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Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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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Generally speaking, biopics tend to centre around an exceptional person (in one form or another) overcoming an adversity of sorts. And whilst Marielle Heller’s Can You Ever Forgive Me? adheres to the formula, her subject – author Lee Israel – is far from exceptional and her challenge to overcome is to not get caught for …

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Hugh Grant in Love Actually 2003 movie still

It’s one of the most popular Christmas-themed romantic comedies of all time. And star-studded British film Love Actually originally had a heartbreaking lesbian couple subplot that you might not have seen. In the film’s original script, a stern school principal played by Anne Reid returns home from work to greet her terminally ill partner Geraldine, …

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Queer content involving Freddie Mercury has been cut from the version of Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody screening in Malaysia, a country where gay sex is still illegal. Scenes removed from the Malaysian version of the film include the moment Mercury, played by Rami Malek, tells fiancée Mary Austin that he identifies as bisexual. Another scene …

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Gay Hollywood heartthrob Rock Hudson is getting a big-screen biopic. Universal Pictures has picked up the rights to Mark Griffin’s biography of the actor, All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson, and are planning to adapt the book into a film directed by Greg Berlanti, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Hudson was a …

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A new podcast by the producers of highly anticipated gay conversion therapy drama Boy Erased explores the history and horrors of harmful “gay conversion” therapy in the USA. The highly-anticipated film, which will be released in Australia on Thursday, follows the real-life experience of survivor and American writer Garrard Conley and is based on his …

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