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Brazilian comedians’ office firebombed over gay Jesus film

Brazilian comedians’ office firebombed over gay Jesus film

A Brazilian comedy group, who produced a Netflix film which portrays Jesus as a gay man, has had their office firebombed by protestors. Molotov cocktails were launched at the offices of Porta dos Fundos after their Netflix film The First Temptation of Christ premiered on streaming service Netflix. The 46 minute film depicts Jesus bringing his friend Orlando […]

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Same sex kiss cut from ‘Star Wars’ for Singaporean audiences

Same sex kiss cut from ‘Star Wars’ for Singaporean audiences

The latest installment of the Star Wars franchise is the first to feature a same-sex attracted character, and a brief kiss, but audiences in Singapore won’t be seeing the scene, it’s been recut to exclude any reference to homosexuality. In one of the film’s final scenes a secondary character kisses their same-sex partner during a celebration […]

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‘H is for Happiness’ follows a tradition of quirky Aussie films

‘H is for Happiness’ follows a tradition of quirky Aussie films

H is for Happiness | Dir: John Sheedy | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Walking out if the screening of this film, my companion asked why Australians always seem to make quirky films and my response was that it is because we do them so well. We are able to laugh at ourselves and celebrate eccentric differences, even […]

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Review: Hollywood Wants to Kill You

Review: Hollywood Wants to Kill You

Hollywood Wants to Kill You by Rick Edwards and Dr Michael Brooks Allen & Unwin Threatening to kill is how to get people’s attention and perversely it makes us feel alive to have a brush with death. According to the authors of this book, “that’s what makes us better people and encourages make the most […]

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Review: ‘Cats’ is one of the oddest films you’ll see this year

Review: ‘Cats’ is one of the oddest films you’ll see this year

Cats | Dir: Tom Hooper | ★ ★ ½  Andrew Lloyd Webber’s mega-selling 80s musical finally makes it to the big screen and it’s one of the weirdest, oddest things to view. Packed with superstar appearances from Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, James Corden and Jennifer […]

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Queer characters are in charge in sexual health sitcom ‘Metro Sexual’

Queer characters are in charge in sexual health sitcom ‘Metro Sexual’

Metro Sexual is a brand new Australian comedy series, airing on 9Now and 9GO!. The series follows the chaotic lives of Drs Stephanie Huddleston and Langdon Marsh, who work at Metropolitan Sexual Health, in a mockumentary style sitcom that hopes to start a serious conversation with a few laughs. Producer and star Riley Nottingham joined […]

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‘Everything’s Gonna Be Okay’: Josh Thomas’ new show hits Stan in Jan

‘Everything’s Gonna Be Okay’: Josh Thomas’ new show hits Stan in Jan

Australian darling Josh Thomas is bringing his second scripted series to life very soon, and it’s found a home on Stan for Aussie fans. Everything’s Gonna Be Okay stars Thomas as the older half-brother to two young girls, together they are dealing with the death of their shared parent, as Thomas steps into being their guardian. […]

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Ryan O’Connell’s ‘Special’ renewed for second season on Netflix

Ryan O’Connell’s ‘Special’ renewed for second season on Netflix

Netflix has announced there will be a second season of the critically acclaimed series from Ryan O’Connell. The streaming giant has renewed Special for eight more episodes, with O’Connell back at the helm. The story is based on O’Connell’s memoirs, I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves, documenting his experiences as a gay man living […]

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SBS reveals final contenders for ‘Eurovision – Australia Decides’

SBS reveals final contenders for ‘Eurovision – Australia Decides’

SBS and production partner Blink TV today announced the first song and final four artists to compete in Eurovision – Australia Decides in February 2020. Hosted on the Gold Coast and broadcast on SBS on Saturday 8 February, the national selection show will showcase some of Australia’s biggest acts, singing original compositions, for their chance […]

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Director Céline Sciamma chats about ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’

Director Céline Sciamma chats about ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’

French screenwriter and director Céline Sciama’s body of work focuses on people as they become aware of their sexuality, those moments when sexuality and identity are formed and break free. Her previous work as a director includes the film Waterlilies, Tomboy and Girlhood, a trilogy of films about women as they come of age. She also wrote the screenplay to André […]

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