Exclusive Interview: filmmaker Vivian Kleiman on her queer comics documentary No Straight Lines “Alison Bechdel’s Dykes To Watch Out For changed my life”

Vivian Kleiman, who we spoke with last year about her Peabody Award-winning filmmaking partnership with the late Marlon Riggs, saw her latest film as director and producer, No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics, receive its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival 2021. The beautifully crafted documentary feature chronicles the history of queer... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: filmmaker Jesse Moss on his Pete Buttigieg documentary Mayor Pete “I had expected a political story & I found a love story”

Following its opening night screening at NewFest's New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival last month, Emmy and Sundance Grand Jury Award-winning director Jesse Moss' feature documentary Mayor Pete will be released globally on Amazon Prime Video this Friday November 12th. In 2019, the Boys State filmmaker gained surprisingly intimate access to 2020 Democratic Presidential candidate hopeful... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: activist Chris Drake recalls Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp in Mothers of the Revolution “finding my voice there changed my life”

Forty years ago, in the midst of the Cold War, the newly formed campaign group Women for Life on Earth, marched 120 miles from Cardiff, Wales to Berkshire, England to protest Margaret Thatcher's agreement to allow US nuclear cruise missiles to be stored at the Royal Air Force base at Greenham Common. As Mothers of the... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: The Queen of Comedy Sandra Bernhard returns to Joe’s Pub for her annual holiday shows

A downtown New York tradition that's as cherished as uptown's The Rockettes and the Rockefeller tree returns this holiday season with Sandra Bernhard's run at the intimate Joe's Pub at the Public Theater. The Chelsea-dwelling legendary actor, comedian, singer, author, radio host, and fashionista brings her all-new show of musings and music, Bern It Down,... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: We’re Here season 2 star Bob the Drag Queen ” if you talk about Black people, you are talking about queer people, because, hello Mary, here I am!”

Tonight's episode of the Emmy-nominated We're Here, the fourth in season two, sees drag superstars Bob the Drag Queen, Shangela, and Eureka arrive in Selma, Alabama. It's a town that is of course known internationally for its prominent place in the US civil rights struggle partly because of the more than six hundred foot soldiers,... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Emmy-nominated We’re Here director & showrunner Peter LoGreco “it’s a vehicle to tell stories of small town America through an unconventional lens”

As the second season of Stephen Warren and Johnnie Ingram's Emmy-nominated We're Here continues its road trip to small towns across the USA with drag icons Bob the Drag Queen, Shangela, and Eureka preparing local residents to put on a drag show the town will never forget, the latest episode sees the queens arrive in... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Emmy-nominated creators of HBO’s We’re Here Stephen Warren & Johnnie Ingram “we set out to tell stories that are being ignored”

With the first three episodes of season two of We're Here now streaming on HBO Max—and new episodes airing on Mondays at 9pm ET/PT on HBO—The Queer Review's editor James Kleinmann had an exclusive conversation with the show's Emmy-nominated creators and executive producers Stephen Warren and Johnnie Ingram. They share their determination to go even... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Oscar-nominated filmmaker Arthur Dong on his Criterion Channel retrospective “it’s up to us to find a way to survive & to resist”

In 1984, trailblazing independent filmmaker Arthur Dong received an Oscar nomination for Sewing Woman, a touching documentary short about the life of a Chinese immigrant worker in San Francisco, his mother Zem Ping Dong. This recognition marked the director as an emerging artist to watch, while the film itself exemplified what would become hallmarks of... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Jinkx Monsoon on The Return of The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show, LIVE! “it’s for misfits & weirdos, & even normal* people too!”

Last year drag superstar Jinkx Monsoon made a memorable festive cameo in Clea DuVall’s Happiest Season with fellow Drag Race alum BenDeLaCreme, with whom she co-wrote and co-starred in the acclaimed holiday tours of To Jesus, Thanks for Everything! -Jinkx and Dela and All I Want for Christmas is Attention, as well as The Jinkx... Continue Reading →

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