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A new iteration A Star is Born, starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper and directed by Cooper, will be released this week. It’s the third remake of the original 1937 film of the same name, which itself plagiarised 1932’s What Price Hollywood? The story has a long history with the queer community, both in its …

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Kenyan lesbian film Rafiki

Acclaimed drama film Rafiki, banned in its native Kenya for its lesbian themes, is screening this month at the Brisbane International Film Festival. The film depicts the love that blossoms between characters Kena and Ziki, but the pair are forced to choose between their personal happiness and their safety in Kenya. Earlier this year, Rafiki …

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Still from Kenyan lesbian drama Rafiki

Acclaimed lesbian film Rafiki has broken box office records in Kenya after the country’s government temporarily lifted a ban on the film. Rafiki is the first Kenyan film to screen at the Cannes Film Festival, but was banned from release in its home country “due to its homosexual theme and clear intent to promote lesbianism …

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The first trailer for the upcoming Sir Elton John biopic Rocketman has been unveiled. The film, which the teaser trailer says is “based on a true fantasy”, will explore the singer’s early days at Royal Academy of Music in London and his subsequent rise to pop stardom. Actor Taron Egerton, best known for his role …

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Chloe Grace Moretz Miseducation of Cameron Post movie still

Although The Miseducation of Cameron Post‘s 1993 setting may have people believe that the gay conversion camps at the film’s centre are a thing of the past – and easy to mock as a symbol of how backwards society’s thoughts on therapy was – this treatment is still sadly legal in a large number of American …

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Crazy Rich Asians

Riding high off positive word-of-mouth and an American box office run that has exceeded expectations, Crazy Rich Asians arrives in Australian theatres to, no doubt, emulate its abroad success. The first studio-financed American film since 1993’s The Joy Luck Club to feature a predominantly Asian cast, this bubbly rom-com appears to have all the ingredients …

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Kit Harrington

Actor Kit Harington has asked Marvel about the lack of queer representation in the company’s catalogue of superhero movies. The Game of Thrones star offered his thoughts on queer representation in Hollywood in an interview with Variety and asked Marvel why it hadn’t cast any openly gay actors to play the characters in its ever-expanding …

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Call Me By Your Name

Armie Hammer, one of the stars of Oscar-nominated Call Me By Your Name, has assured fans a sequel to the queer romantic drama is on the way. “I would say that it’ll happen because there are already people working on it and trying to make it happen,” he told Variety. “It was such a collaborative, …

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Jack Whitehall

Earlier this year, British comic actor Jack Whitehall was cast as Disney’s first openly gay character for upcoming 2019 movie Jungle Cruise, in a role described by insiders as “hugely effete”, “very camp and very funny”. In a film chronicling a group of travellers’ adventures through a jungle of dangerous reptiles (also starring Emily Blunt …

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Jack Whitehall

Straight Actor Playing Disney’s Disney is facing backlash online after news broke that comedian and actor Jack Whitehall had been cast as Disney’s first major gay character in upcoming blockbuster Jungle Cruise. Whitehall is reportedly set to portray Disney’s first openly gay character in the film, alongside actors Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Emily Blunt. …

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