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‘And Then We Danced’ Director Levan Akin on when a movie gets you death threats

Director Levan Akin on set with Levan Gelbakhiani “Can we sit outside? I need to smoke.” Levan Akin makes the request when we greet him outside a bookstore in Park City, Utah. The two of us find a cafe table nearby overlooking the street, where we watch a light powdering of snow begin to fall as the mid-week lull of the Sundance Film Festival begins. Normally we might object to Akin smoking, but in his case, it somehow makes sense. His Sundance entry, And Then We Danced, has incited protests ...
Tags: Google, Feature, UK, New York, Sweden, Entertainment, Scotland, Russia, Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Georgia, Spain, United States, Belgium, Catholic, Lgbtq


‘Buck,’ ‘Disclosure’ and ‘My Mom’: Meet the winners of Frameline’s film competition

Frameline, the San Francisco-based queer media arts foundation, just handed out $30,0000. The lucky recipients: queer filmmakers, all of whom will receive the money as completion funds for their soon-to-be-released projects. “We are thrilled with this year’s outstanding slate of grantees, all of which will make their Bay Area premieres at Frameline,”  in June, James Woolley, Frameline’s new Executive Director, said in a statement. “To celebrate 30 years of the Completion Fund, we increased the ...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, San Francisco, Bay Area, Ad Friendly, Disclosure, Stevens, Buck, Frameline, Ahead Of The Curve, Ellie & Abbie, LA LEYENDA NEGRA, My Mom And My Little Secret, Were You Gay In High School, James Woolley Frameline


How To Plan the Perfect Party For Any Occasion

Whether you are looking to plan the perfect party for a birthday, a wedding reception, a corporate event or a charity fundraiser, there is a core list of unchanging elements that you need to organize to ensure that your party is a success.  From picking the ideal venue to choosing the entertainment and ensuring that the catering is spot on, if you take the time and effort to plan the most important aspects of a party, the rest will simply fall into place. So, if you have been given t...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Fashion, Entertainment, Sydney, Party, Christmas Party, Holiday Party, Birthday Party, Party Ideas, Home Life, Party Planning, Holiday Features


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


These adorable cinematic couples will make you swoon

Valentine’s Day is here again, and rather than dwell on how to spend Single’s Awareness Day (most likely in our shorts, on the couch, eating Velveeta) we choose instead to focus instead on movies that give us hope for the future. Hope that, yes indeed, true love exists. Real love for LGBTQ couples–the kind that lasts through the end credits, anyway–can prove difficult to find in the movies. Perhaps that helps these particular couples stand out. All find love by the time the movie ends, and get ...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Robin Williams, Lifestyle, Rent, Moonlight, Ad Friendly, Albert, Benjamin, Nathan Lane, The Birdcage, Armand, Bound, Queerty Ever After Feature, My Beautiful Launderette, Bohemian Rhapsody


Sam Smith serves up gorgeous new ballad and details of third album

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Sam Smith (@samsmith) on Feb 10, 2020 at 7:11am PST Sam Smith has dropped their latest track and revealed the release date of their new album. On their social media channels yesterday, they posted an image – presumably cover art – with the message: “My THIRD album TO DIE FOR is yours May 1st!!!! You can preorder tomorrow. “I‘m more proud of this album than...
Tags: Entertainment, Lifestyle, Sam Smith, Sydney, Smith, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Mardi Gras, Donna Summer, To Die For


Here are our Top 10 picks for celebrities who send personalized messages on Cameo

Kathy Najimy, Michael Sam, and James Van Der Beek are among the celebrities on Cameo.com   Loving a celebrity from afar can be a lonely endeavor, but what if a dose of love from your favorite stars could land directly in your email inbox? That option is now a reality. If the celebrities get paid, of course. Cameo.com provides the “why didn’t anybody think of this before?” fee-based service of  having actors, singers, models, reality stars, and all other players in the fame game, record a person...
Tags: Feature, Celebrities, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Netflix, Caitlyn Jenner, Michael Sam, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Steve Grand, Leslie Jordan, Chris Hanson, Gloria Gaynor, Jerry, Carnie Wilson, Wilson Phillips


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


WATCH: Trailer for Pete Davidson’s Netflix special is all about the gays

Pete Davidson finally got his own Netflix comedy special and the trailer is very gay-focused. We have to assume Davidson tackles subjects other than his gay friends over the course of the show, but you sure wouldn’t know it by watching the minute-long promo. Related: Pete Davidson says he used to pleasure himself to Leonardo DiCaprio AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); Alive From New York will premiere February 25 on the streaming service, but you can ...
Tags: Comedy, New York, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Netflix, Pete Davidson, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Davidson, Leonardo DiCaprio AdBridg


EXCLUSIVE: The trailer for the steamy drama ’15 Years’ has arrived

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, here’s the trailer for 15 Years, a steamy drama about relationship tensions. Israeli writer/director Yuval Hadadi helms the film, which has played film festivals the world over. The plot centers on Yoav and Dan, an affluent gay couple of 15 years that seems to have everything. That changes when Yoav’s best friend, Alma, announces she is pregnant. The revelation incites Dan to want children himself, while Yoav struggles with his own inner demons which threaten t...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Israel, Lifestyle, Ad Friendly, Dan, Alma, Yoav, Ofir Trainin, 15 Years, Yuval Hadadi


WATCH: Corey Feldman is about to name Hollywood pedophiles

Following in the tradition of #MeToo and Leaving Neverland, actor Corey Feldman will go public with allegations of pedophilia against several Hollywood power players. The documentary (my) Truth: The Rape of 2 Coreys will stream as a one-time pay per view event March 9. Feldman, known for roles in The Goonies and Stand By Me, has spent years trying to name names in what he describes as Hollywood’s pedophile underground.  (my) Truth: The Rape of 2 Coreys will chronicle the sexual abuse of Feldman...
Tags: Feature, Hollywood, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Haim, Ad Friendly, Feldman, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, Coreys, My Truth The Rape Of The Two Coreys


Jameela Jamil reflects on the ‘insane,’ ‘perfect clusterf*ck’ of her coming-out

The controversy around her involvement in the voguing TV competition series Legendary made for a legendarily bad week for Jameela Jamil, it seems. The Good Place actress came out as queer on Twitter on February 5 amid criticism that the Legendary producers had enlisted an ostensibly straight, cisgender person for the judging panel. And in a February 10 Instagram post, she reflected on the fracas: Well. Last week was a perfect clusterf*ck. It was completely overwhelming. The sequence of events w...
Tags: Hbo, Instagram, Entertainment, US, Lifestyle, Oprah, Legendary, Coming Out, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Roach, Nathan Lane, Jamil, Jameela Jamil, DJ Qualls, Leiomy Maldonado


Complaints roll in over ‘offensive’ same-sex kiss on TV

The BBC’s “fortnightly report” of its complaint service showed that British television viewers filed a ton of quibbles between January 20 and February 2. 262 people complained about “inaccurate or irresponsible advice given on care for infants” on the show Trust Me, I’m a Doctor. 254 people objected to “footage of LeBron James shown in error during coverage of the death of Kobe Bryant” on BBC News. (Oof.) AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); And 111 peo...
Tags: Entertainment, Lifestyle, Bbc, BBC News, Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Homophobia, Daily Star, Jack, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Lee, Marty, Holby City, Gay TV Characters, Shaheen Jafargholi


Billie Eilish’s facial expressions were the only memorable moments from last night’s Oscars

Last night’s telecast of the 92nd Academy Awards was perhaps one of the longest, most boring, most anesthetized Oscars ceremonies in recent history, perhaps ever. And we’re not the only ones who felt that way. Singer Billie Eilish was there to perform for the “In Memoriam” segment, during which she sang a lovely cover of the Beatles song “Yesterday.” Throughout the rest of the three-and-a-half-hour ceremony, however, the 18-year-old struggled to even appear like she was having a good time. At o...
Tags: Twitter, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Eminem, Oscars, Chrissy Teigen, Idina Menzel, Academy Awards, Kristen Wiig, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Maya Rudolph, Oli, Julia, Billie Eilish, Chaz


WATCH: Gay Men’s Chorus singing Laura Dern’s praises is awards season winner

Laura Dern at the Spirit Awards (Photo: YouTube) Although all eyes were on Los Angeles this weekend for the Oscars, one of the 2020 award season highlights took place on Saturday at the Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica. The moment in question came courtesy of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles. Related: Laura Dern opens up about industry blacklisting after playing a lesbian on ‘Ellen’ AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); The choir was i...
Tags: Twitter, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Ellen, Laura Dern, Idina Menzel, Renée Zellweger, James Corden, Ad Friendly, Judy, Santa Monica, Rupaul, Marc, Fiona Apple, Noah Baumbach


Why are Oscar voters still afraid of two men having hot, steamy sex?

Boy meets boy. Boy kisses boy. But boy, oh boy, they both had better keep their clothes on and step away from the bed. That seems to be the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ rule when it comes to straight male actors portraying LGBTQ characters onscreen. Breaking them for just a few moments of screen time may have cost Rocketman star Taron Egerton a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his acclaimed interpretation of musical icon Elton John in the 2019 musical biopic. Egerton was nominate...
Tags: Hollywood, Matthew Mcconaughey, Entertainment, Mahershala Ali, Lifestyle, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ferrari, Ford, Richard Jenkins, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Elton John, Leonardo Dicaprio, Freddie Mercury, Emma Stone, Oscars, Heath Ledger


EXCLUSIVE: Oscars designer Jason Sherwood spills his secrets

Jason Sherwood. Photo by Emilio Madrid-Kuser We’ve visited government buildings with less security than that of the Dolby Theatre, the Los Angeles mega-complex that plays home to the Academy Awards each year. In order to enter, we have to go through background checks with government IDs, get issued an Academy idea, scan it as we move from area to area, and always have an escort present when we do so. What we do for an interview! Amid all the furor backstage of the Dolby, surrounded by lights,...
Tags: Feature, New York, Hollywood, Entertainment, Abc, Lifestyle, America, Los Angeles, Fox, Wembley Stadium, Sam Smith, Broadway, Spice Girls, Dublin, Harrison Ford, Renée Zellweger


‘Joker,’ ‘Judy,’ ‘Parasite’ and ‘Popes:’ Queerty predicts the Oscars!

Awards season builds to a climax this Sunday with the 92nd Annual Academy Awards broadcast on ABC. This year, as with so many others, has seen its share of controversies over inclusion, sexism, politics, and whatnot. On the other hand, we didn’t have to sit through anything as obnoxious as last year’s Kevin Hart debacle (who has evolved and apologized, incidentally. Good for him). So, if you’re thinking of going in on that office Oscar pool or throwing down at a viewing party, we’re here to off...
Tags: Feature, Hollywood, Entertainment, Abc, Lifestyle, Kevin Hart, Laura Dern, Ad Friendly, Judy, Bates, Robbie, Johansson, Dern, Richard Jewell, Oscars 2020, Kathy Bates Richard Jewell


WATCH: The trailer for Sasha Velour’s new series just landed

Attention Sasha Velour fans. The first look at the Drag Race winner’s new series has arrived. Entitled Nightgowns, the new series, produced for the streaming service Quibi, follows Sasha and her team as they prepare a new drag revue to hit the stage. The show will highlight the creative process for Sasha and her fellow queens from conception until the curtain rises. Related: WATCH: AOC channels Lady Gaga to praise Sasha Velour AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Lady Gaga, Ad Friendly, Dragaholic, Aoc, Sasha, Sophie Muller, Sasha Velour, Quibi, Sasha Velour AdBridg, GayTimes, Lana Del Rey Garbage Gwen Stefani Pink


Your Personal Wedding Planning Terminology Dictionary!

Vendors in the wedding industry have created many unique terms for the wedding world. Many of these terms are spoken without regard to the fact couples may have no idea what they mean! To help you in meetings, research, and general wedding planning, I’ve put together your own personal wedding planning terminology dictionary with a focus on terms that are not necessarily common knowledge.Continue reading on Style Me Pretty
Tags: Photography, Fashion, Entertainment, Wedding, Flowers, The Blog, Decor, Ceremony, Weddings 101, Planning & Advice, Food / Drink, Gifts /Favors


WATCH: Get a taste of RuPaul hosting Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live welcomes an extra-special host this weekend as RuPaul takes to the stage at Studio 8H. This will be his first time as host of the sketch show. The musical guest that night will be Justin Bieber, making his third SNL appearance. The Canadian singer recently released new track, ‘Yummy.’ RuPaul’s hosting gig comes following ten years of RuPaul’s Drag Race success and the recent debut of his new Netflix comedy-drama, AJ and the Queen. AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.displ...
Tags: Entertainment, Lifestyle, Netflix, Justin Bieber, Saturday Night Live, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Dragaholic, Rupaul, Kate McKinnon


EXCLUSIVE: Actor Sam Pancake on smacking down gay ageism and becoming a viral sensation

Sam Pancake in ‘A Million Little Things’ “I want to eat these crepes so bad, David. And I can’t.” Sam Pancake mutters the words as he stares down at his brunch: scrambled eggs, homestyle potatoes and crepes at a fashionable Los Feliz cafe. The actor, known for film roles in Dumplin’ and Legally Blond 2, as well as for a litany of television appearances, laments his heath dictates a gluten-free diet. “And my last name is Pancake,” he adds with exasperation. In addition to his 30-year career in...
Tags: Feature, Hollywood, Entertainment, Abc, La, Lifestyle, America, Los Angeles, West Virginia, Tom Hanks, David, Beverly Hills, Jane Lynch, Ellen, Neil Patrick Harris, Tom Cruise


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


Jameela Jamil comes out on Twitter

Actress Jameela Jamil, known for her role on the sitcom The Good Place, has come out as queer, apparently as part of pushback against criticism of her role as a judge on a reality competition series. The improglio began when HBO Max streaming service announced Jamil would serve as one of the judges on the new ballroom competition show Legendary, alongside Dashaun Wesley and Megan Thee Stallion. The show will feature contestants grouped into 10 “houses” competing to win cash prizes. Critics clai...
Tags: Feature, Hbo, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Sam Smith, Legendary, Ad Friendly, James Blake, Dashaun Wesley, Jamil, Jameela Jamil, HBO Max


What to Watch: Hollywood’s biggest night, a Nazi drag queen and voguing, Mexican style

Oscar-nominated film ‘Judy’ 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 Catch: The Academy Awards Event television may seem like a thing of the past, but if the Superbowl didn’t already prove it, the Oscars provide ample e...
Tags: Feature, Hollywood, Entertainment, Abc, Mexico, Lifestyle, Netflix, Mexico City, Sam Smith, Oscar, Oscars, Harley Quinn, Birds Of Prey, Kevin Hart, Rosie Perez, Margot Robbie


Sean Hayes plays a middle-aged, cisgender woman in his latest film

Not content to live on his considerable Will & Grace residuals, the trailer for actor Sean Hayes‘ directorial debut Lazy Susan has arrived. In Lazy Susan casts himself as a cisgender woman, a “woman on the edge with nowhere to go but over.” Hayes, who also co-wrote the film, plays Susan as a profoundly entitled, unmotivated, and self-absorbed woman struggling to survive in a society that expects her to have a function. Susan struggles with her own laziness, even after getting evicted from her a...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Ellen, Allison Janney, Ad Friendly, Sean Hayes, Susan, Hayes, Lazy Susan, Matthew Broderick Margo Martindale


Absolutely do NOT ask Liza Minnelli about Renee Zellweger playing her mom

Living legend and gay icon Liza Minnelli has scored yet another comeback of sorts, this time with a major interview in the trade paper Variety. One thing Liza refuses to discuss: the biopic of her mom, Judy. Minnelli’s refusal to discuss the film has a certain weight, given that the Academy Awards ceremony will take place in just a few days. Judy nabbed two Oscar nominations, one for Best Hair & Makeup, and another for Best Actress. Renee Zellweger is the odds-on favorite to take home the golde...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Oscars, Renée Zellweger, Ad Friendly, Judy, Judy Garland, New York New York, Tony, Liza Minnelli, Liza, Minnelli, Bob Fosse, Zellweger, Judy Minnelli


Jake Shears shows off his “fruity unicorn”

Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears made a splash on UK television last night when he revealed that he’s been participating in the country’s version of The Masked Singer as the “fruity unicorn.” The fruity unicorn has impressed judges over the course of the season, crooning out covers of Lizzo, Kate Bush and even ZZ Top. Judge Kelly Osbourne finally guessed Shears’ identity when he dropped the hint that she’d seen him naked. (Who hasn’t?) Related:   AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.disp...
Tags: Feature, UK, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Unicorn, Ad Friendly, Lorraine Kelly, Kelly Osbourne, Jake Shears, The Masked Singer, Lizzo Kate Bush


‘Frozen’ diva Elsa finally comes out of the closet… on live TV

Disney, take note… This week’s episode of Saturday Night Live needled the studio by including a sketch of Elsa, the famed queen from the Frozen films, coming out as a lesbian–something that fans of the film, as well as its stars, have lobbied for. Elsa, as voiced by actress Idina Menzel, rocketed to full-blown gay iconhood by belting out the song “Let It Go” in the original 2013 film. Fans had hoped that last year’s Frozen 2 would see Elsa get a special lady in her life. Alas, Disney had other ...
Tags: Elsa, Frozen, Feature, Entertainment, Disney, Lifestyle, Snl, Idina Menzel, Cecily Strong, Ana, Ad Friendly, Olaf, Kate McKinnon, Frozen 2, Krystof, Alas Disney


5 Activities to Help You Get Through School Break

If you’re a stay at home mom and winter break is looming just around the corner, then you may already be feeling apprehensive about how to entertain the kids. You could take it day by day, and white-knuckle the entire thing – or you could arm yourself with a practical list of things to do. Let’s take a look at five fun family activities to help you get through school break so that you can come out the other side unscathed. 1.     Host a MasterChef Competition Sick of cooking...
Tags: Fashion, Entertainment, Activities, Back To School, Entertaining, Family Activities, Host, Stuff For Kids, Family Entertainment, Kids Activities, Family-Friendly Entertainment



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