Screenwriter Kayleigh Llewellyn on her “funny, heart breaking and raw” BBC Three series

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“In My Skin is a reflection on my teen years – a time when I felt deep shame to be from a lower class, Welsh family living with mental illness” BY SOPHIE PERRY. IMAGES BBC THREE/KARLA GOWLETT They say, “Write what you know.” That’s certainly something screenwriter Kayleigh Llewellyn has employed for her new dark [….]

HOME VIEWING: BFI Flare’s Five Films For Freedom

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The London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival’s Five Films For Freedom series is available to stream now (and for free) BY SOPHIE PERRY. PHOTO BY LISA FOTIOS The world’s largest LGBTIQ+ digital campaign, Five Films For Freedom, is online, ready to stream right now – until 29 March 2020. This year’s campaign marks six years of broadcasting new [….]

SCREEN: Gentleman Jack series two production postponed

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Suranne Jones shares message of support with DIVA readers practising social distancing: “I’m just sending you love” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE British drama studio Lookout Point TV has today, 20 March 2020, announced that the second series of the much beloved series Gentleman Jack will be delayed as the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. Sharing the [….]

Mel & Sue quit Great British Bake Off on their first day

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GBBO: “We resigned, basically,” Perkins explained, “Because it was not a kind show” BY SOPHIE PERRY. IMAGE BBC/GBBO. Can you imagine a version of The Great British Bake Off that never had Mel and Sue on it? Us neither. It’s an idea that really doesn’t knead thinking about (geddit?)  Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins’ run [….]

Self-isolating? Five LGBTQI+ series to keep you going while you’re home alone

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Stay safe, screen lover BY SOPHIE PERRY Whether you’re self-isolating or not, with everything that’s going on in the world right now, it’s likely we’ll all be spending more time than usual at home in the coming weeks… From the constant news reports to the scaremongering served by Karen Off Of Facebook, the world feels [….]

LISA KUDROW: “Mae doesn’t need to learn anything from me. She’s completely wonderful”

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The F.R.I.E.N.D.S OG on starring in Mae Martin’s “charming and well-intentioned” new sitcom, Feel Good BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE/CHANNEL 4. IMAGE CHANNEL 4 Could there be anything better than a new, women-loving-women focused sitcom starring comedian Mae Martin and F.R.I.E.N.D.S queen, Lisa Kudrow? Maybe, but this is *probably* up there on the What (Queer) Women Want [….]

SCREEN: Dame Siân Phillips and Brigit Forsyth star in lez/bi short Time & Again

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DIVA meets Rachel Dax, the director focusing in on older LGBTQI+ women’s stories and sexuality on the silver screen BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGES RACHEL DAX/TIME & AGAIN When was the last time you saw two, leading same-sex characters in their 80s having sex on the silver screen? Never, right? Well, thanks to Cardiff-based writer-director Rachel [….]