Tag: movies

  • Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

    Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

    One of my absolute favourite things from my overseas trip last year was my visit to the Peggy Guggenhem Museum in Venice.

    As I wrote at the time

    According to the audio tour, Peggy was an American heiress who came to live in Venice in her early twenties.

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  • Mary-The Making Of A Princess

    Mary-The Making Of A Princess

    “He didn’t really propose to her on the side of the road to Hobart Airport?”, I asked a couple of colleagues during the week. Both were Hobart born and bred, and in the 40-50 year age group.… Read the rest

  • The Cult of JT LeRoy

    The Cult of JT LeRoy

    My friend and I both laughed out loud when we saw Rufus Wainwright appearing on stage reading from one books by J.T. LeRoy. In the documentary, “The Cult of JT LeRoy” (which we saw last night at the “Antenna Documentary Film Festival” in Sydney) we had already seen Sandra Bernhard, Carrie Fisher, Susan Dey (Patridge Family) and many, many other celebrities extol the virtues of the books written by the young author.… Read the rest

  • The Box

    The Box

    In some ways, I was a rather precocious child. Really? Are you sure about that? No way! Unlike other children of my generation, I was allowed to watch some of the more “adult” television programs screened on Australian.… Read the rest

  • Holding The Man

    Holding The Man

    “I hadn’t realised it was so soon after his death when the book was released”, I told my friend. We had just been to see a screening of the movie version of “Holding The Man” at Sydney’s Verona Cinema.… Read the rest

  • Stockholm Pride – Chinese Queer Film

    Stockholm Pride – Chinese Queer Film

    Sadly, my “Swedish” is not sophisticated enough to understand the complexities of some of the discussions you might encounter at an event like Stockholm Pride. While it won’t be too much of an issue at events like the Schlagerkväll (the pop music night), I’m still very interested in going to talks and events, especially since Stockholm Pride usually has a very “global” outlook.… Read the rest