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The BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival is launched

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  1. GingerlyColors 24 Mar 2012, 2:59am

    The fact that there is only one British film in the Festival shows that LGBT people are increasingly being treated inclusively by the media in this country. Many mainstream programs whether they are drama or factual feature LGBT people. Because of that we do not need so many films and programmes dealing specifically with our issues. How many of us remembers ‘My Beautiful Laundrette’?
    ‘Four Weddings And A Funeral’ was one of the first mainstream films to feature a gay character – unfortunately he was the one who got buried! Soon it could be ‘Five Weddings And No Funeral’ featuring six bridegrooms and four brides! Or six brides and four bridegrooms . . .
    I am currently enjoying ‘Come Dine With Me’ on Chanel 4 which has already featured a number of LGBT contestants and airs during primetime hours.

    1. Staircase2 26 Mar 2012, 1:24am

      …or the remake of “Seven Brides For Seven Sisters”…

  2. I know it says Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, but I just wondered if there were any trans-related films on offer. It is billed as “LGBT”, after all. But so far, I’ve seen nothing of either the “B” or the “T”… In which case, I wish they’d stop calling it LGBT if it’s just LG…

    1. steffi lee 26 Mar 2012, 9:46am


  3. The author of this article seems shocked that the UK is not better represented. I don’t understand why this is after the travesty that was ‘Weekend’.

    1. Also not to plug a friend of mine but….

  4. Ben Walters 25 Mar 2012, 6:32pm

    Julie Bindel is wrong, as Pink News should have checked her ‘facts’ before repeating them.

    As well as Stud Life, there are a dozen British shorts and experimental works in this year’s LLGFF programme, as well as a new feature documentary (that I co-directed), This Is Not a Dream, about alternative artists’ and performers’ use of the moving image since Warhol (

    1. Sam Wilson 25 Apr 2012, 3:27pm

      Ben, I am in dire need of seeing this documentary. It has had rave reviews and I was unable to attend the screening at LLGFF due to the fact it was sold out. I’m currently undertaking my dissertation on transsexual relations with documentary. Is there any way I can view your work or access it on-line? Many thanks.

  5. Robin Evans 25 Mar 2012, 9:21pm

    Has anyone seen The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel? a great movie with a gay twist…

  6. Staircase2 26 Mar 2012, 1:22am

    Why are there no dates listed aside from the closing date?

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