Exclusive Interview: Mae Martin & Lisa Kudrow on Feel Good season 2 “it’s more true to life that there are moments of levity even in really, really dark situations”

One of The Queer Review’s LGBTQ+ culture highlights of 2020 was the first season of Netflix’s Feel Good, created, written, and produced by its star, London-based Canadian standup comedian Mae Martin. The semi-autobiographical series follows Mae’s character, also named Mae Martin, as they navigate recovering from addiction, building their career, and beginning an intense relationship… Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Oscar-nominee Abigail Breslin on her LGBTQ character in Stillwater “we didn’t want to make the character or their storyline solely about her sexuality”

In Oscar-winning Spotlight filmmaker Tom McCarthy’s suspenseful new movie Stillwater, which world premiered at this month’s Cannes Film Festival, Abigail Breslin plays Allison, a young American woman serving time in a Marseille prison for the murder of her girlfriend while studying in France, a crime she insists she did not commit. When her estranged conservative… 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 →

Exclusive Interview: Oscar-nominated filmmaker Todd Haynes on The Velvet Underground “heteronormative is what they were pushing against”

New Queer Cinema pioneer Todd Haynes’ The Velvet Underground, which had its world premiere at Cannes and recently played the New York Film Festival, is an exquisitely crafted, invigorating time capsule which uses music, contemporary film, archive interviews, and present day commentary from those who were there, to immerse us in New York’s avant-garde culture… Continue Reading →

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Exclusive Interview: Guilty Party star Jules Latimer “half the reason I got into this business is to see more people like me that are open & out & proud”

The first two episodes of creator Rebecca Addelman’s gripping dark comedy drama Guilty Party premiere on Paramount+ on Thursday October 14th. Making an auspicious screen debut in the ten-part series is recent Juilliard graduate Jules Latimer who gives an impactful, nuanced performance as Toni Plimpton, a woman known in the media as “The Dick Cutter”,… Continue Reading →

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Exclusive Interview: drag diva Shangela on the return of HBO’s We’re Here “there are pockets of support for the queer community in some of the most unlikely places”

Halleloo, it’s season two! Tonight sees the return of one of the best LGBTQ+ shows on television, unscripted or otherwise, HBO’s Emmy-nominated We’re Here, just in time to shine some much-needed queer hope into our lives. Going even deeper into the moving and uplifting stories of the transformative power of drag, the three superstar Drag… Continue Reading →

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Film Review: Cured ★★★★

Patrick Sammon and Bennett Singer’s riveting feature documentary Cured, which opens the fall season of PBS’ Independent Lens on Monday October 11th, examines the fascinating chapter in queer history that saw gay liberation activists successfully overturn the US psychiatric profession’s classification of homosexuality as a mental illness. Using archive photographs and video footage, recently discovered… Continue Reading →

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Exclusive Interview: HBO Max’s The Other Two co-creator Chris Kelly “you want to make sure that the jokes are coming from inside the room – if you’re writing queer characters you want queer writers”

Humorous. Funny. Amusing. These are words I freely use to describe comedy shows that make me giggle. Hilarious though, is a word I hold back on using for rare shows like former SNL co-head writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider’s The Other Two, which recently got renewed for a third season on HBO Max. As… Continue Reading →

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