Thursday, 26 January 2012


UPDATE:  26Jan2012:  Finally, Chris and Aiden begin to get to know each other, with a bit of help from their friends!  Aiden was one of Chris' nurses when he was recovering in hospital from the bashing ... again, they are handling the story line with respect and creativity!
25Jan2012 episode: 6323

26Jan2012 episode: 6324 

27Jan2012 episode: 6325 

Aussie soap NEIGHBOURS have commenced a strong 
Gay storyline this week! 
One of the main youth characters came out as gay many months ago, but until now he has had to play second fiddle to all the predictable straight teen dramas that go on in Ramsay Street.  CHRIS PAPAS (James Mason) was a student at Erinsborough High and also did some part-time training at the local Mechanic working alongside owner Lucas Fitzgerald (Scott Major).    Previously there was a brief storyline about a bigoted and over opinionated older male customer who made a lot of homophobic comments in front of Chris but Lucas failed to correct him or stand up for Chris at the time, not wanting to loose a customer.  Since then, Lucas has apologised to Chris.

1Dec2012 episode: 6304

CHRIS PAPAS has finished his VCE and begun fulltime traineeship at the local Mechanic working alongside owner, Lucas.    Lucas put a Rainbow sticker on the main sign of the business (along with a Saints Supporters sticker) which Chris had brought back from his Schoolies trip with best mate Andrew.    Looking at the days bookings Chris notices that the bigot Warren Burrell (Tony Rickards) is booked in that afternoon.  To his surprise, the car is brought in by Blake (Oliver Edwin), the (presumably gay) son.  Chris says they will have the work done for him that afternoon.  Unfortunately, Burrell  brings his son back to collect the car.  When  he start throwing around his usual homophobic “jokes” after seeing the rainbow sticker, Lucas warns him to stop, Chris tells him he is gay and offended by the comments and  the customer says he will never use their services again.   When they close up for the night, someone is watching them from the phone box across the street!

2Dec2012 episode: 6305

5Dec2012 episode: 6306

6Dec2012 episode: 6307

7Dec2012 episode: 6308       

8Dec2012 episode: 6309       

9Dec2012 episode: 6310       

Friday, 15 April 2011


 A great TV movie about the rise and fall of Boy George and Culture Club.   

A strong and attractive cast bring all the familiar names back to life in this biographical drama.  Douglas Booth who plays George is far too beautiful, but that alone is the reason you forgive that little excess ... after all, we would all choose someone stunning to play us, wouldn't we!  A very interesting and moving drama, very well written and beautifully executed.  A must for all fans of the early 80's as it includes Steve Strange, Marilyn and others.

Rating:  4.5  Champagne Glasses out of 5!  ~  DQ!

Christopher And His Kind

A beautiful cast, a beautiful story, hot scenes and tear jerk moments. 
So well crafted that it is easy to become emotionally attached to the characters and their lives.  Shows how freedom and joy was stolen away by the rise of the Nazi’s and the fanatical support they got from the deluded masses.  A fascinating and open memoir by writer Christopher Isherwood becomes a high quality gay movie that is a must watch!   Douglas Booth (Boy George in Worried About The Boy) is even more stunning here!

Rating:  Champagne Glasses out of 5!  ~  DQ!

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  • Actors: Matt Smith, Lindsay Duncan
  • Format: Colour, PAL
  • Language English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: ITV Studios Home Entertainment
  • Run Time: 90 minutes



A bit arty, a bit grimy. Suspenseful, dreamy and brutal.

A clear statement about the hypocracy of the church.  Overall a dark and tragic story.  It suffers from the way it jumps about, creative, I know, but it would have been more effective if the story was linear and more impacting as well.


2.5  Champagne Glasses out of 5!  ~  DQ!

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Thursday, 24 March 2011

Is It Just Me?

Mr Gay Average is a writer who shares a home with Mr Gay Hot the go-go boy.
Looking for love is hard when most are looking for sex ... but is it possible?   
Can you find love in the Big Gay City, or will you miss it completely if it walks in the door?

A tightly written, directed and well acted Gay Rom Com that shows the true winners are the ones like us who spend their Saturday nights watching these great movies with their long-term partner and enjoying their quiet life in the suburbs.  The complete opposite to what the world thinks we are like.  Heart warming and amusing, reminds us that we should all be who we are and not pretend to be who we think others want us to be.  What a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive!  Don’t jump to conclusions, take a chance!
It made me cry, so it is good!

Rating:  4.5  Champagne Glasses out of 5!  ~  DQ!

Friday, 18 March 2011


If you are a famous Soapie hunk who has just been outed, where do you go?
If you are a high profile gay marriage activist who has just been divorced,
where do you go?
How about an intimate gay resort in Palm Springs that promises quiet anonymity?

Well, maybe not!  This delightful gay romantic drama is high on story and dialogue, low on action, but it is still engaging and beautifully acted and executed.  It is easy to fall for all the characters in this movie and want only the very best for them.  Another movie that has a very limited setting that works perfectly for the overall effectiveness of the story.  There is also no lack of appealing male bodies to keep your eyes glued to the screen!      

Rating:  4 Champagne Glasses out of 5!  ~  DQ!

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Just Say Love

An interesting and fresh approach to presenting a gay drama/ love story ...

Staying close to the stage presentation style of this play, the movie is set inside a studio with sparse stage sets ... and it work perfectly.  The performances from Matthew Jaeger and Robert Mammana are powerful and moving.  Most impressive is the underlying message and purpose to the story that love is all that matters, and it comes in any number of forms and combinations. Soul mates can reach beyond one lifetime!        

Rating:  3.5  Champagne Glasses out of 5!  ~  DQ!

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