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Adam Lambert has confirmed that he did make a cameo in the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. In a tweet plugging the upcoming digital release of the film, Lambert shared a photo of himself in costume in the small – but important – role in the film. During a montage in the film, the singer played …

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Becoming Colleen Australian transgender documentary

Queer Screen has announced the full lineup for this year’s Mardi Gras Film Festival 2019, featuring screenings of more than 100 shorts and feature films this Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras season. Festival Director Lisa Rose said this year’s event is asking cinemagoers to “Embrace Your Story”. “With this year’s program we are owning …

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Melbourne artist Tristan Meecham had a vision for the inaugural Coming Back Out Ball event. The gala event – a glittering red carpet evening of live entertainment, dancing and pride – would honour and celebrate his local LGBTQIA+ elders and help address some of the social isolation and invisibility they experience. “We want to acknowledge …

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UK actor, director and trans activist Jake Graf has released a powerful short film that he’s hoping will shine a light on the struggles faced by young transgender people. Released during Transgender Awareness Week this week, the short film Listen shares the inner thoughts of a group of transgender teens as they face bullying and …

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Still of Boy Erased, upcoming gay conversion therapy drama starring Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe and Troye Sivan

There’s no denying that ‘Boy Erased’ is likely to stir up emotions. It centres on the barbaric practice of gay conversion therapy. However, I found the film less effective than expected. I wanted the movie to make me angry but felt actor/director/writer Joel Edgerton focused more on pleasing the masses than fully exposing the despicable …

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Star Rami Malek describes highly-anticipated Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody as a celebration of Freddie Mercury but Peter Gray wonders if, despite Malek’s tour de force performance, the movie avoids the authentic Mercury in pursuit of commercial success. Long overdue but not the deeply exposed, warts-and-all- tale that we deserve, Bohemian Rhapsody plays it relatively safe when …

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Cate Blanchett in 2015 movie Carol

Oscar-winning Australian actress Cate Blanchett has defended the right of straight actors to play gay characters in films and television. Speaking during a Q&A at the Rome Film Festival, Blanchett talked about her appearance as a lesbian character in the 2015 film Carol, for which she received an Oscar nomination. She said she disagrees with …

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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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