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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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Queer, Surreal ‘Steven Arnold: Heavenly Bodies’ Doc Streaming Free

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Social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic has forced the postponement of life-as-we-know-it. One of the many setbacks is the cancellation of gatherings, such as film festivals. But into this gloom and doom comes one piece of good news. A documentary exploring the life and legacy of Steven Arnold, the groundbreaking, yet under-recognized queer multi-media artist…

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The History Of Drag, Part 1

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By Jim Yousling Long, long ago, back in the misty eons of time, before television, before Jesus, before even Tina Turner, there was no such thing as drag. Everybody lived in caves and walked around carrying clubs and wearing the same stupid little fur outfits while they hunted and collected and tried to avoid getting…

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Almodovar, Swinton To Collabo On New Film

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Spanish auteur Pedro Almodovar just announced his next two projects and we couldn’t be more excited. First up, he’ll team with fellow Oscar-winner Tilda Swinton for a short film adaptation of Jean Cocteau’s play “The Human Voice.” This will be followed by a feature-length adaptation of the critically acclaimed collection of short stories, “A Manual…

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All The Feels? Sam Smith Covers Donna Summer Classic

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Are you feeling the latest from queer crooner Sam Smith? Hot off the success of “How Do You Sleep?” – which had us oozing gender fluids everywhere – Smith has just covered the 1977 Donna Summer synth/disco classic “I Feel Love.” For use in Target holiday commercials. Ugh.  Smith teamed up with Disclosure’s Guy Lawrence,…

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Vote No On Ryan Murphy’s Latest ‘The Politician’

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By Evan Lambert Like any other TV episode written and directed by Ryan Murphy, The Politician has one or two great lines, one or two great scenes, and one or two cool shots. Everything surrounding them is bullshit. Has the man spread himself too thin by attempting to produce eight shows simultaneously? Has he tried…

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Trans Actress Cast As Lead In “The Craft” Remake

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Trans actress Zoey Luna was among those cast to star in a remake/reboot/reimagining of the witching and bitching cult classic, The Craft. Casting Luna is about the only thing remotely interesting regarding this latest bit of Hollywood pop culture karaoke. Gideon Adlon (who?), Lovie Simone (huh?) and Cailee Spaeny (doesn’t ring a bell) round out…

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The Queen Is Dead: We Are Officially Done With Morrissey

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If misery likes company, Big Mouth Morrissey continues to keep in stride with fellow shameful nativist Brit rock legends Eric Clapton—who, despite his debt to American Blues, still gives merit to the “Keep Britain white” tenets of the National Front that he endorsed in 1976—and Bryan Ferry, UK Conservative Party supporter. The self-anointed humasexual (in…

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It’s Time To Dance: Streep, Grande, Kidman To Star In Musical “The Prom”

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Is there no queer/queer-adjacent entertainment that Ryan Murphy doesn’t have his hands in? His recent Broadway revival of “The Boys in the Band” just won a Tony. The Paris is Burning-inspired ball culture series “Pose” is deep into season 2. “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” won armloads of Emmys. Now, he’s lined up a stellar…

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Divine, Tab Hunter Camp Classic “Polyester” Getting Criterion Release

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John Waters’ wickedly funny film Polyester, starring Divine and Tab Hunter, will be given the deluxe Criterion Collection treatment. Resplendent in Harlequin Romance-style cover artwork, this Director-approved special edition includes new added value and will be available in September. From Criterion: For his first studio picture, filth maestro John Waters took advantage of his biggest…

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