Exclusive Interview: Tony-nominee Rory O’Malley on voicing gay teenager Daniel in Netflix’s Chicago Party Aunt & returning to the stage in Hamilton

Tony-nominee, or "one-time Tony-loser" as his husband Gerold apparently likes to playfully tease him, Rory O'Malley recently returned to the role he took over from Jonathan Groff on Broadway, King George III in Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton, at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles. While the nation's theatres were dark, one of the things that helped... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Ryan O’Connell on Special season 2 “it was nice to be on set with other disabled actors & feel like I was in the majority for once”

The Emmy-nominated, GLAAD and DGA award-winning comedy series Special, created and written by its star Ryan O'Connell, and executive produced by Emmy-winner Jim Parsons, returns to Netflix today for its second and final season. Expanded from its original short form format, this new season uses its additional episodic minutes to immerse us more fully in... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: “I wanted to break as many rules as possible” Isabel Sandoval on her early films Señorita & Apparition now playing on Criterion Channel

Filipina filmmaker and actress Isabel Sandoval caught the attention of international critics when her stunning third feature film—which she wrote, directed, produced, edited, and starred in—Lingua Franca premiered at Venice in 2019, making her the first publicly identifying trans woman of colour to screen work in competition at the festival. The acclaimed film, which immerses... Continue Reading →

TV Review: Shadow and Bone ★★★1/2

Based on Leigh Bardugo's Grishaverse novels, Shadow and Bone—which premieres globally on Netflix on Friday April 23rd—is a gripping epic fantasy series with immersive worldbuilding, lavish costume and production design, stunning visual effects, and an appealing ensemble cast. As the series opens we meet Alina Starkov (Jessie Mei Li) and Mal Oretsev (Archie Renaux) who... Continue Reading →

Film Review: The Prom ★★★★

While Broadway remains dark after more than nine months, with the help of a little movie magic and an impressively detailed set (production design by Jamie Walker McCall), The Prom, lights up 42nd street once more and delivers a joyous, thoroughly uplifting movie musical where the dialogue scenes pop just as much as the song... Continue Reading →

The Queer Review meets Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom star Colman Domingo “she was fighting so many systems at that time being a gay woman in a male dominated industry”

This Friday December 18th sees the global Netflix release of the hotly awards-tipped Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, adapted from Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson's 1984 play, starring Viola Davis as the trailblazing “Mother of the Blues”. The film, which marks Chadwick Boseman's final powerhouse screen performance, takes place during a recording session with Ma and... Continue Reading →

Ryan Murphy takes us to The Prom with his stellar cast Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Kerry Washington, Jo Ellen Pellman, Ariana DeBose, Keegan-Michael Key, James Corden & Andrew Rannells

With director Ryan Murphy's joyous queer romantic comedy musical, The Prom, landing on Netflix this Friday December 11th The Queer Review caught up—virtually of course—with the film's stellar ensemble cast and Murphy himself at the recent global press conference. Based on Chad Beguelin, Bob Martin and Matthew Sklar's Tony-nominated Broadway production, the screen adaptation sees... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Grand Army star Amir Bageria “sexuality is obviously a very dominant part of this character but it’s not the only thing about him, there’s just so much going on”

The search for your latest Netflix binge ends right here. Gripping, nuanced and urgent, Brooklyn-set high school drama Grand Army, adapted from creator Katie Cappiello's own 2013 play Slut, follows the lives of a diverse group of students navigating contemporary teenage life. Among them is Indian-American Sid Pakam, played by Degrassi: Next Class star Amir... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Tony-nominated The Boys in the Band star Robin de Jesús “being a part of this cast really helped me find that pride & that gay ancestral power to step into”

Robin de Jesús received both critical acclaim and his third Tony nomination for his show stealing, hilarious yet soulful, performance as the fabulously flamboyant Emory in the Ryan Murphy produced 2018 Tony-winning Broadway revival of Mart Crowley's groundbreaking play The Boys in the Band. He's now reprising that role, alongside his all-star, all publicly gay... Continue Reading →

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