MAKE A SCENE WEEKEND UPDATE 21/09/2018

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It's the biggest, queerest round up of LGBTQIA pop culture news, reviews and views! It's a super, furry, adorable, gorgeous edition of the Make A Scene Weekend Update!

IN THE NEWS...


The guy who wrote Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie finally admits he wrote them as a gay couple...duh!

http://m.tmz.com/#!2018/09/18/sesame-street-bert-ernie-gay-couple-confirmed-writer-speculation-over/



RuPaul's Drag Race wins Best Reality Show at the Emmy's after 10 years!

https://hornet.com/stories/outstanding-reality-competition-rupauls-drag-race/



People are saying Nanette comedian Hannah Gadsby should be the new host for the Emmy's after her hilarious spot presenting and award at this week's  ceremony...

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2018/09/18/hannah-gadsby-host-emmys-2018/



Manchester! Spice up your life! The Spice Bus from the iconic Spiceworld has parked up outside The Great Northern Warehouse so you can relive your 90s Posh Spice fantasies!

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/spice-girls-exhibition-bus-manchester-15172578




Watch Trace Lysette, Betty Who, Rumer Willis and more fabulous bitches lip sync Cher's ABBA cover in official video for S.O.S.

https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/betty-who-trace-lysette-cher-sos-video/




Gay Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons is developing a new NBC TV comedy series about a gay couple in a small rural town...

https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/jim-parsons-sitcom-gay-couple-small-town/#gs.0DR6MIo




RuPaul's Drag Race judge Michelle Visage to star in the Westend musical about a teenage drag queen - Everybody's Talking About Jamie...

https://attitude.co.uk/article/rupauls-drag-race-judge-michelle-visage-to-join-cast-of-everybodys-talking-about-jamie-1/19129/




Here's an exclusive and gorgeous look behind the scenes of Xavier Dolan's new film The Death and Life of John F. Donovan...

https://www.tiff.net/the-review/the-eye-of-the-storm-shayne-laverdiere-xavier-dolans-photographer/




You've probably seen that Mary Poppins in back in this new trailer for the belated sequel Mary Poppins Returns (what's next? Mary Poppins Forever, Mary Poppins and Robin?)

https://variety.com/2018/film/news/mary-poppins-returns-trailer-emily-blunt-1202943997/




And in our deep dive article Brian O'Flynn looks at why so many of gay kids enjoyed the same things when they were young...in his case it was Kill Bill but we can all see ourselves in this article about Disidentification and finding queer readings in straight films...

https://i-d.vice.com/en_uk/article/yw4zam/why-do-so-many-queer-people-love-kill-bill



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FILM OF THE WEEK

Make A Scene continue support Reclaim The Frame who in turn are supporting and promoting films made by female filmmakers. After last week's exceptional The Rider we have a documentary by one of the most iconic female directors of our time.

Marking her long-awaited return to filmmaking, Faces Places sees iconic, 90-year-old auteur, Agnès Varda, forging an unlikely partnership with enigmatic photographer JR, as they embark on a road trip unlike any other...

Winner of the Golden Eye Award at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and nominated for the Best Documentary Feature award at this year’s Academy Awards, Faces Places is a deeply charming and life-affirming look at not only the subtle power of community, but the inspiration that can emerge from the most unexpected of friendships.


Faces Places with post screening discussion and FREE photography workshop- 18.10 Wednesday 26th September at HOME


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TV of THE WEEK

Have you been watching the new reality TV series The Circle on Channel 4 (after Bake Off)? One part Big Brother, one part Love Island, one part Catfish, this Instagram obsessed promising new show sees contestants living in one block of flats, all communicating via a Black Mirror-esque social media platform called The Circle...presenting pumped-up versions of themselves to be liked (literally and in the Facebook sense) by their neighbours.

The highlight in the first episodes has been 20 year old camp gay lad Freddie presenting himself as straight on social media which was basically my university years (who am I kidding...they hadn't invented Instagram when I was at uni! We're talking MSN messenger!)

The big show of the week is from Fleabag writer and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Killing Eve is a binge worthy, twisted, hilarious, cat and mouse thriller with Sandra Oh's spy Eve chasing murderous psychopath Villanelle around the world Hannibal Lector-style.

We obviously adored Fleabag and can't wait to see Waller-Bridge bring her brutal, honest writing to a new genre.

Here's a great article interviewing the programme's two leads...

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2018/sep/15/the-cast-of-killing-eve-on-phoebe-waller-bridge-psycho-killer-thriller?CMP=share_btn_fb


The Circle is on 10pm nightly on Channel 4

Killing Eve box set is on BBC iPlayer NOW... 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/p06jy6bc

or you can watch live every Saturday at 21.15 on BBC1

UNTIL NEXT WEEK...

BE LOUD,BE PROUD,
AND
MAKE A SCENE!

Gary Williams