Queer Clicks: February 27 | Is Madonna Embracing Lady Gaga, Or Does She Have Her n a Headlock?, Russian Teen Hunts Anti-Gay Predators in Terrifying Short Film PYOTR495, & Other News

Is Madonna Embracing Lady Gaga, Or Does She Have Her n a Headlock?

“Lady Gaga took home the Academy Award for Best Original Song for A Star Is Born’s “Shallow” at last night’s Oscars, and nobody appears to be more happy for her than… Madonna? ” Queerty

Karl Lagerfeld’s Cat is Mourning–and Rich!

“It’s been nearly a week since famed designer Karl Lagerfeld’s death at the age of 85 and the fashion world is still in mourning. But no one is as heartbroken than the designer’s cat, Choupette, who has amassed over 295K followers in Instagram and even after Lagerfeld’s death is still being pampered.” Instinct Magazine

Russian Teen Hunts Anti-Gay Predators in Terrifying Short Film PYOTR495

“Writer and director Black Mawson takes on homophobia in Russia in his new short film PYOTR495, which sees a group of anti-gay predators become prey as they’re hunted by a gay teen they’ve tortured.

Set in present-day Moscow, the film begins with 16-year-old Pyotr, played by Orphan Black’s Alex Ozerov, using dating app Hornet to talk to a potential hookup who turns out to be a member of a violent ultra-nationalist group.” GayTimes

Matt Smith Defends His Right to Play a Gay Man in “Mapplethorpe” Biopic

“Matt Smith (Doctor Who, The Crown) headlines the upcoming biopic Mapplethorpe as influential photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, who died in 1989 from AIDS-related complications.

Mapplethorpe notoriously challenged the art world in the ’70s and ’80s, scandalizing political conservatives with his striking images of the naked male body and S&M scenes.” New Now Next

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