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10 Reasons Why “The Lost Boys” Is THE Gayest Vampire Movie

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By Sam Kalidi Ten years before putting nipples on the batsuit and suggesting a romantic relationship between Batman and Robin, Joel Schumacher directed a queer-coded vampire movie. The Lost Boys was planned by Richard Donner as a Goonies-inspired kid adventure but when Schumacher replaced Donner, he decided to make the characters older, sexier, and flamboyantly…

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Flagrant Greeting Cards Are Now A Thing

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We Are Flagrant is proud to announce the launch of a greeting card line. Currently available only through Etsy (click link here), the line debuts with Pride month and Father’s Day cards. Additional holiday, thank you, birthday and anniversary cards will be produced and available on the site in the coming weeks. The sentiments expressed…

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John Waters: His Ten Best Films

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By Joe Ferrelli There is really no other American filmmaker who embodies the concept of “independent” cinema as John Waters does. Unrestrained by major studio interference, Waters gathered together a group of “actors” or stock company if you will, that included friends from school (Divine, David Lochary, Mink Stole, Mary Vivian Pearce, Cookie Mueller, Susan…

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‘Desert Island Downloads’ With Singer, Songwriter, Superstar DJ ShyBoy

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If you live in Los Angeles or have visited in the past few years, chances are you’ve attended one of ShyBoy’s DJ gigs at Bootie or his incredibly popular events with bf Mark Nubar at the Faultline (“MaDonna Summer” being the most epic). ShyBoy’s also an incredibly prolific singer/songwriter. Voted LA Weekly Best Solo Artist,…

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Watch Closely Now: Does Streisand ‘A Star Is Born’ Deserve Second Look?

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By Joe Ferrelli As the Lady Gaga/Bradley Cooper take on the rising star/falling star showbiz tale opens around the world, Flagrant looks back at the Barbra Streisand/Kris Kristofferson (Google him, children) juggernaut that rocked the box office, Billboard charts and awards shows in 1976-77. If you count “What Price Hollywood?” (1932), the Streisand/Kristofferson version of…

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Road Rage: AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s Testing Truck Fiasco

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Rants by Frank Rodriguez The non-profit AIDS Healthcare Foundation was founded in 1987 and is the largest HIV/AIDS organization in the world offering free HIV treatment to 820,000 patients in 39 countries. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the AHF has been no stranger to controversy. It’s President, Michael Weinstein is a polarizing figure, advocating increased condom…

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Scotty Bowers, Pimp To The Hollywood Stars, Tells Even More, Part Two

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In the conclusion of our interview with Scotty Bowers, the former Marine who ran a prostitution ring for gay and bi Hollywood types, he pours the tea on some of Tinseltown’s biggest stars, including Rock Hudson, James Dean, Vincent Price and more. This never-before-published interview was originally conducted in 2012, upon the release of Bowers’…

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Scotty Bowers, Pimp to Hollywood Stars, Tells Even More, Part One

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When Full Service, a memoir by Scotty Bowers, was published in 2012, it confirmed what many film buffs had suspected all along: queer movie stars have been around since the advent of cinema. Bowers, a handsome sexually fluid Marine veteran, made his way to Los Angeles after World War II and landed a position at…

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Exclusive: ‘Don’t Worry’ Director Gus Van Sant Remembers Much Different Roseanne

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By Evan Lambert Imagine Jonah Hill’s Superbad character, but wise and gay. Now imagine Joaquin Phoenix’s rapper from I’m Still Here, but sad and wheelchair-bound. Now just imagine Jack Black but drunk, Rooney Mara but more backlit, a bunch of artful zooms, and that’s Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot. Based on the…

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Flagrant Flashback: Rock Hudson, Jim Nabors Gay Wedding Scandal

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Joke:  If Rock Hudson married Gomer Pyle, he would be known as “Rock Pyle.” That was the gag behind the party invitations that went out. In the early 1970s, a middle-aged gay couple who threw the year’s biggest party in Huntington Beach, California – usually exceeding 500 guests – thought their invitation was a riot….

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