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friend of dorothy judy garland

Judy Garland, the gay icon once called the ‘The Elvis of Homosexuals’, died on this day in 1969. Gay mythology long connected her funeral with the Stonewall riots and therefore the birth of the Pride movement. Gay historians however, dismiss the connection. One explained the rioters “were not the type to moon over Judy Garland …

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Taron Egerton as Elton John in Rocketman

Actor Taron Egerton and Elton John’s husband David Furnish have said they’ll “strongly resist” any censorship of the upcoming Elton John biopic Rocketman‘s gay content as the movie is released in different countries around the world. Egerton plays the gay music icon in the “epic musical fantasy” about Elton’s early years, and in a new …

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cory michael smith in yen tan aids drama film 1985

The Queensland AIDS Council and QN Magazine are hosting a free community screening of new drama film 1985 later this month, and you’re invited. Shot on black-and-white Super 16mm film, writer-director Yen Tan’s 1985 takes a unique look at a pivotal moment in American history through the prism of empathy, love and family. In 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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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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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 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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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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