Arts and Culture

Meet the everyday, ‘ordinary’ models of the final Meat calendar

The much-loved project is coming to an end. We find out why.

Orange is the New Black cast.
Time to confess: Netflix now lets you expose your viewing history

You can find out the first thing you ever watched on Netflix. Turns out the answer is Orange is the New Black.

Jean Paul Gaultier surrounded by cast members from his Fashion Freak Show
Is Jean Paul Gaultier’s Fashion Freak Show any good?

REVIEW: The ‘enfant terrible’ of French fashion brings his Fashion Freak revue to London for a limited run

A scene from the movie, Hetersexual Jill - one of those available via LesFlicks
Lesbian movie streaming service launched in the UK

LesFlicks was officially launched today at the LFest festival in Wales, UK

There is a queer opera at Glyndebourne and this is why it’s important

This ending of this version of Cinderella, the happily ever after, celebrates same-sex love

The Bloolips theatre company on stage
What is ‘radical drag’ and who were Bloolips?

With its roots in the 1970s Gay Liberation Front, radical drag theatre troupe Bloolips are remembered with an exhibition in London this week

Florence + The Machine, Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand at British Summer Time, London review

Florence hailed ‘matriarchal experience’ on stage in Hyde Park last night, at festival brimming with top female performers

Pride Cups at the British Museum
British Museum begins to offer guided tours of LGBTI treasures

The evocative Warren Cup, which the museum purchased for £1.8m, is among the objects on display

Here’s a clip from shocking new film set in a gay porn studio, Knife+Heart

EXCLUSIVE: ‘I want you all naked and stiffer then President Giscard!’ Film hits UK cinemas tomorrow

Julio Torres in Los Espookys. | Photo: HBO
Is gay Latino SNL writer Julio Torres changing comedy for good?

Torres co-wrote Los Espookys, a new hilariously absurdist HBO show

Noah Galvin portrays George in LGBTI teen comedy Booksmart. | Photo: United Artists Releasing
Booksmart star Noah Galvin on playing the next best teen movie villain

Gay actor is also lending his voice to Rupert in new LGBTI podcast series The Two Princes, putting a queer spin to the usual fairytale narrative

Aurora on sexuality, gender and her advice to those struggling with either

EXCLUSIVE: ‘I feel so in tune with the world trying to ask for labels to disappear’ says The River singer

Cabaret star and 'feminist clown' Kiki Mellék co-hosts Starkers Academy
Queer-friendly life drawing with a difference comes to the Embassy

‘The category is nude realness!’ says organizer of the inaugural Starkers Academy Ball, coming to London, UK, on 5 July

‘A great step forward’: Stephen Fry on intersex director River Gallo’s film Ponyboi

EXCLUSIVE: Writer/TV star Stephen tells GSN of groundbreaking short film: ‘I’m very proud to have been involved in a small way’

Billy Porter arrives at the Tony Awards wearing an outfit made from the velvet curtains from the show Kinky Boots
Boys In The Band and The Cher Show scoop Tony Awards

Billy Porter hit the red carpet wearing an outfit made from the red velvet curtains from Kinky Boots

Moonlight tops the Rotten Tomatoes list of the best LGBT movies
Are these the best LGBT movies of all time?

Rotten Tomatoes has drawn up a list of the highest-rated LGBT movies on its aggregator website

Tales of the City’s Armistead Maupin: ‘These characters feel like my children’

EXCLUSIVE: As Netflix revives his classic LGBTI story, the iconic writer on celebrating his wedding anniversary on set and leaving San Fran for London

Katya ‘officiates leather wedding’ in new Tales of the City TV show

EXCLUSIVE: Armistead Maupin, who wrote the books the new Netflix show’s based on, also has cameo in Katya’s scene

Puppy Love: A commissioned piece by Noxsatvrn
The queer and bewitching art of Indonesia’s Noxsatvrn

The watercolor and ink artist draws inspiration from fantasy, manga, art nouveau and the supernatural for his decidedly queer art (NSFW)

Here’s why a Rami Malek/Freddie Mercury cameo in Rocketman didn’t happen

EXCLUSIVE: ‘It would’ve been amazing, but…’ director Dexter Fletcher on his idea for Elton/Freddie film interaction

Two guys kissing in a scene of Have We Met Before, a short movie about gay sex.
Have We Met Before? reflects on how looking for gay sex has changed

OPINION: Making this film further enhanced my love and nostalgia for the 90s, says director Oli Mason

Bon Iver, Christine and the Queens at All Points East, London – review

Sensitive straight guys sway en masse for Justin, excitable LGBTIs assemble for Chris – but who did we prefer?

Late Night’s Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling talk LGBTI inclusivity in movies

EXCLUSIVE: ‘I was created by gay men!’ says Oscar-winner Emma of new talk show host character’s look

Richard Madden in 2011’s Sirens and this year’s Rocketman | Photos: Channel 4/Paramount
Richard Madden compares gay sex scenes in past TV show Sirens to Rocketman (VIDEO)

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Sirens was a different beast!’ says star, who played hook-up-loving Ashley in 2011 C4 show

15-year-old trans guy Oliver Cuthbert on The Voice Australia
15-year-old trans guy wows on The Voice Australia stage

Oliver Cuthbert’s parents adorably watched and cheered along

What did GSN think of Amelie the musical? | Photo: Supplied
REVIEW: Amélie The Musical is a show that rests on its stand-out star

Amélie The Musical is on tour across the UK and Ireland until 21 September

Suranne Jones as Anne Lister in Gentleman Jack.
Victorian-era power lesbian Anne Lister show gets season two

Gentleman Jack has just been renewed for a second season and this is why it’s great news for queer women