25 posts categorized "LOOKING"

Jan 22 2016
Andrew Haigh To Take On Alexander McQueen Comments (0)

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Andrew Haigh will follow his work on Looking and on 45 Years (which nabbed Charlotte Rampling her first Oscar nomination) with a biopic on the late fashion-designer icon Alexander McQueen.

The Film Experience offers helpful casting suggestions:

Tom Hardy (he can approximate the look), Russell Tovey (he’s already worked with Haigh), Dane DeHaan (has the right intensity but would require quite the physical transformation). An inspired suggestion was a young Toby Jones!! Other characters from McQueen’s life who might appear in the movie are his muses Isabella Blow and Kate Moss.

 
Nov 20 2015
Need To Know: About Face + Sending Refugees To Their Doom? It's On The House + Heil Trump + Lovers Lane + What They Were LOOKING For + MORE! Comments (0)

Dylan-modern-family-8936836-624-351As hard as it is to believe, Ewing was beside himself over his looks by age 19.

*widget boy cultureModern Family's Reid Ewing writes movingly of his botched plastic surgery. Images

*widget boy cultureEvery House Republican & 47 dirty Dems are scared of refugees.

*widget boy culture47 dirty Dems include out Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colorado).

*widget boy cultureTHE GOOD (S)WORD: Sarah Palin misreads the Bible.

*widget boy cultureGOP group gunning for The Donald.

*widget boy cultureTrump ready to do “unthinkable” things to Muslims ... register them? Jackd

*widget boy cultureGay hookup apps as ranked by whores users. Images

*widget boy cultureNathan Lane ties the knot!

*widget boy culture10 things for which gay guys can be grateful.

*widget boy cultureCampbell's Soup DILFs.

*widget boy cultureIs THR's annual Hollywood Issue whiter than rice?

*widget boy cultureRussell Tovey almost replaced Jonathan Groff as Looking's lead.

*widget boy cultureDEEP SOUTH: Alexander Skarsgård's hottest snap ever.

*widget boy cultureTransparent Season 2 trailer is here.

*widget boy cultureZayn Malik covers The Fader. Images

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Jul 31 2015
Need To Know: Gay Pride Slasher + An Ounce Of Prevention + Beat Movement + Sissy 1, Bullies 0 + This Guy Was Meant For Her + MORE! Comments (0)

 

*widget boy cultureUltra-orthodox Jew stabs six at Jerusalem Gay Pride.

*widget boy cultureGenius, green way to limit shower time.

*widget boy cultureKevin Hart won't play gay, reveals which gay joke he wouldn't tell today.

*widget boy cultureTeen (profoundly) corrects NBC on Dubose tweet.

*widget boy cultureSomeone covered the best-ever Bronski Beat song.

*widget boy cultureThe ins 'n' outs of street photography.

*widget boy cultureGay HBO prez felt pain when canceling Looking.

*widget boy cultureLeslie Jordan is nobody's sissy

*widget boy cultureLavish Wedding #2 for Guy Ritchie.

*widget boy culture“We could be both to each other.”—Gloria Loring & Carl Anderson (1985)

*widget boy cultureZimbabwe declares hunting season on dentists.

*widget boy cultureGive Betty White 5 minutes alone with that lion-killing dentist.

*widget boy cultureMia Farrow tweets his BUSINESS address, gets slammed.

*widget boy cultureTwerk-tastic “Bitch I'm Madonna” choreography.

*widget boy cultureChristopher Lee Sauvé's is a site for sore eyes. Images

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Apr 09 2015
Need To Know: LOOKING Ahead + Shoot First + Cl*y A*ken + Lynch Mob + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureLooking movie to film in September.

*widget boy cultureWhite and armed = arrested. Black and unarmed = executed.

*widget boy cultureFerguson police were routinely racist in e-mails.

*widget boy cultureTsarnaev is guilty; his mom is nuts, too.

*widget boy cultureTOILET TRAMP: Clay Aiken's potty mouth.

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*widget boy cultureSee the boys above wiggle 'n' jiggle.

*widget boy cultureFrances Bean Cobain isn't really feeling Nirvana.

*widget boy cultureSex sells!

*widget boy cultureTwin Peaks cast begs Lynch to return.

*widget boy culturePresident Obama to come out for banning ex-gay therapy for minors.

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Mar 25 2015
Why Are So Many Gay People Happy That LOOKING Is Canceled? Comments (0)

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Filmmaker, former programmer at Outfest and NewFes and co-curator/host of the Queer/Art/Film series at the IFC Adam Baran has offered a really smart response to the cancelation of Looking—and to the elation coming from some gay people about that development:

Rantin' time: For years LGBT people did not see themselves on the screen in films. You had to look for side characters who may not have represented who you were, you put up with because that was all you got. The sissy. The villain. The butch gym teacher. The majority of gay people wouldn't allow themselves to even enjoy or see those characters as positive steps, and so they turned to coded portrayals of straight relationships, and tried to read between the lines. Was Brief Encounter actually the story of a gay relationship? Nowadays, things are different. Sort of. We have gay movies, but since straight people won't go to see them, they have to be made for far less money, and so they often have lower production values. Gay people don't want to see movies that don't look like big-budget Hollywood fare, or read subtitles, and so they don't go see these movies either - the wonderful and the garbage alike. The Way He Looks. The Duke of Burgundy. Pride. 52 Tuesdays. Dallas Buyers Club. But everyone has TV and TV is our American birthright and so we think we get to decide what should and shouldn't be on it. The decisions of filmmakers, writers, and other artists should be determined by a popular vote, by the audience. We're the fans. We want to see the show done this way. You wanna make it some other way? Fuck you I wrote a blog post about why you suck! I'm not free from sin on this one either, as anyone who follows my Facebook knows. And calling out TV shows can be fun. But Looking was a peculiarly hot button show from minute one. The reaction was loud and vociferous - I don't see myself in the show. Those guys don't behave realistically. It's boring. The lead character is sex negative. It's not an accurate representation of San Francisco. It's not diverse enough. It's not an accurate representation of what I think gay people are or should be or how I want other people to see us. Maybe these concerns were legit. Maybe not. Maybe they were the result of people's internalized homophobia, and the fear that straight people would look at us in a bad light if they saw how we behaved - which was my reaction to Queer As Folk when it aired. But guess what? There's literally no pleasing all gay people as a monolithic bloc. Working at Outfest and NewFest for three years taught me that. Some people will look at a wonderful gay movie that has sex in it and hate that there's sex. Some people will lament that there's a sissy character. Some people will say there's not enough sex. Some people will watch the worst piece of shit and say it's wonderful because there are shirtless guys or topless gals in it. Most people don't want to see anything that's challenging. Some object to the casting. How dare Jill Solloway cast a brilliant cis male actor to play a character who's beginning her transition! And so when Looking was cancelled today, and I started seeing reactions on my feed like, "Good!" "At last" I felt sick, and I felt like I finally understood what my subtly homophobic screenwriting teacher at NYU meant when she told me that if I wrote about gay people it would be "limiting" - a note I have spent years proudly ignoring. It's not that I didn't have my own feelings about Looking's strengths and weaknesses. I would have loved to have written for it, but I wasn't hired. Still, I watched. And I think it really is the ghost of the generations of homophobia that forced our own stories to be squashed, hidden, and coded or put unwholesome characters in our films that caused us to react the way we reacted to Looking. Better no representation than imperfect representation! Instead of protesting a blatantly homophobic film like GET HARD, we are cheering the demise of a piece of film by a great gay filmmaker which starred all openly gay actors giving moving and powerful performances. Nowadays we criticize every single bit of representation or lack thereof and shun the films and media by not watching. I'm not saying those conversations were wrong, and shouldn't have happened, but the failure of Looking to make it past two seasons is a bad thing for gay filmmakers, and a bad thing for people trying to put gay characters on the small screen. Doubtful HBO or any other network will put time or effort into making another show about predominantly gay characters - starring REAL gay actors for ten or twenty years. Producers will think twice about funding gay TV, and even film. And so we have one less explicitly, openly gay show on TV today, and it makes me feel like the future is bleak for gay filmmakers in general, and I wish we could all just take a breath next time, consider the context for the work being made, and cut each other some motherf@cking slack. Every film's not gonna be perfect. LGBT filmmakers have it rough. It's hard to get money, and it's hard to get good actors willing to play gay, and then you can't find anyone to watch it if and when you finish it. So lets just cut each other some slack. Even if you didn't like Looking, don't cheer it's demise, please.

Sometimes, a bad show is a bad show. But taking joy from this show's exit makes zero sense.

 
Mar 19 2015
LOOKING To The Future Comments (0)

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An open letter to save Looking, which is at this point unlikely to get a third season. I was far less interested in a second season than I am in a third.

 
Mar 04 2015
Need To Know: Madame POTUS + Photoshop-Lifter + Gay Traitor: The Sequel + Chelsea's Still Dead + Roast Beefcake + Sorry/Not Sorry + MORE! Comments (0)

Hillary-ClintonHillary broke an emailing rule, so Republicans think that's gonna disqualify her?

*widget boy culture“Don't you someday wanna see a woman President of the United States of America?”

*widget boy cultureLambda Literary Award nominees announced.

*widget boy cultureAnna Allen is shameless and not very talented.

*widget boy cultureHey, Lance Black, your pal Ken Mehlman is still an anti-gay gay.

*widget boy cultureObamacare is in danger. Again.

*widget boy cultureBen Carson thinks gayness is the same as prison rape.

*widget boy cultureKate McKinnon & Chris Hemsworth are the new Hope & Lamour.

Chris-HemsworthNo lesbian too small.

*widget boy cultureMore on why Chelsea is a thing of the past.

*widget boy culture50 weird facts about gay history.

*widget boy cultureShirtless, reasonably hunky Justin Bieber parodies Justin Bieber.

*widget boy cultureHour-long Madonna mega-mix!

*widget boy cultureKoch Brothers vs. Everglades.

*widget boy cultureLeonard DiCaprio's got a beard.

*widget boy cultureRussell Tovey's sarcastic apology.

*widget boy cultureSlow-mo nude run (Work Unfriendly) is mesmerizing.

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Mar 02 2015
Manning Up Comments (0)

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Russell Tovey is cute and all, but he's a little bit up his own ass if he is this relieved that he didn't turn out effeminate:

“I feel like I could have been really effeminate, if I hadn’t gone to the school I went to. Where I felt like I had to toughen up. If I'd have been able to relax, prance around, sing in the street, I might be a different person now. I thank my dad for that, for not allowing me to go down that path.”

He would, indeed, be a different person. But would he be worse off? His comments are pretty annoying. I always find guys obsessed with traditional masculinity (am I masc enough???? they seem to wonder) kind of ridiculous. We're all sucking dick, so what's a flounce between friends?