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Frameline45 Documentaries: Cinematic Stories Shine, Sometimes Stall

Frameline45 Documentaries: Cinematic Stories Shine, Sometimes Stall

MOVIES | By Brian Bromberger | Jun 23, 2021

While most of the documentaries in Frameline45 are very good, none are great. In a rare occurrence, the narrative features this year are stronger entries than the documentaries. But there are some standouts.

Elton John Adds Dates to Final Tour, Including Stadium Shows

Elton John Adds Dates to Final Tour, Including Stadium Shows

MUSIC | Jun 23, 2021

Elton John has announced the final dates for his farewell tour, which includes stops at big stadiums in the U.S.

Review: 'Poetry Rx' Celebrates Lyric History, with Some Queer Poets Past & Present

Review: 'Poetry Rx' Celebrates Lyric History, with Some Queer Poets Past & Present

BOOKS | By Mark William Norby | Jun 23, 2021

In the newly-released collection "Poetry Rx" of 50 inspiring poems, compiled with commentary and poetical analyses by psychiatrist Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D., more than a third of the poets have either openly identified as queer, or skewed LGBTQ-ward.

Emmy Rule Change Gives Actors Gender-Neutral Option

Emmy Rule Change Gives Actors Gender-Neutral Option

TELEVISION | By Emell Adolphus | Jun 23, 2021

Emmy-nominated actors can request their nomination certificate and Emmy statuette carry a more gender-neutral term.

Walt Disney World Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Party October 1

Walt Disney World Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Party October 1

CULTURE | Jun 23, 2021

Walt Disney World is planning an 18-month celebration in honor of its 50th anniversary. All four parks at the Lake Buena Vista, Florida, resort will take part in "The World's Most Magical Celebration," beginning Oct. 1.

Review: 'Mean...Moody...Magnificent!: Jane Russell and the Marketing of a Hollywood Legend' a Phenomenal Biography

Review: 'Mean...Moody...Magnificent!: Jane Russell and the Marketing of a Hollywood Legend' a Phenomenal Biography

MOVIES | By Bill Biss | Jun 23, 2021

A phenomenal biography of the famed and glamorous actor — believe it or not, the first full bio of Jane Russell.

Special Tony Awards Given to 2 Shows, 1 Advocacy Nonprofit

Special Tony Awards Given to 2 Shows, 1 Advocacy Nonprofit

THEATRE | By Mark Kennedy | Jun 23, 2021

The Tony Awards may be months away, but three groups can already celebrate: The Broadway Advocacy Coalition, "David Byrne's American Utopia" and Lin-Manuel Miranda's "Freestyle Love Supreme" are getting special awards.

Britney Spears to Make Rare Remarks to Conservatorship Judge

Britney Spears to Make Rare Remarks to Conservatorship Judge

CELEBRITIES | By Andrew Dalton | Jun 23, 2021

In the most anticipated hearing in the case in years, Britney Spears is expected to address a judge overseeing the conservatorship that has controlled the pop star's money and affairs since 2008.

Review: With 11 Nude Dancers, 'Bare' Celebrates Masculine Beauty

Review: With 11 Nude Dancers, 'Bare' Celebrates Masculine Beauty

MOVIES | By Roger Walker-Dack | Jun 22, 2021

This new documentary is the story of the making of a performance piece with 11 naked men.

'THTH's' Harry Jowsey Nearly Goes Full Frontal in IG Post

'THTH's' Harry Jowsey Nearly Goes Full Frontal in IG Post

CELEBRITIES | Jun 22, 2021

Harry Jowsey nearly went full-frontal in a trio of pics from his bathroom. The break-out personality from the first season of Netflix's "Too Hot to Handle" posed in a low-slung bath towel with the words: "Just in time for summer."

Playing for Laughs and Love with Author-Playwright Paul Rudnick

Playing for Laughs and Love with Author-Playwright Paul Rudnick

BOOKS | By Gregg Shapiro | Jun 22, 2021

Combining wit and wisdom, writer Paul Rudnick gives us much to think about while we are laughing, including in his new romantic and comic novel, "Playing The Palace."

Watch: Joy Behar Apologizes for Crude Carl Nassib Joke

Watch: Joy Behar Apologizes for Crude Carl Nassib Joke

CELEBRITIES | Jun 22, 2021

Joy Behar of "The View" found herself in hot water after making a crude joke about Carl Nassib's coming out on Tuesday.

Frameline45, Part 2: Folks, Fun and Fate

Frameline45, Part 2: Folks, Fun and Fate

MOVIES | By Brian Bromberger | Jun 22, 2021

One idiosyncrasy of Frameline45 is that the international films are superior to the US/English language movies, especially because of their daring content. Check out our second batch of notable narrative films, including a few cinematic jewels.

Trans Oil Heir Nats Getty Proudly Shows His Abs (and Surgery Scars)

Trans Oil Heir Nats Getty Proudly Shows His Abs (and Surgery Scars)

CELEBRITIES | Jun 22, 2021

Oil heir Nats Getty came out as trans and non-binary five months ago. This week he posted to Instagram a photo shoot that proudly showed off his abs and top surgery scars.

'Drag Race' Judge Michelle Visage Puts the Spotlight on Abrosexuality

'Drag Race' Judge Michelle Visage Puts the Spotlight on Abrosexuality

CELEBRITIES | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 22, 2021

There's a whole spectrum of sexualities and orientations beyond "LGBTQ," and "Drag Race" judge and pop star Michelle Visage has been posting about some of them.

On the Record with Lorant Duzgun

On the Record with Lorant Duzgun

MUSIC | By Anthony T. Eaton | Jun 22, 2021

Lorant Duzgun, producer, professional DJ and owner of Royal Advisor Records, about the impact of COVID, New York'c club scene, and how he came to be a DJ.

Caitlyn Jenner Teams up With God to Woo California Voters

Caitlyn Jenner Teams up With God to Woo California Voters

CELEBRITIES | Jun 22, 2021

Caitlyn Jenner, the high-profile candidate in the California recall election, took to the airwaves with a new campaign ad that tells voters what ails them: Too many regulations and not enough time worshipping God (as she does).

Florida Beach Town Writes Amazon TV Series to Lure Tourists

Florida Beach Town Writes Amazon TV Series to Lure Tourists

TELEVISION | By Kelli Kennedy | Jun 22, 2021

Travel marketers in St. Petersburg and Clearwater, Florida commissioned an original, scripted TV series, seeking to draw quarantine-weary tourists to the area's sugar sand beaches.

Review: Arrow's 'Years Of Lead: Five Classic Italian Crime Thrillers 1973-1977' is Worthy of Your Attention

Review: Arrow's 'Years Of Lead: Five Classic Italian Crime Thrillers 1973-1977' is Worthy of Your Attention

MOVIES | By Sam Cohen | Jun 22, 2021

Arrow Video's "Years of Lead: Five Classic Italian Crime Thrillers 1973-1977" gives the poliziotteschi genre the proper showcase at home. These shocking and morally ambiguous eurocrime films hearken back to a time of great social upheaval in Italy.

Love, Sex, and Death... François Ozon on 'Summer of 85'

Love, Sex, and Death... François Ozon on 'Summer of 85'

MOVIES | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 22, 2021

Prolific out French director François Ozon adapted one his favorite YA novels into "Summer of 85," a sunlit coming-of-age romance bookended by a criminal procedural that follows the romance between two young men.

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