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!

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IN THE NEWS...


There's a gorgeous, talented black woman cast as the live action Little Mermaid and racists are shitting themselves! Huzzah!

https://variety.com/2019/film/news/little-mermaid-halle-bailey-chloe-x-halle-1203234294/?fbclid=IwAR2o8VPglPblPSBp--0H5hy7o6llqBxkjfd4pUwg0xtPyNQSnypfqNTNMUs





Man thrown out of Asda over rant about Pride-themed gnome...

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2019/07/03/asda-pride-rainbow-gnomes/?fbclid=IwAR12Y9SRn2N5r854n_KbA-ffS3RtiUTFYy7b4Mq5kpuuVpTNmxr4vuWFAQk






Grace Jones walks off set of the new James Bond film...no this isn't 1988 this is 2019!

https://www.dazeddigital.com/film-tv/article/45112/1/grace-jones-allegedly-quits-new-james-bond-film?fbclid=IwAR388_4Jwrkz5G3PFrp9UNU2XOVmFvyPd4cmks5topDXE4vYOm6KxRZrQ1Y






The Motion Picture Academy have just inducted an unprecedented amount of female filmmakers...

https://deadline.com/2019/07/motion-picture-academy-adds-842-new-members-half-are-women-1202640500/?fbclid=IwAR0mDgy5skt6-h9_MA3y2iCFSL2bQjk8dMh-TDuKqNnJFWzcHEPCbBoihkY






Did you know Princess Diana was set to star in sequel to The Bodyguard with Kevin Costner?

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/jul/02/princess-diana-bodyguard-sequel-kevin-costner?fbclid=IwAR0oypi2WAnH--w3C0Q20vXwDdK-sA-XrNvTbZe92ijUlEzpgYeMVXAZG4g






Santigold (remember her?) to write songs for new film musical to be directed by Mudbound's Dee Rees...

https://variety.com/2019/film/news/dee-rees-kyds-exquisite-follies-movie-musical-1203245604/?fbclid=IwAR0kt-Sg4N0FOy82xcltQldykXO6tb4dACKsB2A5QE9cbg0r67v74pA5mX8






Spider-Man’s Zach Barack opens up about being Marvel Studios’ first openly transgender actor...

http://https://variety.com/2019/film/news/spider-man-far-from-homes-zach-barack-opens-up-about-being-marvel-studios-first-openly-transgender-actor-1203254288/?fbclid=IwAR2tay_XpfQTmCwg6fZlVQMswwre7o2bZgiRyYLpkBc6UrdywCOeT9ay6jI





And here's a deep dive celebrating Jennifer Tilly and Gina Gershon's classic lesbian neo-noir Bound

https://ew.com/movies/2019/06/06/jennifer-tilly-gina-gershon-revisit-lesbian-neo-noir-bound/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social-share-article&utm_content=20190627&fbclid=IwAR17g7KiJdj24AD_s-Yvg1PkkJDuC24OM_ZQCNdrdRER2S5UH_HeEHt7jhw



And, due to popular demand, here's the Pride kitten back who wants to say hello...

Meow!





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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

MORE INFO CLICK HERE!!

TV OF THE WEEK

Just keep watching Drag SOS. That's it. That's the recommendation. 


Drag SOS continues Tuesdays 10pm on Channel 4.

 

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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
 

MORE INFO CLICK HERE!!

UNTIL NEXT WEEK...

BE LOUD,BE PROUD,
AND
MAKE A SCENE!

Gary Williams