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Review | Just Friends lights up Perth Queer Film Festival’s opening night

Review | Just Friends lights up Perth Queer Film Festival’s opening night

Just Friends | The Backlot Perth | Sept 12 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  WA’s third Perth International Queer Film Festival opened with a bang last night, with a jam-packed screening of four short films and an excellent full-length feature from the Netherlands – Just Friends. Of the four shorts that prefaced the film, Australia’s own Papercut […]

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Armie Hammer says Call Me By Your Name sequel is happening

Armie Hammer says Call Me By Your Name sequel is happening

One of the stars of the much-loved Call Me By Your Name has assured fans a sequel is on its way. The award-winning film follows a moment in time where characters Oliver and Elio meet in 1980s Italy, and share a fleeting romance – based on the novel of the same name by André Aciman. Armie […]

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Sauvage: First look at story of gay sex worker that shocked Cannes

Sauvage: First look at story of gay sex worker that shocked Cannes

Audiences at the world’s most prestigious film festival reportedly walked out of a screening of a new film that follows the story of a gay sex worker. Sauvage made its debut at this year’s Cannes Film Festival back in May, earning mixed responses ranging from glowing praise to absolute shock. Now the film’s first trailer […]

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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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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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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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Here’s your first look at conversion therapy drama Boy Erased

Here’s your first look at conversion therapy drama Boy Erased

Joel Edgerton is bringing Garrard Conley’s memoir to the silver screen, today releasing the first heart-wrenching trailer for the upcoming drama. The film recounts Conley’s real-life experience with gay “conversion therapy”, and his relationship with his fundamentalist family and Baptist pastor father in Arkansas. Directed and adapted for the screen by Edgerton, the film stars […]

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Don’t Worry: Gus Van Sant’s latest weaves an animated tale

Don’t Worry: Gus Van Sant’s latest weaves an animated tale

Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far On Foot | Luna | til July 18 | ★ ★ ★ Gus Van Sant’s latest film seems like a gambit on his part, to attempt something new in a career peppered with cult favourites (My Own Private Idaho) and mainstream smash hits (Good Will Hunting, Milk). Assembling a cast […]

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Netflix drops trailer for queer romcom Alex Strangelove

Netflix drops trailer for queer romcom Alex Strangelove

The first trailer has dropped for a new Netflix comedy that follows a US high school student as he discovers his own sexuality. Alex Strangelove tells the story of Alex Truelove, a young man who finds himself torn between his long-term girlfriend, and a burgeoning crush on a new openly gay friend in his life. […]

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The Happy Prince: Rupert Everett is Oscar Wilde

The Happy Prince: Rupert Everett is Oscar Wilde

The first trailer has been released for the upcoming biopic following the life of the infamous Irish playwright, Oscar Wilde. The Happy Prince stars Rupert Everett, also in the role of writer and director of the film, as the notorious queer wordsmith. Wilde is celebrating the great success of his play The Importance of Being […]

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