MAKE A SCENE WEEKEND UPDATE 10/08/2018


You like it, you really like it! Hello, gorgeous! It's Make A Scene's weekly newsletter featuring the biggest, best and queerest news from last week and our helpful recommendations from the week ahead!


 

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IN THE NEWS...

 


What the hell is the Academy thinking? After all the good work making the voting body younger and more diverse the Oscars announce they want to add a new "Best Popular Film" category (blatantly a ratings grab to attract Marvel film fans!) despite the fact that the ten top grossing films of all time either won or were nominated for Best Picture! Popular films can be the best films of the year! The two things are not different! 

https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/movie-features/most-popular-movie-oscar-wtf-708005/



After Donald Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star is destroyed Mark Hamill calls for it to be replaced by a star for Carrie Fisher!

https://www.nme.com/news/film/replace-donald-trump-star-with-carrie-fisher-2364393




Who is this mysterious "Gary from Manchester" featured in this tell-all expose of the poo and puke filled lives of cinema ushers?

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/aug/09/puke-pasties-and-poo-the-secret-stinky-world-of-cinema-ushers




Fetch the fake tan and keep that pug away from the baby...is Footballers' Wives making a comeback?

http://www.pretty52.com/entertaining/tv-and-film-could-footballers-wives-be-making-a-comeback-20180802?source=facebook




Trans activist, TV host and Pose writer/director Janet Mock stars in Blood Orange's gorgeous new music video. Check it out here...

https://www.intomore.com/culture/janet-mock-stars-in-new-blood-orange-music-video




Yawn! Strictly Come Dancing UK are still refusing to allow same sex dance partners...

http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/strictly-come-dancing/news/a863244/strictly-come-dancing-bosses-new-series-same-sex-couples-courtney-act-judge-rinder/




After announcing the first ever trans actress to play a trans superhero last week, The CW announce actual lesbian Ruby Rose will play actual lesbian superhero Batwoman in the DC TV Universe. (Though some fans aren't happy with the casting)

https://www.intomore.com/culture/the-cw-casts-actual-lesbian-ruby-rose-as-batwoman




Be still my beating heart...Kristin Stewart snogs Chloe Sevigny in trailer for the new Lizzie Borden biopic!

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2018/08/06/kristen-stewart-kisses-chloe-sevigny-lesbian-murder-film-lizzie/




Neighbours screens Australian television's first ever gay wedding! Ripper, mate!

https://www.out.com/out-exclusives/2018/8/06/first-gay-wedding-australian-primetime-takaya-honda-opens




Ryan Murphy announces all your fave American Horror Story witches are back for the next series including Stevie Nicks and Jessica Lange! 


https://www.intomore.com/culture/ryan-murphy-confirms-all-your-faves-are-back-for-american-horror-story-apocalypse




Here's a date for the diary...Joan Crawford's Oscar winning Mildred Pierce comes back to the big screen at HOME from 2nd September!

https://homemcr.org/film/mildred-pierce/ 




And take a few minutes to read this great deep dive into Rebecca Sugar, the non-binary woman who created the queerest cartoon on TV...the incredible Steven Universe!

https://www.them.us/story/rebecca-sugar-steven-universe-interview

 

 

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FILMS OF THE WEEK


Yes Jason Statham monster shark movie The Meg is out this week but fuck us gently with a chainsaw Heathers is back in cinemas for a 30th anniversary 4k rerelease so obviously is our film of the week!

There might be more screenings of it near you but all we can see here in Manchester is one 7pm screening at Printworks Vue but that's enough...let's smuggle in booze and quote a long! This 80s Winona Ryder vehicle is the ultimate high school movie and a total dark, twisted, camp classic!

BOOK NOW: https://www.myvue.com/film/heathers-30th-anniversary

Or if you're looking for something more modern, HOME's amazing Young Film Programmers have put on a rare screening of 1960s Japenese queer feature Funeral Parade of Roses to get you ready for Pride! with .Toshio Matsumoto’s pioneering debut feature is a delirious descent into the underground queer scene of 1960s Tokyo that rails against the establishment whilst playfully negotiating young queer people’s right to the city. Glorious!

BOOK NOW: https://homemcr.org/film/funeral-parade-roses/


Heathers screens 7pm Friday 10th August at Printworks Vue, Manchester.

Funeral Parade of Roses screens 6.10pm Wednesday 15th August at HOME

 

 

UNTIL NEXT WEEK...

BE LOUD, BE PROUD AND
MAKE A SCENE!

Gary Williams