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Still Unseen on Screen

A survey looking at the 100 top-grossing films in the USA last year finds hardly any bisexual people depicted. While the representation of gay and lesbian characters was atrociously low, there were six times as many gay men as bi men, and three times as many lesbians as bi women. However the numbers are so small that an extra couple […]

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Bisexuality – death, despair and desertion

Lantana (dir. Ray Lawrence) Australia 2001. On release now. (Lantana on amazon) There’s a way of reading films with bi people in them which says that if a bisexual character ends a film badly, the odds are s/he’s being punished for their bisexuality. Catherine Deneuve in The Hunger? Shrivels away to dust. Stephen Rea in The Crying Game? In jail. […]

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Review: Madagascar Skin

Madagascar Skin 1995 UK BFI/Channel 4 (ICA London) (here on amazon) This is a two-for-the-price-of-one movie and reflects an uneasy marriage of the respective styles of its two production companies. Like director Chris Newby’s first film Anchoress, it has all the leisurely style of a BFI art-house film. It lingers on beautiful shots holding up the narrative flow, but creating […]

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Review: A Butterfly Kiss

Butterfly Kiss (dir. Michael Winterbottom) So you heard this was a lesbian-murderers-on-the-run copy of Thelma and Louise, Fun and Heavenly Creatures? Well, maybe – but let me guess, in the casual throwing around of the L-word none of the reviews mentioned that Eunice (Amanda Plummer), who drags naive Miriam (Saskia Reeves) on a murder-spree across the North of England, is […]

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