EVENTS: Fringe! Queer Film Fest X DIVA present Deep Waters

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“A mesmerising and poetic essay film on the theory, beauty and praxis of the female orgasm” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Since 2011, Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest – an entirely volunteer-run organisation rooted in London’s queer creative scene – has come around every November to showcase an eclectic mix of films, arts and events celebrating [….]

FILM: I’m coming out

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“COMING OUT captures the moment of coming out – after which, their life shall be forever changed” BY FELICITAS SOPHIE VAN LAAK Adjusting his phone camera, a young man runs his palms over his face nervously, a young woman stares into her web cam, excitedly reaching for her girlfriend’s hand. In recent years, more and [….]

Six queer films you may have missed on Netflix

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There’s some hidden gems you’ve probably scrolled past… BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS While you’ve been bingeing Orange Is the New Black, you might have forgotten that Netflix have a pretty queer selection of films to offer too.  We’re sure you know about the classics, but there’s more to Netflix than just Blue Is the Warmest Colour [….]

Here are the LGBTQI films you can catch at this year’s Raindance Film Festival

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Raindance means Raindance BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Raindance Film Festival is the UK’s biggest independent film festival, and this year they have their very own Queer Strand especially dedicated to celebrating the stories of LGBTQI people.  Today, they announced the full programme of films that will be shown over the twelve days of Raindance, which is [….]

Here’s a rundown of the Iris Prize 2019 Shortlist 🌈

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15 British films exploring the ups and downs of modern LGBT+ life entered for the £20,000 prize  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival have announced details of the 15 short films competing for the Best British Award this year and there are some absolute gems in there you won’t want to miss! There’s [….]

REVIEW: Booksmart

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Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut is the teen comedy we’ve all been waiting for BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS When I first read the synopsis for Booksmart, it seemed like your usual teen comedy fodder, but that foolish assumption of mine couldn’t have been further from the delightful truth… Minutes into the preview screening I’d bagged and it [….]