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Margaret Cho: comic actress on her TV/film triple play

Margaret Cho: comic actress on her TV/film triple play

By Gregg Shapiro

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.

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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 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.


By Victoria A. Brownworth | May 3, 2022

Spring has totally sprung! May is a good month to get outside and do outside-y things. But then you come home and watch TV, right? Catch up with a gay romance on 'Legacies,' the end of 'Batwoman,' and rightwing hissy fits over queer-inclusive commercials.

By Gregg Shapiro | April 24, 2022

Gary Janetti is a gay writer (and TV show producer) who is well aware of the benefits of laughter, as shown in his new book of essays, 'Start Without Me: (I'll Be There in a Minute).'


By Victoria A. Brownworth | April 19, 2022

'The First Lady' features a trio of stars, Tucker Carlson's bizarrely homoerotic trailer, 'Law & Order: Organized Crime's lesbian cop played by Danielle Moné Truitt, plus more gossip and upcoming shows of note are all in this week's TV column.

By Jim Provenzano | April 4, 2022

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited, currently showing at the Contemporary Jewish Museum through August 14, brings joy and visual delight to fans of all ages.


By Victoria A. Brownworth | April 3, 2022

It's only been a week, but as freshly-out gay comic Jerrod Carmichael said in hosting 'SNL,' it feels like we've been discussing "It," i.e. Will Smith's onstage assault on Chris Rook, since high school. Our TV columnist covers the mired aftermath.

By Victoria A. Brownworth | March 22, 2022

Brittney Griner's detainment in Russia, trans swimmer Lia Thomas, plus funny pirates, Toni Collette in 'Pieces of Her,' 'Star Trek: Picard's potential women affair, and the gay teen romance 'Heartstoppers' are all must-see TV.


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