Bollywood Music Video for Gay Rights Exceeds One Million Views
A Bollywood-inspired United Nations music video with a message of gay acceptance has rapidly become one of the most watched UN videos of all time. “The Welcome”, released on 30 April 2014 as part of the UN’s ongoing Free & Equal campaign, has been watched by more than a million people on the ... [Read more]
It’s in the Cannes by Jonathan Dahl.
Being an actor isn't as glamorous as the end result may appear. We have to cope with all the stresses that come with performing in front of an audience or the camera.
“What kind of stresses?” I hear some of you say. “After all you’re not working 10 hours down the pit or facing the Taliban ... [Read more]
GMFA: It’s time for Young Gay Men to ‘Think Again’ about HIV
In response to the increasing number of HIV infections amongst gay men in their teens and twenties, GMFA has launched a new campaign focused on raising awareness of HIV. The campaign invites young gay men to start thinking again about their sexual health and reconsider some of the things they think they ... [Read more]
Interview – Seek and Find
Eric Henry’s debut film, Seek, centres on Evan, a young, gay newspaper writer who attempts to shake off a lost love by taking on an assignment profiling Hunter, an alluring gay club promoter. Around the guys are a host of other twenty-something urbanites, all longing for the same thing – approval ... [Read more]
Gay British secret agent Jayson Bend to open Iris Festival
Organisers of the Iris Prize, Cardiff’s International gay and lesbian short film prize supported by The Michael Bishop Foundation have announced plans to celebrate everything British as part of the 2014 festival.
During a busy launch reception at the BFI in London, Festival Chair, Andrew Pierce ... [Read more]
Film – Next Goal Wins
No super-star players, no money, the worst defeat in international football and the world’s first professional transgender player. What’s not to like about American Samoa’s bid for this year’s World Cup.
NEXT GOAL WINS is an inspirational story about the power of hope in the face of seemingly ... [Read more]
This is how all boxing weigh in’s should be… tender, emotional, sexy and loving.
So, just in time to battle discrimination at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, the Perez Bros present their new short film entitled, The Weigh In (2014). Inspired by their film production work in the US with Showtime ... [Read more]
Querelle – DVD reissue
Adapted from Jean Genet's infamous, ground-breaking novel, Querelle of Brest, the final film of celebrated director Rainer Werner Fassbinder's career is a striking, surreal and utterly unique tale of sex and murder that has gone on to become a cult classic.
Querelle (Brad Davis) is a sailor on ... [Read more]
SEEK… AND YOU MIGHT FIND
A new film from Canada, Seek, is about a mistake many of us make everyday when we allow our hopeful view of the future to cloud our vision of the real beauty in front of us right now.
The film centers on Evan, a shy, budding young writer who attempts to shake off the torment of lost love while ... [Read more]
VIRAL ANTI-GAY LAWS VIDEO GOES GLOBAL
#LoveAlwaysWins, a two minute video was launched by All Out this week. The video explores what the 2014 Olympic Games could be like for gay and lesbian Olympians during the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia under Russia’s anti-gay “propaganda” laws.
More than 250,000 people have viewed the ... [Read more]
Rugby stars claim many gay players live a lie
Gareth Thomas and James Haskell discuss homosexuality in sport and the Hollywood movie of the Welsh legend’s life story
The first openly gay international rugby player, Gareth Thomas, joins current England international James Haskell in claiming many professionals in the sport hide their homosexuality ... [Read more]
Merlin in a box
In a land of myth and a time of magic… the destiny of a great kingdom rests on the shoulders of a young man. His name… Merlin.
Swords, Sorcery and swashbuckling adventure rule in the hit BBC series, Merlin. The Complete Collection brings together all five series on DVD, as we follow the young ... [Read more]
Derek Jarman: Pandemonium
Thursday 23 January - Sunday 9 March 2014
Inigo Rooms, Somerset House East Wing, Strand WC2R 2LS
Derek Jarman: Pandemonium is an exhibition presented by King’s Cultural Institute to mark the 20th anniversary of Jarman’s death from an HIV-related illness in February 1994.
A student of humanities ... [Read more]
Benedict Cumberbatch’s Little Favour
Recently, on Graham Norton’s BBC chat show, guest Benedict Cumberbatch had to confess that at that particular moment he had no idea how many projects he was appearing in would be released or when.
As the man ‘in demand’ he has several stage and movie commitments plus TV programmes already in ... [Read more]
Iris – Cardiff’s LGBT Film Festival
Organisers of the 2013 Iris Prize Festival, which opens on Wednesday 9th October, have confirmed that filmmakers from India, USA, Netherlands, Ireland, Australia, Norway and Germany are among the guests who will be attending the 5 day LGBT film festival in Cardiff.
They open with a preview screening ... [Read more]
The 57th BFI London Film
The Festival will screen a total of 234 fiction and documentary features, including 22 World Premieres, 16 International Premieres, 29 European Premieres and 20 Archive films. There will also be screenings of 134 live action and animated shorts. A stellar line-up of directors, cast and crew are expected ... [Read more]
Interview – Tom Payne
Set in the economically depressed England of today, Cal is a startling sequel to the hit 2009 film, Shank. 20-year-old Cal returns from France to Britain after receiving news that his mother is ill. He finds his home city of Bristol facing hard times, with poverty and crime on the rise and rioting and ... [Read more]
Tumbledown with Brad Hallowell
Inspired by true events, Todd Verow’s Tumbledown is an explosive cocktail – an emotional rollercoaster ride through the dark sides of sexuality.
A complicated love triangle develops after hunky Jay meets bartender Nick and invites him to spend the weekend with him and his partner in their country ... [Read more]
Film Buzz with Chris Amos
MOVIE OF THE MONTH
Mark Wahlberg and Why Gays Love Steroids
Pain & Gain (12a) Director: Michael Bay
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Mackie
Opens 30th August
Based on a ‘so unbelievable it must be true’ story, Pain & Gain is not everyone’s ... [Read more]
EMII IS MOVING ON – AND UP By Trent Davis
Emii has taken the world by storm with her infectious beats and rocking style. She first gained attention on the gay dance floor with “Mr. Romeo”, her smash collaboration with hip-hop legend, Snoop Dogg.
Next came last winter’s ode to the six-inch pump, “Stiletto's”, a track that remains ... [Read more]
New Sitcom for IPhone
Fancy a comedy break from the gym or light relief on the Tube? GOING NOWHERE, a new British sitcom from enterprising young gay media executive Robert SJ Lucas, is set to get global audience laughing when it is launched as an app next month. The series has been created for iphone users and will ... [Read more]
Film Review – I Can Smell Baby Oil
Review by Chris Amos
Fast and Furious 6 (12a)
Director: Justin Lin
Stars: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Luke Evans, Ludacris
Opens 17th May:
3 Stars ****
I love these films. I know, I know... really they should be straight to ... [Read more]