“I was lucky to have started in the mid-90s when the scene in Sydney was so free. No lockouts, hundreds of clubs, a lot more types of people mixing together”
Every year it’s difficult to choose what to see, so here are some under-the-radar options the check out at this year’s Mardi Gras Film Festival.
“When you develop characters that are true, that are expressing something true about their own experience, it always finds a place in the world.”
“Within the LGBTIQ community I’ve been volunteering for 30 years – ten years with Queer Screen and and 31 years with Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.”
“Realities are made harsher by being poor, non-white, and gay… and having few opportunities. Finding a love relationship amongst all that, can be an impossible dream.”
Enter to win a double pass to this year’s massive festival, featuring 120 films screening from February 13 to 28 in Sydney and select regional areas.
Including a Robert Mapplethorpe biopic, one of the “sexiest lesbian films” ever, and a lost gay classic that everyone should see.
The documentary, which screens at Mardi Gras Film Festival next month, has won numerous awards for exploring the lives of four trans troops across several years.
This year’s festival features over 120 films, including stars like Molly Shannon, Hugh Grant, Rupert Everett and Matt Smith, as well as local documentaries focused on The Coming Back Out Ball and trans elder Colleen Young.