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Your Flagrant August Movie Preview
The dog days of Summer are upon us. August is oftentimes a dumping ground for films that aren’t quite blockbuster material and are probably not going to be collecting armloads of Oscars. (There’s even a movie called Dog Days out this month, for crapsakes). That being said, we are excited
Scotty Bowers, Pimp To The Hollywood Stars, Tells Even More, Part Two
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,
Gay Conversion Drama 'Boy Erased' Trailer Will Wreck You
I’m not crying. You’re crying. The first full-length trailer for Boy Erased is a total tearjerker and the film looks like a potential Oscar contender. Adapted from Garrard Conley’s autobiographical book, “Boy Erased: A Memoir,” the movie tells the harrowing story of a teenager coerced into conversion therapy, an attempt
Scotty Bowers, Pimp to Hollywood Stars, Tells Even More, Part One
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
Scarlett Johansson To Portray True Life Drag King Mobster
Scarlett Johansson will star in the amazing, but true story of a cross-dressing lesbian massage parlor owner who clashed with the mob in 1970s Pittsburgh.  Dante "Tex" Gill (named Jean Marie Gill at birth) was a larger-than-life character who ran a string of massage parlors as fronts for prostitution, married
Butterflies Aren't Free: 'Drag Race' Season 10 Finale Stuns
We made it, y’all. After fake death drops, real death drops, a Miz Craquaria rivalry that never was, and seemingly eighty thousand weeks of Drag Race, we finally made it to the finish line. And while we may be disappointed, we have ultimately come to accept our new reality: SPOILER
Hot, Hot, Hot: Your Flagrant July Movie Preview
Here are some movies to distract you as the planet burns to a crisp and the Supreme Court undoes every single civil rights development of the last 50 years. Off to the multiplex, we go!   Whitney (July 6) — The first bio film to be sanctioned by Whitney Houston’s
First Look: Timothee Chalamet, Steve Carell Tearjerking 'Beautiful Boy' Trailer
Timothee Chalamet has a new older man in his life: Steve Carell. No, this isn’t a sequel of Call Me By Your Name that takes place in Scranton, Pennsylvania. It’s a sad movie about meth addiction.   Beautiful Boy, which stars Chalamet as the titular boy and Carell as his
Villains, Vixen, Vanjie: 'RPDR' Season 10 Reunion RuCap
Look at us. Look at us, goddamnit! We are not fucking walking out and saying fuck all of y’all. That’s disrespectful to each of you. We are sitting down and writing this goddamned Ru-cap because SOMEONE needs to be talking about Kameron Michaels’ bullshit. Also, we finally got a Walk-Off!!
'Jurassic World: Lost Lesbian': Sequel Edits Out Queer Character Reveal
Hollywood may have finally ended its problematic “Bury Your Gays” trope. You know the story: It’s where a queer character (usually a woman) shows up on a television show and does some damage, then gets written off via violent death. And since Hollywood is nothing if not a font of
'Roseanne' Spinoff 'Darlene' Moving Closer To Reality
What’s the greatest gift you can give a friend? As it turns out, it’s writing a horrific, racist tweet that gets you fired, thus opening the door for your friend to boost her career with a spin-off show. https://giphy.com/gifs/roseanne-9Pz8qGE23Fx7ZnNg2Y Weeks after cancelling its hit show Roseanne, ABC is reportedly moving
'Hunger Games' Actor Amandla Stenberg Comes Out
Amandla Stenberg grew up fast. It seems like only yesterday that she was a prepubescent Rue making everyone cry in The Hunger Games, but now, all of a sudden, she’s a grown ass woman coming out on Instagram. https://giphy.com/gifs/hunger-games-books-11ogKJ1Dcg0egE Yesterday, Stenberg, who has also appeared in the YA romance Everything,
Final Four Eleganza Extravaganza: 'RPDR' 10 Episode 12
Last night, millions of queer people across the country collectively gasped when RuPaul Andre Charles eliminated all contestants in the Final Four for the first time ever. Then she handed the crown to Miss Vangie, retired from drag, and set the entire building on fire. J/k, Ru did exactly what
Thoroughly Maligned Millie: Trolls Force 'Stranger Things' Star Off Twitter
Every morning, attention-seeking queer men and women log onto the social networking platform known as Twitter and comment on the day’s events in an attempt to amass likes and retweets. Sometimes their commentary is trenchant and successful; other times it is annoying and loser-y. Either way, the end result is
So You Think You Can Prance: 'Drag Race' Star Laganja Estranja Slays 'SYTYCD'
MISS Laganja Estranja is BACK hunty, okurrrrrrr, *tongue pop*, *death drop*, okurrrrrrrr? Miss Estranja, who is bringing her familiar lunacy, charm, and drag clichés to the newest season of So You Think You Can Dance?, recently opened up about her newest job as a spokesqueen for marijuana understanding and awareness.
Three Willys: Glover, Gosling, Miller Favorited For 'Wonka' Origin Movie
Warner Brothers has singled out three potential lead actors for its Willy Wonka origin movie — and depending on who they choose, you may want to fuck Willy Wonka. According to Collider, the good ol’ WB has narrowed down its Willys to Ryan Gosling, Donald Glover, and Ezra Miller. Those
Pretty Pancakes, Ugly Twins: 'RPDR' Season 10 Episode 11 Tops, Bottoms
We’ve seen a lot of different strategies on this show — insult everyone into submission, stay true to yourself while ignoring the mean girls — but we’re unfamiliar with Kameron’s. Miss Michaels appears to have adopted the same strategy that those Jurassic Park kids did when the velociraptors walked into
Tab Hunter, Anthony Perkins Doomed Romance Headed To Silver Screen
Breaking: Two very attractive male actors will be making out on a movie screen near you. Technically, the actual news is that Zachary Quinto and J.J. Abrams are teaming up to produce a biopic called Tab & Tony about the secret romance between legendary screen hotties Tab Hunter and Anthony
Justice League: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Action Figure Coming Soon
There are a lot of Barbies who are unaware of their rights. They blithely drive around in their Barbie Dream Jeeps and switch between being astronauts and orca trainers like dilletantes, but they never think about the world outside their waxy blonde hair and molded plastic vajayjays. But finally, there
Sinister 'Suspiria' Trailer Delivers Creepy Feels, Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton
There’s a trailer out for Luca Guadagnino’s new movie Suspiria, and it’s nothing short of horrific: Armie Hammer is nowhere to be seen, and everyone is wearing a shirt. Suspiria, an homage to the 1977 horror film of the same name, stars Dakota Johnson as an uptight dancer with pallid
Channing Tatum Announces 'Magic Mike' Musical Hitting Stage Soon
According to an announcement made by Channing Tatum on Britain's Got Talent, Magic Mike Live is headed to the Hippodrome Casino in London this November. In other news, Queen Elizabeth just purchased oversized sunglasses, a trench coat, and a booth at the Hippodrome Casino. (She requested a vibrating seat, but the establishment
The Talent Family: Siblings Amy And David Sedaris Are Everywhere
The Sedarises (Sedari?) are tag-teaming the entertainment business again, but this time no one’s using protection. They’re coming right in with the wit and getting us all pregnant … with laughs. Well, sort of. https://giphy.com/gifs/kimmyschmidt-l0IyhMPWJVQhBnr2w In addition to Amy’s recurring role as tightly-unwound Mimi Kanasis on season four of Unbreakable
Femmes Are Strong As Hell: 'Unbreakable,' Unapologetic Tituss Burgess
Tituss Burgess may have just pulled a Mean Girls and accused Tina Fey of being a drug pusher. In an interview about season four of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (the first half of which is out today), Burgess speculated on Fey’s zen attitude to her role as exec producer on Schmidt.
Cate, Capers, Creepy Kids, More: Your Flagrant June Movie Preview
The Summer movie season is in full swing, and there are more options in June other than just hoping Chris Pratt gets eaten by a dinosaur. Here’s the 411:   Ocean’s 8, a.k.a. Women Steal Things Better June 8 — This much-awaited womanly Ocean’s update boasts a fabulous premise (an
'Roseanne' Cancelled After Barr's Racist Twitter Vomit
Roseanne Barr has done a lot in the name of “political correctness” in recent years — advocate for Trump, mock “libtards,” dub intersectionality a “degenerate” philosophy — but now she’s just gone full racist. And now her reboot has been cancelled. Here’s the tea: In response to a post about
Shirtless Recruits Mount Lubed Phallus For Herndon Climb
Every year, a thousand muscly shirtless men (and a few hundred women) jostle each other for the opportunity to grab each other’s butts, grasp each other’s rippling shoulders, and mount a giant, thick, lubed-up phallus in the name of brotherhood. Eventually, the mass of bodies becomes a throbbing mass of
'Gospel' Truth: New Documentary Spotlights Fashion Guru Andre Leon Talley
If fashion is a religion, André Leon Talley is its pope. His ornate capes and voluminous caftans could easily double for religious garments. And his creative headpieces (a turban!) rival any bishop’s miter Rihanna might wear to New York’s Met Gala. Whether at a book signing, on the panel of
Your Fifteen Minutes Are Up: Warhol's Dishy 'Interview' Magazine Folds
Interview, the almost 50-year-old magazine co-founded by Andy Warhol, has had its last word. Staffers at the art publication expressed their shock and dismay Monday morning when they received news of the mag’s folding. Often called “The Crystal Ball of Pop,” Interview had been embroiled in capital D Drama ever
'RPDR' 10 Episode 10 'Social Media Kings Into Queens' Tops, Bottoms
To quote Arrested Development, which is the most we’ll do with Arrested Development now that we know we’re not watching Season 5, RuPaul has made a huge mistake. Besides Eureka, Monet was the liveliest queen left on Drag Race — and yet Ru decided to boot Monet instead of Kameron
Actor/Activist Ian McKellen On Hollywood: 'Gay Men Don't Exist'
We’re deep into Act Two of Lord of the Queens: The Fellowship of the Rim, and the heterosexuals have begun to advance on Ian McKellen the Gay in the fire mines of Hollywood. But he has not given up hope. Instead of escaping from Hollywood with his friend Rupertwise Everettgee,
'Dear White People' Vol 2 Has Some Tea For Straight People Too
By Evan Lambert The second season of Netflix’s Dear White People isn’t coasting on the steam generated by its debut season. By framing each of its episodes around a different protagonist, this season has created a new, hypnotic engine of its own. But within the comfortable familiarity of this structure,
Out Olympian Adam Rippon Celebrates 'Dancing With The Stars' Victory
Renowned ice gazelle Adam Rippon has scored another win for queerkind. The openly gay Olympian walked away with the Mirrorball trophy after Monday’s finale of the athletes-only competition of Dancing with the Stars. Rippon and his partner Jenna Johnson beat out a series of strong competitors for the prize, including
Netflix 'She-Ra' Reboot Debuts Teaser Poster, Cast
For the honor of Grayskull, She-Ra is returning to Earth. Led by the queer creator of Lumberjanes, Noelle Stevenson, She-Ra will be rebooted on Netflix later this year with a luminous vocal cast including Sandra Oh and Lorraine Toussaint, a.k.a. Orange is the New Black’s season two antagonist, Vee. https://giphy.com/gifs/80s-cartoons-she-ra-NICYni8VtpG1O
'Deadpool 2' Delivers Queer Relationship Other Superhero Franchises Teased
There might be a reason to see Deadpool 2 after all. P.S. SPOILER ALERT! While Ryan Reynolds has been praised for his affecting, if exhausting and transparently needy, portrayal of the movie’s titular superhero, the movie has been knocked for its lack of decent action sequences and troubling sexism. (Critics
'First Ladies': Jennifer Aniston, Tig Notaro Are U.S. President, Wife
In a move that is sure to confuse straight conservative bros across the country, Netflix will be releasing a new film starring girl-on-girl action … between a female President of the United States and her wife. First Ladies, a political comedy written by Tig Notaro and her wife Stephanie Allynne,
Landosexual: Donald Glover's 'Solo' Character Outed As Pansexual
Today’s queerbaiting brought to you by Solo: A Star Wars Story. In the grand tradition of modern blockbusters straight-washing their canonically queer characters or merely teasing at queer storylines that never arise, Solo has outed one of its main characters … as maybe pansexual, depending on how you look at
'Breastworld' Fembots Rule: 'RPDR' Season 10 Episode 9 Tops, Bottoms
In the future, when the robots take over, they will know that Drag Race was good to them. Last night’s parody of Westworld, dubbed Breastworld, took a sympathetic stance in support of robots — as in, robots other than Aquaria. And while the parody was a bit overlong and strained,
Cardi B Likes 'Girls,' Girls
When your fiancé is a major homophobe, and you’re currently starring in a hit single that turns female-on-female sexuality into a money-making scheme, then your usual course of action is to apologize. But when you’re Cardi B, the apparent course of action is to come out as pansexual. After a
Ch Ch Check It Out: Long Awaited Beastie Boys Bio Coming In October
The surviving members of the Grammy-winning hip-hop band Beastie Boys, Ad-Rock and Mike D, have compiled a memoir that might as well be called War and Beast. The tome, which features contributions from A-list fans, weighs in at 592 pages. The memoir, out October 30th, will reportedly cover topics including
Gyllenhaal, Cooper Portraying Leonard Bernstein In Competing Biopics
Being a straight man in Hollywood can be so hard. There are people on all sides complaining about “diversity” and “representation” and “allowing gay actors to play gay roles,” and all you want to do is play gay enough times to win an Oscar. But alas, dear readers, there’s hope
Killer Queen: 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Trailer Downplays Mercury's Gayness
There’s a lot going on in the new teaser trailer for the Queen/Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody — but it seems to be missing one thing. As for what that thing is, though, we’re not totally sure. We can’t quite place a finger in it … Oh, right. Gayness. The
Everybody's Talkin': Oscar Winner 'Midnight Cowboy' Gets Deluxe Criterion Release
Almost 50 years before Moonlight shocked Hollywood with its Best Picture Oscar win, another gay-themed film shook Tinseltown by winning the 1969 Best Picture. The big surprise that year was the Oscar was bestowed upon Midnight Cowboy, an X-rated film, a rating usually consigned to porn films. But Midnight Cowboy
Beat Yo Self: PornHub Launches Specialty 'Dirty' Socks
We have truly reached a golden age of television, as evidenced by a recent Emmy-worthy video from Pornhub. In what may be one of the most inspirational television spots of the year, Pornhub has compiled a bevy of motivating images (such as footage of a man pummeling a punching bag)
Hunty And Cher: 'RPDR' Season 10 Episode 8 Tramps, Thieves
Pull up a Cher, folks, because we need to talk about this week’s episode of Drag Race. Last night, we were #blessed with not just the return of Chad Michaels (do you believe in life after Drag Race?), but a shnappy “Slap Out of It” mini challenge and an unauthorized
The Unhappiest Place On Earth: Disneyland Goth Day Endangered
Of course Trump is to blame. For 20 years, swarms of goths have been descending upon the Happiest Place on Earth for the delightfully macabre meet-up dubbed Bats Day in the Fun Park (in homage to the Batcave(?), the London nightclub that gave birth to goth subculture). Artificially pale humans
When Mary Met Sally: Jim Parsons Pleads For More Queer RomComs
Jim Parsons has a message for all those asshole reviewers who claimed it was too late for Love, Simon because gay marriage. Last night, the Big Bang Theory indentured servant went on the Late Show to tell Stephen Colbert his real thoughts on queer rom-coms, saying, “I think there are
Hugh Grant, Ben Whishaw Lock Lips In 'Scandal' Trailer
2018 may feel like a long years journey into apocalypse, but we can at least take comfort knowing that Hugh Grant will be soon making out with Q from the Daniel Craig James Bond movies. In a trailer for A Very English Scandal (not to be confused with Notes on
It's A Sin: Ranking Met Gala's 'Heavenly Bodies,' Earthbound Flops
Considering the Met Gala theme this year was Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, we really shouldn’t be surprised that Monday night’s event looked like a seminary school graduation organized by Elton John. As per usual, the Gala attracted hundreds of celebs to its pearly gates to display their
Headliner Janet Jackson Can't Save FYF Fest From Cancellation
The drawing power of headliners Janet Jackson, indie rock act Florence + The Machine and rapper Future were not enough to save one of the Summer’s most anticipated music festivals. FYF Fest promoters posted a notice to their Instagram over the weekend announcing the concert series would not happen this
Breakable: 'Kimmy Schmidt' Ending After Fourth Season
Fudge it to heck! The Powers That Stream just announced that Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt will not return for a fifth season after this year. If this is their idea of a joke, then they belong in a Woody Allen film because we’re not laughing. https://giphy.com/gifs/kimmyschmidt-unbreakable-kimmy-schmidt-uks-3oEjHXTdZtYRmhWzny If you didn’t understand that
Drew Droege On Being A Male Actress, Impersonating Betty White, And Why You Need To Watch 'Heathers'
The next time the encyclopedia is updated, expect to see a photo of Drew Droege beside the word "ubiquitous." The comic actor is literally everywhere. One minute you'll find yourself obsessed with his eccentric take on fashion icon/actress Chloe Sevingy and the next you'll be dazzled by his singular, alcohol-infused
Fish Out Of Water: 'RPDR' 10 Episode 7 Tops, Flops
We are sad to say that the results are in, and the Heart experienced some arrhythmia last night. After a Reading mini-challenge, a Snatch Game, and a zany mermaid runway, Miss ‘Mo just did not get the blood flowing this week — and unfortunately had to be removed from the
2 Dirrty: Christina Aguilera's Latest Is Return To Filthy Pop
It’s tempting to think that Christina Aguilera’s new single “Accelerate” is about having wealth, fame, and getting hammered. There are lyrics about having “moola” and “power” and “[getting] it how we want it,” and a metaphor about getting shot up with adrenaline. Plus, every media outlet on the Internet seems
Wedding Belles? Caitlyn Jenner Reportedly Engaged To Trans Model
As Kanye West continues to have what we in the biz call a “full-on public breakdown” — and his wife allies with third-rate heist movie villains Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump — Caitlyn Jenner has drawn coke lines in the sand and established herself as the world’s most stable Kardashian-Jenner.
Big Freedia Bounces Back With Hot Drake Collabo, New Music
Big Freedia has come a long way since her first 1999 single “An Ha, Oh Yeah.” Over the years, she has not only made cameos in RuPaul singles and dropped a “Christmazz” album with the song “Santa Is a Gay Man,” but racked up GLAAD nominations and even performed on
'Call Me' Director's 'Suspiria' Remake Earns Raves From Original Star
Skeptics be damned. Seems like many, including the film’s original star, Jessica Harper, are very impressed with what they’ve seen of Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria remake… reboot… homage. The film is slated for release this Fall, but horror fans were treated to first footage from
'American Idol' Voters Eliminate Drag Diva Ada Vox
Hmm, there’s something wrong with American Idol and we can’t quite put our finger in it. Here are some of the contestants who moved on to the Top 7 in Idol on the show’s recent Disney Night: Gabby Barrett, an obviously-not-Native-American white girl who sang “Colors of the Wind,” despite
Notorious 'RBG', 'Deadpool 2' And Six Other Films To Check Out in May
Experiencing superhero fatigue after seeing literally every superhero in the universe have a kiki in Avengers: Infinity War? Here are some May movies to cleanse your palate before blockbuster season really kicks into overdrive.   RBG (May 4) – Where do you see yourself when you’re 85? Playing mahjong in
Yas, Queen! 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Preview Wows CinemaCon
The first trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody, a.k.a. the Queen biopic, a.k.a. the Freddie Mercury movie, a.k.a. the movie that Bryan Singer was fired from because of his pesky sexual harassment, is now available for your viewing pleasure. Oh wait, nope. Excuse us. It's only available for CinemaCon attendees' viewing pleasure
Proportionizing 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 10 Episode 6 Tops, Bottoms
“I do declare, Blair St. Clair … Unlike a Boy Scout, she wasn’t prepared.” – a song lyric that Trixie Mattel has already written into her next country album.   This week’s mini challenge, dubbed “Sittin’ On a Secret” (btw, why isn’t THAT the show’s hashtag?), had the queens sitting
Janelle Monae Comes Out In Rolling Stone Interview
Remember back when people would collectively clutch their pearls every time a celebrity came out of the closet? Well, in 2018, that’s still very much a thing in certain hellscapes across the country —but there are two additional contingents who have become just as vocal. First, there are the well-meaning
Gay Activist, Archivist Dick Leitsch Shares Sassy Slang
“Because I’m dying, everybody thinks I’m interesting,” Dick Leitsch told his visitor David Kortava of The New Yorker. Leitsch, now in his 80s, had at one time been president of the early gay-rights organization the Mattachine Society, within which he spearheaded campaigns to “end police entrapment and discrimination by local
Under The Rainbow: Creepy, Abandoned 'Oz' Theme Park Reopening Soon
If ever there were a visual representation of the creepy, depressing Scissor Sisters song “Return to Oz,” it would be the Land of Oz, an abandoned, decrepit Wizard of Oz theme park in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Perched on top of Beech Mountain Resort, the once-lively park
Madonna's Hair, Underwear, Tupac Breakup Letter Heading To Auction
Worried your giant Madonna shrine in your living room isn’t creepy enough? Don’t worry! Now you can purchase extremely intimate possessions once owned by Madonna so that your shrine will have the intrusive and psychotic touch it so desperately needs! More specifically, a few materials once owned by the Material
'RPDR' Season 10, Episode 5: 'Bossy Rossy' Bottoms, Tops
“Okay, so you’re the Chocolate Judd. That don’t impress me much.” … is what Shania Twain would have said to Mayhem Miller last night, had she spoken more than eleven words. But unfortunately, the Best Selling Female Country Singer of All Time was largely silent in this week’s episode, much
Rupert Everett Goes Wilde In 'The Happy Prince'
When’s the last time an image of a train entering a tunnel ended up being a metaphor for gay sex, and you laughed — just really laughed? Well, that won’t happen in The Happy Prince. While the movie does have a scene in which a train plowing through a tunnel
From 'Muriel' To Manic: Toni Collette's Latest 'Hereditary' Trailer Is Creepy AF
Toni Collette is back on our movie screens in a supernatural horror thriller that can only be described as Little Miss Psychopath. Wait, no: The Sixth Jump Scare. Wait, no: Muriel’s Slow, Disturbing Descent into Madness. The movie’s actual title is Hereditary, but those other titles that we just made
Savvy Marketing Or Cowardice? Hit Comedy 'Blockers' Kept Queer Storyline Secret
Here’s something unexpected: The well-reviewed sex comedy Blockers, which features a scene in which John Cena butt-chugs beer and then poops it into his friend’s face, is the best thing for queer rights since Harvey Milk. Don’t quote us on that. With a current domestic box office haul of $53.1
Rapper Kendrick Lamar, Queer Novelist Among Pulitzer Prize Winners
The Pulitzers are officially woke, y’all. Kendrick Lamar just won the Pulitzer Prize for Music for his album, Damn, becoming the first rapper to ever do so. He also happened to share the stage with Andrew Sean Greer, who won the fiction Pulitzer for his unabashedly queer novel Less, a
Penelope Cruz, Antonio Banderas Reunite For Almodovar's Next Film
Q: What’s better than an Almodovar movie starring Penelope Cruz or an Almodovar movie starring Antonio Banderas? A: An Almodovar movie starring BOTH OF THEM. For his next project, the Spanish legend will team up with his favorite two specimens of human perfection for a meditation on “first loves, second
Bey Slays: Beyonce Reunites Destiny's Child, Dominates Coachella
It’s cute that Leonardo DaVinci ever thought his Vitruvian Man would be considered the gold standard of human perfection. After Bey’s superhuman Coachella performance and “surprise” Destiny’s Child reunion yesterday, it might be time to update DaVinci’s illustration of “ideal human proportions” with Beyonce’s face and a lapel mic. Of
'Pose' Is Burning: Ryan Murphy's Latest Resembles Legendary Vogueing Doc
When we heard about Ryan Murphy’s latest (and last) output for FX, the NYC voguing drama Pose, we assumed it would at least pay homage to the seminal 1990 documentary Paris is Burning. What we didn’t know, however, is that it would blatantly rip it off. Judging by the first
'RuPaul's Drag Race' 10 Ep 4: Bottoms, Tops, Flops
This week’s episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race blessed us with an exclusive sneak “peak” of Olympus Mons is Burning, the sequel to Paris is Burning that will take place on Mars in 100 years. Oh, FYI, Olympus Mons is an enormous shield volcano on Mars — the largest in the
Say 'Anything': New Trailer Features Matt Bomer As Trans Sex Worker
A new trailer just dropped for Matt Bomer’s latest starring vehicle Anything, an indie romance-drama opening May 11 that earned “respectable” reviews when it debuted at the 2017 Los Angeles Film Festival. And to answer your first question: No, this isn’t a prequel to Say Anything. Some of you will recall
'Broad City's Abbi Jacobson Promotes New Film, Comes Out As Bi
Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson has officially entered the “I’m a serious actor, please give me awards now” phase of her comedy career. For her role in 6 Balloons, a Netflix film about hilarious topics such as depression and drug addiction, Jacobson is already earning positive reviews. In addition to being
'The Bitch' Is Back: Joan Collins Joining 'American Horror Story' Season 8
We’ve figured it out. American Horror Story is actually just a place where all of Ryan Murphy’s favorite gay icons of his youth can go and live their best lives. The latest grand dame to choose AHS as her stomping ground is none other than Dynasty’s Alexis Carrington Colby Morell
'Universal Love' EP Delivers Gender Swap Pop From Bob Dylan, Kesha, More
There’s nothing sadder than dusting off an old pop song to hear Elton John or Dusty Springfield sublimate their true desire and sing about the opposite sex. Thankfully, the music biz has since given us Gay Messiahs like Rufus Wainwright, Troye Sivan, Haley Kiyoko, Halsey, etc. etc. and so on,
A Big Bird, A Spider, An Exorcism: 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 10 Ep 3
Someone please tell Dusty Ray’s parents that the only thing needing exorcism is their daughter’s runway look last night. What demon told her to wear that shit? https://giphy.com/gifs/rupaulsdragrace-episode-3-rupauls-drag-race-5QRujWQirD91aodc8j Oh, what are we waiting for? Let’s get to the meat, girl. Here are this week’s tops and bottoms.   Tops Monique
Film Review: ‘Blockers’ Is A Queer, Female ‘Superbad’
By Evan Lambert At first glance, Blockers seems like just another gross-out sex comedy. It has a gross title (Blockers is short for Cockblockers), a gross teaser poster (literally just a picture of a cock), and John Cena "butt-chugging." However, if you look again, you’ll also notice that it has
Kathy Griffin Spoofs Kellyanne Conway On 'President Show'
It can’t be a coincidence that a day after Kathy Griffin finally made her triumphant return to Hollywood, Google Doodle debuted an illustrated recitation of Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise:” “You may write me down in history / With your bitter, twisted lies, / You may trod me in the
Dickapalooza: Thousands Flock To Japan For Annual Penis Fest
Every spring in Japan, 50,000 people get their hands on giant penises and ride them like it’s their job. Sometimes, it actually is their job. The mass penis-grabbing is not just a massive, throbbing explosion of erotica: It’s actually an annual parade held in Kawasaki called Kanamara Matsuri aka “the
'Hedwig' Director Returns With Punks, Aliens, Nicole Kidman
Over the course of his directing career, John Cameron Mitchell has demonstrated interest in, at various points: complex humanity, punk rock, and writhing sex parties. Naturally, his latest film combines all of three of those things — plus aliens and Nicole Kidman. In How to Talk to Girls at Parties,
Rapper Tyler The Creator Seriously Crushes Out On Timothee Chalamet
Timothée Chalamet has just responded to Tyler, The Creator crushing on him in new song ‘Okra.’ The Odd Future rapper rhapsodizes about Timothée Chalamet's flawless visage. "Tell Tim Chalamet to come get at me," he raps, "skin glowin', clear of acne." The song is Tyler’s first piece of new solo
Grace Jones Returns, Plus 6 More Movies To Check Out In April
Looking for a movie option other than your fiftieth double feature of Love, Simon and Greatest Showman? We gotchu. Here are seven April movies that may temporarily restore your faith in Hollywood. A Quiet Place (April 6) - We’ve hearted Emily Blunt ever since The Devil Wears Prada, but have
Drag Overdose: 'PharmaRusical' Delivers On RPDR 10 Episode 2
Sure, Aquaria can talk shit about Miz Cracker’s makeup, but can she generate the beautiful, operatic, Shakespearean drama of The Vixen? Y’all, Vixen is Reality TV gold, and we should be thanking her for taking the Miz Craquaria rivalry to the next level. After all, if it weren’t for her,
Sandra Bernhard Explains Why Some Women Support Trump
Although Roseanne Barr and her TV character may be disappointingly pro-Trump, out entertainer Sandra Bernard remains as refreshingly liberal and progressive as ever. Bernhard, who has reprised her role as Nancy in ABC's hit revival of Roseanne, chatted with MSNBC’s Ari Melber about the controversial reboot of the sitcom, which was beloved for
Call Me By Your Name Was Meant To Have More Sex And Nudity
For many people Call Me By Your Name, last year's sun-soaked, early '80s-set gay romance, was everything they'd ever wanted in a queer movie. It had two comely leading men (Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet), gorgeous Italian scenery, a mood-enhancing soundtrack courtesy of Sufjan Stevens, a curtain-closing speech by Michael
Paris Is Voguing: Ballroom Dance Returns To France As Political Expression
Voguing has always been a dance of struggle and resistance — of fighting the Man with twirls and death drops, of lighting up ballrooms with militance and grace — but it has never been so crucial to progress as it is now. Once a fringe art form, voguing is now
Celebs Pay It Forward By Buying Out Screenings For Love, Simon
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'Feud' Escalates: Olivia De Havilland Vows Appeal After Court Favors Ryan Murphy
Yesterday, gazillionaire Ryan Murphy triumphantly announced victory over the ailing 101-year-old Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland in her defamation lawsuit over Murphy’s hit FX series Feud. Havilland, who is currently living out her golden years in a tony hotel room in Paris (a.k.a. goals), claimed in a lawsuit last summer
Soaring Reviews For Broadway's 'Angels In America' Revival
The reviews are in: Angels in America is a hit. Returning to Broadway for the first time since it originally debuted in 1993, Tony Kushner’s seminal, mind-blowing, ambitious and spectacular saga about gay life in the mid-1980s is earning rave reviews once again. After the latest iteration of the classic
Defending Her Trump Love, Roseanne Tells Kimmel To 'Zip That F###in Lip'
Roseanne Barr? More like Grosseanne Barf! (Sorry. In the spirit of the #MarchForOurLives going on today, we’ve decided to use only high school-level insults.) Anyway, we’re heated because Barr went on noted progressive Jimmy Kimmel’s late night show and disingenuously played down her past support of President Trump. When Kimmel
First Look: Timothée Chalamet Is A Meth Addict
Timothée Chalamet is a meth head! Fret not Call Me By Your Name fanatics, your beloved Timmee hasn't gone into dark spiral brought on by his sudden incredible success, but will merely play a meth-addicted youngster in a new movie. The film is titled Beautiful Boy and it's an adaptation
Killer Heels: Ryan Reynolds' Anti-Hero Gets His Kicks In 'Deadpool 2' Trailer
Deadpool 2 finally has an official trailer, and it’s promising lots of Deadpool’s “devil-may-care attitude” and “strong thighs” — in addition to a moment in which Ryan Reynolds sexually harasses an X-Man. That image comes courtesy of Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool grabbing the X-Man Colossus’ curvy, muscular ass during an otherwise
Cross Dress For Less: Cheap Couture Challenge Kickstarts 'RPDR' 10 Premiere
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Mr. Rogers Was Really A Badass, Subversive Radical
Folks of a certain age undoubtedly hold a soft spot for Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, the long-running children's program which was broadcast on PBS from 1968 until 2001. Fred Rogers, the gentle-voiced, cardigan-clad host of the educational series, spoke -- and sometimes sang -- directly to America's children and taught them
Q-Tip, Demi Lovato Cover Elton John's Classic 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart'
As we near the debut of Elton John’s greatest hit cover albums, Revamp and Restoration, Demi Lovato and hip hop artist Q-Tip have released an early cover of “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” from Revamp. They’ve also released a music video to accompany the cover — and in the spirit
Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Evan Peters Return For 'AHS' Season 8
Whether or not Season 8 of American Horror Story ends up being any good, it’ll at least have some good acting in it. According to co-creator Ryan Murphy, original cast members Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters — as well as regular cast member Kathy Bates — are all set to
If I'd Seen 'Love Simon' in High School, It Would've Saved My Life
By Evan Lambert When I came out in middle school, my classmates called me a pervert and avoided me in the hallway. In high school, my peers oscillated between openly mocking me and gossiping about me behind my back. I was told I belonged in a zoo; I was told
Flagrant Hall Of Flame Inductee: Irish Drag Activist Panti Bliss
Today, on St. Patrick’s Day, Flagrant salutes LGBTQ luminary Panti Bliss, the Irish marriage equality activist, author and celebrity drag queen.  The Dublin darling was a longtime fixture of the local drag scene, until the Irish gay marriage referendum campaign in 2015 skyrocketed Panti into the frontlines of the globally watched
Sexy Minutes: Anderson Cooper Preps Stormy Interview, Splits With BF
There’s so much secrecy surrounding adult film performer Stormy Daniels’ upcoming “60 Minutes” interview with Anderson Cooper that we’re expecting revelations no less explosive than the names and locations of every secret bunker containing Donald Trump’s love children. Although Stormy’s publicity-savvy (or should we say “publicity hungry,” and some might
'All Stars 3' Finale Winner Surprises Exactly No One
Are we the only ones who felt like this season of All Stars was less a roller coaster of highest highs and lowest lows, and more a leisurely car ride of middlest middles? Did we really need another All Stars in the first place, less than two years after the
Katy Perry Kissed A Boy Who Did NOT Want To Be Kissed
If at any point this week you find yourself thinking that your life isn’t together, just remember that Katy Perry exists. In just the past year, she’s bombed at the VMAs, faced a major identity crisis, and earned tepid reviews for Witness. And in just the past week, she’s sexually
Kristen Stewart Cast As Iconic Actress, Activist Jean Seberg
Kristen Stewart has a lot in common with the legendary French New Wave star Jean Seberg. First of all, she’s a darling in France. (She’s the first American actress to have ever won a Cesar, a.k.a. the French Oscar.) Second, she’s fiercely counterculture. (She memorably came out as “so gay”
Grace Jones, Divine Considered For Original 'Blade Runner' Film
In the year of 2017, Blade Runner 2049 (directed by Denis Villeneuve) was released with great expectation, starring left-ear buccaneer earring wearer Harrison Ford revising his iconic role as Rick Deckard first seen in the original Blade Runner, the neo-noir dystopian classic (based on a Philip K. Dick novel) from
Three Strikes? Madonna To Direct Dance Biopic 'Taking Flight'
Hollywood has been warned: Madonna is directing her third movie. The Material Lady is in talks to direct a ballet biopic called Taking Flight, which is coincidentally what her directing career has never done. The biopic, which is adapted from a memoir of the same name by Sierra Leonean ballet
Frida Kahlo Barbie Angers Descendants, Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek has added her name to the cacophony of voices criticizing Mattel over their new Frida Kahlo Barbie dolls. ICYMI: Denizens of the Internet recently bristled at Mattel’s new Kahlo Barbies once it became clear that they would look less like the queer, body positive artist we all know
Russell Crowe's 'Divorce Auction' Includes Used Leather Jockstrap, More
Ever fantasized about smelling Russell Crowe’s used jock strap? What about OWNING it? Well, you’re in luck, pervert. As part of a “divorce auction” to sell off a bunch of items he owned with his ex-wife, Crowe is auctioning off — among other things — a leather jock strap that
Zsa Zsa Gabor's 'Prince' Reveals His Hustler Past
Once upon a time there was a royal marriage made in what would eventually be TMZ heaven. Hans Robert Lichtenberg, born in 1943 into humble beginnings in Germany, transformed himself in the most conniving way—he deserves the grifter crown of Hollywood—as Prince Frederic von Anhalt. Anhalt became known to the
Pelosi Enters, One Queen Exits: 'All Stars 3' Episode 7 RuCap
We’re down to the final four, y’all — and we can all probably predict who the winner will be. If it were up to Ru, of course, Bebe would win by a landslide — but unfortunately, Bebe’s only guaranteed to stay as long as the Final Four, per her contract.
Sassy, Gay Teen Stereotype Returns In Mindy Kaling's 'Champions'
Today, in stock gay archetypes: Champions, a new comedy from Mindy Kaling, is riffing on the time-tested formula of two clueless adult brothers raising a child together — except this time the child is a sassy gay half Indian kid! Finally, it’s the answer to no one’s prayers: A semi-woke
Madonna Parties With Kim K, Cardi B, Homophobe
The Material Girl/Woman/Lady threw a kray post-Oscars bash Sunday, where rapper Cardi B performed a short set before posing with Madge and Kim Kardashian-West in a photo booth sesh. Afterwards, KK tweeted out, “Looking forward to the collaboration, ladies.” Taking into consideration Kim K’s verrrrrry limited talents, we’re going to
Call Me By Your Second Name: Director, Cast On Board For Sequel
Once again, queer folk are putting straights to shame in the romance department. Just a few days after Call Me By Your Name won Best Adapted Screenplay at the Oscars (in addition to nabbing three more nominations), the Internet is learning that the sequel will be set in the late
Gone Fishin': 'Shape Of Water' Inspired Dildos Sell Out
If you’ve ever caught yourself in the middle of a Saturday night hookup thinking, “Man, this would be so much better if he were a fish,” then you’re in luck! After this past weekend’s Oscars, a set of Shape of Water-inspired dildos are practically flying off the shelves and into
Meet Frances McDormand's Oscar Thief: 'U.N. Ambassador,' Beyonce's 'Life Long Friend'
Frances McDormand’s Oscar win wasn’t her only brush with greatness Sunday night. She also had the honor of having her Oscar stolen by none other than Terry Bryant, a.k.a. D.J. Matari, a self-proclaimed producer, A&E editor, actor, TV host, A-List entertainment journalist, and UN ambassador. While attending the Governor’s Ball,
And The Oscar Winners Are: 'Shape Of Water,' '3 Billboards,' Inclusivity
Here are the winners of this year’s Oscars: Grinding Nemo (a.k.a. The Shape of Water), for winning four awards. Mexico, for producing winners Guillermo del Toro and Coco. The costume designer for Phantom Thread, who won a jet ski for having the night’s shortest acceptance speech. This year’s PricewaterhouseCoopers accountants,
Kristen Wiig In Talks For 'Wonder Woman 2' Super Villain
If you gagged at Kristen Wiig’s hilarious mangling of the English language in Zoolander 2, then you’ll love her next villainous role — which, coincidentally, is also for a movie that has “2” in the title. Reportedly, Wiig is in talks to join Wonder Woman 2 as The Cheetah, a
Pretty Painful: Armie Hammer's Pre-Oscar Regime Is Bonkers
Earlier this week, both celebrities and random people on the Internet questioned Call Me By Your Name star Armie Hammer for posting an Instagram video of him getting his shirtless chest “prepped” for the Oscars. But while certain people including Insecure star Jay Ellis asked things like, “Who is seeing
'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 3' Episode 6: Sacrifice, Rudemption
And on the sixth week, BenDeLaChrist rose again. After a season of hand-wringing over being the winner every goddamned week, DeLa finally bowed her saintly head and bestowed life upon us all. In addition to Ru-deeming herself and bringing back Morgana McMichaels (truly, their hug resembled The Creation of Adam),
Dolly Parton Donates 100 Millionth Book, In Talks To Join '9 To 5' Update
The beautiful and talented national treasure Dolly Parton is in the news today for two very big reasons: her classic comedy “9 to 5” is being rebooted with her blessing AND probable involvement and it was announced today that she is dedicating the 100 millionth book from her Imagination Library
Let's Spend The Night Together: Mick Jagger Catches Aja, Milk Drag Show
RuPaul’s Drag Race fans come in many forms, but the show’s celebrity fans usually fit into certain archetypes: Pretty starlets, comedy/camp icons, pop stars, and, of course, LGBTQ folks. However, you can now add Singing Mummy Mick Jagger to that list, because the Rolling Stones frontman stopped by Chicago’s Roscoe's
Janelle Monae Teases 'Dirty Computer,' Fluid Sexuality
While gossip blogs have speculated on whether Janelle Monae is dating Thor: Ragnarok’s Tessa Thompson, Monae’s truth bombs and credos in an interview with The Guardian are so captivating that we honestly don’t care what the hell she does with her life. You do you, J Monae. Exhibit A: The
Famous For 15 Seconds: Warhol Challenge Eliminates Another RPDR All Stars 3 Queen
The queens of All Stars 3 have sailed through yet another lackluster week. Trixie finally made nice with Shangela by helping her avoid serious bodily injury on the sewing machine, and Bebe finally secured a win by shouting “Camarooooooon” and not hot gluing a giant record to her face. We
'Tainted Love' Songs: Soft Cell Reuniting For Final Concert
Sometimes you feel you’ve got to run away, and that’s what new wave/synth-pop duo Soft Cell is doing with their recently-announced farewell show. The men behind the classic 1981 hit “Tainted Love” is reuniting for the first time in 15 years on September 30 for a show called “Say Hello,
RIP Fashion Stylist, Iconoclast Judy Blame
You may have never heard of legendary punk-aesthetic fashion stylist, prophetic art director, designer Judy Blame, but his influence was undeniable. He is considered one of the key crafters of the 80s underground look that ultimately infused into the mainstream. Blame died earlier this week at age 58. Blame was
Indie Rock God Sufjan Stevens Amazed By 'Call Me' Oscar Nom
Handsome, mystic, and impenetrable, Sufjan Stevens is like a cross between a retired Marine and a DJ. His words can either move us to tears or confuse the hell out of us, depending on the day. And in a new interview with Variety, he has also allowed us some insight
'Family Guy's Stewie To Come Out With Help From Therapist Ian McKellen
After a lifetime of hanging out at gay bars, demonstrating a keen love for theater, and sashaying through life with the voice of a retired high school chorus instructor, Family Guy’s Stewie Griffin is finally coming to terms with his sexuality. https://giphy.com/gifs/family-guy-stewart-flirting-9pcYGdF7aPEXK America’s favorite melodramatic baby will reportedly answer the
'Fantastic Woman' Daniela Vega Will Make History As First Trans Oscar Presenter
A Fantastic Woman may have only scored one major nomination at the Oscars this year (Best Foreign Language Film), but the Academy is making up for that in a major way. On March 3, Daniela Vega will become the first trans person to present at the Academy Awards. The charismatic
Manly App Allows You To Become The #Basic Gay Of Your Dreams
Thanks to a popular app called Manly, catfishing just got a hell of a lot easier. The app, which became available last year, allows men to photoshop pictures of themselves so that they can have abs, tans, arm muscles, tattoos, and beards. Essentially, it helps men become our society’s “male
Drag Guitarist Mrs. Smith Shreds Adele, Amazes Millions
It is rumored that “unlikely guitar hero” Mrs. Smith is actually fast-fingered shredding deity Steve Vai in drag. This is not likely as in 2016, Mrs. Smith was the opening act at the “Guitar Gods Festival” in Miami of which Steve Vai headlined along with neoclassical metal legend Yngwie Malmsteen.
Sally Field Acts As Matchmaker For Son And Olympian Adam Rippon
The son of legendary actor Sally Field has publicly proclaimed his crush on figure-skating star Adam Rippon, Bronze Medalist in the 2018 Winter Olympics. “I hate being earnest but an openly, ‘non-passing,’ sassy, beautiful gay 20-something daring America not to love him and becoming the sweetheart of the Olympic Games
'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 10 Premiere, Epic Running Time Announced
Already mourning the inevitable end of Drag Race All Stars 3? Terrified that you’ll enter withdrawals and sink into an endless void of despair? Worried you’ll slowly distance yourself from friends and family as you attempt to reclaim the person you once were — if there’s even any “person” left
Fired 'Transparent' Star Jeffrey Tambor Blames Show's 'Toxic Politicized Atmosphere'
Perhaps the good people at Transparent realized they could no longer in good conscience employ Jeffrey Tambor, because they just fired his creeping ass. Over three months after Tambor was first accused of harassment and sexual misconduct by multiple women, the actor finally parted ways on Thursday with the show
Weak 'Snatch Game' Nearly Sinks 'All Stars 3' Episode 4
What did we just watch? Could this have been the worst Snatch Game we’ve ever seen? How did Shangela end up in the Top 2 after busting out her same tired shtick of making obvious wordplay but with a sassy look on her face? Did the ghost of Paul Lynde
'Black Panther' Queer Romance Removed
Marvel fans continue to herald the progressiveness of Black Panther, but the truth is that the film isn’t as diverse as it seems. We have learned that the film’s creators shed a fan-favorite queer storyline during the journey from page to screen. In April 2017, a writer for Vanity Fair
'Glee,' 'Feud' Co-Creator Ryan Murphy Signs $300M Netflix Deal, Owns Everything
Proving he’s Hollywood’s most fickle bitch, Ryan Murphy just broke up with 21st Century Fox on the day before Valentine’s Day. It’s the sort of move you’d expect from an alpha gay who prioritizes Soul Cycle over calling his aging parents — not from Murphy — but we suppose it
10-Year-Old 'Drag Slayer' Desmond Is Amazing Owns NYFW Catwalk
It’s about time, Amerikweens. Desmond Napoles, a.k.a. Desmond is Amazing, just made his official catwalk debut at a Gypsy Sport show as part of New York Fashion Week. Rocking an Elizabethan collar, long polka-dot Dynasty nails, and his hair frosted and slicked down across his forehead, the ten-year-old Desmond looked
DIY Porn: Dan Savage's HUMP! Film Fest Coming To A Theater Near You
Dan Savage’s 13th Annual HUMP! Film Festival tour is underway throughout the United States and parts of Canada. HUMP! started in 2005 as a “joke” amateur porn festival. Savage took out a full-page ad in the Seattle alternative newspaper The Stranger (in which Savage first launched his now-syndicated sex-advice column
Olympic Medalist Adam Rippon At 13 Was Already Charming, Modest, Insanely Talented
An unearthed interview from 2003 is proving that ice gazelle/Olympic medalist Adam Rippon has always been charming, modest, and ridiculously talented. While chatting with Pennsylvania TV station WNEP-TV, which is now probably a pile of smoldering rubble after the riots induced by the Eagles winning the Super Bowl, Rippon gushed
John Cena Drags, Slimes Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Promo
John Cena just broke new ground in the entertainment industry by proving that dressing up in drag and playing an entire family of people is not just a job for Tyler Perry or Eddie Murphy. In Keeping Up with the Cenas, John Cena employs his broad comedic talents to take
Gold Medal Gays: Out Canadian Skater Wins, USA's Rippon Cheated
This weekend, Olympics fans witnessed history in the making as a figure skater became the first openly gay athlete to ever win a gold medal at the Winter Olympics. The problem? It wasn’t Adam Rippon. It is with heavy heart that we congratulate Canadian Eric Radford on his gold medal
SATC Feud Explodes: Cattrall To 'Cruel' Parker, 'You Are Not My Friend'
Sex and the City fans may be sad that we won’t get a third SATC movie, but honestly, it feels like it’s already happening in real life. The ongoing feud between Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker is continuing to escalate, and at this point, it seems that the only
Full Frontal Dornan: Nude Scenes Shot, Not Included In Final 'Fifty Shades'
All of the Fifty Shades of Grey movies are objectively terrible, but the last two have really upped the ante in terms of insipid vanilla dullness. Now, we’re finding out that Fifty Shades Freed could have included a redeeming moment that would have raised its Rotten Tomatoes score from 11%
Queerbaiting Andrew Garfield Confesses He's Open To Gay 'Impulses'
Andrew Garfield has had some time to think since he angered queers last summer by coming out as gay “but without the physical act.” But after some time away from the spotlight, he has returned to reassure us in the most longwinded way that he is, indeed, heterosexual … but
Flagrant Flashback: Pryor, Midler, Tomlin Headline Controversial 1977 Gay Rights Benefit
Just over 40 years ago, a monumental event took place in the world-famous Hollywood Bowl. “The Star-Spangled Night for Rights” was the extravaganza produced by Bette Midler’s manager Aaron Russo, held on September 18, 1977. The night was conceived and promoted by Save Our Human Rights Foundation, a group based
'The Bachelor' Parody Brings ROFL To 'RPDR All-Stars 3'
This week’s episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars 3 was further confirmation that Milk is indeed a victim of the Bubble. You may already know that “The Bubble,” first introduced by 30 Rock, is a hallowed pocket of privilege in which attractive people live and believe they can do no wrong.
'Venom' Teaser Trailer Features Tom Hardy As Intense 'Anti-Superhero'
A new teaser trailer for the “anti-superhero” film Venom is promising violence, shadiness, and footage of Tom Hardy running across various landscapes. After opening up on the very familiar sci-fi trope of depicting a placid mountain scene before revealing it to just be a digital screen projecting a placid mountain
'Charmed' Reboot To Feature Lesbian Lead
Charmed has figured out a way to improve other than just saying “bye bitch” to Shannon Doherty. The CW’s upcoming reboot of the popular ‘90s show is reportedly set to include a queer woman as one of its three main characters — a welcome departure from the series’ heteronormative original
Richard Pryor And Marlon Brando? Pryor's Widow And Quincy Jones Confirm Affair
Legendary music producer Quincy Jones gave an eyebrow-raising interview, published Wednesday, with David Marchese for Vulture, dropping some info bombs that are old news to him but mind-blowing to the rest of us. “All I’ve ever done is tell the truth,” is how Jones started the discussion. “I’ve got nothing
When Timothee Met Frank: Chalamet, Ocean Bromance Blossoms
Timothée Chalamet gained a definite advantage this week in the ongoing race with Ansel Elgort to become the most celebrated graduate of LaGuardia High school, a.k.a. the Fame school, when he participated in an adorable phone interview with out queer R&B artist Frank Ocean for V Magazine. https://giphy.com/gifs/frank-ocean-snl-performance-t3mvVbDExtDNu After both
Legendary: Gilda Radner Documentary To Open Tribeca Film Fest
In celebration of original Saturday Night Live cast member Gilda Radner, the film Love, Gilda will premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. The CNN Films documentary is the directing debut of Lisa D’Apolito. D’Apolito completed the project with support from Radner’s estate. The film incorporates the legendary comic’s words
Kiss And Tell: Katy Perry Rethinks Iconic Hit
Perhaps sensing that the LGBTs are still miffed about her exclusion of drag queens from part of her SNL performance last year, Katy Perry is extending an olive branch to the queer community. Or not. She’s actually been a pretty consistent ally. Perry told Glamour on Tuesday that she’d now
Babs, Gwyneth Joining Ben Platt For New Ryan Murphy Series 'Politician'
Ben Platt is apparently the latest gay actor to give Ryan Murphy a Hollywoody, because Murphy just signed a two-season straight-to-series order with Netflix for his new show Politician, which will star Platt as the titular politician. The show is apparently a “comedy” with “social commentary,” which does not actually
R.I.P. Gay Actor John Mahoney 'Frasier's Martin Crane
John Mahoney, a rumored gay and confirmed brilliant actor, passed away while in hospice care on Sunday. Mahoney, known for playing Martin Crane on Frasier, was 77 when he left to toss salad and scramble eggs in the sky. Mahoney was reportedly in his late 30s when he decided to
Han Job: 'Star Wars' Spinoff Trailer Features New Solo Alden Ehrenreich
Is Harrison Ford just not doing it for you anymore? Don’t worry, there’s a new Solo in town, and he is sexy af. A trailer for the new Star Wars spinoff film Solo dropped last night, and the new actor playing young Han Solo is as rugged and mysterious as
Help Wanted: 'Real Housewives' Seeking Gay Man, Clean Record
Decades ago, this Flagrant scribe was almost sent out by a temp agency to interview with the notoriously difficult Ms. Faye Dunaway to be her personal assistant. Almost in this case means “dodged a bullet” as the agent revealed this specific position endured a frequent turnover rate due to high
Patriots Lose, Justin Timberlake Underwhelms, Commercials Rule Super Bowl
The Super Bowl (a.k.a. the Straight Oscars) happened last night. The Philadelphia Eagles trounced the New England Patriots 41-33. We’re not sure who all those hunky bearded dudes were who kept interrupting the commercials to run around in tights and throw a ball around, but they were pretty entertaining, too.
'Drag Race' Star Courtney Act Wins UK Celebrity Big Brother, Beats Conservative Bigot
The British TV-viewing public has crowned drag queen and singer Courtney Act the winner of Celebrity Big Brother UK. Long live Queen Courtney! Courtney, whose real name is Shane Jarek, won nearly 50% of the vote tallied on February 3 during the reality show’s finale in which viewers decided between
90s Nostalgia Overload: 'Saved By The Bell' Diner Coming To L.A.
You may recall that on Saved by the Bell, Kelly and the gang hung out in the fictional neighborhood of Palisades, which you assumed was real because it sounded like a swanky-ass neighborhood that would actually be in L.A. Now, a pop-up diner based on the equally fictional The Max,
Rose McGowan Cancels Appearances After Confrontation With Trans Woman
Remember when Googling “Rose McGowan + weird” only brought up that strange 2015 music video that featured her completely naked and covered in white wax? You may remember it as the video in which she waved her fingers through the air like someone in a K-Hole before trying on different
Viva Forever! Spice Girls Pic Sparks Reunion Rumors
5 became 1 yesterday when the Spice Girls finally reunited for the first time since 2012 — and this time with Ginger Spice in tow! Victoria Beckham (Posh), Mel C (Sporty), Mel B (Scary), Emma Bunton (Baby), and Geri Horner (Ginger) all posed together on Beckham’s Insta feed yesterday so
'Disobedience' Trailer Features Forbidden Lovers Rachel McAdams, Rachel Weisz
Disobedience, an upcoming film starring Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz, will explore a forbidden lesbian relationship in an Orthodox Jewish community. Still, it will feel familiar to queer, non-Orthodox male viewers. After all, a newly released trailer for Disobedience promises us a world full of clandestine same-sex make-outs, dramatic wig
And Then There Were 7: 'Drag Race All Stars 3' Episode 2 Cuts The Wrong Queen
Despite trying every Hail Mary in the Reality Competition playbook — claiming sabotage, threatening violence, talking over Vanessa Williams — Thorgy has not made it through to next week’s All Stars 3. Honestly, we’re kind of bummed, since she is a FoF (friend of Flagrant) and a fierce, creative queen
Kathy Griffin Plots Her Way Back From 'Exile'
On Wednesday, the Hollywood Reporter profiled beleaguered, polarizing comedian Kathy Griffin and asked the crucial question, “Can a Comic in Exile Come Back?, before all but answering itself with a resounding “No.” The Reporter ran a piece supposedly checking in on Griffin and her current state of “exile.” However, the
Trans Actor/Activist Candis Cayne Joining ‘Grey’s Anatomy’
ABC’s medical-drama juggernaut Grey’s Anatomy (holding strong at the Thursday 8 p.m. primetime spot) has cast Candis Cayne in a substantial role to span multiple episodes during the 14th season. Cayne most recently improved the small screen in the groundbreaking Amazon series Transparent. In Grey’s Anatomy, she will play a
'Fantastic Beasts' Sequel Director Confirms Dumbledore Won't Be 'Explicitly Gay'
Here’s one for you: What’s worse? A movie with Jude Law boning domestic abuser Johnny Depp, or a movie with no gay boning at all? Fans were faced with a moral quandary today when Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them director David Yates announced that Jude Law’s Albus Dumbledore
'Black Panther' And 5 Other Films To See In February
February is just around the corner. The major studios are offering everything from action-packed Marvel movies to camp/trash "erotic thrillers," while the indies release thoughtful Oscar-nominated dramas and documentaries about poo. There's something for every taste in theaters this month.   A Fantastic Woman – February 2 When 28-year-old transgender actress
Head Over High Heels: 'Drag Race' Star Peppermint Heading To Broadway
When Gwyneth Paltrow published her guide to anal sex on Goop in March 2017, it must have awakened something inside of her. While researching how to import the melting water of Antarctic glaciers to douche her butthole, Gwyneth must have tapped into her inner freak and fruit fly — thus
'Glee' Star Mark Salling Dead From Apparent Suicide
Mark Salling and his character “Puck” on Glee were always notorious for the wrong reasons, and Salling remained that way — right up until his death today. Salling was reportedly found in the riverbed of Los Angeles’ Sunland neighborhood — an area near where he lived. According to police, Salling
Rape Accusations Mount Against Gay Porn Star Topher DiMaggio
Last week gay adult film performer Tegan Zayne alleged that fellow performer Topher DiMaggio raped him the night before filming a scheduled scene at Cockyboys studio. The alleged incident took place over two years ago when the two actors were within the same lodging. Zayne claims DiMaggio pressured him for
Jennifer Hudson To Star As 'Queen Of Soul' Aretha Franklin
The 2017 Grammy Awards have wrapped, and while most of the biggest buzz is going to Bruno Mars for winning 4 trophies for his album 24k Magic, the most important news is coming from another superstar of the entertainment industry. Clive Davis, legendary music producer and industry executive, held his
Queer Drama 'The Miseducation Of Cameron Post" Big Sundance Winner
Guys, our plan is working. You know, the plan to take over Hollywood? It’s like Item #5 on the Gay Agenda? Yeah. So anyway, an unabashedly queer movie just won the Grand Jury Dramatic Prize at Sundance, which hasn’t happened since 2006. The award, which is a reliable predictor of
Pop, Politics Dominate 60th Annual Grammy Awards
The 60th Annual Grammy Awards were awesome if you were either Bruno Mars, a Patti LuPone fan, an admirer of sign language, a supporter of the #MeToo movement, or that hot chick dancing to “Despacito.” They were also pretty good for everyone else, except for maybe the losers. (At least
Steven Spielberg Developing Authentic 'West Side Story' Remake
Hollywood cannot seem to quit it with the remakes, and West Side Story is merely the latest victim of this disease that is plaguing us all. Steven Spielberg has announced that he is currently casting for his remake of West Side Story, which will feature a script from the openly
Proposed 'Call Me By Your Name' Trilogy To Address HIV/AIDS Impact
Call Me By Your Name might have one of the most bittersweet (if ultimately hopeful) endings in queer cinematic history, but director Luca Guadagnino is hinting that the story doesn’t actually have to end with Timothee Chalamet crying dramatically in front of a fireplace for ten minutes. While Guadagnino has
What The Tuck? 'Drag Race All-Stars 3' Premiere Brings Drama, Death Drops, Cliffhangers
Oh, Drag Race All-Stars 3. You couldn’t have come sooner. First of all, that’s what she said, but second of all, Drag Race All Stars 3 is the salve we need right now to heal as a society and remember that life is never really more than a lavish fight
Big Freedia Mourns Brother Killed By Gunfire
Queen of Bounce Big Freedia’s 35-year-old brother Adam Ross died Wednesday night from a gunshot wound to the head. The crime took place in the Central City area of New Orleans at 10 p.m. New Orleans native Big Freedia, born Freddie Ross Jr., expressed grief via social media in the
Meryl F***ing Streep Joins 'Big Little Lies' Season 2
Yesterday, the producers of Big Little Lies sent shock waves across the nation when they announced the most important news that any of us have gotten since the 2016 election: Season two of Big Little Lies is going to feature Meryl Fucking Streep. Meryl Fucking Streep is reportedly going to
YouTube D-Bag Logan Paul Is Very Sowwy For Suicide Forest Video
Three weeks ago, YouTube personality Logan Paul and his friends posted a video of themselves mocking a dead body that they had found in Japan’s “Suicide Forest.” The appallingly callous video ignited a firestorm of criticism, and Paul apologized effusively. It almost seemed as if his career was done for
Elton John Announces 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' Tour
As either a classic diva move or as a supremely effective way of trolling President Trump, Elton John, a.k.a. the real “Rocket Man,” is going on a 300-city, “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour that is going to last three freaking years. We’re assuming, of course, that it’s just so he
Comedy Classic 'Tootsie' Rolling Towards Broadway
The trend of “film-to-musical adaptations” for marketable entertainment concepts continues with Sydney Pollack’s 1982 film Tootsie getting repackaged as a stage musical. Composer/lyricist David Yazbek, now basking in the Tony buzz surrounding The Band’s Visit, is the brains behind the Tootsie theatrical endeavor. The original comedy is about New York
Bored Games: Ryan Reynolds Producing, Starring In 'Clue' Reboot
Many have wondered what would come out of the recent monumental purchase of 21st Century Fox by Disney, and we now have some idea. In their first move, Fox is combining their powers with Disney to make a film based on the iconic board game Clue. Omg, revolutionary. So clever.
Star-Studded 'Boys In The Band' Cast Tease Broadway Revival
The boys of the upcoming Broadway revival of The Boys in the Band have shared a behind-the-scenes look at their play, and the resultant video is nothing short of throbbing with insight. The behind-the-scenes video gives us an introduction to the cast’s thoughts on the groundbreaking play — and considering
Razzie Noms Roast Tyler Perry, 'Baywatch,' Mahky Mahk, More
Every year, Hollywood comes together to celebrate the most prominent members of their community. Every year, Hollywood then honors these titans of the movie industry in a lavish ceremony that baits speculation and breathless anticipation from members of both the entertainment industry and the press. This awards ceremony, which attracts
From Zayn With Love: Harry Styles Latest Celeb Floated As Next James Bond
A man/boy whose hair once hypnotized Taylor Swift might be the next James Bond?? And no, it’s not Tom Hiddleston — That we could handle. Nope, it’s fucking Harry Styles. Before you storm the offices of Eon Productions, which produces the Bond films, you must know that this is all
Laverne Cox Becomes First Trans 'Cosmopolitan' Covergirl
No, Flagrant reader, you have not died and gone to Heaven. Laverne Cox, one of our finest angels here on Earth, makes history once again as the covergirl for the February 2018 #SayYesToLove edition of Cosmopolitan South Africa. Cox, 45, is the first transgender women to appear on a Cosmo
LGBTQ Films, Talent Among Oscar Nominations
Well, Call Me By Your Name only got four Oscar nominations, so our best shot at LGBTQ dominance at the Oscars is now The Shape of Water, which is the clear frontrunner of the race with thirteen nominations. Technically, its central romance is heterosexual — between woman and fish —
Cardi Bummer: Defending Offset's Homophobic Lyrics, Rapper Makes Matters Worse
Cardi B has proven herself to be a stripper with a heart of stupid. Over the weekend, the breakout MC shared a video of herself defending her fiancé Offset from allegations of homophobia — and she shot herself in the Bodak. After Offset was criticized for rapping, “I cannot vibe
Netflix Reboot 'Queer Eye' Trailer Introduces New Cast, Old Stereotypes
In 2003, we needed them. Conservatives were back in power, a false narrative got us into war in Iraq following the 9/11 attacks and continued hostility towards LGBTQ people was the norm. Parts of the world seemed more progressive. Belgium became the second country to legalize same-sex marriage. But in
'Fire And Fury' Movie: Who Would You Cast?
Michael Wolff’s sensational political tell-all Fire and Fury is heading to television, which means that Trump might finally win that Emmy he’s been chasing after. (Well, someone playing Trump will win an Emmy. Trump presumably has been uninvited from the Emmys for life.) While the series does not yet have
Discarded Film Canisters Reveal Secret 'Gay Home Movie'
St. Louis is an interesting historical town, a cultural bastion that inspired the American song classic “Saint Louis Blues.” It is the birthplace of Josephine Baker and Chuck Berry. Renowned collector of exquisite art, gourmet cook and Hollywood horror film staple Vincent Price hailed from St. Louis. Its proximity to
Straight Outta London: Tom Hardy's 90s Rap Mixtape Resurfaces
Which Tom Hardy is your favorite? Murdery Tom Hardy from The Revenant, Murdery Tom Hardy from The Dark Knight Rises, or Murdery Tom Hardy from Legend? Or wait … There’s a new Tom Hardy! What about Dope ‘90s Rapper Tom Hardy, a.k.a. Tommy No. 1! https://giphy.com/gifs/tom-hardy-13FbHQAGu5tSNy Some hero on Reddit
Come Through! Nancy Pelosi To Guest Judge 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 3"
House Minority Leader has found a new way to court young and/or LGBTQ Democratic voters — by appearing as a judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars. (Oh, so THAT’S what Minority Leader means. You just hang out with a bunch of minorities.) According to Pelosi’s spokesperson, Pelosi is appearing
Indie Pop Royalty 'Queen' Tracey Thorn Releases New Music
Since the 1980s (!) Tracey Thorn has prevailed creatively, at various times as pop star, alto chanteuse, author, university student, and one half of Everything But the Girl that she helmed with her partner and now husband of over three decades Ben Watt. It makes sense, with her unique quiet
'RuPaul's Drag Race' Star Katya Hits Pause On Drag Career
Yekaterina Petrovna Zamolodchikova, AKA Katya Zamolodchikova, AKA Katya, AKA Brian Joseph McCook, announced via Instagram live, in French, no less, that he would be retiring from drag for the time being. In the video, he expressed the need take care of himself and have a break from the rigors of
Queer And Now: Sundance Film Festival Premiering Several LGBTQ Movies
Every January, Hollywood industry people mingle with film critics and fans in a mountain resort in Utah to pat each other’s backs and give standing ovations to movies that make them feel things. Otherwise known as the Sundance Film Festival, this celebration of cinema has been known to kick-start major
Carrie Brownstein Leaving 'Portlandia,' Out To 'Search And Destroy'
If you’re worried about missing Carrie Brownstein after Portlandia wraps this year, then calm your ass down. She is reportedly going to be in about 5,000 new projects (give or take.) In addition to directing the upcoming feature film Fairy Godmother, as well as episodes of NBC’s upcoming A.P. Bio
New Trailer, Poster, Soundtrack Details Dropped For Gay Romance 'Love Simon'
We’ve already reported on Love, Simon, and its groundbreaking attempt at mainstreaming queer teen love stories for Middle America. Now, a new trailer and poster for the movie are working even harder to normalize the main character’s sexual orientation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0cbWdlQg_8 After portraying Simon as a white bread, solidly middle class white
Out Showrunner Bryan Fuller May Adapt 'Vampire Chronicles' Next
Like a gay cloud, Bryan Fuller has been floating aimlessly across the entertainment sphere ever since he parted ways with both Star Trek: Discovery and American Gods. And also like a gay cloud, he’s about to rain down a lot of gay stuff on America. Fuller is reportedly teaming up
High-Tech Underwear Promises To Protect Your Junk From Cell Radiation
Among all the exhibition booths hawking newfangled tech-world goodies and gadgets at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), a Las Vegas mainstay, the most creative product presented was from the startup company Spartan. Spartan exhibited their “high-tech” brand of men’s underwear that goes far beyond a Hugo Boss two-pack. In
Blades Of Glory: Gay U.S. Olympic Skater Adam Rippon Not Visiting WH
This is a weird sentence to type, but 2018 is the first year in history that the United States is sending an openly gay figure skater to the Winter Olympics. “What?” you might ask. “I thought all male figure skaters, a.k.a. “ice gazelles,” were gay!” Well, that’s only like 90%
Gay Bop Star Troye Sivan Unleashes New Single
According to the Standardized Flagrant Scale of Bopness, 22-year-old Troye Sivan's new single "My My My" is a bonafide bop. It's smooth, chill, and weirdly sexy, and it's already stuck in our heads after two listens. By the way, we say "weirdly" because Troye looks like he's 17. “'My My
Ansel Elgort, Timothee Chalamet Keeping High School Bromance Alive
Ansel Elgort of Baby Driver is kind of a dickwad, as evidenced by the many misogynistic and oblivious remarks he has made in the press over the years. So it probably shouldn’t be a surprise that Elgort’s fellow students at the famed LaGuardia High School disliked him more than they
Not As Good As You Remember: 'Breakfast Club' Gets Criterion Release
The late John Hughes was a Reaganite conservative. He got his foot in the door of the entertainment world by writing for the often bawdy National Lampoon publication, where fellow right-winger P.J. O’Rourke was editor. He started writing screenplays, succeeding with National Lampoon’s Vacation in 1983, a box office success
'Superstore's Out Comic Nico Santos Makes 'Shady' Mateo All His Own
As television’s primary (and possibly only) undocumented gay Filipino warehouse worker, Nico Santos of NBC’s Superstore is part a much-needed push for heightened Asian-American representation in Hollywood. However, Santos recently revealed that his character Mateo was never even intended to be Filipino. Or undocumented. Or gay. “Mateo’s part … was
'Big Sick' Star Kumail Nanjiani Developing 'My Beautiful Laundrette' For TV
Kumail Nanjiani, star and creator of the critically hailed The Big Sick, is on board as co-writer and star of a television adaptation of My Beautiful Laundrette, the 1985 sleeper hit directed by Stephen Frears, screenplay by Hanif Kureishi. The original film stars Gordon Warnecke as a British Pakistani man
Looking Forward: Music, Movies, TV Shows Heading Your Way In 2018
Now that you’ve already broken your New Year’s resolutions, you’ll need something to look forward to this year, right? We’ve got you covered. We’ve trawled the entertainment and political landscapes for the most promising TV shows, movies, musicians, and movements of 2018, and they’re all (surprise surprise) queer AF. This
Straightwashing 101: Gay Teacher Who Inspired TV Series 'Rise' Portrayed As Hetero
Everyone’s creative process is different, so it’s difficult to set definitive ground rules for creative people when producing a piece of art (other than, like, don’t murder anybody), but there’s one thing that should be crystal clear: If you don’t connect with a story, then maybe don’t tell it. Of
Trolls Come For Fierce 9-Year-Old Drag Model Lactatia
The alt-right is once again associating the art of drag with child abuse and pedophilia, somehow. After Brandon Hilton, owner of fashion company House of Mann, posted photos of 9-year-old drag queen Lactatia to social media in December, members of the far right stormed Twitter to accuse Mann of inflicting
Bad Vibes: Coachella Owner Anschutz Continues Support Of Right Wing Causes
The New York Times, CNN, ABC, and MSNBC are all fake news, so who’s out there asking the real questions now? Apparently, Teen Vogue. The site recently tackled Philip Anschutz, the owner of Coachella, and seemed to provide conclusive evidence that he’s a homophobic, racist, misogynist dick holster. Wow, what
First Look: Stephen Colbert's Donald Trump Series 'Our Cartoon President'
There’s no shortage of comedy series currently making fun of President Trump, but Our Cartoon President might be your next go-to source for Trump-related catharsis. Executive produced by Stephen Colbert, Our Cartoon President forgoes the quirky empathy characterized by series like The President Show, and aims straight for the jugular.
Male Sex Robots Are Coming Soon To Steal Your Man
Hallelujah! Finally, sex robots, even male ones WITH BIONIC PENISES, will soon be available. Realbotix, based in the THC-legal state of California, is the company that aims to give us another option when we are lonely for another human being and their non-bionic cock. Matt McMullen, the founder of Realbotix,
Golden Globe Awards Launch Oprah For President Chatter
Let’s all thank the Hollywood Foreign Press for handing our favorite celebrities free booze last night, because we have now been blessed with a number of high quality moments that might actually go down in history. First there’s Future President of the United States Oprah Winfrey, who had people standing
Diana Ross Got Her Groove On In West Hollywood Gay Bar
Who was the boss? The answer is always Miss Diana Ross. However, if you expected the legendary entertainer to exhibit some of the alleged diva-like temperament for which is she is famous during her appearance at The Abbey last night, you were in for a pleasant surprise. The former lead
Haute Topic: Funko 'Drag Race' Dolls Coming Soon
On Friday, Funko announced it is releasing a line of Pop! Vinyl RuPaul’s Drag Race figurines, which means that all your favorite drag queens will soon have heads the size of Alyssa Edwards’ back rolls. Alaska, Trixie, and RuPaul will be the first queens to receive the treatment, and will
Winning! Trans Lotto Millionaire Won't Share With Family That Disowned Her
2018 is all about leaving behind your fake friends — and for Melissa Ede, that means her own children. The 57-year-old Ede, who just won 4 million pounds in the British lottery, is not sharing any of her money with her four adult kids — and once you know the
Desmond Is Amazing: Pre-Teen Starting Drag Club For Kids
What were you doing when you were ten, besides thinking of every possible way to get out of gym class? Well, whatever the hell you were doing, Desmond Napoles has you beat. The ten-year-old is in the process of founding his own “drag club” for children, which is not, as
Coachella 2018 Promises Beyonce, Showdown Between Eminem, Perfume Genius
Everyone’s out here wondering if Beyonce is going to allow the members of Destiny’s Child to leave their cages for a day to perform at Coachella, but we’re also interested in whether World War III starts all because of a tweet from a queer musician from Seattle.   Mike Hadreas,
Dave Chappelle Defends Spacey Assault, Rapp "Grew Up To Be Gay Anyway"
Remember when Dave Chappelle left the third season of Chappelle’s Show and just kind of disappeared, and then everyone made a super big deal about it? He should go ahead and do that again, but like … forever. In addition to making problematic comments about the women who accused Louis
Trans Activist Who Called Caitlyn Jenner "F**king Fraud" Running For Office
A trans activist who once called Caitlyn Jenner a “fucking fraud and a fake” is now running for office in California. (But honestly, she should be running for Queen of America.) Ashlee Marie Preston, an editor in chief of Wear Your Voice magazine, announced last week that she will run
Kathy Griffin Gets Last Laugh, Cooper, Cohen NYE Gig Bombs
Oh, Kathy Griffin, we never thought we'd miss you so. What Andy Cohen may have forgotten when he replaced Kathy Griffin on CNN’s New Year’s Eve was that he was replacing an actual comedian, and that he’d probably have to, idk, be entertaining in order to live up to the
Brutal Editor Notes Released From Right Wing Troll Milo's Failed Bio
Did any of you experience a sinking sensation recently, similar to that nauseating tug that you feel at the base of your stomach whenever you realize your life is in shambles and that you’re teetering on the edge of depression? That’s because Milo Yiannopoulos, the toxic leech with frosted tips
7 Films You Need To See In January
It’s almost January, which means there will be a whole new batch of queer and queer-adjacent movies for you to watch when you’re not breaking every single one of your New Year’s resolutions. In addition to the luminous bunch of LGBTQ films slated to debut at the 2018 Sundance Festival,
Ryan Murphy's Groundbreaking 'Pose' Debuts Summer 2018
In a move that shocks nobody, FX just ordered a full season of Pose from Ryan Murphy, a.k.a. the man who has been securing full seasons of things from FX since 2003. We are obviously not surprised. However, because we as non-heterosexuals must report on everything that Ryan Murphy says
Illuminating, Inspiring 'Untold Tales Of Armistead Maupin'
We are coming to the end of 2017. It has been a bad year. Although the shitshow in the White House gives us daily doses of depression, we as humans carry on, looking for glimmers of light, beauty, and art. Thankfully, Trump, legislative Republicans and Putin have not yet totally
Merry WTF-Mas! Santa Versus Satan Movie Is Everything
Even atheists have a favorite Christmas movie. Whether it’s an obvious choice: Elf, A Christmas Story, Gremlins, Love Actually; or not: The Nightmare Before Christmas, Black Christmas or the underrated, OTT action flick The Long Kiss Goodnight, starring Geena Davis. Flagrant has a favorite, too. It’s Santa Claus aka Santa
'Black Mirror' Season 4 Coming Soon, Creators Acknowledge Shared Universe
If you ever find yourself having too much fun with your family over the holidays, and need a way of restoring your status quo of constant dysfunction, then you’re in luck: On December 29, you can sit your family down to watch Season Four of the dystopian sci-fi series Black
S.O.S.: Did 'Mamma Mia 2' Trailer Kill Off Meryl Streep?
The sequel to be Mamma Mia might just end up being called Mia, because Meryl Streep — the undisputed “mamma” — is nowhere in sight. Horrifyingly, all of the characters in the trailer for Mamma Mia 2 talk about Streep’s character Donna in the past tense: “Your mother was the
Donna Summer Musical Dances To Broadway This Spring
It’s not just you: musical theater is becoming even gayer in 2018. Along with the much-heralded Cher musical due next fall, there’s a Tina Turner musical hitting London in March and — as of now — a Donna Summer musical hitting New York in April. In addition to working hard
Your Next Holiday Obsession: 'Fanny Cradock Cooks For Christmas'
Considered the savior of British cooking, Fanny Cradock was one of the first celebrity chefs on English television long before The Galloping Gourmet and Nigella Lawson. Although much of Cradock’s BBC cookery series is not available at the click of a mouse, luckily for those of us craving holiday kitsch
'Insecure' Star's Next Series 'Him Or Her' To Explore Male Bisexual
There are few sensitive portrayals of bisexual men on television (let alone entire shows dedicated to telling their stories), but Insecure star Issa Rae is about to change that. Rae recently signed on to exec produce Him or Her, a series created by former Daily Show writer Travon Free about
Chris Weaver Drags 'The Voice,' Destroys Conservatives
Queens get the best revenge, and Chris Weaver’s appearance on Tuesday’s live finale of The Voice was no exception. Weaver, who was eliminated earlier in Season 13 of the singing competition, returned in his true form - as drag queen Nedra Belle - and his electrifying appearance showed audiences what
Viva Gaga! Vegas Residency, 'Star Is Born' Remake Coming Next Year
There's an unspoken rule in the music industry that in order to be a next-level queer icon and "that bitch," you have to complete a Las Vegas residency. Lady Gaga is finally THAT bitch. https://giphy.com/gifs/fun-party-crazy-sbHwkkDu3SwZW While we continue our Las Fat-ass residencies of bingeing on The Crown, Gaga will pocket
Out Skier Gus Kenworthy Poised To Make Winter Olympics History
Top freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy is on track to soar into Olympic history as the first out gay American man ever to compete in the winter games. Time got fans excited with the details as Gus becomes poised to make the U.S. proud at the 2018 games in South Korea.
Flagrant Flashback: 'Christmas At Pee Wee's Playhouse' Made The Yuletide Very Gay
In 1988, a holiday special in the longstanding tradition of celebrity-hosted variety shows was aired on CBS. Christmas at Pee Wee’s Playhouse was produced as an offshoot of the Pee-wee’s Playhouse series that to this day still has a huge cult following. https://giphy.com/gifs/christmas-pee-wee-herman-the-most-perfect-thing-i-ever-saw-ThkWwzIqn1PLG The schtick of Pee-wee Herman and the
'Last Jedi' Disappoints With Lack Of LGBTQ Inclusion
Did you recently have a brief, new hope that the Star Wars franchise might unveil its first-ever queer character? Did that feeling have something to do with the fact that one of The Last Jedi’s stars, Oscar Isaac, literally said in an interview that this would happen? MILD SPOILER ALERTS….
Cher's Holiday Collection: Fugly Sweaters, Fierce Swag
Hurry! Hurry! Cher’s new line of holiday swag and intentionally fugly Christmas sweaters is selling out fast! Vogue got Cher to take a break from her much-appreciated Trump Twitter takedowns and tell-all about her festive collection. The pop icon’s “chick crew,” as Cher’s fans call themselves are snatching up the
Destiny's Child Reunion Rumors Have Fans Jumpin Jumpin
I don't think you're ready for this gossip ... Sorry. Now that's out of our system, we can bite into the jelly center of this story. Destiny's Child, a.k.a. the #1 "Survivor" of the First Recorded Mass Extinction of Beloved Late '90s/Early Aughts Pop Bands, is rumored to be planning
Flagrant's Top And Bottoms: 7 Best, 2 Worst LGBTQ Films Of 2017
It’s been about a year since Moonlight won Best Picture at the Oscars, and the effects of that historical moment have been palpable. Openly queer characters have popped up everywhere from romantic comedies to Marvel superhero spectaculars, and mainstream films with explicit gay sex and full-frontal male nudity have only
Teen Prom Drag Musical 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie' Dazzles
The Guardian joined the chorus of rave reviews for Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, the adaptation of a true story about a boy’s dream to go to prom in drag.  BBC Three first brought Jamie Campbell’s story to Britain’s television in 2011 in the documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16. The doc
Elton John Grammy Tribute To Include Kesha, Sam Smith, John Legend
The original “Rocket Man” will be honored by a few of his most famous pop star friends on January 30th for “Elton John: I’m Still Standing – A Grammy Salute.”  Billboard reports that the star-studded event will be taped at Madison Square Garden two days after the 60th Grammy Awards
Snatching Crowns: 'RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars 3' Drops New Trailer
If you heard a scattered collection of gay screams yesterday, it was because the first full-length trailer for RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars 3 just hit the Internet. With just a little over a month before nine queens vie to succeed Chad Michaels and Alaska Thunderfuck as the next All
Break Out The Booze And Dope: 'Valley Of The Dolls' Turns 50
Break out your booze and dope, girls, ‘cuz Valley of the Dolls just turned 50. (Cue horrified gasps and half-sincere reassurances that it “doesn’t look a day over 29.”) Though dubbed a “piece of shit” and one of the “best, funniest, worst [movies] ever made” by its stars, the film
For The Honor Of Grayskull: Netflix Reviving 'She-Ra: Princess Of Power'
A reboot of the campy animated classic She-Ra: Princess of Power is coming soon to Netflix. The new series will be a “modern take on the ‘80s girl power icon for a new generation of young fans.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wR65P73X5GI Noelle Stevenson, the Eisner Award-winning, out lesbian writer and illustrator of the
Camp Classic 'Death Becomes Her' Coming To Broadway
Our heads are spinning in 180 degree turns over the news that Death Becomes Her is coming to Broadway. https://giphy.com/gifs/what-meryl-ails-m8djuv6PS22Bi Tony and Emmy winner Kristin Chenoweth has reportedly signed on to play the Madeline Ashton role — originated by Meryl Streep in the 1992 film — but we don’t know
David Bowie's 'Last Five Years' Coming To HBO In January
HBO is officially entering the market on movies called The Last Five Years. In January, the network will release a new documentary, titled David Bowie: The Last Five Years, which navigates the final years of David Bowie’s life — and it’s bound to be a standout among America’s two films
The Go-Go's Go Broadway, 'Goop' Guru Producing
Look out, Broadway—The Go-Go’s are getting the royal Cher treatment! The Go-Go’s, regarded as the Queens of New Wave, dominated the music charts in the early to mid-1980s. Their debut release Beauty and the Beat—who can forget “Our Lips Our Sealed” and “We Got the Beat”—went double platinum and is
Queer, Tejana Electronic Music Pioneer Pauline Oliveros Profiled In New Doc
The feature-length documentary Deep Listening: The Story of Pauline Oliveros by filmmaker Daniel Weintraub is currently being crowdfunded—the campaign ends December 17—for the post-production phase of the project. Oliveros was at first a friend and mentor to Weintraub before the relationship turned collaborative with the Deep Listening film, the production
Earliest Gay Bars Featured Grog, Trade, Drag, Weddings, Danger
An expose first published in 1709 describes “molly houses,” secretive London gay bars that managed to exist and thrive despite operating during a perilous time. Atlas Obscura has unearthed Ned Ward’s 18th Century reportage, which gives a somewhat disdainful view of the outposts as “dens of sin” for the “Gang
Another Stunning Upset: Bon Jovi Leads Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees
Sure, everyone is stunned over Doug Jones’ surprise upset in the Alabama Senate election, but the thing that we’re most hung up on is that Bon Jovi just beat out Kate Bush, Rage Against the Machine, Judas Priest, Depeche Mode, Eurythmics, and most surprisingly, Radiohead for a spot among the
'Sense8' Finale Teaser Is Your Early Holiday Gift
Sense8 fans nearly staged a revolution last summer when Netflix cancelled the show at the height of its critical praise and popularity. There was just something about the show's queer and trans friendliness, and penchant for wild pansexual orgies, that made it appealing to folks on all segments of the
Golden Globe Nominations Announced: 'Call Me' Scores 3, Kevin Spacey 0
The Golden Globe nominations are out, and Kevin Spacey is nowhere to be seen. In fact, the Globes have seemingly gone out of their way to censure the accused sexual predator by nominating his last-minute replacement in All the Money in the World, Christopher Plummer. The Globes have also nominated
LEGO Ideas Project 'RuPaul’s Brick Race' Moves Forward
LEGO is a vast, ever-expanding empire that successfully reaches theme-park enthusiasts, blockbuster cinema, and creative living rooms where tiny, durable yet sharp plastic bricks can get stuck between an adult’s big fat toes—ouch! The company, however corporately successful, is a socially responsible one that promises positive impact, and has established
Fab 5 Returning: New 'Queer Eye' Launching In February
When Queer Eye for the Straight Guy first premiered in 2003, it was very much a product of its time. The show leaned into — and helped solidify — the popular stereotype of gay men as preening, fabulous divas, and it relied on the inherent assumption that many straight liberal
Oscar Isaac Has Basically Confirmed Laura Dern’s ‘Star Wars’ Character Is Queer
We still don’t know much about Laura Dern’s mysterious lavender-haired character in The Last Jedi — other than the fact that she’ll probably, like, be in space at one point — but in a new Collider interview, her costar Oscar Isaac has seemingly confirmed that her character will, in fact,
He Said/She Said: 'No Plans To Quit' Claims 'Transparent' Star Tambor
In an apparent shift from previous statements, Jeffrey Tambor has now said he is planning to return to Transparent.   A representative for Tambor recently told the New York Times that, despite being investigated for sexual misbehavior against two women on the set of the Emmy-winning series, he has “no
Bea Arthur Bequest Funds LGBTQ Homeless Youth Center
Somewhere in that big multi-camera set in the sky, The Golden Girls star Bea Arthur is still being a friend. A donation from Arthur’s will has helped build a new homeless center for LGBTQ youth in NYC, which you can find in the East Village if you go down a
Queer Rapper VELO Takes Rhea Litre 'Cruzin' In Scorching Video
Seattle-based hip-hop papi rapper VELO is back with his latest video, “Cruzin,” featuring a mighty fierce collaborator, drag queen Rhea Litre. VELO’s new single is the title track of his latest album Cruzin which has already spawned two gay club dance hits, the ballsy ode to big meat, “Big D*ck
Rumored RPDR Season 10 Drag Queen Aquaria Stuns As Sophia The Robot
If you're a fan of technological progress or of monitoring all the different ways that humans are bringing about their own destruction, then you may have heard about Sophia the Robot. As the world's first humanoid robot, Sophia is already a bit of a celebrity — but lately, thanks to
X-Director: Bryan Singer Fired From Queen Movie 'Bohemian Rhapsody'
Just like any of the doomed, exquisitely constructed sets of his best movies, Bryan Singer’s career is blowing up in our faces. The X-Men director has been fired from directing the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody due to both his sudden disappearance from the set and an intense, ongoing conflict with
'Call Me By Your Name' Wins Best Pic, Actor From L.A. Critics
It seems that we’re likely inching towards two historical milestones this winter. Just after Donald Trump celebrates his first President’s Day as a former President, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences may grant a Best Picture award to a queer film for the second time in a row.
Bruce Weber Accused of Sexual Misconduct By Male Model
Jason Boyce claims legendary fashion photographer Bruce Weber sexually harassed him during a 2014 photo shoot. At the time of the alleged incident, Boyce was 28, and Weber was 68. Boyce filed a lawsuit on December 1, accusing Weber of pressuring him to remove his clothes and masturbate during the
Elton John Reveals Eminem's Outrageous Wedding Gift
Elton John and Eminem have finally taken their relationship to the next level. Remember when they went official at the 2001 Grammys by hugging and holding hands after performing "Stan?" Well, Elton has been hinting for the past sixteen years that the real Slim Shady needed to finally stand up
Naked Talent: Male Nudists Invited To Attend 'Afterglow' Show
When's the last time you hung out with a bunch of queer men who were all naked or semi-naked for no apparent reason? Oh, yesterday? Well, here's another opportunity. The play Afterglow is ramping up its marketing by inviting a male-identifying nudist group called Go Naked to its show on
Director Bryan Singer Disappears During Queen Biopic Shoot
Bryan Singer has mysteriously disappeared in the middle of directing Bohemian Rhapsody, a Queen biopic starring Rami Malek, leading some (a.k.a. us) to believe he may be prepping for a new wave of sexual harassment allegations. Singer reportedly failed to return to production following the Thanksgiving break, causing 20th Century
Bjork Returns With New Album, Wants Collabo With Nina Bo'Nina Brown
Bjork and Nina Bo'Nina Brown have a lot in common: They both like to put weird shit on their faces, and ... uh ... They're both ... human. OK, so maybe they don't have a lot in common. But Bjork still wants to collaborate with Nina Bo'Nina Boo Radley Osama
Nicollette Sheridan Snatches Joan Collins Iconic 'Dynasty' Role
Either out of sheer desperation or as part of a self-inflicted punishment for some grave past sin in another life, Nicollette Sheridan has signed on as Alexis Carrington in the CW Dynasty reboot. Our immediate reaction to this news was, of course, "What's a Dynasty "reboot"? Is that even allowed?"
Marvel's Avengers To Welcome First Openly Gay Superhero
Marvel’s Avengers are about to welcome the first openly gay superhero into their posse. Living Lightning, who had previously been only part of Avengers sub-teams will join up with the core s/heroes for a weekly, 16-issue storyline titled ‘No Surrender.’ Living Lightning started as East Los Angeles native, Miguel Santos,
Doll Parts: Trixie Mattel Is Having A Major Moment
Trixie Mattel was eliminated TWICE from RuPaul’s Drag Race! However, condragulations are in order for the entrancing drag diva—also known as Brian Firkus when not performing—as Trixie’s YouTube series UNHhhh that she cohosts with Drag Race eliminated alum Katya Zamolodchikova (Brian McCook) has been picked up by Viceland and renamed
10 Films You Need To See In December
The Disaster Artist – December 1 Not a queer film — but it does star the queer-adjacent James Franco as Tommy Wiseau, the director of cult fave The Room. The film, which follows Wiseau as he creates his critically panned pet project, also stars Seth Rogen, Dave Franco, Josh Hutcherson,
New Trailer Alert: Hollywood's First Mainstream Gay Teen Romance 'Love, Simon'
With Call Me by Your Name, Moonlight, and even the upcoming Princess Cyd invigorating the queer coming-of-age genre over the past year, it's only natural that Hollywood should finally bless us with our first mainstream teen love story. Love, Simon, which arrives in March 2018, stars the older brother (Nick
Matt Lauer Fired: 'Today' Anchor Ousted Over 'Inappropriate Sexual Behavior'
Pompous Today show anchor Matt Lauer was fired on Wednesday due to “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.” A complaint alleging misconduct in 2014 was filed with NBC Monday night by an employee. A morning memo issued by NBC News chairman Andrew Lack states that this is the first complaint
Queer Comic Cameron Esposito Shares Jesus With Two Daddies
It’s a holly jolly X-mas in queer comedian Cameron Esposito’s neighborhood in Los Angeles. On November 24, Esposito tweeted a photo of her neighbor’s front yard holiday décor: a nativity scene with two Josephs looking adoringly at the baby Jesus. The bearded Josephs are in pink garb and a plastic
Barbie Shows Her Pride With 'Love Wins' Tees
Barbie is serving her LGBTQ fans some stylishly supportive new tops. Romper posted the new, inclusive T-shirts as worn by Barbie on her own Barbie Style Instagram page.  The iconic doll and her brunch date, a miniature latex version of L.A.-based fashion blogger and designer Aimee Song, sport the cool new
Kate McKinnon, Drag King Extraordinaire
Everyone (all right, almost everyone) loves drag queens. While there’s something inherently amusing about a dude in a dress, there’s also something poignant about a man embracing his femininity and paying homage to influential women. And thanks to RuPaul’s Drag Race, drag queens have now twirled into the mainstream and
Seth Rogen's Evolution From Homophobic 'Superbad' To Pansexual 'Future Man'
By Evan Lambert Living in 2017 can sometimes feel like a long and tantalizing march towards dystopia. Every time Donald Trump opens his mouth, the future looks more authoritarian, and also the bees are dying. But despite the fact that we have a President openly addressing anti-gay groups and a
Warwick Rowers Raise Heart Rates, Funds With Guy Candy Calendar
The Warwick Rowers are University of Warwick student athletes who began publishing a calendar in 2009 to raise funds for team rowing gear. Photos of the ripped fellows featured them nearly nude, and the project naturally gained a devout fandom of gay men. Since 2012, the Rowers have redirected the
First Annual Queer Tattoo Fest Marked By Controversy
On November 26, the First Annual Queer Tattoo Fest was held at The Stud in San Francisco. Five queer tattoo artists participated in the event that aimed to feature the myriad styles of ink, performances, vendors, meet-ups and contests. The Stud co-owner Dottie Lux and Kalash KaFae Magenta Fire produced
Photographer Kate Bones' Stunning Queens And Queers In 3-D
The Guardian just featured artist Kate Bones' stunning 3D animated gifs of drag queens and queers attending the 2017 Glastonbury Festival’s NYC Downlow event. Bones was commissioned by art group Block9 to create the gifs for their famed music and art space at the southwestern English festival. https://giphy.com/gifs/gay-london-drag-l4FGuBt2xZHK5GtNK   As
Uma Thurman Teases Reckoning For Weinstein, 'Wicked Conspirators'
Just like her character in Kill Bill, Uma Thurman prefers to bide her time and strike her enemies at the most perfect, most devastating moment. On Thursday, she did just that with a savage Thanksgiving post on Instagram in which she called out Harvey Weinstein and his "wicked conspirators." Next
Grey Gardens Mementos Go To Highest Bidder At Estate Sale
On the weekend of November 17, Grey Gardens was opened to the public for an estate sale. The estate, which is comprised of the property and items featured in a state of hovel in the 1975 Albert and David Maysles’ documentary Grey Gardens, was home to “Big Edie” Bouvier Beale
The Fierce Is With Her: Is Laura Dern 'Star Wars'' First LGBT Character?
The Force is strong with rumors that Laura Dern’s role in the new Star Wars film may be the franchise’s first queer character. The Last Jedi opens on December 15, and if there is anyone in the galaxy fierce enough to burst through the Star Wars queer force field, it's
Film Review: 'Call Me By Your Name' Swoony, Rapturous Romance Seduces
By Evan Lambert Show of hands: Who here has blocked out their teen years? Oh wow, that's a lot — OK, put 'em down put 'em down — KAREN, PUT YOUR GODDAMN HAND DOWN YOU MISSED IT ... OK thank you. Well, I'm going to need you to unblock those
Kathy Griffin Scorches 'Billy McRapey' O'Reilly
At this point, Kathy Griffin is basically just flying around the world and taking down haters on social media — like a wronged makeup vlogger with a Gold Card. Griffin's latest target is Bill O'Reilly, whom she burned on Instagram in between stops along her world tour. After O'Reilly had
R.I.P. Teen Idol David Cassidy
First crush for many Gen-X boys (and girls) heartthrob of the 1970s David Cassidy, known to TV-watching households as Keith Partridge in The Partridge Family, has passed away. Cassidy was surrounded by family and friends at a hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he succumbed to organ failure. Cassidy, 67,
'My Son Is Gay': First-Ever Tamil Language LGBT Film Passes Censors
In an historic first for LGBT Indian cinema, My Son is Gay has just been approved, without cuts or edits, for release in India by the Central Board of Film Certification. The film is the first gay-themed film ever to be released in the Tamil-language, which is spoken in the
Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears To Instastuds: 'F*%k Off'
Today in “Inspiring and Unconditional Queer Solidarity,” Scissor Sisters Jake Shears has essentially insulted every body-positive gay man on Instagram. In a revealing interview in the recent “Masculinity Issue” of Attitude UK, Shears has come after queer men who flaunt their fit bodies on Instagram, saying, “If all you’re giving
Netflix And Thrill: Catch Barbra Streisand's Final Concert
She claims she’s NEVER touring again, so Barbra Streisand’s upcoming Netflix documentary Barbra: The Music…The Mem’ries…The Magic! may well be her final recorded concert. The trailer for the special will induce goosebumps for fans. Her pipes are in rare form—still clear as a bell. Segments of the concert, packed mostly
Bigmouth Strikes Again: Morrissey Defends Kevin Spacey
Stop me, oh, stop me, stop me if you think that you’ve heard this one before. Morrissey has made inflammatory statements again. This time, regarding Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and one of his favorite targets, immigration, during an interview with German news site Spiegel Online. While promoting his new album
'Transparent' Staff Considering Writing Out Star Jeffrey Tambor
(Editor's Note: Shortly after posting this article, Flagrant learned that Jeffrey Tambor has left the award-winning series.) Amazon is in murky water again. A little over a month after Amazon head Roy Price was suspended over a sexual harassment claim, Transparent star Jeffrey Tambor May may lose his Emmy-winning role
R.I.P. 'King Of Cling,' Iconic Fashion Designer Azzedine Alaia
Azzedine Alaïa passed away today in Paris of a heart attack. The New York Times reports he was 82, but other sources list his age as 77 at the time of his death. Alaïa was born in Tunis, Tunisia. As a child, he showed an interest in art and design.
Josh Hutcherson Battles Naked Clone In 'Future Man'
Sometimes life gives you lemons, but other times it gives you a TV show which combines Josh Hutcherson and full-frontal nudity. In Future Man, a hilarious new show on Hulu, Hutcherson (a.k.a. Peeta from the Hunger Games) finds himself at one point squaring off against a clone of himself —
'The Queen' Is Not Dead: Drag Legend Marlow Honored In Chicago
Chicago’s own legendary drag queen, Marlow La Fantastique, will be honored this weekend with a cabaret-inspired multi-media revue of her remarkable career, from the drag balls and cabarets of Chicago and New York to Berlin’s famed Chez Nous. La Fantastique will serve her audience with recollections of her many adventures,
Queer Masterpiece 'Funeral Parade' Gets Gorgeous Blu-Ray Release
Flagrant is living for the just released, newly re-mastered, 4K restoration Blu-Ray of Funeral Parade of Roses. The 1969 Japanese cult classic about the “gay boy” underground counterculture scene of 1960’s Tokyo is a subversive, experimental, unapologetically queer masterpiece. Directed by Japanese auteur Toshio Matsumoto, Funeral Parade of Roses is
'Fantastic Beasts 2' Gets New Title, Cast Pic, Boyfriend For Dumbledore?
If the newly released press information about Fantastic Beasts 2 is any indication, then the movie is definitely going to be ... a movie. While it has officially been titled Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald, that sort of just confirms what we already know: Grindewald, a.k.a. Johnny Depp with
Basic Blake: Homophobic Shelton Chosen 'Sexiest Man Alive'
People magazine has a long and disturbing history of handing its “Sexiest Man Alive” award to men who either (a) are not sexy or (b) used to be sexy five years ago. Exhibit A: Johnny Depp won the award in 2009 - six years after the first Pirates of the Caribbean
Scandalous Hollywood Pimp Doc 'Scotty And The Secret History' Slated For April Release
Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood premiered in September at the Toronto International Film Festival to glowing reviews and sold-out crowds. Newbie distributor Greenwich Entertainment has acquired the U.S. and Canadian rights to the documentary directed by Matt Tyrnauer (Valentino: The Last Emperor). The Scotty in the title is
Under A Big Top: Jackman, Efron Unite In 'Greatest Showman' Trailer
A new trailer for The Greatest Showman, a new movie musical starring Hugh Jackman as P.T. Barnum, has Hugh doing all the things that Hugh loves: singing, twirling, stomping, and being within 20 feet of Zac Efron. Barnum, who is frequently credited as the "inventor" of show business, has a
TLC Stands By 'Jazz,' Transphobic Dillard Fired From 'Counting On'
TLC is terminating Derick Dillard’s participation in the reality series Counting On, after the show regular tweeted transphobic comments about Jazz Jennings, the star of another TLC series, I am Jazz. Dillard, the 28-year old husband of Jill Duggar Dillard, felt the urge to voice his poorly informed opinion about
Boy George Hangs Up On 'Gender Bender' Questioning
Boy George shut down a radio host in a most awesome way. After a series of tone-deaf questions from Fran Kelly of Australia’s ABC Radio National’s Breakfast program, The Boy responded with a deafening click, dial tone, buh-bye.  The Culture Club singer was promoting his band’s upcoming tour and a
Legendary Fashion Illustrator Antonio Lopez Subject Of New Doc
Long before "wokeness" made its way into the national lexicon, the seminal fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez was a prominent champion of introducing diverse models into the fashion industry. Throughout the 1970s, his dynamic, hypnotic fashion illustrations made their way into big-name magazines, and his affinity for non-white, non-cis, non-het folks
Ellen Page Outs Abusive Filmmakers Brett Ratner, Woody Allen
Posting on her Facebook page, Ellen Page unleashed a damning indictment on the unchecked “ubiquitous behavior in the (Hollywood) industry,” of sexual harassment and homophobia, singling out disturbing experiences with filmmakers Brett Ratner and Woody Allen. Page, who was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for Juno, publicly came out
Peep Breathtaking New Trailer For Oscar Contender 'The Shape Of Water'
Fox Searchlight just released a stunning, new trailer for The Shape of Water. It’s shaping up to be a glorious award season for Guillermo Del Toro and his gorgeous sci-fi/fantasy, outsider love story. The Shape of Water is being hailed as the Mexican-born director’s greatest work since Pan’s Labyrinth. Shape has already
Meryl Streep's Interview With 'The Devil' Herself, Vogue's Anna Wintour
During the intro to an entertainingly filmed interview, multiple Oscar winner Meryl Streep saunters into the offices of Vogue, purposely evoking her (Oscar-nominated) performance as Miranda Priestly, the very best aspect of The Devil Wears Prada (though Emily Blunt as the old Emily was no slouch, nod as well to
Lorde, Britney, Boy, Diplo And More Unite To End Anti-Queer Hate Crimes In Brazil
Celine Dion, Boy George, Britney Spears and Sporty Spice have all lent their faces to the fight for LGBTI+ equality in Brazil. In a video for his new single "Igual," Brazilian pop star/thirst trap Yann has mixed shots of over 25 well-known artists with footage of LGBTI+ Brazilians citing worrisome
Kevin Spacey Cut From Finished Film, Replaced By Christopher Plummer
Director Ridley Scott has announced that all the money in the world will not keep Kevin Spacey in his upcoming new film, All The Money in the World. Scott and Sony Pictures, in consensus with the entire cast and crew, will reshoot all of Spacey’s scenes with Christopher Plummer replacing
So Haute! Designer Gaultier To Stage Autobiographical 'Fashion Freak Show'
Jean Paul Gaultier, the legendary 65-year-old enfant terrible of fashion has announced that he will stage a racy, music-filled show about his colorful life and career. “Fashion Freak Show” will debut in October 2018 at the Paris Folies Bergere theater before setting off on an international tour. Gaultier spoke to The
‘Justice League' Star Ezra Miller Told It Was A 'Mistake' To Come Out
With a formidable haul of critical acclaim behind him and two high-profile roles in major franchises ahead of him, Ezra Miller has all the makings of a Hollywood heavyweight. But as a queer man, Miller must also carry the weight of the entire LGBTQ rights movement. While Miller may be
Sia Posts Nude Pic To Thwart Paparazzi Extortion
"Chandelier" and "Cheap Thrills" singer Sia is famous for not wanting to show her face in public, so it may have shocked some when she blasted out a picture of her blurry booty recently. Of course, Sia's decision to share dat ass is not remotely linked with her decision to
Elton John Honored By Harvard For HIV/AIDS Activism, Fundraising
The O.G. Rocket Man (i.e. not the one from North Korea) has been honored by Harvard University for his efforts in fighting HIV/AIDS and for his general awesomeness. Elton John – who is now 70 (!!) – received the Harvard Foundation's Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award in a ceremony Monday,
'Thor: Ragnarok': The Queer Character That Never Happened
Well, it happened. After 17 films and countless Captain/Bucky fan fictions, the Powers-That-Be at Marvel finally rolled out their first ever queer character — and it was nothing short of revolutionary. After a standard cold open of Tom Hiddleston eating out Idris Elba's ass, Thor: Ragnarok spent no less than
'House Of Cards' Continues To Collapse For Spacey
By Joe Fritts Recently outed actor Kevin Spacey’s career obit had already been written last week, but consequences keep stacking up for the Oscar winner. The latest blow comes from Netflix, the platform behind the hit Spacey-led show, House of Cards. It was announced that Netflix had suspended production of
Frank Ocean Celebrates Bday, Honors Producer Rick Rubin
Flagrant is always glad to talk about LGBTQ icon Frank Ocean. The R&B tour de force recently celebrated his 30th birthday (on October 28, he’s a Scorpio!) with a fantabulous "Paris is Burning" themed drag ball featuring RuPaul’s Drag Race cast members. The birthday boy participated in the glamorous fun
Trixie And Katya Bring Subversive Magic To Larger Audience
By Joe Fritts YouTube has become an incubator for hilarious and creative people, and has birthed some brilliant big(ger) screen television shows, from Web Therapy to Broad City. Add to that list The Trixie and Katya Show, starring RuPaul’s Drag Race alumni Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova. With a very
Bjork Announces Album Release Date, Debuts Artwork
Legions of Bjork fans are violently happy at the announcement earlier this week that her latest album, Utopia, will be released on November 24. She also debuted the cover artwork, created by visual artist Jesse Kanda, that unfortunately evokes the pig people from one of the most famous episodes of
All Aboard 'Dream Boat' For Love, Lust, Libations And Liberation
Filmmaker Tristan Ferland Milewski dives deep into the culture of the gay ocean cruise, specifically the “Dream Boat,” a luxury liner that provides an all-gay, week-long, once a year vacation through the Mediterranean Sea. To be sure, Milewski knows his audience and provides a visual feast of hard-bodied, sun-worshipping men
Quinto, Bomer, Parsons Joining 'Boys In The Band' Broadway Revival
"Show me a happy homosexual and I'll show you a gay corpse." That's an immortal line from Mart Crowley's seminal 1968 play The Boys in the Band — and a chilly reminder of the way things were prior to queer liberation. In 1968, Crowley's story of a group of angry
'A Fantastic Woman' Might Nab Oscar Nomination For Trans Actor
Chile's submission for the 90th Academy Awards might nab history's first Oscar nomination for a trans performer. A Fantastic Woman, which recently began press screenings in the States, stars Daniela Vega as Marina, a gorgeous, captivating trans woman who fends off cruel and violent attacks from the family of her
Happy Hallokween! Check Out These Terrifying Short Films Featuring LBGT Stories
By Evan Lambert Stumped about what to pick for your Hallokween viewing? Well, first of all, baby, what is you doing? There are some great options here and here. However, if you're sick of mainlining Hocus Pocus, then we have a quick fix for you. Right now, on go90, you
Queercore Pioneer Limp Wrist's Scott Moore On New Fans, New Records
Queercore pioneer Scott Moore was introduced to punk by a high school teacher, an instrumental turning point in his creative future. He recently spoke with Pitchfork’s Jesse Dorris to discuss his extraordinary body of music—notably as guitarist with Limp Wrist and the more noisy-pop Flesh World—that harvested the sound and
Nine Movies You Shouldn't Miss In November
In November, we’ll see the release of a large number of Oscar-bait prestige films, meticulously crafted biopics, dramas adapted from acclaimed novels, superhero sequels and even a couple wholly original films. But there will also be plenty of turkeys fighting for screen time at the multiplex before Thanksgiving. Speaking of
Kevin Spacey Comes Out After Anthony Rapp Alleges Underage Encounter
Anthony Rapp (Star Trek: Discovery, Rent) has gone public with accusations Kevin Spacey physically pressured him into a sexual situation when he was just 14 years old. At the time of the alleged incident, Spacey was 26. Both actors were working simultaneously on separate Broadway productions. Rapp says that Spacey
Treat Yourself To Bitchy, Witchy 'Paul Lynde Halloween Special'
By Marilyn Welch Though nonexistent in the reality-TV dominance of today, variety shows were a whoop-di-doo at the advent of television—The Jack Benny Show, The Judy Garland Show, The Toast of the Town (later changed to The Ed Sullivan Show). Then there were “specials” too, like An Evening With Fred
Film Review: 'Florida Project,' Baker's Transcendent 'Tangerine' Follow Up
By Joe Fritts Growing up in Ohio, Florida was 1,900 miles away, but still all around me. We vacationed there, and only there. When I was first striking out on my own, I, like my father before me, spent eight months living in the Sunshine State. While he was there,
Film Review: Epic, Poetic ‘God’s Own Country’ Among Year's Best
By Evan Lambert Johnny Saxby (Josh O'Connor), the protagonist of God's Own Country, is the kind of guy you'd hook up with in the midst of a full Tuesday night blackout. He's taciturn and messy, and he wakes up every morning with hangover breath. He's a proud fuckboy, and his
First Openly Gay Disney Channel Character Makes 'Andi Mack' Of Interest
Finally, an open secret of Disney Channel shows has been given its proper due. As many of us have known for some time, a lot of Disney Channel characters are suuuuuuuuper gay. But until now, no one has come out with the truth. However, that will all change on Friday,
Ryan Murphy And Trans Actors Strike An Historic 'Pose'
Ryan Murphy must have realized that there are better ways to resist the current administration than by filming Sarah Paulson getting chased by a clown. It was announced Wednesday that Murphy will make history by casting the largest number of leading trans actors ever in his new show Pose, which
Timberlake's Tat For Jackson's Tit: #JusticeForJanet Catches On
O, 2004! Those days of patriotism and raging Republican conservatism seem long ago. We may look back at those days wistfully, given the current idiocracy. It was a cool January evening when Americans of all political stripes came together and watched Super Bowl XXXVIII. We were enraptured with Beyonce’s pre-game
Film Review: Outstanding 'BPM' Will Quicken Your Pulse
By Evan Lambert If you've ever wanted to simultaneously have a boner and reflect on the importance of queer activism, then Beats Per Minute (BPM) is the movie for you. The critically-acclaimed French film, which won second place ("Grand Prix" if you're classy) at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017,
Mother Monster Indeed. Gaga Waxwork Will Haunt You
Something truly frightening, just in time for Halloween. There’s a new wax sculpture of international pop star/Mother Monster Lady Gaga, and it can be found in a museum in Lima, Peru. However, photos of the recently unveiled figure show something… amiss. It appears the artiste took some detours in the
Jane Lynch Developing 'Feel Good' Talk Show
Thank heavens for some pleasant news to help push the toxic thought of Jabba the Hutt doppelgänger/predator James Toback out of our minds. Emmy-winning comedic actor Jane Lynch is developing a daytime talk show that she will host! Since Glee went off the air in 2015, ultra-talented Lynch has not
Motley 'Drag Race All Stars 3' Cast Announced
The cast for RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 3 has been announced, and we are ... whelmed. Yes, the cast includes a handful of eminently talented queens who deserve another chance at superstardom, but it also includes a collection of queens who RuPaul seems to have picked out by throwing
Film Review: 'Wonderstruck' Striking But Not Among Haynes' Finest
By Joe Fritts We get a film from Todd Haynes once every 3.25 years, on average. His break between I’m Not There and Carol was eight years long, if you don’t count the HBO remake of Mildred Pierce. It was well worth the wait, too, since the result of that
Film Review: Surprisingly Tame 'Tom Of Finland'
By Evan Lambert Who was your imaginary friend growing up? Was your imaginary friend humanoid, or were they a gender non-binary fantasy creature? Did they have a cute name like Mr. Pickles? Well, in the limited release film Tom of Finland, the main character's imaginary friend is an impossibly buff
Meet 'Tom Boys,' Female Counterpart To 'Tom Of Finland'
Tom of Finland, the biopic of influential homoerotic artist Touko Laaksonen, is currently opening around the country, making it a grand occasion to highlight the butch distaff version of the late illustrator’s beefcake contributions to Physique Pictorial magazine. G.B. Jones of Toronto is known as a musician and filmmaker, as
Breakout Star Luka Kain Welcomes You To 'Saturday Church'
“It’s a human story about a teenager who’s confused, just like every other teenager in the world.” That’s is how Luka Kain describes Saturday Church, during an interview with Another Man. The film—slated for January 2018 wide release—stars the 17-year-old Kain, and he is getting rave reviews, already winning the
Nicole Kidman, Crew Of 'Boy Erased' Rock Purple For Spirit Day
The cast and crew of the gay conversion therapy drama, Boy Erased took a stand against bullying on Spirit Day. Stars Nicole Kidman, Lucas Hedges and writer/director Joel Edgerton showed their support by rocking matching purple tee-shirts. Since 2010, the third Thursday of October has been observed as Spirit Day.
14 LGBTQ Rap Artists You Need To Hear
Do you like hip hop music? If you rapped “o yeah” out loud, then you’ll wanna peep this list of 14 LGBTQ hip hop artists profiled by Billboard who are bustin’ out the hottest tunes.   Cakes Da Killa came out in third grade, thereafter pursuing his artistic destiny that
Hollywood Announces First-Ever International Call for Transgender Actors
Hollywood's history of casting cis actors in trans roles extends back to the very first days of the industry. As trans individuals have become more visible and less vilified, the trend has grown increasingly problematic. Prestige movies and frothy teen soaps are equally culpable of denying opportunities for trans actors,
Elusive Trans R&B/Soul Singer Jackie Shane Returns
In the 1960s, soul singer Ms. Jackie Shane, with a smoky angelic voice, was dazzling audiences throughout Canada where she had been holding court since 1959, and had attained a No. 2 position in 1963 on Toronto music charts with the single “Any Other Way,” just below the Chiffons’ “He’s
'Call Me By Your Name' Sequel Already In The Works
Director of Call Me By Your Name (scheduled for theatrical release on November 24, 2017) Luca Guadagnino is planning a sequel to the lush film set in 1980s picturesque Italy. In the vein of Richard Linklater’s film series—Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Before Midnight—that reunites lovers Jesse and Celine (Ethan Hawke
Cher 2018 World Domination To Include 'Mamma Mia 2'
2017 has been quite a year for Cher. First, there was her performance at the 2017 Billboard Awards. Then there was this tweet:   Now, we're being hit with the second half of a double whammy: In September, we learned that a Broadway musical about Cher's life is set to
Get It, Ghoul. Thirteen Spooky Movies To Check Out On Netflix
As the world continues to implode, the idea of staying in for Halloween — or even the entire month of October —  might seem pretty fucking great right now. In honor of Friday the 13th, we’ve picked thirteen Halloween-themed films available now on Netflix for you to watch as you
Winning 'Signature Move' Explores Life, Lucha, Lady Love
Opening today in NYC on spooky Friday, October 13, Signature Move, directed by Jennifer Reeder, seems to have the best of luck and buzz surrounding it. The feature premiered at SXSW in 2017, and made the rounds of some prestigious festivals, garnering Grand Jury Award for “Outstanding American Narrative Feature”
Hammer Time! Armie Dances Like Nobody's Watching
As the Trump administration continues to chip away at queer and trans rights, and men and women of all persuasions continue to come forward about abuse at the hands of Hollywood power players, we'd like to present to you this clip that is literally just Armie Hammer dancing. Call Me
Genius! Queer Theatre Artist Taylor Mac Awarded MacArthur Grant
It does seem the world is mostly spinning into the toilet. Then a glimmer of nice shows up, today shining a light on amazing tour de force Taylor Mac, in the form of a 2017 “Genius Grant” from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Born Taylor Mac Bowyer
Santa Is A Married, Gay Black Man
Just in time for National Coming Out Day, there's a new children's book which portrays Santa as a black gay man living happily with his partner in the North Pole. Santa's Husband, which is reportedly a very sweet, heartfelt story about Santa's successful long-term relationship, started out as a satirical
Josh Hutcherson Cums On His Co-Star In New Sci-Fi Series
You may remember Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark in the Hunger Games universe, but that adorable baker's boy is no more. Peeta has gone from burning bread to cumming on his co-stars. In Future Man, which premieres on Hulu November 14th, Hutcherson plays a janitor and video game enthusiast who
She's Baaaaaaaack. Unapologetic Kathy Griffin Returns
Remember when Kathy Griffin did that awesome/grotesque/characteristically shocking thing? You know the thing. No, not that thing. No, not that thing either. The other thing. The thing where she leaked photos of herself holding a fake decapitated Trump head. Remember when she then proceeded to let her fans down by
Flagrant Flashback: Monti Rock III AKA Disco Tex
Decades ago, an openly gay man appeared on the late night talk show circuit, titillating audiences with his flamboyant lifestyle. No, it wasn’t Richard Simmons. It was celebrity hairdresser/dance-pop dervish Monti Rock, aka Sir Monti Rock III, aka Disco Tex. A frequent guest of Johnny and Merv, Rock (real name
The Last of Leia: We Have Some Thoughts About The New 'Star Wars' Trailer
The official new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has dropped, and we have thoughts. Chief among those is that it's eerily moving to see Carrie Fisher on screen as Princess/Senator/General Leia Organa of Alderaan in what will now be her final film appearance (sob.) Nooooooooooooo! Overall, it looks
'Little Britain' Star Apologizes For Transphobic Humor, Blackface
Matt Lucas, best known as the star of Little Britain and for his appearances in hit films such as Bridesmaids and Alice in Wonderland, has offered an apology for some of the humor from his time on TV. Lucas has revealed that he would take back some of the skits
Fairy, Mermaid, Gender Neutral Emojis Among Latest From Apple
Apple Inc has announced that with the iOS 11.1 update will come the introduction of gender neutral emojis. The emojis, which will come in the standard 4-5 skin tones that are currently represented in the emoji spectrum, will reflect three age groups: child, adult, and senior. The nonconforming emojis have
TransNation Film Fest To Feature Eclectic Programming, Cult Faves
Even as AG/POS Jeff Sessions attempts to take down trans Americans because — well, it's unclear why — there's still enough general joy and togetherness within the trans community to make beautiful things like the TransNation Film Festival happen. Set for October 13 to October 15 at the Silent Movie
‘Tutti Frutti’ Singer Little Richard Claims He Is No Longer Fruity
Little Richard has chosen his Maker over makeup. The ordained minister and self-described architect of rock-and-roll, in a rare interview with Christian program 3ABN Today Live, claims that in preparation for Judgment Day, he is no longer gay or dresses flamboyantly, declaring “my life is worth more than powder.” The
Runaway 'Bride': Monster Mash Not Coming Soon
Universal Studio’s remake of the 1935 horror and camp classic The Bride of Frankenstein won’t be walking down the aisle anytime soon. Scheduled for a Valentine’s Day 2019 release, the studio announced it has been pulled from the schedule so as to not to rush a project that, like this
Eurythmics, Kate Bush Among Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees
The nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2018 include Radiohead, Kate Bush, Judas Priest, Eurythmics, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, and Nina Simone. For those keeping score, Kate Bush is a gay icon, Judas Priest has a gay lead singer (Rob Halford), and everyone else is
'Shade' Is More Than Just 'Real Housewives' With Drag Queens
RuPaul's Drag Race frequently alludes to the tight-knit, supportive communities that its queens hail from, but alas: because it is a competition, it mostly just shows them being total c*nts. Ironically, it has taken a new show called Shade: Queens of NYC to explore how drag queens act when they
Allure of 'Afternooners': Patrick Cowley Soundtrack Finally Released
On October 19, Dark Entries and Honey Soundsystem Records will be releasing Afternooners, the final in a series of anthology albums preserving the brilliance of synthesizer music producer Patrick Cowley and his gay porn soundtrack work. Cowley was born in Buffalo, New York, in 1950. He ventured to San Francisco
Cattrall Calls Out Parker For 'Sex And The City 3' Diva Rumors
When Sarah Jessica Parker recently mourned the world's lack of a third Sex and the City movie, many couldn't help but wonder if she was singling out one person in particular for holding up the endeavor. And let’s face it, after the critical and commercial failure of Sex and the
'Mean Girls' Cast Reunites For Las Vegas Victims Fundraiser
Today, October 3, is International Mean Girls Day, and most of the principle cast of the 2004 comedy classic reunited digitally, if not IRL to announce a fundraiser for victims of the Las Vegas massacre. https://giphy.com/gifs/filmeditor-mean-girls-movie-xT9KVBpc46FKGuAUaQ Out actors Jonathan Bennett and Daniel Franzese were joined by Amanda Seyfried and Lacey
Acclaimed ACT UP Drama 'BPM' Poster Silenced
We are quite excited for the impending U.S. release of BPM:Beats Per Minute (original French language title: 120 Battements Par Minute), an award-winning 2017 Cannes standout about ACT UP's fight for AIDS action and awareness in Paris in the 1990s. However, we couldn't help but notice a glaring disparity between
'The First Wives Club' Reboot Heading To TV
In this increasingly confusing and complex world, even the slightest bit of familiarity can be comforting — even if that familiarity just involves another Bette Midler remake coming our way. But this still stings. https://giphy.com/gifs/bette-midler-first-wives-club-brenda-morelli-QbEqSkEGfmmru As if it weren't already enough to assault our common decency with a Hocus Pocus
Kat Von Divine! Tattoo Diva Launching Makeup Inspired By Divine
Every now and then, something happens in this crazy world of ours that just ... makes sense. Maybe a couple who are perfect for each other finally ties the knot, or maybe the President of the United States is finally impeached. Or maybe, just maybe, Kat Von D starts a
'Caleb Gallo' Star Freckle Vamps In Latest Grizzly Bear Video
If you’ve been living under a rock, you might not have been made aware of the glorious, gender-bending genius that is Freckle. A breakout star of The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo, Freckle (whose real name is Jason Greene) is a vampy, vaudevillian showstopper who delivers bon mots with a
When Pet Shop Boys Collaborated With Liza
In 1989, Liza Minnelli and Neil Tennant of Pet Shop Boys discovered they were mutual fans. PSB by that time were a synthpop duo (the second half being Chris Lowe) solidified in the annals of pop-chart history—with monster hits like “West End Girls” and “What Have I Done to Deserve
'Charlie's Angels' Reboot To Star Kristen Stewart And Lupita Nyong'o
Because major studios are run by marketing cogs and dullards, and because Americans are apparently too simple to appreciate original, exciting storytelling, Hollywood is churning out yet another reboot — of a remake. Reportedly, Kristen Stewart and Lupita Nyong'o are in talks to headline the 2019 reboot of Charlie's Angels,
Will & Grace & Trump: Hit Show Returns With Unseen Major Character
President Trump either hasn't seen Will & Grace yet, or his aides have somehow convinced him that it isn't actually returning and that the whole press tour was just a dream. Surely, they must know that if Trump were to catch wind of the premiere episode last night, he might
Ten Movies You Can't Miss In October
October is finally here and that means one thing. No, not the opportunity to dress in a thong and feathery angel's wings for Halloween...although, that makes two things we love about the month. The other one is officially the beginning of Oscar-bait movie season. You know, movies made for adults.
Trick Or Treat? 'Hocus Pocus' Remake In The Works
When Hocus Pocus was theatrically released in 1993, it was received with mixed reviews despite an impressive cast of Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker as the Sanderson Sisters of Salem. The film has amassed an impressive cult following (of people who grew up in the ’90s and
Cher Musical Is Broadway Bound Next Fall
Oh my goddess! Somewhere, Jack McFarland is thanking the heavens: A Cher musical is coming to Broadway. The Queen/Princess/Drag Mother of Pop will be the focus of a new biographical musical called The Cher Show, and it's hitting New York's Neil Simon Theatre in Fall 2018. However, the show will
Playboy Founder, Civil Rights And Marriage Equality Advocate Hugh Hefner Dies At 91
Upon hearing the Wednesday-night announcement that Playboy magazine publisher Hugh Hefner passed away at 91, this writer searched on YouTube for an episode featuring Nina Simone of Playboy’s Penthouse. The series was a cocktail party televised live from 1959 to 1961, hosted by tuxedo-clad, pipe-smoking Hugh Hefner extolling the sexually
Samira Wiley: Season 2 Of 'The Handmaid's Tale' To Explore Moira's Love Life
By Evan Lambert   With her star constantly on the rise and a Primetime Emmy nomination under her belt, Orange is the New Black’s Samira Wiley is back with yet another show — but this one is unlike anything she’s done. At the inaugural Tribeca TV Festival this past weekend,
Macklemore Joins Australian Marriage Equality Fight, Releases New Music
As Australia proceeds with a postal survey that will determine if same-sex couples can marry there, American rapper Macklemore is giving a strong argument in favor of the "Vote Yes" folks. The bluntly attractive "Thrift Shop" singer is planning to perform his pro-LGBTQ song "Same Love" at the country's National
'RPDR's Nina Bo'Nina Brown Stuns With Racist Earthquake Comments
Nina Bo'Nina Bin Laden Van Helsing Brown still hasn't quite got the hang of this whole "being a chill, non-controversial famous person" thing, post RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9. The living face filter has stuck her foot in her mouth, again, with a pair of racist YouTube videos aimed at
Off-Broadway's 'A Clockwork Orange': Graphic Violence Meets A & F
If you haven't read the Anthony Burgess novel or seen Stanley Kubrick's 1971 masterpiece A Clockwork Orange, here's the general formula: youthful rebellion + oppressive government = shocking gore and mind control. Oh, and it's in the future and everyone speaks a weird dialect of Russian. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPRzm8ibDQ8   But even if
Next Level Drag Dominates Gender Bending Bushwig Festival
By Evan Lambert This past weekend, in an abandoned factory on the outskirts of Brooklyn, a drag queen named Louisianna Purchase pushed a wooden cross up her butthole. Then she deep-throated the cross. Everyone cheered. It was just one of many boundary-pushing, gender-bending displays of subversiveness at New York's latest
'Dynasty' Star Gordon Thomson Comes Out, Trashes CW Reboot
Dynasty—they don’t make ’em like that anymore. “They” in this case would be Aaron Spelling, Douglas S. Cramer, Esther Shapiro and Richard Shapiro, the original producers of the prime-time soap opera phenomenon. At present, Spelling is dead, and Doug Cramer prefers being an art collector. To prove Hollywood is bereft
'In & Out' 20 Years Later, For Better Or Worse
The PG-13 romp In & Out was released 20 years ago. Directed by Muppets alum Frank Oz, any discussion of the film always includes the incident of its inspiration, Tom Hanks’s acceptance speech after winning an Oscar in the category of best actor for Philadelphia. Hanks credited his high school
'Looking's' Russell Tovey Cast As Gay Superhero
This fall, the CW will air an Arrow-verse four-part crossover special that will introduce gay superhero “The Ray,” to be played by out British actor Russell Tovey (ABC’s Quantico, HBO’s Looking). Tovey will also voice the character in CW Seed’s upcoming animated series, Freedom Fighters: The Ray. The crossover special,
Muna Is The Queer Pop Band Of Your Dreams
Queer dream pop trio MUNA have written odes to LGBTQ safe spaces and abuse survivors, but their new single, “In My Way” from their debut album "About You," tackles a somewhat lighter subject — modern relationship culture. Thankfully, it’s no less poignant. The song is about the panic and vertigo
New 'At Home With Amy Sedaris' Trailer Features Crafty Guests
Depending on how deeply entrenched you are in pop culture, you might recognize the hilariously kooky Amy Sedaris from her role as the certifiably insane Mimi Kanasis on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt or as the buck-toothed protagonist of Strangers with Candy. Or maybe you just know her as the sharp, acerbic
French And Saunders Reunite For Holiday Special
For the first time in ten years, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders will once again operate as a duo for a BBC1 special that will air on December 25, 2017. The event is a 30-year commemoration of the pair’s comedy shows that started in 1987 and ran under various titles
'Transparent' Season Four Is On A Quest For God
By Evan Lambert Season three of the Emmy-winning Amazon series Transparent ended with the show's main characters all grappling with trauma of some kind. Josh (Jay Duplass) scattered the ashes of his former lover and Shelly (Judith Light) brought her family to tears with her music, just as Maura (Jeffrey
Trailer For George Michael Documentary Debuts
Last Christmas Day 2016, Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, known to the world as pop music superstar George Michael, died peacefully in his sleep at age 53. An undeniable talent, Michael’s impact on the music business stretches back to the ’80s when he was one-half of Wham!, which sold 28 million records
Wrap Yourself Up In Perfume Genius' Gorgeous 'Wreath'
If you were wondering how to soothe your tortured soul during this terrifying week of earthquakes, nuclear threats and looming hurricanes, look no further than the latest music video from queer spirit guide, Perfume Genius (AKA Mike Hadreas). “Wreath,” from Hadreas’ latest album, No Shape, is a hopeful song about
ACT-UP Drama 'BPM' France's Official Oscar Entry
A queer-themed Cannes winner is now making a bid for the Oscars. 120 Battements Par Minute — a.k.a. 120 Beats Per Minute, a.k.a. "that gay French film that you're supposed to watch" —  has been chosen as France's submission for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the next Academy
Bjork's Latest Video Gives Us A Glimpse At 'Utopia'
It's been over two years since Bjork released her bombastically Bjorkish breakup album, Vulnicura, and judging by her new video for "The Gate," it appears she has healed. "The Gate" opens on a futuristic salmon- and lavender-tinted cloud city reminiscent of a Wachowskian daydream or a deleted scene in Valerian
Disco, EDM Godfather Giorgio Moroder Feels The Love
Legendary music producer Giorgio Moroder recently blessed a crowd of “techno enthusiasts” with his presence at Schimanski in Brooklyn. The 77-year-old electric dance music pioneer performed as DJ, playing tracks from his four decades of recorded work. A good chunk of the audience had not yet been born when songs
Will Revival Of 'Will & Grace' Continue To Push Buttons?
Will & Grace was revolutionary for its time — a sitcom that placed gay issues front and center. The titular characters were all affluent white people living in a pre-recession New York and grappling with their own Seinfeldien neurosis. The show’s bawdy laughs were generated by the antics of messy,
Queer Talent Scores Big At Emmy Awards
There were a lot of winners at last night's Emmys, and only one real loser (i.e., the President, who was the butt of almost every joke.) However, the night was also a major win for the queer community, as several LGBTQ performers and stories took home awards for delivering stellar
'Roseanne' Revival Incurs Wrath Of Hysterical Harpies
The Roseanne revival is getting some free publicity as anti-LGBTQ hatemongers One Million Moms is calling for a boycott of the series after it was revealed that the Conner family will include a “gender creative” child. ABC announced that one of the new characters on the show will be Mark,
From 'Kingsman' To 'Rocket Man,' Egerton To Portray Elton
Details are a bit sketchy but hunky Kingsman: The Golden Circle star Taron Egerton has just revealed he will be portraying “Pinball Wizard” Elton John in an upcoming film full of song and dance. Egerton described the film as, “a musical, fantasy, not quite biopic about the early years of
Hot Guys And Horticulture Grow On Instagram
Do you like cute boys and plants separately, but secretly want the two things to be together? Enter "Boys with Plants," the latest Instagram account to nurture your love of attractive men while also promoting an appreciation for horticulture.   Boys with Plants is exactly as it sounds: a series
Vers Filmmaker Mike White, From 'Emoji Movie' To 'Brad's Status'
Much of the film and TV work Mike White has created is spellbinding. Spellbinding in that his vision actually gets the greenlight—in superhero-worshipping Hollywood—with White’s thoughtful but often unnerving content. Watching films like School of Rock, Chuck & Buck, and Nacho Libre feels like one is holding a Magic-8-Ball—the message
Despite Recent Defections, New York Fashion Week Shines Bright
By Joe Fritts This past week, New York hosted what has probably been their most diverse and interesting fashion week in recent memory. After the much publicized loss of both Rodarte and Proenza Schouler to Paris, many people were left wondering what New York could do to bounce back, and
Cher And Rapper Future Are 'Everyday People' In New Gap Ad
The Gap has a new Fall marketing campaign, “Meet Me in the Gap,” in which they pair up two polar opposite performers for video extravaganzas promoting Gap gear. Cher has agreed to take a break from her emoji-heavy tweeting to participate! Her assigned partner is chart topping hip hop artist
Back To Her Roots: Wonder Woman's Blonde Ambition
There's no denying that Wonder Woman has gone A-list. Just two days ago, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins signed on to direct the next film in the series — a stand-alone story, apparently — which officially makes her the highest-paid female filmmaker in history. Not too shabby for a woman
Trailer For James Franco's 'The Disaster Artist' Is Hilariously WTF
The trailer for James Franco’s latest film is out and it looks like one his quirkiest efforts yet - an adaptation of The Disaster Artist, Greg Sestero’s acclaimed tell-all about the making of Tommy Wiseau's cult disasterpiece The Room, considered to be "the Citizen Kane of bad movies.” The Room
Trans Trailblazer Marsha P. Johnson Film To Premiere On Netflix In October
America's horrifying, ongoing violence towards the trans community may be making headlines in 2017, but trans people have been all but forgotten by the media and their neighbors until quite recently. Enter the new Netflix documentary The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, which explores the death of a
Queer Female Characters Lead The Charge At Toronto Film Fest
As Stefan might say, if you're looking for a whimsical night out at the Toronto International Film Festival, we know just the films for you. TIFF's hottest new trend is queer women. In addition to Emma Stone doing her best "Emma Stone as Billie Jean King" in Battle of the
Armie Hammer Shuts Down James Woods Over Homophobic Tweet
Armie Hammer has expertly clapped back at actor James Woods for his homophobic tweet about Call Me By Your Name. The queer-themed Call Me By Your Name has been building Oscar buzz ever since it drew rave reviews at Sundance Film Festival in January. Starring Hammer as a 24-year-old doctoral
Has New York Queer Theater Gone Stale?
This fall, the New York theater community has set the stage for a parade of revivals that are gay in every sense of the word. In addition to recreations of late 20th century installations like M. Butterfly (with Clive Owen as the subtly queer protagonist) and When Pigs Fly (a
Does Liberace's Ghost Haunt His Old Mansion?
Schmaltzy piano virtuoso Liberace was a big deal to Las Vegas. The flamboyant performer also known as Mr. Showmanship was a great match for the neon mecca of Sin City. Like other frequent Vegas performers, Liberace created a home base there, combining two smaller homes to form a mansion-like compound
Four 'Dallas' Actors We Lost To HIV/AIDS
The entertainment industry was nearly decimated during the early years of the AIDS pandemic. Here are four actors we lost due to complications from HIV/AIDS and who all appeared on the hit TV drama Dallas. Tom Fuccello was born in Newark, New Jersey on December 11, 1936. Tom began his
Amy Sedaris Welcomes You Inside Her TV Home
Amy Sedaris grew up watching lifestyle television programs, which she calls “hospitality shows.” The format featured homemaking and entertaining tips from "experts," and these shows were set in the expert’s home, which was really a typical TV studio set. Visually, these shows were nothing like the realistic-looking lifestyle/cooking show sets
Six Actors We Lost Prematurely To AIDS Who Are Worth Remembering
The early years of the AIDS pandemic wiped out a huge portion of a generation of gay entertainers. Whether they were big stars or just workman actors, they made an impact on our lives and it's important to let young people know that queer people have always been among us
New Gaga Doc Is Trying Very Hard To Be 'Truth Or Dare'
We're not ones to stoke a feud between two strong females, but it appears there's evidence the rivalry between Madonna and Lady Gaga is far from over. Admittedly, we haven't yet seen Five Foot Two, the new documentary that offers what's described as a vulnerable look at Lady Gaga, yet watching the
Sylvester Still Makes Us Feel Mighty Real
Seventy years ago today, a beautiful baby was born in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles. The baby, named Sylvester James, Jr., would develop a love of singing in the gospel choir, although he'd become disillusioned with his church's disapproval of homosexuality. In 1970 Sylvester moved to San Francisco and
First Look At Grace Jones Documentary Trailer
A Grace Jones documentary is set for its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival later this week. Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami promises a peek inside Jones’ world which she describes as, “a fascinating lonely place.” Here’s the just-released trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vyo55F44bU4 “Bloodlight” is Jamaican patois referring to the
Hurricane Harvey Benefit Concert Will Feature Barbra And Beyonce
You can almost always count on those the Trump administration dismisses as "the Hollywood elite" to come through following any disaster on American soil. A-listers such as Beyoncé, Barbra Streisand, Blake Shelton and Oprah Winfrey will headline an hour-long telethon, reminiscent of the one that took place shortly after 9/11, is
'La La Land' Director Damien Chazelle Developing City Of Lights Netflix Musical
La La Land, last year’s Best Picture loser, was a huge hit for musicals, in general, and for its director, Damien Chazelle, specifically. Already a Hollywood wunderkind (he is the youngest person to win Best Director, and the youngest director to be nominated twice,) Chazelle’s trajectory can only be upward,
Cher Might Be Joining American Horror Story: Cult
If you weren't already hotly anticipating the new season of American Horror Story titled Cult which rifs on the fear and shock that was unleashed during last year's presidential election, you surely will after this news: Cher is rumored to be making an appearance on the hit series. The "Dark
Celebrate Lily Tomlin's Birthday By Watching Some Of Her Finest Moments
To call Lily Tomlin a national treasure seems a very conservative compliment. The out entertainer, who turns 78 today, is loved the world over for an incredible array of characters she's brought to life (many written by her talented wife, Jane Wagner) both in film, as well as on television
Brit 'Brokeback' 'God's Own Country' Opens To Raves in U.K.
Because we are currently obsessed with remakes, reboots, and franchises, it is refreshing to hear of an original, highly acclaimed film - and queer-themed, too! God’s Own Country, a British movie that has been getting a lot of awards and attention and due to the premise - a gay romance
Armie Hammer Loves Henry Cavill's Nipples As Much As We Do
Henry Cavill went boating with a couple of pals and did his legions of fans a solid by posting a shirtless pic. https://www.instagram.com/p/BYY3pdrFOl3/?hl=en&taken-by=henrycavill This seems unassuming enough until his The Man From U.N.C.L.E. costar Armie Hammer responded immediately with his approval: Then Cavill's followers weighed in with their responses to Armie's enthusiasm:
Stellar Cast Assembled For Gay Conversion Drama 'Boy Erased'
YouTube star/musician Troye Sivan, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bassist Flea and Tony winner Cherry Jones have just joined the cast of gay conversion drama, Boy Erased. The already impressive cast features Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Manchester By The Sea’s breakout star Lucas Hedges, Joel Edgerton and filmmaker/actor Xavier Dolan. Emily
As If! MTV Launches '90's House,' A Retro-Themed Game Show
It’s Big Brother meets BBC’s Victorian Slum House meets Saved by the Bell meets The Real World. It’s MTV’s latest stab at cultural relevance, 90’s House. Here’s the premise: twelve Millennial housemates will be deprived of their everyday gear and gadgets (skinny jeans, soy lattes, cell phones, laptops, etc) and
Woman Who Escaped Horrible Westboro Baptist Church Is Subject Of Biopic
Megan Phelps-Roper, a former member of the notorious Westboro Baptist Church, will be getting another moment in the spotlight. A biopic of the granddaughter of Fred Phelps, founder of the antigay church known for picketing funerals of notable LGBT and even LGBT-friendly folks with signs declaring "God Hates Fags," is
Joe Orton Is Having A Moment, 50 Years After His Death
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
'Rosemary's Baby' Comparisons Continue To Add Up For 'Mother!'
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
Queer 'Heathers' Reboot Is Coming For You In 2018
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,
Soul 'Provider' Frank Ocean Drops New Track
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
Pop Spectacle And Political Activism Galvanize MTV VMAs
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
Gay Erotica Pioneer Jerry Douglas, The Naked Truth
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
Nurse Jackie's Haaz Sleiman Comes Out As Gay Muslim
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
Lady Gaga: A Star Is Boring
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
Hugh Grant, Ben Whishaw Will Play Notorious Real-Life Lovers
Gay Anglophiles (gaynglophiles?) rejoice, your prayers have been answered. Eternal heartthrob Hugh Grant will team with another hot Brit thesp, Ben Whishaw, in a gay-themed drama A Very English Scandal. The project is a three-part series for BBC One and is based on a book of the same title by
Sarah Paulson Screaming At Trump's Election Win Is All Of Us
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
Out And Proud 'Xena' Reboot A No-Go For Now
NBC’s revival of revered Xena: Warrior Princess has been put on an unlit backburner. Perhaps in the freezer. “Nothing is happening on that right now. We looked at some material; we decided at that point that it didn’t warrant the reboot,” Jennifer Salke, NBC Entertainment president tells The Hollywood Reporter.
Five Movies You Definitely Need To See In September
September is upon us. The blockbuster movies from summer are ending their theatrical runs, yet it's still a bit early for the obvious awards bait releases. Here are five movies we're excited about and a couple that may go the distance and score some love from Oscar next year. Battle
Queer Superheroes Assemble At Latest Flame Con
The third year of Flame Con (Created by Geeks Out) was held in NYC last weekend, and it did not disappoint as the “world’s largest queer comic convention.” Similar in structure to other comic conventions, Flame Con convened discussion panels and workshops, all the while enjoying a buzzing, crowded convention
Chris Hemsworth Wants Marriage Equality; We Want To Marry Chris Hemsworth
Chris Hemsworth is a super hero on both the big screen and in real life. The photogenic Aussie-born action star who plays Thor in The Avengers franchise and spin-off films has used his Instagram account to encourage voters Down Under to vote in favor of same-sex marriage. Aussies must register
Prince's Purple Reign Returns To London
Prince Rogers Nelson left this world on April 21, 2016 at age 57. Too soon, we say, as he still had so much left with which to dazzle us. Although there are disputes about his estate, specifically about the vault of unreleased music material, items within Paisley Park are set
Jodie Foster's Secret Teen Pop Past
Jodie Foster, in showbiz almost her entire life - she appeared in a Coppertone commercial at age three, has a fascinating, multidimensional life story. She’s like the Margot Tenenbaum character in The Royal Tenebaums, an artistic prodigy who saw and did a lot by the time she was 15 (like
Bryan Singer's Queen Biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Casting Complete
Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello and Gwilym Lee have been cast alongside previously announced Rami Malek in director Bryan Singer’s hotly anticipated Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody. The three actors aren’t exactly A-listers in the U.S., but two of them are very well known in the band’s home of England. Ben Hardy
Tyra Tirade Tattooed. Banks 'Top Model' Meltdown Memorialized In Ink
Adorable NYC actor-songwriter Marcus Underwood is an illustrated man. He is a walking tattoo museum, carefully curating unique ink art to cover his skin. He has 16 spectacular tats, many of them portraits like Princess Diana, Whoopi Goldberg and a glamour shot of his mother. Somewhere in the mix is
Artist Reimagines Classic Disney Characters As Trans Heroes
One of the most suspenseful, exciting scenes from a Disney animated feature is in Mulan, when the title character, as her male persona Ping, wins a battle by shooting a cannon to cause an avalanche, which buries the Hun warriors. Her butch cover is blown later when being treated for
Will & Grace & Karen & Jack & Michelle, But No Rosario
To hell with Winter. Fall is coming. It’s when we decide what to wear and where we’re going to watch the hotly anticipated return of classic TV comedy Will & Grace. If rumors are true, we are in for one goddess of a co-star, the regal Madame First Lady Mrs.
Gay Porn's Expanding Market: Straight Women
Hollywood is cutthroat, sexist and full of scandal, but the adult industry is a million times that and more, and it’s all a given. Straight or gay, it’s a realm of misfits and corporate miscreants. In short, porn is not for the meek, weak or unstable, which is why it
Glenn Close Is Ready For Her Close Up In 'Sunset Boulevard' Movie
It's not a comeback, it's a return! Norma Desmond will finally make a triumphant return to the big screen in Sunset Boulevard, Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical adaptation of Billy Wilder's 1950 masterpiece. Glenn Close, who earlier this year made her own return to the role of Norma Desmond, a faded
St. Vincent To Direct Update Of Oscar Wilde's 'Dorian Gray'
Grammy-winning recording artist St. Vincent aka Annie Clark will make her feature film directing debut with an adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s 1890 classic, The Picture of Dorian Gray. Clark plans on putting a contemporary spin on the Victorian novel about a narcissistic man who stays young while his portrait ages
Throwback Thursday: Village People Trading Cards
The golden era of the 1970s produced treasure troves of keepsakes for young and not so young. Maybe you or your cool uncle collected Wacky Packs, the trading cards and stickers made by The Topps Company. Mid-70s, they were all the rage, parodying consumer products like Alpo (Alpoo Leftover Dinner
These Boys Want You To Come On, Vogue And Celebrate Madonna's Big Day
Madonna is 59 today. Five. Nine. It makes a gay think. She's been such an integral part of our lives for so long that we sometimes take her for granted. But even impressional boys have been looking to Her Madgesty for inspiration. For example, check out these two fierce Madonna
Madonna At The Movies: From Worst To Best
Happy Birthday, Madonna Louise Ciccone! Madge/Esther/Mo celebrates her 60th bday today. We love her. We hate her. We love to hate her. She’s infuriating. She’s inspiring. She’s annoying. She’s awesome. But there’s no denying she’s a bonafide pop music icon. Her string of transcendent hit records is unmatched (Lucky Star,
Laverne Cox Delivers Message Of Trans Rights, Empowerment At Beautycon
Always flawless in eloquence and image, actress and transgender activist Laverne Cox appeared alongside fashion expert Joe Zee on the Beautycon Festival 2017 main stage on over the weekend. The festival’s message, which displayed prominently on the screen behind, was a wondrous blast of inclusion and freedom: "We Welcome All
Extra! Extra! 'Physique Pictorial' Relaunches As Print Publication
In this social media age that’s littered with #instastuds, #hoscos and #silverdaddies, you only need to power up your mobile to peruse and consume your fill of hot male nudes and gay porn. You can get your eyeful of Instagram man candy as you order your Amazon Fresh poke bowl
Leonardo To Star As Leonardo
Leonardo DiCaprio is set to portray the original Renaissance man, Leonardo da Vinci in a feature biopic for Paramount Pictures. Paramount beat out an aggressive 7-figure bid from Universal Studios for the story rights based on the upcoming biography by Walter Isaacson, adapted from da Vinci's own notebooks, as reported
Same-Sex Salsa Team Wows Canada, Breaks Down Stereotypes
Team Same-Gender, an all-male group of salsa dancers from Mexico, participated in Ottawa's second annual Salsa Convention among 70 other groups from all over North America and wowed the crowd. An Ottowa News reporter described the foursome as a highlight and a first for Canada and mentioned the group hopes to
Flashback Friday: When Idris Elba Played An Escort On 'AbFab'
We recently stumbled upon a verrrry young, already insanely handsome Idris Elba as a gigolo procured for Patsy on a particularly randy episode of Absolutely Fabulous from season 3, titled “Sex.” “Sex” is one of the best of episodes of the always outrageous series. The two booze-soaked fashionistas have hit
'Sense8' Co-Creator Lana Wachowski Writing Season 3
Sense8 co-creator Lana Wachowski is not ready to say good-bye to the Netflix series or its fervent fans. Wachowski made an appearance at Vancouver Pride, along with actors from the show, Toby Onwumere, Alfonso Herrera, Max Riemelt and Brian J. Smith, after which she hosted a Facebook Live chat hinting
Director Todd Haynes Dives Deep Into The Velvet Underground
At The Locarno Film Festival screening of his new film, Wonderstruck, queer auteur Todd Haynes revealed to Variety that his next project would focus on legendary rock band, The Velvet Underground. No stranger to music-related subject matter, this will be his first documentary and will be produced in conjunction with
New Jennifer Lawrence Thriller Is Giving Us Serious 'Rosemary's Baby' Vibes
J.Law fans and horror-film buffs are all abuzz about the trailer for Darren Aronofsky’s new film mother! While Aronofsky and Lawrence are alleged to be romantically linked (and J.Law detractors are Twitter-blaming her for the breakup of Anna Faris and Chris Pratt during production of Passengers), the chatter is also
Game Of Thrones Costumes Fashioned From Cheap IKEA Rugs
Like innovative Scarlett O’Hara with her curtains, and the hilarious parody from The Carol Burnett Show - Bob Mackie’s wacky curtains-with-rod ensemble - Michele Clapton transformed a household item sold at IKEA into the fur capes worn by Night’s Watch members in Game of Thrones. While speaking at a Getty
Lucy Getting More Love From Cate Blanchett, Aaron Sorkin
MeTV viewers who wake up, before the sun, to catch I Love Lucy or The Lucy Show (Here’s Lucy streams on Amazon Prime or Hulu) will be THRILLED to learn Amazon Studios has picked up the drama Lucy and Desi from Escape Studios. Scripted by very busy Aaron Sorkin, the
Four Classic Movie Actors You Didn't Know Were Gay
Gay Pride Month is celebrated nationally in June, but year-round it's important to let young LGBT people, who might be conflicted about their sexual orientation, know that we've always been around -- even in the background of classic movies. Here are four actors you might not have known were gay
The Queen Is (Not) Dead. Morrissey Biopic Coming Soon
England is Mine explores the teenage years of Steven Patrick Morrissey's not quite charming life, before the iconic pop star and his music would go on to move millions. Directed by Oscar-nominee Mark Gill, a longtime fan of Morrissey and his seminal rock band, The Smiths, the film opened in the
Jessica Lange Reveals Surprising Secret About Joan Crawford
If you think about beatings with wire hangers whenever you hear the name Joan Crawford, Jessica Lange would like you to offer another, kinder impression of the classic star. Lange, you'll recall portrayed Crawford (actually portrayed the hell out of her) in the FX series Feud: Bette and Joan opposite
David Hasselhoff's Deranged Video Will Make You Forget Chris Pratt
The entire universe (or at least our Facebook newsfeed) seems to be in deep mourning for the split  of everyone's fave couple Chris (Guardians of the Galaxy) Pratt and Anna (Scary Movie) Faris. Group cyber hug! Thankfully, David Hasselhoff (what? you forgot he's a big singing star in Europe?) is
Homophobic Mothers Furious At Disney Over Showing Gay Moms
This weekend Disney Channel's animated series Doc McStuffins presented a storyline centered on a family headed by two mothers (voiced by out actresses Portia de Rossi and Wanda Sykes) trying to reunite their family following an earthquake. Sounds like something educational that kids should see, right? The conservative watchdog group One
Troubled Former Teen Idol Aaron Carter Comes Out As Bisexual In Emotional Letter
Aaron Carter has come out publicly as bisexual in an emotional letter posted to his social media accounts. If you don't know the name, don't fret. Despite having a pair of hit albums before his teen years, the singer is probably better known today as the younger brother of Backstreet
'Get Out' Gets A Gay Remake That Will Terrify You
Get Out, the horror movie-cum-social satire from comic actor Jordan Peele, stunned audiences when it was released to theaters last winter. Now Todrick Hall has delivered the gay remake...OK, it's just a fun trailer...for the spoof it deserves. In the new adaptation a young white woman brings home her new
This Incredible Drag Queen Is Really An Eight-Year-Old Boy
Oh my God! This kid! This mom! This drag mother! Whitney Houston once sang that children are the future, well, it's a shame she didn't live to see this child and his drag persona Lactatia(!). In this video, posted by Elle magazine with the comment "This 8-year-old boy loves transforming into
Plus-Sized Queer Model Dexter Mayfield Owns The Runway
Let's hear it for the big boys! Dexter Mayfield became something of a viral sensation in 2015 when camera footage caught him strutting his ample stuff on the runway during a Marco Marco fashion show. In a recent interview with Mic Mayfield discussed that euphoric moment. “After that runway, the
Here's The Trans Anthem America Needs Right Now
When the LGBTQ communities are under siege, it often leads to the creation of great art. Witness Tony Kushner's masterpiece Angels in America, which was a response to the early years of the AIDS epidemic. Now with President Trump's announcement that he intends to ban trans people from serving in
Put Some Grace (Jones) In Your Face
Sit down “no-no,” old girl fools… Gay Christmas (or at the very least, Gay Easter) has come early with the release of a teaser trailer for Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami. Directed by filmmaker Sophie Fiennes (The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology, Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow), the documentary is purported to
Bridget Everett's Moment Is Finally Here So Get Ready
If you live in New York City you probably consider Bridget Everett an institution. If you don't and are reading this site, you have likely heard her name. In the Big Apple Everett is a true cabaret sensation who plays to packed houses. She's played small roles on numerous TV
Eleven 'Dark Shadows' Actors You Probably Didn't Know Were Gay
Dark Shadows, an American Gothic soap opera premiered on ABCTV on June 27, 1966. For the next five years, it ruled daytime TV and became one of the most watched and talked about soap operas in history -- presenting vampires, ghosts, werewolves, man-made monsters, zombies, witches and warlocks (something for
Versace's Lover Calls Ricky Martin's Portrayal In TV Series 'Ridiculous'
Anticipation for Ryan Murphy's American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace,which examines the 1997 murder of the fashion designer, is extremely high. After all, the first season's The People Vs. O.J. Simpson was a huge hit and won nine Emmy Awards and the latest features an all-star cast, including
'Call Me By Your Name' Trailer Will Leave You Hungry For More
It’s a good feeling to lavish hopeful praise and expectation on a film nowadays, and that's easy to do after viewing the trailer for Call Me by Your Name. There's so much potential and talent is packed into this one: Director Luca Guadagnino (who helmed the jaw-dropping I Am Love
Roseanne Reboot Will Feature A Gender Creative Child
When Roseanne aired on ABC between 1988-97, it was often hailed for its groundbreaking story lines, characters and water cooler moments (remember Roseanne's kiss with Mariel Hemingway?). Now that the network is rebooting the sitcom, there's no reason to change a formula that worked. Showbiz411 reports that among the new characters
Kathy Griffin Shaves Head In Solidarity With Sister Fighting Cancer
Longtime LGBTQ ally and uncensorable funny lady Kathy Griffin recently put up her dukes for what seemed like the toughest fight of her career when she tousled with President Trump supporters over a provocative photo shoot that showed her holding the bloody severed head of 45. Now she appears to
Teen Is Outed By His Own Heart After Meeting Dream Boy
Who hasn't lost his or her heart to the guy (or gal) os his (or her) dreams? In the new animated short In A Heartbeat, directors Beth David and Esteban Bravo depict this very thing. They follow a closeted teen boy who runs the risk of being outed by his
Gay 'Golden Girls' Series Doesn't Seem To Interest Producers
Despite The Golden Girls being acknowledged as a classic multiple award-winning sitcom and gay rite-of-passage viewing, a project inspired by the series focusing on a quartet of queer gentlemen of a certain age is having trouble generating interest from television producers. Stan Zimmerman, a veteran producer and writer of the original
From Dawson To Diplo: James Van Der Beek Is Not Basic
Now 40, James Van Der Beek continues to distance himself from the role that made him a late ‘90s heartthrob, introspective dreamer Dawson Leery. Next up for Van Der Beek, a comic, satirical take on EDM/superstar DJ, Diplo. What Would Diplo Do? has been described as, “Louie meets WorldStar HipHop
Eight Questions For BearCity Trilogy Cub Alex Di Dio
A mix of Growlr action and Sex and the City outrageousness, the BearCity film series is signing off with a third and final chapter. The original BearCity was released in 2010, followed by BearCity 2: The Proposal in 2012. The romantic comedies won over critics and fans alike with the
Whitney Houston Doc Suggests What Really Killed The Superstar
Did Whitney Houston die of a broken heart? Although the award-winning entertainer was found dead after accidentally drowning in her bathtub in 2012 at age 48 (and the autopsy reports that chronic cocaine use was a contributing factor), a new tell-all documentary about her life suggests Houston may have died
Piers Morgan Can't Grasp "Absurd" Gender Fluid Movement
Boorish TV personality, former tabloid reporter and failed CNN host Piers Morgan's disdain for those who identify as gender fluid was in full view recently while interviewing Kori Doty on Good Morning Britain, who self-describes as non-binary transgender. Doty also has the distinction of having a child, Searyl, the world's
Exiled Queer Russian Artist Slava Mogutin Provokes With Bros & Brosephines
Ahead of the August 1st release of his latest book of provocative photography Bros & Brosephines, author/artist Slava Mogutin discusses his life as a gay Russian exile, gender fluidity and the transformative nature of art. Originally born in Siberia, Mogutin and his family moved to Moscow in his early teens.
Charlize Theron Used Personal Experience To Play Bisexual Action Heroine
If you've paid attention watching Charlize Theron movies such as Mad Max:Fury Road, you already know this stunning beauty isn't a shrinking violet. The Oscar-winning 41-year-old actress also doesn't hold back in interviews, such as during a recent appearance on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen to promote her
How Do You Choose The Daddy Of Your Dreams?
Are you a member of the Daddies tribe? Love snuggling on the sofa while watching an interesting doc on A&E? Whether you are or not, you can pretend to be while playing Dream Daddy, a dating-simulation game that's now available to play on Steam. You can personalize your own Dadsona
Five Movies You Definitely Need To See In August
Oh, the dog days of summer...If you're not near a beach or a beer bust, it's too hot to do much besides take refuge in an air conditioned movie theater. August typically competes with January as the dumping ground for movies, but here are five -- comedies, dramas and a
Caught In A Brad Bromance? Frank Ocean Serenades Brad Pitt At FYF Fest
Do gentlemen prefer Blonde? As Frank Ocean began his reworking of Stevie Wonder’s cover of Close to You at the FYF Fest in Los Angeles this weekend, the video monitors filled with Brad Pitt mock-talking into his cellphone just off stage. Ocean serenaded the movie idol with the pop classic
Amanda Lepore Teases Affair With Famous Rapper
In her memoir/coffee table book, Doll Parts, trans nightlife icon Amanda Lepore described her affair with an unnamed rapper who later found love with someone featuring a similar hourglass-shaped body. The rumor mill has hit full-tilt, most supposing the lover to be Kanye West. According to a recent New York
Set Phasers To Stunning! Gay Couple Boarding Star Trek TV Series
Queer trekkies received amazing news at San Diego's Comic-Con when it was announced a gay character would be front and center in the upcoming series, Star Trek Discovery. This will be the first gay character ever in the Star Trek franchise’ 50-plus-year television history. But it gets better - the
The Oscars Could Be Very Gay Again Next Year
When Moonlight won the Academy Award for best picture in February, it was the first time in the 89 year history of the awards that a queer-themed film had claimed that honor. Can history repeat itself in 2018? It could be a gay old time at the Oscars again next
San Diego Comic-Con Embraces LGBTQ Diversity
Will San Diego area hook-up apps explode with Wolverine, Black Panther, Thor, Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Jon Snow cosplay pix this weekend? Over 100,000 die-hard fantasy, sci-fi and comic book fans are descending on the sunny SoCal city for the 47th annual Comic-Con. It promises to be another star-studded, panel-filled
Which Gay Anthem Makes Queen Elizabeth Dance?
When you think of music associated with the head of the British monarchy, you're likely to imagine a rousing rendition of the official anthem "God Save the Queen" or perhaps it's the Sex Pistols' anarchic tune with the same title. However, word has leaked that Queen Elizabeth is just like
Lana Del Rey Delivers More Love, Loss, Lust
The torch singer of the Internet era and definitive style icon for Coachella basic bitches has dropped her new album, Lust for Life and the mixed/good reviews are saying it goes beyond her usual brand of tragic romance, glamour and sadness.   Lana Del Rey (born Elizabeth Woolridge Grant -
Gay-For-Pay Videos Ruined My Life, Says Model Michael Hoffman
Michael Hoffman, a tattooed body builder who developed a fervent social media following after filming a series of erotic solo videos, now says he regrets his decision and claims the explicit proctological nude clips have ruined his life. "‘My decision four years ago to start making videos has really fucked me
James McAvoy Can't Stop Talking About Shaving His Privates
James McAvoy is a very versatile actor. Just take a look at his work in films that range from high dramas such as Atonement to special effects extravaganzas like the X-Men franchise. Yet, while making a guest appearance Wednesday on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the 38-year-old performer once again
Photo Exhibit Captures Post-Stonewall NYC Cruising Scene
After years of being overlooked by the fine art world, Alvin Baltrop's photography is finally getting much deserved recognition. As reported by Vice, an exhibit titled, “At the Hudson River Piers” will showcase Baltrop and the photographs he took of the gay sex scene there from the mid 1970s through
Liza Minnelli Murder Mystery Focus Of Arrested Development Season Five
Hot on the high heels of cliffhangers like "Who shot J.R.?" and "Who killed Laura Palmer?" (by a few decades, mind you) comes the queerest murder mystery of them all: Who killed Liza Minnelli? Before you don your black fedora and collapse in a fit of gay mourning, be aware that
Evan Rachel Wood Comes For Ben Affleck Over Same Sex Kiss Comments
Filmmaker Kevin Smith told the crowd assembled for a 20th anniversary screening of Chasing Amy that star Ben Affleck considered himself a “serious actor” after kissing another dude during the shoot. The Interwebs exploded as everyone and their grandmother had an opinion on something Affleck stated many years ago in
Male Strippers And Murder For Hire, Chippendales To Star Patel And Stiller
Some of you are too young to remember, but before the “Thunder from Down Under” or “The Men of the Strip” there was the totally '80s answer to the Playboy models – chiseled, hairless guys in tight, shiny, black satin pants with cuffs, collars and bow ties – The Chippendales,
Mr. Robot Hottie Rami Malek To Fill Freddy Mercury's Pants
Sacha Baron Cohen’s out and Rami Malek is in as the star of Bohemian Rhapsody, the highly anticipated biopic about Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of Queen. The band announced the casting and additional details on their official site.   Gays and swooning women were agog this Emmy season –
BFFrenemies? Shea Coulee To Collab With Polarizing Azealia Banks
Fresh on the stiletto heels of her new single “Cocky” ft. Lila Star + The Vixen, Rupaul’s Drag Race Season 9 runner-up Shea Couleé announced on her socials that she would be collaborating with controversial rapper-provocateur Azealia Banks on new track. Says Couleé via twitter: “Y'all heard it here first me
Thomas Dekker Comes Out Publicly As A Gay Married Man After Being Outed By Bryan Fuller
Thomas Dekker, an actor who's played roles as diverse as young Donny Osmond and gay pioneer Lance Loud in TV movies, has revealed publicly that he's not only gay but that he's married to a man. The 29-year-old's revelation comes days after American Gods producer Bryan Fuller gave a speech at
Queer Faves Dominate Emmy Nominations, Anger The President
If the Academy Awards are dubbed the gay Super Bowl, the Emmy Awards must be considered at least the gay World Series. This year is no exception with queer-beloved series such as Feud: Bette and Joan, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Saturday Night Live and Stranger Things nabbing multiple nominations for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards
LCD Soundsystem's Gavin Russom Comes Out As A Trans Woman
With a single Instagram post, Gavin Rayna Russom of LCD Soundsystem, has come out as a trans woman. The decision was a long time coming for the 43-year-old synth and electronics wizard of the highly regarded band. It was only in the last year and a half that Russom began
Another Stunt Or Did Rapper Tyler The Creator Just Come Out?
Is rapper/producer Tyler, The Creator coming out or is this another Loiter Squad-esque prank? The Odd Future founder has been coy about his sexuality before, but his latest album, Scum Fuck Flower Boy, which was leaked almost two weeks ahead of its official July 21 launch, has fans speculating that
Gay Ballers Get Their Due In New Documentary
A new documentary, F(l)ag Football takes us inside the world of the National Gay Flag Football League (NGFFL) as 400 players from 26 teams from 19 cities around the country fight for the title of Gay Bowl champions. The film interweaves footage of competitive games, tournament events, off-field rivalries and
James Franco, Milo Ventimiglia And Nicole Kidman Really Wannabe Spice Girls
Where does the time go? It's been more than two decades since the Spice Girls  -- that would be Melanie Brown ("Scary Spice"), Melanie Chisholm ("Sporty Spice"), Emma Bunton ("Baby Spice"), Geri Halliwell ("Ginger Spice"), and Victoria Beckham ("Posh Spice") -- began their assault on pop culture ruled the world
Nelsan Ellis, True Blood's Ferocious Lafayette, Has Died At 39
Nelsan Ellis, who slayed his way into the hearts of TV viewers with his portrayal of Lafayette Reynolds on HBO's vampire drama True Blood, has entered immortality at age 39. The actor, who died July 8 of complications from heart failure, was currently costarring in the CBS series Elementary and
Trans Roles Matter
An actor is an actor, right? So who cares if a cis man or a cis woman plays the role of a trans person as long as they do their best? Well, in theory, a cis person playing a trans role shouldn’t matter, but in reality, it does. In a
Louis C.K. Champions Indie LGBTQ Film "Check It"
Louis C.K. may be on an extended hiatus from his hit FX show, however, he is not done giving us his engaging and edgy take on all things. After friend Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), turned him on to the documentary Check It by Toby Oppenheimer and Dana Flor, Louis became a
Fantastic Beasts 2: Will Dumbledore Finally Get a BF?
Rejoice fantasy cinema fans: there are FOUR more films scheduled in the booming Fantastic Beasts franchise, the next one currently shooting and hitting the big screen just before Thanksgiving 2018. JK Rowling’s prequel concept to the Harry Potter sagas, the Fantastic Beasts series is so far propelled by Newt Scamander
Todd Haynes Wonderstruck To Be Centerpiece of NY Film Festival
Organizers of the New York Film Festival have chosen Todd Haynes' latest work, Wonderstruck, as the Centerpiece selection for this year's fest. The film garnered solid reviews and Oscar talk when it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Amazon Studios produced the film, adapted from Brian Selznick's 2011
Gus Kenworthy Bares All On The Slopes, Explains Shrinkage
Out ski champ Gus Kenworthy is the latest athlete to pose in the buff for ESPN's annual Body Issue. The 26-year-old skier, who won the silver medal in men's freestyle skiing at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, chatted with Good Morning America about the shoot, admitting that, after a beard
Let's Cast The Boys In The Band Revival
When The Boys in the Band, Mart Crowley’s play about a birthday party that becomes a hellish night of unleashed secrets for a group of close-knit gay pals, opened off-Broadway in 1968, it made history as the first produced dramatic play to deal honestly with homosexuality. The show was an immediate
Sissy That Walk of Fame
Clear your 2018 calendars. In the category of TELEVISION, illustrious media deity RuPaul Charles will be receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! RuPaul is an extra shimmery celestial being among a list of worthy fellow recipients—like Shonda Rimes, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Minnie Mouse, Jennifer Lawrence—totally worth the
Jay-Z's Mama Comes Out
Jay-Z just dropped a new album, 4:44, in which he apologizes to Beyoncé, defends Solange, starts a Twitter feud with Eric Benet, renews a beef with Kanye AND helps his mother, Gloria Carter, publicly come out of the closet. All we can pay attention to is this last thing. Kudos
The Oldest Queen In The Village
As Sasha Velour is crowned the future of drag, is there room to appreciate possibly the oldest female impersonator living in New York City? At 93, Tish (born Joseph Touchette) may very well be “The Last Queen of Greenwich Village.” Tish came of age just after WWII in the gay
Patriotic Pride: Celebrating Aaron Copland, The Gay "Dean Of American Composers"
The summertime months offer innumerable outdoor concerts to celebrate America (is it great again?) with charming picnic baskets dangling from crooked arms. These musical events vary: Fireworks Spectacular with Pentatonix, John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever” under the stars, and many small-town bandshell performances throughout the US of A
Believe It! Cher Is Heading To Broadway
Cher, currently a notable thorn-in-Trump’s-side-on-Twitter, will be the subject of what will probably be the most successful Broadway musical ever. Helmed by Jason Moore, director of Pitch Perfect as well as stage musical Avenue Q, the project is slated for Broadway in 2018. The book is by Rick Elice—who wrote
Andrew Garfield is Every Woman... or at least one helluva Whitney Houston
Andrew Garfield is an Oscar-nominated actor, a recent-ish Spider-man, former boyfriend of Emma Stone and…every woman. The Brit thespian, currently headlining the West End revival of Angels in America, took the stage during the London stop of the Werq the World tour on May 31 and stunned RuPaul’s Drag Race
Why Is Queen Latifah Screaming In Front Of A Man's Junk?
In ads for her raunchy new comedy Girls Trip, Queen Latifah is seen with her mouth open wide in between the bare legs of a man (at least we think those smooth limbs belong to a man) accompanied by the tag line "You'll be glad you came." Talk about truth
Marsha P. Johnson Will Soon Be Screaming And Streaming In Your Living Room
The debate over who threw that first brick during the Stonewall riots will rage on forever, but Marsha P. Johnson’s name will always be part of the conversation as she and fellow trans activist pal Sylvia Rivera were definitely on the frontlines of the historic event in June 1969. The
Penelope Cruz Gives Good Face As Donatella Versace
Penelope Cruz is by all accounts a very talented actress, but does she have what it takes to subjugate her comely good looks to play human Muppet interesting looking fashion maven Donatella Versace? We’ll soon find out Academy Award-winner takes the plum role in the FX’s The Assassination of Gianni
Here’s Why Lou Reed’s Queer Anthem Isn’t “Transphobic”
What’s the matter with kids today? Some might say it’s an oversupply of misguided rage. Take for example, the recent brouhaha over Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side.” On any respectable list of the most important LGBTQ anthems, there’s a spot reserved for this great song somewhere near Gloria
Feud 2: Evita Vs. Evita
Broadway diva Patti LuPone went for Madonna in a most public way, reading her to filth on giggly Andy Cohen’s “Watch What Happens Live.” Madge and LuPone have little in common, save the musical “Evita.” La Lupone slayed The Great White Way first as Eva Peron, then Madonna tackled the
Dishy Celebs
Brunch with Bowie? Dinner with Darth Vader? Finally, the dining companions you always wanted. L.A. based illustrator/designer Miss Scarlet recently launched a line of vintage dishware that has been upcycled to include portraits of pop icons including Freddy Mercury, Tim Curry as Dr. Frank-N- Furter, Prince, Yoda, Robert Smith of
From Top To BTTM
From white-hot to so-very-not in a matter of days, queer punk band PWR BTTM (yes, “power bottom” with the vowels omitted) have been dropped by their label, distributor, music platforms and seen their upcoming Summer tour in support of their just-released album, “Pageant” implode. On May 11, reports on social