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This week's biggest entertainment news stories with a queer flavour...
Jamie Spears has agreed to step down as the singer's conservator, pledging to participate in an "orderly transition" to a new legal arrangement.
Yet his lawyer has insisted there are "no actual grounds" for him to step back and has given no timetable for when he would relinquish his role.
Britney's lawyer said it was "a major victory for Britney Spears and another step toward justice".
The singer's career has been in the hands of legal guardians since 2008.
Lady Gaga confirmed the existence of a much hoped for Chromatica remix album on Twitter this week and now we have a rumoured tracklist from genius.com
If it is to be believed the album will feature collaborations with Grimes, Rina Sawayama, Ashnikko, Charli XCX and many more.
No release date or lead single from the album has been confirmed yet but we feel that must be days if not just hours away.
As he hits the stage in Constellations, Tovey talks babies, what he’d say to the culture secretary and why he finally understands The History Boys with The Guardian's David Shariatmadari.
HBO have confirmed that there will be a second season of The White Lotus with an entirely new cast and location.
If you haven’t seen it yet, there's more on The White Lotus below.
Season two will leave Hawaii behind and follow a different group of vacationers as they jet to another White Lotus property and settle in temporarily amongst its inhabitants.
Disney star Joshua Bassett has opened up about how “liberating” it was to publicly address his sexuality - and why he hasn’t looked back since.
In May, the High School Musical: The Musical: The Series favourite was caught in a storm of speculation when a video in which he called Harry Styles “hot” – before adding “I guess this is my coming-out video” – went viral.
Endless chatter about who he may or may not be attracted to led Joshua, 20, to release a statement and this was shortly followed by an interview, where he proudly proclaimed that he is “happy to be a part of the LGBTQ+ community, because they embrace all.”
Some streaming entertainment for the week ahead...
Cruel Summer is a psychological thriller that follows two young women; Kate, the popular girl with a charmed life who one day goes missing, and Jeanette, the nerdy wannabe who is accused of being connected to Kate’s disappearance. This highly binge-able has been a breakout success in the US, with a second season already confirmed. Streaming now on Prime Video UK.
In the 1970s, five men struggling with being gay in their Evangelical church started a Bible study to help each other leave the “homosexual lifestyle.” They quickly received over 25,000 letters from people asking for help and formalised as Exodus International, the largest and most controversial conversion therapy organisation in the world.
But leaders struggled with a secret: their own “same-sex attractions” never went away. After years as superstars in the religious right, many of these men and women have come out as LGBTQ, disavowing the very movement they helped start. Streaming now on Netflix.
This sharp social satire follows the exploits of various employees and guests at an exclusive Hawaiian resort over the span of one highly transformative week.
As darker dynamics emerge with each passing day, this biting six-episode series gradually reveals the complex truths of the seemingly picture-perfect travellers, cheerful hotel employees, and idyllic locale itself. Available on Sky from Monday.
When Nina Dorn (Barbara Sukowa) met Madeleine Girard (Martine Chevalier) on holiday in Rome, they became instantly inseparable. Decades later, they still are, sharing their lives and the landing between their two apartments.
After more than twenty years of loving in the shadows, Madeleine promises Nina she will tell her family the truth. Though certain of her decision and love for Nina, Madeleine finds the prospect of “coming out” daunting. It takes an unexpected, life-altering event to show her the importance of living your truth. DVD, Blu-ray and On Demand from Monday.
The Queerly Radio Show
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