Apr 14, 2024

 I Just Don't Like You... A Love Story

SHORT FILM A hike puts a gay couple's relationship to the ultimate test. A day hike puts Jacob and Justin's relationship to the ultimate test. Will they make it off this deserted island? Are they lost in more ways than one? Is it game over for the couple? Is life a game? Does giving up mean losing it? IG: @i_just_dont_like_you_film

Apr 11, 2024

All of Us Strangers, a dark and twisty gay love story

On the surface, All of Us Strangers, directed by Andrew Haigh, is a dark and twisty love story. Underneath, there is the often-present storyline seen in queer cinema: that of trauma and tragedy. All of Us Strangers follows lonely middle-aged gay man Adam (Andrew Scott), struggling to come to terms with his tragic past and sexuality. Adam is a screenwriter, attempting to use his craft to work through his trauma, but his solitary life is interrupted by his new neighbour Harry (Paul Mescal). Through a dreamworld-like exploration, Adam experiences the companionship and love accepting his homo...

Apr 8, 2024

Netflix’s 'Ripley'... mesmerising or charmless

News publisher Out claimed Scott’s Ripley for gayness. However, Scott’s own aspirations are more ambiguous, saying “he’s a queer character, in the sense that he’s very ‘other’.”

Apr 1, 2024

Bisexuality on Film & TV

Bisexuality is better depicted in TV than film, where it’s still linked to ‘transgression’. More films and TV shows featuring queer characters are being made than ever before. But while there has been great progress in depictions of gay, trans and gender-nonconforming characters, the B in LGBTQ+ – bisexuality – has struggled to make progress, notably in film.

Apr 1, 2024

Couch Potato - Queer Streaming Picks 2024

Start off your 2024 off with some queer desire, triumph and a few thrills! With our FUSE Magainze top four TV streaming picks, While The Men Are Away, NYAD, Cassandro and Fellow Travelers.

Mar 25, 2024
Interview | Venus Mantrap

Venus Mantrap : Androgynous construct

A self-described “androgynous construct”, Venus is a much-loved mainstay in Canberra’s LGBTIQ+ performance spaces. Their unique take on drag performance, merging elements of cabaret, performance art and comedy, has captivated Canberra audiences for over 15 years.

Mar 21, 2024

Three wonderful films about same-sex marriage

The amendment of the federal Marriage Act in Australia happened on 9 December 2017 and gave same-sex couples the same right to marry as heterosexual couples. It was the culmination of decades of campaigning by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, and asexual (LGBTIQA+) communities and their supporters. Christina Wilkins who is a lecturer in Film and Creative Writing at the  University of Birmingham, writes about three wonderful films that celebrate equal love.

Feb 29, 2024
Interview | Cara Whithouse

An interview with Cara Whithouse : I Want it That Gay

I Want it That Gay is a cabaret-comedy that sheds light and humour on the challenges of growing up with starkly heteronormative music, popstars and paradigms. At times hilarious and at times heartbreaking, the show is an irreverent look at the way popular culture shapes what we see and therefore who we’re allowed to be. Think Destiny’s Child, Britney, Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys and more – queerified! Reminisce on your favourite hits from the 1990s-2000’s through a queer lens. Showing at the Tuggeranong Art Centre on Saturday, 13 April, Cara shares her thoughts about her new show. Can yo...

Feb 15, 2024
Review | Queers

'Queers' - A memorable and moving evening of intimate theatre

Everyman Theatre in Canberra opened its critically acclaimed production 'Queers' at the Old Causeway Hall on Valentine's Day — it's an unequivocal hit that's not to be missed!

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