MAKE A SCENE WEEKEND UPDATE 27/04/18
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...
Would you wear this wildly innapropriate The Handmaid's Tale inspired lingerie?!
Bianca Del Rio, Katya, Shangela, Darienne Lake, Rachel Dratch, Janeane Garafelo and Mrs Kasha Davis all star in the new trailer for Hurricane Bianca 2!
Is bisexual lighting the new trend in cinema?
Netflix announces all new episodes of Tales of The City set in modern day San Francisco with new cast of youngsters joining Olympia Dukakis and Laura Linney!
Precious director Lee Daniels to produce Bronx-set lesbian love story Pimp...
Amy Adams is heading to HBO in amazing looking new twisted thriller Sharp Objects...
After her less than enthusiastic turn as a judge on Drag Race, Shania Twainsays she would have voted Trump...here's why gay men's love of white women icons can turn and bite them on the ass...
A Fantastic Woman director Sebastian Lelio makes his English language debut by making Rachel McAdams lez of with Rachel Weisz! It's a Rachel Sandwich!
And Queer Eye's Anthoni Porowski is back in THE THIRST SLOT as he pops a tit out of his dungarees for the cover of The Gay Times!
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!
Tickets on sale NOW!!
Make A Scene's Nighty Night A Thons - Saturday 5th May at Barber Below, Manchester 16.30 and 20.00 shows
FILM OF THE WEEK
In the week where Marvel mega-superhero wankfest Avengers: Infinity Warsplurges onto your multiplex screening, counter-programming doesn't get more counter than our Film of the Week - The Wound!
The Wound is an exploration of tradition and sexuality set amid South Africa’s Xhosa culture. Every year the tribe’s young men participate in an ancient coming-of-age ritual. Xolani, a quiet and sensitive factory worker is assigned to guide Kwanda, a city boy from Johannesburg through this rite of passage. As Kwanda defiantly negotiates his queer identity within this masculine environment, he quickly recognises the nature of Xolani’s relationship with fellow guide Vija. The three men commence a dangerous dance with each other and their own desires and, soon, the threat of exposure elevates the tension to breaking point.
The Wound is at HOME, Manchester and good arthouse cinemas from today.
Dr Andrew Moor (who expertly chaired the 120 BPM Q&A the other week) will be joined by the film's director John Trengove for a Q&A following the screening on Monday 30th April at 18:10 at HOME. Make sure you get your tickets for this special screening. We'll be there with bells on!
CAMPAIGN OF THE WEEK
We were very excited to be part of the launch of a brand-new audience development project on Tuesday at HOME. A load of very cool women, queers and cute babies (seriously there was a lovely baby there) were at the launch event for Reclaim The Frame a movement that will develop a network of “audience influencers” in 5 cities at 6 cinemas. It doesn't matter if you weren't there you can still get involved…
The project will back 4 films by women directors, with the first film launching in May this year. Each film will be brilliant, and different! The first film will be female directed horror Revenge and the second, British drama Pin Cushion. Reclaim the Frame want to demonstrate how varied the female gaze can be.
If you sign up will have access to a free ticket for each film, which will be followed by a special post-screening talk featuring the audience and guests and experts from a range of disciplines.
As well as free tickets, you will also receive a Mubi subscription, VOD discount codes, and film goodies. More importantly, you will see great films, connect with great people and help to broaden the frame through which we engage with film.
We'll keep you updated about the screenings via this newsletter or check our the Reclaim The Frame website.
Please sign up to be a Screen Influencer below and join the movement!