Tag Archives: camp

All-Black Steel Magnolias Announced

Lifetime has announced that they will remake Steel Magnolias with an all-black cast. Queen Latifah will take the lead role. Queen Latifah has just been added to the star-studded cast of Lifetime’s all-black remake of “Steel Magnolias.” She’ll play M’Lynn, the character portrayed by Sally Field in the 1989 feature film of the same name. Condola Rashad will play her ...

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On The Death Of Camp

With the new Broadway-themed show Smash as a jumping off point, Daniel D’Addario writes in the New York Observer: Sontag’s contention that “Camp is esoteric—something of a private code, a badge of identity even, among small urban cliques” suggests one culprit for the death of camp: The mainstream acceptance of gays—a welcome development, to say the least—seems to have come ...

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Polari Listed As Endangered Language

Polari, the inventive and colorful slang language once used by some British homosexuals, has been listed among thousands of languages headed for extinction. The slang, used as a code among some gay people when homosexuality was illegal, is on an online database created by University of Cambridge researchers. The free website has been developed by researchers at the World Oral ...

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HomoQuotable – Kevin Troughton

“For many gay men ‘straight-acting’ is highly attractive, but ‘straight’ is even more so. So if you’re looking for a description of yourself that will have the maximum appeal on your dating profile and can’t use ‘straight’, for obvious reasons, maybe ‘straight-acting’ isn’t so bad. It’s clear and descriptive, and it’s fit for purpose, providing that you can overlook the ...

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of the Karpel Group, today’s swag booty is the special Blu-Ray + DVD 15th anniversary reissue of the camp classic, Showgirls, which goes on sale today. The show is about to begin. Sex, seduction and betrayal come together in the outrageous and unforgettable camp classic Showgirls: 15th Anniversary Sinsational Edition, hitting the strip on Blu-ray June 15 from MGM ...

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The Beat Goes On

Next month MTV releases Turn The Beat Around, which from the trailer seems to be a fairly standard installment of the “dancer with a dream” flicks we’ve seen so many times. But this one has a retro disco theme, complete with a Xanadu-esque “Let’s open a DISCO!” plot. The soundtrack includes a lot of disco covers and Donna Summer’s daughter ...

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The Key To Femininity

At Wednesday’s blogging panel at the NYC LGBT Community Center, gay blogging pioneer Bradford Shellhammer happened to have a copy of 1965’s Always Ask A Man: Arlene Dahl’s Key To Femininity, a book he says he frequently seeks on Ebay to give to friends. You may remember the five-times married Dahl (who is Lorenza Lamas’ mother) from such bad ’50s ...

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