Exclusive Interview: Stephen Dunn on reimagining Queer As Folk “the greatest gift Russell T Davies gave me was saying ‘it’s yours, run with it'”

While Closet Monster writer-director Stephen Dunn was developing his reimagined Queer As Folk, now streaming on Peacock, he flew to Manchester to meet with Russell T Davies, the creator of the original series. "One of the greatest gifts Russell gave me, aside from the title", Dunn shares with The Queer Review's James Kleinmann, "was after... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Queer As Folk writer & star Ryan O’Connell “it’s the Caligula gay horny disabled episode of TV that I had always wanted to write”

As Stephen Dunn was developing a reimagined version of Russell T Davies' Queer As Folk for Peacock, he approached Netflix's Special creator and star Ryan O'Connell about appearing on screen as well as writing for the series. It was a suggestion that took O'Connell by surprise, as O'Connell shared with The Queer Review's editor James... Continue Reading →

TV Review: Queer As Folk ★★★★

I can vividly remember sitting on the floor of my university flatmate Lisa's bedroom, along with all of our other flatmates (London rents were never cheap), on Tuesday, February 23rd 1999, gathered around the television tuned into Channel 4 to watch the first episode of the much-anticipated Queer As Folk. We were surprised, delighted, confronted,... Continue Reading →

TV Review: Big Boys ★★★★★

As I sit here, with a bleak post-Heartstoppers hole in my TV viewing life, the UK’s brilliant (and currently embattled) Channel 4 comes to the rescue with a very different queer love story, Big Boys. It also conveniently fills that gaping space left by Sex Education and Derry Girls. Adapted from writer, narrator, and executive... Continue Reading →

TV Review: Heartstopper ★★★★

At first glance, Alice Oseman's beautifully heartwarming Heartstopper which launches today on Netflix, based on her hit graphic novels, feels like a throwback to much-loved 90s British films about gay teens like Beautiful Thing and Get Real. Although this series does share much of the feel-good quality of those movies and a similar focus on... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: And Just Like That…star Mario Cantone “Anthony is a little more like me now. He’s evolved, he’s matured, he’s a little more grounded”

One of the most memorable and beloved television characters of all-time, queer or otherwise, has to be Sex and the City's fast-talking, wise-cracking, insatiably horny, and adorably handsome Italian-American Anthony Marentino, who made his debut as Charlotte York's wedding planner in the third season of the Emmy-winning series. The role was written for New York... 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: Eureka on We’re Here season 2 “drag is therapy, it’s art, it’s a way for us not just to feel fierce & fabulous, but to be emotional & vulnerable too”

With the first two episodes of the second season of the uplifting Emmy-nominated unscripted series We're Here now available to stream on HBO Max, certified drag icon Eureka took the time to speak with The Queer Review's editor James Kleinmann about returning to the show, feeling a deeper connection with their We're Here sisters Bob... Continue Reading →

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