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Julio Torres: gay writer and actor on 'Vase' value

Julio Torres: gay writer and actor on 'Vase' value

By Gregg Shapiro

Gay writer and actor Julio Torres, known for the 'Saturday Night Live' writing and deadpan stand-up style, has published a funny new children's book about a toilet plunger with hopes and dreams.

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By Victoria A. Brownworth | June 14, 2022

Let's call it, "Saving Democracy," a limited series. The January 6 Committee Hearings certainly have all the drama of a hit summer true crime/thriller series. Also, the new 'Queer as Folk,' and ABC, Hulu and other networks dive in to Pride.

By Brian Bromberger | June 7, 2022

Frameline is returning to its fullest in-person programming since its pre-pandemic 2019 festival. For its 46th incarnation from June 16-30, Frameline will be presenting 132 films including 46 feature narrative titles, 30 documentaries, and more.


By Victoria A. Brownworth | May 31, 2022

At the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, parents had to find and identify the bodies of their 8, 9, 10 and 11-year-old children; little kid bodies that had been decimated by an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle.

By Brian Bromberger | May 31, 2022

Innocent or guilty? The Michael Peterson case has been given two documentary treatments, and now a compelling dramatic mini-series starring Colin Firth and Toni Collette on HBO MAX.


By Gregg Shapiro | May 24, 2022

In the new Showtime comedy series "I Love That For You," co-created by gay writer/actor Jeremy Beiler and "Saturday Night Live" favorite Vanessa Bayer, a woman fulfills dreams of becoming a spokesperson for a home shopping show.

By photos by Steven Underhill | May 23, 2022

Fans of the wacky kids shows of the 1960s showed up at the Orinda Theatre on May 21 for the first KrofftKon, a celebration of Sid and Marty Krofft's innovative, campy and slightly trippy TV shows "HR Pufnstuf," "Lidsville," "The Banana Splits" and others.


By Jim Provenzano | May 18, 2022

It's not even June yet, but our inbox has already been flooded with a barrage of Pride-related products, movies and TV shows. Take a look at trailers for two gay movies and a new reboot of a classic series.

By Gregg Shapiro | May 17, 2022

Could there be an Emmy Award in Margaret Cho's future? In Hulu's "Fire Island," as well as on HBO Max's "The Flight Attendant," Cho's uncharacteristic restraint gives her queer characters, an admirable depth and humanity. She's also resumed stand-up gigs.


By Victoria A. Brownworth | May 17, 2022

Women take center stage in several TV dramas, from soap opera weddings to creepy killers making headlines, and passionate affairs.

By Jim Provenzano | May 17, 2022

Along with sharing details of his private life and family upbringing, Nyle DiMarco, model, actor and activist, offers some backstage gossip from his route to winning two reality show competitions. But this is more than a personal story.


By Cornelius Washington | May 10, 2022

Several months ago, MTV celebrated its 40th birthday, with no mention of the subtext of the channel: the open exploration of the use of ambisexuality as a visual and cultural hook. Let's take a queer look back at some music video highlights.

By Brian Bromberger | May 10, 2022

'Heartstopper,' the sensational British coming-of-age TV series on first love, friendship, coming out, and mental health, has become the darling of social media, with almost universal critical praise.


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