All in the Queer Family: Circus of Books filmmaker Rachel Mason in conversation with Transparent creator Joey Soloway

This Thursday January 21st at 5:30m pm PST / 8:30pm EST, join Newfest and Emmy-nominated Circus of Books filmmaker and artist Rachel Mason and the Peabody and Emmy-winning creator of Transparent, Joey Soloway, in conversation. Rachel and Joey will discuss the importance and dynamics of LGBTQ families, Jewish identity, and the cathartic and complex art... Continue Reading →

TV Review: Pretend It’s A City ★★★★

Filmmaker Martin Scorsese and fellow New York icon, writer, wit, and public speaker Fran Lebowitz can't recall when they first met. When asked about their friendship during an on-stage interview seen in an archive clip in their new Netflix docu-series Pretend It's A City, Marty suggests it might have been at John Waters' 50th birthday... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Timothy Ware-Hill & Arnon Manor on their powerful Netflix animated short film Cops and Robbers “Black Lives Matter can’t just be a saying it has to be an act”

The gut-wrenchingly powerful, deeply moving and ultimately hopeful animated short film, Cops and Robbers, directed by Arnon Manor and Timothy Ware-Hill, was written and performed by Ware-Hill in response to the murder of Ahmaud Arbery earlier this year. Ware-Hill had initially filmed himself reciting his own impactful poem and posted the video to social media... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: real life husbands Ben Lewis & Blake Lee on starring in Lifetime’s LGBTQ holiday movie The Christmas Setup “the weight of it being part of television history didn’t immediately dawn on us”

Was there a convention where TV and film executives decided that this was the year to make the Yuletide gay? There have been a raft of queer-centred movies this season, including the heartwarming The Christmas Setup, Lifetime's first LGBTQ holiday romance, starring the adorable real life couple Ben Lewis and Blake Lee. The film, which... 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 →

Exclusive Interview: Half Brothers star Juan Pablo Espinosa on becoming the gay role model he never had “growing up in Colombia in a very macho culture there was always this stigma around being gay”

Los Angeles based Colombian actor—and let's face it major heartthrob—Juan Pablo Espinosa, who turned 40 in October, was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. Over the past two decades, since graduating from his drama studies at Emerson College in Boston, he's established an impressive career spanning theatre, television and movies. On stage he's taken on... 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 →

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