Film Review: Clementine ★★★

Bereft after the end of her relationship with an older woman, Karen (Otmara Marrero) heads to her ex's vacant lakeside cabin in the woods to recuperate. Of course, she hasn't exactly been invited, so she has to break a window to climb inside, cutting her hand in the process. Before long, she meets Lana (Sydney... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Crisis Hotline ★★1/2

Director Mark Schwab's LGBTQ thriller Crisis Hotline (now streaming on Amazon Prime) tells the story of Simon (Corey Jackson), a man new to his job at the titular location. He expected to be talking people through the worst times of their lives, but after a week on the phones, he's bored because for the most... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: filmmaker Rachel Mason on her vital Netflix doc Circus of Books – “Gay history is an underground, uncovered, still-unearthed history because this was a population under siege”

Circus of Books, a new documentary about the infamous West Hollywood gay porn store and legendary cruising spot, is available to stream on Netflix from Wednesday April 22nd. The excellent, vital film, executive-produced by Ryan Murphy, was directed by queer artist Rachel Mason, who happens to be the daughter of Circus of Books proprietors Barry and... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Almost Love ★★★★

Almost Love, director Mike Doyle's debut feature, hits Video On Demand services today. The film is a touching, striking look at modern relationships of many types — from a 15 year interracial marriage on the outs, to a relationship between two men reaching the rocky five-year mark, to a forbidden love between a student and... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: filmmaker Tucia Lyman & star Bailey Edwards on their timely horror M.O.M.: Mothers of Monsters

As school shootings continue to spark debate and headlines around the USA, the topic has been mostly unexplored on screen outside of the documentary realm. High-profile fictionalized attempts include Gus Van Sant’s Elephant (2003), Lynne Ramsay’s We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011), and that uncomfortable opening of Brady Corbet’s Vox Lux (2018), but this... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Vardaan Arora on his new single Drama — “It’s time we start shifting queer talent into the mainstream”

This week The Queer Review's Eric Langberg sat down with his friend, gay pop artist Vardaan Arora, to discuss his latest single Drama, a delightfully catchy bop about the pleasures of gossiping with your best friends. Vardaan spilt the tea on all things Drama, a collaboration with nicopop co-written by fellow pop singer Emily Vaughn,... Continue Reading →

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