Ahead Of The Curve: A remarkable tribute to a remarkable woman

Published on :

Linda Riley meets Franco Stevens, founder and publisher of Curve  BY LINDA RILEY Rarely am I blown away in an interview but talking to Franco Stevens, founder of Curve magazine, I found myself sometimes speechless thinking about the uncanny parallels of our lives as publishers of lesbian magazines. I’m interviewing Franco about her new film [….]

“I showed up to Hollywood already out so they really couldn’t out me”

Published on :

Actor and director Jillian Armenante tells DIVA about living her truth BY JANE FAE, IMAGE BY KARL GADJUSEKJ Lesbian Visibility Week is an opportunity to celebrate lesbians. Not just the young, the hip – or the skinny! – but also the women who’ve just been there. Working. Supporting. Making room for a younger generation without [….]

A review of Comets ahead of the Femspectives Film Festival

Published on :

“The film considers the complexities of two teenage girls exploring their sexuality while living in a sheltered community” BY HARRIET ARGENT This weekend (23-25 April 2021) marks the third annual Femspectives Film Festival, an event providing a platform for feminist storytelling and conversations around social issues and politics. We’re taking a closer look at one [….]

What we’re watching at this year’s Femspectives Feminist Film Festival

Published on :

Femspectives kicks off on 23 April and we can’t wait BY HARRIET ARGENT Taking place entirely online this year due to Covid restrictions, the Glasgow-based festival is themed around “dreaming”, with films touching on the wide and varying ways to dream and envision the past, present and future.  Founders of the event, Lauren Clarke and [….]

FILM: Juliet

Published on :

“In countries like Russia it is almost impossible to live if you are a transgender person” BY DIVA STAFF Juliet follows the story of a transgender teenager’s dream to play Juliet in her school play, Romeo & Juliet. This brilliant short has been a hit at film festivals, including the Oscar-qualifying AFI Fest 2020 and [….]