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On This Gay Day: The film ‘Head On’ was released in 1998

Australian film ‘Head On’ was released in 1998 Back in 1998 everybody was talking about new Australian film Head On. The debut feature from director Ana Kokkinos told the story of Ari, a young Greek-Australian man, who over a 24 hour period go on a journey through a series of encounters as he struggles with his sexuality. […]

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Review | Teenage Kicks is raw, uncompromising queer cinema

Teenage Kicks | M | Dir: Craig Boreham | ★ ★ ★ ½ Australian queer cinema tends to land in one of two categories. It trends towards either the high camp of the Priscilla Queen of the Desert end of the spectrum or the gritty lo-fi turf occupied by movies like 1998’s Head On. Teenage Kicks and its tale of secrets, lies […]

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Barracuda: Diving in at the deep end

This month the ABC bring the novel ‘Barracuda’ by Christos Tsiolkas to the screen. The Australian author’s has a long history of his works being adapted for the screen, his novel ‘Loaded’ became the feature film ‘Head On’, while ‘The Slap’ was adapted for TV both in Australia and in the U.S.A. Actor Elias Anton […]

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