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August 4, 2016

In the Spring of 1998, Middle East Report published an article by Garay Menicucci titled “Unlocking the Arab Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in Egyptian Film.” To my knowledge this was the first article to talk about homosexuality in Egyptian film and to nuance it alon...

August 4, 2016



Sarkhat Untha/A Female’s Cry is an Egyptian TV series made for Cable TV that first aired in 2007.  It has not received much by way of LGBTIQ-friendly media attention. Perhaps,  the “I” in LGBTIQ has never been anything but tokenistic, or perhaps,  at some stage, acti...

August 4, 2016

I had the pleasure of seeing Rolla Selbak’s Three Veils at its San Francisco premiere at the Roxie theatre in 2011, and while I missed Cherien Dabis’ May in the Summer at the Sydney Arab Film Festival, I caught it a few months later at the Castro theatre in 2014. I’ve...

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