SHORT FILM

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

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?
QUEER TV

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.
LGBTIQ HISTORY

Bisexuality on Film & TV

In recent years, TV shows have started to explicitly state a character’s sexuality, either in dialogue or through a coming out scene. Christina Wilkins, Lecturer in Film and Creative Writing, asks it is bisexuality better depicted on TV than in the film?
Interview | Venus Mantrap

Venus Mantrap : Androgynous construct

This edition of FUSE Magazine, we celebrate the achievements of a local Canberran hero and drag artist with a difference; you may have heard of them, the inimitable Venus Mantrap.

LGBTIQ+ FILM & TV

ON THE COUCH

Couch Potato - Queer Streaming Picks 2024

FUSE Magazine film writer and movie buff Dwayne Lennoxs picks his TV highlight to start off your 2024 with queerness, desire, triumph and a few thrills!
MGFF 2024

Mardi Gras Film Festival 2024 Teasers

Check below for a sneak peek at the incredible cinematic journey awaiting you at the Mardi Gras Film Festival 2024. On tour nationally.
AT THE MOVIES

Essential movies to watch this Summer

FUSE Magazine film writer and movie buff Dwayne Lennoxs picks his movie highlights and must-sees for Summer 2023, including Saltburn, Maestro, Poor Things and our favourite All Of Us Strangers.
FILM

Elliot Page cracks open hearts and minds

Read Time 3 Mins. Transgender actor Elliot Page hopes that his role in “Close to You” moves people and cracks open the hearts and minds.
AT THE MOVIES

Essential movies to watch this Winter

FUSE Magazine film writer and movie buff Dwayne Lennoxs picks his movie highlights and must-sees for Winter 2023, including You Hurt My Feelings, No Hard Feelings, Mission: Impossible and of course Barbie!
LOCAL CULTURE

Venus Mantrap – Valley of the Molls

Growing up on the south side of Canberra can be a drag. Through lip-syncing, storytelling and art, drag performer Venus Mantrap attempts to make sense of the fraught landscape of adolescents in their new show Valley of the Molls.
POP CULTURE

Gay Vampires: Out of the coffin, out of the closet

There’s always been something fabulously gay about vampires. Vampire stories are traditionally rife with desires and invisible secrets from their early canonisation in popular culture.
FILM REVIEW

Call Me Miles — An extraordinary journey

Prepare to be moved by the extraordinary journey of Miles, a young Afrikaans man struggling to break free from the confines of a body that doesn't feel like his own.


FILM

Elliot Page cracks open hearts and minds

Read Time 3 Mins. Transgender actor Elliot Page hopes that his role in “Close to You” moves people and cracks open the hearts and minds.
AT THE MOVIES

Essential movies to watch this Winter

FUSE Magazine film writer and movie buff Dwayne Lennoxs picks his movie highlights and must-sees for Winter 2023, including You Hurt My Feelings, No Hard Feelings, Mission: Impossible and of course Barbie!
LOCAL CULTURE

Venus Mantrap – Valley of the Molls

Growing up on the south side of Canberra can be a drag. Through lip-syncing, storytelling and art, drag performer Venus Mantrap attempts to make sense of the fraught landscape of adolescents in their new show Valley of the Molls.
POP CULTURE

Gay Vampires: Out of the coffin, out of the closet

There’s always been something fabulously gay about vampires. Vampire stories are traditionally rife with desires and invisible secrets from their early canonisation in popular culture.

THEATRE, ARTS &  BOOKS

Samuel Leighton-Dore
INTERVIEW

The Power of Queer Storytelling

FUSE was super excited to have a heart-to-heart with queer screenwriter, director and multidisciplinary visual artist Samuel Leighton-Dore.
Karl Metzger self-portrait, 'SINCERITY IS SCARY' 2024
ART

Queer artist slected for Napier Waller Art Prize

A queer artist and Australian Defence Force member, Karl Metzger, has been selected to take part in the Australian War Meroirals' Napier Waller Art Prize.
Fourteen, A Feel-Good Journey of Resilience, Love, and Self-Acceptance
Theatre Review

Fourteen, A Feel-Good Journey of Resilience & Self-Acceptance

Similar to Timothy Conigrave's 'Holding the Man,' this play is destined to become a classic of Australian LGBTIQ+ literature. Its exuberant celebration of self-acceptance and the enduring power of love, whether from family or friends, will leave you moved and uplifted. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Interview | Venus Mantrap

Venus Mantrap : Androgynous construct

This edition of FUSE Magazine, we celebrate the achievements of a local Canberran hero and drag artist with a difference; you may have heard of them, the inimitable Venus Mantrap.
Fourteen, Shake and Stir!
Youth Theatre Review

Fourteen, powerful, hilarious and heartbreaking

The gem-like songs scattered throughout the play are perfectly reflective of the 90s hits we know and love. Fourteen is an exceptional production about a gay teen navigating his fourteenth year.
Interview | Cara Whithouse

An interview with Cara Whithouse : I Want it That Gay

It’s 1998… you’re sitting in front of the telly on Saturday morning watching Video Hits. The Spice Girls pop up on screen, you LOVE the Spice Girls! But soon you’re wondering – do I want to be Sporty Spice or do I want to be with Sporty Spice?
Review | Queers

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

It's a Hit! On Valentine's Day evening, the ACT Hub's Causeway Hall hosted the much-anticipated premiere of Everyman Theatre's latest production, "Queers."
Theatre | Queers

‘Queers’ - A Century of Love, Laughter, and Liberation

Everyman Theatre is set to revive its critically acclaimed production ‘Queers’ at the Old Causeway Hall in February.

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