MAKE A SCENE WEEKEND UPDATE 18/01/19
It's Britney, bitch! Yes award winners...it's the biggest, queerest round up of LGBTQIA pop culture news, reviews and views! It's another delicious edition of the Make A Scene Weekend Update!
IN THE NEWS...
Erm you can buy a Britney Spears - Slave 4 U Funko Pop so why are you still reading this?
Did you spot Adam Lambert's cameo in Bohemian Rhapsody or did you storm out halfway through?
Nicole Kidman is in the top two films at the US box office this and another in the top ten because she's the fucking queen!
Are you excited for the newly announced Spice Girls animated movie?
Abbi Jacobson's Broad City character to explore her sexuality in the final season like we couldn't love that series more!
Family Guy producers admit it's time to finally phase out the homophobic jokes from the show...
What's the point of being a fifty year old gay man with lifelong friends called Cathy and Sue if you can't go on the newly announced Strictly Come Dancingcruise and dance for Craig Revel Horwood?
Ryan Murphy drops a lesbian power play by double-down casting dyke-icons Sarah Paulson and Cynthia Nixon in new One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest prequel TV series Ratched
Robert DeNiro is worried about his gay son under the Trump Administration.
They've announced the next in a looooooonnnngggg line of Disney Live Action remakes and this one is produced by and starring gay actor and voice of that gay snowman in Frozen - the lovely Josh Gad...
Here's the first trailer for the new Bob Fosse/Gwen Verdon TV series Fosse/Verdon...
Here's the first trailer for Gregg Araki's new TV series too...
And here's Jake Gyllenhaal with his shirt off playing a gay art critic in the crazy new Netflix horror Velvet Buzzsaw...
How does everyone feel about wet personality vacuum Anne Hathaway being cast as The Grand High Witch in the new film version of Roald Dahl's The Witches? Catherine Zeta Jones was robbed of the role IMO!
And finally here are all of the gorgeous indie queer film you might have missed in 2018 including the French gay porn horror Knife+Heart and the gorgeous, touching AIDS drama 1985.
FILM OF THE WEEK
New films include the much demanded(?! jk) sequel to Unbreakable, Timothy Chalamet addiction drama Beautiful Boy and Margot Robbie wigfest Mary Queen of Scots but who cares when there were two period lesbian films out last week!
Oh my god TWO! Imagine! Literary drama Colette with Keira Knightly and the totally camp amazing, hilarious, twisted telling of the story of Queen Anne's affairs with her female courtiers The Favourite staring goddess Olivia Coleman, bird-faced sweetheart Emma Stone and red carpet LGBT ally Rachel Weiss!
Show these wonderful sapphic cinematic treats some love this weekend. Expect The Favourite to be featured in all the main categories in the Oscar nominations this week.
TV OF THE WEEK
Okkkkuurrr honey there's a sickening twist that got us gagged and gooped on this weekend's episode of RuPaul's Drag Race Allstars 4 that sees the eliminated queens return for a lip sync smackdown. The only thing I need smacking down is Monique Heart every time she says "Brown Cow Stunning" or whatever catchphrase she's decided to beat to death this week, facts are facts, America!
More goopy queerness can be found in Netflix’s newest comedy series Sex Education. Set in the UK, yet singularly inspired by American teen comedies like the John Hughes canon, Sex Education is a bit tamer than Big Mouth in its exploration of hormone-induced teenage horniness and includes some lovely queer characters and LGBT storylines. Centered on Otis (Hugo's Asa Butterfield), the son of sex therapist and bestselling author Jean Milburn (played in a camp turn by goddess Gillian Anderson), Sex Education finds Otis and the complicated, secretly brilliant Maeve (Emma Mackey) dealing out sex advice to their clueless classmates.
Sex Education is on Netflix now
RuPaul's Drag Race is on Comedy Central 1.30am on Saturday mornings.
MAKE A SCENE NEWS!!
We've had a lot of people ask us if we're doing another live screening of The Oscars this year after the drunken success of last year's red carpet gala! Alas we're going to have to take a gap year this year because honestly we're still reeling from losing our old venue Texture and we haven't found anywhere that's quite as wonderful to do our normal film screenings and events.
We're focusing on site specific screenings of camp classics for 2019 (loads of plans you're going to love in the pipeline!) and we're going to try and find somewhere fab to be our permanent home too but it's a lot of work to find the right place. Hope that makes sense and if anyone has an Oscar party they want to invite me to I am seriously open to offers and am a delightful house guest!
UNTIL NEXT WEEK...