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: 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: queer pop musician Aish Divine on his throbbing new track BBC “we can’t discuss sexuality without discussing porn’s role in how we understand, consume & express it”

Get those eggplant emojis ready. New York based queer pop singer, writer and composer Aish Divine has just unleashed his throbbing BBC. The video for this pulsating new track has already racked up nearly a quarter of a million views on YouTube in just a few weeks and marks the second offering from his forthcoming... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Alexandra Grey on her new film Gossamer Folds “I hadn’t seen a lot of roles specifically written for Black trans women”

Lisa Donato's heartwarming drama Gossamer Folds, produced by Yeardley Smith, played in competition at last week's Bentonville Film Festival and will be available to stream for a limited time from this Thursday August 20th as part of the 2020 Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival. Set in 1986 in the suburbs of Kansas City, the... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: HBO’s I May Destroy You star Paapa Essiedu on his groundbreaking queer character “me & Michaela Coel wanted to create someone that felt real & truthful”

I May Destroy You, a co-production between HBO and the BBC, is fast becoming one of the most talked about television series of the year on both sides of the Atlantic. Centring authentic Black voices and exploring frank and nuanced questions around sexual consent and exploitation it is compelling and essential viewing. Written and created... Continue Reading →

Black Queer Town Hall hosted by Peppermint & Bob the Drag Queen June 19th – 21st

A three-day virtual Black Queer Town Hall event from NYC Pride in conjunction with GLAAD, hosted by Peppermint and Bob the Drag Queen, begins today at 6:30pm ET, aimed at supporting and raising funds for Black queer organizations and LGBTQIA+ performers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1xnfsZ7Xi0&feature=emb_title Black Queer Town Hall Day 1: Reflection Streamed on Facebook and YouTube, the... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Pier Kids ★★★★

Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic — boy, am I tired of starting articles with those words — film festivals around the world are finding new methods of distributing movies to fans. An unexpected benefit of the situation is that festivals, which are by their very nature dependent on geography, open themselves up to film fans... Continue Reading →

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