Exclusive Interview: the ACLU lawyers at centre of The Fight for LGBTQ, abortion & immigration rights – Chase Strangio, Joshua Block, Brigitte Amiri & Lee Gelernt

The filmmaking team behind 2016's critically acclaimed, BAFTA nominated Weiner, proved that they were adept at capturing rivetingly unselfconscious, humanising, and often very funny, footage of the former Congressman turned New York mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner. Next for The Fight, directors Eli B. Despres, Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg, joined by executive producer Kerry Washington,... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: HBO’s I May Destroy You star Paapa Essiedu on his groundbreaking queer character “me & Michaela Coel wanted to create someone that felt real & truthful”

I May Destroy You, a co-production between HBO and the BBC, is fast becoming one of the most talked about television series of the year on both sides of the Atlantic. Centring authentic Black voices and exploring frank and nuanced questions around sexual consent and exploitation it is compelling and essential viewing. Written and created... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Disclosure filmmaker Sam Feder “Trans people are the experts on their own history & we don’t need anyone talking about us or for us”

In the spirit of the landmark documentaries The Celluloid Closet and Ethnic Notions, Sam Feder’s ambitious, ground-breaking and nuanced Disclosure, which launches globally on Netflix on Friday June 19th, examines over a hundred years of trans screen representation. Covering an impressive range of frequently damaging trans portrayals and storylines, Disclosure takes in Oscar-winning movies like... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Hulu’s Love, Victor showrunner & exec producer Brian Tanen “I think this kind of representation will really matter to kids who are questioning”

This Wednesday June 17th sees the mid-Pride month release of all ten episodes of the new Hulu Original series Love, Victor. Set in the world of the 2018 GLAAD award-winning movie Love, Simon, which was inspired by Becky Albertalli’s much-loved YA novel Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, the series stars Michael Cimino as Victor, a... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: queer Mexican filmmaker Bruno Santamaría on his delicate portrait of gender expression Things We Dare Not Do “it was a very personal movie & it changed my life”

Selected to play at Mexico's cancelled Guadalajara Film Festival in March, queer director, cinematographer and co-editor Bruno Santamaría's hauntingly beautiful Things We Dare Not Do/Cosas que no hacemos finally premiered in the World Showcase section at the 2020 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, which ran online from May 28th until June 6th. Following his... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Showgirls doc You Don’t Nomi filmmaker Jeffrey McHale “it’s absurd, it’s vulgar, it’s beautiful, it’s offensive – there are a lot of layers that queer people respond to”

The multi Razzie Award winning Showgirls is as fervently revered as it is reviled. It has spawned a stage musical homage, legendary interactive screenings hosted by drag queen Peaches Christ and even a book of verse. But those who love it aren't blind to its flaws, including filmmaker Jeffrey McHale whose documentary exploring the film's... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: classically trained queer pop star Jamie Hannah talks Kylie, Boy George, performing lockdown concerts for his neighbours & his latest single Magic

Classically trained multi-instrumentalist queer pop star Jamie Hannah has collaborated with his friend Boy George, performed at the iconic Royal Albert Hall with Kylie Minogue and is currently making his mark as a solo artist on both sides of the Atlantic. During lockdown, the 24 year-old Brit has been entertaining his London neighbours with a... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Navajo Drag Queen featured on HBO’s We’re Here Lady Shug “normally people who are not queer or two-spirit or part of our culture speak for us”

If you're a regular reader of The Queer Review you'll already know that we are big fans of HBO's We're Here, which has been helping to uplift us and give us some comfort and hope during self-isolation. And, without fail, making us cry! We've already spoken exclusively to We're Here's drag mothers, Drag Race alum,... Continue Reading →

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