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Andrew Spitznas

‘Moffie’: The Price of Gayness in Apartheid-Era South Africa
2 weeks ago

‘Moffie’: The Price of Gayness in Apartheid-Era South Africa

LET’s start with the title, deliberately carried over from the source novel by director Oliver Hermanus, above. Translated in the subtitles as ‘faggot,’ it bears even stronger derogatory connotations in …
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Secular Cinephile Andrew Spitznas reviews ‘Little Girl’
6 months ago

Secular Cinephile Andrew Spitznas reviews ‘Little Girl’

IN MY experience, transphobia and all forms of LGBT-phobia are best conquered through personal stories. Whether in real life or on the movie screen, stories were decisive in my own …
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