Entertainment06 October 2021
We are excited to bring you issue 5 of Queue, Netflix’s print publication that shares the story behind the story. As film festivals are underway and awards prognosticators are already making early bets, Issue 5 introduces some of the best series and films on Netflix and marks our first split run cover.
Half of the run features the immensely talented Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga on behalf of Rebecca Hall’s debut feature, Passing. Thompson and Negga were photographed for Queue in Los Angeles by Shaniqwa Jarvis, styled straight from the runway and brimming with the chemistry they brought to the screen in Passing. The issue features a conversation with the two actresses moderated by Chaz Ebert, also an executive producer on the film.
On the other cover, Andrew Garfield is celebrated for his remarkable performance in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical feature tick, tick...BOOM! Garfield, whose cover story is excerpted from his interview on Queue’s podcast Present Company with Krista Smith, dazzles as much on the page as he did on screen. Photographed by Ryan McGinley in Topanga Canyon, Garfield brought both his acrobatic and musical his skills to the shoot — we got him on a trampoline and on a piano... on top of the canyon, in a nod to his portrayal of Rent creator and Broadway legend Jonathan Larsen in tick,tick...BOOM! .
This issue introduces budding young talent (like Venice Film Festival’s Best Young Actor award recipient Filippo Scotti from The Hand of God) and celebrates legends still at work (like director Jane Campion, who recently won the Best Director award at Venice for her upcoming Netflix film The Power of the Dog. We also hear from Maggie Gyllenhaal, who makes her spellbinding directorial debut withThe Lost Daughter.
To prepare for a history-making evening at London Film Festival’s opening night gala, where The Harder They Fall will be Netflix’s first opening night feature at the prestigious festival, we caught up with the film’s star Jonathan Majors and costume designer Anoinette Messam about the Western set to take London, and the world, by storm.
Queue issue 5 also shines a light on some incredible Netflix series. Tre’vell Anderson crafts an oral history of Dear White People with insight from the cast and creators of the beloved series. We meet newcomer Jaden Michael who plays teenage Colin Kaepernick in Ava DuVernay’s Colin in Black and White and dive into a Korean title that's about to be a hit, Hellbound — one of four pieces done in dual languages.
Documentary features have always been a source of enlightenment on Netflix, and this year is no different. Queue covers three docs in issue 5 — A Cop Movie, Convergence, and Found — each of which moved and grounded us.
In a favorite recurring feature, we grill Steven Satterfield from the mouthwatering High on the Hog about his ideal last supper — who’d be invited, and what would be on the table.
Oh, and we got the recipe for Satterfield’s 7Up cake, too. Your tastebuds can thank us later.