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Creators: Leah Pellinkhof, Rhys Emmett Rathbone
It's a show, about a land, lled with ueers.
QueersLand is a new light hearted, laugh
out loud, tongue in cheek mocumentary web
series by Brisbane Actor / Writers the dykenamic
Leah Pellinkhof and the fagtastic Rhys Emmett
e show has been described as Little Britain
meets Summer Heights High because in this 8 part
series the comic duo play the dual lead roles in
the six di erent story lines. Showing us both the
hilarious side and the delicate hearts of the unique
and diverse people that make up the colours of the
rainbow pride ag.
e talented twosome cross dress, frock up
anddon a wigor twotoplayaDrag ueen&
Choreographer, Hippy Lesbians, A country dyke
and her homophobic brother, Ultra Attractive
ueers, an actor in the closet and his agent plus
Bisexual emo teens.
QueersLand is the brain child of Creator Leah
Pellinkhof, who is well known in the Brisbane
theatre scene having written and directed popular
plays like e Works of William Shakespeare BY
CHICKS, My Pet Human and Tuckshop the musical.
Leah recently decided to try her hand at lm and
revisit her roots as an actor producing and staring in
the show she would have liked to have seen growing
up as a gay teen in Australia.
Filled with a bevy of beautiful women including
the blonde bomshell Claudia omas-Earl as
Ti ney, Candice Davy as MILF Amber, the
Spunky Samantha Lan as Emo Gasian Vada and the
hilarious Julie Bray as country cougar Shaz. is
show is o en funny, occasionally heart breaking
and always ueer.
Show your support for new queer Aussie talent
by checking out the series on www.youtube.com/
Keep up to date with the gossip from the set on
Twitter: @ ueersLand and on the ueersLand
Melbourne Queer Film Festival
e 2012 Melbourne ueer Film Festival is
bucking the trend of gay male lms for opening
night, this year launching the festival with
Cloudburst, the award-winning story of ageing
lesbian couple Stella (Olympia Duakakis) and
Dot (Brenda Fricker).
e pair, facing the scary reality of a retirement
home, embark on a road trip to Canada, picking
up a young male hitchhiker (Ryan Doucette) on
the way. If nothing else, the lm is a must-see to
hear Dukakis say this line: "If I were on death row
I'd request my nal meal be right between k.d.
Other lesbian-interest lms include Becoming
Chaz , a feature length doco of Chaz Bono's
female to male gender transition, sci- comedy
Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same,
Daphne -- a feature based on the life of British
writer Daphne du Maurier and featuring Downton
Abbey's Elizabeth McGovern -- and the much-
loved selection of lesbian short lms, Short & Girly.
ere's a strong activist theme to this year's line-
up. Pencil in the Australian premiere of Illegal
Lo e into your schedule, a doco about California's
controversial Proposition 8 vote on gay marriage
followed by a panel discussion.
Download the MQFF app or visit www.mq .
com.au for program and ticketing info including
the Lazy Lesbians Pass.
Don't forget that Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi
Gras' annual lm festival, ueerfest continues
playing 'til March 3 with a slew of quality lms on
o er that will tickle the fancy of lesbian cinephile.
Don't miss Jamie and Jesse, Break My Fall,
Cloudburst, With Every Heartbeat and Lipstikka!
Tix available online at foxtix.com.au. Five and ten
session passes available.
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