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Ministry of Sound’s Orchestrated rearranges, remixes and reimagines classic dance tracks with a live symphony orchestra and special guest vocalists for a night of pure celebration. The Strings of Life Tour this December sees guest vocalists Sam Sparro, Crystal Waters, Alison Limerick and DJ Groove Terminator join some of Australia’s finest orchestras to perform classic dance hits from …

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Still of Boy Erased, upcoming gay conversion therapy drama starring Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe and Troye Sivan

The highly-anticipated new film Boy Erased tells the story of a teenager pressured into dangerous “gay conversion” therapy by his religious parents in the US’ Bible belt. Jared Eamons, played by Lucas Hedges, is viscously outed to his parents, played by Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe, in a small American town. Fearing a loss of …

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laura prepon taylor schilling alex piper

The women of Litchfield Penitentiary are finally getting out of jail. Netflix favourite Orange is the New Black is set to end after its seventh season, which will air on the streaming platform in 2019. “After seven seasons, it’s time to be released from prison,” series creator Jenji Kohan said. “I will miss all the …

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Contestant on Vietnam version of The Bachelor

The two female contestants on Vietnam’s The Bachelor who made global headlines when they chose each other instead are now in a relationship. Last month, contestant Minh Thu told the show’s bachelor Nguyen Quoc Trung at a rose ceremony that she had to leave the show because she was in love with fellow competitor, Truc …

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A new iteration A Star is Born, starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper and directed by Cooper, will be released this week. It’s the third remake of the original 1937 film of the same name, which itself plagiarised 1932’s What Price Hollywood? The story has a long history with the queer community, both in its …

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The hilarious comedy ballet Men In Pink Tights wants to inject a bit of humour into traditional ballet when it comes to Brisbane early next month. Growing up in the United States, Les Ballets Eloell’s artist director Victor Trevino was passionate about ballet and in his early twenties his skills won him a place dancing …

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Jessica Mauboy on stage at Eurovision Song Contest 2018

Australians will get to vote to choose our entry in the next Eurovision Song Contest at a special event held on the Gold Coast in February, SBS has announced. SBS and production partner Blink TV will host the national contest Eurovision – Australia Decides to select the artist and the song we’ll be sending to …

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Kenyan lesbian film Rafiki

Acclaimed drama film Rafiki, banned in its native Kenya for its lesbian themes, is screening this month at the Brisbane International Film Festival. The film depicts the love that blossoms between characters Kena and Ziki, but the pair are forced to choose between their personal happiness and their safety in Kenya. Earlier this year, Rafiki …

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Cloudland Melbourne Cup party

The race that stops the nation is just around the corner, and where better to celebrate than at Cloudland in Fortitude Valley? Tickets are now on sale for the venue’s two massive parties they’re holding on November 6, the biggest day on the racing (and fashion!) calendar – Melbourne Cup 2018. This promises to be …

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Singer Calum Scott

British crooner Calum Scott is set to make his Australia debut later this year with a series of three headline dates around the country later this month. Calum made his debut back in 2015 on Britain’s Got Talent, and while he only came sixth on the show, his debut single, an unforgettable cover of Robyn’s …

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