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Jun 08 2017
The Family That Slays Together: A Review of MENENDEZ: BLOOD BROTHERS & A Discussion With Directors Fenton Bailey & Randy Barbato Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2017-06-08 at 6.39.42 PMMyko Olivier (L) & Nico Tortorella (R) as Erik & Lyle Menendez (All images via Lifetime)

“This is a case Randy and I were gripped by when it happened,” acclaimed filmmaker Fenton Bailey told me of his work with Randy Barbato co-directing a new scripted film about the Menendez Brothers' murders. “Now, 25 years later, it felt like, 'You can take a new look at the story.' We're always drawn to stories where people are overexposed but, we feel, underrevealed.”

Screen Shot 2017-06-08 at 6.41.55 PMThe Menendezes as envisioned by Bailey & Barbato

From its creepy opening, showing idyllic images of Beverly Hills while the late Kitty Menendez (Courtney Love) types up her son Erik's (Myko Olivier) gory manuscript — ahead of a nightmarish sequence depicting the shotgun killings of Kitty and her husband Jose (Benito Martinez) by their sons — Menendez: Blood Brothers (Lifetime, June 11) is a gripping, suspenseful, stylish take on one of the most shocking crimes of the late 20th Century.

It is also, as promised, revelatory.

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May 12 2017
What Ever Happened To The Abbey? — But Ya Are In That Gay Bar! Comments (0)

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E!'s What Happens at The Abbey premieres Sunday at 10 p.m. ET/PT, and I've seen a sneak peek.

Is it as gay as WeHo? No. But it is, as the bar's longtime owner David Cooley has said, a diverse look at one of the most iconic gay watering holes in the country.

From a press release:

Located in the heart of Los Angeles’ West Hollywood neighborhood, The Abbey, hailed as the “Best Gay Bar in the World,”  is an institution where labels are abandoned, inclusion is paramount and everyone, regardless of their sexuality comes to mix and mingle with celebrities.

Presiding over one of the wildest nightclubs in Los Angeles, the team unapologetically embodies the open-minded mentality of The Abbey while fostering an environment of acceptance. Managed by owner David Cooley, the staff juggles delivering first-rate service to their VIP guests and celebrities while dealing with relationship drama, diverse sexuality and the pursuit of their own Hollywood dreams. It’s not all work, as this outrageous and unpredictable squad somehow manages to party even harder than their celebrity patrons.

So basically, a bunch of twentysomethings screwing each other, screwing each other over, getting wasted and tearfully fighting about things you forgot ever made you mad.

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Oct 06 2016
They Saw What He Did: EYEWITNESS Comments (0)

James Paxton Tyler YoungJames Paxton and Tyler Young (Images via USA)

Eyewitness, USA's new series premiering October 16 at 10/9c, is a moody, atmospheric thriller with a decidedly gay twist: Screen Shot 2016-10-05 at 9.53.56 PMTwo teen boys in the middle of a hook-up in the woods see a shocking multiple murder, but decide to stay quiet in order to stay closeted. Meanwhile, a local sheriff (Julianne Nicholson, pictured) is hellbent on solving the heinous crimes.

The 10-episode arc is erotic, terrifying and beautifully acted. TV is just getting edgier and better—I think it's surpassed film, and it's certainly in more of a golden age now than it ever was in the' 50s or '60s.

Also, who could have ever imagined a show with a trysting pair of teenage boys back in the '80s? 

Watch it for its depiction of desperation, and how the closet can only make things worse.

Keep reading to check out the trailer ...

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May 10 2015
Need To Know: Live To Virtel + Larger Than Life + Basket Weavers + Bitch, He's The Director + MORE! Comments (0)

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