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Years & Years release the official song for “It’s A Sin”
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Years & Years release the official song for “It’s A Sin”

It’s a Sin is a new show launching on Channel 4 in the UK where Olly Alexander - the singer of the band - is one of the main characters of the show. Olly plays the role of the main character - Ritchie - an aspiring actor who decided to move to London to get a better life, but falls into a spiral of hedonism that will lead him and his friends to experience unexpected and very difficult situations. It’s a Sin - which is written by Russel T. Davies - famous for being the creator of Queer As Folk, explores and follows the lives of a group of gay men in the 80’s, in a London hardly hit by the HIV/AIDS crisis and the deaths of thousands of people linked to the LGBT+ community all around the world. https://youtu.be/1CSkP4ktc-o This song is a slowered cover of Pet Shop Boys’s hit “It’s a...
Film recommendation: Disobedience
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Film recommendation: Disobedience

Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams give superb performances in this powerful love story set in London’s Orthodox Jewish community. In this rich and impressive drama, adapted from Naomi Alderman’s 2006 novel of the same name, bohemian photographer Ronit (Rachel Weisz) returns home to north London when her rabbi father dies. She is now an outsider from the Orthodox Jewish community, having left London years earlier for New York and there is uncertainty about her return. But her old friends Esti and Dovid (Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola), who have stayed in their community and are now married, welcome her. As Ronit and Esti’s passionate feelings from their youth start to resurface, so do the suspicions of their conservative community. This is a tender love story, beautifully played, ...
Film recommendation: Perfect 10
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Film recommendation: Perfect 10

Enjoy a fresh coming-of-age story from debut director Eva Riley featuring a brilliantly sharp performance from newcomer Frankie Box. Eva Riley’s luminous debut is a coming-of-age tale about 15-yeer-old Leigh, a working class girl who has just made it onto the local gymnastic team. She is struggling after her mother’s death, her father is fairly absent and dealing with his own grief and demons. When her half-brother Joe turns up, she is initially wary of this newcomer in her life, about whom she had previously been unaware. However, they slowly form a bond, which in Leigh’s case is mixed with admiration for this young man, a few years older than her and dabbling with crime as he steals petrol and motorbikes. Filmed in suburban Brighton, the light is stunning and the summer vibe is str...
Film recommendation: Moffie
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Film recommendation: Moffie

This beautifully made, powerful drama set in apartheid-era South Africa about a young gay man doing military service addresses the dangers of binary thinking, at personal and national levels. This film is set in the early 1980s in South Africa, when the minority white government was facing conflict on the southern Angolan border while battling the threat of communism and its terror of an uprising by the majority black population. Like all young men over 16, Nicholas must complete two years of compulsory military service to defend the apartheid regime. We follow him during his brutal training and into battle. It is initially unclear whether Nicholas is gay, or just cut from softer cloth than many of his contemporaries. But when a flicker of understanding between him and the rebellious...
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