Out Now! EILE Magazine’s May/June 2018 Edition – FREE!

Welcome to the May/June 2018 issue of EILE Magazine!

In this issue, Pride month has come round once again, and along with some great Dublin Pride events, our Furry Friends, the Dublin Bears, have some treats in store, starting with a fundraiser game show for Gay Switchboard Ireland.

Our music section includes Slovenian Anja Kotar, Scottish band Skerryvore, and a singer who calls himself The Magic Lantern, aka Jamie Doe, who features Stonewall activist and drag-artist, Lavinia Co-op of Bloo-lips fame, in his music video, Lydia.

Paul Dowling interviews the writer/director of a new musical about Irish transman, Albert Cashier, and Brian Rochford gives us some great fashion advice for the Summer. Lisa Reynolds reviews a documentary on the Stonewall Riots and an album by James Byron. Frances Winston reviews some great gigs, theatre, and film, Brian Rochford tells us how to stay healthy in the sun, and our Travel section features India and Canada.

So we hope you enjoy this May/June edition of EILE Magazine, with more LGBT news, views, and great entertainment, and we hope you enjoy your Pride celebrations, and stay safe, wherever you are!

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Film Review & Trailer: The Incredibles 2

Frances Winston reviews the long-awaited second movie in The Incredibles franchise

Directed by: Brad Bird – Starring the voices of: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Samuel L. Jackson

It’s taken 14 years for this sequel to reach our screens, and while the voice actors may be older and grizzlier, their on-screen personas haven’t aged, so this story can pick up a mere three months after the original film. This does mean that having some knowledge of the first flick will enhance your enjoyment of this movie, so if you haven’t seen it, I would definitely check it out before going. Continue Reading »

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UK: LGBT asylum seekers denied refuge due to unfair demands – charity

LGBT Asylum Seekers Welcome Here – Socialist Worker banner, London Pride 2011 – Image: Nicole Rowbottom

An estimated 6 percent of all asylum claims made in Britain between July 2015 and March 2017 were based on sexual orientation

Gay and transgender asylum seekers in Britain are being unfairly denied refuge because authorities are demanding excessive proof of their sexual orientation or gender identity, and rejecting claims based on flawed assumptions, a charity said last Thursday (12th).

LGBTQI people claiming asylum face insensitive and inappropriate questioning, and are routinely disbelieved, said a report by the UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group (UKLGIG). Continue Reading »

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Scarlett Johansson quits transgender role after LGBT backlash

(Reuters) – Scarlett Johansson on Friday pulled out of a movie in which she was cast to play a transgender character, following a backlash from some members of the LGBT community, who believed the part should have gone to a transgender actor.

Johansson, one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, had agreed to take a role in Rub & Tug, as Dante ‘Tex’ Gill, a real-life American crime kingpin, who used his massage parlor as a front for prostitution in the 1970s and 1980s.

Gill was born a woman, but identified as a man. It was the second time Johansson, an American of European descent, found herself in the middle of a casting controversy, after appearing in 2017’s Ghost in the Shell, in a role originally conceived as a Japanese character. Continue Reading »

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Film Review: The Secret of Marrowbone

Frances Winston reviews this horror film set in the sixties 

Directed by: Sergio G. Sánchez – Starring: George MacKay, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Mia Goth, Matthew Stagg, Kyle Soller, Nicola Harrison, Tom Fisher

I have to admit that I was surprised to learn that this film is set in 1969. The Secret of Marrowbone has all the hallmarks of a gothic horror. Creepy old house – check. Mysterious presence – check. Wide eyed child – check. A family hiding a dark secret – check. Even the costumes worn by the cast don’t really belie the era. Continue Reading »

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Trans Film-maker Screens Ground-breaking Story Of Trans Male Pregnancy ‘A DEAL WITH THE UNIVERSE’ At The Galway Film Fleadh

Groundbreaking trans pregnancy documentary, A DEAL WITH THE UNIVERSE, screened at the 30th Anniversary of Galway Film Fleadh last night (Friday 13th). It had launched as the centrepiece film at BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival in a three night sell-out run, where they had got a standing ovation, and was produced by BFI’s Vision award-winning producer, Loran Dunn, who is also a 2017 Screen Daily Star of tomorrow.

Jason Barker’s autobiographical debut feature is made entirely from personal archive and home video diaries. The film follows his incredible story of how he came to give birth to his son, charting over 15 years of his and his partner Tracey’s life. Continue Reading »

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Preview: GAZE Film Festival 2018

Frances Winston previews this year’s GAZE Film Festival

Now in its 26th year, and a staple of the August Bank Holiday weekend, the GAZE LGBT Film Festival remains one of the highlights of the queer calendar, showcasing the best of LGBT cinema. Given the ever-decreasing funding available to arts ventures, to have reached a quarter-century is quite an achievement. To be able to put together a programme of this year’s calibre is simply astonishing.

Festival programmer, Roisín Geraghty, has pulled together a fantastic mix of major movies, along with low-budget hidden gems, some classic flix, and the always-popular shorts programme.

Two of the biggest films in the festival, Disobedience, which stars Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams, and The Miseducation of Cameron Post, starring Chloë Grace Moretz and Jennifer Ehle, are both definitely worth a look, and arrive to the festival on the back of serious critical acclaim. Continue Reading »

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Video: You Belong To Me – The West Coast Feed

This morning’s EILE music slot features Seattle, WA-based band, The West Coast Feed, with a preview of their upcoming new single, the vibrant and energetic You Belong To Me.

With influences from the legacies of Memphis, Muscle Shoals and New Orleans, The West Coast Feed, comprising eight members, generates a retro but modern rock/soul experience, reminiscent of 50s/60s rock ‘n’ roll sounds. The ‘in the pocket’ rhythm section, three-man horn section, electric guitars, and violin, create a resonant underpinning for the powerful voice of charismatic front man, Jesse Butterworth. (Incidentally, the band would put you in mind visually of UK SKA band, Madness, with the lead singer looking a lot like Suggs!). An earworm and a foot-tapping extravaganza – Enjoy!


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