15 posts categorized "NORMAL HEART, THE"

Jul 10 2014
The Emmys Are The New Black: Full List Of Nominees Comments (0)

Oitnb-redMulgrew had better win—she gives one of the best performances I've ever seen on TV.

The Emmy nominations are in, and I'm happy Orange Is the New Black got so much love...including for trans woman Laverne Cox! We've come a long way since Milton Berle. (Though I'm sad the men were overlooked—they're fantastic in their supporting roles.)

The Normal Heart was also showered with attention.

Meanwhile, that Ellen Burstyn—a brilliant actress with many amazing performances behind her—could be nominated for her ridiculous performance in the ridiculous Flowers in the Attic should make everyone involved realize that the Emmys will starfuck any movie star any time they deign to appear on the small screen.

Full list of Emmy nominees after the jump, with my predictions in blue...

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Jun 18 2014
Need To Know: All Systems GO + Pornstar RIP + Born This Way? + Dr. Oz's Snake Oil + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureSuperadorable, superexclusive clip from Getting Go. Cameron_fox_19

*widget boy culture'90s/'00s gay pornstar Cameron Fox dies @ 36.

*widget boy cultureEmma Stone & Andrew Garfield flash signs.

*widget boy cultureThe anti-Gaga: What if we're not born this way?

*widget boy cultureMatt Bomer on HIV Plus.

*widget boy cultureFirst review of SideShow @ Kennedy Center.

*widget boy cultureWhy David Levithan loves writing queer books.

*widget boy cultureLISTEN UP: Jessie Ware's “Tough Love” single.

*widget boy cultureDr. Oz confesses: His own weight-loss products are crap.

*widget boy cultureHIS & HERSTORY: Senate confirms two out judges.

*widget boy cultureMassive outdoor Pride party in NYC.

*widget boy cultureSupporting roles can lead to stardom.

*widget boy cultureDMV sees trans woman's makeup as a “disguise.”

*widget boy cultureFrederick Valentin gets skimpy for Jorge Rivas @ DNA.

Frederick ValentinIn “Postcard from Miami,” Valentin plays postmaster & servant with the camera.

 
Jun 03 2014
Sounding Groff: This Century's Gay Icon On Coming Out Comments (0)

Scene decrees that Jonathan Groff—living his life in Looking, dying an early death in The Normal Heart—is “this century's gay icon.”

Groff talks about his decision to come out publicly after his success on Broadway in Spring Awakening:

“I wasn’t denying it or anything, I knew I would talk about it someday, but I didn’t know how or why or when. But then I fell in love for the first time after the show, and I thought ‘Well, I’d rather be out and be in love with this person than try to hide it for any job I had when I came out,’ so I just said fuck it.

“Being in love was more powerful than any job I’d had before. That was the impetus.”

More here.

 
May 28 2014
Need To Know: Stonewall Icon Falls + No More War + Father DeNiro + Kramer TODAY + Joe The Plumber Shoots Off His Mouth + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureGay-rights legend Stormé DeLarverie dies at 93 after years of declining health.

*widget boy cultureObama announces plans to end U.S. involvement in Afghanistan.

*widget boy cultureFeminist critic casually implies Rogen & Apatow to blame for UCSB shooter.

*widget boy cultureRemembering Robert DeNiro's gay father.

*widget boy cultureWould you vote for Madonna for president?

*widget boy cultureIncredible early '83 Today Show interview with Larry Kramer.

AIDS-LARRY-KRAMER-TODAY-SHOWKramer sounding the alarm

*widget boy cultureLagerfeld commissions life-sized chocolate version of his boy-toy.

*widget boy cultureAIDS ward closes for lack of patients.

*widget boy cultureEmily Blunt gets BURNED BAD for old anti-Cruise quote.

*widget boy culture“Highrise,” the new single by Trademark.

*widget boy cultureJoe the Plumber: “Your dead kids don't trump my Constitutional rights.”

*widget boy cultureRuPaul references Animal Farm RE: transgender controversy on Hey Qween! 

 
May 27 2014
Need To Know: Instastuds + Saw, Too + HEART Attacked & Praised + Swear-In Closets + Hot Jocks + MORE! Comments (0)

Edward-WildingHis expression says, “I know...right???”

*widget boy cultureMale models Instagramming in their undies.

*widget boy cultureMad Men's other brother.

*widget boy cultureJapanese pop group AKB48 attacked by saw-bearing fan.

*widget boy cultureFacebook director slams media in epic rant.

*widget boy cultureKanye's wedding speech was puke-inducingly narcissistic.

*widget boy culturePro Normal Heart review: “Sometimes yelling is required.”

*widget boy culturePro Normal Heart review: Bomer & Parsons rule, shoulda been a miniseries.

*widget boy culturePositive Normal Heart review: “...for mostly better, sometimes worse...”

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*widget boy cultureMeh Normal Heart review: Characters die too fast. (Um, hello?)

*widget boy cultureMeh Normal Heart review: Good acting, bad directing.

*widget boy cultureB- Normal Heart review: “AIDS isn't the public health issue it once was.”

*widget boy cultureNormal Heart slam: Bad timing? Too much man-on-man sex?

*widget boy cultureElton John: “Today, as ever, silence equals death.”

*widget boy cultureIllinois has a long tradition of Republican closet cases.

*widget boy cultureIt's always a good moment to see Hugh Jackman's butt.

*widget boy cultureBieber gives $545,000 to AIDS research.

*widget boy cultureRugby players are rather attractive, don't you think?

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May 26 2014
The Real Felix Comments (0)

JohnDuka79_pr0“John Duka” (1977) by Alan Kleinberg

The New York Times has run a compelling, tantalizingly short piece on its former style editor, John Duka, the man presumed to have been the inspiration for Larry Kramer's Felix from The Normal Heart. What an interesting, short life.

 
First Forever! Comments (0)

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My pal Gordon gets credit for this idea. I think it hilariously skewers the “first!” meme, which has admittedly already veered into absurdist territory on its own.

 
May 23 2014
Matt Bomer's Game-Changer Comments (0)

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The Normal Heart's Matt Bomer gives a wide-ranging interview to HIVPlusMag, in which he speaks about meeting Larry Kramer and likens it to meeting a Beatle.

He also says his participation in the film changed his life:

“I don’t know how you could be a part of this movie and not be changed on some level, unless you’re just really a slab of concrete. It’s so rare that you get to portray a well-written character that’s fully developed and is also part of a story that you hope has some type of social significance, and also that changes you.”

More here.