New Queer Voices – What to Watch
THE MALE GAZE: STRIKERS & DEFENDERS
Work up a sweat from the soccer field to the locker room in these drama-fuelled four films from Germany, France and the UK that explore how rivalry between teams can spill over into teacher-pupil relationships, high school crushes and brotherly compassion. Starring Matthieu Lucci (The Workshop), Pierre Prieur (Bizarre), Harry Jarvis (The Knight Before Christmas), George Somner (Sex Education). From directors Camille Melvil, Fabien Cavacas, Laurent Lunetta, Peter Lee Scott and Ron Jäger.
NEW QUEER VISIONS: RIGHT BESIDE YOU
In times of strife it’s important to have someone by your side. Whether it is a shoulder to cry on or a source of confidence, a best friend or a distant lover, these five tales from Mexico, Brazil, France the UK and the Netherlands prove that the search for companionship is a journey worth taking. Five quality short films from the cream of the film festival crop, now at your fingertips. Directed by Samuel Montes de Oca León, François Barbier, Maria Augusta V. Nunes, Joe Morris, Claire Zhou
Both titles are available to stream on Amazon Prime and Vimeo
NQVmedia is a distribution company formed out of New Queer Visions, a short film ‘bolt on’ that successfully programmed LGBTQ+ short films for five years across numerous film festivals, including London Short Film Festival, East End Short Festival and Shortwaves Festival in Poland.
About the Author
Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist with a focus on travel, lifestyle, entertainment and hospitality. He has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He enjoys discovering delicious eats, tasting spirited treats, and being mesmerized by musical beats.