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Film: Drag Becomes Him

Film: Drag Becomes Him

By Glenn Dunks 4th Feb, 2016

If you’re going to set about making a documentary that charts a year in the life and career of a drag queen superstar, then you can’t get a subject much better or more appropriate than Jinkx Monsoon.

ALGA Historical Walking Tour for Midsumma

ALGA Historical Walking Tour for Midsumma

By Michael Hall 1st Feb, 2016

South Yarra proves to be the gay Australian version of Downton Abbey.

Uncovered @ Gasworks

Uncovered @ Gasworks

By Kris Burridge 1st Feb, 2016

A tongue-in-cheek look at the gay world through a somewhat ironic circus lens bound by the central themes of sex, lust, and Grindr.

Film: Looking for Grace

Film: Looking for Grace

By Belinda Hazelton 29th Jan, 2016

When their teenaged daughter goes missing, a couple and an investigator search for her while keeping their own secrets and stories hidden.

Liza's Back (is broken) @ The Arts Centre

Liza's Back (is broken) @ The Arts Centre

By Glen Dalton Hosking 25th Jan, 2016

Ashley gets takes Minelli’s eccentric intricacies to a new level. It’s a show that any musical theater fan (or performer) would relish. The perfect event on the 2016 Midsumma Calendar.

Carlotta - Queen of the Cross13

Carlotta - Queen of the Cross

By Cameron Swann 22nd Jan, 2016

Carlotta dazzles like the star she is.

Michael Griffiths - COLE

Michael Griffiths - COLE

By Cameron Swann 22nd Jan, 2016

Manners are so important don't you find?

Beyond Priscilla: The Play @ Gasworks Studio Theatre

Beyond Priscilla: The Play @ Gasworks Studio Theatre

By David Branigan 22nd Jan, 2016

Tales from a 38 week odyssey through rural and remote Australia challenging homophobia and GLBTI-solation.

Film: Skin Deep

Film: Skin Deep

By Deborah Singerman 21st Jan, 2016

Skin Deep is steeped in Sydney’s inner-west and shows the interplay between two women who show that chance encounters can sometimes seem pre-ordained. This is a festival favourite that lives up to its award-winning reputation.

Midsumma Festival: The Girlie Show @ La Mama

Midsumma Festival: The Girlie Show @ La Mama

By Cameron Swann 21st Jan, 2016

A play about love, life and Madonna.

Transparent: Season 2

Transparent: Season 2

By Jade Gulliver 20th Jan, 2016

The Pfeffermans are back! Transparent's second season features no shortage of Sapphic scenes, fascinating family history, and spectacularly short-lived happiness on Sarah's wedding day.

Film: Carol

Film: Carol

By Belinda Hazelton 13th Jan, 2016

An intense, moving and highly memorable film story of two women who face almost impossible odds to act on their mutual attraction.

On YouTube: Couple-ish

On YouTube: Couple-ish

By Jade Gulliver 3rd Jan, 2016

I've been watching Couple-ish, a new LGBT YouTube series about a pair of roommates pretending to be a couple so one of them can stay in Canada.

On YouTube: You Do You

On YouTube: You Do You

By Jade Gulliver 30th Dec, 2015

"Unlike some web series that are using the internet for distribution because they can’t afford to tell stories in other mediums, You Do You knows that it will be watched on phones and leans into the format."

Magda Szubanski - Reckoning

Magda Szubanski - Reckoning

By Deborah Singerman 27th Dec, 2015

"Magda Szubanski’s story is real. It is so refreshing to read an autobiography by a skilful character actor who is also in her own, non-stereotypical way, a role model for your average Aussie."

Film: Suffragette

Film: Suffragette

By Adrian Marshall-Leak 25th Dec, 2015

The outstanding story of how British women fought for and won the vote comes to the big screen at last.

On Netflix: Jessica Jones

On Netflix: Jessica Jones

By Jade Gulliver 17th Dec, 2015

Hard-drinking and short-fused, but gets the job done. This super-powered justice-seeker delivers an irresistible 13 episodes of binge-worthy TV.