MAKE A SCENE WEEKEND UPDATE 21/06/2019
Somewhere over the rainbow! It's the Make A Scene Weekend Update!
IN THE NEWS...
Janet Mock, writer, director and producer on Pose becomes the first trans woman of colour to be given an exclusive overall producing deal as she signs to bring her new work to Netflix.
A man has been stabbed in the neck on the set of the new The Witchesremake! He should think himself lucky he wasn't turned into a mouse, know what I mean?
Time for more gushing, over-wrought life coaching and OTT interior design as Queer Eye is given a fourth and fifth season...
The cast for the film version of smash hit musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie is amazing! Richard E Grant in drag, Sarah Lancashire as a staunch Northern mother who loves her drag queen son and a new star to play the title role of Jamie! Huzzah! We can't wait!
Drag queens Trixie Matel and Katya are joined by Alyssa Edwards to live stream watching the MTV Movie Awards and it's a hilariously good use of 2 hours of your time! They need to sign Alyssa up for third host of UNHnnn!
Gentle BBC2 comedy Mum has ended and that means the end of Pauline, the acerbic snobby sister in law and future gay icon. Here's an interview with Dorothy Atkinson on playing a snooty bitch...
Here's a preview of Denim a new film starring Jazz Jennings about being a trans teen at school.
And finally and most importantly it's time for a deep dive into the greatest TV show of all time...Lisa Kudrow's HBO classic fly-on-the-wall TV satire The Comeback! I do want to see that!
FILM OF THE WEEK
Ever wondered what happens in the Toy Story world if a child make their own toy during a crafting session? No, neither have I. But I guess the people at Pixar spend a lot more time thinking about this kind of shit than I do and so that is the plot for Toy Story 4. Meet Forkie...an abomination who never asked to be a toy, created by Bonnie, who is actually a spork with pipe cleaners for arms having the sort of existential crisis that a gay man would deal with by dying his hair blonde. That's the plot. That's it. But the reviews have been amazing and critics say it improves on the emotional ending of Toy Story 3 that made me cry for hours on my Mum's sofa on a comedown on Christmas day a few years ago so it must be good.
If you're looking for queerer films then We the Animals, the lovely, critically-acclaimed queer coming-of-age story staring Raul Castillo (Richie from HBO's Looking) at HOME in Manchester as is the gorgeous and hilarious Booksmart.
You can win a cute We the Animals t shirt by clicking below and we'll put you in a prize draw!
TV OF THE WEEK
We could not be prouder of Manchester alt drag icons Anna Phylactic, Cheddar Gorgeous, Liquorice Black and Make A Scene guest stars Lill andAstina Mandella who all have their own new Channel 4 primetime TV show with London "bio queen" Tete Bang coming out this week! It's so amazing we could scream and these girls are made for telly! Drag SOS sees the queens do Queer Eye style makeovers on people in Brexit heartland kinda UK towns who all need to bring out their inner diva and welcome the fun, excitement and trans formative power of drag into their lives! It's like a very British version of the makeover episode of Drag Race but with these salty, hilarious, warm, lovely queens travelling around in a Priscilla style bus called The Drag Lab bringing joy to people!
We are so excited! Make sure you tune in and make this unique TV show a massive hit. The Family Gorgeous are coming to the small screen and they are going to be huge!
Here's a trailer for the show and a great preview for more info...
The sickening six-part series of Drag SOS kicks off on 25 June at 10pm on Channel 4.