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Jennifer Aniston is set to play the role of first lesbian president of the United States. While other actresses such as Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Veep, Robin Wright in House of Cards and Bellamy Young in Scandal have played the part of fictional commander-in-chief, none of them had a first lady at their side. Netflix has …

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Every bit as irreverent and non-sensical as the fellow titles in the Lego cinematic universe – ‘The Lego Movie’ and ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ – ‘The Lego Ninjago Movie’ is a ludicrous but still suitably funny outing that’s light on coherence and heavy on heart. Adopting a mentality that pokes fun at both kung-fu movies …

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A new English-subtitled trailer for the biopic of legendary gay artist Tom of Finland has been released. The film follows the life of the man behind the iconic gay artwork, Touko Laaksonen, who returned home to Finnish capital Helsinki after serving in World War II, only to find widespread persecution of homosexual men. Touko conducted …

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As predictable and emotionally manipulative as it is, thanks to confident direction and a committed cast, ‘Gifted’ proves entertaining, comfortable viewing. Telling the story of an intellectually-advanced 7-year old, Mary (played by Mckenna Grace, thankfully voiding her performance of any precociousness), Marc Webb’s weepy drama hits all the responsive beats one would expect as the …

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The first photo of actor Rami Malek in character as Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” has been released. The photo was released on Tuesday, on what would’ve been the iconic rocker’s 71st birthday. Malek told Entertainment Weekly of his first time in hair and makeup: “When you’re able to open your eyes …

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Singer Troye Sivan has joined the cast of “Boy Erased”, a film adaptation of a memoir about a teenager’s time in a harmful “gay conversion” program. Sivan will star alongside fellow Aussie actors Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe in the film, which will be directed by Australian actor-director Joel Egerton. The film will tell the …

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Colton Haynes has slammed Hollywood for treating LGBTI actors unfairly. The 29-year-old actor, who is engaged to florist Jeff Leatham, took to Twitter to argue that filmmakers are too often swayed by an actor’s “personal life” when hiring them for a role rather than their acting ability. “Hollywood is so f—ed up. So much of …

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One of those simplistic, mature-aimed comedy/dramas that is neither overtly emotional nor audibly hilarious, Hampstead simply exists to entertain its core audience. Based on a true story, Hampstead focuses on the unusual plight of Donald Horner (Brendan Gleeson), a lonely man living in the wilderness on Hampstead Heath; for 17 years he has existed in …

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A new film telling the story of an isolated British sheep farmer who sparks up an unexpected romance with a farmhand has been dubbed the “British Brokeback Mountain”. After his father has a stroke, farmer Johnny (Josh O’Connor) takes on the bulk of the work on his family’s rural Yorkshire farm. He numbs his frustration …

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As Australia prepares for next month’s marriage equality postal vote, the ABC has announced it’s going back to where it all began. Filming has begun on telemovie, titled Riot, which will explore the gay rights movement in 1970s Australia and the lives of the Australians who fought for homosexual decriminalisation, recognition and equality. The script …

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