2019, featuring screenings of more than 100 shorts and feature films this Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras season. Festival Director Lisa Rose said this year’s event is asking cinemagoers to “Embrace Your Story”. “With this year’s program we are owning …

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The coming back out ball movie

Melbourne artist Tristan Meecham had a vision for the inaugural Coming Back Out Ball event. The gala event – a glittering red carpet evening of live entertainment, dancing and pride – would honour and celebrate his local LGBTQIA+ elders and help address some of the social isolation and invisibility they experience. “We want to acknowledge …

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UK actor, director and trans activist Jake Graf has released a powerful short film that he’s hoping will shine a light on the struggles faced by young transgender people. Released during Transgender Awareness Week this week, the short film Listen shares the inner thoughts of a group of transgender teens as they face bullying and …

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Still of Boy Erased, upcoming gay conversion therapy drama starring Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe and Troye Sivan

There’s no denying that ‘Boy Erased’ is likely to stir up emotions. It centres on the barbaric practice of gay conversion therapy. However, I found the film less effective than expected. I wanted the movie to make me angry but felt actor/director/writer Joel Edgerton focused more on pleasing the masses than fully exposing the despicable …

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Star Rami Malek describes highly-anticipated Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody as a celebration of Freddie Mercury but Peter Gray wonders if, despite Malek’s tour de force performance, the movie avoids the authentic Mercury in pursuit of commercial success. Long overdue but not the deeply exposed, warts-and-all- tale that we deserve, Bohemian Rhapsody plays it relatively safe when …

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