MAKE A SCENE WEEKEND UPDATE 28/06/2019

In the words of Jack MacFarlane "Judy, Liza, Barbra, Bette...these are names we shan't forget!" It's the Make A Scene Weekend Update!

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IN THE NEWS...


Judy Garland died 50 years ago this week, here's a lovely tribute for all your friends of Dorothy...

https://qnews.com.au/friends-of-dorothy-judy-garland-died-50-years-ago-today-qn-magazine/




This lovely comedy actress roundtable from The Hollywood Reporter is over an hour of Natasha Lyonne , Regina Hall,  Phoebe Waller-Bridge,Maya Rudolph,  Jane Fonda and Tiffany Haddish talking about being funny women and it's well worth your time...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTuOAV0lK1M&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3LEHkhnCYoandxUEO49ctERZVRz2ygSKi91KBvM-Ffm1kvQUbTiMx9wio




Marvel Studios just introduced it's first trans character...

https://www.gaytimes.co.uk/culture/123757/marvel-studios-just-introduced-its-first-major-trans-character/?fbclid=IwAR3caTvTN_c24TkImRnohawdyembOnS3qvfv7aHyIb5vqAvRl4J_QXYPgiw




The cast and title of the new The L Word reboot has been revealed... The L Word 2: Lesbian Boogaloo?

https://www.gaytimes.co.uk/culture/123826/the-cast-and-title-of-the-upcoming-reboot-of-the-l-word-has-been-revealed/?fbclid=IwAR0DPK8Rsdvq85majRgEFmArJZHfHW-mt8X70nMW5AZtH_SHOp91xQM04cw




Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep have been cast in Ryan Murphy's Netflixmusical about a gay prom...sadly Ariana Grande has also dropped out only days after the announcement! *gay disappointment noise*

https://www.gaytimes.co.uk/culture/123818/meryl-streep-ariana-grande-nicole-kidman-to-star-in-netflix-movie-the-prom/?fbclid=IwAR3gWCCWnUnVWAaiVeNawt5fpwFAmfM8B_Nf4wu7Sk3qEwfKIY1hn00MkyA





With rumours that RuPaul's Drag Race Allstars 5 filming RIGHT NOW with an old school vs new school theme, alum Pearl says if she went on it she'd win...

https://www.gaytimes.co.uk/culture/123801/pearl-says-she-would-win-if-she-returned-for-drag-race-all-stars/




I couldn't find a decent "Deep Dive" article to end the "In The News" section this week so here's a picture of a kitten celebrating Pride month...

 

Cute!




FILM OF THE WEEK

Peter Strickland of sexy lesbian costume drama The Duke of Burgundy fame is back with Dario Argento inspired horror comedy In Fabric... the story of an enchanted dress that wreaks havoc on the lives of those who wear it aka you on every night out ever feeling gorgeous and flinging yourself round the dancefloor after too many gins.

Sounds like a crazy set up but check out this four star review...

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/jun/27/in-fabric-review-peter-strickland-marianne-jean-baptiste

We the Animals, the lovely, critically-acclaimed queer coming-of-age story staring Raul Castillo (Richie from HBO's Looking) is still at HOME in Manchester or if you are a heterosexual baby boomer you can go and worry about what on Earth would happen if The Beatles never existed in Danny Boyle's  Yesterday (spoilers: nothing would happen).
 

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TV OF THE WEEK

The first episode of Drag SOS was a smasher, leaving us wanting more after the heart-breaking tales and heart-warming makeovers in Dover. 

The story that really pulled at the heartstrings was the one told by supermarket supervisor Shaun, who was nominated by his son Owen.

Shaun admitted to having struggled to come to terms with his sons' sexuality and hoped that being put in drag would help bring them closer together, especially as Owen has been dabbling in drag himself. Shaun broke down and expressed regret about the sort of father he'd been in the past and brought out Anna Phylactic's own touching coming out story and strained relationship with her father.

Here's some lovely reviews of the episode...
https://www.digitalspy.com/tv/reality-tv/a28193602/drag-sos-channel-4-reactions-episode-1-emotional-father-son/

https://www.bustle.com/p/channel-4s-drag-sos-harnesses-the-positive-power-of-drag-boosts-contestants-confidence-in-the-best-way-18141998

This week the gang are in Ipswich and you'll be please to hear Lill rides a pig in this one! 


The sickening six-part series of Drag SOS continues Tuesdays 10pm on Channel 4.

 

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FESTIVAL OF THE WEEK

Did you know that Manchester is home of the UK's top creative festival run by and featuring trans artists? Sounds amazing, doesn't it? And it's happening across the city this weekend.

Trans Vegas is the brain child of Kate O Donnel's Trans Creative arts organisation and the lineup of events this year is crazy! From trans cabarets to artists talks and an event we're particularly interested in Trans Creative at the Movies about trans representations on film with Zorian Clayton from the British Film Institute...this festival has everything!

Check out the website below and make sure you book to go to at least one of these events to support your local trans artists and make sure this event comes back every year. As Grace would say...."If you don't support trans art..you're transphobic"


Tran Vegas events are across the city from Saturday 29th June - Wednesday 3rd July

MORE INFO CLICK HERE!!


UNTIL NEXT WEEK...

BE LOUD,BE PROUD,
AND
MAKE A SCENE!

Gary Williams