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Andrew Spitznas

‘Porno Pete’ is livid over Netflix’s exposé of conversion therapy
1 month ago

‘Porno Pete’ is livid over Netflix’s exposé of conversion therapy

LABARBERA, above, who earned the nickname “Porno Pete” for his propensity to focus on the graphic details of gay anal sex, claims in the first of a two-part rant against …
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‘Moffie’: The Price of Gayness in Apartheid-Era South Africa
6 months 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’
11 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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