SCREEN: Five of the best real life lez/bi women on screen

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Real life LGBTQI icons who made it onto the big screen BY EMMA SMART Virginia Woolf in The Hours  Convincing and heart-breaking as a Virginia struggling mentally towards the end of her life, Nicole Kidman deservedly took home the Academy award for best actress for this moving portrait of the bisexual author.   Daphne Du [….]

FROM THE VAULTS: Forbidden desire

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Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams open up to Roxy Bourdillon about playing lovers in Disobedience  BY ROXY BOURDILLON Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams are making out. In an anonymous hotel room, they kiss each other hungrily, their bodies straining with lust. McAdams tips her head back and in a move that seems practiced, like this [….]

SCREEN: Five queer film remakes we deserve

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Reimagining some queer classics to make them that little bit better BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Over the past few years, we’ve finally started to see some great LGBTQI representation in Hollywood films and on the indie circuit.  All of a sudden we’ve been granted some amazing queer characters and plots that don’t rely [….]

Five of the best lez/bi films based on a book

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Who doesn’t love seeing a classic queer tale play out on screen? BY DIVA STAFF Carol Based on Patricia Highsmith’s 1952 novel The Price Of Salt, Carol seems to feature in just about every one of our five of the best lists. And for good reason. Thank you Todd Haynes for bestowing this cinematic gift [….]

WATCH: Iris Prize release three, free female-led films

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Each of the films released by the LGBT+ Film Festival has a focus on female filmmakers BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA IRIS PRIZE Organisers of the Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival have today confirmed they are making three short films from the Iris archive available for free on their YouTube channel. That’s right folks, three short [….]

10 LGBTQI films where no one dies

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We take a look at the film world where the leading lez/bi ladies actually survive BY LOUISE HEATH At the moment it seems like hardly a day goes by without a queer female character being killed off or having a happy ending snatched away.   SPOILERS AHEAD! Alongside the demise of Rose from Jane The Virgin and [….]

Scottish Queer International Film Festival announces 2019 programme

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SQIFF 2019 is set to be gloriously queer, you don’t wanna miss it 🏳️‍🌈 BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS The Scottish Queer International Film Festival (SQIFF) have announced their full programme for 2019, showcasing a packed programme of the best in independent film, made for and by LGBTQI people.  They are truly celebrating their fifth birthday in [….]