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Watch the first trailer for Todd Haynes’ new film ‘Wonderstruck’

    Todd Haynes is one of the most successful LGBT+ filmmakers around. From Far From Heaven to Carol, Haynes’ work has been lauded by critics and fans alike, which is why we’re so excited for his next project.

    Wonderstruck, due out later this year, is the story of a young boy from the Midwest which is told in tandem with the tale about a young girl in New York 50 years previously. Both children soon discover a strange connection that transcends time and space.

    The film, which is being distributed by Amazon Studios, stars Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams and is based on the 2011 novel of the same name.

    Wonderstruck had its premiere at Cannes earlier this year, where it received positive reviews. The Hollywood Reporter said: “Alive with the magic of pictures and the mysteries of silence, this is an uncommonly grownup film about children, communication, connection and memory.”

    The film’s first trailer shows the disparity between the lives of the two children as they attempt to navigate their way through their lives, and is set to the tune of David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’.

    Wonderstruck will be released in October in the US, with a UK release set to follow later.

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    25/07/17 | Posted in Culture

    Sam Stanley hits back at relationship critics: ‘There’s a lot of hate from other gay people’

      Sam Stanley has hit back at critics of his relationship.

      Earlier this year, the former professional rugby player announced his engagement to his long-term partner Laurence Hicks, 59, but some people couldn’t get their head around the couple’s age difference.

      In a new interview, Sam has revealed that while he expected some judgement, he was stunned by how much of it came from the gay community.

      Speaking to Queerty, he said: “I think if you’d caught the reaction to our engagement online most of the hate was from other gay people.

      “That surprises me quite a lot with what gay people alone have to go through in terms of being judged. There’s a hell of a lot of judgement just within the gay community.

      Sam’s fiance, Laurence, continued:  “Younger gay guys who are obviously not into generational relationships don’t get it at all, particularly the difference in body size.

      “Funnily enough, most of our straight friends are very comfortable with it. We both know the intergenerational thing is not everyone’s cup of tea, but please don’t judge either of us without really knowing us or appreciating the love we have for each other and the joy we bring to each others lives,” he added.

      Sam became the first English Rugby Union player to come out as a gay when he opened up about his sexuality in 2015.

      In the heartwarming post back in April, he revealed that his partner had been in his life almost seven years, and that they couldn’t wait to tie the knot.

      “After being a part of each others lives for almost 7 years, @lorenzo_uk has been my pretend godfather, uncle, cousin and many others in order to make sure no one found out about us and that we were a couple, funny looking back after having come so far together. The most loving man I know and I’m incredibly happy to say we’re now engaged!”

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      Tales of the City author Amistead Maupin feels ‘guilty’ over lack of racial diversity

        Armistead Maupin, author of the Tales of the City series, has admitted that he made a “mistake” by only including white characters in the series.

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        Atlético Madrid star Antoine Griezmann says gay footballers ‘afraid’ to come out

          French professional footballer Antoine Griezmann says gay players remain “afraid” to come out, despite increased efforts to promote tolerance and diversity in the sport.

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          Red Hot 2018: Check out the first pics of this year’s red-haired hunks

            The Red Hot calendar is officially back for 2018, promising even more gorgeous ginger gents in all their glory by the time January rolls around.

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            Madonna isn’t happy about upcoming biopic ‘Blond Ambition’

              Madonna has taken aim at an upcoming biopic based on the early years of her career.

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              Royal Shakespeare Company production of ‘Salomé’ to feature male lead

                The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced the cast for a new production of Salomé, which features a man in the lead role.

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                New BBC Three series ‘Queer Britain’ to explore modern gay life in the UK

                  Gay life in modern Britain is set to be explored as part of an illuminating new series for BBC Three.

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                  Author Tim Murphy on his heartbreaking new tale about gay life and the AIDS crisis

                    Tim Murphy’s new novel is a multi-layered, multi-generational story about a family of characters whose lives intertwine in an iconic building in Manhattan’s East Village; the Christodora.

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                    Mark Gatiss leads new BBC series charting 100 years of being gay in Britain

                      As the UK prepares to celebrate 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales, Sherlock star Mark Gatiss is set to lead a new BBC series charting 100 years of being gay in Britain.

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                      Winq Magazine

                      Winq magazine

                      Summer 2017

                      In the Summer 2017 issue of Winq – the premium quarterly journal for gay gentlemen, sister publication to Attitude – Sherlock actor Andrew Scott discusses his electrifying take on Hamlet, Ireland’s extraordinary transformation, and exploring his own inner darkness.

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