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The Queer Review

The celebrities are out in force in Christopher Amos’ Hating Peter Tatchell, which takes its revered and reviled subject head on. There is no shying away from his substantial and controversial legacy in this film that tries to answer the question, ‘Why does Peter Tatchell do what he does?’

Is he a provocateur? Or is he a performance artist, as Stephen Fry suggests? Is he helping or hurting the march for LGBTQIA+ rights? Why does he seemingly recklessly throw himself into harm’s way to make human rights front page news? The tension in these questions sustains throughout as the film looks back over Tatchell’s troubled family life and passion for politics. Read the full article.


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