FROM THE VAULTS: Battle Of The Sexes

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Carrie Lyell meets tennis legend Billie Jean King BY CARRIE LYELL I’m sitting in a dark screening room in Soho, and there are tears streaming down my face. As the credits for Battle Of The Sexes roll and the journalists around me collects their bags and jackets and head for the door, I’m thinking about [….]

SCREEN: Ponyboi is the first narrative intersex film

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 To celebrate Pride, the intersex movie that made history is available for free online  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Ponyboi is the world’s first narrative film to be created by and starring an out intersex artist in cinema history.  The 20 minute film follows Ponyboi, an intersex sex worker, looking for love and a way out of his seedy [….]

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 [….]

Guess the film with our #LESMOJICHALLENGE 😂

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Fancy a challenge? We’ve re-written some of our fave lez/bi films using emojis 🎬 BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Love ’em or hate ’em, emojis are here to stay. So, in praise of the pure, unadulterated joy and poetry of the emoji, we’ve put together the #LesmojiChallenge!  Can you guess which films we’ve recreated? Don’t forgot to tweet [….]

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: Season’s Greetings review

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An Indian film all about the hope and happiness of queer identities BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Set in Kolkata, India, Season’s Greetings is a complex mother and daughter drama that deals with various LGBTQI issues such as Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalises homosexuality, in a subtle yet powerful way. It’s both poetic [….]