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Jim Parsons spills on how growing up in a homophobic culture impacted his life

Jim Parsons as agent Henry Willson in Netlfix show, Hollywood (Photo: Netflix) “I realized that being gay and growing up around people and in a culture where that wasn’t celebrated – where it was reviled, in many ways – had an impact on me. Happy as I am, I’m still working out the fear I grew up with: that by revealing who I really am, I will somehow lose the love of the people who are important to me. This story wasn’t a direct reflection of my time, and things have changed rapidly for ga...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Netflix, Jim Parsons, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Parsons, In Quotes, Netlfix, The Boys in the Band, Henry Willson


Cynthia Nixon blasts JK Rowling over transphobia: “It was really painful”

Cynthia Nixon, JK Rowling. Via Wikimedia Commons Sex and the City star and former New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon has publicly slammed Harry Potter author JK Rowling over Rowling’s ongoing attacks on transgender people. Nixon, who identifies as a lesbian herself, spoke about the effect the author’s transphobic attacks had on Nixon’s 23-year-old transgender son, Samuel. “It was really painful for him because so much of his childhood was tied up with Harry Potter,” Nixon told The...
Tags: Feature, New York, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Broadway, Harry Potter, Jk Rowling, Transphobia, Ellen, Daniel Radcliffe, The Independent, Max, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Cynthia Nixon, Samuel


WATCH: Michael Henry has a WAP problem

It seems like everybody has a renewed appreciation for hydration following the success of Cardi B.’s single “WAP.” Just ask comedian Michael Henry, who released a video on the subject. The new sketch finds Michael and friends Wilson & Pete planning to toilet paper a neighbor’s house, when a loud “squishy” noise gives them all pause. As the gang starts to extoll the virtues of their own WAPs, one friend runs off in disgrace. Though Wilson insists that he has a WAP, Michael and Pete know better. ...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, WAP, Michael, Wilson, Queerty, Michael Henry, Pete, Cardi, Comedy Video, Wilson Pete


And now to brighten your day, here’s Matt Bomer stripping

Magic Mike Welcome to Screen Gems, Welcome to Screen Gems, our weekend dive into queer and queer-adjacent titles of the past that deserve a watch or a rewatch.our weekend dive into queer and queer-adjacent titles of the past that deserve a watch or a rewatch. The Aphrodisiac: Magic Mike Why did it take Hollywood so long to figure out that audiences enjoy seeing naked men as much as naked women? In 2012, they finally cracked the cipher. Magic Mike takes some of Tinseltown’s best-looking men–Ma...
Tags: Amazon, Feature, Hollywood, Entertainment, Joe Manganiello, Lifestyle, Oscar, Steven Soderbergh, Magic Mike, Tampa, Queerty, Mike, Tinseltown, Tatum, Matt Bomer, Daily Dose


Relive the moment Ryan Phillippe’s butt became a star…along with Ryan Phillippe

Welcome to Screen Gems, Welcome to Screen Gems, our weekend dive into queer and queer-adjacent titles of the past that deserve a watch or a rewatch. The Kinky: Cruel Intentions How many 90s teens had their first sexual awakening whilst watching Cruel Intentions? Director Roger Kumble’s adaptation of the scandalous French novel Les Liaisons Dangerous updates the story of horny, scheming French aristocrats to horny, scheming overprivileged teens in a private school in Manhattan. Ryan Phillippe st...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Manhattan, Phillippe, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Blair, Sebastian, Kathryn, Ryan Phillippe, Annette, Christine Baranski, Witherspoon, Gellar, Cruel Intentions


Paul Rudnick takes on Trump lovers in ‘Coastal Elites:’ “They seem terribly upset all the time”

Dan Levy in ‘Coastal Elites’ Via YouTube Screenshot We guarantee that even if you don’t know the name Paul Rudnick, you’ve probably quoted him before. The New Jersey-born humorist/playwright/screenwriter first made a splash with the Broadway comedy I Hate Hamlet. His subsequent off-Broadway play, Jeffery, announced him as a major talent on the rise. It also proved wildly controversial, as one of the first (and to date, only) comedies to take on the AIDS crisis. Rudnick migrated to Hollywood t...
Tags: Feature, Hbo, New York, Hollywood, Entertainment, California, Lifestyle, New Jersey, Broadway, Nora Ephron, Quentin Tarantino, Bette Midler, Jay, Sarah Paulson, Ad Friendly, Queerty


‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Boys’ & Timothee Chalamet conquer: Check out the Queerty Fall Entertainment Preview

The Boys in the Band Is this damn pandemic over yet? Thank goodness for movies and TV, which have helped us keep sane during this ongoing period of lockdown and social distancing. In some cases, they’ve replaced actual humans as our friends and lovers. No, we’re not going to elaborate on that one. With Fall officially here and the holiday season creeping ever closer, we anticipate meeting up with a group of returning friends, and a few new ones to boot. From epic sci-fi to over-the-top horror...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Stephen King, Lifestyle, Netflix, House, Aol, Broadway, Maxwell, James Bond, Diana, Cbs, Daniel Craig, Victoria, Hulu, Sarah Paulson


Glittering evidence Shangela, Bob the Drag Queen and Eureka O’Hara might just conquer the world

We’re Here Welcome to the Weekend Binge. Every Friday, we’ll suggest a binge-able title designed to keep you from getting too stir crazy. Check back throughout the weekend for even more gloriously queer entertainment. The Uplifting: We’re Here Fans and non-fans of Drag Race take note: though the new HBO series We’re Here features three alumni of the beloved drag competition, do not expect tantrums and epic throwing of shade. We’re Here stars Shangela, Eureka O’Hara and Bob the Drag Queen. Eac...
Tags: Feature, Hbo, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Bob, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Daily Dose, Shangela, Screen Gems, Eureka O'Hara, We're Here, Weekend Binge, Shangela Bob, Shangela Eureka O'Hara, Bob Eureka


Guess which X-Men character just came out of the closet…

Marvel comics has just made an announcement after 40 years of speculation: the beloved X-Men character Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat is bisexual. Kitty (or Kate, as she currently prefers) came out in Mauraduers #12 when fans spotted her sharing a kiss with a female tattoo artist. The kiss ended four decades of speculation by fans, who often commented that Kitty seemed to have more than just a passing interest in some of her female teammates. Related: Will Colton Haynes play the gay Iceman in the upcomi...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Lgbtq, Ellen Page, Kate, X-men, Coming Out, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Rachel, Kitty, Clermont, Kitty Pryde, Rachel Summers, Kitty Pride


Matt Bomer says coming out “cost me certain things in my career”

Bomer on ‘Glee’ Actor Matt Bomer, known for his roles in White Colar, American Horror Story and Magic Mike, among others, just got unusually candid when discussing the effect coming out as gay had on his career. In short, he admits that it did damage him in some ways. While discussing his role in The Boys in the Band with Attitude, Bomer detailed how opportunities for openly-queer actors have changed in recent years. Bomer came out in 2012, revealing that he’d married his husband Simon Halls ...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Netflix, Broadway, Magic Mike, Coming Out, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Matt Bomer, Simon Halls, Bomer, Boys In The Band


Virtually Yours

Virtually Yours is what I want more of in comics — a romantic comedy with a unique premise. Eva is living at home looking for a journalism job. To get her parents off her back, at her sister’s suggestion, she gets a fake boyfriend from Virtually Yours. The company exists to provide proof of relationships for people in similar situations; it’s an anti-dating app. This way, she can focus on her career without her parents worrying. Max is a former [...]
Tags: Feature, Comics, Eva, Max, Other Publishers


Missing Con? Watch Us Talk About It

Heidi MacDonald wrote about the economic effects of a year without conventions. There have been no big shows since C2E2 in Chicago at the end of February, and everything else has been cancelled (except for ReedPop’s New York show in October, but I can’t see that happening). Heidi also does a convention-based podcast called “Women in a Hotel Room” that I’ve been part of. The most recent were two C2E2 episodes, found in that link above, and we also had [...]
Tags: Feature, Comics, New York, Chicago, Heidi, Comic News, Heidi MacDonald, ReedPOP


The Comic Big Two Isn’t What You Think

Brian Hibbs’ yearly BookScan analysis is always worth reading for the insight it gives into how comics (mostly in the form of graphic novels and collections) sell in the wider book market (even with the caveats that this data doesn’t cover the entire market, only those that choose to report, and the data providers have their own restrictions, even more this year). The 2019 analysis ends with this particular pie chart that I found striking. The “comic big two” was [...]
Tags: Feature, Comics, Comic News, Brian Hibbs


Review / Among Trees

Among Trees is an exploration game set in woods abundant with life and light. The environment is so charming and mysterious it seems like a dream. Leaves tremble in the pink glow of dawn. Shadows crawl from the setting sun. Rabbits and deer prance in the mist. In early access, FJRD Interactive's first release is nonetheless yet to gain a narrative or meaningful goals. It's just a woman waking in the woods, chancing upon a ramshackle hut, and deciding to make a home of it. The game's aesthetic i...
Tags: Reviews, Feature, Post, Games, News, Arcadia


Young Charlotte, Filmmaker

I was reminded how much I enjoyed Frank Viva’s work during a recent re-read of A Trip to the Bottom of the World With Mouse, so I thought I’d check out some of his other picture books. I should have done that earlier, since Young Charlotte, Filmmaker was perfect for me. Produced by The Museum of Modern Art in New York, it’s the story of a young woman who adores black and white and makes her own movies. Sometimes she’s [...]
Tags: Feature, Comics, New York, Museum of Modern Art, Other Prose, Frank Viva, Young Charlotte Filmmaker


Bernband: explore a looming yet intimate alien city

My first moments in Tom van den Boogaart's Bernband (Free Download), a goalless exploration game set in the mazelike city of Pff, led me to expect an empty low-fi walking sim. A drab apartment in a looming building. A window view of city lights in darkness. A spartan hallway leading to an elevator. Then something happened: the elevator's doors spilled me out into a dense crowd of sprites, dozens of people right up in my face, jostling and stumbling around the forecourt. Covid-brain kicked in and...
Tags: Reviews, Feature, Post, Games, News, PFF, Tom van den Boogaart


Science Comics: Crows: Genius Birds

Science Comics: Crows: Genius Birds by Kyla Vanderklugt offers amazing insight into just how intelligent these birds are. That’s why I love this series: I had no idea about any of these facts before reading, and now I am fascinated by corvids (crows, magpies, jays, and ravens). Vanderklugt beautifully navigates between drawing the bird as a bird and giving it the personality it needs to attract the reader and keep them interested. The crow gets a dog, Buddy, to help [...]
Tags: Feature, Comics, First Second, Kyla Vanderklugt, Vanderklugt


CS Video: Da 5 Bloods Interview With Spike Lee!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Video: Da 5 Bloods interview with Spike Lee! ComingSoon.net got the opportunity to chat with Oscar and Emmy winner Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman) to discuss his latest project Da 5 Bloods. The Vietnam War epic hits Netflix on Friday and our interview can be viewed in the player below! RELATED: Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods Poster Calls For Social Justice  PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gp...
Tags: Feature, Video, Movies, Interview, Netflix, Oscar, Spike Lee, Vietnam, Chadwick Boseman, Clarke Peters, Lee, Terence Blanchard, Rodney King, Jon Kilik, ComingSoon, Movie News


Doctor Who: The Runaway TARDIS

The latest Pop Classics storybook from Quirk Books is my favorite. Doctor Who: The Runaway TARDIS is, as with the others, illustrated by Kim Smith, who has a gorgeous, approachable, colorful style. The other credit is “based on the series by Chris Chibnall”, which means it’s the thirteenth Doctor, with a likeness to Jodie Whittaker. I’ve previously covered The Karate Kid and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and this follows the same pattern: The movie books retell the story, but the [...]
Tags: Feature, Comics, Chris Chibnall, Kim Smith, Other Prose, Jodie Whittaker


A Brief Complete History of Minx, DC’s Imprint for Girls

Minx was DC’s imprint aimed at teen girls, first announced in 2006. It ran for two years before being shuttered in fall 2008 due to distribution struggles (not reaching the bookstores they aimed for) and potentially, lack of interest. I thought I’d sum up its history and releases, now that it would have been old enough to have read itself. DC was somewhat late to the party, since Scholastic had already launched Graphix and there were tons of girls reading [...]
Tags: Feature, Comics, Dc, Scholastic, DC / Vertigo, Brief Complete History of Minx DC


How to Unlock Hidden Browser Games in Edge, Firefox and Chrome

Your web browser is full of secrets. I typically spend my time poring over new features I can unlock via pages like chrome://flags and about:config, but it’s also nice to take a little break and play the hidden games that come packed into the most popular browsers.Read more...
Tags: Feature, Games, Web Browsers, Lifehacks, Configuration, Hidden


Yotsuba&! Volume 14

The thing about Yotsuba&! is that I could pretty much repeat the first half of my review of the previous volume, because the series is that consistently good. It’s still the reading equivalent of really well done comfort food. There’s still a number of years between releases. It’s still about a child’s imagination mixed with humor and good feeling and family and the occasional moment of poignancy. The main difference with Yotsuba&! volume 14 comes in the activities Yotsuba and [...]
Tags: Feature, Comics, Yotsuba, Yen Press Manga Reviews


The Best Audiobook Services

If you’re looking for a convenient way to fit more books into your busy life, try picking up an audiobook. You can listen to it on your commute, while you’re lounging around on vacation or while you’re trying to think of things to pass the time during your quarantine at home.Read more...
Tags: Audiobooks, Scribd, Feature, Books, Learning, Entertainment, Audio, Hive Five, Reading, Streaming, Lifehacks, Listening, Overdrive, Hoopla, Audible, Audio Books


CS Interview: Director Gregory Nava Opens Up About Selena

CS Interview: Director Gregory Nava Opens Up About Selena The 1997 musical biopic Selena, starring Jennifer Lopez, in a star-making performance, lands on Blu-ray today! To celebrate, we reached out to director Gregory Nava to talk about everything from the difficult production to Lopez’s amazing performance, and Selena Quintanilla, the popular singer whose rise to fame is chronicled in the pic. In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla (Jennifer Lopez) is born into a musical Mexican-Ame...
Tags: Feature, Texas, Movies, Interview, China, Africa, United States, Jennifer Lopez, Eddie, Houston Astros, Chris, Tolstoy, Blu, Judy Garland, Jennifer, Abraham


Check Out This New Joker Behind-the-Scenes Feature

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Check Out this New Joker Behind-the-Scenes Feature Almost seven months have passed since Joker stormed into theaters and blew away critics and audiences alike, and nabbed its star, Joaquin Phoenix, an Academy Award — a time that feels very long ago. Yet, people still can’t stop talking about it. To add fuel to the flames, Warner Bros. has opted to release a behind-the-scenes featurette to give fans even more insight into one of last year’s biggest hits. Check out the vid...
Tags: Amazon, Feature, Hbo, Movies, News, Digital, Bradley Cooper, Batman, Warner Bros, Joaquin Phoenix, Joker, Phillips, Arthur, MCU, Todd Phillips, Emma Tillinger Koskoff


Exclusive: Rob Corddry on Bizarre Timing of Medical Police’s Outbreak Plot

Exclusive: Rob Corddry on bizarre timing of Medical Police’s outbreak plot This past January saw the highly-anticipated return of the cult classic comedy series Childrens Hospital with the Netflix sequel series Medical Police, which saw the return of doctors Lola Spratt (Erinn Hayes) and Owen Maestro (Rob Huebel) racing against time to stop the spread of a world-threatening virus. Three months ago, it was a perfectly harmless narrative thread fitting of a medical show, but with the recent gl...
Tags: Feature, TV, Movies, Cdc, Netflix, Cbs, Spratt, Hayes, Jonathan Stern, David Wain, Malin Akerman, Ken Marino, Randall Park, ComingSoon, Heubel, Rob Corddry


CS Interview: Rob Corddry on Mind-Blowing Bad Therapy

CS Interview: Rob Corddry on mind-blowing Bad Therapy ComingSoon.net got the opportunity to catch up with Peabody and Emmy winner Rob Corddry (Medical Police) to talk about the upcoming dramedy Bad Therapy in which he is reunited with stars Alicia Silverstone (Clueless) and Michaela Watkins (The Way Back). Bad Therapy is now available on Digital HD, and you can rent or purchase by clicking here! RELATED: CS Feature: Rob Corddry on Bizarre Timing of Medical Police’s Outbreak Plot Written by...
Tags: Feature, Movies, Interview, Los Angeles, Cbs, SilverStone, Judy, Susan, Alicia Silverstone, Watkins, Maisel, Peabody, ALICIA, Haley Joel Osment, Movie News, Lake Bell


Exclusive: Sonic Star Ben Schwartz’ Favorite Video Game Movies

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Feature: Sonic the Hedgehog’s Ben Schwartz favorite video game movies With his lead role in this year’s hit video game adaptation Sonic the Hedgehog, ComingSoon.net got the opportunity to chat with Ben Schwartz once again and talk about the Parks and Recreation vet’s favorite films set around the video game world. Click here to purchase Sonic the Hedgehog on Digital HD! RELATED: CS Video: James Marsden & Ben Schwartz Talk Sonic the Hedgehog The film was originally s...
Tags: Feature, Games, New York, Movies, Video Games, Getty Images, Nintendo, Mario, Jim Carrey, Parks and Recreation, Pixar, Adam Pally, Mindy Project, Ben Schwartz, Paramount, Mario Bros


CS Interview: Ben Schwartz on Sonic the Hedgehog Success, Possible Future

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Interview: Ben Schwartz on Sonic the Hedgehog success, possible future Sonic the Hedgehog has raced into the hearts of audiences and critics alike since it hit theaters in February and just in time for the digital release, ComingSoon.net ran just fast enough to catch up with star Ben Schwartz again to discuss the film’s success and the possible future of the franchise. RELATED: Pixar’s Onward Gets an Early Digital Release & Disney+ Debut! The film was originally set t...
Tags: Extras, Games, Movies, Ben Schwartz, Feature, Interview, Movie News, Video Game


CS Interview: Rebecca Hall on Tales from the Loop, Godzilla vs. Kong

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Interview: Rebecca Hall on Tales from the Loop, Godzilla vs. Kong Amazon’s series adaptation of the art book Tales from the Loop has blown away critics and audiences alike since its debut this month and ComingSoon.net got the opportunity to chat with star Rebecca Hall (The Night House) to discuss the sci-fi series, as well as her upcoming role in the monster blockbuster Godzilla vs. Kong. RELATED: CS Review: Amazon’s Tales from the Loop Is Full of Wonder & Heartache ...
Tags: Amazon, Feature, TV, Hollywood, Movies, Interview, Australia, Roald Dahl, America, Idaho, Hawaii, Oscar, TV News, Johnny Depp, Godzilla, Steven Spielberg



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