FILM FESTIVALS

Gay Viruses, Trans-Rockers, and Ghost Lovers: 5 Q! Films The Islamic Protesters Don’t Want You To See

I wanted to know why those Islamic hardliners at the Q! Film Festival in Jakarta even bothered harassing particpants. Sure it’s held in a largely Islamic country, but there must be greater threats to Islam — the Great Satan perhaps? A little pink celluloid from a nine-year-old film festival couldn’t hurt anybody. Then after looking at the festival’s line-up I finally understood. Five of the films look particularly awesome and if you saw them you’d probably just start blabbing to your straight pals and getting other folks interested in seeing them too. Of course when you have movies with ghost lovers in Switzerland, a fearless Brazilian trans-rocker, and a Japanese virus that turns straight men gay, how can anyone be expected to keep quiet about it?