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Joe Orton Is Having A Moment, 50 Years After His Death

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Gay British playwright Joe Orton is having his well-deserved encore, 50 years after being murdered by his partner Kenneth Halliwell. One of Orton’s most subversive plays,  Loot will finally be staged uncensored, 51 years after its first production in London’s West End, to honor the anniversary of the playwright’s passing in 1967. Also celebrating an…

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‘Rosemary’s Baby’ Comparisons Continue To Add Up For ‘Mother!’

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Darren Aronofsky’s latest film, Mother! is due on September 15 and some are wondering, after viewing the cryptic trailers, if Aronofsky’s devilish brainchild is not a reincarnation of Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby. The comparisons between the films are especially striking in the poster art between Rosemary’s Baby’s iconic image of Mia Farrow’s profile towering behind…

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Queer ‘Heathers’ Reboot Is Coming For You In 2018

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Can’t figure out how to reconcile your love of the past with the in-your-face homogeneity of 1980’s casting tendencies? The Paramount Network (formerly known as  SpikeTV) has an answer for you in the form of a thrashing reboot of the 1988 cult classic Heathers. In this reboot, the mostly white, cis-female cast has been updated…

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Soul ‘Provider’ Frank Ocean Drops New Track

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Immensely gifted artist/rapper/influencer Frank Ocean dropped a new tune last night as the VMAs aired. “Provider” was shared on Ocean’s radio show Blonded, as well as his website by means of a lyrics video in which a Hello Kitty head bobs over words for karaoke assistance. The video shows a tinker (the power tool used…

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Pop Spectacle And Political Activism Galvanize MTV VMAs

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MTV’s 34th annual Video Music Awards show was heavy on #resistance. Oftentimes, the pop spectacle was secondary to the political speeches and woke performances. Special guests, presenters and entertainers addressed racial tension stoked by Charlottesville and Trump’s divisive trans military ban. Walking the red carpet before the show, trans service members Sterling James Crutcher, Logan…

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Gay Erotica Pioneer Jerry Douglas, The Naked Truth

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NYC’s Quad Cinema is currently running the series, “Erotic City,” which honors the golden era of experimental and avant-garde adult cinema in New York City in the 1960’s and 1970’s.  Included in the series will be works by such icons of the era as Radley Metzger, Wakefield Poole and Jerry Douglas. In advance of the…

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Nurse Jackie’s Haaz Sleiman Comes Out As Gay Muslim

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Haaz Sleiman, who played Mohammed de la Cruz on Showtime’s dramedy Nurse Jackie, has opened up about his sexual orientation after dropping hints on social media the past few weeks. In a video posted on his Facebook page, the 42-year-old Lebanese-American actor shares: “I am a gay, Muslim, Arab-American man. And I’m going to take it…

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Lady Gaga: A Star Is Boring

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Forever starved for attention/authenticity/adulation, Lady Gaga is going to debut Five Foot Two, “a documentary about her life” in September. The film will simultaneously debut at the Toronto International Film Festival and on Netflix September 24. She tweeted three short clips of the documentary, showing her in various, artsy Instagram-filtered clips speaking about how she…

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Sarah Paulson Screaming At Trump’s Election Win Is All Of Us

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Sarah Paulson has proven time and again that she can do anything. She’s believably played creepy conjoined twins in American Horror Story: Freak Show, famed prosecuting attorney Marcia Clark in The People Vs. O.J. Simpson and legendary actress Geraldine Page in Feud. Now she’s found a role that we can really relate to. In American…

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