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Big Shows: The Lavender Tube on Big Sky, Candyland, Grey's Anatomy and more

Big Shows: The Lavender Tube on Big Sky, Candyland, Grey's Anatomy and more

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Nov 18, 2020

The new ABC thriller 'Big Sky' features a trans charactcer, 'Candyland' offers sweet silliness, 'Grey's Anatomy' confronts COVID-19, and more in our television column.

French twists: Gay rights movements and dance moves in 'Proud' and 'Bare'

French twists: Gay rights movements and dance moves in 'Proud' and 'Bare'

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Nov 10, 2020

'Proud' portrays the evolution of a family over three decades, using important gay rights decisions in France as markers for significant events in the character's lives. 'Bare' documents an all-male nude dance created by Thierry Smits in 2016.

Share your joy: The Lavender Tube on upbeat shows amid downbeat times

Share your joy: The Lavender Tube on upbeat shows amid downbeat times

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Nov 3, 2020

Hugh Laurie's 'Roadkill,' Sarah Cooper's comedy ascendance, and 'The Good Doctor' get appraised by our TV columnist

Political Flix: Election films to engage and enrage

Political Flix: Election films to engage and enrage

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Nov 1, 2020

While you're waiting for the real election results, which could takes days (or longer), take a gander at some election films. From fictional to biographical, comedic and dramatic to darkly satiric, here's our Dem vs. Repub baker's dozen of movie choices.

Deafness, disasters and difference: The Lavender Tube on 'Deaf U.', 'COBRA,' and 'First Day'

Deafness, disasters and difference: The Lavender Tube on 'Deaf U.', 'COBRA,' and 'First Day'

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Oct 20, 2020

Nyle DiMarco's new show gives Gallaudet students a deaf reality show, COBRA's futuristic disaster series chills, and 'First Day' introduces a trans teenager to high school life.

Equal time: History mini-series dramatizes LGBT lives

Equal time: History mini-series dramatizes LGBT lives

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Oct 20, 2020

In honor of LGBTQ History month, HBO Max has produced a new limited four-episode docudrama series called Equal about the trailblazers and unsung heroes who fought for queer justice and equality in the pre-Stonewall era.

'Julie and the Phantoms' ghostly gay fun

'Julie and the Phantoms' ghostly gay fun

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 12, 2020

For some deliciously diverting fun, the new Netflix series Julie and the Phantoms brings a new adaptation of the popular Spanish telenovela with bouyant style. Among the cute cast are a gay drummer, and Cheyenne Jackson as a charming villain.

TV eyes: The Lavender Tube on Trump's 'Covita' act, and SNL's cringeworthy return

TV eyes: The Lavender Tube on Trump's 'Covita' act, and SNL's cringeworthy return

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Oct 6, 2020

Trump's 'Covita' balcony moment highlights a week of surreal news, and 'Saturday Night Lives's return odd parody of the presidential debate wasn't as bizarre as the real one.

The Boys in the Band: Tony nominee Robin de Jesus on his role in the new stage and film adaptations

The Boys in the Band: Tony nominee Robin de Jesus on his role in the new stage and film adaptations

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Sep 29, 2020

Robin de Jesus, who plays Emory in both the recent stage and new film adaptations of Mart Crowley's groundbreaking play, discusses portraying a joyful "flamboyant, effeminate queen."

'Angels in America' virtual performance streams Oct. 8

'Angels in America' virtual performance streams Oct. 8

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Sep 28, 2020

Seven pivotal scenes from the epic Tony and Pulitzer-winning two-part AIDS drama 'Angels in America' will stream online on October 8 as a benefit for amfAR's Fund to Fight Covid-19. Much more than a Zoom reading, look for some unusual changes.

Fashion on film: 'House of Cardin' directors P. David Ebersole & Todd Hughes

Fashion on film: 'House of Cardin' directors P. David Ebersole & Todd Hughes

  • by Cornelius Washington
  • Sep 22, 2020

The fashion documentary of 2020 is here. At 98 years old, Pierre Cardin still has the magic, as does the film about his incredible life and 70-year career, House of Cardin.

Show Timing: The Lavender Tube on the 'pand-Emmys,' Ellen and Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Show Timing: The Lavender Tube on the 'pand-Emmys,' Ellen and Ruth Bader Ginsburg

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Sep 22, 2020

The 'pand-Emmys' include 'Schitt's Creek' and 'Watchmn' sweeps, Ellen DeGeneres address her show's backstage drama, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg is remembered.

The Noël Coward Foundation's 'Marvellous Party'

The Noël Coward Foundation's 'Marvellous Party'

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Sep 20, 2020

In an online fundraiser for two nonprofits, dozens of acclaimed actors and musicians perform intimate excerpts from the gay playwright/composer/author's plays, songs, poems and essays.

B.A.R. launches memberships

B.A.R. launches memberships

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Sep 18, 2020

In a continuing effort to receive support from readers, the Bay Area Reporter has launched its membership program.