EILE Magazine

Gay Thai protest leader who emerged with a kiss

Gay Thai protest leader who emerged with a kiss

(Reuters) – It was with a kiss that student activist, Tattep Ruangprapaikitseree, first took centre stage in Thai politics. His embrace with his boyfriend at parliament, as they campaigned for gay marriage rights last December, shocked conservatives and stirred a social media storm. Nine months on, the changes he now demands for Thailand are even […]

Film Review & Trailer: Mulan

Film Review & Trailer: Mulan

Review By Frances Winston Directed by: Niki Caro – Starring: Liu Yifei, Donnie Yen, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An, Gong Li, Jet Li Available to rent on Disney+ now! This live-action remake of the 1998 animated feature has been one of the biggest cinematic casualties of CoVid. Originally slated for release just before the outbreak, […]

INTERVIEW: UK film – LGBT+ disabled teens’ untold story

INTERVIEW: UK film – LGBT+ disabled teens’ untold story

After using a time-travelling bedroom closet to tackle the taboo of self-harm, an acclaimed British filmmaking duo shine a light on sexuality among disabled teens, in their latest project. The short film, S.A.M., which has its British premiere at the Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival in Wales, in October, tells the story of a budding […]

Series Review: Away (Netflix)

Series Review: Away (Netflix)

Review By Frances Winston Created by: Andrew Hinderaker – Starring: Hilary Swank, Ato Essandoh, Mark Ivanir, Ray Panthaki, Vivian Wu, Talitha Bateman, Josh Charles All 10 episodes available to stream on Netflix now! Oscar winner, Hilary Swank, makes a rare small-screen outing in this sci-fi drama, following a mission to Mars. She plays Emma Green, […]

Olympic champion Caster Semenya’s 11-year battle to compete

Olympic champion Caster Semenya’s 11-year battle to compete

Caster Semenya, the South African double Olympic 800 metres champion, lost her appeal against World Athletics rules that women with high natural testosterone levels must take drugs to reduce them to compete in middle-distance races. Switzerland’s top court on Tuesday upheld a 2019 ruling by sport’s highest court, the Court of Arbitration, that the global governing […]

Oscars – new diversity standards for best picture contenders

Oscars – new diversity standards for best picture contenders

(Reuters) – The body that hands out the Academy Awards on Tuesday published detailed inclusion and diversity guidelines that filmmakers will have to meet, in order for their work to be eligible for a best picture Oscar, starting in 2024. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which has been criticised for honouring few […]

Film Review: ‘i’m thinking of ending things’ 

Film Review: ‘i’m thinking of ending things’ 

Review By Frances Winston   ‘i’m thinking of ending things’  Directed by: Charlie Kaufman – Starring: Jesse Plemons, Jessie Buckley, Toni Collette, David Thewlis Available on Netflix now! Meeting a partner’s parents is hard enough at the best of times, but made all the more difficult when you are having doubts about the relationship, and […]

Groundbreaking LGBTQ discussion show drops 3rd Season Sept.

Groundbreaking LGBTQ discussion show drops 3rd Season Sept.

‘#AskRealQueers’, a conversation show featuring members of the LGBTQ community, releases its third season on YouTube this September. The show is produced by Real Queers, a platform that reflects, explores, and celebrates the lives of queer people of colour around the world. The show sees a group of opinionated people from the LGBTQ community respond […]

Film: ‘Savage’ in Irish cinemas 11 Sept. 2020

Film: ‘Savage’ in Irish cinemas 11 Sept. 2020

Wildcard Distribution is delighted to be bringing the debut feature from writer / director, Sam Kelly, ‘Savage’, to Irish cinemas on Friday, 11 September, 2020.    It stars Jake Ryan (Blue World Order; The Great Gatsby; Wolf Creek), John Tui (Solo: A Star Wars Story; Battleship) and Chelsie Preston Crayford (Beyond the Known World;  What […]

Tokyo highlights LGBTQ rights before Olympics with Pride House

Tokyo highlights LGBTQ rights before Olympics with Pride House

(Reuters) – Tokyo will open Pride House, Japan’s first permanent such centre, next month, to raise awareness of LGBTQ rights, before and during the rearranged Olympic Games in 2021. Although there have been similar initiatives before previous Games, organisers said Pride House Tokyo, which will open its doors on International Coming Out Day on October […]