Michael Lee Richardson is an award-winning writer whose short film, My Loneliness is Killing Me, about loneliness in the gay community, begins production in January 2018. He's also a passionate advocate for Scotland's LGBTQ youth. Michael lives in Glasgow, but he grew up in an isolated region of England's north. You can find him on most social media as @HRFMichael (Her Royal Flyness), but he's most frequently on Twitter, where he describes himself as a “general pain in the arts”.
We discuss queerness, drag, Geri Halliwell, cult followings, sad disco, empowerment anthems, gay men and black women, is Kate Bush a Tory?, the curatorial impulse—and loads more.
His five songs:
This Is Your Playlist! All the songs featured on This Is Your Mixtape [if they're on Spotify].