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Alex Davidson

Alex Davidson is a digital producer for, 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.

Articles by Alex Davidson

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  • Five to see at LFF if you like... LGBT cinema

    Carol may be getting the headlines, but there are many more wonderful LGBT films showing at this year’s BFI London Film Festival.

    Wednesday, September 30, 2015


  • 10 great drag films

    As our John Waters season rollicks into London, with some of Divine’s greatest moments getting the full treatment, we remember some of the best films featuring men and women in drag.

    Friday, August 28, 2015


  • 10 great films set in East Anglia

    Witches, Nazis and Anglo-Saxon curses – on film, East Anglia isn’t the rural idyll you might think… To celebrate the release of 45 Years, let’s look east at other great movies with starring roles for Suffolk, Norfolk or Cambridgeshire.

    Thursday, August 20, 2015


  • 10 great north London films

    Which of our capital’s compass points has played host to the best movies?

    Forget right-on Guardian readers and champagne socialists – on film, north London is overrun with vampires, zombies and murderers.

    Thursday, July 30, 2015


  • Rainer Werner Fassbinder: 10 essential films

    Delve into the best work from one of cinema’s most prolific – and brutal – filmmakers.

    Friday, May 29, 2015


  • 10 great bisexual films

    Characters who desire both men and women are few and far between on the big screen. But there are some glorious exceptions…

    Thursday, March 12, 2015


  • Bisexual healing: Desiree Akhavan on Appropriate Behaviour

    The director, writer and star of the witty new comedy talks about bisexuality, Muriel’s Wedding, and the challenges of directing herself.

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015


  • 10 great LGBT TV and online series

    As Cucumber, Banana and Tofu, the latest projects from Russell T. Davies, rake in the acclaim, we remember some of the best LGBT series of yesteryear.


    Friday, January 23, 2015


  • The LGBT film highlights of 2014

    It was a great year for gay men on the big screen, but lesbians and trans people may have to wait until 2015 for more exciting representation.

    Monday, December 15, 2014


  • 10 great Christmas films

    From an early archive treasure to some perennial modern favourites, these are 10 of the best Christmas movies for festive viewing.

    Thursday, December 11, 2014


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