‘It’s a Sin’ (2021) Exploring Fear of the Unknown

It’s a Sin is not only a sincere exploration of the AIDS crisis in 1980s London, but also explores how we deal with fear.

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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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REVIEW: ‘Happiest Season (2020)’ is a Fresh and Validating take on the Classic Christmas Rom-Com.

Happiest Season serves as a refreshingly honest and sensitive look into the pressures of the Christmas period, high family expectations, and the fear of letting them down by revealing long-hidden secrets.

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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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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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REVIEW: Summerland (2020) is a “A Queer Comedy with Humor and Heart”

Directing duo Kurtis David Harder and Noah Kentis, known together as Lankyboy, have always dreamed of making a coming of age road trip film. Their dreams came true with the release of their feature debut Summerland (2020), a queer comedy with equal parts humor and heart. With an upbeat soundtrack, desert scenes, and a Coachella-esque music festival, the film has all the ingredients to make a fun movie that’s perfect for this time of year.

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The Queer Sexual Tension in Detective Stories

Obsession, devotion, pursuit – all can be acts synonymous to falling in love. However, they are also the key elements for a detective cat-and-mouse story. The relationship between a detective and the criminal they hunt is one that – in many great crime stories – becomes intimately close. They chase each other, play with each…

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‘The Half Of It’ (2020): How to Craft Coming-of-Age for LGBTQ+ Youth

For audiences to see themselves beyond every awkward misstep of their own teenage years, and instead be swept into an idealized adolescence is more than refreshing; it is needed.

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Jeepers! It’s Queer Censorship in Children’s Entertainment!

Everyone knows the drill when it comes to Scooby Doo mysteries: there’s an unnerving presence haunting a spooky house – maybe it’s taken the form of a sludge monster, or a deep sea diver, or a gh-gh-gh-GHOST. Either way, the eventual conclusion is usually the same, the Mystery Inc. gang catches the creature in an…

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