Schitt’s Creek creator and star Dan Levy stood on the steps of The Metropolitan Museum of Art at his first Met Gala on Monday night wearing a rendering of the work of artist and AIDS activist David Wojnarowicz. A name many of Levy’s younger fans had likely never heard before. In honoring the artist’s work Levy was…… Continue reading Art, Fashion & Activism – Dr Emily Garside on Dan Levy’s Wojnarowicz-inspired 2021 Met Gala look (The Queer Review)
I’m thrilled to have a feature in this month’s DIVA magazine (print edition) which you can purchase here Writing for DIVA was a dream come true. Writing about a show that truly changed me in the magazine that shaped me as a young queer person more so.
‘Don’t Send Flowers’ had its London run (finally) at The White Bear theatre from 30th August- 4th September with Forest Theatre Company We have a couple of lovely reviews starting with this from The Spectator in which Lloyd Evans said: The characters are original, well drawn and easy to like. The dialogue and the acting…… Continue reading Don’t Send Flowers- review round up
Queer Toronto Magazine featured my essay on the ‘Happy Endings’ I found in Schitt’s Creek back in August… The start of my journey (love that journey for me) as a queer person starts some sixteen years ago in a video store in Montreal. In my mind now I’ve renamed that video store Rose Video and…… Continue reading Finding Queer Happy Endings in Schitt’s Creek
A year ago I did a thing I thought I was done with forever. I posted some fanfiction on a well-known fanfiction site. I’d spent a couple of days writing a story in my head and in between other things at the weekend, I wrote it down and decided to share it. …… Continue reading How fanfic made me love writing again
‘You are here, at the start of a moment’Those words in ‘Come From Away’ never felt more true. 495 days after last being in a West End theatre, 495 days after last seeing a musical, 495 days without theatre. And ‘You are here…’I’ve been lucky, I’ve had a lot of magical nights in the theatre in…… Continue reading Welcome (back) to the Rock
My book, ‘Love That Journey For Me, The Queer Revolution of Schitt’s Creek’ is out now. Published by 404 Ink, as part of their Inklings series, a brand new non-fiction series of books that capture big ideas in a compact way. Love That Journey For Me dives deep into the cultural sensation of Canadian comedy-drama…… Continue reading Love That Journey For Me: The Queer Revolution of Schitts Creek- out now!
Last week my book went out into the world. And I’m really proud. I’m also really touched at people telling me how it resonated- whether their own thoughts on the TV show or on Queerness or whatever. That’s what I wanted to say and that’s what is making me so happy. Of course, I had both…… Continue reading Write Like You\'re Running Out of Time
When I was in Year 9 or maybe Year 10 of school, my English teacher wrote in my report ‘I look forward to reading your first book.’ I’m not entirely sure that Mr Evans, teaching in my slightly skanky High School under Section 28 quite anticipated my first book being about a Canadian TV show that…… Continue reading Love that Journey for me…on a writing a book
I’ve been doing a lot of enthusiastic tweeting about things I love lately. This in itself is not unusual, after all if nothing else what is Twitter for than foisting your unsolicited opinions on people? It’s also not entirely my fault, I had a book announced, and a Crowd Funder to promote, so my Schitt’s Creek…… Continue reading Let Me Enjoy Taylor Swift in Peace (or stop stealing people\'s joy)