HBO has released a teaser trailer for Steven Soderberg’s Liberace biopic, Behind the Candelabra, based on the autobiographical novel by Liberace’s ex-lover Scott Thorson. The film, like the book, recounts “the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover [Thorson].” The film stars Matt Damon as Thorson and Michael Douglas as Liberace.
Oh San Francisco, so much to answer for.
Just in time for the holidays, Chris and Greg, of the situation comedy Falling in Love…with Chris and Greg, unwrap The Cockettes and Sylvester‘s famed 1970s New York City show. Their humorous video deconstructs the 1971 concert and astutely examines some age old questions about queer art and community.
The Lambda Literary Award winning author and performer Mx. Justin Vivian Bond has created a new YouTube channel that takes a decidedly satirical look at the weekly news cycle. This ain’t Huffpo folks, so be forewarned. (more…)
On March 15, 2013, Screen Gems and MGM is releasing lesbian director Kimberly Peirce’s (Boys Don’t Cry) new film adaptation of the Stephen King novel Carrie. The script was written by gay playwright and comic book scribe Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. (more…)
Fans of Emma Donoghue (Room) have a lot to be happy about this fall. Her new book Astray is being released state-side this October from Little, Brown and Company and a play she has written about the glamorous Irish-American writer Maeve Brennan is having its full premiere, as part of the 2012 Dublin Theatre Festival.
HATCH Theatre Company, Landmark Productions and Dublin Theatre Festival present THE TALK OF THE TOWN, a new play by Emma Donoghue about the Irish-American writer Maeve Brennan.
[...]Ireland and America collide. From the red-brick suburbs of Ranelagh to the giddy heights of 1950s Manhattan, one woman – the iconic Maeve Brennan – made the leap. Daughter of a famous revolutionary father, she threw herself into the glamour of New York literary circles while writing heartbreaking stories of a very different world back in Dublin. Beautiful, mercurial and devastatingly truthful in her work, she fascinated the world, including the brilliant and volatile men in her life at The New Yorker.
Previews of the play will begin on September 27th. For more information visit the Dublin Theatre Festival website.
[Photo: Emma Donoghue]
Is there such a thing as originality in art? In this post-modern world what does the term “derivative art” even mean?
In this video, recently published in the opinion section of The New York Times, animator Drew Christie cleverly examines the arguments and theories surrounding the notion of originality in both art and literature . (more…)
The director of The Matrix and one of the directors of the highly-anticipated film Cloud Atlas has become the first major Hollywood director to publicly come out as transgender. Lana Wachowski–formerly Larry– has revealed her transition while promoting her new film, the Huffington Post reported. (more…)
“On January 31, 2011, Zach Wahls addressed the Iowa House Judiciary Committee in a public forum regarding full marriage equality. The nineteen-year-old son of a same-sex couple, Wahls proudly proclaimed, ‘The sexual orientation of my parents has had zero effect on the content of my character.’ Hours later, his speech was posted on YouTube, where it went viral…” (more…)
Kill Your Darlings, a film based on the murder that supposedly brought the Beat Poets together, is slated for release in 2013. Daniel Radcliffe will star in the film–along with with Elizabeth Olsen (as Edie Parker) and Ben Foster (as William Burroughs).
“Walk into a used bookshop and you will encounter the unique aroma of aging books. The smell is loved by some, disliked by others, but where does it come from?”