17 posts categorized "ITALY"
Call Me By Your Name, the new film by Luca Guadagnino based on the novel by André Aciman, is described as “a sensual and transcendent tale of first love... It's the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy, and Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet), a precocious 17- year-old American-Italian boy, spends his days in his family's 17th century villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia (Esther Garrel) ... One day, Oliver (Armie Hammer), a charming American scholar working on his doctorate, arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio's father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of the setting, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.” Keep reading to see the newly unveiled official movie poster for the film, which opens in select theaters November 24, 2017 ...
The Guardian: Only assholes use Mae West as an insult — revisit the trailblazing female writer's scandalous plays The Drag and Sex — both 90 years old.
Slate: Kathy Griffin was interviewed for an hour by the Secret Service for that mock photo of Trump's head? Seriously?
Greg in Hollywood: One problem with having straight guys play gay is when they say their characters don't act gay, they act ... “normal.”
Politico: Democrats think Americans — Republicans — helped Russia hack our election. So do all intelligent life forms.
DListed: Ed Sheeran quit Twitter because Lady Gaga's fanbase has so many assholes in it. (Why does an anti-bullying, pro-LGBT icon inspire SO MUCH HATE?)
Proving my point:
Joe.My.God.: Roman police raided a Vatican apartment last month, breaking up a gay orgy because of course.
Message to Trump:— Erik Bransteen (@erikbransteen) April 14, 2017
Just because the nuclear option works for the filibuster, doesn't mean it'll work with North Korea. #Doomsday
OMG Blog: Four-time Mr. Natural Universe Mike O'Hearn reveals his love muscle. (Work Unfriendly)
theOUTfront: I always thought the gay Last Supper was something you'd chase with Clenbuterol, but apparently it's this. And people are mad as fire.
Towleroad: Donald Trump Jr. mocks LGBTQ students protesting a campus Chick-Fil-A.
DListed: Katy Perry is woke, guys.
Trump states flatly that African-Americans are in worse shape in the U.S. now than “ever, ever, ever.”
Italy's first same-sex civil union!
Robert Sepúlveda Jr. will sue you if you're mean to him. (Glares.)
Jared Leto will play Andy Warhol in a new biopic.
Hey so it's #biweek- the week for the Bi kids to be visible. I try to be visible all the time just by being true to who I am openly, but I know many people struggle with this because of the stigma associated with bi-ness. I know that some of you, probably friends even, are reading this and rolling your eyes- "oh he's still holding on to that? Who is SHE kidding?"- and I don't blame you. Not many are open about it so we appear to be very rare creatures, maybe even mythical. I've definitely felt the pressure to just accept being lumped in as gay when I meet new people- correcting them feels super political and unnecessary in the moment but then later I realize that it's my own shame. I don't write this to position myself as an activist or a role model. I try to be the best person I can be always but I am just an actor, not a queer-studies professor, and I am learning along with everyone else. I have and will continue to put my foot in my mouth on issues so I won't pretend to know everything. What I do know is that because of my platform as an actor, kids reach out to me almost daily confused about their sexuality and it breaks my heart to learn that they are denying their hearts, bodies, and souls just because of what other people will think of them. We now talk about LGBT+ issues constantly but how often do we really consider the B in there? Have you ever doubted someone who tells you they are Bi- "Sure, Jan"- or debated the validity of that claim behind their back? Do you have a preconceived idea of what bi "really" looks like based on what TV and movies have told you? Do you think of it just as a sexual kink or as a true identity? When I encounter ignorance about my identity, I always try to approach it from a place of warmth and education, so this is not me lecturing the monosexuals out there. I'm inviting you this week to think about your own feelings towards bisexuals and ask yourself if there is any lingering doubt or prejudice there. If you think you could be bi, ask yourself what is holding you back from accepting it- is it your own developing feelings or your fear of society around you? Together, we can end that stigma. 🏳️🌈 📷: @lukefontana
Pitchfork's Top 200 singles of the '70s is wildly diverse. Many I'd never heard! Like:
Using a Scientology tactic, Donald Trump bought $55K of his own book to inflate sales—with campaign cash!
Strong Italian quake levels town, displaces hundreds, kills dozens.
This will for SURE stop all jihadists. (!)
Who wouldn't wanna see a dude named Fabio Fognini in a Speedo?
Italy, Europe's last hold-out, approves same-sex civil unions in parliamentary vote, 369-193. That's a mighty spicy meatball, but not even close to marriage.
Virginia A.G. Mark Herring's opinion on gay/trans rights: “The unmistakable trend in federal courts is towards construing anti-discrimination statues to prohibit discrimination...”
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is clearly not ruling out the possibility of accepting an offer to be Hillary's veep. [Conserva-heads explode. No brain matter found.]
Bernie does something responsible: His campaign is urging his supporters not to consider voting for Donald Trump in the general.
Meanwhile, Trump is not even using the dog-whistle approach re: his Supreme Court picks: They will be to the right of Rasputin.
Wall Street Journal's Andrew Weinstein offers 5 reasons why Republicans should vote for Hillary, all of them pro-Republican, none because she is Republican-lite.