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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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  • 10 great British gay films

    Lilting opened the 2014 BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival, the latest film in the rich history of British gay movies. Here are 10 of its most illustrious predecessors.

    Monday, March 17, 2014


  • 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


  • 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


  • Derek Jarman: five essential films

    A handful of the very best films by queer pagan punk director Derek Jarman.

    Friday, January 31, 2014


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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