Exclusive Interview: Kimberly Peirce revisits her Oscar-winning Boys Don’t Cry for TCM’s Reframed series “I’ve been protective of Brandon’s story since the moment I heard it”

Some movies are so forgettable that a few years later we might even struggle to recall whether we've seen them or not, while others make such a lasting impression with one viewing that they become seared into our very beings. For me, Kimberly Peirce's late 1990s indie Boys Don't Cry is one of the latter.... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: The Inspection stars Jeremy Pope & Gabrielle Union on collaborating with Elegance Bratton on his deeply personal film

Pier Kids filmmaker Elegance Bratton makes his emotionally potent narrative feature debut with The Inspection, opening in US theaters from A24 on Friday, November 18th, following its world premiere at the 47th Toronto International Film Festival. Dedicated to his late mother, the impactful drama is inspired by events in Bratton’s own life, with Jeremy Pope starring... Continue Reading →

DOC NYC 2022 Film Review: Casa Susanna ★★★ 1/2

Following its world premiere at Venice, where it was nominated for the Queer Lion, and showings at other international festivals including TIFF, and London, Sébastien Lifshitz's feature documentary Casa Susanna receives its US premiere at DOC NYC. Lifshitz continues his focus on trans lives (following Wild Side, Bambi, A French Woman and Little Girl/Petite Fille)... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Aitch Alberto on Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe “owning my authenticity made me capable of directing this film”

One of the standout queer films at the 47th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) was writer-director Aitch Alberto’s adaptation of Benjamin Alire Sáenz bestselling YA novel, Aristotle And Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe. Produced by Alberto, alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda, Eugenio Debrez, and Kyra Sedgwick, the emotionally potent coming-of-age tale explores the bond that builds between two... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Tony-nominated A Strange Loop star L Morgan Lee “whenever I step outside & there’s a parent with their queer or trans child I am touched”

Actress and storyteller L Morgan Lee is currently making her Broadway debut as Thought 1 in Michael R. Jackson's exhilaratingly meta musical A Strange Loop, which focuses on Usher, a Black queer writer writing a musical about a Black queer writer writing a musical about a Black queer writer. Not only has her performance in... Continue Reading →

LGBTQ+ highlights at 13th annual DOC NYC running in-person & online November 9-27

America's largest documentary festival, DOC NYC, returns with its 13th annual edition running in-person November 9th-17th at New York's IFC Center, SVA Theatre, and Cinépolis Chelsea, with over 110 feature-length documentaries among over 200 films and events, including 29 world premieres and 27 US premieres. With most films available digitally to US viewers, the festival... Continue Reading →

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Arthur Dong curates ‘Hollywood Chinese: The First 100 Years’ at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

This week sees the start of Hollywood Chinese: The First 100 Years at The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles. The film series, curated by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Arthur Dong who directed the 2007 feature documentary Hollywood Chinese, runs from November 4th - 27th at the museum’s Ted Mann Theater. The lineup includes screenings... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Young Royals stars Edvin Ryding & Omar Rudberg on why their characters Prince Wilhem & Simon are “a couple worth fighting for”

Ahead of the launch of season 2 on November 1st 2022, Edvin Ryding and Omar Rudberg who play star-crossed lovers Wilhelm and Simon in the hit LGBTQ+ Netflix series Young Royals, spoke exclusively with The Queer Review's editor James Kleinmann about why their characters make "a couple worth fighting for" and how they each prepare... Continue Reading →

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