MAKE A SCENE WEEKEND UPDATE 08/06/2018
All the best, biggest and queerest pop culture news from the last week and recommendations for the weekend and week ahead…it's the Make A Scene Weekend Update!
IN THE NEWS...
Reese Witherspoon to return to the role of Elle Woods in the film-we-don't-deserve aka Legally Blonde 3! This is not a drill!
Azealia Banks gets RuPaul's Call Me Mother taken down off Spotify after plagiarism claims in a sacrilegious move that pisses off "The Gays"...
...and especially Drag Race star Monet X Change who launched into a Twitter X Change with the troubled star...
Netflix commissions new series inspired by the music of Dolly Parton staringDolly Parton and produced by...Dolly Parton!
POSE - Ryan Murphy's new series set in the world of the 80s' New York Vogue Ball Scene staring TV's biggest ever trans cast - is getting rave reviews! (We've got a big announcement about this coming soon too!)
After the success of A Very English Scandal, the BBC sign up for Russell T Davies and Red Productions' new time-traveling family drama Years and Years (which won't star Olly Alexander!)
The ill-advised Heathers TV reboot that none of you were watching has been cancelled...
There is an amazing new trailer for Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino’s Tilda Swinton starring remake of Dario Argento's Susperiathat no one knew they needed! It looks great and the film will feature a musical score by Radiohead's Thom Yorke. Sign us up! This is one to see with your friend who loves the willies up him (I'm looking at you John!)
So I got to thinking..."When did it become cool to be Miranda off Sex and the City?" Dazed and Confused does a nice deep dive into how this is the dawning of the Age of the Mirandas we all knew was coming...
Charlize Theron and Oscar Isaacs are the new Morticia and Gomez Addams!
And here's RuPaul's Drag Race's Laganja Estranga killing it dancing in full drag on US dance show So You Think You Can Dance to make you shout yes gawd at the screen on your Friday commute!
FILM OF THE WEEK
Yaasss McQueen! You might be in the mood for the blockbuster goodness of new Jurassic Park film Jurrasic World: Fallen Kingdom which takes the films into a gothic haunted house genre previous explored by the film's director J. A. Bayona in The Orphanage or you might be more in the mood for a fashion documentary about one of the greatest queer people who ever lived..
Mirroring the savage beauty, boldness and vivacity of his design, the new documentary film McQueen is an intimate exploration of the iconic master of dark fashion Alexander [Lee] McQueen’s own personal and professional world. Haunted and inspired by the tortured, queer and gothic, McQueen was a radical and mesmerising genius of profound influence and the film shows his rags-to-riches story as a modern-day twisted fairy tale.
These kind of queer documentary only ever seem to stay around at HOME and art house cinemas for the week of their release so you should really go and see this this week if you want to see it on the big screen.
If you like your gay men more murdery you might want to catch My Friend Dahmer which is still at HOME and arthouse cinemas this week. Based on a graphic novel of the same name this horror drama tells the disquieting story of the High School years of a young Jeffrey Dahmer the notorious serial-killer who went from teenage outsider experimenting on dead animals to murdering – and sometimes partially eating – 17 young men, before being caught in 1991. The film is unique in that it eeks its tension and horror out of acts that aren't going to happen for another decade.
TV OF THE WEEK
10s 10s 10s...10s across the board! Ryan Murphy's new FX drama POSE about the New York Vogue Ball scene of the 1980s that inspired Paris Is Burning and basically all of queer culture for the last 30 years is getting amazing reviews and is MUST SEE television for every LGBTQI person in the world!
It launched on 3rd June on FX in the US and doesn't have a UK pick up yet though this looks like a perfect TV show for BBC2 or Channel 4 to snap up.
Here's a great article about how this series - a queer musical dance drama with the largest ever trans cast on TV - is unprecedented and is actually the best work of Ryan Murphy's long career which includes Nip/Tuck, Glee, American Horror Story, The Normal Heart, American Crime Story and Feud: Bette and Joan.
We suggest you don't illegally download it as we are planning Make A Scene POSE Viewing Parties all Summer. We're working with Joshua Hubbard,mother of Manchester Vogue house The House of Decay, Darren Pritchard mother of the House of Ghetto and a load of amazing Manchester based queens to show each episode to an LGBTQ+ audience in a riotous vogue ball style setting with 80s house music by Drunk At Vogue DJs, a runway, vogue performances, vogueing workshops, trophies, dressing up to the nines, cocktails, queerness and a safe space to get together, watch and talk about each episode.
Each party will be raising money for charities that support our trans brothers and sisters.
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