fringe queer film festival

5 Fantastic Films To See At Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest This Week

London’s Fringe! film festival celebrating extraordinary LGBTIQA+ stories launches today (14 Nov).

Don’t miss this chance to see truly iconoclastic works from around the world.

Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest | 14-19 Nov | Various Venues

1. Forbidden Games: The Justin Fashanu Story | Rio Cinema, Dalston | Tue 14 Nov | 20:30

Discover football’s unsung hero, Justin Fashanu: the world’s first £1 million black football player, and first openly gay footballer, whose life was tragically cut short.

2. The Misandrists | Genesis Cinema, Mile End | Wed 15 Nov | 20:30

A bloody and bonkers female revenge romp from the King of Sleaze, Bruce LaBruce.


“The Female Liberation Army (FLA) hide out in rural Gerwomany under the tutelage of the formidable Big Mother (Bruce LaBruce regular, Susanne Sachsse). Posing as a convent school for wayward girls, they plot revolution in the classroom and entertain themselves with each other’s company. But when a young man – a leftist activist injured whilst eluding capture by the police – accidentally stumbles upon the group, his arrival sets in motion events which test the FLA’s radical brand of feminism and cohesion as a community. ”

3. Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity | Genesis Cinema, Mile End | Thu 16 Nov | 20:30

Elizabeth Streb’s spectacular performance interventions during London 2012 shook the world. Discover how the fearless performers dared to throw themselves off iconic London architecture.

4. Tomcat | Castle Cinema, Homerton | Fri 27 Nov | 21:00

A twisty tale of a settled gay couple in Vienna who – with their Tomcat called Moses – live the high life… until their world is turned upside down.

5. Fluidø | Genesis Cinema, Mile End | Sun 19 Nov | 20:30

Filmmaker Shu Lea Cheang (FRESH KILLI.K.U) dives into the dark in this erotic cyberpunk fantasy unlike any other.


“It’s the year 2060 and a mutated version of the HIV virus re-codes bodily fluids as an erotic-narcotic. A new type of gender fluid human, ZERO GEN, are the bio-drug carriers of this intoxicating ejaculate. DIY biohackers, underground drug lords, and a scheming corporation are intermeshed when the (corrupt) government sends out secret agents to identify anyone who carries the mutated gene. But these android agents can also be ‘turned’ with a single shot of the stimulating new drug…”

See the full Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest line up here!

Rupert Dannreuther


I am Joint Editor at To Do List. I like free, cheap & offbeat London, especially: cabaret, art, theatre, pop-ups, eating out, quirky films, museums, day trips, social enterprise & much more.