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‘Disobedience’: melancholia and smoldering sexual tension

‘Disobedience’: melancholia and smoldering sexual tension

Disobedience the new film from Sebastian Lelio is based on the best selling novel by Naomi Alderman. The Chilean director’s previous film include Gloria and A Fantastic Woman, this is his first feature in English. Ronit Krushka (Rachel Weisz) is a photographer working in New York, but when he estranged father dies she returns to […]

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Bibliophile | Big Rough Stones dreams of a lesbian utopia

Big Rough Stones by Margaret Merrilees Wakefield Press Reading Margaret Merrilees’ latest novel is a bit like doing a jigsaw. The narrative is littered with lesbians who all connect in some way. Poet Miriel Lenore says at the beginning of the book that to build a lesbian wall, you need big rough stones. Some bits […]

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Home Affairs warns policy change could bring an influx of fake gay refugees

Home Affairs warns policy change could bring an influx of fake gay refugees

The Department of Home Affairs has warned that a change in policy that makes it easier to accept LGBTI refugees from overseas could see an influx of false claims based on sexuality. The Labor party is expected to debate the issue at their upcoming national conference. Members of the party’s left faction are reportedly going […]

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Tasmanian Labor voice support for gay conversion therapy ban

Tasmanian Labor voice support for gay conversion therapy ban

Tasmania’s Shadow Health Minister has voiced her support for banning gay conversion therapy practices. Sarah Lovell MLC added her name to a petition calling for the practice to be banned, and called on Tasmania’s Liberal government lead by Will Hodgman to show it’s support too. “In a supposedly enlightened and tolerant Australia, it’s difficult to […]

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Sophie Rundle and Suranne Jones sign on for BBC lesbian drama

Sophie Rundle and Suranne Jones sign on for BBC lesbian drama

Peaky Blinders star Sophie Rundle has signed up to star alongside Suranne Jones in a new lesbian themed BBC drama. Rundle is best knowing for playing Ada Shelby in the popular series Peaky Blinders and previously appeared in Shetland, Happy Valley, and The Bletchley Circle. Suranne Jones logged four seasons in as Detective Inspector Rachael Bailey in crime drama Scott & […]

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Chinese social media giant backs down on plans to censor gay content

Chinese social media giant backs down on plans to censor gay content

Chinese social media site Sina Wiebo has scaled back its plan to censor gay images and cartoons following a backlash from millions of users. On Friday the twitter-like Chinese social media site announced it would be deleting content and accounts that featured gay content. The site said that it would be deleting posts which contained […]

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Review | Almost Lesbians ticks all the boxes

Review | Almost Lesbians ticks all the boxes

Almost Lesbians | Perth Town Hall | ★ ★ ★ ★ It was freezing cold as we were lead into the venue. The Supper Room, so named for it’s corridor like shape in which you could maybe fit one admittedly very long dinner table, wasn’t what I’d call an ideal venue. I’m still not convinced that anything […]

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Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz reignite their love in Disobedience

Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz reignite their love in Disobedience

Rachel’s McAdams and Weisz fight their families, faith and selves in this stirring new trailer for Disobedience from director Sebastián Lelio. Based on the debut novel by Naomi Alderman Disobedience follows the story of Ronit (Weisz), who was expelled from her Orthodox Jewish community for her attraction to Esti (McAdams). Now after the death of her father, Ronit […]

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Review | Hannah Gadsby totally deconstructs comedy with Nanette

Review | Hannah Gadsby totally deconstructs comedy with Nanette

Nanette | Heath Ledger Theatre | 27th-28th Jan | ★ ★ ★ ★  It’s not often that an audience sitting in a half-stunned silence is the mark of a good comedy show. No one coughs. No one even shifts their feet. Most importantly, no one laughs. When I spoke to Hannah Gadsby last week about her comedy […]

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Hannah Gadsby on Nanette, leaving comedy, and the postal vote

Hannah Gadsby on Nanette, leaving comedy, and the postal vote

Hannah Gadsby is taking on Perth again—for the last time. After over a decade, Hannah Gadsby is giving up comedy, but not before one final explosive chance for Perth to see her at Perth’s Fringe World. We caught up with Hannah to find out what to expect from her swan song ‘Nanette’. “I don’t know […]

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