Li Cheng talks about his movie that beat The Favourite to win the Queer Lion at Venice Film Festival

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With JOSE his sophomore movie shot in Guatemala LiCheng beat out the multi-Oscar nominated The Favourite to win the  prestigious Queer Lion at Venice Film Festival.

Cheng co-wrote this remarkable coming-of-age  movie with his producer GEORGE F. ROBERSON and they based their script on the hundreds of interviews that they conducted with locals in Guatemala.  Against the startling background of this impoverished city which ranks as the second most dangerous in the world. 19 year old Luis is looking for love as a way out of his daily drudge.

We talked to Cheng on the eve of the showing of his groundbreaking and powerful #LGBTQ movie at Miami Film Festival.

P.S. You can read our full review at  http://www.queerguru.com/2019/02/jose



The indefatigable RIKKI BEADLE-BLAIR a queer culture phenomenon

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The indefatigable Rikki Beadle-Blair is a queer culture phenomenon.  The face behind and also upfront in so many mega-successful projects, films and plays, is an unstoppable force who is always  plotting on how to keep entertaining and educating our community and beyond, This Brit is an actor, director, screenwriter, playwright, singer, designer, choreographer, dancer, songwriter, activist, producer and mentor.

We arranged an interview to talk with him via Facetime as he is currently directing a new play by Tom Wright called Undetectable at London’s Kings Head Theatre ….. although as usual that isn’t the only project he is working on.  Given such limited time we didn’t get to even touch on his impressive packed resume that includes creating the hit Tv series Metrosexuality etc etc .  Maybe next time.

This multi-talented gay renaissance man has an infectious humor and energy and within five minutes of meeting him you can easily see why we queens love him.  Even the real Queen does too and she awarded Beadle-Blair an MBE in recognition of his work, and for a Brit, things do not get much better than that.



Mikko Makela talks about his sizzling Moment In The Reeds

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On the eve of Finnish filmmaker Mikko Makela‘s A MOMENT IN THE REEDS’ being released in the US, we look back at out interview with him that we filmed in London earlier this year during BFI Flare.

He talked about his debut feature movie, which is a compelling tale of a romantic summer encounter between an unlikely pair of men that literally sizzles on the screen.   You can read our full review  here .http://www.queerguru.com/2018/03/a-moment-in-the-reeds

A MOMENT IN THE REEDS releases December 4th, 2018 in the U.S. and Canada on VOD and digital platforms including iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and Youtube Movies, and in the U.S. on DVD and Blu-ray through Amazon. Released by Wild Beast Productions.



Alexis Gregory performs RIOT ACT at a Charity Gala for World AIDS Day

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Queerguru talked to queer writer/performer Alexis Gregory in London via Facetime on the eve of a big Charity Gala of his critically acclaimed verbatim performance play RIOT ACT.  The special one-off event is in aid of DEAN STREET WELLBEING a program that seeks to put good sexual wellbeing at the heart of sexual health, and commemorates World Aids Day.

The performance is on Monday 26th November 2018 at the Duchess Theatre and tickets can be obtained at www. nimaxtheatres.com  

P.S. You can read Queerguru’s ☆☆☆☆☆ review at http://www.queerguru.com/2018/08/alexis-gregory-has-woven-various-themes-together-beautifully-in-his-compelling-performance-in-riot-act

 

 



Bob Mackie (almost) sails into PTown on the QM2

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Legendary Costume Designer Bob Mackie was on his annual visit to Ptown to see his old friend the jazz singer Marilyn Maye perform whilst he continues to work on the costumes for The Cher Show opening on Broadway in the Fall. when he stopped by Queerguru to talk about dressing gay icons and so much more.

 

It has become quite a tradition for us  too as Bob has generously sat down for an interview with us for the past four years : a real treat that we look forward to each summer as we  learn more about the fascinating life he has so thoroughly enjoyed having become something of a gay icon himself.

 

The interview with Roger Walker-Dack waa filmed by Dan Desjardins in the Queerguru Garden.

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