Exclusive Interview: Netflix Is A Joke stand-up star Matteo Lane “I’m just talking about what I like & if it happens to be super gay, good!”

Fluent in five languages, with a singing range of six octaves, pinup good looks, and charisma for days, Matteo Lane is already a gay hearthrob (as a quick glance at his Instagram will confirm) and fast becoming a New York stand-up comedy institution, regularly performing at the legendary Comedy Cellar in the West Village. Before... Continue Reading →

Hugh Nini & Neal Treadwell’s vintage photography book LOVING brought to the screen in breathtaking 100 Years of Men in Love: The Accidental Collection

In October 2020, The Queer Review spoke with Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell about their stunning book LOVING A Photographic History of Men in Love 1850s-1950s. It's a collection of previously unpublished vernacular photography depicting romantic love between men that powerfully and movingly reasserts both that love is love and that we’ve always been here.... 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 →

Mardi Gras Film Festival 2022 Review: Poppy Field (Câmp de Maci) ★★★

Eugen Jebeleanu refuses to pull his punches in his acclaimed and award-winning first feature Poppy Field (Câmp de Maci). What begins as a romance becomes an intensely claustrophobic character study of a closeted policeman in Romania. When Cristi (Conrad Mericoffer) brings his long-distance boyfriend, Hadi (Radouan Leflahi), to his apartment, it’s clear how uncomfortable Cristi... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Charles Moriarty on his stunning photography book X “it’s actually my life that’s unfolding”

Photographer Charles Moriarty's last book, Before Frank—later reissued as Back to Amy—revealed many of his unpublished images of Amy Winehouse and provided a rare and intimate glimpse into her life before the release of her debut album. Using just one roll of film, the Dublin-born photographer's shoot with the singer in London, when he was... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: It’s A Sin writer Russell T. Davies “I didn’t want to write a drama about deathbeds. I wanted to reclaim that ground & remember those lives with joy”

Over the past three decades the Swansea-born multi-BAFTA-winning and Emmy-nominated writer Russell T. Davies has emerged as one of the most distinctive voices in television. With bold, groundbreaking series like Queer As Folk, Cucumber, A Very English Scandal, and Years and Years he has entertained and provoked audiences, creating some of the most memorable queer... Continue Reading →

BOYS! BOYS! BOYS! launches queer photography magazine

Last week saw the launch of The Little Black Gallery's new queer photography magazine BOYS! BOYS! BOYS!. The collectors edition Volume 1 features the work of ten photographers from ten countries and adds to the growing BOYS! BOYS! BOYS! art platform "to promote queer and gay photography", which now represents more than 60 photographers from 24 countries including... Continue Reading →

Sundance 2021 Film Review: Searchers ★★★

Filmmaker Pacho Velez, who made 2017's exceptional archive footage doc The Reagan Show, turns his camera on himself and a diverse cross-section of his fellow New Yorkers looking for dates online in Searchers. The film's effective visual conceit places us as viewers behind the screens that the subjects are looking at, as if we're curious... Continue Reading →

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