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BAD GIRL

There have been 10 ‘teaser films’ released to herald the full Mardi Gras Film Festival launch on Jan 11th. Documentaries, romances, international films etc. all reflecting the lives, interests and passion of the LGBTIQ community.

“By widening our search across the most influential film festivals, as well as the key LGBTIQ festivals, we know we are bringing the very best of the best to Sydney,” explains Festival Director Paul Struthers. “Interestingly, we can now do this as more LGBTIQ characters and storylines appear in mainstream movies.”

BAD GIRL is one such. This is not a ‘lesbian film’. This is a cracker of a thriller in any context with a charismatic young woman at its centre and an equally compelling young woman circling her, their sexuality merely one element of their attraction to each other. Continue reading BAD GIRL

MUSTANG : ‘A TURKISH DELIGHT’

 

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MUSTANG is a must see.

Nominated for this year’s Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, MUSTANG is a magnitude seven cinema experience, quite possibly THE Go To, Go Girl movie of the year.

MUSTANG starts in the sublimely sultry, sea salty beginning of summer, where, on the Black Sea shore of a village in the north of Turkey, Lale and her four sisters, at the cessation of school, innocently play with boys.

The supposed sluttishness of their games causes a scandal and the “girls just want to have fun” vibe curdles into “girls should never have none”. The family home slowly turns into a prison, classes on housework and cooking replace school, and marriages begin to be arranged. The five sisters are given gynaecological goings over to verify their virginity and are placed on the meat market, driven by dowry and antediluvian ideas that dash desire and freedom. Continue reading MUSTANG : ‘A TURKISH DELIGHT’