314 posts categorized "DRAG"
Watch this highly entertaining video, which documents the crazy-hectic rehearsal process for Mimi Imfurst's her-storic performance in Cuba.
She pulled it together with dancers who didn't speak English and had never even heard the song they were doing, Madonna's “Express Yourself” ...
Longtime female impersonator Danny La Rue — who died in 2009 at 81 — is the subject of a new radio documentary that tells his quirky life story.
From an Express piece on the film and on La Rue:
Just how ground-breaking his act was cannot be understated. “He was the one who made drag respectable,” says Geoff Bowden of the British Music Hall Society. “He brought it out of nightclubs and into Saturday night family entertainment.” Danny was the fi rst female impersonator to appear at the Royal Variety Performance and was also the first man to play the female lead in a major musical when he starred in Hello Dolly!
He was also discovered in Singapore by Sir John Gielgud — and how many of us can say thaaaat?
Barbara Windsor Celebrates airs tonight at 10 p.m. on BBC Radio 2, if you're over there!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Toronto Film Fest founder Bill Marshall died of a heart attack at 77 on New Year's Eve. Marshall, along with his work in helping to make Toronto a first-class destination for new films, produced a string of films himself, including the fascinating drag flick Outrageous! (1977), starring Craig Russell (d. 1990), that includes some of Russell's fab impersonations of legendary divas Tallulah Bankhead, Bette Davis, Mae West, Barbra Streisand and more.
Key lines: “How many Zsa Zsa Gabors can be in a room at a time?” “Are you telling me Karen Black isn't real?” “What a dump! Speaking of Joan Crawford ... ” “I've never heard of a sugar uncle.”
The whole movie is right here:
According to THR:
Marshall passed away Sunday in a Toronto hospital after a cardiac arrest, the festival said. Marshall and two friends, Henk van der Kolk and Dusty Cohl, launched the then Festival of Festivals in 1976 to bring American stars and the best of European cinema to a sophisticated Toronto audience.
Their first year saw 35,000 film lovers attending to watch 127 features from 30 countries. TIFF, which today is a familiar launching pad for Hollywood Oscar campaigns, annually features A-list talent such as Matt Damon, George Clooney and Jennifer Lawrence.
"Without his tenacity and dedication, the Toronto International Film Festival would not be among the most influential public cultural festivals today," TIFF CEO Piers Handling said in a statement. "We were so fortunate to have Bill serve as one of our greatest champions for 41 years."
Check out this vintage interview with Mr. Marshall:
A 1976 interview with TIFF Founder, Bill Marshall, who discusses the first Festival's programme and ethos. pic.twitter.com/0TG7cGr7R5— TIFF (@TIFF_NET) January 1, 2017
RIP! Quite an accomplished man.
Vintage dudes in the tub.
Trump and his supporters promise to roll back gay marriage ... but can they? Yep. Here's how.
Fully illustrated jockstrap suggestion.
Ben! (Image via Ben Kline)
... and he's a poet.
Early, early, early RuPaul!
Spencer Neville's bare butt. (Work Unfriendly)
Britney Spears may be dating her first hot guy ever.
Does Rogue One feature the venerable Star Wars series' first LGBTQ characters?
Via OMG Blog: The drag queens who saved Christmas!
Trump is annoyed that Time's Person of the Year distinction is not Man of the Year. No, really!
Kate McKinnon will star in her own big-budget, mainstream movie, a rarity for out performers.
Big-butted Dominic Thiem looking sexy as hell alongside a hot dude.
250K show up in favor of same-sex marriage in Taiwan.