In our 300th issue we talk to three gamechangers queering the status quo

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Want to change the world around you? In need of some inspiration? Look no further than Cherrelle Skeete, Shon Faye and Daisy Jones INTERVIEWS BY NIC CROSARA AND ROXY BOURDILLON, IMAGES BY DAVID REISS, PAUL SAMUEL WHITE AND JO KIELY There are so many inspiring creatives within the LGBTQI community who are actively changing the [….]

Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival Best British shorts available for streaming on All 4 from 29 Nov

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This year’s festival celebrated a range of LGBTQI stories in film, with wins from Senan Kara and Rebel Dykes BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY IRIS PRIZE Great news, DIVAs! The fifteen LGBTQI films shortlisted for the 2021 Iris Prize Best British Short, supported by Film4, will be available on Channel 4 and All 4 from [….]

Céline Sciamma on Petite Maman, the kid gaze and queer cinema

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The director of Portrait Of A Lady On Fire is back with another masterpiece BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY MUBI When I was coming to terms with my genderfluidity I browsed the internet for genderqueer films and Tomboy by Céline Sciamma was on every list. Upon watching it, she quickly became one of my favourite [….]

Utilising technology and empathy to share Tom’s Story

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The first of three AI-powered short films for Verizon Business is now live BY NIC CROSARA I exist within the confusing gap between Millennials and Zoomers, regardless of which generational label I use, the evolution of technology has been a core part of my formative years. Depending on your relationship with tech, you’re likely either [….]

Race, sexuality and the female gaze in Passing

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“We’re, all of us, passing for one thing or another, aren’t we?” BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY NETFLIX © 2021 I’ve spent many cold evenings curled up watching old films. I find it to be a cosy, relaxing and nostalgic ritual. Unfortunately many of these comfort films rarely feature Black or queer characters (and when [….]

Best Bradley Jackson moments in The Morning Show

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I did not expect this show to become queer, but it’s filled me with lots of cheer BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY APPLE+ TV I had seen trailers for The Morning Show pop up from time to time. It piqued my interest, but due to the state of the world I wasn’t too motivated to [….]