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Witches, b*tches and switches: The Lavender Tube on gay reality dish, a new Anne Rice series, and the congressional sh*t-show

Witches, b*tches and switches: The Lavender Tube on gay reality dish, a new Anne Rice series, and the congressional sh*t-show

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Jan 10, 2023

Can lightning strike twice by bringing Anne Rice to the small screen? AMC hopes so as it debuts "Anne Rice's Mayfair Witches.' Also, a gay reality show's already controversial before it premieres, plus Congressional chaos.

Presents and presence: The Lavender Tube on holiday treats and 2022's best in shows

Presents and presence: The Lavender Tube on holiday treats and 2022's best in shows

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Dec 27, 2022

We love the holidays, so in addition to eight days of Chanukah, we have 12 days of Christmas, which means there's plenty of time left to watch some queer Christmas movies and make the Yuletide gay, right?

'White Lotus,' white lies: The Lavender Tube on hit series and a serial liar

'White Lotus,' white lies: The Lavender Tube on hit series and a serial liar

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Dec 13, 2022

'The White Lotus' is everyone's favorite guilty and super gay pleasure. 'Kindred' jumps time, dramatically. And 'Grey's Anatomy' writer Elisabeth Finch lied about, well, everything.

Holidays & heartache: The Lavender Tube on tragedies televised

Holidays & heartache: The Lavender Tube on tragedies televised

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Nov 29, 2022

Violent shootings and hateful comments contrast sharply with game show victories, sincere comings-out, and personal loss, in this week's TV column.

Ship, witches, drag & more: The Lavender Tube on the latest inclusive series

Ship, witches, drag & more: The Lavender Tube on the latest inclusive series

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Nov 1, 2022

The latest LGBTQ and nonbinary-inclusive TV viewing includes a new 'Jeopardy!' champ, witches and wolves, killer ducks on a cruise ship, Latina drag stars, and an unpredictable 'Patient.'

'Queer for Fear' - new docuseries tells the history of LGBT horror films

'Queer for Fear' - new docuseries tells the history of LGBT horror films

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Oct 25, 2022

As the new docuseries "Queer for Fear: The History of Queer Horror" begins, lesbian icon Lea Delaria points out that horror exists "outside of society," as do queer people. The four-part series can now be seen on Shudder.

Vincent Paterson: choreographer on making iconic moves for Madonna, Michael Jackson and many others

Vincent Paterson: choreographer on making iconic moves for Madonna, Michael Jackson and many others

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 18, 2022

While you may not recognize his name, you definitely know his work. Vincent Paterson has choreographed some of the most iconic dances for pop music in the 20th century, plus musicals, operas and more, all shared in his new memoir.

Scream, queens: The Lavender Tube on spooky shows, fictional and factional

Scream, queens: The Lavender Tube on spooky shows, fictional and factional

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Oct 18, 2022

This month, the small screen gives us some big scares. Here's a roundup of the best new shows, and a bit of scary political news.

Having a moment: The Lavender Tube on Niecy Nash-Betts, 'Shark Week,' 'Alaska Daily' and more

Having a moment: The Lavender Tube on Niecy Nash-Betts, 'Shark Week,' 'Alaska Daily' and more

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Oct 4, 2022

Niecy Nash-Betts is having a moment, starring in two very high profile series. Also this week, trans entrepreneur Braxton Fleming on 'Shark Tank,' Hillary Swank in 'Alaska Daily' and 'Law & Order's triple play.

Let's Dance! The Lavender Tube on 'Spookys,' 'Revenge' and 'DWTS'

Let's Dance! The Lavender Tube on 'Spookys,' 'Revenge' and 'DWTS'

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Sep 20, 2022

The new fall season is upon us and with it some —never enough!— queerness to keep us going through this relentless midterm election season, including 'Dancing With the Stars,' comedies 'Los Espookys,' 'Do Revenge' and more.

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.