MAKE A SCENE WEEKEND UPDATE 20/04/18

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



 

IN THE NEWS...



Former Doctor Who Matt Smith in new filthy poster for upcoming Robert Mapplethrope biopic...

https://www.out.com/entertainment/2018/4/11/mapplethorpe-debuts-crotch-shot-poster-ahead-tribeca-film-festival-premiere



Is iconic Paris Hilton/Nicole Richie TV show The Simple Life coming back? Squuuueeeee!!

https://www.out.com/entertainment/2018/4/11/could-simple-life-be-returning-tv



Here's a list of all the black cultural references in Beyonce's Beychella performance...

http://www.dazeddigital.com/music/article/39693/1/all-the-black-historical-references-in-beyonce-s-epic-coachella-set



Why do straight artists like Bey and Drake keep using black, queer New Orleans bounce artist Big Freedia's voice (but not her body) in their music videos?

https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/59j4xn/big-freedia-drake-beyonce-essay?utm_campaign=sharebutton



New film Queerskins explores HIV/AIDS using Virtual Reality...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p064lk6r




Gross out teen comedy Blockers actually contains an amazing progressive lesbian storyline...

http://metro.co.uk/2018/03/30/lesbian-romance-blockers-helped-real-life-teen-come-parents-7429241/




Broad City is coming to an end...but this is not the end for Abbi and Ilana...

http://www.vulture.com/2018/04/broad-city-is-ending-with-season-5.html




Russell T Davis reveals when his new Hugh Grant starring series A Very English Scandal is coming out...

http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/news/a854761/russell-t-davies-confirms-a-very-english-scandal-premiere-bbc-one/




Ryan Murphy's Paris is Burning-style vogue ball scene series Pose gets a first trailer...

http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/ustv/news/a854619/american-horror-story-ryan-murphy-lgbtq-series-pose-first-trailer/




South African actor Nakhane, star of the upcoming gay film The Wound talks about the dark backlash against the film in his home country... 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/apr/12/nakhane-for-as-long-as-i-need-to-im-going-to-talk-about-being-a-gay-artist




And there's only one thing that could be in our THIRST SLOT this week...Anthoni from Queer Eye contrapposto in just his underwear!

https://www.intomore.com/culture/queer-eye-chef-antoni-porowski-underwear-pic-stirs-contrapposto-spon-con-controversy/0ff59ccdbb8c4368?utm_medium=facebook_into&utm_source=organic&utm_campaign=into&utm_content=traffic

 

MAKE A SCENE NEWS!!

 

Our next event is our Nighty Night A Thon -  Jill Tyrell is the role Grace was born to play and Lill will be join us for the first time playing her assistant Linda! Due to the closure of Texture we have had to postpone the event to a new date and venue and we think you are going to LOVE the place...we're going site specific! 


The Nighty Night A Thon is rescheduled to Saturday 5th May and is moving to a real salon! RCNQ/Barber Below becomes Beauty by Jill for one day only! We can’t wait! There'll be real makeovers, awful hair cuts, massages and cling film body wraps just like in the series! Amazing!
 

Original ticket holders' tickets will be automatically moved to the equivalent performance for the new date (so don't buy a new ticket!) or you will have until the 25th April to request a full refund if you can't make the new date. 


There are a limited amount of new tickets on sale for anyone who didn't buy a ticket for the original - a small number to start with then we"ll release more as they come available so look out for announcements!


TICKET LINK HERE -- 

https://www.skiddle.com/groups/makeascenemcr/


NEW FACEBOOK EVENT HERE --

https://www.facebook.com/events/227651741313968/



If you are unable to attend the new date, please contact Skiddle Customer Care by Wednesday 25th April on 03333 010101 or at support@skiddle.com.



Make A Scene's Nighty Night A Thons - Saturday 5th May at Texture, Manchester 16.30 and 20.00 shows


AND...

 

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FILM OF THE WEEK


The must see AIDS activism film 120 BPM is still going strong at HOME (it is an astonishing must-see future classic) and gay coming out teen movie Love, Simon is too. Two great gay film is one week...this is unheard of! Amazing!

Give this article about why Love, Simon is so important (with contributions byRussell T Davis) a read...

https://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2018/apr/10/love-simon-russell-t-davies-and-more-on-why-the-gay-teen-movie-is-a-glorious-victory?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other


If you can't be arsed dragging yourself to the cinema to see this or the amazing horror film A Quiet Place then we can totally recommend Dogwoof's great new documentary about bi-sexual fashion illustration master Antonio Lopez who discovered Grace Jones, Jessica Lange and Jerry Hall...Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex, Fashion & Disco.

You can buy the film now on iTunes or if you're in Liverpool or other cities around the country Everyman cinemas are showing special one off screenings on Monday 23 April, find your nearest screening or a link to view the film on demand here...

CLICK for more info!

 

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TV OF THE WEEK


Sign the petition! Series 2-6 of classic RuPaul's Drag Race is being removed from Netflix on 30th April! This. Is. A. Hate. Crime.

https://www.change.org/p/rupaul-stop-rupauls-drag-race-being-taken-of-netflix

Series 10 is turning out to be GREAT! If you love Aquaria as much as we do here is the designer behind a tonne of the New York queens' best looks...

http://www.dazeddigital.com/fashion/article/39667/1/drag-queen-designer-hana-quist-drag-race-aquaria-2018

Plus here is WOW Presents new show that takes you into the deep drag closests of classic queens including Sasha Velour...

http://www.newnownext.com/out-of-the-closet-logo-series-rupauls-drag-race/04/2018/


But gay culture isn't ALL about Drag Race...there's some new gay TV coming to Netflix this week 100 Men is a documentary about a gay man getting back in touch with the 100 men he has slept with. Intimate, touching, funny and emotional...this new Netflix doc is an interesting insight into the (sex)life of one gay guy. Can you imagine what would happen if you got back in touch with everyone you ever slept with? Eek!

https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80186233



RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 - Fridays on Netflix

100 Men is on Netflix NOW
 

 

UNTIL NEXT WEEK...

BE LOUD, BE PROUD AND
MAKE A SCENE!

Gary Williams