The Shadow
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The Shadow

10 Minutes with the Director of “Flee,” that’s just been nominated for three record-breaking Oscars

Jonas Poher Rasmussen, the director of one of the most acclaimed animated films of the year.

“I wasn’t afraid of wearing my sister’s dresses,” notes the adult Amin (a pseudonym), recalling his early childhood in Kabul in the late 1980s. He also reveals he’d had a big crush on Jean-Claude van Damme, whose poster hung over his bed and sometimes winked at the boy.

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Brandon Judell

Brandon Judell

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For half a century, Brandon Judell has covered the LGBTQI scene and the arts. He currently lectures at The City College of New York.