Canada

Dir: Jeremy Lalonde, Canada, 2013, 9 mins

In Out a young vampire comes out of the coffin to his family.

Dir: Charlie David, Canada, 2013, 80 mins

Some viewers may be aware that the internet contains several sites that offer content of an explicit nature. Actually, there are an estimated 370 million pornographic websites and porn is now a 13 billion dollar business. Beginning with a lively history of gay porn over the centuries, I’m A Porn Star profiles the lives and careers of four online porn stars – Brent Everett, Johnny Rapid, Rocco Reed and Colby Jansen. Eye-opening, informative and very sexy. 

Dir: Chelsea McMullan, Canada, 2013, 76 mins

Canadian transgender performer Rae Spoon is a kind of indie troubadour, travelling long distances across the wild open spaces of Canada to perform. Spoon revisits the stretches of rural Alberta that once constituted ‘home’ and confronts memories of growing up queer in an abusive, evangelical household. This genre- defying blend of documentary, musical and road movie segues into fantastical performance sequences in which Spoon sings of childhood, the prairie, death, dinosaurs, the Rapture, gender exploration, and high school romance. An utterly unforgettable experience – and discovering Rae Spoon is this film’s biggest reward. 

Dirs: Kate Johnston & Shauna MacDonald, Canada, 2013, 87 mins

Laurels - Best Feature - Out Takes 2014Tru is a single lesbian who cannot commit to a relationship or a job for long... that is, until she meets Alice, a beautiful widow who has come to town to visit her daughter, Tru’s friend Suzanne. Suzanne leads a busy corporate life-style and asks Tru to look after Alice while she works. A strong bond forms between the two women and tensions escalate after Suzanne witnesses an intimate moment between them. She tries to sabotage the budding romance, but it backfires, as Tru Love is hard to contain. 

Dir: Rodrigo Barriuso, Canada, 2012, 16 mins

A father fears the sexual awakening of his Down’s syndrome son in For Dorian

Dir: Kate Johnston, Canada, 2012, 14 mins

...in Stormcloud missionaries try selling Vi their version of love and sin. 

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