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Power Rangers reboot features queer hero

Power Rangers reboot features queer hero




The newly rebooted Power Rangers film will have the franchise’s first openly queer character. The 25-year-old series introduces the Yellow Ranger played by pop star Becky G as having “girlfriend problems”. Director Dean Isrealite says Yellow Ranger Trini is questioning a lot about who she is in the movie. “She hasn’t fully figured it out yet,” […]

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Disney postpone releasing ‘Beauty and the Beast’ in Malaysia

Disney postpone releasing ‘Beauty and the Beast’ in Malaysia




Disney has indefinitely postponed releasing their live action remake of Beauty and the Beast in Malaysia. The decision follows an order from the country’s censorship body demanding that scenes indicating a character is gay be cut from the movie. Since director Bill Condon revealed that the character of LeFou will be gay in the new version of […]

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Film Reviews: Love, love & kinky fuckery

Film Reviews: Love, love & kinky fuckery




Not everybody develops their capacity to love. Stephanie Dowrick points out that people often confuse neediness with love; trust with control and self interest with interest. First step towards loving someone else is to be true to yourself. The French film Being 17 (★★★★★) centres on the animosity between the two teenagers. Damien (Kacey Mottet […]

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Disney’s new ‘Beauty and the Beast’ has upset some people

Disney’s new ‘Beauty and the Beast’ has upset some people




The news that Disney’s new live action Beauty and the Beast has a gay moment has not gone down well with some people. Disney are set to release a new live action version of Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson (Harry Potter) and Dan Stevens (Downtown Abbey).  Speaking with  Attitude magazine, director Bill Condon revealed the film […]

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Beauty and the Beast reboot will have “exclusively gay moment”

Beauty and the Beast reboot will have “exclusively gay moment”




The highly anticipated live action reboot of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast will feature an “exclusively gay moment” according to the film’s director. Speaking with  Attitude magazine, director Bill Condon revealed the film will explicitly reference a character’s same sex attraction in a first for Disney. LeFou, played by Josh Gad, will realise his feelings for […]

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Oscar confusion as ‘La La Land’ is named best film, but it was really ‘Moonlight’

Oscar confusion as ‘La La Land’ is named best film, but it was really ‘Moonlight’




Confusion has broken out in the final moments of the Academy Awards ceremony as the wrong film was named as Best Picture. The producers of the musical La La Land, which was widely tipped to take out the top prize, were giving their speeches when host Jimmy Kimmel had to interrupt and break the news […]

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Moonlight wins six Independent Spirit awards

Moonlight wins six Independent Spirit awards




Moonlight has picked up six trophies at the Independent Spirit awards. The latest haul of accolades comes on the eve of the Academy Awards where the film is nominated for eight Oscars. The Independent Spirit Awards which are traditionally held on the day before Hollywood’s glamorous premier awards ceremony, honor the year’s best independent film […]

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Christians outraged at LEGO Batman vs Superman movie

Christians outraged at LEGO Batman vs Superman movie




The editor of Lifesite News, a popular Christian news service, has expressed his outrage about the relationship between Batman and Robin in the new Lego Batman Vs Superman movie. John-Henry Westen says the new film is chock-full of gay propoganda and he warns his Christian readership to be wary of the new film. “It seemed […]

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February Films: Spotlight on the marginalised

February Films: Spotlight on the marginalised




Our past lives within us. Our life experiences not only form our identities but inform us which identity is best to present to others. The shadows left by society’s construction and labelling of difference as deviance are still with us, and three films this month tell personal stories of those marginalised by what Michael Foucault […]

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Award winning film ‘Moonlight’ censored in India

Award winning film ‘Moonlight’ censored in India




Award winning queer film Moonlight won’t make a lot of sense to audiences in India after the government’s censorship board ruled that a pivotal scene be cut from the film. Barry Jenkins’ award winning film has been scooping up awards and gaining widespread praise for it’s powerful and understated portrayal of an African American man at […]

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