ABOVE: Legs for days.
GQ: Call Me by Your Name's Oscar winning screenwriter James Ivory, in as gentlemanly a way as possible, calls out the film's director, Luca Guadagnino, for his unprofessional behavior in the making of the film — and explains why the movie had no full-frontal shots. It's all in his new memoir Solid Ivory, as excerpted at GQ.com.
NYT: Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo charged in sexual misconduct case, will be arraigned on November 17.
THE HILL: Rep. Adam Kinziger (R-Illinois), one of the House's only even vaguely reasonable Republicans, will not seek reelection.
DAILY KOS: Not exactly where we hoped to be, but how do you solve a problem like Kyrsten Manchin?
HUFF POST: Tucker Carlson has moved into false-flag territory with his new doc. Anyone else think the U.S. is about to become a fascist state, driven by paranoia and lies?
WOW PRESENTS PLUS: Drag Race Italia debuts on WOW Presents Plus in the U.S. on November 18.
GR8ERDAYS: An incredible auction of memorabilia from The Munsters is coming. On brand for a show that was about morbid humor, it's only happening because the world's leading Munsters collector died.
KENNETH IN THE (212): Queer magazine roundup of the week.
VMAGAZINE: One of four (!) V Mag covers of Madonna shot by Steven Klein:
In the issue's interview, conducted by Slave Play writer Jeremy O. Harris, Madonna is asked about continuing to perform past 60:
Everyone’s going to get slapped. And probably several times, especially if you are an artist working toward failure, because that’s the nature of the game and it’s the getting back up, falling, and then getting back up. There’s a line in my script, when my mother dies, I get back up and I keep going. And [when] all my friends died of AIDS, I get back up and I keep going, Basquiat dies, and I get back up and I keep going. This stranger rapes me with a knife to my throat. I get back up and I keep going. My ex-husband betrays me. I get back up and I keep going. My brother betrays me, I get back up and I keep going. Either you have that mentality that you get back up and keep going, or you sit around, thinking about what people are thinking about you all the time. The challenges that I’ve had, since I was a child, are the things that make me realize how precious life is and leaning over and kissing my mother’s lips in a coffin, made me think...in the blink of an eye, everything could change. I’m not wasting one second of it, and fuck anybody who tries to get in my way.
This is the part of her I like. Not the part where she whines about unions, as one example. (How dare workers not want to work 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. for scale!)
The cover, BTW, reminds me of this Klein pic:
BBC: “How the Rich Are Driving Climate Change.”
NBC NEWS: Halloween as gay Christmas.
TWITTER: The Twix ad that isn't about candy, and is enraging right-wingers for its depiction of a gender-nonconforming child — and possibly the assault of a (child) bully:
The new Twix Halloween ad featuring a gender nonconforming child in a positive light has the maga crowd screaming for some reason.— Q. Allan Brocka (@allanbrocka) October 28, 2021