Feb 26 2024

Cole Escola's OH, MARY! Drags Abraham Lincoln While Proving Cabaret Is A Life, Old Chum

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Cole Escola has been singularly funny for years, standing out in everything from Difficult People to At Home with Amy Sedaris to Search Party to the new season of Life & Beth.

Rather than becoming another in a long line of talents waiting forever for worthy vehicles, Cole writes as well as they perform, capturing a huge audience on line via their YouTube channel, playing an array of sublimely ridiculous character who are a mix of earthy, loopy, surreal and familiar.

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Artists Disappear To Disturb The Peace: A Review Of THE SEVEN YEAR DISAPPEAR

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In Jordan Seavey's The Seven Year Disappear — opening tonight at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre (480 W. 42nd St., NYC) — Cynthia Nixon is narcissistic performance artist Miriam ... and so much, or so many, more.

Along with playing the fictional artist, who spends her time railing enviously against rival Marina Abramovic and plotting ways to create art that will knock their socks off and last, she plays all of the other characters in her son's life. In this way, sweetly fucked-up Naphtali (Taylor Trensch) winds up in bed with his own mother, forges shaky friendships with his own mother, speaks with fans of his mom who are, again, his own mother.

In this way, the suffocating nature of being born to an undeniable talent with a undeniable ego is perfectly communicated.

The plot is driven by Miriam's emotional unavailability, illustrated by her decision to vanish for seven years as part of an artistic statement, and by Naphtali's earnest seeking of approval, affection and a reason to go on living.

The play is darkly funny — a sex scene between Naphtali and an Episcopalian bishop (Nixon, of course) is a hysterical highlight — and wittily staged, making use of a multimedia approach that echoes Miriam's pretentious world. (It mostly works, and looks chic as hell.)

Nixon's performance falls just short of being a tour de force. She is mesmerizing as Miriam and slips with ease into several other characters. I never knew I would live to see Cynthia Nixon get her cock sucked, or discuss the finer points of meth or quiz a blind date as to whether he's a top or a bottom, but all of these scenarios work well.

Still, a couple of the male characters she inhabited felt like Cynthia Nixon in imaginary drag.

Trensch oozes sensitivity, leading to a powerful conclusion to a consistently provocative night of theater that will especially please jaded New Yorkers familiar with the likes of Cindy Sherman and Karen Finley and yes, even Madonna.

The Seven Year Disappear, directed by Scott Elliott, runs through March 31. Get tickets here.

 

Feb 25 2024

Luther Vandross Added To Madonna's LIVE TO TELL AIDS Memorial Wall

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Steven Yeun: Sticky & Sweet

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I'm a little shocked that Steven Yeun's origin story as an actor traces alllll the way back to — gulp — 2010, when he was filming an ad in his Speedos, writhing in caramel.

Was 2010 that long ago?

Sweet trip down memory lane, though, and I'm glad he continues to win big for Beef, which was fantastic.

 


Feb 24 2024

What Was Marcia Saying To Peter?

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Lockerroom Gawk + See-Through Baseball Uniforms + Claude Montana Dies @ 76 + Trump: BLACKS LOVE MY INDICTMENTS + MORE! — 6-PACK

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ABOVE: Billy Zane is 58 and still hot AF.

BELOW: Keep reading for lockerroom gawk, see-through baseball uniforms, RIP Claude Montana and more ...

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Feb 23 2024

ALL OF US STRANGERS — All Of Its Nude Moments

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Via Mr. Man:

All of Us Strangers just dropped on Hulu, which means that for the first time you can stream this critically acclaimed (and incredibly steamy) gay drama about one man's reconciliation of his gay childhood trauma through a romantic relationship with his neighbor. Cum-licking, anal, Paul Mescal nude, bath fondling and more await...

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Darryl Stephens On Being Told To Stay Closeted + Shocking Gay Double Murder + Marge Wants Women To Be Femme & Demure + FACTS OF LIFE Reunion + MORE! — 12-PACK

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ABOVE: Double your pleasure, double your fun. Speaking of which, this is an extra-incestuous post today because:

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BELOW: Darryl Stephens, the state of contraception in the U.S., a shocking gay double-murder and more ...

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