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Andra Day in 'The United States v. Billie Holiday'

Andra Day in 'The United States v. Billie Holiday'

By Cornelius Washington

The queer, Black classic that everyone in the LGBTQ community deserves is here. 'The United States v. Billie Holiday,' as a film, is an indictment, instructional guide and spiritual love letter rolled into one.

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By Victoria A. Brownworth | April 6, 2021

It is hard to narrow the discourse to just a handful of TV shows over so many years and hundreds of columns, but here are some of the LGBTQ stories that spurred controversy or altered the landscape.

By David-Elijah Nahmod | March 30, 2021

From the beginning, the Bay Area Reporter has covered celebrities, both Broadway and Hollywood stars. many have indeed sat down with us for a chat. There are many such examples in the B.A.R. archives.


By Victoria A. Brownworth | March 23, 2021

Our TV columnist discusses the news coverage of the wave of anti-Asian hate crimes, Sharon Osbourne's alleged racist statement on and off-set of 'The Talk,' and Chris Meloni's return to the 'Law & Order' franchise.

By Brian Bromberger | March 23, 2021

There's an unintended poignancy to 'Pretend It's A City,' the new limited-series documentary on Netflix, showcasing author, public speaker, and humorist Fran Lebowitz. Filmed in 2019, it portrays a vibrant Manhattan chock full of people.


By David-Elijah Nahmod | March 23, 2021

It appears that countertenor John Holiday can sing just about anything. From his TV splash on 'The Voice' to a Vivaldi concert, to the operatic "Summertime" from 'Porgy and Bess.'

By Cornelius Washington | March 16, 2021

Singer-songwriter Aretha Franklin's life and career is dramatized in National Geographic's five-part series, which also serves as a testament to Franklin's talent and determination amid decades of civil rights inroads for Black culture and women in music.


By Victoria A. Brownworth | March 9, 2021

The multi-award-winning 'Pose' will end after Season 3; 'For All Mankind' features a lesbian astronaut; 'Clarice' quotes Audre Lorde; news media's taken to task for under-reporting the murder of trans women.

By Gregg Shapiro | March 9, 2021

In 'Call Me Kat,' her first sitcom following the end of the long-running 'Big Bang Theory,' Mayim Bialik plays Kat, the single and sassy owner of a Louisville cat café, with costars Cheyenne Jackson, Leslie Jordan and several cats.


By Victoria A. Brownworth | February 23, 2021

'Soul of a Nation' explores Black stories, 'It's a Sin' sears with '80s UK gay and AIDS stories, plus 'Tell Me Your Secrets' and 'Men in Kilts' tempt your television time.

By Victoria A. Brownworth | February 9, 2021

Queen Latifah's terrific in 'The Equalizer,' 'Clarice' brings back "The Silence of the Lambs" character, and the late Christopher Plummer is remembered.


By Cornelius Washington | February 2, 2021

'Whitney & Bobbi Kristina: Didn't We Almost Have It All?' delves into more of the personal, human side of the legendary music icon Whitney Houston, her interpersonal relationships and the consequences of poor choices.

By Victoria A. Brownworth | January 26, 2021

GLAAD's report on LGBT representation on TV shows isn't great news, but some show's new seasons bring us a bi Batwoman, Zoey's singing gay pals and Dan Levy hosting 'SNL.'


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