DIVA EXCLUSIVE: Andra Day is our jaw-dropping new cover star

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PLUS Sapphic Saxons, Julien Baker and BFI Flare BY DIVA STAFF, COVER IMAGE BY MYRIAM SANTOS We’re in love with this gorgeous, golden cover, shot by Myriam Santos. Once you’re done feasting your eyes, head inside, where actor and musician Andra Day speaks exclusively to DIVA’s Roxy Bourdillon about transforming into Black, bisexual icon Billie [….]

Here’s what’s in store for BFI Flare 2021!

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The official programme for this year’s festival promises 12 days of unmissable LGBTQI cinema BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE FROM WELL ROUNDED BFI Flare, London’s LGBTIQ+ Film Festival, has come a long way since being one of the first film festivals to have to cancel its physical events due to the Covid-19 pandemic last year. With [….]

WATCH: Your first look at the trailer for Justine

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An intimate queer drama that explores the power the past can hold BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA JUMP START PRODUCTIONS We’ve been waiting over a year for the release of Justine after it was pushed back due to the global pandemic last March, but we’re here to confirm this is a film that was worth [….]

SCREEN: DIVA’s top six picks for the Glasgow Film Festival

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The programme for 2021 is fully stocked with queer and Scottish stories 🎥 BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Back for a 12-day-long run, Glasgow Film Festival is boasting a super queer programme for 2021, with plenty of Scottish stories sprinkled on top for your viewing pleasure. The programme this year includes an impressive seven world premieres, three European [….]

WATCH: Your first look at the smoking hot trailer for Rebel Dykes

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A documentary about the Rebel Dykes, made by the Rebel Dykes themselves BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS What better way to celebrate LGBT History Month than by checking out the first trailer for an exciting new documentary which tells the story of London’s Rebel Dykes, a group of women who shaped queer culture as we know it today?  [….]

SCREEN: Digital premiere of Jump, Darling announced as part of this year’s BFI Flare

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The premiere will be held in honour of the late Hollywood actor, Cloris Leachman, starring in her final role BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Phill Connell’s LGBTQI drama Jump, Darling will receive its international premiere at this year’s digital edition of BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival next month, as part of the Bodies strand. In honour of [….]

OPINION: Is Happiest Season’s Harper a villain or a victim?

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Angry reactions to Clea DuVall’s festive flick are missing the point, argues Michele Theil BY MICHELE THEIL, IMAGES VIA SONY PICTURES The release of Happiest Season this month received a mixed reception from the queer community. While many have described the film as a quintessential lesbian rom-com, providing “queer festive cheer,” others have criticised the film for a number of [….]