Vita & Virginia to open this year’s BFI Flare Film Festival

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True story of the relationship between Virginia Woolf and enigmatic aristocrat, Vita Sackville-West, kicks off LGBTQ+ Film Fest BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Chanya Button’s Vita & Virginia, which opens this year’s BFI Flare LGBTQ+ Film Festival – the UK’s longest running LGBTQ+ film event – tells the story of Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West’s intoxicating encounters. “We’re [….]

Olga Chajdas on realising her dream film project, Nina

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“Growing up in Poland you missed out on the culture of LGBT+ films” BY ANGELA NEEDHAM I meet Olga Chajdas at a bar on a late afternoon in London. It’s January, it’s dark and it’s due to snow. Wrapped in my thickest scarf and puffiest coat, I felt like a character in Chajdas’ debut film, [….]

Intersex representation on TV: Did Call The Midwife get it right?

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DIVA columnist Valentino Vecchietti responds to episode five of the BBC drama BY VALENTINO VECCHIETTI A ripple of panic went through the intersex community when we heard that there was going to be an intersex character featured in tonight’s (10 February 2019) episode of Call The Midwife.   Internationally, intersex people messaged back and forth [….]

Féminin/Féminin: The queer web series you didn’t know you needed in your life

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The fantastique French-Canadian lez/bi web series drops its second series – now complete with English subtitles BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Originally launched way, way back in 2014, this web series by the women-folk behind Canadian lez/bi magazine LSTW est fantastique. …and as of January 2019, both series are now available to watch on Vimeo with English subtitles. The brainchild of director [….]

Colette director Wash Westmoreland on queer filmmaking and sapphic sex scenes

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“People say, ‘It’s extraordinarily relevant to today’. I’m like, ‘It’s extraordinarily relevant to the last 10,000 years!’” BY ROXY BOURDILLON  There’s a lot to love about riveting new period drama Colette – the sumptuous Parisian setting, the plethora of sapphic shenanigans, Keira Knightley wearing the hell out of a trouser suit… But the thing that [….]

Why WayHaught gets WLW representation right

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Tab Sylvester sings the praises of Wynonna Earp’s same-sex love story BY TAB SYLVESTER  Although it wasn’t until season three that Kat Barrell was finally featured in the opening credits of Syfy’s Wynonna Earp, fans knew that this moment was inevitable. Barrell plays Sheriff Nicole Haught, who runs the police department in Purgatory. Her relationship [….]