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BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY BFI FLARE
Famous for her hits Unlock It, Boys, I Love It and Vroom Vroom, Charli XCX is a much-loved figure amongst the LGBTQI community. With a largely queer fanbase, Charli has embraced her fans with open arms, joking about selling branded poppers for her gay male fans in particular. Her new album, Crash, arrives on 18 March, having already released seminal tracks Good Ones, New Shapes (feat. Christine and the Queens and Caroline Polachek), Beg For You (feat. Rina Sawayama) and Baby. The new visuals are absolutely stunning, and hot as hell.
Before this, though, Charli worked fastidiously on how i’m feeling now. A lockdown album comprised of insular, self-reflective alt-pop tracks from claws to detonate, XCX explored new sonic parallels, and she continues to break through onto new ground. Premiering as part of BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival, documentary film Charli XCX: Alone Together explores the creation of this body of work and how Charli was able to connect with her fandom during unprecedented times.
To keep up with BFI Flare, follow them on Twitter and Facebook. Extra tickets for their screenings go on sale on 10 March, so if you missed out, fear not! BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival takes place from 16-27 March 2022 across BFI Southbank and BFI Player. Read our hottest takes here, and our interview with Girl Picture director Alli Haapasalo here.
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