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Jim Perry, the delightfully smarmy host of Card Sharks, is dead at 82. I remember watching that game show while staying with my aunt, probably during the period when my sister was gettin' herself born.
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.
If you're independently wealthy, you may wanna invest in a $160 set of Golden Girls panties for every occasion, including crotchless Blanche Devereaux skivvies. Yep, $160—talk about getting your panties for a wad.
If your cooch leans to the left, you could also think about some bona fide Bernie Sanders undies. (Half of your investment fuels his campaign—in a totally unauthorized way.)
Of course, you may not want to feel the Bern down there. Keep reading for those ...
Charlie Sheen caught on video having gay sex?
Obama urged to act on Hillary's gun-control proposal.
Is a gay-rights backlash looming?
Trump continues to lie about cheering 9/11 video, cites tweets.
Revolting Trump posts video of Hillary laughing over Benghazi footage.
Dr. Ben Carson continues to demonstrate serious mental deficiencies.
Scorching-hot go-go dancer video.
Will Angelina Jolie star in a The Bride of Frankenstein remake?
Sofia Vergara's cute son comes between her and Joe Manganiello.
When your 18-year-old Grindr trick says he's really 14, don't keep the date.
Don't insult a drag queen and expect no response.
Nearly naked swimmer—you can guess his religion.
What's the point of isolating Adele's SNL vocal? We know she's good!
Three days in, Adele's 25 is 2015's best-selling album.
Rihanna announces 2016 world tour.
Kevin Federline trashes fellow icon Beyoncé.
Black man beaten at Trump rally speaks out, isn't a fan of Birmingham cops.
Dallas mayor more afraid of white guys than Syrian refugees.
This bitch is bendy.
Gay marriage derailed in N. Ireland.
Trump thinks #BlackLivesMatter “should have been roughed up.”
I didn't have these abs at 35! (Or 25.)
Hot firefighters blowing off steam.
GOALS: Rita Ora wants to sex Madonna.
Straight dude's Justin Bieber tramp stamp.
Former Rep. Mark Foley's page finally opens up about the creep.
Brad Pitt goes full-on silver daddy.
Passengers almost kicked off flight for speaking Arabic.
Being openly gay will get you killed in Iraq.
This is in the middle of NYC for some reason.
Unfortunately, Shirley Bassey is an ignoramus.
Michelle Visage tells you how to be a diva.
HOT nude rugby calendar is on the way.
Whenever I meet gay guys in their twenties and thirties, they seem to think Hocus Pocus is one of the greatest movies ever made.
In a new interview, Bette Midler — one of the witches from the film — is slaying their dreams, stating of the chances that there made be a sequel:
After all these years and all the fan demand, I do believe I can stand and firmly say an unequivocal no.
H/T Gay Times