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Crash, cookies & Colton: The Lavender Tube on TV bad guys and good shows

Crash, cookies & Colton: The Lavender Tube on TV bad guys and good shows

By Victoria A. Brownworth

Holiday baking shows, an anti-vax soap actor's fired, a reality show hunk goes gay, and plane crash survivors share a lurid secret; all this and more in our TV column.

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By Gregg Shapiro | November 30, 2021

Robin de Jesús discusses his new more mature role in the film 'tick, tick... Boom,' plus his earlier work onstage and film in 'Rent,' 'The Boys in the Band' and 'In the Heights.'

By David-Elijah Nahmod | November 23, 2021

Oren Jacoby's documentary 'On Broadway' covers a lot of ground. The film, which celebrates Broadway's unique ability to bounce back bigger than ever after facing adversity, is now available on DVD and streaming online.


By Brian Bromberger | November 23, 2021

The Italian fashion dynasty are the stars of the new Ridley Scott film 'House of Gucci,' based on the Sara Gay Forden nonfiction book. Heralded as one of the best movies of 2021, it is decidedly not that, but more of a glitzy melodrama.

By Gregg Shapiro | November 22, 2021

Michael ('Buyer & Cellar' off-Broadway, 'Ugly Betty' costar on TV) Urie stars as Peter, the romantic lead in Netflix's entry in the gay holiday movie genre, 'Single All the Way.'


By Brian Bromberger | November 16, 2021

In part 2 of our Best AIDS films articles, we focus on films that humanized PWAs and universalized their experiences by raising awareness of how they lived, what they thought and felt, sometimes with humor and a musical song and dance.

By Brian Bromberger | November 10, 2021

This year is the 40th anniversary of the start of the AIDS pandemic. It is worth reflecting on how cinema has portrayed the disease and those afflicted with it.


By Brian Bromberger | November 9, 2021

Frameline's Fall Showcase, Nov. 11 & 12, will feature four in-person screenings at the Castro Theatre, while the San Francisco Transgender Film Festival will run online from November 11-14.

By Brandon Judell | November 8, 2021

'Mayor Pete,' a highly moving unveiling of everyone's favorite queer presidential candidate, debuts worldwide on Amazon on Nov. 12. This is the latest of the many offerings produced and/or directed by Jesse Moss.


By Victoria A. Brownworth | November 2, 2021

'Queens,' the new ABC musical drama series reunites a girl group, hunky gay Ben Aldridge plays a gay detective, the docuseries 'Tamps Baes' explores lesbian life in Florida, plus more in our TV column.

By Michael Flanagan | November 1, 2021

Although he worked as a dancer, choreographer, and shop owner, Wakefield Poole is best known for his groundbreaking feature-length gay erotic films, particularly 'Boys in the Sand.'


By David-Elijah Nahmod | October 26, 2021

A new documentary recalls the life and career of Jonathan Frid, the actor who played Barnabas Collins, a 175-year-old guilt -ridden vampire on 'Dark Shadows,' the horror-themed daytime soap opera that became enormously popular during the late 1960s.

By Victoria A. Brownworth | October 19, 2021

Halloween looms. It's time for some scares. 'American Horror Story: Double Feature,' the 'Chucky' series adaptation, 'Big Sky's thrills, 'See' gets a lesbian romance, and 'Y: The Last Man's lesbian and trans characters are part of a world without men.


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