Also in this week’s debrief: Cambodian slam poetry and Our Flag Means Death season two


This week has flown by! As we welcomed in October we also saw the release of our gorgeous Oct/November issue (get your copy now!). As always, we’re here to give you the low-down on all the fabulous new queer content that was released this week.

Are you ready to dive in? 

BOOK: Kween – Vichet Chum

This outstanding YA debut from Vichet Chum follows the story of a queer Cambodian American teen’s journey to find her voice and step into her legacy. Soma Kear is a spoken-word poet who has just gone viral. However, the trouble is, Soma doesn’t know what she wants to say. Reviews are already saying this is the feel-good book you need on your shelves now. 

TV: Everything Now – Netflix 

Mia Polanco has just been released from hospital after a battle with anorexia. Now, she has to find her place again in sixth form. However, things aren’t exactly the way she remembers. Her friends now have sex, do drugs, and get drunk. In order to get her life back, Mia creates a list of all the things she wants to do. And a very big crush on a new girl in school is definitely on there… 

BOOK: Bloom – Delilah S. Dawson  

If you’re looking for a sapphic romance which takes a dark turn, Bloom is most certainly for you. Rosemary meets Ash at the farmers’ market, and pretty quickly becomes obsessed with her. She’s never felt this way about another woman before. But things turn to horror pretty quickly… 

TV: Our Flag Means Death season two 

It’s back! The HBO Max pirate comedy is once again on our screens. Stede reunites with his crew and sets off in search of Blackbeard and the Revenge. Starring Rhys Darby, Taika Waititi, and Vico Ortiz, we can’t wait to see some more queer action in this new instalment. 

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