FUSE movie picks Summer 2019

Did you know "Friends of Dorothy" was a euphemism used by gay men in the 1940s, when homosexuality was illegal in the USA. Dorothy, of course, is a reference to Judy Garland's "Wizard of Oz" character.

JUDY, a film about gay icon Judy Garland opens in cinemas on October 17 2019, it's our first movie pick of the month.

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4 must see movies this Autumn

1985 A sensitive drama that slowly builds in power, "1985" feels like a missing minor classic from the decade that preceded the rise of the so-called New Queer Cinema, when independent filmmakers had to struggle to cobble together budgets that let them tell their stories in the form of modest art house movies.

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Flunk New LGBTIQ Series

Flunk is a new LGBTIQ teen series exploring sexuality, drug and alcohol use, identity and consent.

Starring Jessica Li, Kelsie Schulz, Akasha Collins, Beaudene Perussich, Uisce Goriss-Dazeley, Caylen Forbes and Olivia Wright - with guest appearances from Katherine Halliday (‘Heartbreak High’), Sean McIntyre, Louna Maroun, Mark Nicholson ('Stepmates'), and Ben Nicholas (‘Neighbours’).

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Film Review : The Coming Back Out Ball

While Canberra recently celebrated the Marriage Equality ‘Yes’ vote at YES!Fest, this Australian documentary charts the emergence of a very different new LGBTIQ ball in Melbourne.

The Coming Back Out Ball is a brand new event for LGBTIQ elders who haven’t been ‘out on the scene’ for many a year and is the brainchild of Tristan Meecham and Bec Reid (aka All The Queens Men).

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Born with an energetic power to absorb fear from others, a young woman must find love to balance the fears of her own and fight an ever growing storm of negative energy.

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The Coming Back Out Ball

The Coming Back Out Ball is a film that honours queer elders, but avoids rocking the boat

At a time of increasing threats to basic civic decency, the acceptance of LGBTIQ rights, as they are often called, has become a comfort blanket for progressively-minded people. In the year following the marriage debate, it is not surprising that the Melbourne International Film Festival chose The Coming Back Out Ball as their closing night gala event.

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DVD Giveaway | Loving Pablo

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Known as “The King of Cocaine” and was considered as the wealthiest criminal in history, Pablo Escobar has left a dark legacy in the history. With an estimated known net worth of $30 billion by the early 1990s (which is equivalent to about $56 billion as of 2017) through his drug business, he was one of the richest men in the world in his prime.

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Austin. He wants to be the type of woman his mother was. Co-created by Rosie Haber (Director) and Lauren Cioffi (Producer) in collaboration with The Front, New Deep South is a series that ventures into the lives of queer youth to explore the tangled and complex nature of sexual identity, family, race and digital culture in the 21st-century American South.

Our second episode is about Austin. He wants to be the type of woman his mother was. The type to mow the lawn in heels. But he lives in a tiny town in the Mississippi delta and has never met a transperson in his life. Will he be able to walk his graduation stage in heels?

Kayla from rosie haber on Vimeo.

Won a Webby, was nominated for a 2017 GLAAD award. The series has played at Tribeca, AFI Fest, New Orleans Film Festival, Outfest, LA Film Festival - and has won awards at New Orleans Film Festival and LA Film Festival.

In a Heartbeat - Animated Short Film

A closeted boy runs the risk of being outed by his own heart after it pops out of his chest to chase down the boy of his dreams.

"In a Heartbeat" - Animated Short Film by Beth David and Esteban Bravo.

How To Talk To Girls At Parties

John Cameron Mitchell’s (Think Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Shortbus) newest movie turns a Neil Gaiman short story into a vivacious cannibal punk extravaganza. He says it’s a metaphor for Brexit. How To Talk To Girls At Parties is the latest project of John Cameron Mitchell, one of America’s most fascinating filmmakers. See the trailer here!

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FUSE movie picks winter 2018


Some fans may not have been happy with the fate of Harrison Ford’s iconic Star Wars character in The Force Awakens, but it was probably foolish to think that Disney would let Han Solo go that easily. Here then we have an origin story of sorts, with Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) playing the young Solo about to embark on the first of many action-packed and illegal adventures. Contrary to his name, he’s joined by a rag-tag crew, including Woody Harrelson, Donald Glover and Emilia Clarke, not to mention a certain 190-year-old Wookie. Ron Howard (Apollo 13) is at the helm of this space adventure. 

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Anecdotes of a disabled gay

Anecdotes of a disabled gay

This video features Auslan (Australian Sign Language) interpretation. In this moving and often funny talk, Wayne Herbert challenges some common myths about disability and sexuality.

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‘Ideal Home’ Movie Review

Steve Coogan and Paul Rudd star as Erasmus and Paul, long-term lovers who lead a carefree life in Santa Fe, New Mexico, filming their basic cable cooking show – Ideal Home. Erasmus is the extravagant celebrity chef and Paul his hesitant and facetious producer.

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First Time He Kissed a Boy

I've had Kadie Elder’s song ‘First Time He Kissed a Boy‘ running round in my head all day!

If you haven’t seen Kadie Elder’s ‘First Time He Kissed a Boy‘, it’s lovely. Not just the gorgeous video, that was beautifully shot in such muted toned typically Nordic colors, but also the song. A stunning electropop number that’s so ethereal and catchy, you’ll be singing it for days after a first listen.

Never mind that it’s such a great video for LGBTI youth to see. After all, isn’t it nice to see a gay positive track shot in such a touching way, and especially with it’s I-don’t-care-I-love-him ending.

As for Kadie Elder, they’re a Danish electropop trio with a lovely 1980s sound. They only have a couple of videos out right now, but if they continue producing music of this caliber, I’m predicting they’ll go far.

You can find out more about Kadie Elder on their Facebook page. And, of course, subscribe to their YouTube channel.

Now watch ‘The First Time He Kissed a Boy‘, smile and, oh yes, dance..

Kadie Elder - First Time He Kissed a Boy [Official Music Video]

FUSE movie picks Sep/Oct 2017


Comparisons are odious, but when it comes to movies, they are often inevitable. So it is that this film has been favourably called the 'British Brokeback Mountain'...

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FUSE movie review : A Ghost Story

In his fourth feature, writer-director David Lowery tells a story of grief; one uniquely told (as the title suggests) from the point of view of the deceased. 'Not so unique,' you say. 'Jerry Zucker's 1990 film Ghost did just that.' Well, yes. Kind of.

But Lowery's film is no supernatural drama where a dead man is helped pass over to the 'other side' by a streetwise, sassy-mouthed psychic. For one, it's near dialogue-free.

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