Andrew Murphy travels the world in search of the best queer films to bring to Toronto’s Inside Out Film Festival, and it looks like he’s found some amazing films for this year’s lineup, which was released on May 1.
But the Inside Out program director says that finding quality lesbian-themed films remains a challenge.
“There seems to be a default in that the woman has to be crazy or psychotic or she kills her partner or she kills her husband and goes to a woman and always goes back to a man or ends up in prison,” Murphy says.
“I think we’re finally getting out of that a little bit. A good example is our Women’s Spotlight Gala – Reaching for the Moon.”
And Toronto’s favourite pansexual, Peaches, is coming to town to help present her rock doc, Peaches Does Herself.
As for the boys, there are lots of films, including Pit Stop, GBF, I Am Divine and In the Name Of.
In the below video interview, Murphy talks to Xtra’s Peter Knegt about what to watch for. Inside Out runs from May 23 to June 2.
Where have all the spaces for queer women in Toronto gone?