NEWS: Bisexual actor Javicia Leslie replaces Ruby Rose as the new Batwoman

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Javicia Leslie will make history as the first ever Black Batwoman BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM After shocking Batwoman fans all over the world when she quit after just one season in May, Ruby Rose has now been replaced for the superhero series’ upcoming seasons.  Stepping into the role will be bisexual actor Javicia [….]

SCREEN: Trashy queer TV

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Why Roxy Bourdillon wants lez/bi cast members on her favourite reality TV shows BY ROXY BOURDILLON Imagine a Love Island for ladies only. A Wonder Woman’s Island, if you will. Sue Perkins would host. She’d slow-mo sashay her way into the villa in a no-nonsense power suit defying the sweltering Mediterranean sun, then make hilarious [….]

SCREEN: Stage Mother leads the way for an uplifting return to queer cinema

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A feel-good LGBTQI drama coming to cinemas (socially-distanced style) this month BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS With cinemas across the country set to open this month, we cannot wait to get our eyeballs on some new queer cinema.  Stage Mother tells the story of a conservative Texas mother who inherits her recently deceased son’s drag club in [….]

SCREEN: Dun Breedin’ is a hilarious and honest take on menopause

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The new online comedy drama explores female friendship, relationships and menopause, filmed entirely in lockdown BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Not all filming has come to a stop during lockdown. Dun Breedin’ is a great example of pure creative genius and pulling together to create a show that is extraordinarily DIY. Since first premiering on YouTube in [….]

SCREEN: Ponyboi is the first narrative intersex film

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 To celebrate Pride, the intersex movie that made history is available for free online  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Ponyboi is the world’s first narrative film to be created by and starring an out intersex artist in cinema history.  The 20 minute film follows Ponyboi, an intersex sex worker, looking for love and a way out of his seedy [….]

FROM THE VAULTS: DIVA’s Carmilla cover story

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Roxy Bourdillon meets the stars of YouTube phenomenon turned feature film, Carmilla BY ROXY BOURDILLON I’m only five minutes into The Carmilla Movie and I’m already gripped. Laura’s tearing down an old timey corridor, panting in a corseted gown, her heart hammering in her chest and causing mine to do the same, while her 300-year-old [….]