Exclusive Interview: Jim Parsons & Ben Aldridge on starring in powerful real-life gay love story Spoiler Alert

When Emmy-winning actor and producer Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) read entertainment journalist Michael Ausiello's 2020 bestselling memoir, Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies, a deeply moving, warts-and-all gay love story about Michael's 14-year relationship with his late husband Kit Cowan, Parsons immediately saw the cinematic potential in it. Jim Parsons as Michael Ausiello and... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Alexandra Billings channels Julie Andrews in epic sci-fi series The Peripheral “Mary Poppins, who knew?!”

When actress, singer, author, teacher and activist Alexandra Billings last spoke with The Queer Review in early 2020, she was making history on Broadway in Wicked as the first trans actor to portray Madame Morrible. It was a role that she returned to once theatreland reopened last year. Now, she's lighting up our screens in... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Bob the Drag Queen, Shangela & Eureka on We’re Here season 3 “we hope this show will ignite people to make change happen”

The Emmy & GLAAD Award-winning unscripted series We're Here, a certified The Queer Review favourite, returns to HBO tonight at 10pm ET/PT for its stunning third season. Continuing their journey across small-town USA, Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O’Hara, and Shangela Laquifa Wadley head to Texas, Mississippi, Utah, New Jersey, and Florida, helping to unite... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Kimberly Peirce revisits her Oscar-winning Boys Don’t Cry for TCM’s Reframed series “I’ve been protective of Brandon’s story since the moment I heard it”

Some movies are so forgettable that a few years later we might even struggle to recall whether we've seen them or not, while others make such a lasting impression with one viewing that they become seared into our very beings. For me, Kimberly Peirce's late 1990s indie Boys Don't Cry is one of the latter.... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: The Inspection stars Jeremy Pope & Gabrielle Union on collaborating with Elegance Bratton on his deeply personal film

Pier Kids filmmaker Elegance Bratton makes his emotionally potent narrative feature debut with The Inspection, opening in US theaters from A24 on Friday, November 18th, following its world premiere at the 47th Toronto International Film Festival. Dedicated to his late mother, the impactful drama is inspired by events in Bratton’s own life, with Jeremy Pope starring... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Aitch Alberto on Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe “owning my authenticity made me capable of directing this film”

One of the standout queer films at the 47th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) was writer-director Aitch Alberto’s adaptation of Benjamin Alire Sáenz bestselling YA novel, Aristotle And Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe. Produced by Alberto, alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda, Eugenio Debrez, and Kyra Sedgwick, the emotionally potent coming-of-age tale explores the bond that builds between two... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Tony-nominated A Strange Loop star L Morgan Lee “whenever I step outside & there’s a parent with their queer or trans child I am touched”

Actress and storyteller L Morgan Lee is currently making her Broadway debut as Thought 1 in Michael R. Jackson's exhilaratingly meta musical A Strange Loop, which focuses on Usher, a Black queer writer writing a musical about a Black queer writer writing a musical about a Black queer writer. Not only has her performance in... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Young Royals stars Edvin Ryding & Omar Rudberg on why their characters Prince Wilhem & Simon are “a couple worth fighting for”

Ahead of the launch of season 2 on November 1st 2022, Edvin Ryding and Omar Rudberg who play star-crossed lovers Wilhelm and Simon in the hit LGBTQ+ Netflix series Young Royals, spoke exclusively with The Queer Review's editor James Kleinmann about why their characters make "a couple worth fighting for" and how they each prepare... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: My Policeman director Michael Grandage “I was born into that world where homosexuality was still illegal in England”

Tony and Olivier award-winning veteran theatre director and producer Michael Grandage's poignant sophomore feature film, My Policeman, which received its world premiere at the 47th Toronto International Film Festival, opens in US theaters on October 21st before its global launch on Prime Video on Friday November 4th. Based on the novel by Bethan Roberts, with... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Wendell & Wild star Sam Zelaya “to not only have this kind of trans representation but to also be part of it is amazing”

If you're looking for a treat to stream this Halloween, you've found it. Following its world premiere at the 47th Toronto International Film Festival, acclaimed stop motion animation filmmaker Henry Selick and certified horror hitmaker Jordan Peele's delightfully macabre Wendell & Wild launches on Netflix on Friday, October 28th, just in time for the spookiest... Continue Reading →

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