WEEKEND UPDATE 12/01/18

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All the best, biggest and gayest and pop culture news from the last week and recommendations for the weekend and week ahead…it the Make A Scene Weekend Update! Hooray!

 

IN THE NEWS...


RuPaul's Drag Race Funko Pop action figures are HAPPENING! We need a Katya RIGHT NOW!

https://www.funko.com/blog/article/362938371/coming-soon-pop-drag-queens-hot-topic-exclusives

....but WHY is All Stars 3 not coming to Netflix in the UK and why are they making us wait two days after the US!??!!

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/rupauls-drag-race-all-stars-3_uk_5a54dd23e4b01e1a4b19edc2


Fancy a new series of The Comeback where Valerie Cherish is woke? Lindsay Lohan does...

http://www.vulture.com/2018/01/lindsay-lohan-would-like-to-be-in-the-comeback-somehow.html


Director Luca Guadagnino says Call Me By Your Name might turn into a Before Sunrise style film series...

http://www.dazeddigital.com/film-tv/article/38524/1/call-me-by-your-name-might-turn-into-a-series-of-films


Here's all you need to know about the Netflix reboot of Queer Eye For The Straight Guy including the new Carson Daley replacements!

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2018/01/09/heres-everything-you-need-to-know-queer-eye-for-the-straight-guy-relaunches-on-netflix/


Alan Cumming to become first ever gay lead in a network American TV show! Huzzah!

https://intomore.com/culture/Alan-Cumming-Is-Making-History-With-Gay-Leading-Role-On-Network-TV/325c1a3868e2444a


Oh and Hello Sailor! The new Captain Birdseye is a total silver daddy bear!

https://www.theguardian.com/global/shortcuts/2018/jan/09/hello-sailor-captain-birds-eye-advert
 

OSCARS NEWS...


The Golden Globes happened and the biggest winner was Three Billboards, Outside Ebbing Missouri, which now looks like a front-runner for Best Picture. We think it's between Ladybird, Three Billboards and race horror Get Out!

The big news from the ceremony was... MERYL STREEP SAT ON MARIAH CAREY!!

https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/meryl-streeps-response-mariah-carey-stealing-seat-next-steven-spielberg-golden-globes/#gs.O6kmcjw


The BAFTA nominations are out and Joanna Lumley will be our new host, replacing Stephen Fry! The nominations add Paddington 2 to the list plus a host of LGBT films including God's Own Country and The Handmaiden.

Check out Gary's article on the Make A Scene Film Club website...

https://makeascenefilmclub.com/blog/baftas2018


Speaking of Oscars....

 

MAKE A SCENE NEWS...

 

We’re excited to announce Make A Scene will be doing our first ever live screening of the Academy Awards Ceremony, all night long on Sunday 4th March at Texture. Six hours of red carpet, the ceremony, drunken commentary, food, drink, games, dresses and tuxedos in an one-of-a-kind event! If you want to watch the Oscars in Manchester, there has never been a showing like this!

Tickets released next week and email subscribers will get first dibs! 

We're super happy to say you've reacted amazingly to our Sing A Long Way Too Interactive showings of queer rock musical classic Hedwig and the Angry Inch...the Saturday evening is SOLD OUT and if you want tickets for the matinee they are definitely going to sell out this week.

For tickets and more info CLICK BELOW!!
 

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FILM OF THE WEEK

 

Oscar front-runner Three Billboards, Outside Ebbing Missouri hits cinemas this week. From Martin McDonagh (In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths) this race drama sees Frances McDormand put in another powerhouse performance as a grieving mother who resorts to getting the attention of the local, failing police force via the eponymous billboards in order to get them to properly investigate the death of her daughter.

Also Gary Oldman and Atonement director Joe Wright present the flipside of Dunkirk in World War Two drama The Longest Hour. Oldman's turn as Winston Churchill looks like a shoe-in for the Best Actor Oscars.

In all cinemas NOW.
 

 

TV OF THE WEEK

 

We never thought we'd say this but Celebrity Big Brother is the WOKE! It really is one of the best series yet and literally ever second is filled with conversations about gender, sexuality and race. 

RuPaul's Drag Race star Courtney Act is teaching Dapper Laughs about tucks, transgender local news presenter India Willoughby is facing awkward gender conversations, Anne Widdecombe is being tackled on her outdated, horrible views, Wayne Sleep is talking to rapper Ginuwine about losing friends to AIDS. It's really something.

This article about it is great...

http://www.huckmagazine.com/art-and-culture/celebrity-big-brother-became-wokest-show-tv/ 


Another thing you wouldn't expect on your TV screens...Manchester's own Liquorice Black is in the new Toyota advert! Seriously, with three other drag queens! It's amazing!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATyV-7NytkQ&feature=youtu.be
 

 

EVENT OF THE WEEK


Jez Dolan's new work Anders Als Die Andern opens at HOME MCR this week.

Jez’s work focuses on queer identity, often using secrecy and codification of language such as polari. During an artist residency in early 2017 at the Schwules Museum, Berlin, Jez first watched the film Anders Als die Andern (Different from the Others, 1919). Despite being made almost a century ago, the film asks for tolerance and understanding for gay men. 

The exhibition explores the film and it's relevance today with the threat ‘homosexual cures’ and other reparative therapy found online.

It opens today Friday 12th January at HOME MCR and continues until Sunday 4th of March, part of PUSH Festival 2018

 

BEFORE YOU GO...

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UNTIL NEXT WEEK...

BE LOUD, BE PROUD AND
MAKE A SCENE!

 

 

Gary Williams