MAKE A SCENE WEEKEND UPDATE 23/11/2018

En guarde, bitch! It's the biggest, queerest, most flaccccciiiiiidddd round up of LGBTQIA pop culture news, reviews and views! It's another death defying edition of the Make A Scene Weekend Update! These are the moments that make life worth living!
 

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BUT FIRST...


Did you hear the announcement of our next event? Join us for a very merry Christmas special showing of the 1980s festive classic comedy horror Gremlins at Manchester's favourite venue The Refuge on Saturday 15th December

 

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IN THE NEWS...


This is not a drill! Cult film icon Peaches Christ and RuPaul's Drag Race stars Jinxx Monsoon and BenDeLa Creme bring their stage show parody of Death Becomes Her to the UK!

https://sohotheatre.com/events/peaches-christs-drag-becomes-her-tour/




The plot for the cancelled third Sex and the City film has been revealed and if you were always Team Aiden then you're gonna be please by what happens to Mr Big...

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/nov/20/unmade-sex-city-3-grief-death-mr-big-sarah-jessica-parker-carrie




Here's the trailer for the special Christmas episode of RuPaul's Drag Race and Shangela is back...this time sans box! Happy Halleloo-idays!

https://tvline.com/2018/11/19/rupauls-drag-race-holiday-special-watch-promo-video/




Check out Sauvage, a upcoming queer film presenting gay male sex work in a new light... 

https://www.intomore.com/culture/sauvage-brutally-challenges-our-perception-of-male-sex-workers-in-a-new-queer-classic




FX's Bob Fosse TV series adds new cast members...

https://www.vulture.com/2018/11/fxs-fosse-verdon-cast-aya-cash-norbert-leo-butz




The film version of Cats now officially has literally everyone in it (have you checked the post to see if you have been added to the cast via conscription?) as Rebel Wilson joins the cast alongside Ian McKellenJudi Dench andTaylor Swift. Who's next? ChicoLittle Jimmy Krankie?

https://www.vulture.com/2018/11/cats-movie-cast-rebel-wilson-joins




After channelling First Wives Club on Ellen nu-gay icon Arianna Grandecasts herself in famous 2000s comedies Mean GirlsLegally Blonde and 13 Going on 30 in her new music video!

https://www.vulture.com/2018/11/ariana-grande-tweets-thank-u-next-rom-com-inspiration




And finally... the soundtrack for Mariah Carey's film classic Glitter has hit number 1 in charts after 17 years!

https://www.vulture.com/2018/11/mariah-carey-glitter-soundtrack-no-1-17-years
 

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FILMS OF THE WEEK

Part of: John Walter: CAPSID Film Season at HOME supporting the artist's exhibition in the main gallery space that explores stigma around disease is a queer film oddity that has to be seen to be believed - of course we've made it our film of the week!

Zero Patience is a 1993 Canadian musical comedy about AIDS so we'll let he synopsis speak for itself...

"The ghost of Zero - "patient zero", who allegedly first brought aids to Canada - materialises and tries to contact old friends. Meanwhile, the Victorian explorer Sir Richard Burton, who drank from the Fountain of Youth and now works as Chief Taxidermist at the Toronto Natural history Museum, is trying to organise an Aids Exhibition."

Intrigued? Then the film is at HOME on Wednesday evening with an intro that places it in much needed context!

https://homemcr.org/film/zero-patience/


The London Korean Film Festival returns to Manchester's HOME cinema on the 24 & 25 Nov. Keep an eye out for Little Forest starring Kim Tae-ri and Moon Sori from Korean new queer classic The Handmaiden. Based on a Manga series about a young woman who returns to the countryside of her youth and finds huge - almost-Proustian -significance and satisfaction in the details of food preparation. I know! We dropped Proust into a Make A Scene newsletter! ("Who the frig is Proust?!")

There's also the timely indie, Microhabitat abut a female outsider in her 30s, forced out of her flat and left to seek out her old friends for shelter. The film is absurd, sad and smart in equal measures.

https://homemcr.org/event/london-korean-film-festival-2018/

Plus don’t miss the new Pecca Pics release... the homoerotic Postcards From London. The visually stunning thirst trap story of high class rent boys on modern day London! You know this is right up your street!


https://homemcr.org/film/postcards-from-london/


Postcards from London is in cinemas today.

The London Korean Film Festival is at HOME Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November.

Zero Patience is at HOME Wednesday 28th October at 18.20 with intro by Dr Monica Pearl.

Gary Williams