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‘Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life’ Is a Documentary-Meets-Intervention for the Israeli Gay Porn Star

Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life – a cinéma vérité, warts-and-all snapshot of the former Israeli porn star’s descent into drug addiction – is a cautionary tale wrapped in a documentary film acting as an intervention. “This film definitely saved me,” Agassi has said. “When I saw it for the first time, I said, ‘I will[…]

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Elska Shares the Queer Bodies and Voices of the Men of Bern, Switzerland

Elska Magazine, a publication dedicated to sharing the bodies and voices of LGBTQ communities around the world, has put the spotlight on Bern, Switzerland for its latest issue. Inside readers can get up close with a cross section of ordinary men from the queer community of Switzerland’s de facto capital.[…]

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After 14 Years, Queer Indie Pop Royalty The Aluminum Group Are Back With New Music

When brothers John and Frank Navin, dba The Aluminum Group, self-released their debut Wonder Boy in 1995, the landscape of openly LGBTQ artists was sparse, queer content still a novelty amidst the post-grunge alt-rock ascendency. Their sound was unmistakably soft, teasing and, at times, acerbic. Now, 14 years on from[…]

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‘Firebird’ Is the Russian Military Love Story Vladimir Putin Doesn’t Want You to See

Firebird, a middlebrow romance set on a Soviet Air Force base in 1977, is a beautifully mounted gay love story between Sergey Serebrennikov (Tom Prior), a young soldier towards the tail end of his conscripted service with aspirations to become an actor after military life, and Roman Matvejev (Oleg Zagoradinii),[…]

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