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Director Ryan White reveals the double-edged sword of queer representation in ‘Visible: Out on TV’

Director Ryan White Ryan White doesn’t stop. The documentarian behind The Case Against 8 and The Keepers has enjoyed two consecutive Sundance Film Festivals with new movies having their premiere. Last year, we chatted with White about his acclaimed documentary Ask Dr. Ruth. His next feature, Assassins, comes out later this year. For the moment, though, White is focused on an epic television event. We mean that in two senses of the word. As produced by Wilson Cruz & Wanda Sykes, Visible: Out o...
Tags: Apple, Asia, Feature, Hollywood, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Atlanta, David, Netflix, Anderson Cooper, Philadelphia, Ellen, Pbs, Wanda, Oprah, Janet Mock


Wendy Williams pisses off gay fans with latest hot take

Gender-fluid fashion has become a staple on red carpets thanks to daring looks from the likes of Billy Porter and Jonathan Van Ness, but Wendy Williams apparently wants it to stop. The talk show host has come under fire (once again) for one of her patented hot takes, this time opposing the trend of men exploring traditionally female styles. Speaking to her audience about ‘Galentine’s Day’, the Valentine’s alternative from Parks & Recreation where a group of women celebrates one another’s friend...
Tags: Life, Lifestyle, Williams, Wendy Williams, Cher, Jason, Sarah, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Wendy, Billy Porter, Jay Jay, Parks Recreation, Wendy Williams Show, Zaya, Wendy You


What to Watch: Queer history on TV, a Guatemalan love story and Juliette Lewis trailing a killer

Margret Cho in ‘Visible’ Stepping out on a movie date this weekend? Netflix and chillin? Whatever your entertainment needs, we got your back (and hopefully your mind) with Queerty’s weekly “Culture Club” column with some of the highlights of new releases, streaming shows, classics worth revisiting, and what to drink while you watch. The Must: Visible-Out on TV Out-gay director Ryan White (The Case Against 8, The Keepers, Ask Dr. Ruth) returns with his most ambitious—and impressive—projec...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Feature, New York, Entertainment, La, Norman Lear, US, Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Georgia, Juliette Lewis, Netflix, Lgbtq, Janet Mock, Eastern Europe


Nein, die PoC-Auftritte machen die Oscars 2020 noch lange nicht inklusiv

THE OSCARS® – The 92nd Oscars® broadcasts live on Sunday, Feb. 9,2020 at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood and will be televised live on The ABC Television Network at 8:00 p.m. EST/5:00 p.m. PST. (CRAIG SJODIN via Getty Images) JANELLE MONAE In diesem Jahr wurden die Oscars im Black History Month verliehen. Das ist nicht immer so, aber 2020 eben schon. Ein Grund mehr, zu reflektieren, aber auch zu evaluieren, wie es bei den Academy Awards heute in Sachen Gle...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, America, Tom Hanks, Eminem, Steve Martin, Academy, Janelle Monae, Rogers, Eddie Murphy, Harriet, Monáe, Nach, ABC Television Network, Weg


Conservative media selects its next targets: Billy Porter & ‘Sesame Street’

The uproar over Billy Porter’s upcoming appearance on Sesame Street hit a new high (or low, if you ask us) as notorious conservative publication The Federalist has launched an attack on the Pose star. Columnist Denise Shick has condemned Porter’s appearance, warning “watching a cross-dressing gay man interact with their favorite TV characters is sure to affect impressionable young minds.” Shick’s sole academic credentials appear to be serving on the board of a conversion therapy group called He...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Sesame Street, Lifestyle, Transgender, Catholic, Pbs, Ad Friendly, Porter, Billy Porter, Emmy Tony, Shick, Denise Shick, The Federalist, International Children 's Rights Institute


Antigay senator wants to cut PBS funding over Billy Porter’s guest appearance on ‘Sesame Street’

Arkansas state Sen. Jason Rapert has announced he wants to pull the plug on PBS after learning that Billy Porter has filmed an appearance on Sesame Street. Porter appeared on the set of the show last week. Photos posted to social media show the actor wearing his infamous tuxedo dress that he wore to the Academy Awards last year. Neither Porter nor the producers of Sesame Street have released further details about the actor’s appearance. Nevertheless, the idea that a gay man in a dress would app...
Tags: Feature, Life, Sesame Street, Lifestyle, Alabama, Arkansas, Pbs, Ad Friendly, Porter, Billy Porter, Jason Rapert, AETN, Bert Ernie, Rapert, Facebook Rapert


The $500 Facial Jennifer Lopez Got Before Her Stunning Super Bowl Performance

There's no telling how much time Jennifer Lopez spent prepping for her Super Bowl halftime show performance on Sunday night. There were two outfit changes, close to 100 dancers, and a special appearance from her daughter Emme to coordinate - and even outside of all that, the singer obviously had to make sure her skin was on point for the night. Before taking the stage with Shakira at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium this past weekend, Lopez got a visit from celebrity aesthetician Toska Husted, who gav...
Tags: Beauty, Jennifer Lopez, Miami, Shakira, Skin Care, Jennifer, J Lo, Lopez, Charlotte NC, Husted, Emme, Billy Porter, Beauty News, Celebrity Beauty, Hard Rock Stadium, Toska Husted


Hot? or Nah? Lil Wayne’s Daughter Reginae Carter Bares All for Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty Line… (PHOTOS)

NEWSFLASH! Reginae Carter is all grown up and has shed all her inhibitions! The 21-year-old daughter of rapper Lil Wayne and TV personality/author Antonia “Toya” Johnson, recently announced that she’s partnered with Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty brand as ambassador and shared a few photos posing in the lacy garments. Photos below… (more…) Related Posts In Case You Missed It: Toya Wright & Reginae Carter Dish Dirt w/Wendy Williams… [VIDEO]The Shade!! MempHitz Cut From Reginae Carter’s ‘Super S...
Tags: Fashion, Featured, Celebrities, News, Rihanna, Atlanta, Wendy Williams, Lil Wayne, Johnson, Carter, Billy Porter, Antonia, Atlanta Gossip, Toya Wright, Reginae Carter, Hot or Nah


WATCH: Lil Nas X’s pink leather harness look took 700 hours to make

The ratings for the 2020 Grammys may have been at an all-time low, but some of the red carpet fashion was at an all-time high. Leading the pack of contenders for ‘best dressed’ was Lil Nas X, who also walked away from the ceremony with two Grammy statues for his 2019 hit “Old Town Road.” Related: Jaden Smith congratulates boyfriend on his Grammy win AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); His head-to-toe Versace pink leather harness cowboy ensemble left fa...
Tags: Fashion, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Jaden Smith, Grammys, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Versace, Billy Porter, Old Town Road, Lil Nas X, Lil Nas


Jaden Smith congratulates boyfriend on his Grammy win

Tyler, the Creator took home his first Grammy award on Sunday in the Best Urban Contemporary Album category, and Jaden Smith was quick to congratulate him. Sort of. Smith posted a mildly-cryptic message via Twitter, writing simply: “My Boyfriend Just Won A Grammy.” My Boyfriend Just Won A Grammy — Jaden (@jaden) January 27, 2020 This isn’t the first time Jaden has referred to his fellow performer as his “boyfriend.” AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1");...
Tags: Music, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Justin Bieber, Jaden Smith, Smith, Grammys, Tyler The Creator, Apple Music, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tyler, Jaden, Billy Porter


We Asked, the 2020 Grammys Delivered: These Are the Best Beauty Looks of the Show

The stars who attended the 62nd Grammy Awards brought their A game on and off the performance stage. With dazzling beauty looks that swept us off our feet, music's biggest night was only made better by all the groundbreaking hair, makeup, and nail looks delivered by our favorite celebs. Whether it was Billy Porter rocking a striking silver lipstick or Dua Lipa's nail art that caught our attention even against her bright blue eye shadow, we couldn't get enough of these glamorous looks. See all th...
Tags: Beauty, Grammy Awards, Red Carpet, Dua Lipa, Billy Porter, Celebrity Beauty, Celebrity Hair, Celebrity Makeup, Award Season


Billy Porter's Lampshade Hat Opened Up to Reveal His Metallic Makeup at the Grammys

Billy Porter is used to capturing everyone's attention on the red carpet at this point. The actor and Pose star appeared at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night wearing a sequined, blue Baja East jumpsuit with rhinestone bell bottoms and a matching wide-brimmed hat. The hat was made with a retractible curtain of jewels that opened up on the red carpet to reveal Porter's dramatic makeup; the actor wore light blue eye shadow with a silver lining on his lids and silver metallic lipstick th...
Tags: Beauty, Grammy Awards, Grammys, Red Carpet, Porter, Billy Porter, Beauty News, Celebrity Beauty, Celebrity Makeup, Beauty Trends, Baja East, Award Season, Vanessa Sanchez McCullough


100+ Back-of-the-Neck Tattoos That Are Easy to Hide and Fun to Show Off

If you're searching for the perfect location for your next ink, consider getting a back-of-the-neck tattoo, which can easily be hidden by hair or shown off depending on your mood. The location is a relatively small canvas, making the neck an ideal spot for a little ink art that may look out-of-place against larger areas of the body. And while any tattoo will come with a certain level of pain, this spot is considered to be one of the less-painful ones, making it a friendly first-time spot. Additi...
Tags: Beauty, Tattoos, Billy Porter, Beauty Trends, Sarah Siegel, Tiny Tattoos, Lauren Harano


100+ Bittersweet Memorial Tattoos to Honor Your Loved Ones

Nothing can replace being with a loved one, but if they've passed on, a tattoo is a lovely way to keep their legacy alive. Getting inked in honor of someone you love and admire can also be a therapeutic part of the grieving process. For many, it's the only way to keep a loved one close when they can't be there in person anymore. Need inspiration? Think of something that always stuck with you or a symbol that represents what they mean to you, or consider a vivid memory you have of them. Here a ...
Tags: Family, Beauty, Tattoos, Billy Porter, Lauren Harano


Tiffany Haddish met a gay couple in a bar and offered to have their baby

Tiffany Haddish had a gangbusters 2019 — starring in Tuca & Bertie, going dramatic in The Kitchen, hosting Kids Say the Darndest Things, and debuting a Netflix stand-up special — but her last year could have involved surrogacy, too. The comedian revealed on Late Night With Seth Meyers recently that she offered her womb to a gay couple after meeting Rose Byrne, her costar in the new movie Like a Boss, for drinks at her hotel. Related: Billy Porter slays ‘Like a Boss’ in his newest trailer “I had ...
Tags: Entertainment, Lifestyle, Atlanta, Netflix, Rose Byrne, Surrogacy, Seth Meyers, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Rose, Richards, Byrne, Meyers, Billy Porter, Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip


ICYMI, These Were the Most Stunning Hair and Makeup Looks From the 2020 Critics' Choice Awards

The 2020 Critics' Choice Awards honored the best directors, producers, and actors in this year's most renowned cinematic productions, meaning in turn that the blue carpet boasted the biggest celebrities of the season. A-listers arrived in their Sunday evening best, flaunting everything from temporary butterfly tattoos (courtesy of Billy Porter) to sky-high updos with angelic accessories (yes, Lupita Nyong'o, we are talking about you) to so. much. more. The award show looks were created by some o...
Tags: Hollywood, Beauty, Red Carpet, Critics' Choice Awards, Lupita Nyong, Billy Porter, Celebrity Beauty, Celebrity Hair, Celebrity Makeup, Award Season


Billy Porter Fluttered Across the Red Carpet With Sleeves of Temporary Butterfly Tattoos

Float like a butterfly, sting on the Critics' Choice Awards red carpet. That's how the quote goes, right? According to Billy Porter, it most definitely is. On Sunday night, the Pose star pulled up to the award show in Santa Monica fluttering, and if we're being honest here, it left us in awe at his unwavering red carpet creativity. Yep, we're talking about those perfectly placed sleeves of temporary butterfly tattoos. From his chest down both his arms, the tattoos paired perfectly with his strik...
Tags: Beauty, Santa Monica, Red Carpet, Critics' Choice Awards, Porter, Billy Porter, Beauty News, Celebrity Beauty, Beauty Trends, Celebrity Tattoos, Award Season


Billy Porter first man to star on the cover of Allure – and it’s amazing

Actor and performer Billy Porter has made history as the first man to star on the cover of beauty magazine, Allure. The front cover and interview was unveiled yesterday. In the striking cover photo, shot by Ben Hassett. and styled by Nicola Formichetti, Porter has geographic shapes of colored paper around his eyes. Inside, fashion images show him draped in diamonds and wearing glitter lipstick. AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); Related: Billy Porter ...
Tags: Entertainment, Lifestyle, Pittsburgh, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Porter, Golden Globe, Billy Porter, Ben Hassett, Nicola Formichetti Porter


What to Watch: Scene-stealing Billy Porter, RuPaul does scripted, and gay love at the dance

RuPaul & Izzy G. in ‘Aj & the Queen’ Stepping out on a movie date this weekend? Netflix and chillin? Whatever your entertainment needs, we got your back (and hopefully your mind) with Queerty’s weekly “Culture Club” column with some of the highlights of new releases, streaming shows, classics worth revisiting, and what to drink while you watch. The Step Out: Like a Boss Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne headline this girl-power comedy about a pair of ladies who head up a cosmetics line. As ...
Tags: Feature, Salma Hayek, Cats, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Earth, Netflix, Rose Byrne, Charles, Ruby, Short, Vodka, Hayao Miyazaki, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Wolf


‘You Must Wear the Clothes. The Clothes Must Not Wear You.’ Let Billy Porter and His Stylist Explain the Story Behind His Buzzy Fashion Statements

It’s not easy to snag the spotlight on a red carpet, let alone at the Golden Globes, the show that kicks off awards season every year, but all eyes were on Billy Porter at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards, when the Pose star and Broadway veteran took to the red carpet wearing an angelic white suit and gown with a sweeping feathered train. The stunning look was just one of many over the course of a little over a year in which Porter redefined what red carpet fashion can and should be, fro...
Tags: Fashion, Celebrities, News, Uncategorized, Broadway, Jesus, Billy, Porter, Taylor Hill, Billy Porter, Christian Siriano, Randi Rahm, Ratelle, Sam Ratelle, Getty Images Porter


A Comprehensive Guide to Billy Porter’s Best and Most Outrageous Looks

Standing out on an awards show red carpet surrounded by Hollywood swanning in their finest looks is no easy feat, but Billy Porter somehow manages to do so deftly and consistently. The Pose star and longtime Broadway veteran has become the MVP of sensational red carpet fashion of late, effectively stealing the show during the awards show circuit. Take for example his elegant look for the 2019 Oscars, a velvet Tuxedo jacket paired with a sweeping, magnificent ballgown from designer Christian...
Tags: Fashion, Hollywood, London, Celebrities, News, Microsoft, New York City, Uncategorized, America, Broadway, Diana Ross, Highland, Michael Kors, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Porter, Tony


Golden Globes: Awards for Elton John, Ellen DeGeneres & more queer moments

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by David Furnish (@davidfurnish) on Jan 5, 2020 at 9:05pm PST Elton John won a ‘Best Song’ Golden Globe last night, alongside songwriting partner Bernie Taupin. The two men won the honor for “I’m Gonna Love Me Again,” which they wrote for the Elton biopic, Rocketman. Rocketman star Taron Egerton won a Globe for his portrayal of Elton, while Renee Zellwegger m...
Tags: Florida, Hollywood, Entertainment, Sofia Vergara, Australia, Lifestyle, Netflix, Jennifer Aniston, Elton John, Jennifer Lopez, Brian Cox, Ricky Gervais, Russell Crowe, Sam Mendes, Daniel Craig, Brad Pitt


Golden Globes 2020: Billy Porter’s most iconic red carpet looks

What will the "Pose" star wear to the 2020 Golden Globes? His stylist breaks down his best fashion moments.
Tags: Fashion, Billy Porter


Gay black lives mattered more than ever in the 2010s

As we enter into the roaring ’20s, Queerty is looking back on the last 10 years of culture in our “Decade of Decadence” series. We’ve seen an explosion in queer representation in film and TV, music, politics, and on social media. We’ve grown more aware of intersectionality, gender identity, and sexual fluidity and we’ve seen major social and political advancements across the globe. It’s been wild, wonderful decade, and we can hardly wait to see what the next one has in store. Do you remember wh...
Tags: Hollywood, Mahershala Ali, Life, New York City, Race, Lifestyle, Chicago, Bill Cosby, Kevin Hart, Will Smith, Jason Collins, Smith, Grindr, Buenos Aires, Ali, Michael Sam


The 10 best queer TV series of the last 10 years

A Very English Scandal As we enter into the roaring ’20s, Queerty is looking back on the last 10 years of culture in our “Decade of Decadence” series. We’ve seen an explosion in queer representation in film and TV, music, politics, and on social media. We’ve grown more aware of intersectionality, gender identity, and sexual fluidity and we’ve seen major social and political advancements across the globe. It’s been wild, wonderful decade, and we can hardly wait to see what the next one has in ...
Tags: Feature, Hbo, New York, Entertainment, Lifestyle, San Francisco, Netflix, Empire, Ryan Murphy, Alec Baldwin, Sense8, Transparent, Ad Friendly, Versace, Jussie Smollett, Murphy


The 19 best red carpet looks of 2019

From Lady Gaga's perfect periwinkle Valentino to Billy Porter's black velvet tuxedo gown.
Tags: Fashion, Lady Gaga, Valentino, Billy Porter


Billy Porter’s ‘Pose’ costars and celeb friends gift him with lip-sync video

Billy Porter’s latest dance single is titled “Love Yourself,” but a ton of other celebrities are feeling the love for the Emmy winner, too. For the track’s music video, many of Porter’s Pose costars and famous friends lip-sync along to the affirmation anthem, which hit No. 1 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart. Related: Billy Porter on becoming a leading man: “I read these scripts and I just weep” AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); You’ll see Pose...
Tags: Music, Entertainment, Music Videos, Lifestyle, Dance music, Music Video, Idina Menzel, Adam Smith, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Porter, Tony, Lin Manuel Miranda, Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots, Annaleigh Ashford


Billy Porter opens up about how homophobia almost ruined his career

Emmy winner, fashionista and all-around icon Billy Porter has revealed how homophobia in showbiz almost ended his career. The Pose star opened up to Deadline about his early years in the industry. Porter managed to score several high-profile roles on stage, as well as a recording contract. His insistence on living as an out-and-proud gay man, however, had a detrimental effect on his career momentum. Porter referred to the music business as  “hugely, violently homophobic. It just was never about...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, James Earl Jones, Homophobia, Ad Friendly, Denzel Washington, Porter, Billy Porter


“The Obituary of Tunde Johnson” examines being a black, gay man in America

Director Ali LeRoi with Steven Silver & Nicola Peltz. Courtesy The Launch Amid the glamour and mania of the Toronto International Film Festival, audiences discovered a quiet gem: The Obituary of Tunde Johnson. The story behind the film could inspire a movie itself. Producers Zachary Green and Jason Shuman founded The Launch, a screenplay contest by which unknown writers could secure funding for a feature film. Stanley Kalu nabbed the inaugural honors for the script to Tunde Johnson, written w...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Nigeria, Africa, Lifestyle, America, Marley, Jason, Ali, Usc, Toronto International Film Festival, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Soren, Steven, Coltrane


‘Pose’ Season 2 just dropped a new teaser and we can hardly wait

At the moment, we feel a need to scratch at our furniture like a cat. A new clip for Pose Season 2 just landed, and we can hardly contain our excitement. The new clip offers some of the first footage from the new season, which returns to FX June 11. Though it runs under a minute, it teases some of the important storylines in the coming episodes, including a new rift between Blanca (MJ Rodriguez) and Elektra (Dominique Jackson), the return of nurse Judy (played once again by Sandra Bernhard) and...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Vogue, Madonna, Ad Friendly, Judy, Burnside, Sandra Bernhard, Billy Porter, Indya Moore, Pose, Blanca MJ Rodriguez, Elektra Dominique Jackson, Ricky Dyll, Damon Ryan Jamaal Swain



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