A powerful reimagining of the iconic 90s drama series created by Russell T. Davies, Queer as Folk premieres 10 June, same day as the U.S. and only on Stan.
Set in New Orleans, one of the most unique queer communities in North America, Queer As Folk is a reimagining of the ground breaking British series created by Russell T. Davies. After having a unique relationship with the original Queer As Folk growing up, creator, writer and executive producer Stephen Dunn has developed a version of the series comprised of an electric ensemble of fresh characters that mirror the modern global audience.
Queer as Folk stars Devin Way (Greys Anatomy) as Brodie, Fin Argus (Summer 03) as Mingus, Jesse James Keitel (The Bobby Brown Story) as Ruthie, CG as Shar, Johnny Sibillyas Noah and Ryan O’Connel as Julian who also serves as a writer and co-executive producer on the series. Guest stars include Kim Cattrall (How I Met Your Father) and Juliette Lewis (Yellowjackets).
It’s been almost three years since my last on air shift at Australia’s only LGBTIQ radio station JOY 94.9, tonight was a great trip down memory lane to help launch JOY’s new music show #InTheStudioalongside John Wintle and my former Sound Museum radio partner Leo Stubbing. We chat new music, charts, touring and some good ‘ol fashioned banter. Great to be back on the JOY 94.9 airwaves! Catch tonight’s very first show here via podcast. Continue reading In The Studio: 15 December, 2018 – JOY 94.9
As Australia grapples with issues surrounding same sex marriage and the current impact of a hurtful debate on the rights of the LGBTI community, Canada’s Drake Jensen has already walked the path.
With singles and airplay already under his belt, it was the dedication of his single‘On My Way to Finding You’ in 2012 to Ottawa teenager Jamie Hubley (who committed suicide after severe bullying) that cemented Drake Jensen as not only an accomplished musician, but also a courageous one, coming out to the notoriously conservative country music establishment in a big way.
Now in 2016, Jensen has released a brand new track ‘Wherever Love Takes Us’, an ode to love in all its forms and a reminder to his fans in Australia of the universality of the world’s most powerful force.
“My early-life story is one that’s punctuated by abuse at home, bullying at school and repressing who I truly was. It was when I saw the appalling story of Jamie that I realised that his story wasn’t that far from my own and many, many other LGBTI teenagers who are struggling with who they are and to find acceptance in a world that simply doesn’t understand.” Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Drake Jensen ‘Wherever Love Takes Us’