Little White Lies has been at the vanguard of today’s generation of indie magazines since it launched, and is still as overflowing with love for movies as ever. One of the best places to turn to for reviews and insightful criticism, each issue focuses on a new movie.
This issue's lead review is 'Pink Flamingos at 50' with an illustration by Rosie Lea Brind that riffs on the iconography of Flamingos-era Divine.
In Issue #94: Aimee Knight praises John Waters’ transcendent trash opus 'Pink Flamingoes' on its 50th anniversary, Lillian Crawford unpicks the representational evolution of the late drag icon Divine, Kat McLaughlin organises a world championship of sicko filmmakers, Hannah Strong meets Ninja Thyberg who directed 'Pleasure' which is a glassy-eyed and provocative exploration of the modern porn industry, and Ella Kemp chats to the maximalist-and-proud Australian auteur Baz Luhrmann whose new film 'Elvis' is a biopic of The King himself.
Plus, Hannah Strong sends a postcard from the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, highlighting some of her favourite titles and musing on the messy subjectivity of taste. And— five essays on weird movies from across the globe that have struck box office gold against all odds.
Little White Lies launched in 2005 with the sole aim of creating a magazine that captures the excitement of talking about movies with good friends by bringing together impassioned, intelligent writing with striking illustration. The magazine has since become renowned for its independent ethos and iconic covers.