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Today’s shows: Queer Press Grant and Michael Winterbottom

December 11, 2008

Today on Resonance FM:

Strip!: Queer Press Grant winners

Continuing gay comics month on Resonance FM, Alex Fitch talks to the winners of last year’s Queer Press Grant – Justin Hall and Tommy Roddy about their comics “Glamazonia: The Uncanny Super Tranny” and “Pride High” respectively. “Glamazonia” tells the tale of a transgender super-heroine fighting mythical creatures, serial killers and old fashioned super hero origin stories while “Pride High” is a hipper version of the “X-Men” which allows the gay characters of a super hero school take centre stage, while dealing with issues of oppression and mortal enemies.



Pride High #6

Pride High #6

5pm GMT, Thursday 11th December, repeated at 11.30pm Sunday 14th
December, Resonance 104.4FM (London) / streamed at

Individual half hour edits of the two interviews will be podcast
after transmission here and at

I’m ready for my close-up: Michael Winterbottom’s Code 46, 10.30pm Thurs 11th December

During a special Architecture foundation screening of Code 46 at the Barbican centre, Alex Fitch caught up with director Michael Winterbottom in the foyer of the cinema and discussed issues of British Science Fiction, unreliable narrators and the importance of location in Sci-Fi films. Alex and Michael also look at issues of psychogeography, breaking the fourth wall in 24 hour party people and A cock and bull story and why Spielberg’s Minority Report is a ludicrous attempt to make realistic SF! (Podcast: here)

(with thanks to the Barbican and the Architecture Foundation – next screening: Los Angeles plays itself on 21st Jan 2009)

Links: Tommy Roddy – Profile at
Wikipedia page on Pride High
Buy Pride High from

Justin Hall – youtube video of Justin reading Glamazonia
Justin’s livejournal page, website and profile on
Comics Bulletin report on Justin & Tommy winning the Queer Press Grant

Michael Winterbottom – Article on Code 46 at
IMDb and Wikipedia pages on Code 46
Official United Artists website for the movie
Article on the Barbican screening of Code 46 at bldgblog

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