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Too Gay For Theaters?

Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor’s latest movie, I Love You, Phillip Morris, appears to be headed direct-to-video, despite getting a generally positive reception at recent film festivals. Micheal Musto speculates that a particular sex scene may have film buyers squeamish, after receiving this message from one marketer: “The scene is not shocking in the sense that any body parts are ...

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Kill Bill In One Minute

(Tipped by JMG reader Ohio Bill)

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Friendly Voices – Paul Rudd

“I always thought I’d be a really good gay guy. I love American Idol. I watch Antiques Roadshow like crazy. Guys like Oscar Wilde, Stephen Fry, Elton John — they’re all very bright, with a razor-sharp wit. David Sedaris — who’s funnier than David Sedaris? The Saturday Night Live that I hosted was such a gay-heavy show. But it didn’t ...

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They Won’t Go Down Without A Bite

The poster for an upcoming movie titled Lesbian Vampire Killers has been banned from London’s transit system because the title “might offend lesbians.” Really? Oh! And because linking sexuality and violence is inappropriate for children. Whew. I think. Confused!

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GLAAD Counts The Oscar Kisses

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2009 Oscar Winners – Sean Penn And Dustin Lance Black Win For Milk

Sean Penn scored an upset tonight taking Best Actor for Milk. He also probably exploded a few million wingnut craniums with his acceptance speech. HEH. The highlight for me, however, was screenwriter Dustin Lance Black’s eloquent message to the gay youth of America. Best Original ScreenplayDustin Lance Black – Milk!!!!!Best ActressKate Winslet – The ReaderBest ActorSean Penn – Milk!!!!! Best ...

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The Trilogy Meter

From Dan Meth, who notes that some of the franchises went on for more than three episodes, but that “none were meant to.” I’d say I agree with most of the meters, although I thought the second Jurassic Park was OK. (Tipped by JMG reader April)

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2009 GLAAD Media Award Nominees

GLAAD has announced the 2009 Media Award Nominees. Here’s a few of the categories. OUTSTANDING FILM – WIDE RELEASEBrideshead Revisited (Miramax Films)Milk (Focus Features)Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (Columbia Pictures)RocknRolla (Warner Bros. Pictures)Vicky Cristina Barcelona (The Weinstein Company) OUTSTANDING FILM – LIMITED RELEASEThe Edge of Heaven (Strand Releasing)Noah’s Arc: Jumping the Broom (New Open Door Productions)Save Me (First Run Features)Shelter ...

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Afternoon View- Bootleggers

The DVD bootleggers are all over the Union Square subway station today. If you embiggen, you’ll notice that they have everything currently playing the theaters, including Milk. $5 each, no returns. I imagine that taking their picture is a good way to get stabbed, so I snapped this shot from the safety of the upper level.

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On Hulu: The Times Of Harvey Milk

Towleroad tips us that the Oscar-winning documentary The Times Of Harvey Milk is up on Hulu. So here it is.

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Eartha Kitt, 81

Eartha Kitt, the bawdy, sexy, sultry performer whose name will forever live in the pantheon of gay icons, died today at 81. Actress and “Santa Baby” singer Eartha Kitt has died. Kitt, 81, died Thursday in New York City, her publicist confirmed to CNN, after being treated there for colon cancer. Her daughter Kitt Shapiro was by her side. Known ...

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Asking And Telling

Former submarine captain Steve Clark Hall is making a documentary about gay and lesbian graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy. One captain in the Marine Corps had to sign the confining orders to send a lesbian to jail, but was so disturbed that the next day the officer, who was also gay, submitted his resignation papers. Another man, from the ...

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Milk Money

Gus Van Zant’s Milk tripled its run to over 300 theaters this weekend, landing the film at #9 in the national box office top ten. Weekend Gross: $2,636,000 Gross To Date: $7,630,000Last Week’s Rank: 11Weeks In Release: 3Number of Theaters: 328Theatre Avg: $8,036Percent Change: 44% The other films in the top ten are playing in 1500 – 3600 theaters, versus ...

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Golden Globes: Penn – Yes, Milk – No

The Golden Globes nominees were announced this morning. Sean Penn is the lone representative from Milk. Here are the film categories: The nominees for best drama are “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “Frost/Nixon,” “The Reader,” “Revolutionary Road” and “Slumdog Millionaire.” The nominees for best comedy or musical are “Burn After Reading,” “Happy-Go-Lucky,” “In Bruges,” “Mamma Mia!” and “Vicky Christina ...

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Top Honors From New York Film Critics Circle: Milk, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin

This is the second major prize for Milk this week and first of what I predict will be many for Sean Penn. “Milk,” Gus Van Sant’s movie about gay rights leader Harvey Milk starring Sean Penn, has been named best film by the New York Film Critics Circle. Penn was also chosen as best actor by the critics, who announced ...

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No Boycott: Queer Lounge To Return To Utah’s Sundance Film Festival

GLAAD will again sponsor the Queer Lounge at next month’s Sundance Film Festival. Despite calls for a Utah boycott, the Queer Lounge will return to Park City in January for the Sundance Film Festival. Noting their displeasure with the LDS Church for its efforts to ban same-sex marriage, leaders with lounge sponsor Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation say the ...

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Milk Wins Kramer Prize

Milk has won its first award. Sean Penn’s film biography “Milk” is receiving the Producers Guild of America’s Stanley Kramer Award, which honors pictures taking on provocative social issues. The prize, announced Monday, will be presented at the guild’s awards show Jan. 24. “Milk” stars Penn as San Francisco politician Harvey Milk, who in 1977 won a seat on the ...

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Milk Opens Big

The opening weekend grosses for Milk are very, very good. Gus Van Sant’s “Milk” scored a huge Thanksgiving opening, according to initial estimates from Rentrak early this afternoon. The Focus Features release, a biopic of gay rights activist Harvey Milk, grossed $1,381,484 on just 36 screens over the three-day weekend, for a $38,375 average. This ranks as the highest opening ...

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NYTimes: Milk Is A Marvel

Milk gets a fantastic review from A.O. Scott in today’s NYTimes. An excerpt: That power lies in its uncanny balancing of nuance and scale, its ability to be about nearly everything — love, death, politics, sex, modernity — without losing sight of the intimate particulars of its story. Harvey Milk was an intriguing, inspiring figure. “Milk” is a marvel. Last ...

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The People’s Premiere Of Milk

Last night at the Castro Theater I attended the “People’s Premiere” of Milk, the Harvey Milk biopic by Gus Van Zant that opens nationwide on November 26th, the day before the 30th anniversary of Milk’s assassination. My longtime buddy Robert Cameron is the VP of Brand Marketing for Levi Strauss, the presenting sponsor of this premiere, and he was kind ...

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