Arts & Culture :: Television

Let's Dance! The Lavender Tube on 'Spookys,' 'Revenge' and 'DWTS'
Hammer to fall: The Lavender Tube on tennis, vampires, Armie's unravelling, and CNN's shifty shift

Hammer to fall: The Lavender Tube on tennis, vampires, Armie's unravelling, and CNN's shifty shift

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Sep 6, 2022

Our intrepid TV columnist shares news about several vampire series both funny and fabled, Serena Williams's swan song in tennis, the disturbing Armie Hammer documentary, and CNN's abrupt turn to the right.

'They/Them' - conversion camp's a killer

'They/Them' - conversion camp's a killer

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Aug 23, 2022

Kevin Bacon, who began his film career in the 1980 classic slasher film 'Friday the 13th,' returns to that genre in 'They/Them,' a film he co-executive-produced that combines the horror of anti-gay conversion camps with the threat of a violent slasher.

'Dynasty' never says die: stars of the TV favorite to play Feinstein's

'Dynasty' never says die: stars of the TV favorite to play Feinstein's

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Aug 23, 2022

Three of the actors who co-starred in the lavishly lathery soap opera 'Dynasty' —Jack Coleman, John James and Gordon Thomson— have reunited for a rat pack-inspired evening of drollery and dish that they're calling "Cocktails with the Carringtons."

'A League of Their Own's home run

'A League of Their Own's home run

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Aug 23, 2022

Did "A League of Their Own" need a retelling as a series when it was seemingly perfect as a film? Yes, apparently, it did. The Amazon Prime original series is a strong and vital retelling, with a very queer update.

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 9, 2022

Voting is open for the Bay Area Reporter's readers' poll known as the Besties.

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.