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Posted: 7 November 2013
Film review: Powder Room
There are several questions which have plagued man for centuries. Dichotomies such as ‘Why are we here?’ ‘Is there life after death?’ and ‘Why do women go to the toilet in groups?’ Director MJ Delaney gives us the answer to one of these questions in Powder Room. The film follows Sam, played by Sheridan Smith, as she spends a night out on the town with an old college friend, Michelle, (singer-songwriter Kate Nash), and new acquaintance, Jess (Oona Chaplin).
Health: Bipolar disorder
Could you be bipolar? Out In The City takes a closer look at this distressing mental health condition…
Earlier this year, the broadcaster and actor Stephen Fry revealed that he had attempted suicide in late 2012. It was the latest and most shocking revelation about his ongoing struggle with bipolar disorder. He survived the attempt, and has recently said that he is now on medication that is helping to cope with the condition. Stephen is not the first LGBT individual to struggle with mental health problems. What is bipolar disorder? And how do you know if you might be affected by it?
Film review: Floating Skyscrapers
Set in Poland, Floating Skyscrapers painfully illustrates the reality of life for some gay people in Eastern Europe – where they are typically denied the acceptance or legal protection enjoyed by their western European counterparts.
Kuba (Mateusz Banasiuk) is an award-winning competitive swimmer. He’s been in a long-term relationship with Sylwia (Marta Nieradkiewicz), and the two share cramped living quarters with his overbearing mother, Ewa. Although undoubtedly fond of Sylwia, Kuba is also attracted to men, and has clandestine encounters with other guys.
Tom Daley reveals gay relationship
Olympic-medal winning diver, Tom Daley, has revealed that he in currently in a romantic relationship with another man. The 19-year-old sportsman, who has previously been the subject of speculation around his sexuality, posted a video on YouTube to make the announcement.
The Bitches of Oz come to Clapham
Are you a fan of camp, adult pantomime? If so, can we point you in the direction of South London’s Two Brewers? It will be playing host to gay theatre troupe the Drama Queens this festive season, with their own twisted homage to L Frank Baum: The Bitches of Oz! The production will star London scene favourites Mrs Moore, Tanya Hyde and Rose Garden.