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3 things about Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s FLEE

Flee [2021] 1. He watches silently as the two cops corner the girl in the police van, and a third cop closes the door. 2. To the customs agent he says a single word, “Refugee.” 3. At the entrance to … Continue reading

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3 things about Greg Araki’s THE LIVING END

The Living End [1992] 1. “Fuck! Don’t these wenches listen to anything else besides k.d. lang and Michelle Shocked?!” 2. Beer and Barbie cereal. 3. Choking in the shower.

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3 things about Arthur Dong’s COMING OUT UNDER FIRE

Coming Out Under Fire [1994] 1. Incompatible. 2. Using the word “darling” in a letter was a giveaway. 3. Mimeographed bulletin, “The Myrtle Bitch Beach.” Invaluable.

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3 things about Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt’s DIAMANTINO

Diamantino [2018] 1. “I have lumps.” 2. Moors, building a wall. 3. “Did that nun just say, ‘Fuck you?’”

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3 things about Chris Bolan’s A SECRET LOVE

A Secret Love [2020] 1. “I’ve thrown out 110 books.” 2. Marriage vows which include e.e. cummings. 3. A supply of autographed baseball cards.

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3 things about Michael Curtiz’s WHITE CHRISTMAS

White Christmas [1954] 1. Dashing from Florida to Vermont. And then they get there and there’s no snow. Early global warming musical. 2. “Sisters” is gay enough the first time around; the second time, it’s like gay on top of … Continue reading

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3 things about Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant [1972] 1. “When you have understanding, there’s no need for pity.” 2. Mannequin sex tableau. 3. White, deep shag carpet.

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3 things about David Farrier & Dylan Reeve’s TICKLED

Tickled [2016] 1. “We heard laughter coming through the vents.” 2. Tickle cells. 3. A trove of documents accidentally posted to the public web.

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3 things about Frank Simon’s THE QUEEN

The Queen [1968] 1. At the draft board. “Did you tell them you were a homosexual?” “No, they told me I was a homosexual!” 2. Stunning a capella “Honey Bun.” 3. The managers of Town Hall anxious for them to … Continue reading

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3 things about Gordon Douglas’s LADY IN CEMENT

Lady in Cement [1968] 1. A queen in motorcycle glasses and tight pants, whose bodyguard/lover is a former Green Bay Packer. 2. He asks the drug dealer how he likes his meat. 3. “Daniel Boone” playing on a TV set … Continue reading

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