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Camp Out at the Brisbane Queer Film Festival

Camp Out at the Brisbane Queer Film Festival

LAST UPDATED // Wednesday, 12 March 2014 20:43 Written by // Andrew Shaw

The Powerhouse hosted a camp media launch this afternoon to spread the word about Camp Out, the epic 12-hour overnight movie event at this year’s Brisbane Queer Film Festival.

Host Barbra Windsor-Woo took a troupe of sexy young men and women to bed and there was popcorn and pyjamas involved – much as punters who attend this year's Camp Out marathon movie session will experience.

Barbra was joined by the semi-naked members of Oscar Theatre Company’s show Boy & Girl (at Powerhouse, April 3-19) who are the BQFF’s Opening Night entertainment.


Barbra Windsor-Woo with her adoring troupe. Photo: A. Shaw

My Kitchen Rules’ Jake Harrison was also on hand; Jake will be cooking breakfast for the Camp Out punters at the end of the night-long session. He says there’s the potential to cook up to 200 breakfasts – but he’s not doing it alone…

“I’ll have my oompa-loompas to help me,” he says, before tipping the films Solo and G.B.F. – “it’s like mean girls meets the gay world” – as his fave picks of the festival.

Jake says the breakfast menu is still a work in progress: “I’m tossing up a few things, we’re trying to mix savoury and sweet together and please a lot of people.”

The budding celebrity chef, who features in the festival's beachy From Here to Eternity promotional homage, says he wants to spread the word about the festival to all Brisbanites. “I want the wider community to know that the festival is very sophisticated, luxurious, well-structured and anyone can come along – it’s not rude, it’s not crude and it’s not majorly sexually focused. It’s about great films and emotions.”

If you feel up to camping out with friends and having a real-life queer movie sleepover, check out the program details at

IMAGE, TOP: Camp Out host Barbra Windsor-Woo takes the cast of Boy+Girl to bed. Photo: Andrew Shaw


Andrew Shaw

Andrew Shaw

Andrew Shaw is editor of Queensland Pride.

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