Exclusive Interview: Jonas Poher Rasmussen on his remarkable documentary Flee “I hope the film will give a human face to the refugee story”

Writer-director Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s remarkable Flee—which closed NewFest’s 33rd New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival—world premiered in January at Sundance 2021 where it took the festival’s World Cinema Grand Jury Prize for Documentary before going on to play at Cannes. Earlier this week it won Best Documentary at 31st Annual Gotham Awards, and Flee has been named Denmark’s official selection for... Continue Reading →

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Steven Menendez Fine Art Photography Exhibition Apollonian Visions at Leslie Lohman Project Space NYC Dec 3rd-5th

APOLLONIAN VISIONS: Steven Menendez Fine Art Photography Exhibition As displayed in his work in Apollonian Visions, award-winning fine art photographer Steven Menendez explores and finds inspiration in the Apollonian attributes of Grace, Reason, Culture, Harmony, Healing, and Reflection. "These attributes were mirrored in the male nude of ancient Greek art and philosophy", Menendez tells The... Continue Reading →

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Exclusive Interview: Philemon Chambers & Michael Urie on starring in Netflix’s first gay Christmas rom-com Single All The Way

Ahead of the launch of Netflix's first gay Christmas rom-com, Single All The Way, on Thursday December 2nd, The Queer Review's editor James Kleinmann spoke with the movie's screenwriter Chad Hodge, and stars Kathy Najimy, Jennifer Coolidge, and Jennifer Robertson. Today we share our final Single All The Way interview with the film's leading men... Continue Reading →

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Exclusive Interview: yes, the gays are obsessed with Single All The Way stars Kathy Najimy & Jennifer Coolidge

Ahead of the release of Netflix's first gay holiday rom-com Single All The Way, written by Chad Hodge on December 2nd, national treasures Kathy Najimy and Jennifer Coolidge who star in the film opposite Michael Urie, Philemon Chambers, and Jennifer Robertson, had an exclusive chat with The Queer Review's editor James Kleinmann. Kathy Najimy as... Continue Reading →

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Exclusive Interview: Schitt’s Creek star Jennifer Robertson on Single All The Way “we have more than enough hetero Christmas rom-coms”

Following our exclusive interview with Single All The Way screenwriter Chad Hodge, as the launch of Netflix's first gay Christmas rom-com on Thursday December 2nd approaches we share our conversations with the film's cast starting with Schitt's Creek star Jennifer Robertson. Stefano Dimatteo as Tony and Jennifer Robertson as Lisa in Single All The Way.... Continue Reading →

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Exclusive Interview: Chad Hodge on writing Netflix’s first gay holiday rom-com Single All The Way

As Netflix's first gay Christmas rom-com Single All The Way, directed by Tony-winner Michael Mayer and starring Michael Urie, Philemon Chambers, Luke Macfarlane, Jennifer Robertson, Kathy Najimy, and Jennifer Coolidge, launches globally this week, The Queer Review's editor James Kleinmann poured a couple of large glasses of eggnog and had a virtual fireside chat under... Continue Reading →

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Exclusive Interview: Glace Chase on her play Triple X “we’ve not seen a trans love story like this before”

Multi-hyphenate trans queen, drag performer, playwright, comedian, screenwriter, and New York City tour guide Glace Chase has been unexpectedly stuck in Australia during the pandemic and things have taken some unusual turns. “Oh my God, it’s been an ongoing trauma!" Glace tells The Queer Review's Chad Armstrong in Sydney. "I was only meant to be... Continue Reading →

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Original Rent stars Daphne Rubin-Vega & Wilson Jermaine Heredia reunite at tick, tick…BOOM! premiere to honour Jonathan Larson

At Monday night's Broadway premiere of Lin-Manuel Miranda's screen adaptation of Jonathan Larson's uplifting and moving autobiographical musical tick, tick...BOOM!, performers who originated roles in Larson's Pulitzer and Tony-winning posthumous hit Rent reunited to honour the late composer and writer 25 years after the first performance of that show. Daphne Rubin-Vega, who received her first... Continue Reading →

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Film Review: tick, tick…BOOM! ★★★★

After over a year of binging Netflix in my tiny East Village apartment it felt a little Alanis Morissette ironic that my first trip to a Broadway theatre since last March wasn't to see a live theatre production, but for the New York premiere of a Netflix film, Lin-Manuel Miranda's tick, tick…BOOM! As it turned... Continue Reading →

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Inspired by Jonathan Larson’s legacy High School students from across the US unite to perform Louder Than Words from tick, tick…BOOM!

“Jonathan Larson is the composer who made me want to write", Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda told The Queer Review earlier this week at the New York premiere of his feature directorial debut tick, tick…BOOM! The film is an adaptation of the autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, who revolutionsed musical theatre as... Continue Reading →

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Exclusive Interview: filmmaker Vivian Kleiman on her queer comics documentary No Straight Lines “Alison Bechdel’s Dykes To Watch Out For changed my life”

Vivian Kleiman, who we spoke with last year about her Peabody Award-winning filmmaking partnership with the late Marlon Riggs, saw her latest film as director and producer, No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics, receive its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival 2021. The beautifully crafted documentary feature chronicles the history of queer... Continue Reading →

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Exclusive Interview: filmmaker Jesse Moss on his Pete Buttigieg documentary Mayor Pete “I had expected a political story & I found a love story”

Following its opening night screening at NewFest's New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival last month, Emmy and Sundance Grand Jury Award-winning director Jesse Moss' feature documentary Mayor Pete will be released globally on Amazon Prime Video this Friday November 12th. In 2019, the Boys State filmmaker gained surprisingly intimate access to 2020 Democratic Presidential candidate hopeful... Continue Reading →

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Exclusive Interview: activist Chris Drake recalls Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp in Mothers of the Revolution “finding my voice there changed my life”

Forty years ago, in the midst of the Cold War, the newly formed campaign group Women for Life on Earth, marched 120 miles from Cardiff, Wales to Berkshire, England to protest Margaret Thatcher's agreement to allow US nuclear cruise missiles to be stored at the Royal Air Force base at Greenham Common. As Mothers of the... Continue Reading →

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Exclusive Interview: The Queen of Comedy Sandra Bernhard returns to Joe’s Pub for her annual holiday shows

A downtown New York tradition that's as cherished as uptown's The Rockettes and the Rockefeller tree returns this holiday season with Sandra Bernhard's run at the intimate Joe's Pub at the Public Theater. The Chelsea-dwelling legendary actor, comedian, singer, author, radio host, and fashionista brings her all-new show of musings and music, Bern It Down,... Continue Reading →

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Exclusive Interview: We’re Here season 2 star Bob the Drag Queen ” if you talk about Black people, you are talking about queer people, because, hello Mary, here I am!”

Tonight's episode of the Emmy-nominated We're Here, the fourth in season two, sees drag superstars Bob the Drag Queen, Shangela, and Eureka arrive in Selma, Alabama. It's a town that is of course known internationally for its prominent place in the US civil rights struggle partly because of the more than six hundred foot soldiers,... Continue Reading →

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Exclusive Interview: Oscar-nominated filmmaker Arthur Dong on his Criterion Channel retrospective “it’s up to us to find a way to survive & to resist”

In 1984, trailblazing independent filmmaker Arthur Dong received an Oscar nomination for Sewing Woman, a touching documentary short about the life of a Chinese immigrant worker in San Francisco, his mother Zem Ping Dong. This recognition marked the director as an emerging artist to watch, while the film itself exemplified what would become hallmarks of... Continue Reading →

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