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Tom Hanks says he wouldn’t be cast in ‘Philadelphia’ if it was made today

Tom Hanks says he wouldn’t be cast in ‘Philadelphia’ if it was made today

Tom Hanks won his first Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of a gay man dying from complications related to HIV, but he says if the film Philadelphia was made today there’s no way he’d be cast in the part. In an interview with the New York Times Hanks says Hollywood has moved on, and he’s happy that […]

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On This Gay Day: The film ‘Philadelphia’ was released

Philadelphia was one of the first mainstream studio film to focus on HIV On this day in 1993 the film Philadelphia was screened for the first time, it was one of the first mainstream studio film to focus on the AIDS epidemic. Tom Hanks won his first Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Andrew Beckett, a […]

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On This Gay Day: Tom Hanks won an Oscar for AIDS drama ‘Philadelphia’

In 1994 Tom Hanks won his first Best Actor Oscar for his role in Philadelphia On this day in 1994 Tom Hanks won his first Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Andrew Beckett, a lawyer who faces discrimination when his colleagues discover he his gay and living with HIV. Hanks was up against some […]

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Racism & the queer community: The rainbow never shined so white

Racism & the queer community: The rainbow never shined so white

Once again, I am testing my mental health by reading the comment sections about the addition of the brown and black stripes to the pride flag in Philadelphia. But then, being black and gay has been the mental health test of my life. Coming from Brazil – ranked the world’s deadliest place for LGBT people […]

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Director Jonathan Demme dead at 73

Director Jonathan Demme has died aged 73. His publicist confirmed his death was from complications related to oesophageal cancer Demme won the Best Director Oscar for Silence of the Lambs in 1991. The film picked up the ‘big five’ at the awards being named Best Film, while Jodie Foster was named Best Actress and Anthony Hopkins was awarded […]

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