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DVD Review – Stud Life

July 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

 Stud Life is Campbell X’s first feature film. It takes a dramatic and comical look at the life of urbanites in South London. Drugs, Homophobia, and Prostitution abound in this tale of love and relationships which are being continually redefined in the ever-shifting sands of modern living and societal change. So, what’s the story? JJ...

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DVD Review – Men to Kiss

June 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Remember Addams Family Values (Sonnenfeld, 1993)? Wednesday’s (Christina Ricci) scathing critique of the summer camp’s Thanksgiving-themed play goes something like this: “Your work is puerile and under-dramatized. You lack any sense of structure, character and the Aristotelian unities.” Well, the same could be said of Robert Hasfogel’s Men to Kiss; it lacks anything resembling depth...

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DVD Review – Dream On

June 7, 2013 | 1 Comments

Lloyd Eyre-Morgan’s adaptation of his play, Dream On, spins the now familiar coming of age tale about young (gay) love. Set primarily on a camping site in the 1980s, two boys from working-class backgrounds gradually discover their feelings for each other and embark on a relationship, which from the start is troubled by parental and...

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DVD review – Mixed Kebab

May 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Guy Lee Thys (Suspect,2005; Kassablanka, 2002) returned in 2012 with Mixed Kebab, recently released by TLA. Lee Thys is a consummate all-rounder; writer, producer, director – all of those skills are used to great effect in this highly accomplished gay-interest release. Mixed Kebab is fundamentally a love story between Bram (Cem Akkanat) and Kevin (Simon...

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DVD Review – The Visitor

May 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Tor Iben’s The Visitor is the story of a man’s sexual awakening. Cibrâil (Sinan Hancili) is happily living with his girlfriend, Christine (Martina Hesse) in Berlin. Cibrâil is a young police patrolman whose day to day routine occasionally sees him having to deal with homophobic attacks. Largely he is disinterested in gay matters (particularly the...

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The private life and inner world of James Dean has often been shrouded in mystery; overlooked and concealed by the star-machine of the Classical Hollywood period. Against a backdrop of prevailing post-war masculinity mores and legislation, gay and bisexual Hollywood stars were forced to compartmentalise their sexuality, like the rest of the gay and bisexual...

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Boys on Film, for those of you who don’t know, is Peccadillo Pictures’ compilation series of gay interest short films. Featuring award winning films produced worldwide, these compilations have gained iconic status since the release of the first collection, Boys on Film 1: Hard Love, back in 2009. As the title suggests, Boys on Film 9:...

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DVD Review – She Monkeys

April 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

What’s refreshing about Lisa Aschan’s feature length directorial debut, She Monkeys, is that unlike so many other ‘coming of age’ films the discovery of sexual identity is not the main driving force behind the drama, instead it’s dynamics of power, which makes for uneasy yet compelling viewing. Emma (Mathilda Paradeiser) is a withdrawn girl, seemingly...

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DVD review – The Sex of Angels

April 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Spanish Director Xavier Villaverde has been steadily building a name for himself since making his first film, A Semente, in 1974 at the age of sixteen, and has been directing intermittently ever since. Making only a handful of feature length films, he has gained notoriety for titles such as Finisterre, donde termina el mundo (1998)...

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DVD Review – Molly’s Girl

March 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

From Screenwriter and Director Scott R Thompson, Molly’s Girl takes us into the complicated world of political activist and lesbian Mercedes (Emily Schweitz), a driven career woman who is far more successful in her job than in her personal life. Mercedes has become so enveloped by the role that she’s carved for herself (campaigning vehemently...

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DVD Review – Sagat

March 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Most people probably have no idea who Francois Sagat is, but in the gay (or gay male) world, his chiseled, classical physique has made him a superstar. With his unusual scalp tattoo, his appearance in Titan Media films propelled him to the top of the porn world, garnering him a loyal fan-base in the process...

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