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Mar 27 2017
6-PACK — Thom Thom Club + She Said What? + RuPaul Is Not Here To Serve You + Mack Beggs Gets A Partial Win + Pulse Lawsuit In Jeopardy? + The Luscious Jhona Burjack! Comments (0)

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WIDGETtheOUTfront: Get nude with Thom Evans to raise sexual-health awareness? Done and done.

WIDGETPoseidon's Underworld: Countless quotes of stars on other stars, including Crawford on Monroe: “She had no girdle on, her ass was hanging out. She is a disgrace to the industry.”

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01b8d26890f2970c-800wiDon't ask Ru to beat your face, or he may. (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)

WIDGETThe Dinner Party Download: RuPaul on privilege: “They think, 'Oh, you must be here to make me look good. That’s what gay guys are, right?'”

WIDGETWFAA: Trans teen Mack Beggs gets to wrestle other boys — just not in high school events, which was the point of his complaint.

WIDGETJoe.My.God.: Feds may toss suit by Pulse survivors/families against Omar Mateen's employer & his wife — jurisdiction issues.

WIDGETF*cking Young!: Jhona Burjack by Jayden Fa is where Mother Nature does some of her best work.

Jhona-burjacks-fy9(Image by Jayden Fa for F*cking Young!)

 
This Really Happened To Baby Jane Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2017-03-27 at 1.25.36 AM(Image via The Andy Williams Show)

If you're watching Feud, you're probably enjoying it. It has flashes of brilliance, mostly attached to Jessica Lange.

I'm not crazy about Susan Sarandon in this project because she seems intimidated by Bette Davis, and it comes out in her timidity when speaking. It's like she's scared to be a parody, so she winds up being a weak imitation.

I did enjoy the fairly accurate recreation of Bette's undignified promo activities in singing on The Andy Williams Show.

Watch the real deal after the jump ...

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Mar 25 2017
Bette Davis's Talentless Jesus Freak Of A Daughter: MOTHER PRACTICED WITCHCRAFT Comments (0)

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Just realized that B.D. Hyman (who should be grateful she's being given a highly symp-aesthetic portrayal in Feud: Bette and Joan, in which she's played by gorgeous Kiernan Shipka), Bette Davis's daughter, has actually stated that her mother practiced witchcraft.

Literally, the born-again minister (!) has said her mom was a witch.

Check out Inside Edition's rehashing of this other feud ...

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Mar 14 2017
What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? (She Died) Comments (0)

17203174_10154205343201945_6015382084492594136_nBette & Julie, Joan & Gina (Image via Warner Bros.)

I'm very much enjoying Feud. I think Jessica Lange is sublime as Joan Crawford, and while Susan Sarandon is not up to the challenge of filling Bette Davis's shoes (she often sounds like she's trying to sound tough), she's not terrible and has her moments.

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Overall, it's an entertaining look at a fantastic film's fascinating journey from desperate ploy to stay relevant to greatness. Gossipiy? Sure. 

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It made me wonder a bit about the cast of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) Of course, Crawford died in 1977 and Davis in 1989, and I remembered when Victor Buono — so deliciously desperate as Edwin Flagg in the movie — died very young, at age 43, in 1982. (Impossible to fathom that he was in his early twenties in Jane!)

There were very few other memorable faces in the film, but among them, future soap diva Anna Lee made an impression as the warring sisters' neighbor (she died at 91 in 2004), and of course Maidie Norman was wonderful as the righteous housekepper Elvira (she died at 85 in 1998).

Maidie-norman-imagesMaidie as Crawford's smart-as-a-whip secretary in Torch Song. (Video still via MGM)

Norman had previously worked with Crawford on Torch Song (1953) — yes, the movie in which Crawford donned blackface:

That leaves the bit players and the kids:

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Mar 07 2017
6-PACK — Things Go Better With Pepsi + Diana's Gay Butler + Chaffetz: Pick Your iPhone Or Your Life + Cohen In The Gym + Carson: Slaves Were Immigrants, Kinda + Trump's Presidency: FAKE & FAILED! Comments (0)

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WIDGETVanity Fair: Bizarre Joan Crawford facts to enhance your Feud experience, such as: “Why is that German lady called Mamacita?!”

Screen Shot 2017-03-07 at 11.28.31 AMPaul Burrell, who is now a village florist (Video still via Reelz Channel)

WIDGETTowleroad: Princess Diana's butler, Paul Burrell, divorces wife of 30+ years, comes out as gay, says Di was only woman who knew about him for years. Past interview:

WIDGETPolitico: House Oversight Committee Chair Jason Chaffetz, who should be investigating Trump, says poor people must choose: Health, or a phone.

WIDGETtheOUTfront: Ben Cohen hits the gym!

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WIDGETHuffington Post: Ben Carson thinks slaves were immigrants, admires how they worked hard “for less.”

WIDGETSalon: Morning Joe has been sucking Trump's nether regions forever, but now co-host Mike Brzezinski says, “This presidency is fake and failed”:

 
Feb 22 2017
Break It Up: FEUD Averted Comments (0)

DSC01707*Sisters... sisters... (Images by Matthew Rettenmund)

I was invited to an early screening of Ryan Murphy's highly anticipated IMG_0026 FX series Feud: Bette and Joan at Hardware in NYC last night, all about the making of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962).

Unfortunately, there was a technical snafu that delayed the showing too long for my schedule, so like Jessica Lange's Feud co-star Susan Sarandon did with logic and reason, I abandoned ship. Rigged! Rigged!

I did not, however, keep my promise to live-tweet my disappointment, which might've been appropriate considering the animosity between the film's subjects, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. I guess my passivity may have indicated it was okay to fuck with me, fellas, but I'd like to go on the record stating it is not.

DSC01684Dude: Pixie & Bootsie

Still, I had fun with my pal, and one thing that wasn't a drag was the floor show by the talented ... let's go with ladies ... Pixie Aventura and Bootsie Lefaris. Pixie scored with the audience by combining Whitney Houston with Viola Davis (using Fences in ... let's go with ... her ... act! For a bottom, she's downright topical):

Feud: Bette and Joan airs on FX beginning March 5 at 10 p.m. In spite of how you may feel about Sarandon, I'm pretty sure you're going to watch it.

IMG_0019But ya are, ya are gonna watch this series!

 
Feb 15 2017
6-PACK — FEUD In A Nursery + Celebs Mess With Texas + Sessions Battles Trans Kids + Warren vs. Trump 2020? + Madonna's Not Retiring + Don't Tell Ana Navarro To Stop! Comments (0)

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiZeta-Jones is so, so terrible in this trailer, but I guess I'll have to watch Feud. Full trailer ABOVE. NEW SARANDON Q&A: Let's stop blaming people for Trump?!

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiCelebs sign letter to Texas legislature decrying that state's anti-trans bathroom bill: Lady Gaga, Cyndi Lauper, Sia, dozens more.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiSessions has immediately stopped defending rights of trans kids. Thanks again, LGBTQ Trump voters! Heckuva job, traitors.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiDon't run the admittedly amazing Warren in 2020. Just don't. New blood, please.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiMadonna: Don't ever tell her to stop!

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiSpeaking of which, Ana Navarro doesn't like being told to stop talking:

 
Jan 19 2017
Sarandon & Lange As Davis & Crawford Comments (0)

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