A stellar cast is to appear in BBC Four’s Queers. Ben Whishaw, Alan Cumming, Rebecca Front, Russell Tovey, Gemma Whelan, Ian Gelder, Kadiff Kirwan and Fionn Whitehead will star in eight 15 minute monologues.
Curated and directed by Mark Gatiss, Queers sees eight new and established writers respond to the 50th anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act which partially decriminalised homosexual acts between men. The series will be broadcast as part of the BBC’s Gay Britannia season this summer.
Taking in 1957’s Wolfenden Report, the HIV crisis and the 1967 Sexual Offence Act itself, the monologues will explore some of the most poignant, funny, tragic and riotous moments of British gay history and the very personal rites-of-passage of British gay men through the last one hundred years.
In The Man On The Platform, Ben Whishaw (London Spy, Spectre) returns from the trenches of the First World War, whilst a hundred years later, Alan Cumming (The Good Wife) reflects on gay marriage in Something Borrowed.
More Anger finds Russell Tovey (Him And Her, Being Human) playing a gay actor in the 1980s, and Rebecca Front (War And Peace, Humans) contemplates her very particular marriage in Missing Alice.
Gemma Whelan (Game Of Thrones, Decline And Fall), Kadiff Kirwan (Black Mirror, Chewing Gum), Ian Gelder (Snatch, Game Of Thrones) and Fionn Whitehead (Dunkirk, HIM) appear respectively in A Perfect Gentleman, Safest Spot In Town, I Miss The War and A Grand Day Out, each examining the very different attitudes and social changes in gay men’s lives over the century.
The plays are written by Matthew Baldwin, Jon Bradfield, Michael Dennis, Keith Jarrett, and Gareth McLean, who are writing for television for the first time, alongside established screenwriters Jackie Clune, Brian Fillis and Gatiss himself.
The 8x15 mins series was commissioned by Cassian Harrison and Mark Bell, Head of Commissioning, Arts and is made by BBC Studios. The Executive Producer is Pauline Law.
Queers is being produced in partnership with The Old Vic Theatre who will stage all eight of the monologues in July, in the run up to the television transmission. Tickets for the live staging are on sale now, with casting to be announced.
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Heather Morris will have no problem filling her cheering section at Dancing with the Stars.
The former Beyoncé backup dancer had the audience on their feet after her performance on Monday’s season premiere of the ABC dance competition — and soon that audience will be full of some familiar faces: her former Glee costars Naya Rivera and Kevin McHale.
“I was just talking to Naya and she was, like, ‘Can you get me a seat? I’m so excited!’ And Kevin was the first to be, like, ‘You’re joking! I want to come see you!’ ” Morris, who blogs about her DWTS experience exclusively for PEOPLE, told reporters after Monday’s show, “So you’ll expect those two in particular, but hopefully a couple other people will be coming.”
Morris spent six seasons dancing and singing on Fox’s former musical dramedy and says it was a good training ground for the hectic nature of DWTS‘ live shows.
“I think every show has their circus involvement,” said Morris.
“Yes, but what other show has a circus with so many rhinestones?” asked her pro dancer partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
“This is true,” she replied.”
Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays (at 8 p.m. ET) on ABC.
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Queers, curated by Mark Gatiss, charts a century of the UK gay experience.
of Britain’s most brilliant up and upcoming LGBT writers are being
given the opportunity to write original dramatic short films for BBC
Four in a new project directed by Mark Gatiss which charts a century of
the UK gay experience. For five of the writers - Keith Jarrett, Jon
Bradfield, Gareth McLean, Matthew Baldwin and Michael Dennis - this is
the first time they will have written for television. The other writers
are Jackie Clune and Brian Fillis; Mark Gatiss has also written one of
the eight plays.
The monologues begin in 1917 with The Man on the Platform - the story
of a young man returning from the trenches of the First World War and
reflecting on both his attraction to another man and a very particular
childhood memory. Other stories include Jackie Clune’s The Perfect
Gentlemen in which we meet Bobby, a man with a very unexpected secret
and Brian Fillis’ More Anger which examines the journey of a young gay
actor in the 1980s.
Taking in 1957’s Wolfenden Report, the HIV crisis and the 1967 Sexual
Offence Act itself, these 15 minute monologues will mark and celebrate
some of the most poignant, funny, entertaining, tragic and riotous
moments of British gay history and the very personal rites-of-passage of
gay Britons through the last 100 years.
Mark Gatiss says: “I’m thrilled and delighted to have been asked to
curate this exciting series from both established LGBT writers and a
whole host of new talent fresh to the screen. It’s a privilege to be
working with such brilliant writers and actors. At this challenging and
fluid time, it’s a marvellous opportunity to celebrate LGBT life and
culture, to see how far we have come and how far we still have to go”.
Cassian Harrison, Channel Editor, BBC Four says: “I’m so excited to
welcome Mark and his team of incredibly talented writers to BBC Four.
They are crafting an extraordinary roster of stories, heart-breaking and
joyous by turns, that I know will delight our audience.”
Queers is being produced in partnership with The Old Vic who will
stage all eight of the monologues in July, in the run up to the
television transmission. Tickets for the live staging will go on sale
The 8x15 mins series was commissioned by Cassian Harrison and Mark
Bell, Head of Commissioning, Arts and is being made by BBC Studios where
it will be Executive Produced by Pauline Law.
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First Date | Assassination Classroom —Drabble by Gigglepud
Pairing: Karma/Okuda Rating: G Words: 529 Summary: Karma takes Okuda out on their first date.
When Okuda leaves her house, Karma is already waiting for her, dressed in casual t-shirt and jeans with a red jacket matching the red of his hair, yet it also feels refreshing and neatened, as if he paid extra attention to get the level of casualness he desired.
But looking from him to the vehicle of transport he was leaning on, Okuda does a double take. To her surprise, the small carriage which Karma has now opened the door to is pulled by none other than a suspicious, round yellow creature with many legs.