Exclusive Interview: Holly Johnson on performing This Was Me in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie “it’s a very emotional moment in film”

One of most poignant, moving sequences in Everybody's Talking About Jamie, the screen adaptation of the hit West End musical now streaming globally on Amazon Prime Video, features a bittersweet, rousing new song, This Was Me, written specifically for the film by Dan Gillespie Sells with lyrics by Tom MacRae, the original show's co-creators. As... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie star Max Harwood “I wanted to forget what I’d seen on stage & root my character in the real-life inspiration”

Ahead of today's global launch of Everybody's Talking About Jamie on Prime Video, The Queer Review's editor James Kleinmann spoke exclusively with the film's breakout star Max Harwood. Based on the hit West End show, which was inspired by a true story—or as the opening titles put it, “this really happened, then we added the... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Tony-nominee Rory O’Malley on voicing gay teenager Daniel in Netflix’s Chicago Party Aunt & returning to the stage in Hamilton

Tony-nominee, or "one-time Tony-loser" as his husband Gerold apparently likes to playfully tease him, Rory O'Malley recently returned to the role he took over from Jonathan Groff on Broadway, King George III in Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton, at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles. While the nation's theatres were dark, one of the things that helped... Continue Reading →

The Eyes of Tammy Faye New York premiere exclusive interviews with Jessica Chastain, Cherry Jones, Jeremy Scott, Scarlet Envy & more

At Tuesday night's New York premiere of The Eyes of Tammy Faye, The Queer Review's editor James Kleinmann was on the hot pink carpet to speak with the film's producer and star Jessica Chastain, her co-stars Cherry Jones and Mark Wystrach, director Michael Showalter, and screenwriter Abe Sylvia, along with World of Wonder founders Fenton... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Days of Our Lives Beyond Salem stars Chandler Massey & Zach Tinker on playing screen husbands Will & Sonny

Three-time Daytime Emmy winner Chandler Massey, who has portrayed gay character Will Horton on Days of Our Lives since 2010, and Daytime Emmy-nominated Zach Tinker, who has taken on the established role of Will's husband Sonny Kiriakis, speak exclusively with The Queer Review's editor James Kleinmann about being part of the weeklong special event on... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Outfest LA 2021 spotlight artist Natalie Jasmine Harris “I want young Black queer girls to know that their stories matter”

When Outfest LA 2021 spotlight artist Natalie Jasmine Harris turned 17 she was invited to take part in a cotillion ball, just as her mother and grandmother had been before her, but she decided to break with tradition and declined. At that time she was secretly struggling with her queer identity while attending a conservative... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Outfest LA 2021 spotlight artist Lauren Hadaway on her award-winning debut feature “Outfest was an early champion of The Novice”

After graduating from Southern Methodist University, Texas born and raised writer-director Lauren Hadaway went on to forge a career as a dialogue and ADR supervisor, working on movies like Justice League (both cuts), The Hateful Eight, and Whiplash. Damien Chazelle’s Oscar-winning film proved particularly impactful on her, and she describes her intense, utterly gripping debut... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Ashish Gupta on his intimate queer photography book GAZE “I wanted to be unapologetic about gay cruising & sex & hookups & trade”

Ashish Gupta, best known for his eponymous fashion label, has departed from his usual creative practice to photograph intimate, frequently unashamedly explicit portraits of men, that capture the queer male gaze with tenderness, joy, and humour, while challenging established notions of masculinity and sexiness in mainstream gay culture and porn. The result is GAZE for... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Swan Song writer-director Todd Stephens “I wanted to cast a queer actor to play this queer part”

Filmmaker Todd Stephens returns to his hometown of Sandusky, following 1998's Edge of Seventeen and 2001's Gypsy 83, to complete his Ohio trilogy with Swan Song, "an instant queer classic" (TheQueer Review), now playing in US theaters. The bittersweet comedy which premiered at SWXW Online 2021, stars the legendary Udo Kier as Mister Pat, a... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Outfest LA 2021 spotlight artist Justice Jamal Jones on How to Raise a Black Boy “I strive to push past the need for marginalized representation in the gaze of a normalized center”

Inspired by J.M. Barrie’s 1902 novel The Little White Bird, which introduced the world to Peter Pan, writer-director Justice Jamal Jones’ lyrical debut short film, How To Raise A Black Boy, reframes that tale of childhood and adulthood within a queer Black narrative. Following its inclusion in April’s Outfest Fusion QTBIPOC Film Festival, How To... Continue Reading →

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