Society of LGBTQ+ Entertainment Critics reveals winners of inaugural Dorian Theater Awards

GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics’ theater wing has announced the winners and finalists of its inaugural Dorian Theater Awards, honoring the best in Broadway and Off-Broadway for the 2022-2023 season. As with GALECA’s Dorian film and TV awards, the group’s theater honors celebrate both mainstream and LGBTQ+ themed productions. The wing’s 34 members, listed… Continue Reading →

TIFF 2023 Film Review: Summer Qamp ★★★1/2

With regressive politicians in the United States seeking to implement legislation targeting queer and especially trans youth, including bans on gender affirming health care, participation in sport, bathroom use, book bans, and even forbidding the mention of the words “gay or trans” in schools, the loud voices of bigoted adults often overpower the kids themselves…. Continue Reading →

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Exclusive Interview: Oscar-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams “the real Cassandro is such a proud, out, gay man who embraces everything about who he is”

When Roger Ross Williams met Saúl Armendáriz, better known as Cassandro, for a 2016 documentary he was directing for The New Yorker—The Man Without a Mask—the filmmaker immediately knew he’d found the subject of his first scripted narrative feature. Making the move from amateur wrestling in El Paso, Armendáriz became a Mexican-American icon with the… Continue Reading →

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TIFF 2023 Film Review: Frybread Face & Me ★★★★★

Billy Luther’s richly evocative 1990-set narrative feature debut, Frybread Face and Me, follows 11-year-old Benny (Keir Tallman) whose dreams of catching his favourite band, Fleetwood Mac, live in his hometown of San Diego are crushed when he’s abruptly sent away for the summer by his divorcing parents to stay with his grandma Lorraine (Sarah H…. Continue Reading →

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TIFF 2023 Film Review: Dicks The Musical ★★★★

Not for the easily offended, or those lacking a sense of humour, Dicks: The Musical—which opened the Midnight Madness section of the 48th Toronto International Film Festival last night—is a delectably outrageous, endlessly kooky, and thrillingly depraved instant queer cult classic. Some movies feel like they are actively trying to achieve cult status, Dicks never… Continue Reading →

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TIFF 2023 Film Review: Toll (Pedágio) ★★★★

Following last year’s Charcoal (Carvão), Brazilian filmmaker Carolina Markowicz returns to TIFF for the world premiere of her captivating sophomore feature Toll (Pedágio) and to receive the festival’s Emerging Talent Award. Luis Armando Arteaga’s intimate, delicately attentive cinematography immediately draws us into the world of single mother, Suelen (Maeve Jinkings, reuniting with Markowicz after Charcoal),… Continue Reading →

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Sort Of star & co-creator Bilal Baig to receive Barrier Breaker Award at 2nd annual Trans Filmmakers Summit x TIFF

The Trans Film Mentorship (TFM) will stage the second annual Trans Filmmakers Summit x TIFF, at the 48th Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, September 10th at Malaparte at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Open to all trans and non-binary creators, filmmakers, actors, industry partners and allies, Trans Filmmakers Summit x TIFF will be an afternoon… Continue Reading →

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TIFF 2023: LGBTQ+ highlights at 48th​ ​Toronto​ ​International​ ​Film​ ​Festival​

The 48th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) opens on Thursday, September 7th with the international premiere of Oscar-winning director Hayao Miyazaki’s animated epic The Boy and the Heron (Kimitachi wa Do Ikiruka) and comes to a close on Sunday, September 17th with the world premiere of Thom Zimny’s Sylvester Stallone documentary Sly, exploring the close… Continue Reading →

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Watch Colman Domingo as March on Washington architect, civil rights activist & organizer Bayard Rustin in teaser trailer for Netflix’s Rustin

Marking today’s 60th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Netflix has revealed an official teaser trailer for the upcoming Bayard Rustin biopic Rustin starring Emmy-winning Euphoria actor Colman Domingo in the title role. An often overlooked civil rights activist and organizer, Rustin was the architect of 1963’s March on Washington, who… Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Underwear Expert founder & CEO Michael Kleinmann “it’s the most important thing you wear all day”

Ever wondered what exactly to look out for—aside from recognizable brand names—when buying men’s underwear? The Queer Review’s editor James Kleinmann speaks with his long-lost cousin (probably) Michael Kleinmann, the Founder and CEO of Underwear Expert, to find out. Initially an influential digital media brand, in 2015 Michael transformed Underwear Expert into a leading underwear… Continue Reading →

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