Posts in 'Film' Category
Tomorrow the Brighton Jubilee library has a free film screening of ’Jan’s Coming Out ‘ at 1pm as part of LGBT History Month. If like me you find lesbian films rather excruciating to sit through and generally unappealing, Jan Walker from the team behind the film, assures me and you that, “It’s an upbeat celebration [...]
Film Festival starts tomorrow Saturday 11th August 2012 from 12 midday @ Komedia Brighton Richard Gladman, aka Cyberschizoid and Sarah James (Scare Sarah) are queer, live in Brighton and love horror films and culture! They have been running classic horror film screenings mainly in London and Brighton for over a year now and have an [...]
If like me you love Brighton based Choccywoccydoodah and their elaborate window displays of chocolate sculpture that are a delight to walk past, you’ll love seeing this behind the scene’s observational documentary.
Cloudburst….have you heard of it yet? A film about feisty Old Dykes, a film coming to a Film Festival only a train journey away from YOU! A film that will hit the big screen with the satisfying of clunk of ear rattling of twitchy language and old fashioned custard pie jokes…..a roaring chuckle a minute…a [...]
There might be some connection – a coincidence of a cinematic kind perhaps – when a rare category, exempli gratia films made by women about women, follow each other to the box office. I am thinking of “The Iron Lady” re Margaret Thatcher (dir: Phyllida Lloyd) and “W.E.” re Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII (dir: [...]
The Brighton & Hove Libraries Service have a number of events and activities taking place in February 2012 to mark LGBT History Month and is marking Holocaust Memorial Day January 27th with an exhibition (now until 30th Jan) tracing the way Germany’s Nazi Party changed the world for male and female homosexuals and transvestites. LGBT Exhibition [...]
I have waited more years than I like to, patiently waiting to revisit this film.You can understand that as a very junior convert, a film sporting the mind boggling words Sodom and Gomorrah in the title had to be seen. And no, I could not be bothered to fork out cash to Amazon, and yes, I probably have missed previous showings, but I prefer the thrill of the chase through hundreds of TV channels – alongside a satisfactory pecuniary advantage of course.
“I’ve had a secret, I’ve had to hide it my whole life” begins Jamie Campbell on BBC3 documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16. The documentary follows his journey to perform as his alias FiFi La True and ultimately arrive at his high school prom dressed in drag.
Jamie has faced difficulties since coming out at 14 and states he cannot remember a single day in his life when he hasn’t been told he’s different or a freak. Therefore, arriving at his prom provides a double whammy of revealing who he really is to his peers and “not letting them win.” Brave boy.
Love it or hate it, Glee has become a hit. I believe this is for many reasons. Firstly, everyone loves watching something that makes them happy, and believe me, Glee will have you dancing around your living room. Secondly, because Sue Sylvester’s self-serving one liners are classic “You know, for me trophies are like herpes. You can try to get rid of them but they just keep coming. Sue Sylvester has hourly flair ups of burning itchy highly contagious talent” (even if you don’t watch Glee for the music, watch it purely for this). Thirdly, because it tackles issues other programmes don’t with wit and confidence. It doesn’t skirt around issues, it faces them head on.
Like X-factor, writ large, but without the reasonable incentive of a million pound deal at the end of it!