Olga Chajdas on realising her dream film project, Nina

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“Growing up in Poland you missed out on the culture of LGBT+ films” BY ANGELA NEEDHAM I meet Olga Chajdas at a bar on a late afternoon in London. It’s January, it’s dark and it’s due to snow. Wrapped in my thickest scarf and puffiest coat, I felt like a character in Chajdas’ debut film, [….]

Andee Ryder becomes first trans producer-director to be nominated for a BAFTA

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“There’s an issue with diversity within the industry; there’s also promise – but it won’t change overnight” BY EMILY EATON Andee “Dee” Ryder’s recent film McQueen, a feature-length documentary on Alexander McQueen, has received two nominations: Outstanding British Film and Documentary – making Dee the first trans producer-director to be nominated for the prestigious award. Here, [….]

Colette director Wash Westmoreland on queer filmmaking and sapphic sex scenes

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“People say, ‘It’s extraordinarily relevant to today’. I’m like, ‘It’s extraordinarily relevant to the last 10,000 years!’” BY ROXY BOURDILLON  There’s a lot to love about riveting new period drama Colette – the sumptuous Parisian setting, the plethora of sapphic shenanigans, Keira Knightley wearing the hell out of a trouser suit… But the thing that [….]

Everything we know about The L Word 2.0

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This is the way that we reboot BY ROXY BOURDILLON  Ever since I heard about The L Word reboot, my life has mostly been spent reminiscing about Sharmen, getting all emosh at the thought of the gang being reunited, and frantically googling for updates about the new series. I’m sorry, Shane. I will work on that. In the meantime, here’s [….]

8 lesbian film remakes we’d love to see

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Your favourite flicks with a sapphic twist BY ROXY BOURDILLON Whenever there are two women onscreen with their faces less than a foot apart, I inadvertently start shouting at the TV. “Kiss! Come on, girls. Have a little kiss!” I’m aware this makes me sound like a predatory lesbian Benny Hill. I assure you I’m [….]