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For many years, prominent South African writer and film critic, Leon van Nierop has been reviewing gay movies for the magazine. And now his recommendations and critiques will be made available to you right here! Perfect for that Sunday afternoon when you are looking for something to watch. Check in from time to time for new reviews! Happy chilling, boys.

Gay Commercials 2009 – 2019 part 4

Though South African companies and advertising agencies have traditionally shied away from the gay community (and our cash!), many international brands have advertised to gay consumers for years. Here is a fun series of historic TV ads aimed at the LGBT community, or featuring gay content. Enjoy!

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Gay Commercials 2009 – 2019 part 3

Though South African companies and advertising agencies have traditionally shied away from the gay community (and our cash!), many international brands have advertised to gay consumers for years. Here is a fun series of historic TV ads aimed at the LGBT community, or featuring gay content. Enjoy!

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Gay Commercials 2009 – 2019 part 2

Though South African companies and advertising agencies have traditionally shied away from the gay community (and our cash!), many international brands have advertised to gay consumers for years. Here is a fun series of historic TV ads aimed at the LGBT community, or featuring gay content. Enjoy!

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Throwback Thursday: Gay Commercials 2009 – 2019 Part 1

Though South African companies and advertising agencies have traditionally shied away from the gay community (and our cash!), many international brands have advertised to gay consumers for years. Here is a fun series of historic TV ads aimed at the LGBT community, or featuring gay content. Enjoy!

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Years & Years Palo Santo album review

Right before their single “King” blew up on the UK charts, an Independent review of a Years & Years gig at Heaven in 2015 suggested the band appeared to have little ambition beyond regular plays on Radio 1.

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The Grumpy Old Homos Eps 6 – Cafe Picobella Trattoria

In this episode of Grumpy Old Homos we visit the legendary Cafe Picobella Trattoria where Sis Faith teaches me how to make pizza dough and Mark and I create our very own pizzas, The Grumpy Homo Veg and The Grumpy Homo Breakfast – both delicious! ILoveMellville.LIVE’s station manager Thato Malindi pops in for a taster. Hmmm, yum!!!

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CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

Starring Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer. Directed by Luca Guadagnino. This film has already become a much-lauded classic in die LGBT-genre and is finally available

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SUMMERTIME

Starring Jessica Rothe, Taylor Frey and Joseph Haro. Directed by Gabriele Muccino. This is one of those easy-going movies you watch on a Saturday night

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GOD’S OWN COUNTRY

Starring Josh O’Connor and Alex Secareanu. Directed by Francis Lee. Together with Call Me By Your Name, this may be one of the best films

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CENTER OF MY WORLD

With Louis Hofman and Jannik Schümann. Director Jakob M Erwa. This illuminating and captivating film moves at an unhurried pace juxtaposing the past with the

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BEACH RATS

With Harris Dickinson and Madeline Weinstein. Directed by Eliza Hittman. This touching, provocative and uncompromising view of sexual identity, emotional abuse, and trying to fit

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JONATHAN

With Jannis Niewöhner and André Hennicke. Directed by Piotr J. Lewandowski. Apart from Call me by your Name, Jonathan is the best LGBT-film I saw

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BEFORE THE FALL

Starring Ethan Sharrett and Chase Conner. Directed by Byrum Geisler. If the names Bennet and Darcy don’t give it away, the rest of the story

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MAN IN AN ORANGE SHIRT

Starring Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Vanessa Redgrave. Directed by Michael Samuels. This is a stunning two-part series based on a novel that tells the stories of

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ANOTHER COUNTRY

Starring Rupert Everett and Colin Firth. Directed by Marek Kanievska. This classic film, and one of the first films addressing an openly gay theme the

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DAVID’S BIRTHDAY PARTY

Starring Alessandro Gassman and Massino Paggio. Directed by Marco Filiberti. This is the dull story of a group of sexually confused guys (well, mostly) and

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BOYS ON FILM 16

Directed by amongst others Charlie Francis, Jake Graf and Andrew Keenan-Bolger. There are ten films in this much appreciated series where young filmmakers get the

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HANDSOME DEVIL

With Fionn O’ Shea and Nicolas Galitzine. It is the rage at all current gay film festivals – not only because of the good-looking (but

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