‘Frankenstein’: One Big Queer Family

Someone who may not be an entirely obvious gay icon is a monstrous amalgamation of grave-robbed body parts. However, despite his odd origins, Frankenstein’s Monster is just that – an icon. Frankenstein has influenced queer art for decades, whether he’s starring in art installations or inspiring some of our favourite cult films like Rocky Horror…

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REVIEW: ‘Booksmart’ (2019) is One of the Strongest Directorial Debuts in History

Some films are filled with kinetic energy that has you leaving the theatre full of life. Something that hits a raw nerve deep down that only the truly greats know how to exploit. Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart does just that. She has filled her film with so much comedy and heart that it will last as…

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Five Stages of Young Love in ‘Call Me By Your Name’ (2017)

This piece contains spoilers for the film ‘Call Me By Your Name’ “What does one do around here?” “Wait for the summer to end.” Watching the hazy blue skies, sun-sheened skin and absorbing romance of Luca Guadagnino’s much-loved ‘Call Me By Your Name’, you wouldn’t be blamed for hoping that autumn never comes. A Best…

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BFI FLARE REVIEW: ‘Tucked’ (2019) is a Reminder That Everyone Needs a Little Bit of Faith

A reminder that “everyone needs a little bit of Faith.” There may not be a more wonderful way to start a film than the iconic first notes of Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I Will Survive.’ Tucked immediately shows Jackie (Derren Nesbitt) commanding the stage in a sky-high wig and stunning frock miming to the song. Jackie is…

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BFI FLARE REVIEW: ‘Vita &Virginia’ (2019) is Delicate and Poetic

Great writers always put passion and love in to their work. Virginia Woolf was no different, and with Vita & Virginia we see into the relationship which inspired one of Woolf’s greatest works: Orlando. Chanya Button takes a delicate and poetic look at a time in this pair’s life that shines a light on their…

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Our Five 21st Century LGBT Acting Nominees

With this years number of gay roles being nominated within the acting categories totalling 7, I felt it was worth doing some digging in to the difference between roles played by gay actors and their nominations compared to straight actors for LGBT roles. You probably won’t be surprised to hear that the stats don’t weigh…

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