LGBTQ critics name Nomadland best film & Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom best LGBTQ film at Dorians Film Toast 2021

GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics revealed the winners of their movie awards earlier this evening during their Dorians Film Toast 2021 special on streamer Revry, hosted by Karel. Nomadland was named best film and the year's Most Visually Striking Film, with Chloé Zhao winning best director. Upon accepting her award for directing, Zhao... Continue Reading →

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LGBTQ critics to reveal award winners at virtual Dorian Film Toast 2021 on Revry Sunday April 18th

GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics will reveal its award winners during its first annual Dorians Film Toast special airing Sunday April 18th at 8pm ET/5pm PT on streaming service Revry hosted by Karel, with a pre-show starting at 7:30pm ET/4:30pm PT. Presenters set to appear include Lee Daniels, Cheyenne Jackson, Rosanna Arquette, Gabourey... Continue Reading →

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Legendary ballroom competition returns to HBO Max for second season May 6th

The second season of ballroom competition Legendary, produced by Scout Productions, is set to debut on HBO Max on Thursday May 6th. MC Dashaun Wesley returns along with judges Leiomy Maldonado, Jameela Jamil, Law Roach and Megan Thee Stallion who'll be joined throughout the season by guest judges including Tiffany Haddish, Taraji P. Henson, Amiyah Scott, Nicco Annan, Normani, Adam Lambert and Demi Lovato. This season features ten... Continue Reading →

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Exclusive Interview: “we are queer creators pushing our way into a straight space” filmmakers Ng Choon Ping & Sam H. Freeman on their SXSW short Femme

Among the queer highlights at last month's SXSW Online 2021 was the short film Femme, by co-writers-directors Ng Choon Ping and Sam H. Freeman. The film stars I May Destroy You's Paapa Essiedu as Jordan, a femme queer man in London who leaves the safety of a night out clubbing with his friends and gets... Continue Reading →

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TV Review: Younger season 7 ★★★★

Younger, created by Emmy-winning hitmaker Darren Star (Sex and the City, Beverly Hills 90210, Emily in Paris), returns to our screens this week with the highly bingeable first four episodes of the seventh—and sadly final—season premiering on Paramount+ on Thursday April 15th, with new episodes dropping subsequent Thursdays. As the season opens the stakes have... Continue Reading →

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Exclusive Interview: filmmaker Samuel Van Grinsven on his seductive queer coming-of-age tale Sequin in a Blue Room

Writer-director Samuel Van Grinsven’s seductive, visually striking debut feature, Sequin in a Blue is the compelling story of Sequin (Conor Leach) a gay teenager exploring his burgeoning sexuality in the digital age, who is obsessed with an anonymous hookup app and the no-strings encounters he arranges through it. When he finds his way into the... Continue Reading →

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Film Review: Moffie ★★★★★

As writer-director Oliver Hermanus' Moffie opens in Apartheid South Africa in 1981, Nicholas (Kai Luke Brümmer) has just turned 16 making him, along with all other white men of his age, eligible for mandatory military service at a time when the country is engaged in a military operation at the border with Soviet-backed Angola in... Continue Reading →

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32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards winners announced

GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, tonight hosted a virtual ceremony to announce the award recipients of the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards, which premiered on YouTube and will be available to stream on-demand on Hulu until the end of June. This year's awards show was hosted by actress and producer Niecy Nash... Continue Reading →

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Exclusive Interview: filmmaker Oliver Hermanus on his BAFTA nominated Moffie “I didn’t want the film to get stuck in the weeds of becoming a queer fantasy of men in the military”

In 2009 queer South African filmmaker Oliver Hermanus' debut feature Shirley Adams, which he made while still a student at the prestigious London Film School, premiered in competition at Locarno, with his subsequent film, Beauty (Skoonheid) winning the Queer Palm at the 64th Cannes Film Festival, where it played in the Un Certain Regard competition... Continue Reading →

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Exclusive Interview: Moffie star Kai Luke Brümmer “It was really interesting to interrogate being a young man who’s turned into a weapon”

Ahead of the US theatrical and on demand release of the acclaimed, BAFTA-nominated fourth feature from writer-director Oliver Hermanus, Moffie, this Friday April 9th, The Queer Review's editor James Kleinmann had an exclusive chat with its star Kai Luke Brümmer. Brümmer, who makes his impressive big screen acting debut in the film, portrays sixteen-year-old Nicholas... Continue Reading →

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Film Review: Blitzed! The 80s Blitz Kids’ Story ★★★★

Directed by Bruce Ashley and Michael Donald, Blitzed! The 80s Blitz Kids' Story, released by Pop Twist Entertainment, is a lively, fascinating, and satisfyingly thorough exploration of the emergence and legacy of the iconic club night—Tuesdays at London's Blitz club, hosted by Steve Strange and Rusty Egan—at the heart of one the defining post-punk British... Continue Reading →

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Exclusive Interview: HBO Max’s Genera+ion star Nava Mau “it’s important for queer & trans people to see that we are lovable & we have a lot of wisdom to offer”

Currently starring in HBO Max's LGBTQ+ darkly comic drama series Genera+ion, created by Daniel and Zelda Barnz, Nava Mau is a mixed-race trans Latina filmmaker, actress, and cultural worker. She wrote, produced, directed, and starred in the compelling and moving short film Waking Hour, that premiered at LA's Outfest Fusion in 2019 before playing at... Continue Reading →

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