Culture & Arts

India: ‘Gay Netflix’ to expand into India in 2019

India: ‘Gay Netflix’ to expand into India in 2019

Asia’s first LGBT+ video streaming platform, that bills itself as the continent’s ‘gay Netflix’, plans to expand this year into India, its founder said on Wednesday [following the removal of anti-gay legislation]. GagaOOLala – which combines two slang phrases used to describe gay people in Taiwan – is moving into India because of improved internet […]

India: Bollywood’s first major LGBT+ film splits audiences

India: Bollywood’s first major LGBT+ film splits audiences

The big reveal during Bollywood’s first mainstream LGBT+ film “Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga …” (“When I Saw That Girl, I Felt …”) arrives halfway through the feature. Distraught protagonist, Sweety, played by actress, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, explains to her besotted male admirer that she is in love with another woman. The film’s […]

Berlin: Festival aims for gender equality with half of films by women

Berlin: Festival aims for gender equality with half of films by women

(Reuters) – The Berlin Film Festival has made a pledge to promote gender equality, taking the first step toward that goal by screening almost an equal number of movies directed by women as by men. Out of the 400 films to be screened at this year’s Berlinale, almost half have female directors. “We still have […]

Prime Cut Productions’ Tour Continues With East Belfast Boy and Everyday I Wake Up Hopeful

Prime Cut Productions’ Tour Continues With East Belfast Boy and Everyday I Wake Up Hopeful

PRIME CUT PRODUCTIONS’ CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED DOUBLE BILL, FINTAN BRADY’S EAST BELFAST BOY, AND JOHN PATRICK HIGGINS’ EVERY DAY I WAKE UP HOPEFUL  BOTH ONE-MAN SHOWS EXPLORE THE COMPLEXITIES OF MALE MENTAL HEALTH IN CONTRASTING PERFORMATIVE STYLES  EAST BELFAST BOY IS A THRILLING SPOKEN WORD PIECE, BY ACTOR RYAN MCPARLAND, SET TO AN ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK BY INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED […]

US: Models walk the New York runway to fight LGBT+ suicide

US: Models walk the New York runway to fight LGBT+ suicide

Models will strut the runway during New York’s semi-annual Fashion Week to help prevent suicide among LGBT+ teens, taking advantage of the crowds and attention to raise awareness of the risk to more than 1 million young people. Dubbed #YOLO: You Only Live Once, the show on Saturday is aimed at raising money for the […]

Film: Wild Rose starring Irish actor Jessie Buckley trailer release

Film: Wild Rose starring Irish actor Jessie Buckley trailer release

Rose-Lynn Harlan, played by BAFTA Rising Star nominee, Killarney actor Jessie Buckley (Beast), is bursting with raw talent, charisma and cheek. Fresh out of jail and with two young kids, all she wants is to get out of Glasgow and make it as a country singer in Nashville. Her mum Marion (Julie Walters) has had a bellyful […]

The Kominsky Method S2 Adds Jane Seymour, Jacqueline Bisset and Paul Reiser

The Kominsky Method S2 Adds Jane Seymour, Jacqueline Bisset and Paul Reiser

JANE SEYMOUR, JACQUELINE BISSET & PAUL REISER JOIN MICHAEL DOUGLAS & ALAN ARKIN IN SEASON 2 OF THE KOMINSKY METHOD The Kominsky Method has been renewed by Netflix for Season 2 and the below trio of actors will be joining Douglas and Arkin as recurring guest stars in multiple episodes: ·  JANE SEYMOUR – “Madelyn” – A […]