Arts & Culture :: Television

The Lavender Tube heads into August

The Lavender Tube heads into August

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Jul 30, 2019

How is it already August? As we head into summer's last languorous lap, the dictate to Netflix, Hulu and Amazon, and chill becomes ever more resonant.

Megan Rapinoe is all over the tube

Megan Rapinoe is all over the tube

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Jul 16, 2019

America now has an unofficial queer ambassador to the world in Megan Rapinoe. The co-captain of the USWNT, winner of the FIFA World Cup soccer championship and MVP of the World Cup is all over the tube, and OMG are we ever here for it.

Lavender Tube goes to the debates

Lavender Tube goes to the debates

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Jul 2, 2019

What an exciting miniseries the Democratic debates were! With 25 candidates, five of whom didn't make the cut for the stage, we expected a free-for-all for ascendancy. We were not disappointed.

Counting LGBTQ blessings for Pride Month

Counting LGBTQ blessings for Pride Month

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Jun 18, 2019

We've compiled a list of series that you can watch to make the rest of your Pride and Stonewall 50 the queerest, right from the comfort of your own home, phone and TV.

Barbary Lane beckons for a new generation

Barbary Lane beckons for a new generation

  • by David Lamble
  • Jun 4, 2019

Over nearly three-quarters of a century, North Carolina-born and -raised author Armistead Maupin has cultivated a large and loyal following as the author, screenwriter, TV and film producer of multiple versions of his award-winning "Tales of the City."

Classic LGBTQ TV for Pride 50

Classic LGBTQ TV for Pride 50

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Jun 4, 2019

Happy World Pride, dear readers. Happy 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion and Days of Rage. Happy gayness, lesbianity, biness, transness and queerness.

Civil rights history on the House floor

Civil rights history on the House floor

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • May 21, 2019

Four hours. That's how long we were riveted to CSPAN watching the debate over the Equality Act on May 17. It was an extraordinary event of historic proportions.

Being LGBTQ in a traditional context

Being LGBTQ in a traditional context

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • May 14, 2019

"All in My Family," a new documentary from Netflix, began airing on May 3 and is continually available for streaming. It deals with a culture, mainland China, not often examined in an LGBTQ context.

Navigating past 'The Red Line'

Navigating past 'The Red Line'

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • May 7, 2019

We've been thinking about CBS' new series "The Red Line" since it debuted.

The Lavender Tube reads the redactions

The Lavender Tube reads the redactions

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Apr 23, 2019

In the same week we got new brilliant Beyoncé, a new Madonna, one head-swiveling episode of "Ru Paul's Drag Race," "Pose"'s luminous Indya Moore as one of the Time 100, and the redacted Mueller Report dropped.

SFFILM FUN!

SFFILM FUN!

  • by Roberto Friedman
  • Apr 16, 2019

ALL CAPS are somehow fitting for our column about the 2019 San Francisco International Film Festival's opening night and first week.

The Lavender Tube loves Lightfoot

The Lavender Tube loves Lightfoot

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Apr 9, 2019

The best thing we saw on TV this week was Lori Lightfoot kissing her wife, Amy Eshelman. Lightfoot was elected as Chicago's first black woman and first out LGBTQ mayor in a landslide victory.

She kissed a girl!

She kissed a girl!

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Mar 26, 2019

For years we have wondered if Karen (Megan Mullally) on "Will & Grace" was really bisexual, or if that was just a trope. On the March 21 episode we discovered she is. She kissed a girl, and she liked it.

Bringing gay issues to the front burner

Bringing gay issues to the front burner

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Mar 12, 2019

We retreat into the safety of non-political TV as a break from our day job, which is writing about politics and the unending corruption, scandal, racism, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia and whatever else spews forth out of the Trump White House.