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Christy Hall on bringing a queer teen lead to life in ‘I Am Not OK With This’

Sofia Bryant (left) and Sophia Lillis with Christy Hall on set. Photo by Nicola Goode Sometimes overnight success doesn’t just happen overnight. Just ask Christy Hall, the co-creator/producer/writer of Netflix’s newest foray into sci-fi, I Am Not Ok With This, debuting February 26 on the streaming service. Having toiled for years as a playwright, her first attempts at writing screenplays gained the attention of Jonathan Entswhile, her collaborator on the show. The two paired to adapt Charles ...
Tags: Chuck, Feature, New York, Hollywood, Entertainment, Stephen King, Lifestyle, Netflix, Sydney, Broadway, Hamlet, Ad Friendly, Midwest, Jonathan, Syndey, Carrie


What to Watch: Gays afraid of gay sex, a true-crime investigation and a Hollywood tell-all

Mark Patton get some glove love in “Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge” 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 Stream: The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez The case of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez, a child murdere...
Tags: Feature, New York, Hollywood, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Netflix, Elton John, John, Pedro Almodóvar, Antonio Banderas, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Katya, Salvador, Gabriel


Daily Crunch: Disney CEO Bob Iger steps down

Yesterday was a big day for executive moves, with Bob Iger stepping down as Disney CEO and Keith Block stepping down as Salesforce co-CEO. Meanwhile, Facebook has acquired another VR game studio and the owner of The Players’ Tribune has raised more funding. Here’s your Daily Crunch for February 26, 2020. 1. Disney CEO Bob Iger immediately steps down from CEO position The Walt Disney Company announced yesterday that Robert Iger, the company’s long-time CEO who ushered in the company’s lush fra...
Tags: Facebook, Media, Entertainment, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Disney, Tech, Canada, Iger, Bob, Salesforce, Vietnam, Twilio, Marc Benioff, The Walt Disney Company, The Walt Disney Co


Are Sports Getting Too Expensive For Families To Attend Games?

A day out at a sports game is a great option for family fun, although in recent years the rising cost of tickets has made many people question whether it is becoming prohibitively expensive for average households. So is attending the big game with your spouse and kids in tow becoming an unaffordable luxury, or is this issue being blown out of proportion? Game choice matters While there is no doubt that buying tickets for sporting events has increased in pure dollar terms...
Tags: Fashion, Games, Entertainment, Sports, NFL, Sport, Finances, Nba, Mlb, NHL, Entertaining, Sports Games, Family Activities, LA Chargers, Minor League Baseball, Family Fun


EXCLUSIVE: The Naked And Famous drop their newest track, “Come As You Are”

Electropop darlings The Naked And Famous have just released their newest track “Come As You Are,” and in an exciting twist, Queerty readers get to hear it first. “Come As You Are” marks the latest single off the musical duo’s forthcoming album, Recover, set to hit the web May 8. “Come As You Are” deals with themes of insecurity, loneliness, and feeling like an outcast. “It started out as a song about how everyone comes into a new relationship with history and baggage, and how you shouldn’t let ...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Recovery, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Naked And Famous, Thom Powers, Come as You Are, Billy Porter RuPaul, Alisa Xayalith, Xayalith


Indonesian entertainment development company Visinema raises $3.25 million Series A

Jakarta-based entertainment company Visinema will build its animation business and expand into more Southeast Asian markets after raising a $3.25 million Series A led by Intudo Ventures. Returning investors GDP Ventures and Ancora Capital also participated. Founded in June 2008 by CEO Angga Dwimas Sasongko, a director and producer, Visinema produces TV shows, feature films, commercials and other content. Its end-to-end operations allows it to control almost every part of content creation, from c...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Hollywood, Entertainment, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Tech, Netflix, Streaming, Honda, Jakarta, Gojek, Intudo Ventures, Patrick Yip


Alkymi launches with $5M seed to automate email data extraction

Alkymi, an early stage startup that wants to bring intelligence to highly manual business processes like copying and pasting financial data from emails and attachments, launched today with a $5 million seed investment. Canaan Partners led the round with participation from previous investor Work-Bench. SimCorp also contributed as a strategic investor. Under the terms of the investment agreement, Joydeep Bhattacharyya from Canaan will become a member of the Alkymi board. Company founder and ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Entertainment, Funding, New York City, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Financial Services, Canaan, Canaan Partners, Collet, Joydeep Bhattacharyya, SimCorp, Alkymi, Alkymi board Company


Disney blocks John Oliver’s new episode critical of India’s PM Modi

Hotstar, India’s largest on-demand video streaming service with over 300 million users, has blocked the newest episode of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” that was critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a move that has angered many of its customers ahead of Disney+’s launch in one of the world’s largest entertainment markets next month. In the episode, aired hours before the U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to India, Oliver talked about some of the questionable policies enfo...
Tags: Amazon, Asia, Hbo, Media, Entertainment, Abc, Youtube, Saudi Arabia, John Oliver, India, Disney, Narendra Modi, Tech, Netflix, Cbs, Donald Trump


Ben Affleck reveals he’s not on Grindr, in case you were wondering

Let it be known: Ben Affleck is not a Grindr user. The ubiquitous gay dating app would like to change that, however. In an interview with Diane Sawyer last week, the Oscar-winning director and actor opened up to ABC News about his dating life, or lack thereof. AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); Specifically, he said he isn’t on any of the apps and went on to list a series of real and made-up applications. Related: Ben Affleck in ’97: “A man kissing an...
Tags: Entertainment, Ben Affleck, Lifestyle, Abc News, Grindr, Diane Sawyer, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Affleck


WATCH: Lil Nas X crashes a wedding to dance with the bride

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Lil Nas X (@lilnasx) on Feb 2, 2020 at 6:10pm PST Lil Nas X surprised wedding goers on the weekend when he crashed a wedding at Disney World. The gay singer and rapper posted a short video clip of the incident to his Twitter on Sunday. In it, he can be seen dancing into the reception room holding hands with the bride. just crashed a wedding at disney worl...
Tags: Instagram, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Ellen, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Disney World, Bert, Old Town Road, Lil Nas X


‘Mission: Impossible 7’ Italy shoot stopped over Coronavirus

Paramount Pictures is delaying plans for a three-week shoot of Tom Cruise’s “Mission: Impossible 7” in Venice, Italy, over fears of the spreading coronavirus outbreak there. At least 7 people are confirmed dead of COVID-19 in Italy, which reported its first case less than one week ago. The studio issued an announcement Monday citing a message from the Venetian government advising that all public gatherings must be halted. “Out of an abundance of caution for the safety and well-being of our ...
Tags: Health, Post, Business, Movies, News, Entertainment, China, Italy, Venice, Tom Cruise, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, Mission Impossible, Venice Italy, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Lena Waithe to voice Pixar’s first out-gay character

Writer/actress Lena Waithe has scored a history-making role: that of the first out-gay character in a Pixar film. Waithe, known for her role in the series Master of None, and for creating the popular drama The Chi, will lend her voice to the character Officer Spector, a purple unicorn police officer in the new film Onward. Slate reports that, at one point in the film, Spector tells another character “My girlfriend’s daughter got me pulling my hair out.” The reference may seem subtle, but it sti...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Disney, Lifestyle, Pixar, Ad Friendly, Merida, Skywalker, Spector, Josh Gad, Gad, Lena Waithe, Waithe, LeFou, ONward


A team of Imagineers will discuss Disney’s tech breakthroughs at TC Sessions: Robotics+AI, March 3 at UC Berkeley

With TC Sessions Robot+AI a little over a week away, you likely thought we were finished with our big announcements. Understandably. We have top executives from Amazon and Toyota Research, some of the hottest startups and biggest VCs. But there’s still some excitement left to announce. On March 3, Disney will be returning to the event to discuss some of the breakthroughs the entertainment giant has been making around robotics for its theme parks. We’ll be joined by Disney Imagineers Dawson D...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Entertainment, Disney, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Culture, Toyota, Robot, UC Berkeley, Walt Disney Imagineering, Disney Imagineers, Toyota Research, TC Sessions: Robotics+AI 2020, Dawson Dill Selina Herman, Joe Mohos


Why ‘Days of Our Lives’ axing its gay characters was the worst decision ever

Daytime soap fans are as loyal as The Lord of the Rings’ Samwise Gamgee. If they weren’t, soap operas wouldn’t be be passed along from generation to generation, sometimes remaining on air and in production for more than half a century. When was the last time a primetime drama series did that? In 2020, Days of Our Lives, the longest-running of the four surviving network soaps after General Hospital, is celebrating its 55th year of love in the afternoon. To commemorate the occasion, the powers th...
Tags: TV, Nbc, Entertainment, New York City, Lifestyle, Soap opera, Sony Pictures Television, Days Of Our Lives, Minority Report, Wilson, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Ciara, Ben, Sonny, Jennifer


Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘Locke & Key’ offers spooky delights

At times, it can be hard to tell exactly who “Locke & Key” was made for. Adapted from a comic book series written by Joe Hill and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez, the show tells the story of the Locke family after they move into the mysterious Keyhouse, where they soon discover hidden keys that can be used for a variety of magical purposes. With its emphasis on adolescent romance and magical powers, “Locke & Key” often feels like a young adult adaptation, but it also strays into darker territor...
Tags: Apple, Jennifer Lawrence, Media, Podcasts, Entertainment, Tech, Netflix, Adam Mckay, Joe Hill, Don, Locke, Connor Jessup, Locke Key, Gabriel Rodriguez, Keyhouse, Original Content Podcast


Attention ‘First Wives Club’ fans: Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler & Diane Keaton are back together!

To anyone who has crooned “You Don’t Own Me” after a nasty breakup…or just a few margaritas…take heed! The stars of The First Wives Club are reuniting. Actresses Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton, all of whom headlined the original 1996 cult comedy, will co-star later this year in the holiday comedy Family Jewels. The film–a sort of spiritual sequel to First Wives–will see the three legends play three women, all of whom once married the same man. When he drops dead, the three, along wi...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, New York City, Lifestyle, Bette Midler, Ad Friendly, Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton, First Wives Club, Goldie Hawn Bette Midler, Family Jewels


WATCH: Bollywood’s first gay rom-com trumpets a new era in India

Bollywood, India’s answer to America’s Hollywood, has released the trailer for Be Extra Careful About Marriage (Hindi title Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan), the first-ever gay-themed romantic comedy produced in the nation. Writer/director Hitesh Kewalya describes the key innovation in the film as empathizing with gay people, rather than making fun of them “in such a way as to make it accessible, and humor seemed to be the natural choice to achieve that,” he told TV network France24. He and star Ay...
Tags: Feature, Hollywood, Entertainment, India, Lifestyle, America, Netflix, Bollywood, Ad Friendly, Ayushmann Khurrana, Bollywood India, Be Extra Careful About Marriage, Hitesh Kewalya, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan


‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ actor on bringing steamy gay romance to mainstream America

“It’s a special moment for television and for this couple to be portrayed and represented on network television because this is usually a couple that you would see on cable or streaming. It’s pretty epic. I am beyond honored to be part of it. And I think that’s why people are grasping to it and are connecting to it because they’ve never seen anything like this on their television. A lot of times you’d see a gay couple on television there’s something really dramatic and usually sad involved wi...
Tags: Television, Entertainment, Lifestyle, America, Fox, Rob Lowe, Ryan Murphy, Ad Friendly, Queerty, In Quotes, Ronen Rubinstein, 911 Lonestar


Prom Style Evolution

The hype around school dances has changed drastically over the decades. Homecoming and prom are much more extravagant now than they ever were in the past. Over-the-top “promposals” were not even common in the early 2000s. It was more of a low-key question rather than a big poster. Nowadays, girls will spend months in preparation for prom. Girls want to ensure that they will get the dress they have in mind and that no one else will have the same one. One of the biggest differences between prom to...
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90s Rock versus Contemporary Pop

Like all types of art, music is very subjective. Different people have contrasting views on what music is good to even what genre of music is good. For example, I am not a big fan of rap music. I have no problems with people who enjoy it or create it; I personally do not enjoy that style because it does not appeal to my taste. We all have our own separate opinions on what we enjoy, and these differing opinions are not just helpful but also needed. This is because these differing tastes in what i...
Tags: Jobs, Entertainment, Opinion, Vanilla Ice


Trump is mad 'Parasite' won Movie of the Year because it's from South Korea

During a rally with supporters in Colorado Springs on Thursday night, impeached US President Donald Trump got all mad that Parasite won movie of the year at the OSCARS because it's a South Korean movie and director Bong Joon-Ho is from South Korea. He wants Gone With The Wind back, he says. Not making this up. Swear. In response to Parasite winning Best Picture, he said, “Can we get 'Gone with the Wind' back, please?” Okay. Trump goes off on the Oscars for giving Best Picture to Parasite...
Tags: South Korea, Post, Movies, News, Entertainment, Colorado, Film, Weird, US, United States, Oscars, Donald Trump, Trump, Colorado Springs, Lois Beckett, Kyle Griffin


Trump mad 'Parasite' won movie of the year at Oscars, hates on South Korea + Bong Joon-Ho

During a rally with supporters in Colorado on Thursday night, impeached US President Donald Trump got all mad that Parasite won movie of the year at the OSCARS because it's a South Korean movie and director Bong Joon-Ho is from South Korea. He wants Gone With The Wind back, he says. Not making this up. Swear. In response to Parasite winning Best Picture, he said, “Can we get 'Gone with the Wind' back, please?” Okay. Trump goes off on the Oscars for giving Best Picture to Parasite because...
Tags: South Korea, Post, Movies, News, Entertainment, Colorado, Weird, US, Oscars, Donald Trump, Trump, Lois Beckett, Bong Joon-ho, Parasite, Claudia Koerner, What Did He Say Now


WATCH: Mike Taveira wears a singlet and gets slapped with a leather crop to satisfy his curiosities

Mike Taveira has been feeling very curious lately. In his new music video, the pansexual singer reveals the many layers to his complex sexuality. “Curious,” which was released yesterday, depicts Taveira in a variety of, ahem, steamy situations with drag queens, cis gay men, cis straight women, non-binary lovers, and trans women. “I never had a pansexual person to look up to,” he tells Billboard. “So I’m doing this for the people who need someone to look up to.” AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { Ad...
Tags: Entertainment, Lifestyle, Showtime, Music Video, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Rupaul, Curious, Pansexual, Monet X Change, George Todd McLachlan, Arisce Wanzer, Mike Taveira, Sonique, Shameless Taveira


Maluma addresses gay rumors head on

Colombian sensation Maluma has responded to public speculation around his sexuality, calling those who spread rumors he’s gay “stupid.” The 26-year-old “Corazón” singer was participating in a fan Q&A on Instagram when the topic was brought up. “People are stupid, aren’t they?” he said. “Yes, that is, how can they say I’m gay?” AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); View this post on Instagram ...
Tags: Music, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Madonna, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Ricky Martin, Gay Rumors, Maluma, Reportero Rosa @reporterorosa, Ricky Martin Maluma


Jeremy Irons apologizes for past remarks, calls marriage equality a “human right”

Irons in ‘Watchmen’ Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons delivered a powerful address to the media, clarifying and apologizing for past remarks in which he criticized same-sex marriage, abortion and sexism. The comments came at the kickoff of the Berlin International Film Festival, where Irons serves as president of the jury. With several films in competition this year dealing with issues like women’s rights, abortion and homophobia, and with Irons’s past comments resurfacing, the Watchmen star f...
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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ announces MAJOR change for ‘All Stars’

Drag Race All Stars has a new home… again! In 2017 the Drag Race franchise made a big leap from LOGO to VH1, and now All Stars is packing up its wigs for another move, this time to VH1 sister channel Showtime. Season 5 of All Stars will premiere June 5 on the L Word and Homeland network, though it’s not clear if any structural changes will accompany the move (except no commercials!). AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); Related: It’s official! Meet the ...
Tags: Entertainment, Lifestyle, Showtime, Vh1, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Dragaholic, Drag Race, Rupaul, All Stars, Showtime Networks Inc, SHOWTIME Season, Jana Winograde, Drag Race All Stars


What to Watch: Love after death, galactic swashbuckling and a dark queer comedy

After Forever 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 Stream: The Clone Wars: Season 7 Suffering from Mandalorian withdrawal? Still angry over the hot mess that was Rise of Skywalker? Yeah, us too. Luckily, the Star Wa...
Tags: Amazon, Feature, Entertainment, Disney, Lifestyle, Netflix, Brian, Republic, David Lynch, Jason, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Anakin Skywalker, McGowan, Carrie, Skywalker


HOW TO CONVERT A BETTING BONUS INTO CASH

In the game of online betting, many surprises exist. You get a free bonus to bet on your favorite casino games and sports to win cash. You study the game, and then you make your stake. What next? You win a lot of cash even while traveling. When this happens, you feel great and looks like a real winner. You made money out of nothing. But how do you convert a betting bonus into real cash in your gaming account? Step 1: Open an account on an online betting site To get the best sign-up bonus betting...
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Same-sex ballroom champions dance at London’s Pink Jukebox

Check out this clip of the ballroom dance competition
Tags: Feature, London, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Dance, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Gaycities Link, Ballroom, Pink Jukebox


Netflix acquires Adam McKay’s asteroid comedy ‘Don’t Look Up’, Jennifer Lawrence will star

Netflix announced today that it has acquired “Don’t Look Up,” a comedy written and directed by Adam McKay, with Jennifer Lawrence attached to star. The story sounds like a funhouse reflection of one of today’s other headlines, focusing on two “low-level astronomers” who try to warn the world about the dangers of an asteroid that’s approaching Earth. Netflix has an aggressive timeline in place, with shooting scheduled to start in April, followed by a planned release later this year. While McKa...
Tags: Jennifer Lawrence, Media, Entertainment, Tech, Netflix, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Holmes, Adam Mckay, Don, Lawrence, Ferrell, McKay, John Carreyrou, Jen Lawrence McKay, Earth Netflix