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 [….]

SCREEN: Villanelle’s 6 best outfits on Killing Eve

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It’s official: our favourite dark spy thriller with its obsessive, globe-trotting non-couple couple is back BY SOPHIE PERRY. IMAGE SID GENTLE/BBC Between all of Killing Eve’s murders, espionage and not-so-subtle queer moments the show is also an absolute tour de force in fashion. Through the daring but playful costume design of Phoebe de Gaye (season [….]

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 [….]

OPINION: The best (and worst) of LGBTQI representation on screen today

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From Netflix’s Atypical via Black Lightning, to F.R.I.E.N.D.S and Sex In The City BY GEORGIA BUTLER. IMAGE ATYPICAL/YOUTUBE What do we want? Diverse and accurate LGBTQI+ representation in the media. When do we want it? About 25 years ago, maybe..? Things have come a long way since the first issue of DIVA was published way [….]

Top 8 queer moments in Sex Education series two

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DIVA’s favourite LGBTQI scenes from the second season of the hit Netflix series BY ERIN MANIATOPOULOU. IMAGE YOUTUBE. The much-loved Netflix series Sex Education has proven to be very LGBTQI-inclusive, offering some wonderfully genuine, diverse and multi-layered queer characters. So, now that we’ve all binged series two, shall we relive some of our favourite moments [….]