If you have ever wondered what goes on at a Far Right gathering, you will be in good company at Salty Irina. Following a newly minted queer couple into the belly of the beast, this tale shows their loss of innocence, and how they are galvanised into enduring action. Yasemin Özdemir and Hannah Van Der... Continue Reading →
As the second season of hit series Heartstopper based on Alice Oseman's bestselling graphic novels launches globally on Netflix this week, The Queer Review's editor James Kleinmann speaks exclusively with its BAFTA-winning director Euros Lyn. In the opening episode, we're reunited with new boyfriends in the midst of first love, Charlie (Joe Locke) and Nick... Continue Reading →
Is there anything worse that a difficult break-up? Perhaps having to spend seven days isolating with that person moments after telling them it is over. With strong performances and witty writing, Wishbone is a thoughtful examination of a relationship under extreme pressure.
Written and performed by Lauryn Redding, Bloody Elle is not your typical coming out story. Spellbinding storytelling accompanied by a dynamic original soundtrack, this is gig theatre with a whole lot of heart.
Writer-director Georgia Oakley’s impressive directorial debut Blue Jean is a compelling character study set in northern England in 1988, as Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government is about to pass the notorious Section 28 of the local Government Act which stigmatized the nation's gay and lesbian population, stoking homophobia—both societal and internal—at the height of the HIV/AIDS... Continue Reading →
The soap opera at the heart of Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning A Strange Loop creator Michael R. Jackson's uproarious new Off-Broadway musical, that gives the show its title and catchy recurring theme song, White Girl In Danger, is set in the town of "Allwhite" and features a story that is "Allwhite", as the opening... Continue Reading →
2022 Nancy Dean Lesbian Playwriting Award-winner, Es & Flo, is a tender and moving portrayal of the powerful bond between two women across the decades. As the play opens, we meet Es on her birthday and discover that her memory isn’t what it used to be. Peppered with details of the couple's life together, revelations... Continue Reading →
Based on her on 2020 book—Yes, I Can Say That: When They Come for the Comedians, We Are All in Trouble—Emmy-winning veteran comedian Judy Gold's thrillingly ambitious new one-woman show—Yes, I Can Say That!—examines stand-up comedy’s ability to speak truth to power, and the dangers of censoring and silencing comedians. Not only is it provocative,... Continue Reading →
Explorations of intimate queer relationships by 48 LGBTQIA+ artists are currently on show at a two-part New York exhibition at Lehman College Art Gallery in the Bronx and La MaMa Galleria in Lower Manhattan. Queer Love: Affection & Romance in Contemporary Art presents paintings, photographs, sculpture, video, and multimedia works that celebrate queer carnality, camaraderie,... Continue Reading →
Situations spiral out of control and the classes clash in the juicy lesbian drama, The Origin of Evil (L'origine du mal). Money, murder, and the design choices of the nouveau riche fill the screen in this darkly comic-thriller. Stéphane (a wonderful performance by Call My Agent’s Laure Calamy) works in a factory, packaging anchovies all... Continue Reading →