MAKE A SCENE WEEKEND UPDATE 29/06/18
IN THE NEWS...
Sex and the City writers propose what Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha would be doing if the series came back in 2018...
Cher and Meryl Streep saved a woman's life and intercepted a crime! Now we would watch that TV show!
The Vixen speaks out about that explosive RuPaul's Drag Race reunion episode and how the show doesn't support black queens...
MTV is bringing back Daria!
Billy Elliot's Jamie Bell to play Bernie Taupin opposite Kingsman's Taron Egerton in the upcoming Elton John biopic Rocketman.
Here's a recap of all the times they want you to cry on Season 2 of Queer Eye!
Queer film director Xavier Dolan joins the cast of the horror sequel of the yearIt: Chapter Two. I wasn't expecting to type that sentence ever!
And here's a picture of Xavier Dolan just because he's gorgeous and I love him...
FILMS OF THE WEEK
The Happy Prince, McQueen and Studio 54 are all still at HOME in Manchester and all arthouse cinemas around the country. What an amazing line up of great queer films!
London Indian Film Festival comes to HOME this week and it has a great lineup. Here's our pick of the queerest films at the festival that give a window into the LGBTQI South Asian lives,
Eaten by Lions + Q&A
Sat 30 Jun, 15.30
A hilarious British comedy about two teenage half brothers who are each in search of their different roots. While one brother, Pete, gets accustomed to his controlling English family, the other, Omar, travels to Blackpool in search of his real Asian dad.
Post show Q&A with director Jason Wingaard, lead actors Antonio Akeel and Jack Carroll, producer Hannah Stevenson and Manchester's very own Anna Phylactic.
Venus + Q&A
Sat 30 Jun, 18.10
A laugh-out-loud comedy about alternative family values. Sid is a Montreal Punjabi, who has decided to have gender confirmation surgery, that is until a 14-year-old boy turns up and insists that Sid is his long lost dad from a teenage affair.
Post-show Q&A with director Eisha Marjara.
Village Rockstars + Q&A
Sun 1 Jul,15.50
Recipient of multiple international awards, Village Rockstars is an instant crowd- pleaser. A single mother and her 10-year-old daughter Dhunu live in a remote flood-prone Assamese village. Dhunu is not a shy, submissive girl and with a vibrant spirit and imagination she dreams of setting up her own rock band. She fashions a make-believe guitar out of expanded polystyrene and jams in the rice fields with her boy mates. Noticing an old guitar has come up for sale in the market Dhunu attempts schemes to raise money to buy it, but as the local women complain about Dhunu’s un-girlish behaviour, her mother is forced to make a stand.
Post-show Q&A with director Rima Das.
TV OF THE WEEK
Thank you so much for turning out for our POSE viewing party last Sunday. We had a huge turn out, the show seemed to be a a big hit with you guys...fun, funny, touching, glossy and fierce we loved it too. House of Decay turned it out, Darren Pritchard showed us The Old Way, Grace served Face and we held our mini ball after a femme vogue work shop from Josh (pictured above looking shy). Congrats to Oli who took home the trophy.
So that was Episodes 1 & 2, what about 3 & 4? Well we'll be moving the viewing parties to weekdays and the next one will be Wednesday 11th July 7pm at Tribeca.
Of course today is the finale of Drag Race season 10. Are you Team Eureka, Team Aquaria, Team Asia or are you perhaps blind and stupid and like Kameron. It should go to Aquaria but with the lip sync smackdown format it means it could go to anyone meaning Aquaria might be free for All Stars, which we'd all be fine with. More Aquaria is always a good thing!
I also want to shout about My House on Viceland. It's followed on Wednesdays by The Trixie and Katya Show and tells the story of a modern vogue house and the modern vogue ball scene in America. It's a documentary series all about the family that a vogue house gives and is a great contemporary counterpoint to POSE.
You can watch the first episode for free here...
Or catch-up on catch-up TV or just dive in and watch it live 9pms on Viceland.
RuPaul's Drag Race streams on Netflix with new episodes Fridays.
My House - Wednesdays 9pm on Viceland. Followed by the Trixie and Katya Show.
POSE - Episode 3 & 4 Viewing Party is Wednesday 11th July 7pm at Tribeca.
EVENT OF THE WEEK
We can't wait to see this...we wanted to see it in the West End but luckily it's being deemed right to cinemas this week!
Inspired by a true story, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is the new award-winning five-star hit queer musical. Based on the true story that you might have seen in a Channel 4 documentary e few years ago this is the story of Jamie New, a sixteen year old boy who wants to be a drag queen and wants to go to prom in a dress. This is the uplifting story of how he beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight. Winner of 3 WhatsOnStage Awards including Best New Musical and nominated for 5 Olivier Awards, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will be broadcast live from the Apollo Theatre in London’s Shaftesbury Avenue straight to HOME.
See you there!
Thursday 5th July 19.20 at HOME and cinemas around the UK.