Tag Archive | LGBT Film

India: Bollywood’s first gay rom-com ‘breaks stereotypes’

India: Bollywood’s first gay rom-com ‘breaks stereotypes’

Eschewing the typical Bollywood storyline of boy meets girl, and struggles to marry in the face of family opposition, a new film approaches things differently – with a gay couple. Touted as India’s first gay male romantic comedy, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan (Be Extra Careful About Marriage) stars popular actor, Ayushmann Khurrana, as an openly […]

Brazil: Netflix ‘gay Jesus’ film sparks backlash

Brazil: Netflix ‘gay Jesus’ film sparks backlash

A comedy on Netflix depicting Jesus as a gay man has prompted widespread anger in Brazil with almost two million people signing a petition calling on the streaming service to remove the show. “The First Temptation of Christ” was created by Brazilian YouTube comedy group, Porta dos Fundos, and portrays Jesus bringing home his presumed […]

The GAZE Film Festival 2019 Highlights

The GAZE Film Festival 2019 Highlights

Frances Winston writes about some highlights of the upcoming GAZE 2019 Gaze Film Festival: 1st – 5th August, Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield, and various other venues, Dublin Now in its 27th year, the GAZE film festival is always eagerly anticipated within the community, as it is carefully curated to give audiences the opportunity to see some of […]

Nairobi: Lesbian ‘Rafiki’ film shows to cheering crowd after ban lifted

Nairobi: Lesbian ‘Rafiki’ film shows to cheering crowd after ban lifted

(Reuters) – Rafiki, the acclaimed film portraying a lesbian romance that was until Friday banned in Kenya where it was made, showed on Sunday to a cheering, sold-out audience in Nairobi. Nairobi residents will be able to watch Rafiki during daytime-only screenings at the Prestige Cinema in the capital for a week, after a judge […]

Kenya: Ban lifted on lesbian film, now eligible for Oscars

Kenya: Ban lifted on lesbian film, now eligible for Oscars

(Reuters) – A Kenyan judge temporarily lifted a ban on an acclaimed film portraying a lesbian relationship on Friday, making it eligible to be entered for a Foreign Language Oscar, delighting the filmmakers but angering the censor. “Rafiki” – “Friend” in Swahili – premiered at Cannes, the first Kenyan film to be selected by the […]

Lesbian ‘Rafiki’ director sues Kenya to lift ban on film

Lesbian ‘Rafiki’ director sues Kenya to lift ban on film

(Reuters) – The Kenyan director of a movie, banned in her home country for telling the love story of two women, has filed a lawsuit seeking to lift the bar, so it can be considered for the country’s Oscars entry, court documents show. Rafiki, which means friend in the Swahili language, premiered at the Cannes […]

Dr. Mary McAleese, Former President of Ireland, receives inaugural Vanguard Award from GAZE LGBT Film Festival

The GAZE LGBT Film Festival has presented Dr. Mary McAleese, Former President of Ireland, with the festival’s inaugural Vanguard Award.  The award was presented by filmmaker, John Butler, on the closing night of the hugely popular film festival in Light House Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin. The special Vanguard Award was created this year by the GAZE […]