From Sundance 2020, The Queer Review’s editor James Kleinmann spoke exclusively with filmmakers Elegance Bratton and Jovan James about their beautiful short film Buck which had its world premiere at the festival on Sunday night. Partly inspired by the deaths of two young black men under suspicious circumstances in Los Angeles, Buck follows a young... Continue Reading →
Laurie Lynd’s feature length documentary Killing Patient Zero is a compelling, detailed exploration of how a French Canadian flight attendant, Gaëtan Dugas, came to be branded by the media as ‘Patient Zero’ and was widely blamed for the initial spread of AIDS among gay men in the USA. Based on Richard A. McKay's book Patient... Continue Reading →
Matthew Lopez’s Best Play Olivier award-winning The Inheritance, directed by Stephen Daldry, has arrived on Broadway following last year’s highly acclaimed production at London’s Young Vic and its West End transfer, with many of the original cast. Inspired by E. M. Forster’s novel Howard End, the epic two-part play examines multigenerational gay life in New... Continue Reading →
Do you remember your first time? Nathaniel Hall certainly does, and finally, he is willing to share it all.
Are you proud? It’s a simple question with a lot of long and complicated answers, as highlighted in Ashley Joiner’s fascinating but unfocused documentary on the state of the LGBTQ movement in the United Kingdom. The film begins with a personal look at the state of queer Britain in the mid 20th century. A former... Continue Reading →
Alexis Gregory’s brilliant piece of verbatim theatre, Riot Act, has stopped by East London’s Arcola Theatre as part of a national tour. Looking at the events of Stonewall, the politics of drag and the rise of British LGBT activism in the 80s, this swift show packs a punch in its 60 minutes. Photo by Dawson... Continue Reading →
Returning to the streets of London for the second time, GMFA's Him.Me.Us. campaign is on a mission to increase awareness of HIV testing and representation among gay and bi black British men. 17 black gay and bi men were assembled for the campaign, shot by Londoner Benjamin Glean. Glean got involved with the project after... Continue Reading →
Opening Monday 11th March, Metanoia: Transformation Through AIDS Archives and Activism runs at The Center, New York City, through 29th April 2019. Examining community responses to the AIDS crisis, the archival exhibition aims to demonstrate that "HIV/AIDS is a powerful agent of change and that transformation happens through community, activism, words, sex, care and the... Continue Reading →