TV Review: Somebody Somewhere ★★★★

Toto, I have a feeling we're in Kansas...Manhattan, Kansas to be precise. It's the conservative hometown of Sam (Bridget Everett, who hails from the town herself), a middle-aged woman who returned there to care for her terminally ill sister, Holly, and where she still finds herself living six month's after her sister's passing. Sleeping on... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Murray Hill, Bridget Everett & Jeff Hiller on starring in HBO’s new comedy series Somebody Somewhere

Somebody Somewhere, a new comedy series created by High Maintenance writers Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen, which premieres on HBO this Sunday January 16th, feels like a breath of fresh air with its layered characters, unhurried pace, mix of poignant moments and gentle humour, and a compelling performance by comedian and singer Bridget Everett (Inside... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Emmy-nominated We’re Here director & showrunner Peter LoGreco “it’s a vehicle to tell stories of small town America through an unconventional lens”

As the second season of Stephen Warren and Johnnie Ingram's Emmy-nominated We're Here continues its road trip to small towns across the USA with drag icons Bob the Drag Queen, Shangela, and Eureka preparing local residents to put on a drag show the town will never forget, the latest episode sees the queens arrive in... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Emmy-nominated creators of HBO’s We’re Here Stephen Warren & Johnnie Ingram “we set out to tell stories that are being ignored”

With the first three episodes of season two of We're Here now streaming on HBO Max—and new episodes airing on Mondays at 9pm ET/PT on HBO—The Queer Review's editor James Kleinmann had an exclusive conversation with the show's Emmy-nominated creators and executive producers Stephen Warren and Johnnie Ingram. They share their determination to go even... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: HBO Max’s The Other Two co-creator Chris Kelly “you want to make sure that the jokes are coming from inside the room – if you’re writing queer characters you want queer writers”

Humorous. Funny. Amusing. These are words I freely use to describe comedy shows that make me giggle. Hilarious though, is a word I hold back on using for rare shows like former SNL co-head writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider's The Other Two, which recently got renewed for a third season on HBO Max. As... Continue Reading →

Exclusive interview: Tig Notaro on her animated HBO stand-up special Drawn “It was fun to see somebody else adding to what I’d already written & performed, creating more jokes on top of the joke”

Groundbreaking Emmy and Grammy-nominated comedian, writer, actor, and director, Tig Notaro's animated stand-up special, Tig Notaro: Drawn, debuts on HBO on Saturday July 24th, before streaming on HBO Max. From an unlikely hospital bed proposal, to a macabre road trip fantasy featuring Dolly Parton, and a meditation on the Kool-Aid man's gender, this is one genre-spanning, hilarious... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: HBO Max’s Genera+ion star Nava Mau “it’s important for queer & trans people to see that we are lovable & we have a lot of wisdom to offer”

Currently starring in HBO Max's LGBTQ+ darkly comic drama series Genera+ion, created by Daniel and Zelda Barnz, Nava Mau is a mixed-race trans Latina filmmaker, actress, and cultural worker. She wrote, produced, directed, and starred in the compelling and moving short film Waking Hour, that premiered at LA's Outfest Fusion in 2019 before playing at... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: It’s A Sin star Omari Douglas “there’s something really important about seeing a proudly gay Black man in a period context”

Following our interviews with It's A Sin's writer and executive producer Russell T Davies and cast members, Lydia West and Nathaniel Curtis, The Queer Review's editor James Kleinmann had an exclusive conversation with actor Omari Douglas who portrays Roscoe Babatunde in the acclaimed 1980s London set drama which follows five young friends as the AIDS... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: LGBTQ drama Lupe exec producer Kerry Michelle O’Brien & star Rafael Albarrán “I identify as non-binary & all that discovery started with this film”

André Phillips and Charles Vuolo's LGBTQ+ drama Lupe follows a Cuban immigrant, Rafael (Rafael Albarrán), as she begins to embrace her identity as a transgender woman while searching for her missing sister in New York City's sex worker community. Trans artist Celia Harrison, who is a co-writer on the film, portrays the role of Lana,... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Lydia West on her It’s A Sin character Jill: “She isn’t motivated by anything but love, she gives so much to her friends & she doesn’t want a round of applause. She’s a true hero.”

Actor Lydia West was already on Digital Spy's 30 Black British stars of tomorrow list and Grazia's 2021 Hotlist before last month's record-breaking UK launch of Russell T. Davies' 1980s London set drama It's A Sin on Channel 4 and its digital platform All4, where it has racked up over 16 million views and counting.... Continue Reading →

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