Exclusive Interview: Andrew Rossi on his magnificent Netflix docuseries The Andy Warhol Diaries “queer longing is the key to Andy’s worldview”

An expansive six-part Andy Warhol series, 11 years in the making, launches on Netflix this Wednesday, March 9th, executive produced by Ryan Murphy, continuing his incredible run of supporting and creating untold queer stories at Netflix (Circus of Books, A Secret Love, and Halston). The Andy Warhol Diaries sees writer-director Andrew Rossi (Page One: Inside... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Australian drag superstar Courtney Act on her Sydney Theatre Company debut “this feels like a whole level jump”

Australia has never been shy of drag. From the legacy of Sydney’s Les Girls and Carlotta, to Barry Humphries' iconic Dame Edna and Stephan Elliott's classic 1994 movie The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, drag has long been part of nation's cultural mix. But things changed when Courtney Act rose to fame in... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Mike Ruiz embraces his inner leatherman with new photography project “it’s been an epiphany for me”

Celebrity and fashion photographer Mike Ruiz, whose career spans over 30 years, has turned his lens to an ongoing portrait series focusing on the beauty and diversity of the leather community. Through meeting and bonding with leathermen during open call sessions, photographing them and collecting their personal stories, Ruiz has been inspired by their spirit of liberation and... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: director April Maxey & cinematographer Melinda James on their Sundance Grand Jury Prize nominated short film Work

Writer-director April Maxey's Work was one of the queer highlights at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, where it received its world premiere and was nominated for the Short Film Grand Jury Prize. Inspired by her own personal experience, Maxey set out to reevaluate the misconceptions and stigma surrounding sex work. The film, developed at AFI’s... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: filmmaker Jared Frieder on Three Months “I set out to tell a story that I really needed as a queer kid, that would have made me feel less alone”

Writer-director Jared Frieder's coming of age comedy Three Months, inspired by his own personal experience, follows a queer teen, Caleb (Troye Sivan), who has just graduated from his South Florida high school in 2011. He's passionate about his camera, his weed, and his loving grandma (Ellen Burstyn) whom he lives with. He continually turns up... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Antonio Marziale on his stunning short film Starfuckers “I was inspired by how drag queens carve out space for themselves”

Antonio Marziale, who has starred in three Netflix series—Alex Strangelove, Altered Carbon, and the upcoming Grendel—makes an impressive debut as a writer-director with his short film Starfuckers, which premiered at Sundance and is currently playing at the Berlinale. The LA-based actor, who also stars in the film alongside Cole Doman and Jonathan Slavin, was born... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Andreja Pejić on her latest film role in The Other Me “we all have masculine and feminine elements in us – that balance is such a fragile and unique thing”

As a boundary-breaking gender nonconforming model, Andreja Pejić forged a successful career in both menswear and womenswear. She's walked the runway for Galliano, Marc Jacobs, Raf Simons, and Paul Smith, and became a muse for Jean Paul Gaultier. In 2015, she was the first openly trans model to be profiled by American Vogue (in an... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Oscar-nominated Carol screenwriter Phyllis Nagy on directing abortion film Call Jane “it’s like a lightning rod, this subject matter”

Phyllis Nagy received both Oscar and BAFTA nominations, among many other accolades, for her screenplay for Todd Haynes' exquisite 2015 film Carol, based on her friend Patricia Highsmith's novel The Price of Salt. Following Emmy nominations for writing and directing the HBO film Mrs. Harris, Nagy's second feature film as director, Call Jane, world premiered... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: And Just Like That…star Mario Cantone “Anthony is a little more like me now. He’s evolved, he’s matured, he’s a little more grounded”

One of the most memorable and beloved television characters of all-time, queer or otherwise, has to be Sex and the City's fast-talking, wise-cracking, insatiably horny, and adorably handsome Italian-American Anthony Marentino, who made his debut as Charlotte York's wedding planner in the third season of the Emmy-winning series. The role was written for New York... Continue Reading →

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