WEEKEND UPDATE 23/03/18

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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!


We're supporting new film 120 BPM in the same way we did A Fantastic Woman...getting the word out about a new LGBTQI film that needs to be seen. Click here for details of a special preview screening we're organising...

https://homemcr.org/event/preview-120bpm-qa/

...stick around for more details in our FILM OF THE WEEK section!

 

IN THE NEWS...



Katya is back on social media, in drag and with a new podcast after 2 months hiatus from drag!

https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/rupauls-drag-races-katya-ends-hiatus-bitch-back/#gs.apEAE_o



Will and Grace renewed for a third season! (what is this 2002?!)

http://www.vulture.com/2018/03/will-and-grace-renewed-for-third-season-on-nbc.html



Cynthia Nixon announces her candidacy for New York Govenor...such a Miranda thing to do!

http://www.vulture.com/2018/03/cynthia-nixon-formally-announces-run-for-new-york-governor.html



Last Week Tonight With John Oliver piss off Mike Pence by making his bunny rabbit gay! Yes, really!

https://www.avclub.com/john-olivers-bunny-book-is-handily-outselling-the-pence-1823928812



Here's the first picture of Renne Zellweger pretending to be Judy Garland in her new awful looking biopic. (Hmmm. She's totally holding the mic wrong... #notmyjudy )

http://variety.com/2018/film/news/renee-zellweger-judy-garland-2-1202729890/



First trailer for new gay romcom Femme looking at femme guys' difficulties dating on a hyper masculine gay scene...starring Drag Race Allstars 3's Aja!

https://www.out.com/entertainment/2018/3/19/gender-performance-stigma-gets-romcom-treatment-femme




Barbra Streisand weighs in on Gaga's remake of A Star Is Born...

http://www.digitalspy.com/movies/news/a852577/barbra-streisand-star-is-born-remake-opinion/



Transgender male model becomes the face of a new advertising campaign aiming to challenge the stigma around periods...

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/period-campaign-transgender-male-model-kenny-jones-face-pink-parcel-im-on-stigma-a8257131.html



And in the THIRST SLOT this week...Allison Janney! Yes really! Ellencelebrates Allison's Oscar win by surrounding her with shirtless, grinding hunks on her chat show because...why not! She's a god damn Oscar winner!
 
http://www.vulture.com/2018/03/enjoy-40-seconds-of-allison-janney-dancing-with-hot-guys.html

 

MAKE A SCENE NEWS...

 

Our next event is our Nighty Night and Julia Davis A Thon  -  Jill Tyrell is the role Grace was born to play and Lill will be joining us for the first time ever! She will be playing Linda to Grace's Jill! Plus we're turning Texture into the Beauty by Jill salon and the pair will be giving you makeovers that will get you noticed.

Evening show is SOLD OUT and only 10 more tickets left for the matinee of get them as soon as you can...don't miss out, Cath!

Make A Scene's Nighty Night A Thons - Saturday 7th April at Texture, Manchester 15.30 and 19.30 shows

CLICK for more info!


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FILM OF THE WEEK

In the early 90s, with AIDS having already claimed countless lives for nearly a decade, activist group ACT UP takes their actions to another level in order to fight general indifference. 120 BPM is The latest film from writer/director Robin Campillo (Les revenants and Eastern Boys) is a potent portrait of resistance fuelled by powerful performances and an incredible sense of time and place.

The film was awarded the Grand Prix at Cannes Film Festival 2017 and previews at HOME this week Tuesday 27th March 19.45pm and we're pleased to be supporting this preview and creating more special events around it's release on Friday 6th March. 

Join us for this special preview screening where Dr Andrew Moor will be joined by actor Nahuel Pérez Biscayart for a Q&A following the film.
 

CLICK for more info!

 

 

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TV OF THE WEEK

Here's another article on American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace which continues on BBC2 every Wednesday at 9pm. This one is on the rise of camp in modern film and TV and how, maybe, it now has a vicious political edge...

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/mar/19/rising-camp-how-an-arch-sensibility-got-political


We can't even talk about how SHANGELA WAS FUCKING ROBBED in that awful Drag Race Allstars 3 finale last week. It had it's moments but this series has to go down as one of the worst series of the show ever with that jury twist in the finale being one over-produced reality TV moment too far, turning the show from a meritocracy to a popularity contest in a way the show has never been before. 

Fans are livid but Shangela is fine and chilled out and halelooing her way through life in this post-finale article...

https://intomore.com/culture/Shangela-On-Not-Taking-Time-Off-And-Remaining-A-Stan-of-Drag-Race/e56a89b70b4844be


Maybe because they knew the ending of Allstars was so awful or maybe because VH1 are turning the show into a sausage factory, trying to ride on it's cultural success, we're not getting even a week to be angry because RuPaul's Drag Race Series 10 hits Netflix on Friday with a whole new batch of girls and a whole new slew of challenges to distract us!

There's nothing better than a new series of the show and it is basically like gay conscription...you have to watch it whether you want to or not, however angry you are at what RuPaul thinks about trans queens or whether Trixie won or not.

Here's the first 10 minutes for you to look at an all new work room and a whole new bunch of girls...who's your favourite?


http://www.vh1.com/news/353333/rupauls-drag-race-season-10-werk-room-entrances/



RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 - Fridays on Netflix

American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace - Wednesdays 9pm on BBC2
 

 

 

UNTIL NEXT WEEK...

BE LOUD, BE PROUD AND
MAKE A SCENE!

 

Gary Williams