SCREEN: Stage Mother leads the way for an uplifting return to queer cinema

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A feel-good LGBTQI drama coming to cinemas (socially-distanced style) this month BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS With cinemas across the country set to open this month, we cannot wait to get our eyeballs on some new queer cinema.  Stage Mother tells the story of a conservative Texas mother who inherits her recently deceased son’s drag club in [….]

SCREEN: New lesbian comedy free online as part of Iris Prize Film Festival

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Wild Geese is a new story from Kayleigh Llewellyn all about human vulnerability BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Thanks to our friends over at Iris Prize, there is a brand new lesbian comedy online to fall in love with. Wild Geese is the ninth short film made with the Iris Prize filmmaker Susan Jacobson and is available [….]

SCREEN: Queer travel films for a sofa holiday

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Five films that will help you escape somewhere far away (without leaving the house) BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS It’s likely that many of us have already had our summer plans cancelled by the current COVID-19 pandemic, and there may be many travel restrictions continuing into the rest of the year. Lez be honest, we’re all craving [….]

FROM THE VAULTS: The scenes that shaped how I see sex

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Lexi Bickell takes DIVA on a journey through her viewing history  BY LEXI BICKELL It’s no secret that TV and film are incredibly influential. They hold sway over the opinions we form about everything from politics, to food and sex, both when we’re growing up and as adults. With the average UK adult watching three [….]

NEWS: Iris Prize 2020 will be held online for free

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Iris Prize is one of many events in the LGBTQI calendar turning digital this year BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Today the organisers of Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival have announced that the 14th edition of the Cardiff based film festival will be held online this October. But it’s not necessarily a bad thing – it means [….]

SCREEN: Top five lez/bi films from the 90s

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Be prepared to binge-watch them all BY DIVA STAFF The Incredibly True Adventure Of Two Girls In Love No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. That is Tina from The L Word (aka Laurel Holloman) playing a baby butch called Randy, who falls head over 90s Converse for her gorgeous classmate, Evie (Nicole Parker). Sweet rather [….]

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 [….]