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‘Circus of Books’: Even the Owner of an Iconic Gay Porn Shop Battled Her Own Homophobia
3 weeks ago

‘Circus of Books’: Even the Owner of an Iconic Gay Porn Shop Battled Her Own Homophobia

THE Netflix documentary Circus of Books is many things. It’s a portrait of a family, an era, a culture, a business, and a battle against homophobia.  With its scattered approach, …
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Life of Alan Turing examined in a new graphic novel
3 years ago

Life of Alan Turing examined in a new graphic novel

BRETT HUMPHREYS reviews The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded by Jim Ottaviani (text) and Leland Purvis (illustrations) (Abrams ComicArts, 2016, hardback, 229mm x 165mm, 240 pages).

GRAPHIC novels seem …
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Religious Roots of the Taboo on Homosexuality

A Materialist View by John Lauritsen Preface to the 2012 electronic edition

The original 1974 publication of this monograph was an 8.5 by 11 inch pamphlet, which I printed myself …
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Is Weekend the Best Romantic Gay Movie Ever Made?
9 years ago

Is Weekend the Best Romantic Gay Movie Ever Made?

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Weekend

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Shot in little more than a fortnight and covering events taking place just over two days, Andrew Haigh’s recently-released Weekend has been wowing critics and audiences around the world – or at least in those parts of the world which allow gay love to be portrayed on the screen.

Acclaim for the film has been remarkable. For example, Brian Moylan, reviewing Weekend for the US site Gawker, wrote: “We’re so trained to watch romantic movies that are of the dreaded rom-com variety – with its silly conventions, outlandish plots, and preternaturally good-looking people – that seeing something that is familiar and real is not only shocking and disorienting, but really rewarding. Read More