Queerly Recommended is here to celebrate the resolution of the SAG-AFTRA strike — and also that we’ll be covering queer holiday-themed content this year! Labor rights are of the utmost importance and we would have supported the strike as long as it took, but we’re excited to bring you Christmas treats next month, too.
In addition to talking about the outcome of the strike (there’s a lot of good here, but some troubling portents for the future), Kris talks about good vs bad queer kissing in films. Tara goes on to discuss the benefits of feeling uncomfortable.
From Kris: Red, White & Royal Blue (2023)
This week, Kris dives into the 2023 film Red, White & Royal Blue, the cinematic adaptation of Casey McQuiston’s m/m novel of the same name. It’s a high-powered romance featuring the son of the American president and a British prince. Kris wants you to know that the chemistry is hot, hot, hot, and the cast is out of this world.
From Tara: Flung Out of Space: Inspired by the Indecent Adventures of Patricia Highsmith, by Grace Ellis and Hannah Templer (Illustrator)
Tara recommends the graphic novel, Flung Out of Space: Inspired by the Indecent Adventures of Patricia Highsmith, by Grace Ellis and Hannah Templer (Illustrator). It’s a fictionalized imagining of how Patricia Highsmith came to write The Price of Salt, aka Carol, and it doesn’t shy away from Highsmith’s flaws. This story invites us to hold two truths at the same time: The Price of Salt is a foundational text in the sapphic canon that saved an inestimable number of lives and Highsmith held awful views and exhibited ugly behaviors. This exploration of her life and times will leave you with a deeper appreciation of our history and can’t be missed.
- Justine Bateman Slams SAG-AFTRA Tentative Deal’s AI Provisions (Hollywood Reporter)
- Black Mirror, Season 6, Episode 1: Joan is Awful (Netflix)
- Dame Judi Dench Masterfully Does A Shakespeare Sonnet (Graham Norton Show)
- The Great British Baking Show (BBC One, BBC Two, Channel 4)
- Chicago Fire (NBC)
- The Morning Show (Apple TV+)
- Alone (History)
- RuPaul’s Drag Race UK (BBC Three)
- Dimension 20: The Unsleeping City (Dropout TV)
- Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani (2023)