Outfest LA 2022 Closing Night Film Review: They/Them ★★★★

Oscar-nominated veteran screenwriter John Logan (Skyfall, Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) makes his directing debut with his own skillfully-crafted screenplay for the gripping and bloody terrifying slasher, They/Them (pronounced They-slash-Them), which received its world premiere tonight as it closed the 40th anniversary Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ+ Film Festival. Carrie Preston as Cora Whistler, Anna Chlumsky as... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Queer As Folk star Jesse James Keitel & exec producer Jaclyn Moore “as trans artists it’s our duty to tell every aspect of our story”

Peacock's Queer As Folk executive producer and writer Jaclyn Moore spoke with The Queer Review’s editor James Kleinmann about her relationship with Russell T Davies’ original series, overcoming her initial reservations about becoming involved in Stephen Dunn's reimagined version (now streaming on Peacock), her approach to writing the beautifully-crafted episode 6, “Bleep”, and her conversations... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Andreja Pejić on her latest film role in The Other Me “we all have masculine and feminine elements in us – that balance is such a fragile and unique thing”

As a boundary-breaking gender nonconforming model, Andreja Pejić forged a successful career in both menswear and womenswear. She's walked the runway for Galliano, Marc Jacobs, Raf Simons, and Paul Smith, and became a muse for Jean Paul Gaultier. In 2015, she was the first openly trans model to be profiled by American Vogue (in an... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Glace Chase on her play Triple X “we’ve not seen a trans love story like this before”

Multi-hyphenate trans queen, drag performer, playwright, comedian, screenwriter, and New York City tour guide Glace Chase has been unexpectedly stuck in Australia during the pandemic and things have taken some unusual turns. “Oh my God, it’s been an ongoing trauma!" Glace tells The Queer Review's Chad Armstrong in Sydney. "I was only meant to be... Continue Reading →

Outfest’s 5th annual Trans & Non-binary summit sets a hopeful & determined tone for the future “we can create power together”

On the last full day of programming at Outfest LA 2021 on Saturday August 21st, the world's largest LGBTQ+ film festival centered trans, non-binary, intersex, and gender-nonconforming storytellers with its fifth annual Trans and Non-Binary Summit with a rich and exciting lineup of events at the Directors Guild of America. The event opened with Kieran... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: “I wanted to break as many rules as possible” Isabel Sandoval on her early films Señorita & Apparition now playing on Criterion Channel

Filipina filmmaker and actress Isabel Sandoval caught the attention of international critics when her stunning third feature film—which she wrote, directed, produced, edited, and starred in—Lingua Franca premiered at Venice in 2019, making her the first publicly identifying trans woman of colour to screen work in competition at the festival. The acclaimed film, which immerses... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Together Together ★★★★

Writer-director Nikole Beckwith's Together Together, which world premiered at Sundance where it was in the running for the festival's Grand Jury Prize, refreshes the rom-com genre by placing a mellow and touching odd couple platonic friendship at its centre (a plat-com). As the film opens we meet twenty-something Anna (Patti Harrison), a coffee shop barista... Continue Reading →

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