Exclusive Interview: Holly Johnson on performing This Was Me in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie “it’s a very emotional moment in film”

One of most poignant, moving sequences in Everybody's Talking About Jamie, the screen adaptation of the hit West End musical now streaming globally on Amazon Prime Video, features a bittersweet, rousing new song, This Was Me, written specifically for the film by Dan Gillespie Sells with lyrics by Tom MacRae, the original show's co-creators. As... Continue Reading →

LGBTQ+ highlights at SXSW Online 2021

Ahead of tomorrow's SXSW Online 2021 launch, we take a look at some of the LGBTQ+ feature, short, episodic, VR, and panel discussion highlights at this year's virtual festival. SXSW Online 2021 runs Tuesday March 16th to Saturday March 20th. Explore the full festival lineup at Online.SXSW.com. SXSW Online 2021 LGBTQ+ Panels: Expanding Queer Cinema... Continue Reading →

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: It’s A Sin star Nathaniel Curtis “I longed to see Indian men portrayed as something other than academic or the comic relief. I love that I was able to show that Indian men can be sexy”

If you've already binged all five sublime episodes of Queer As Folk writer Russell T. Davies' new 1980s London set drama It's A Sin on HBO Max you've likely started dropping "la!" into conversations, and fallen in love not just with residents of The Pink Palace, but also the talented young cast who portray them.... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Lydia West on her It’s A Sin character Jill: “She isn’t motivated by anything but love, she gives so much to her friends & she doesn’t want a round of applause. She’s a true hero.”

Actor Lydia West was already on Digital Spy's 30 Black British stars of tomorrow list and Grazia's 2021 Hotlist before last month's record-breaking UK launch of Russell T. Davies' 1980s London set drama It's A Sin on Channel 4 and its digital platform All4, where it has racked up over 16 million views and counting.... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: It’s A Sin writer Russell T. Davies “I didn’t want to write a drama about deathbeds. I wanted to reclaim that ground & remember those lives with joy”

Over the past three decades the Swansea-born multi-BAFTA-winning and Emmy-nominated writer Russell T. Davies has emerged as one of the most distinctive voices in television. With bold, groundbreaking series like Queer As Folk, Cucumber, A Very English Scandal, and Years and Years he has entertained and provoked audiences, creating some of the most memorable queer... Continue Reading →

TV Review: It’s A Sin ★★★★★

As writer Russell T. Davies' (Queer As Folk) new 1980s London set drama series It's A Sin opens we're briskly introduced to five young characters, with a skilful immediacy that's instantly involving. Small town boy, 18 year-old Ritchie (Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander), is leaving the sleepy conservative seclusion of the Isle of Wight... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: erotic artist Sam Morris on his debut book Don’t Fall In Love, Sam – “usually my work is very carefully constructed but this is the reality of who I am & what I feel”

This month saw the publication of gay erotic artist Sam Morris' tender, intimate and emotional debut book Don't Fall In Love, Sam. Morris' unguarded personal essays take us behind his hugely popular online image as constructed by his visually sumptuous and carefully composed photography and video work, as he contemplates anxiety, sex, and sexuality as... Continue Reading →

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