One of the standout performances of Thom Fitzgerald's uplifting comedy Stage Mother, which opens in select US theatres and on demand this Friday August 21st, comes from queer Canadian actor Allister MacDonald who portrays a talented San Fransisco drag queen with an inspired name, Joan of Arkansas. MacDonald appears in the movie alongside Oscar-nominee Jacki... Continue Reading →
She may not have made it to tomorrow night's RuPaul's Drag Race season 12 grand finale, but she has undoubtedly won an indelible place in viewers' hearts, and is likely to snatch this year's Miss Congeniality title. Hailing from the small country town of Ramseur, North Carolina, Heidi added some new phrases to the Drag... Continue Reading →
Tonight's episode of HBO's We're Here, the fourth in the series, sees the three queens, Eureka O'Hara, Shangela Laquifa Wadley and Bob the Drag Queen go all sci-fi meets Priscilla with their opening looks as they arrive in the New Mexico desert. They head to Farmington and Shiprock, and in one of the most impactful... Continue Reading →
Due to world premiere at April's postponed Tribeca Film Festival, a stunning new documentary co-directed by Michael Seligman and Jennifer Tiexiera, P.S. Burn This Letter Please, looks back at the lives of several New York drag queens during the 1950s and 60s, and introduces us to some of them now in eighties and nineties with... Continue Reading →
Documentary short Tall Tales with True Queens was due to world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival last month. It’s a sequin covered rhinestone gem of film co-directed, produced and shot by Kristina Budelis and Leandro Badalotti that invites us to sit comfortably and get a glimpse into the amazing world of Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH)... Continue Reading →
HBO will celebrate the launch of its six episode unscripted series We're Here with a digital viewing party and free premiere screening on YouTube this Thursday April 23rd. In an effort to share the positivity and transformative powers of drag culture, Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O’Hara and Shangela Laquifa Wadley will host an uplifting... Continue Reading →
The British Film Institute’s annual LGBTIQ+ film festival Flare is back this month with an exciting lineup of more than 50 feature films, including a few The Queer Review favourites. From March 18th-29th the festival will fill the BFI Southbank with queer cinema, discussions, parties and more. Things kick off with the Opening Night world... Continue Reading →
Resplendent in Dad drag, Leyla Josephine's solo show gets off to a hilarious start. More stand up than play at first, "Daddy" opens with a rap that highlights both the strengths and foibles of the typical dad, luring the audience into the palm of her hand. It is only once we are fully drawn in that the cracks begin to show and reality seeps in.
Seemingly answering the question, "what ever happened to Breathless Mahoney?", Ty Jeffries' alter ego is back in Scotland's capital and as unapologetic as ever. A tight hour of classic cabaret, with lines that are witty interspersing tragicomic ditties, Miss Springs' pared-down show is just her, a keyboard and a LOT of sequins and feathers.
It was a sweltering 38+ degrees celsius (100+ fahrenheit) outside so I grabbed a last minute ticket to the Soho Theatre on the promise of air-conditioning and showtunes. Turns out the air-con was either not working, or was so weak it made no difference. So I wasn’t exactly excited to sit through an hour and... Continue Reading →