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, played the 2022 Berlinale, and screens at the 40th Anniversary Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ+ Film Festival on July 17th. The LA-based actor, who also... 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 →

Exclusive Interview: Murray Hill, Bridget Everett & Jeff Hiller on starring in HBO’s new comedy series Somebody Somewhere

Somebody Somewhere, a new comedy series created by High Maintenance writers Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen, which premieres on HBO this Sunday January 16th, feels like a breath of fresh air with its layered characters, unhurried pace, mix of poignant moments and gentle humour, and a compelling performance by comedian and singer Bridget Everett (Inside... Continue Reading →

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