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"Bodies, Bodies, Bodies" plot-twists the knife

"Bodies, Bodies, Bodies" plot-twists the knife

"Bodies Bodies Bodies," the English-language directorial debut by Dutch filmmaker Halina Reijn, is everything and nothing that you expect it to be, with a cast of (mostly) young actors romping around a mansion during an impending hurricane.

GAPA Runway 2022 @ Herbst Theatre

GAPA Runway 2022 @ Herbst Theatre

Glamour and gallantry filled the Herbst Theatre on August 13 at the GLBTQ Asian Pacific Alliance's "Runway 2022: Harmonic Convergence," featuring numerous contestant/performers and hosts Jezebel Patel and Sir Whitney Queers.

Kodo Nishimura's 'This Monk Wears Heels'

Kodo Nishimura's 'This Monk Wears Heels'

Kodo Nishimura, who describes himself as both ancient and trendy, seems determined to upend any expectations or limits in his mission to promote Buddhist teachings while inspiring people with beauty and fashion.

'Raw! Uncut! Video!' Palm Drive's pioneering porn

'Raw! Uncut! Video!' Palm Drive's pioneering porn

For twelve years beginning in 1985, Palm Drive Video produced hundreds of video scenes featuring a variety of men engaging in a wide array of fetishized sex. The new documentary shares the kinky tale.

Mahler makeover: new-fangled recent recordings of Symphonies 2 and 4

Mahler makeover: new-fangled recent recordings of Symphonies 2 and 4

The wild world of recordings serves up two new readings of Gustav Mahler symphonies —Gabriel Feltz's of the Second, Francois-Xavier Roth's of the Fourth— guaranteed to shake loose the last cobwebs clinging to what are now the standard interpretations.

Q-Music: Female energy

Q-Music: Female energy

New music from bands with strong women lead vocalists get a listen, including Bonny Light Horseman, The Interrupters, Momma, Deerhoof and Stars.

Rough trade: Kevin Lambert's 'Querelle of Roberval'

Rough trade: Kevin Lambert's 'Querelle of Roberval'

Canadian author Kevin Lambert's second novel is a heady affair revolving around issues of domination, labor equality, sexuality, and violent exploitation at the hands of a cocksure sex-god-like man named Querelle.

King me: Drag King Contest returns to Oasis

King me: Drag King Contest returns to Oasis

All hail the kings! On Sunday, August 21, impresario Fudgie Frottage returns to Oasis with the 26th edition of the annual San Francisco Drag King Contest.

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

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

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

Help is on the Way XXVI @ Marines' Memorial Theatre

Help is on the Way XXVI @ Marines' Memorial Theatre

Broadway homages wowed the audience at the 26th Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation (REAF) Help Is On The Way concert at the Marines' Memorial Theatre on August 7, the first to be held in person since 2019.

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

"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.

A Run for More & The Art of Love: two new uncommon LGBT films

A Run for More & The Art of Love: two new uncommon LGBT films

Although they are vastly different films, both "A Run for More" and "The Art of Love" dare to venture off the beaten path, pulling back the curtain on their subject matter.

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

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

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.

George Platt Lynes' 'Daring Eye'- new biography on pioneering gay photographer

George Platt Lynes' 'Daring Eye'- new biography on pioneering gay photographer

Allen Ellenzweig's important new book, "George Platt Lynes: the Daring Eye," reveals far more about the gay photographer and his times, nearly seven decades since his untimely death.