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: 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 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 →

Exclusive Interview: drag diva Shangela on the return of HBO’s We’re Here “there are pockets of support for the queer community in some of the most unlikely places”

Halleloo, it's season two! Tonight sees the return of one of the best LGBTQ+ shows on television, unscripted or otherwise, HBO's Emmy-nominated We're Here, just in time to shine some much-needed queer hope into our lives. Going even deeper into the moving and uplifting stories of the transformative power of drag, the three superstar Drag... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: the cast of HBO’s BETTY on season 2 “there’s a golden age happening right now with girls skateboarding”

Based on creator Crystal Moselle’s 2018 Sundance hit Skate Kitchen, Betty—inspired by the experiences of a diverse group of young women navigating the male-dominated world of skateboarding in New York City—returns to HBO for a second season this Friday June 11th at 11pm ET/PT, and also streams on HBO Max. Set and filmed during 2020... Continue Reading →

Legendary ballroom competition returns to HBO Max for second season May 6th

The second season of ballroom competition Legendary, produced by Scout Productions, is set to debut on HBO Max on Thursday May 6th. MC Dashaun Wesley returns along with judges Leiomy Maldonado, Jameela Jamil, Law Roach and Megan Thee Stallion who'll be joined throughout the season by guest judges including Tiffany Haddish, Taraji P. Henson, Amiyah Scott, Nicco Annan, Normani, Adam Lambert and Demi Lovato. This season features ten... Continue Reading →

TV Series: Veneno ★★★★★

Creators Javier Calvo and Javier Ambrosi, who also direct six out of the eight episodes in this stunning HBO Max co-production limited series, lovingly and masterfully weave an epic tapestry of the life of Spanish trans icon Cristina "La Veneno" Ortiz (Daniela Santiago, Isabel Torres), based on her memoirs, Not A Whore, Not A Saint,... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: director Kimberly Reed on episode 2 of HBO Max’s LGBTQ+ rights docu-series Equal “to tell these stories about trans resistance was powerful”

The second episode of HBO Max's impactful four-part LGBTQ+ rights docu-series Equal, focuses on stories of trans pioneers and trans resistance. Bookended by the Compton's Cafteria riot, we're presented with figures that might already be familiar like Christine Jorgensen as well as names we're far less likely to have encountered, such as Black trans socialite,... Continue Reading →

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