Hailie Sahar: “You are flawlessly created”

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The star of POSE and Sir Lady Java opens up to DIVA about the women who shaped her life INTERVIEW BY ROXY BOURDILLON, IMAGE BY KEM WEST Hailie Sahar is beloved by many for her role of Lulu Abundance on the game-changing show POSE. In our October issue Hailie talks to DIVA editor Roxy Bourdillon [….]

Sex Education season three is out tomorrow and we can’t wait to meet Cal

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The Netflix comedy-drama introduces some much needed non-binary representation BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY SAM TAYLOR: NETFLIX When watching trailers for Sex Education back in 2019, I assumed the “will they won’t they” trope between Otis and Maeve would be what carried the show. This is perhaps why I put off watching it for so [….]

Simone Lahbib and Mandana Jones, aka Helen and Nikki, on the Bad Girls reboot we’ve been longing for

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“Fenner’s in an old people’s home and he gets murdered” BY CARRIE LYELL It’s been 20 years since Simone Lahbib and Mandana Jones, better known to millions as Helen and Nikki, appeared on the cover of DIVA magazine. Two decades on, Bad Girls – and Helen and Nikki’s love story – still captures the hearts [….]

Why are you Like This: The brilliant new TV show where nothing is off-limits

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“What makes this so refreshing is to watch is its diversity and the way it explores a range of different identities onscreen” BY HARRIET ARGENT If you like painfully self-aware and self-deprecating comedy about political correctness, woke culture and allyship, look no further.  Netflix’s new show Why Are You Like This, created by Mark Samual [….]

Rosie Jones will have you in stitches with her hilarious new travel show

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Trip Hazard: My Great British Adventure will make you lol, make you learn, and make you lol some more BY CARRIE LYELL We’ve been fans of comedian Rosie Jones for a long time, but with her new Channel 4 travel show Trip Hazard: My Great British Adventure, she’s fallen and landed right in our hearts. [….]

It’s A Sin writer Russell T Davis: I wish I could have paid tribute to the lesbians

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The eagerly-anticipated series premieres Friday 22 January on Channel 4 BY CARRIE LYELL BAFTA award-winning writer Russell T Davis’ eagerly-anticipated five-part series It’s A Sin lands on Channel 4 tonight, making history as the first British drama about HIV and AIDS.  Starring Olly Alexander and supported by the likes of Stephen Fry, Neil Patrick Harris [….]

SCREEN: TV shows to binge during lockdown 2.0

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Cure that lockdown boredom with these queer TV delights BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS You might think you watched every queer TV show ever produced during lockdown number one. You might be worried that there’s nothing binge-worthy to get you through the much colder and darker nights of lockdown 2.0. Rest assured, there’s plenty more to dive [….]