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Dream on: The Lavender Tube on 'The Sandman' 'Reservation Dogs ' and CPAC's political nightmares

Dream on: The Lavender Tube on 'The Sandman' 'Reservation Dogs ' and CPAC's political nightmares

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Aug 9, 2022

"Your waking world is shaped by dreams." And by nightmares. This is a premise for "The Sandman," a fabulous new dark fantasy series from Netflix. Plus, new queer TV shows and rightwing bile at CPAC.

Extra-special: Ryan O'Connell's 'Just By Looking At Him'

Extra-special: Ryan O'Connell's 'Just By Looking At Him'

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Aug 9, 2022

2022 has been a triumphant year for Ryan O'Connell. After the gay writer/actor/director/disability advocate's "Special," he costarred in the new "Queer as Folk." His funny new novel should make some critics' lists of the Top Ten Queer novels of the year.

Road to the Runway: trans models in new docu-series

Road to the Runway: trans models in new docu-series

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Aug 2, 2022

"Trans is beautiful," says Cece Asuncion in the first episode of "Road to the Runway," a six-episode documentary series premiering on HereTV August 5. Twenty trans models compete in Slay Model's annual model search.

'Uncoupled' - Neil Patrick Harris' gay series: comedy or dramedy?

'Uncoupled' - Neil Patrick Harris' gay series: comedy or dramedy?

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Aug 2, 2022

"Uncoupled" would seem fresh and relatable fodder for a contemporary gay comedy of manners. However, Michael (Neil Patrick Harris) is completely blindsided when Colin (Tuc Watkins) abruptly leaves him, making for uneven laughs.

Clips, quips and acid trips: Seth Rudetsky roasts TV variety shows at Feinstein's at the Nikko

Clips, quips and acid trips: Seth Rudetsky roasts TV variety shows at Feinstein's at the Nikko

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jul 26, 2022

Seth Rudetsky returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko on August 4 and 5 with "Seth's Big Fat '70s Variety Show" an evening that takes him back to some of his deepest roots.

Sedition Edition: The Lavender Tube on 'Flowers,' 'Grantchester' & the Jan. 6th Hearings

Sedition Edition: The Lavender Tube on 'Flowers,' 'Grantchester' & the Jan. 6th Hearings

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Jul 26, 2022

Now that the season finale of the January 6th Committee has left us in a cliffhanger, we turn to other thrillers and dramas. Here are some shows we highly recommend.

'Anything's Possible' - Billy Porter's trans teen directorial debut

'Anything's Possible' - Billy Porter's trans teen directorial debut

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jul 26, 2022

The best way to approach Billy Porter's new film, "Anything's Possible," screening on Amazon Prime, is to view it as a fantasy, of what it should be like for young Black trans women rather than the often realistic trauma scenario.

Kiss off: The Lavender Tube on summer shows

Kiss off: The Lavender Tube on summer shows

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Jul 12, 2022

'Only Murders in the Building,' 'The Lake,' 'The Summer I Turned Pretty' and 'Uncoupled' include gay and lesbian main characters; plus, two singers get called out for quotes about trans people; and a Brittney Griner update.

Movies, TV series, Podcasts, Community

Movies, TV series, Podcasts, Community

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 7, 2022

Streaming feature films, TV shows with LGBT characters, and enjoyable podcasts continue to entertain; so much that we've make an additional line-up here.

Randy Rainbow's 'Playing With Myself'

Randy Rainbow's 'Playing With Myself'

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jul 5, 2022

Randy Rainbow, comedian and singer, best known for his YouTube video spoof interviews and parodies of right-wing political figures that have become viral social media sensations with millions of views, now tells all in his new memoir.

Queer as Folk 3.0: third version of popular series gets diverse

Queer as Folk 3.0: third version of popular series gets diverse

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 28, 2022

With some reservations, we welcome back "Queer As Folk" in its third incarnation, currently on Peacock. Stephen Dunn incorporates more of the punk, badass, muddy, and sometimes venomous composition of the original British characters.

Book smart, Swift part: The Lavender Tube on Supreme evils, 'The Book of Queer' & 'Tom Swift'

Book smart, Swift part: The Lavender Tube on Supreme evils, 'The Book of Queer' & 'Tom Swift'

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Jun 28, 2022

The new CW series features a gay Black billionaire's adventures; 'The Book of Queer' blends comedy and music with LGBTQ history; drag star Vanjie's looking for love, and the Roe v. Wade overturn crashes the news.

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

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

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 21, 2022

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.

Capitol viewing: The Lavender Tube on Jan. 6 hearings, 'Queer as Folk,' & Pride shows

Capitol viewing: The Lavender Tube on Jan. 6 hearings, 'Queer as Folk,' & Pride shows

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Jun 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.