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Apr 28 2016
6-PACK — Go, Caitlyn, Go! (Literally) + Boehner Body-Slams Cruz + Hastert To The Pokey + Dance Like Madonna + Whitney Doc On The Way + Rock Banned! Comments (0)

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiAbove: Former Ted Cruz fan Caitlyn Cruz trolls the prez contender by taking a leak in the ladies' room at a Trump property. (This is like Koch praising Hillary!)

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiFormer Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner, “texting buddies” with Donald Trump, calls Ted Cruz “Lucifer in the flesh” and a mean “son of a bitch.”

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiFormer Republican Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert admits to being a serial child molester, gets 15 months in prison for cash scheme related to it.

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiCome dance your ass off Wednesday, May 4, if you're in NYC. If you're not, think about a trip.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiApproved Whitney Houston documentary coming from Oscar-winning director.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiJordan bans Lebanese rockers, known for progressive lyrics, over gay singer. Mashrou’ Leila have been called “the soundtrack to the Arab Spring.”

 
Apr 18 2016
Blond Admissions: Madonna's BLOND AMBITION Dancers Open Up On Their Revealing New Documentary Comments (0)

IMG_6062 copyFront: Luis Camacho. Back (L-R): Ester Gould, Reijer Zwaan, Carlton Wilborn, Kevin Stea, Oliver Crumes, Slam Gauwloos. (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)

Strike a Pose, the touching documentary that catches us up on the lives of Madonna's dancers from her Blond Ambition World Tour and the ensuing warts-and-all documentary Truth or Dare, is currently playing the Tribeca Film Festival. This limited engagement was enough to score me some face time with five of the seven original dancers: Slam Gauwloos, Carlton Wilborn, Luis Camacho, Oliver Crumes and Kevin Stea (Gabriel Trupin died of AIDS in the mid-'90s and Jose Gutierez was doing another interview).

Check out my review of Strike a Pose

First, I thought I was getting them in a crowded round table session, so I only had a couple of questions prepared. After all, I'd once been in the same situation with Madonna and it had been a battle to get a word in edgewise. As I got into a cab, I received word I'd have them to myself. Gulp. Could I handle those guys? They seemed high-maintenance in Truth or Dare, holding their own in scenes alongside the planet's biggest superstar. On that topic, Slam later noted of Madonna, “She was not that insecure, you know? I think a lot of artists don’t do that because of their insecurities. She just was perfect at picking the good talent, putting it together, and just, in the end, it made her look better, too.” Kevin chimed in, “When you’re secure with yourself as a star, you want stars around you.”

I frantically dashed off some impressionistic questions. Lucky for me, I'd seen Strike a Pose as well as Truth or Dare and do know quite a bit about the subject matter, so even though I ultimately wound up sharing them with one other journalist, I was ready for these guys and wasn't too nervous that they'd gang up on me.

Making things easier, I found the boys—now men—to be extremely articulate, witty and forthcoming, as you might expect from the cast of Truth or Dare, which has been called the “grandmother of reality TV.” (I submit that Madonna might prefer “aunt.”)

If I dominated a bit, I hope the other writer can forgive me. After all, these were the guys who showed me it was okay to be gay, and who were in the position I most coveted 25 years ago: Madonna-adjacent.

As the film shows and as my life experience had already taught me, glamour is often an illusion, and reality is better anyway. 

Keep reading for my talk with the guys, and with filmmakers Reijer Zwaan and Ester Gould ...

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Apr 05 2016
6-PACK — TOUGH LOVE 2 + You Know You're Gay When You're In TRUTH OR DARE + Mississippi & North Carolina Beg For Gay Boycotts + Archie & Jughead As Sex Symbols? + Boys & Bunnies! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureEpisode 2 of Tough Love. Images

*widget boy cultureMadonna's dancer knew he was gay after seeing himself in Truth or Dare.

*widget boy cultureDraconian, anti-gay “religious freedom” bill signed into law in Mississippi.

*widget boy culturePayPal bails out of North Carolina over anti-gay law.

*widget boy cultureWhy are Archie & Jughead so f*ckable suddenly?

*widget boy culturePortis Wasp, boys and bunnies for Bazaar

 

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Apr 04 2016
These Kids Are All Right Comments (0)

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In Gayby Baby, the children of gay parents offer their POV on what too often is a detached political argument. 

The acclaimed film will have a pre-release screening at Outfest. Click here for tickets, keep reading for the engrossing trailer ...

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Laddy With An ATTITUDE: Slam Opens Up About Madonna & His Famous Gay Kiss Comments (0)

Attitude pins down Salim “Slam” Gauwloos for a great Q&A about the forthcoming documentary Strike a Pose, all about the lives of Madonna's Blond Ambition World Tour dancers.

In the piece, Slam has props for Madonna for soldiering on for decades:

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Mar 25 2016
Robert De Niro Issues Nonsensical Justification For Allowing Fraud's Movie At Tribeca Comments (0)

UPDATE: De Niro has announced the film's been pulled.

Robert De Niro has spoken out about the film Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe, which is screening—debuting, actually—at his Tribeca Film Festival in spite of centering around a proven fraud, anti-vaccination advocate Andrew Wakefield.

Wakefield has been widely discredited, and the anti-vaccination movement has weakened the security and health of the planet—indisputably.

There is no evidence that vaccinations cause autism, but anti-vaccination zealots continue to assert it is a proven fact.

De Niro, claiming having an autistic child of his own makes the issue personal for him, nonetheless justifies giving the film a high-profile airing in the name of open discussion. It's not open discussion to aid a pack of lies:

Grace and I have a child with autism and we believe it is critical that all of the issues surrounding the causes of autism be openly discussed and examined. In the 15 years since the Tribeca Film Festival was founded, I have never asked for a film to be screened or gotten involved in the programming. However this is very personal to me and my family and I want there to be a discussion, which is why we will be screening Vaxxed. I am not personally endorsing the film, nor am I anti-vaccination; I am only providing the opportunity for a conversation around the issue.

Speaking of open discussion, this documentary was directed by, written by and stars Wakefield.

 
Mar 17 2016
Premiere: KINGS, QUEENS, & IN-BETWEENS Comments (0)

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Kings, Queens, & In-Betweens is debuting April 2 and 3 at the Cleveland International Film Festival. The film, five years in the making, addresses issues of identity in sexual orientation and gender.

From a press release:

KINGS, QUEENS, & IN-BETWEENS is a documentary about gender through the lens of drag, featuring the compelling stories of 8 performers from Columbus, Ohio -- “the crown jewel of drag in the Midwest.” KQIB peels back the layers of identity through the art form of drag and shines a light on the distinctions between gender, sex, and sexuality. Through humor and poignancy, KQIB makes a complex subject approachable for mainstream audiences. As a pre-festival reviewer wrote: "In this fab documentary…Gender is the New Frontier, and here are the pioneers who are defining, redrawing, and crossing those borders. Call them what you will (and they do not give a damn what that is), they are two things for certain: they are Strong and they are Fabulous. KINGS, QUEENS & IN-BETWEENS will introduce you to your new heroes.”

Check out the trailer after the jump ...

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Mar 15 2016
There's Nothing To It: Get TriBeCa Tix For STRIKE A POSE Comments (0)

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The much-anticipated documentary Strike a Pose will play the TriBeCa Film Festival in April! Check out the info here, and visit the site for tickets starting March 29.

The film catches us up on the lives and careers of the dancers from Madonna's legendary Blond Ambition World Tour.

 


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