MAKE A SCENE WEEKEND UPDATE 07/06/2019
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IN THE NEWS...
This sex-hungry Mumsnet review of Rocketman has gone viral! Keep it in your pants, Susan!
Cher's got a new smell...
Want to see Antoni from Queer Eye get dragged up by Drag Race's Miz Cracker? Of course you do...
David Lynch is being presented with an Honorary Oscar...
Years and Years writer Russell T Davies gives us a million reasons for why he broke our hearts with that devastating episode 4 ending...
She can hear the bells! Hairspray's Nikki Blonsky shows off her new girlfriend and she's never been happier! Aww!
From Moriarty to James Bond to Fleabag's hot priest to Black Mirror, gay actor Andrew Scott is having a huge moment and here's a deep dive interview with him...KNEEL!
And speaking of interviews with hot gay guys here's Sauvage and 120 BPM's French fuck-piece Felix Maritaud talking and looking edible...
TV OF THE WEEK
A book beloved by generations of queer people and a perfectly cast groundbreaking TV series cut short before it's time...the new series of Tales of the City on Netflix from 7th June is a continuation of both and also the perfect jumping on point for newbies.
The series was always warm, funny, richly drawn and this new series writer and series consultant Armistead Maupin is proud the new Tales of the City series is queerer than ever before...
With the original cast of Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis returning alongside new characters played by lesbian icon Ellen Page, Bob the Drag Queen plus trans actress (star of A Fantastic Woman) Daneila Vega playing the young version of Anna Madrigal the series is more diverse than ever and reflects the whole rainbow of modern queer identity.
Russian Doll's Charlie Barnlett play's Mouse's boyfriend and brings black queer representation to the series.Here's an interview with him about that...
Tune in...it's going to be gorgeous.
This week also sees the return of another wonderful, beloved queer TV family as Pose returns to FX in the US for Season 2. Use your naughty torrent sites to catch this or wait for BBC2 to show it next year. Who knows we may even start up our viewing parties again if people want them?
Tales of the City is on Netflix from today and Pose is on FX weekly from Tuesday 11th June
FILM OF THE WEEK
Sheffield Doc/Fest (6-11 June) presents an international ensemble of projects and makers focusing on LGBTQI+ communities and individuals. Films, Live Events and Alternate Realities experiences and installations will feature throughout the festival from the UK and around the world. Find out more about the festival’s LGBTQI+ programming here.
Among the highlights is a live performance by our gorgeous friends Mancunian vogue troupe House of Ghetto, after the screening of Amy Watson and Dennis Keighron-Foster’s Deep in Vogue, a documentary presenting a colourful perspective on the vogueing subculture in Manchester staring our own Grace Oni Smith and Joshua Hubbard. Comprising interviews, archive, and behind the scenes footage, this vibrant film provides a first-hand account of the glamour and the confidence that a thrilling vogue ball gives to the local LGBTQI+ community.