Outfest LA 2022 Film Review: Art and Pep ★★★1/2

Director Mercedes Kane's touching and surprisingly expansive feature documentary Art and Pep, which received its world premiere at the 40th anniversary Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ+ Film Festival, introduces us to two Chicagoans, Art Johnston and José Pepe Peña, who've been at the centre of the city's queer community together for nearly fifty years. Partners in... Continue Reading →

Outfest LA 2022 Film Review: ALL MAN The International Male Story ★★★★

Following its world premiere at Tribeca last month, directors Bryan Darling and Jesse Finley Reed's delectable ALL MAN: The International Male Story plays the 40th Anniversary Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ+ Film Festival on Saturday, July 16th. The feature documentary chronicles the history of the alluring men's fashion catalogue, International Male, with insights from the insiders... Continue Reading →

Hugh Nini & Neal Treadwell’s vintage photography book LOVING brought to the screen in breathtaking 100 Years of Men in Love: The Accidental Collection

In October 2020, The Queer Review spoke with Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell about their stunning book LOVING A Photographic History of Men in Love 1850s-1950s. It's a collection of previously unpublished vernacular photography depicting romantic love between men that powerfully and movingly reasserts both that love is love and that we’ve always been here.... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: original next drag superstar BeBe Zahara Benet & filmmaker Emily Branham on Being BeBe

Filmmaker Emily Branham spent fifteen years following drag artist, and Drag Race's OG next drag superstar, BeBe Zahara Benet aka Marshall Ngwa, resulting in the insightful, heartfelt, and inspiring award-winning feature documentary Being BeBe. From her early pageant days, to the high of snatching that first Drag Race crown, through the struggles of making a... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Andrew Rossi on his magnificent Netflix docuseries The Andy Warhol Diaries “queer longing is the key to Andy’s worldview”

An expansive six-part Andy Warhol series, 11 years in the making, launches on Netflix this Wednesday, March 9th, executive produced by Ryan Murphy, continuing his incredible run of supporting and creating untold queer stories at Netflix (Circus of Books, A Secret Love, and Halston). The Andy Warhol Diaries sees writer-director Andrew Rossi (Page One: Inside... Continue Reading →

Mardi Gras Film Festival 2022 Reviews: Seyran Ateş: Sex, Revolution & Islam (★★★) & Hating Peter Tatchell (★★★1/2)

Two very different documentaries playing at the Mardi Gras Film Festival 2022 focus on individual LGBTQ+ activists in different walks of life: controversial gay rights warrior Peter Tatchell in Hating Peter Tatchell, and progressive Islamic campaigner Seyran Ateş in Seyran Ateş: Sex, Revolution and Islam.  Seyran Ateş is a human rights lawyer and Imam, born... Continue Reading →

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