REVIEW: ‘Cocoon’ (2020) is Worthy of its Golden Glow

“Krippendorff crafts a stunningly alluring narrative of feminine intimacy” Cocoon (Kokon) is a triumph on the brink of womanhood: a searing portrait of young queerness centred around the lesbian awakening of fourteen-year-old Nora (Jena Urzendowaky). In the sizzling heat of Berlin’s 2018 summer, Nora has many firsts: menstruation, masturbation and smoking marijuana. Yet the core self-discovery of Nora’s…

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Loud but Not So Proud

With our identities out and “proud”, LGBTQ+ people instead had our qualities and our stories tainted by their own subtext that still made effort to put us in our place.

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Top of the Docs #37 – LFF Special: ‘If It Were Love’ (2020) Reminisces on Human Touch

If It Were Love is an intense film following the touring show of Crowd from theatre to theatre. The fly on the wall documentary observes these performers behind the scenes.

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LFF REVIEW: ‘Ammonite’ (2020) is a Beautifully Polished Period Lesbian Love Story

With little knowledge of the private life of the real Mary Anning, Ammonite fills in the gaps with queer pining and fossil hunting.

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Why You Can’t Separate Camp and Horror

The art of camp is both nuanced and outrageously blatant in the best way. It’s like being slapped in the face by a penguin wearing a bedazzled denim jacket – you’re not too sure what’s happening, or why it’s happening, but you damn well notice it…

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LFF REVIEW: ‘Supernova’ (2020) Shines Bright with Glowing Performances

Supernova is a tender, devastatingly gorgeous road trip, brooding with introspection.

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How Gwendolyn Briggs Waltzed into Every Lesbian’s Heart

Part of the reason why we watch TV or press play on a specific movie is to see ourselves represented on screen. We all want to have that one character who makes us feel seen and, in the case of many LGTBQ+ individuals, like we are worthy of love. Sadly, representation in the media is not always good, and we are left wanting more.

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10 Shorts to Look Out For at the NIGHTSTREAM Film Festival

With twenty different short blocks to choose from at NIGHTSTREAM, it can be hard to narrow down just what to watch, let alone figure out where to begin.

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Lesbians and Gender Nonconformity in ‘Lyle’ (2014)

All in all, this appears to be a model representation of non-exploitative sapphic love. However, every rose has its thorns and Lyle’s happens to be the use of common but harmful trope: the evil butch.

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First Look Review: ‘We Are Who We Are’ (2020) Flourishes Under The Italian Sun

‘We Are Who We Are’ continues Guadagnino’s streak of focus upon summer infatuation and the burning desire of young people.

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