Welcome to What to Watch This Weekend™, a weekly post in which I tell you what to watch this weekend! I will continue doing this post until you have watched everything you should watch.
QDoc 2019—The well-curated queer documentary film fest is back! "I wasn't able to watch everything on the lineup," writes Mercury Senior Editor Ciara Dolan, "but the films I did see were uniformly great. My personal favorite: Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street (screening Fri May 3), which examines the lasting effect Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge had on the life of its star, Mark Patton."
Long Shot—"This movie fucking rules!" writes Elinor Jones. "While the film’s final act gets a bit schmaltzy (it's way more rom than com), the overall experience is wonderful."
Ask Dr. Ruth—"Her story is long overdue for a good documentary," says Chase Burns. "She is a pioneer—and a very funny one."
Red Joan—This Judi Dench vehicle is a "dull, floppy, and fictionalized account of the life of Melita Norwood, an Englishwoman who gave A-bomb secrets to Soviets after World War II," says Senior Editor Ned Lannamann.
Tuca & Bertie—"Tuca & Bertie is a weird show," writes Copy Chief Jenni Moore of Lisa Hanawalt's new animated Netflix show. "And that’s exactly what makes it so delightful."
OH! And I think on Sunday night, there might maybe be a new episode of that whole Game of Thrones thing? Prepare and refresh thyself with our recap of last week's bugfuck shitcrazy episode.