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Kelsey Grammer For Gay Marriage

This clip is actually a promo for the upcoming Kelsey Grammer movie Swing Vote, which also stars Kevin Costner, Nathan Lane, and Dennis Hopper. I suppose some of you will be offended by the nelly gay guys. Shrug.

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The Gay Karate Kid

About to make the rounds of film festivals is The Sensei, a movie about a gay kid who learns karate in order to mete out vengeance on the homophobes who’ve been beating him up. Kenneth In The 212 has more on the movie.

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Laurel Hester Story Wins Oscar

Freeheld: The Laurel Hester Story, which chronicles the fight of a terminally ill New Jersey woman to leave her pension benefits to her lesbian partner, won the Oscar for Best Short Documentary tonight. Filmmakers Cynthia Wade and Vanessa Roth accepted by saying, “It was Laurel Hester’s dying wish was that her fight against discrimination would benefit all same-sex couples across ...

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No Such Thing As Bad Publicity

Audiences of Cloverfield are literally being made sick by the movie. “Cloverfield” is the first adrenaline-pumping monster hit of the year, bringing in more than $40 million dollars on its opening weekend. The thriller is told from the point of view of five young New Yorkers using their handheld camera. But for some viewers, being “part” of the movie is ...

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Actor Heath Ledger Found Dead

Actor Heath Ledger, 28, was found dead in his New York City apartment today. His body was found in his Soho home by a housekeeper at 3:30pm. According to police, pills were found near the body. Suicide or overdose is suspected. Ledger won raves in 2005 for his portrayal of a closeted cowboy in Brokeback Mountain, for which he earned ...

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Nominated: The Laurel Hester Story

Among today’s Oscar nominees is Freeheld: The Laurel Hester Story, nominated for Best Short Documentary. Laurel Hester was the Ocean County, New Jersey cop who upon her diagnosis with terminal lung cancer in 2005, battled the authorities to have her police pension assigned to her partner after her death. After a long, ugly fight with county officials, Hester finally won ...

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Oscar Noms Are In

Here are this year’s Oscar nominations: Best Picture: Atonement, Juno, Michael Clayton, No Country For Old Men, There Will Be Blood. Best Actor: George Clooney (Michael Clayton), Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will Be Blood), Johnny Depp (Sweeney Todd), Tommy Lee Jones (In the Valley of Elah), Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises). Best Actress: Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth: The Golden Age), Julie Christie (Away ...

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Castro To Get ’70s Makeover
For Harvey Milk Biopic

This is totally worth a trip to San Francisco. From Matthew S. Bajko in the Bay Area Reporter: The Castro is set to receive a makeover next month – Hollywood style – as the creative team behind the biopic on the life of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man elected to office in the U.S., recasts the gay neighborhood ...

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Hollywood: No Mo’ Homo

According to Entertainment Weekly, the huge success of Brokeback Mountain has surprisingly failed to interest Hollywood in making more gay-themed films. Brokeback was more than a movie. It was a phenomenon that commanded the cultural conversation for months, from Jay Leno to YouTube to the cover of The New Yorker. More important, it proved that straight audiences would snap up ...

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Pefectly Cromulent

Spiderpig, Spiderpig Does whatever A Spiderpig doesCan he swingFrom a webNo he can’tHe’s a pigLook ouuuuutHe is a Spiderpig Last night, with Squishees and KrustyO’s in hand, Dr. Jeff and I attended the midnight screening of The Simpsons. On the walk home from the City Cinema on 86th Street (strongly disrecommended by the way) Dr. Jeff threatened me with physical ...

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Hairspray: Biggest Musical Opening Ever

Hairspray opened big this weekend with $27.8M in ticket sales, making it the biggest opening weekend ever for a musical. With ticket prices adjusted for inflation, Hairspray edged out Best Little Whorehouse In Texas and Grease for the record. The original Hairspray only grossed $6.7M over its entire run. Unbelievably, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Lousy was #1 this ...

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I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Lousy

The reviews for I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, which opens today, are scathing. In his 1-star review, NY Post critic Kyle Smith says, “If there were a Straight Lack-of-Pride Parade, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry could be the grand marshal. The movie isn’t insulting to homosexuals but to comedy. As a hetero, I’m so embarrassed, I’m ...

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Defying Gaiety

Documentary filmmaker Bill Hussung says the world will be “shocked” to see the Broadway stars and dancers that appear in his upcoming film, Gay No More, which follows about 20 performers who belong to a Life Ministry support group that meets twice weekly in “underground locations.” Hussung: “It’s an ex-gay movement with the core belief that you are gay because ...

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Get Away From The Ads, You Bitch!

Argh! I hate the current vogue for reshooting famous scenes from movies with the original actors reciting advertising copy. I must therefore register my extremely anguished reaction to the new DirectTV spot that uses Signourney Weaver’s iconic Caterpillar fight scene from Aliens, my favorite sci-fi movie. No, no, NO! Stop that right now, Signourney! What are we gonna do now, ...

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HomoQuotable- Molly McKay

“We are optimistic and hope this will shed some light on this issue and not have a potential cheap laugh and negative impact on couples fighting for their lives right now. It does have radical impact on same-sex couples and their families.” – Marriage Equality director Molly McKay, speaking about I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, a film opening ...

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A Hotter Potter

Tonight my buddy Captain Steve plus-one’d me for a screening of Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix at the Time-Warner screening room above Columbus Circle. The movie was much less gory than the last installment in the series, but it was also darker, more brooding, with much less humor than has been evident in the last four films. Harry ...

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Thank You, Come Again

A dozen 7-Elevens around the country have been made over into Kwik-E marts in a promotion for the Simpsons movie. For the next week you can buy some of the products that previously only existed on the show. I’m going to have to run down to the Times Square 7-Eleven to get me a Squishee and a box of Krusty-O’s ...

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Hairspray Boycott Gains Visibility

In a story picked up by today’s NY Daily News, Washington Blade editor Kevin Naff is joining the chorus of critics calling for a boycott of the new movie version of John Water’s Hairspray, charging that star John Travolta’s faith, Scientology, is homophobic. I haven’t mentioned the boycott previously, because I didn’t think much would come of it, but the ...

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Queersighted On Gay Cinema

AOL’s Queersighted is running a neat promotion: How were gays portrayed in classic Hollywood? Find out this month when Turner Classic Movies airs 44 films covering six decades of gay pride and prejudice in cinema. Starting with Algie the Miner from 1912, the series takes viewers through the film eras of Pre-Code, Classic Hollywood, Code-Busters and ends up in the ...

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RuPaul’s Starrbooty

Yesterday I attended a screening of RuPaul’s new movie Starrbooty, which makes its debut at NYC’s NewFest film festival this Saturday. Produced by RuPaul and directed by Mike Ruiz (above right), Starrbooty follows the title character, the world’s leading supermodel and secret agent, as she goes undercover as a Meatpacking District hooker to find her adopted niece Cornisha who has ...

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