Our Favorites 2018/2019

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Our Favorites 2018/2019

(Blogmensgo, gay blog of January 18, 2019) We would like to present in this article some of queer works from literature, theater and cinema, which our blog authors Philca (French), Carlos (Spanish), Giorgio (Italian), Jason (Portuguese (Brazil)), Wolfgang (German) and myself (English) liked the most last year.

Queer literature

Philca, responsible for the original articles in French, likes to read books, especially those with LGBT themes. So here are three of his favorite literary works of the past year:

Le corps est une chimère by Wendy Delorme (in French)

In this book, author Wendy Delorme questions many things: sexuality, gender, filiation and family, and love relationships.

Le corps est une chimère

©audiable.com

He particularly likes the style and empathy of the author in this book: Wendy Delorme’s style is very fluent and without frills. At the same time, she shows enormous empathy for her characters, whose lives and love relationships she describes very beautifully.

Modern Drama: Plays of the ’80s and ’90s (Methuen Drama, in English)

This is an anthology of plays from the 80s and 90s, which were judged very controversial at the time due to their sexually explicit language and subject matter.

Modern Drama

©bloomsbury.com

Qu’est-ce que la littérature homosexuelle ? by Patrick Mimouni (in French)

In a series of three articles, author Patrick Minouni explores the question “What is homosexual literature?”

Qu'est-ce que la littérature homosexuelle ?

©laregledujeu.org

 

Sport: Jason’s favorites for 2019

This is about the French judo fighter Amandine Buchard and her German partner Nieke Nordmeyer. The two Judokas had fought against each other several times, but were secretly already a couple. They then came out and got married on August 3, 2018.

 

In an interview with “Le Parisien”, we learn that there are many lesbians among the high-ranking judokas and that Amandine’s homosexuality did not surprise or shock many people in this environment.

Our Brazilian blogger Jason is very happy about Amandine's decision and hopes that other queer top athletes will also come out soon.

 

Cinema: Favorite films of Wolfgang, Giorgio and myself

Actually, Wolfgang (author of the German blog) does not like football very much – but Marcel Gisler’s film “Mario” touched him very much. Below is the trailer (in German, or Swiss German to be more precise):

 

Our Italian blogger Giorgio talks about the Lovers Film Festival in Turin.

Lovers Film Festival

Last year’s poster. ©loversff.comm

The 34th edition of this LGBT film event will take place from April 24 to 28, 2019 at the Massimo cinema in Turin.

I’ve always loved the Lovers Film Festival, the biggest LGBT film festival in Italy. The 2019 edition promises to be even better.
Giorgio, Blog gay di MensGo

 

Personally, I really liked the film Call Me By Your Name (which we talked about here).

Luca Guadagnino’s film received only one Oscar (Best Adapted Screenplay), but about fifty awards at other competitions and festivals.

Below is the very nice trailer in English:

 

Songs: Claude-André’s favorite song for 2019

Claude-André, our boss here at MensGo and its six blogs, thinks that this “great song also comes with a great video”. On this YouTube video, you can see the two cute guys whose story merges the boundaries of love and friendship at the end.

 

The video is titled “Me muero por conocerte” (I really want to meet you).

Frank-S / MensGo

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