Jenni Olson

Witi Ihimaera: VIP Q Movie Pick

Filed By Jenni Olson | April 27, 2012 10:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Gay Icons and History
Tags: Kawa, Latter Days, LGBT Movies, VIP Q Movie Pick, Witi Ihimaera

witi-ihimaera.jpgOpenly gay New Zealand writer Witi Ihimaera is best known as the author of Whale Rider (the book on which the popular film was based). With his new semi-autobiographical gay drama Kawa being released on DVD and digital on May 8th we asked Witi to share his favorite LGBT film pick with us.

"I love movies that have complex stuff going on! For instance, my own film Kawa, isn't just about being gay, it also crunches on other stuff like being Maori and married with kids. So one of my favourite LGBT films is Latter Days because while its a hot love story, it involves religion in the mix and you can't get much crunchier than that. A lot gets worse in the film before things get better."

Look for Witi's new film, Kawa on DVD and digital May 8th. Check out the film's trailer after the break.

(Cross-posted on the official Wolfe Video blog:

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