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Powerful voices on screen at the cinema this August

Powerful voices on screen at the cinema this August

BlacKkKlansman (★★★★½) is an ambitious docu-drama by visionary social commentator Spike Lee (Do the Right Thing and Malcolm X). Using Ron Stallworth’s memoir, Lee tells the unbelievable story of the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. In the early 1970s Stallworth decided to join the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan […]

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‘Neighbours’ tease upcoming gay wedding episode

‘Neighbours’ tease upcoming gay wedding episode

Neighbours have released a short teaser for the long-running soap opera’s first gay wedding, set to air next month. Characters Aaron Brennan (Matt Wilson) and David Tanaka (Takaya Honda) will exchange vows after their engagement earlier this year. Honda says it’s an absolute privilege to be a part of the moment in Australian television history. […]

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ABC axes Tom Ballard’s ‘Tonightly’ saying it needs a fresh approach

ABC axes Tom Ballard’s ‘Tonightly’ saying it needs a fresh approach

The ABC has announced that Tom Ballard’s show Tonightly will come to an end in September and a “fresh approach” is needed. Tonightly began last December and has broadcast Monday to Thursday on the ABC’s Comedy channel, the Wednesday edition also airs on the broadcasters main channel. Earlier this year comedian Dan Illic took over as the […]

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Is Showtime’s reboot of ‘The L Word’ still going ahead?

Is Showtime’s reboot of ‘The L Word’ still going ahead?

Fans of the much loved lesbian-oriented series The L Word have been clamouring for more news about proposed new episodes of the show. In November last year, Showtime revealed that they had selected Marja-Lewis Ryan as the reboot’s new showrunner, along with original creator Ilene Chaiken as EP and original stars Leisha Hailey, Katherine Moennig and Jennifer […]

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Tom Ballard’s ‘Tonightly’ cleared by watchdog for repetitively saying “c**t”

Tom Ballard’s ‘Tonightly’ cleared by watchdog for repetitively  saying “c**t”

The Australian Communication and Media Authority has released it’s findings into complaints about a sketch that aired on the ABC’s comedy show Tonightly. In the lead-up to the Batman by-election host Tom Ballard and comedian Greg Larson delivered a sketch that focused on the controversial history of the man the electorate was named after John Batman. […]

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Ruby Rose set to play gay Batwoman on TV

Ruby Rose set to play gay Batwoman on TV

Actor Ruby Rose is set to return to our TV screens, she’s just signed on to play Batwoman in several Warner Bros TV series. Batwoman will be introduced in story lines linking  The Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and DC Legends. In the crossover event Rose’s Batwoman will team up with The Green Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and the DC Legends. […]

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Chloë Sevigny is ‘Lizzie’ in queer reimagining of notorious axe murders

Chloë Sevigny is ‘Lizzie’ in queer reimagining of notorious axe murders

Chloe Sevigny and Kristen Stewart are set to star in an upcoming film that re-explores the mystifying tale of two 19th century axe murders that persist in popular culture to date. Lizzie follows the story of Lizzie Borden, a young woman who was suspected, tried and acquitted for the grisly murder of her father and […]

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Lena Waithe and Kid Fury developing queer black comedy for HBO

Lena Waithe and Kid Fury developing queer black comedy for HBO

Queer comedians Lena Waithe and Kid Fury are collaborating on a new sitcom for HBO that will put black LGBTI+ voices front and centre. Waithe will serve as executive producer and Fury as writer on the dark comedy “that follows Greg, a 20-something sarcastic gay black man navigating adulthood and responsibility in New York City […]

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Ryan Murphy’s ballroom drama Pose brings it to Foxtel this September

Ryan Murphy’s ballroom drama Pose brings it to Foxtel this September

Everyone has been buzzing about the latest show from serial television creator Ryan Murphy, and it’s finally coming to Australian screens this September. Pose is a ground-breaking series that explores New York’s ballroom scene in the 1980s, putting transgender and queer people of colour’s stories into the spotlight. The show made history before it even […]

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Perth International Queer Film Festival announces 2018 program

Perth International Queer Film Festival announces 2018 program

The Perth International Queer Film Festival returns for its third year with another fabulous program of LGBTI+ cinema from around the globe. The fundraising initiative of the WA AIDS Council in collaboration with The Backlot features a selection of feature length and short films that capture a variety of queer experiences. Festival Artistic Director Mark […]

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