Exclusive Interview: Veneno star Lola Rodríguez “there were thorns still buried in me that doing this series helped pull out”

November saw the US premiere of Javier Calvo and Javier Ambrossi’s stunning limited series Veneno which lovingly and masterfully weaves an epic tapestry based on the life of Spanish trans icon Cristina “La Veneno” Ortiz. At the heart of the series, alongside the figure of La Veneno herself, is a compelling, beautifully layered performance by… Continue Reading →

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Exclusive Interview: Bronze Avery on his new folk-pop disco track Sea Salt “there’s a great sense of pride when other queer people are inspired to live their truths because I’m doing it in my music”

Yesterday saw the release of LA based queer singer-songwriter-producer Bronze Avery’s latest single Sea Salt, featuring Miss Benny. It’s a folky fall slow dance anthem to warm the soul with beautifully smooth and sultry vocals and emotional lyrics that cut deep. The Queer Review’s editor James Kleinmann had an exclusive chat with Bronze Avery about… Continue Reading →

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Meet Mateo Oxley under the mistletoe for “a touch of festive sparkle after a gruelling year” with his Christmas EP

Actor, singer, expert selfie-taker, and The Queer Review contributor, Mateo Oxley has leant his dreamy, soothing vocals to four festive tracks for the Mistletoe EP, just in time to make our Yuletide a little more gay. Based in the UK, Mateo’s impressive stage credits include working with Punchdrunk and The National Theatre on their groundbreaking… Continue Reading →

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Exclusive single premiere: queer electro pop artist Joel Christian’s gritty dance track Hell Raiser “this song should make you forget your fears”

Today The Queer Review exclusively premieres Hell Raiser by emerging queer electo-pop artist, Joel Christian. The energetic dance track is filled with gritty synths, heavy drops and mysterious glitches that characterise LA based Christian’s niche brand of dark-pop. The first single from his debut album, releasing later this year, Hell Raiser is a dirty night club… Continue Reading →

NewFest 2020 Film Review: Tahara ★★★1/2

Following the suicide of one of their peers, best friends Carrie (Madeline Grey DeFreece) and Hannah (Rachel Sennott) are forced to spend the afternoon at their upstate New York Hebrew school reflecting on the passing of a classmate they apparently hardly knew in this queer dark comedy. Unfurling compellingly more or less in real time,… Continue Reading →

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Exclusive Interview: Mike Taveira on his pansexual pop anthem Curious

Mike Taveira releases his new pansexual pop anthem Curious today along with the official music video featuring RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Monét X Change and Sonique, model Arisce Wanzer and George Todd McLachlan from Showtime’s Shameless. Taveira released his debut single Heart last year, which landed on Billboard Pride’s Queer Necessities playlist and quickly racked up over 100 thousand streams. Growing up without any openly pansexual figures… Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Uncle Frank star Lois Smith on being Tony nominated for The Inheritance “it’s just a delight at this time when everything has gone splat”

Actress Lois Smith, who turned 90 earlier this month, received her third Tony nomination in October for her deeply moving performance in Matthew Lopez’s epic gay play The Inheritance. Born in Kansas, Smith moved to New York City in 1951, making her Broadway debut the following year in Time Out for Ginger and her auspicious… Continue Reading →

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Exclusive Interview: 9-1-1 Lone Star’s Brian Michael Smith “there are all different kinds of trans people in the world & we should see all different kinds of trans people on screen”

Brian Michael Smith is not only living his dream as a successful actor, but he’s also creating the mainstream trans masculine representation he didn’t see growing up in the 80s and 90s in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Having already landed recurring spots on high profile dramas like Ava DuVernay’s Queen Sugar and The L Word: Generation… Continue Reading →

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Film Review: Supernova ★★★★

As writer-director Harry Macqueen’s Supernova opens we’re invited into the old, now seldom used camper van of pianist Sam (Colin Firth) and writer Tusker (Stanley Tucci), who’ve been together as a couple for decades, as they head to the Lake District. The rich history of their years together is immediately apparent in their rapport and… Continue Reading →

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