MAKE A SCENE WEEKEND UPDATE 05/07/2019
Look at this stuff, isn't it neat?
Wouldn't you think my collection's complete?
Wouldn't you think I'm the girl, the girl who has everything?
It's the Make A Scene Weekend Update!
IN THE NEWS...
There's a gorgeous, talented black woman cast as the live action Little Mermaid and racists are shitting themselves! Huzzah!
Man thrown out of Asda over rant about Pride-themed gnome...
Grace Jones walks off set of the new James Bond film...no this isn't 1988 this is 2019!
The Motion Picture Academy have just inducted an unprecedented amount of female filmmakers...
Did you know Princess Diana was set to star in sequel to The Bodyguard with Kevin Costner?
Santigold (remember her?) to write songs for new film musical to be directed by Mudbound's Dee Rees...
Spider-Man’s Zach Barack opens up about being Marvel Studios’ first openly transgender actor...
And here's a deep dive celebrating Jennifer Tilly and Gina Gershon's classic lesbian neo-noir Bound
And, due to popular demand, here's the Pride kitten back who wants to say hello...
FILM OF THE WEEK
We've been waiting for this one for ages. A sexy as fuck horror thriller set in the world of 70s gay porn staring Felix Maritaud and with a soundtrack by M83! Knife+Heart is an art-house slasher movie steeped in playful references to earlier films and filmmakers from Cruising to Argento.
Knife+Heart is out at HOME and good arthouses from today
TV OF THE WEEK
Just keep watching Drag SOS. That's it. That's the recommendation.
Drag SOS continues Tuesdays 10pm on Channel 4.
FESTIVAL OF THE WEEK
From Janelle Monae to David Lynch and back again via dance pieces inspired by Elvis impersonators...Manchester International Festival is here, the sun's out and the city is alive with art and film!
But what, if anything, is queer, what's free and what's inspiring in this it's first week?
Head to Festival Square tonight for a QPOC takeover by vogue house The House of Ghetto! A new exhibition of David Lynch's artwork and a season of his films plus special events begins at HOME from Saturday.
Running throughout the festival we're excited for The School of Integration at Manchester Art Gallery. The school will offer over 80 classes on a wide-ranging curriculum that includes food, customs, ethics, politics, Japanese Ikebana flower arranging and many other forms of knowledge – classes given by local people originally from countries around the world, from Zimbabwe to Tibet. Each teacher passes on their own experiences, sharing skills, knowledge and culture in a different kind of communal learning experience in the heart of Manchester. Sounds fab!
Invisible Cities is supposed to be the big must see of the festival though I have no idea what it is and Atmospheric Memory is a cheaper punt on the mysterious (at £8 a ticket) and creates "a breathtaking interactive art environment where you can see, hear and even touch the sounds that travel through the atmosphere" at The Museum of Science and Industry from Saturday 6th - Sunday 21st July
We're going to keep you updated each of the three weeks of the festival with our top picks.
Manchester International Festival runs 4th - 21st July