A smash hit in its native France, The Shiny Shrimps (Les Crevettes pailletees) is getting a wide release in the UK. What starts off as a silly, slight comedy proves to have a lot more heart and joy than expected. When a professional swimmer, Mattias Le Gof, uses a homophobic slur in a TV interview... Continue Reading →
The 63rd BFI London Film Festival is coming (October 2nd - 13th 2019) and the programme has a wealth of queer and queer-friendly films from around the world (not to mention some blockbuster presentations). Here are The Queer Review’s LFF 2019 LGBTQ+ highlights. Matthias & Maxime Xavier Dolan returns to his roots by writing, directing... Continue Reading →
With the 44th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) opening on Thursday 5th September, The Queer Review takes a look at some of this year's LGBTQ+ related highlights taking in feature films, documentaries, shorts and animation. Recent years at TIFF have delivered award winning LGBTQ+ gems including BPM (Beats Per Minute), Disobedience, A Fantastic Woman, Call Me By... Continue Reading →
Harry Clayton-Wright has made a magnificent hour of theatrical storytelling that his mum should DEFINITELY never see. From graphic self-porn to personal revelations, Sex Education is a laugh out loud show with some thoughtful audience participation and a stunning climax.
Do you remember your first time? Nathaniel Hall certainly does, and finally, he is willing to share it all.
Vita & Virginia, directed by Chanya Button, is a film about one of the definitive Bloomsbury love affairs, that between literary lion Virginia Woolf and popular novelist Vita Sackville-West. Starring Gemma Arterton as Vita and Elizabeth Debicki as Virginia, it depicts the trajectory of their relationship in broad brushstrokes while shimmering with period detail, from... Continue Reading →
Join the Los Angeles LGBT Center for Out Under the Stars this Friday 16th August for a special screening of Labyrinth at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. This fun summer night, benefiting the Center’s programs and services, will feature amazing food and drink from Los Angeles vendors, DJ, celebrity guest appearances and more. Come early to... Continue Reading →
Lucio Catro's Barcelona summer set sensual gay romance End of the Century had its world premiere at The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center's New Directors/New Films festival earlier this year. It went on to win best Argentinian film at the Beunos Aires Film Festival, before playing at LA's Outfest... Continue Reading →
Mark Starling's new gay footballer themed play Target Man closes the King's Head Theatre's Queer Season in London later this month. Ahead of the production's limited six performance run, The Queer Review's James Kleinmann spoke with one of the play's lead actors Mateo Oxley about his role as England goalie Joel. Oxley also talks understudying... Continue Reading →