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Alex Davidson

Alex Davidson is a digital producer for bfi.org.uk, and a former curator for the BFI National Archive. He has written for a variety of film publications, both at the BFI and beyond, and regularly holds talks at BFI Southbank. His specialism is queer cinema and television, and he co-runs the BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival Facebook page. He also co-programmes the monthly GLAM LGBT film nights at the ArtHouse Crouch End.

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  • 10 great films about sex

    As Lars von Trier’s Nymph()maniac arrives in cinemas and on the BFI Player, we survey sex on film with a list of some of cinema’s naughtiest classics.

    Friday, February 21, 2014

    Lists

  • 10 great French gay films

    As acclaimed thriller Stranger by the Lake is released in cinemas nationwide and on the BFI Player, we look back at the best of French gay cinema.

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

    Lists

  • Derek Jarman: five essential films

    As BFI Southbank mounts a major retrospective of queer pagan punk director Derek Jarman, we choose five of his very best films.

    Friday, January 31, 2014

    Lists

  • Let me grab your soul away – Kate Bush and gothic

    Delve through Kate Bush’s back catalogue and discover how the darker side of cinema influenced some of her greatest hits.

    Monday, January 6, 2014

    Features

  • 10 great gay horror films

    As our mammoth Gothic season continues to haunt the winter nights, we take a look back at some of the best queer horror cinema.

    Thursday, November 7, 2013

    Lists

  • Five to see at the LFF: queer cinema

    This year’s line-up boasts some of the most eagerly anticipated LGBT films in recent memory. Here’s a handful to get you started.

    Wednesday, September 18, 2013

    Features

  • So fetch: straight films, queer appeal

    Inspired by a quote-a-long screening of Mean Girls, Alex Davidson presents a guide to other ‘straight’ films that have been adopted by queer audiences.

    Friday, April 12, 2013

    Features

  • Festival gem: Future My Love

    Maja Borg parallels the breakdown of her relationship with the global financial collapse in this unique documentary featuring 95-year-old social engineer and futurist Jacque Fresco.

    Friday, March 22, 2013

    Features

  • Festival gem: Going South + Suddenly, Last Summer

    A strange and melancholic road movie, and the conclusion of the director’s new trilogy on male desire.

    Thursday, March 21, 2013

    Features

  • Festival gem: The Servant

    This new restoration of Joseph Losey’s enduring masterpiece marks 50 years since the film’s original release.

    Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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