Girls on Film

I Do Movie Review

Posted by Planet Nation on 20 October 2013

The themes of I Do are universal, which is why the film has such wide appeal. It's not a political drama about equal marriage, it's not a gay romance film. It's about the complications within families and situations where there are children, in-laws, death and new love. Typically, the new relationship has a giant barrier to overcome if it is going to be successful. Through these complexities, Ross is able to explore the irritatingly frustrating DOMA laws that affected the ability for same sex couples to apply for green cards based on their relationship status.

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Les Invisibles Movie Review

Posted by Editor on 22 September 2013

Focusing on on small number of couples and singles, telling their stories, this documentary opens the door to lives otherwise ignored in modern storytelling. Experiences of coming out, living life in the rural closet, relationships that have stood the test of time, despite challenges from families and local communities, isolation and heartbreak - stories familiar to us all, yet within a context not often explored. 

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Wotever - exploring queer film

Posted by Planet Nation on 31 August 2013

Another full house, following the spring film festival from Wotever. 

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Wotever - exploring queer film

Posted by Editor on 31 August 2013


A packed, diverse programme, that we've come to expect, split into three themes: DIY, QueerStory and Heal and with a special presentation in the middle, of clips of Campbell X's Stud Life introduced by the Director, along with a question and answer session. In total we were treated to 21 films. Yes, 21.

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Stud Life - sexy, butch, real

Posted by Editor on 13 June 2013

The winner of Screen Nation's Independent Spirit Film Production Award, STUD LIFE is the debut feature written and directed by multi-award winning filmmaker Campbell X. The film received its UK premiere at the BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.

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Stud Life Movie Review

Posted by Editor on 03 June 2013

STUD LIFE is a rare look at a slice of British urban life, which pays homage to Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It and the self-documenting style of Steven Soderbergh’s Sex, Lies and Videotape and tells a tale of a multi-cultural LGBT London. 

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Les Invisibles and Lesbiana: A Parallel Revolution

Posted by Laura Alexander on 26 March 2013

By sheer chance I ended up watching these two films back to back and they turned out to be excellent companion pieces, “Les Invisibles” tells the story of ageing gay men and women if France whilst “Lesbiana: A Parallel Revolution” charts the rise of the feminist movement in the US and Canada. The subjects of “Les Invisibles” were born between the 1920s and the end of World War 2. The women in “Lesbiana” are mostly of the baby boomer generation and as the stories of “Les Invisbles” are coming towards an end with the birth of the gay rights movement in France in the the 1970s “Lesbiana” is just starting out with the rise of the feminist and gay rights movements in the USA and Canada.

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Margarita Movie Review

Posted by Laura Alexander on 26 March 2013

“Margarita” is a gorgeous feel good film about a Mexican nanny who makes Mary Poppins look  like a light weight as she takes care of a well meaning but ineffectual Canadian couple and their fourteen year old daughter who would happily trade Mum and Dad for Margarita. For all that Margarita has lived with the family for six years they have failed to notice that she is an illegal immigrant with no legal rights. 

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Mosquita y Mari Movie Review

Posted by Laura Alexander on 26 March 2013
Two teenage girls meet in their high school class; quiet bookish Mosquita who doesn’t get why the other girls in her class make such a fuss over the and feisty street smart Mari who has just arrived at the school.  Both are outsiders but as Mosquita keeps to her promise of helping Mari catch up with her maths studies a relationship begins to develop. 
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LLGFF Review The Perfect Family

Posted by Ida Raine on 26 March 2013

I was quite excited about The Perfect Family, in fact it was the one film I was determined to see. Still, I rolled into the theatre just in time and brought an entire row to their feet to let me in during the opening credits.

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Molly’s Girl Movie Review

Posted by Laura Alexander on 26 March 2013

Mercedes, an uptight LGBT political lobbiest, has just been dumped by her fiancé when she bumps into kooky Molly in a bar. We know Molly is kooky because we have seen her disastrous attempts at speed dating and she is constantly nearly being run over. Too busy staring at herself in a mirror with her name written on the back to check traffic. 

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Thick Relations Movie Review

Posted by Laura Alexander on 26 March 2013

“Thick Relations” defies traditional description as either fiction or non-fiction as the cast play improvised versions of themselves and the lives they inhabit but then I suspect the last thing the people involved would ever wish to be described as is traditional. 

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Facing Mirrors Movie Review

Posted by Laura Alexander on 26 March 2013

This gripping film gives a glimpse not just into that world but also how it is possible for us to move beyond what we were taught as children and see an individual as an individual.

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Routes of Acceptance Movie Review

Posted by Editor on 25 March 2013

This concept film, a take on Sliding Doors, if you will, does something I've never seen before in a film - gives the audience three versions of Ryan's life, as we see what would happen depending on which University acceptance she chooses. 

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Submerge Movie Review

Posted by Editor on 17 March 2013

Set in Melbourne, swimmer and student Jordan, with Olympic hopes, is your girl next door lesbian, at ease with her sexual orientation and enjoying her young adult life - although at times she struggles to stay afloat in her highly pressurised drive for success in both swimming and academia - often at conflict with each other.

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Wotever Mini Queer Film Festival

Posted by Editor on 01 March 2013

This was the 2nd mini queer film festival Wotever has held, and they announced another in July. With an open call for submissions it’s a real opportunity for budding queer filmmakers to get their work viewed by a receptive audience. You are encouraged to put your comments, thoughts, ideas on film and enter. Keep an eye on woteverworld.com for more information.

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Wotever Mini Queer Film Festival I

Posted by Editor on 07 February 2013

A packed house of queer women and the occasional man sat down to this exciting and diverse film programme for an evening of celebrating grass roots, queer visibility on screen.

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A Perfect Ending

Posted by Planet Nation on 06 February 2013

A repressed and uptight socialite, Rebecca (the beautiful Barbara Niven) lives a perfect and pointless life. She is the ideal wife to her husband (John Heard) and mother to her three children. But she places their happiness over her own, until now.

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The Journey

Posted by Editor on 24 January 2013
 
This beautifully shot, ground breaking film tells a story we all know and empathise with - girl meets girl, their families don't want them to be together and can't accept their daughters' lesbianism. 
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Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same

Posted by Editor on 07 December 2012

This film is very funny. It tracks three lesbian Space Aliens as they date their way to learning about the human race, and shedding themselves of romantic emotions which threaten the Ozone Layer of their home planet. 

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