So So Gay is delighted to have been named by Peccadillo Pictures as an official gay media supporter for POUT, the distributors’ forthcoming national tour of top LGBT films. Peccadillo has established a strong reputation within the LGBT community as leading distributors of gay and lesbian films, many of which have been reviewed here in So So Gay. From the German classic Taxi Zum Klo to Italy’s sweetly funny Loose Cannons and the French coming-of-age film, Ma Vraie Vie à Rouen, Peccadillo has made sure that language is no barrier when it comes to showcasing the very best in LGBT film. TLA, too, have brought some fantastic films to public attention, including the dark prison drama Release and the coming-out story Latter Days, which examines what happens when sexuality and religion clash. At So So Gay we’ve been doing our best to keep readers up to date with what’s on offer.
Now, to celebrate gay and lesbian film throughout the UK, Peccadillo and fellow UK distributor are taking some of their top choices on a national tour, POUT. The tour’s programme includes a number of British gay and lesbian films, such as Unhappy Birthday and The Cost of Love, along with the sumptuous Italian costume drama Sea Purple and France’s Man At Bath. So So Gay will be supporting the tour by bringing you reviews of all of the films – starting with the excellent lesbian love story, Break My Fall. We also have an exclusive interview with Break My Fall’s director, Kanchi Winchmann.
POUT will visit cities throughout the UK and Ireland, including London, Manchester and Norwich, so wherever you are you should have a chance to see what it has to offer. So So Gay’s new Arts & Culture Editor, Gerard Daniels, said he was ‘delighted’ to be working with POUT. ‘Back in March we ran a very popular series of LGBT film reviews,’ he said. ’The series demonstrated that there’s a great range of films out there – both gay and straight – that can reflect the LGBT community’s concerns and quirks. POUT will be a fantastic opportunity to showcase some of the best LGBT film-making talent working today, and its national presence will make sure that no-one has to miss out. We’re very excited to be working with Peccadillo and TLA as POUT’s official online gay media supporter, and look forward to sharing our own reviews of the films with our readers in the coming weeks.’
POUT is also being championed by the lesbian community’s leading website Gingerbeer, along with print giants Gay Times and Diva.