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: Chad Hodge on writing Netflix’s first gay holiday rom-com Single All The Way

As Netflix's first gay Christmas rom-com Single All The Way, directed by Tony-winner Michael Mayer and starring Michael Urie, Philemon Chambers, Luke Macfarlane, Jennifer Robertson, Kathy Najimy, and Jennifer Coolidge, launches globally this week, The Queer Review's editor James Kleinmann poured a couple of large glasses of eggnog and had a virtual fireside chat under... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: HBO Max’s The Other Two co-creator Chris Kelly “you want to make sure that the jokes are coming from inside the room – if you’re writing queer characters you want queer writers”

Humorous. Funny. Amusing. These are words I freely use to describe comedy shows that make me giggle. Hilarious though, is a word I hold back on using for rare shows like former SNL co-head writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider's The Other Two, which recently got renewed for a third season on HBO Max. As... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Swan Song writer-director Todd Stephens “I wanted to cast a queer actor to play this queer part”

Filmmaker Todd Stephens returns to his hometown of Sandusky, following 1998's Edge of Seventeen and 2001's Gypsy 83, to complete his Ohio trilogy with Swan Song, "an instant queer classic" (TheQueer Review), now playing in US theaters. The bittersweet comedy which premiered at SWXW Online 2021, stars the legendary Udo Kier as Mister Pat, a... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: filmmaker John Berardo on his new horror Initiation “we put men in vulnerable half naked positions because the slasher genre does that to women”

If you're a fan of the slasher movies of the 70s and 80s like Black Christmas and The Slumber Party Massacre, or their post-modern dark comedy incarnations like Scream, you'll likely appreciate the edgy, contemporary social media fueled spin that filmmaker John Berardo puts on the subgenre with his gripping and gruesome debut feature Initiation.... Continue Reading →

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