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Nov 24 2015
LGBT Movies Out Of Steam? Comments (0)


The Hollywood Reporter seems to long for the days when being gay was universally accepted as a problem—it apparently made for better movies.

Jon Frosch cattily summarizes of the year's LGBT films:

...the squarest, stodgiest group of movies imaginable. Freeheld and Stonewall were bland, gloppy slices of history. About Ray (starring Elle Fanning as a trans teen) was sniffed at in Toronto and scratched from The Weinstein Co.'s autumn slate. The Danish Girl (Nov. 27) is a yawningly polite portrait of the first gender-reassignment surgery patient. And you and I are less enamored of Todd Haynes' chilly lesbian romance Carol than most of our colleagues. This is a relentlessly somber, self-important group of films — all tears, torment and tragic poses, with characters who register more as causes and symbols than flesh-and-blood humans.

David Rooney agrees:

But overall, this year's LGBT films don't match the storytelling assurance, vivid character detail or thematic universality of relatively mainstream American movies like Milk, Brokeback Mountain and The Kids Are All Right, which examined gay and lesbian lives without being bogged down by their own mission to Tell an Important Story.

At least Rooney explicitly disavows the idea of a return to outsider status as an artistic stimulant.

I haven't seen any of the films they're discussing, except for the incredibly amateurish and offensive Stonewall, but I would be reluctant to connect a year's weak films to a greater social movement's verve, or lack thereof.

Frosch pines for the days of lighter fare (all of which received generally positive reviews in their time, but were not taken considered as seriously as some of the films maligned in this piece, BTW), like Trick, Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss and The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love.

It's an interesting piece, though.



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Just comment this post with your favorite Web series you've ever seen. I'll pick 5 of you at random 1 week from tonight at 5 p.m. ET to win! (U.S. only)

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Is being in love enough of a reason to stay together? After their four year relationship was torn apart by infidelity, Cal has moved out of the apartment he and Thom shared in Silver Lake. Against their better judgement they have started to see each other again, but they no longer trust each other (or themselves) to remain completely exclusive. Over the course of the season, Cal and Thom experiment with opening up their relationship in an effort to determine exactly what kind of couple they want to be. The ensemble expands to include Cal's eccentric sister Hillary (Brianna Brown) who descends upon his apartment after getting dumped by her boyfriend and immediately falls into an emotionally codependent relationship with Ian, who is on the rebound after finally breaking up with Kathy. Jeremy has fallen on hard times due to missed deadlines at work and too many trips to the marijuana dispensary, and has to move in with his sister Bri (Brea Grant) and her wife Vera (Vera Miao) and take care of their kids while trying get back on his feet. Overwhelmed with her responsibilities as breadwinner, Vera begins a sexual affair with Ian behind Bri's back. Rounding out the ensemble is Quincy (Stephen Guarino), an eccentric party promoter who can't stop performing long enough to connect with Douglas (Willam Belli), an aspiring drag queen and door girl that might just be his match. Season two will explore what it means to fully commit yourself to another person, as relationships end, begin and change inexorably.

EastSiders is available from Wolfe Video, and is available to be streamed.

Need To Know: Bi And Bi + Anti-Gay Rights + Trump Jersey City Cheer + Go-Go For It + BRIDE OF PITT + Dragged Out + Adele Sells Out + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureCharlie Sheen caught on video having gay sex?

*widget boy cultureObama urged to act on Hillary's gun-control proposal.

*widget boy cultureIs a gay-rights backlash looming?

*widget boy cultureTrump continues to lie about cheering 9/11 video, cites tweets.

*widget boy cultureRevolting Trump posts video of Hillary laughing over Benghazi footage.

*widget boy cultureDr. Ben Carson continues to demonstrate serious mental deficiencies.

*widget boy cultureScorching-hot go-go dancer video.

*widget boy cultureWill Angelina Jolie star in a The Bride of Frankenstein remake?

*widget boy cultureSofia Vergara's cute son comes between her and Joe Manganiello.

*widget boy cultureWhen your 18-year-old Grindr trick says he's really 14, don't keep the date. Images

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*widget boy cultureDon't insult a drag queen and expect no response.

*widget boy cultureNearly naked swimmer—you can guess his religion.

*widget boy cultureWhat's the point of isolating Adele's SNL vocal? We know she's good!

*widget boy cultureThree days in, Adele's 25 is 2015's best-selling album.

*widget boy cultureRihanna announces 2016 world tour.

*widget boy cultureKevin Federline trashes fellow icon Beyoncé. 

*widget boy cultureBlack man beaten at Trump rally speaks out, isn't a fan of Birmingham cops.

*widget boy cultureDallas mayor more afraid of white guys than Syrian refugees.

*widget boy cultureThis bitch is bendy. Images

QUENTIN-SANCHEZQuentin Sanchez, I salute your flag.

Nov 23 2015
Now Hear This: Nyle DiMarco On ASL, Bae Comments (0)

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Nyle DiMarco thinks less attention should be paid to his sexual fluidity and more attention should be paid to his cultural identity and his deafness.

Check out his video explaining how he's promoting American Sign Language (ASL), and also a video of him showing us how to use popular Internet jargon in ASL ...

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THE DANISH GIRL Cast Meets Raymond Braun Comments (0)

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Check out Raymond's Q&A with Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander and director Tom Hooper regarding the hotly anticipated film The Danish Girl (which premieres November 27) ...

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MODERN FAMILY Star Comes Out On Twitter Comments (0)


Reid Ewing, so charming on Modern Family, has followed last week's news of his plastic surgery and body dysmorphia with a casual coming-out.

In a tweet regarding a Good Morning America segment on body dysmorphia, Ewing said of Eugene Bata:

When questioned on if his tweet constituted coming out, Ewing replied that he was never in.

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Say Uncle Comments (0)

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Check out the “For a Second” video by queer rapper Uncle Meg ...

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Need To Know: Joe Jonas Plays Grab-Ass + They Don't + Carson & Trump Compete In TOTALITARIAN IDOL + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureGay marriage derailed in N. Ireland.

*widget boy cultureCratering in polls, Carson thinks being anti-torture is PC.

*widget boy cultureTrump thinks #BlackLivesMatter “should have been roughed up.”

*widget boy cultureI didn't have these abs at 35! (Or 25.)

*widget boy cultureHot firefighters blowing off steam.

*widget boy cultureGOALS: Rita Ora wants to sex Madonna.

*widget boy cultureStraight dude's Justin Bieber tramp stamp.

*widget boy cultureJust because animals are cute. Images


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