“Self And Others”: Bi Artist Patricia Silva Discusses Her Latest Short

photo-originalPatricia Silva’s short Self and Others is set to be shown at queer experimental film festival, MIX NYC, which runs from 10th to 15th November in (you guessed it) New York. The film is about female sexual fluidity and uses only use clips of bi+ characters or BY bi+ characters.

BISCUIT: What inspired you to make a film on this topic?
Patricia: Now that Queer Studies is becoming an institutionalized movement in the Western academy, we need to be far more specific and demanding of who and how that term is serving. Bisexuality has required a very different codification of how we relate, different from how lesbians and gays read each other, which of course becomes the dominant queer language at the core of what people now study as queer. That, and other experiences, provided momentum for me to give visual form to the cultures of sexual fluidity… Continue reading

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BFI London Film Fest review: "Margarita, With a Straw"


Margarita, With a Straw

Dir. Shonale Bose. India. 2014. 100 mins.

Margarita, With a Straw
follows the story of Laila (Kalki Koechlin), a young wheelchair-bound girl from Delhi with cerebral palsy, who wins a scholarship to study in America. The film explores headstrong Laila’s coming of age and the manner in which both her disability and her burgeoning bisexuality colour her explorations of this new adult world in a warm, often playfully humorous way.

“Being friends with normal people won’t make you normal!” spits Laila’s best friend Dhruv (Hussain Duval), who is also a wheelchair-bound cerebral palsy sufferer, as she shuns his advances to pursue her crush on her able-bodied bandmate Nima (Tenzing Dalal). When their band – for which Laila writes lyrics – wins a competition and the judge openly admits it’s because she’s in a wheelchair, she uses the opportunity of being comforted by Nima to fall… Continue reading