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A podcast that looks at LGBT+ cinema of the past and asks what it means today.

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A podcast that looks at LGBT+ cinema of the past and asks what it means today.

    Episode 16: The Children's Hour (1961)

    Episode 16: The Children's Hour (1961)

    William Wyler first adapted Lilian Hellman’s play The Children’s Hour to the screen in 1936. In 1961 he produced an uncensored remake. My guests had contrasting responses to the film.  Trigger warning: the story includes an act of self harm. 

    • 25 min
    Episode 15: The Fruit Machine (1988)

    Episode 15: The Fruit Machine (1988)

    The Fruit Machine (aka Wonderland) is an ambitious, frustrating film. Two gay teens witness a murder and go on the lam. One falls in love with a sexy dolphin man. Things get weird. 

    • 24 min
    Episode 13: Victim (1961)

    Episode 13: Victim (1961)

    Welcome to Season Two! Basil Deardon’s Victim pits a closeted barrister against a blackmailer. The film bravely denounced the UK’s anti-gay laws. 

    • 27 min
    Episode 10: All Over the Guy (2001)

    Episode 10: All Over the Guy (2001)

    Foes to Friends to Lovers is a classic romcom formula. But what happens when the central couple never stops fighting? Dan Bucatinsky’s All Over the Guy pairs two men who make each other miserable in this sour romance. 

    • 35 min
    Episode 9: Bewildered Youth (1957)

    Episode 9: Bewildered Youth (1957)

    When Klaus makes a gay friend his mother panics. This German gay-sploitation film underwent many rewrites to please the censors. Bewildered Youth portrayed sympathetic gay characters long before Hollywood would try.

    • 37 min
    Episode 8: Were the World Mine (2008)

    Episode 8: Were the World Mine (2008)

     Tom Gustafson’s musical, Were the World Mine, sets A Midsummer Night’s Dream in a modern high school. Timothy, a bullied teen, casts a spell that makes his tormentors fall in love with people of the same sex. My guest and I have mixed feelings about the work. 

    • 38 min

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