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In from the side new film – Gay Rugby

Deciding to take the plunge

I’m an LGBTQ+ woman, so why would I watch the film… well, why not? It’s great to see representation which the gay community has more input over, and it will feel closer to home. The film picks up themes of succeeding and failing as a team, how that feels.

Spoiler alert***

The two men who hit it off, are both in relationships, which aren’t fulfilling them. They have great chemistry and are soon pursuing each other, to discover more, and to feel that wonderful feeling of the connection they share.

Trouble brewing

Their partners both signify stability or returning favours, like being helped out from a bad period of time. Mark and Warren find a fresh start with each other, and are really well suited, like soul mates and partners.

It’s too difficult to break off the existing relationships and it all comes out at the wrong time, during a NYE party.

The feel of the film

I really liked the music, and I found myself crying when Mark & Warren break up for the last time. A few cringe moments, as they tried to keep it secret, to avoid their relationship being outed in the group.

Yes, I really was crying in the cinema, so that says something about the performance of the actors being good.

Best supporting roles

There were some really great supporting roles including Marks best friend Henry, and the team joker/clown – Pinkie.

I hope I haven’t said too much about the film. It’s all about the sentiment you feel when you see it at the cinema.

The Official Website http://www.infromthesidemovie.com

In From The Side is described as an Independent Gay Rugby Film and it received 5 stars from The Sunday Times and queer press have hailed it as an excellent cinematic feature film!

What qualifies you to be transgender

What qualifies you to be transgender?

My neighbour insists on me and everyone else calling them by the gender they were not born into.

They wear clothes in the opposite gender they were born as.

Their general self care is poor and their appearance and present is still similar to the gender they were born in (except the clothes and some make up).

Some people are trying really hard to fit in as a person who is under going the gender reassignment process.

I’m fed up with being word policed when most people we meet call you the gender you are born as.

If you are keen to be referred to as the gender you are waiting to start to change into, then I would like to see more effort around self care, presentation and backing off from this aggressive confrontation cycle.