Exclusive Interview: Oscar-nominated filmmaker Todd Haynes on The Velvet Underground “heteronormative is what they were pushing against”

New Queer Cinema pioneer Todd Haynes' The Velvet Underground, which had its world premiere at Cannes and recently played the New York Film Festival, is an exquisitely crafted, invigorating time capsule which uses music, contemporary film, archive interviews, and present day commentary from those who were there, to immerse us in New York's avant-garde culture... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: drag diva Shangela on the return of HBO’s We’re Here “there are pockets of support for the queer community in some of the most unlikely places”

Halleloo, it's season two! Tonight sees the return of one of the best LGBTQ+ shows on television, unscripted or otherwise, HBO's Emmy-nominated We're Here, just in time to shine some much-needed queer hope into our lives. Going even deeper into the moving and uplifting stories of the transformative power of drag, the three superstar Drag... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Cured ★★★★

Patrick Sammon and Bennett Singer's riveting feature documentary Cured, which opens the fall season of PBS' Independent Lens on Monday October 11th, examines the fascinating chapter in queer history that saw gay liberation activists successfully overturn the US psychiatric profession's classification of homosexuality as a mental illness. Using archive photographs and video footage, recently discovered... 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: Holly Johnson on performing This Was Me in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie “it’s a very emotional moment in film”

One of most poignant, moving sequences in Everybody's Talking About Jamie, the screen adaptation of the hit West End musical now streaming globally on Amazon Prime Video, features a bittersweet, rousing new song, This Was Me, written specifically for the film by Dan Gillespie Sells with lyrics by Tom MacRae, the original show's co-creators. As... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie star Max Harwood “I wanted to forget what I’d seen on stage & root my character in the real-life inspiration”

Ahead of today's global launch of Everybody's Talking About Jamie on Prime Video, The Queer Review's editor James Kleinmann spoke exclusively with the film's breakout star Max Harwood. Based on the hit West End show, which was inspired by a true story—or as the opening titles put it, “this really happened, then we added the... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Tony-nominee Rory O’Malley on voicing gay teenager Daniel in Netflix’s Chicago Party Aunt & returning to the stage in Hamilton

Tony-nominee, or "one-time Tony-loser" as his husband Gerold apparently likes to playfully tease him, Rory O'Malley recently returned to the role he took over from Jonathan Groff on Broadway, King George III in Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton, at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles. While the nation's theatres were dark, one of the things that helped... Continue Reading →

The Eyes of Tammy Faye New York premiere exclusive interviews with Jessica Chastain, Cherry Jones, Jeremy Scott, Scarlet Envy & more

At Tuesday night's New York premiere of The Eyes of Tammy Faye, The Queer Review's editor James Kleinmann was on the hot pink carpet to speak with the film's producer and star Jessica Chastain, her co-stars Cherry Jones and Mark Wystrach, director Michael Showalter, and screenwriter Abe Sylvia, along with World of Wonder founders Fenton... Continue Reading →

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