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Moments after I wrote a post for LGBT for Obama about John McCain saying that he had never heard the acronym “LGBT” my friend Bil Browning of Bilerico posted this video of Margaret Cho detailing the history of the U.S. military’s planning for a “gay bomb.”
What, you may ask, is a “gay bomb?” Well, silly, it is a bomb that when dropped on the enemy would turn them into feather boa wearing, Barbra Streisand loving, Pride parade marching, mimosa sipping, finger snapping homosexuals.
I, and Margaret, kid you not. This was something that the Pentagon considered spending $7.5 million dollars to develop.
This new video from Cazwell is hilarious. The drag queen who plays Beyonce brings the fierceness and Cazwell is just down right yummy in that scruffy East Village kind of way.
Were the World Mine may be the hot new gay film that we have been waiting all year for.
In the film Timothy escapes the the narrow-minded confines of his small town high school through musical daydreams. When a teacher assigns him the role of Puck in A Midsummer’s Night Dream Timothy discovers a recipe for a purple love pansy which he uses to turn much of the town’s population gay. In the process Timothy wins the heart of the rugby playing boy of his dreams.
Too many films of late aimed at gay men have been overly formulaic with their After School Special-like earnestness and devoid of the passion and innovation that marked the New Queer Cinema of the 1990s.
Hopefully Were the World Mine marks not simply a return to that heyday of gay film, but a leap forward in telling stories about gay men that celebrate gay sexuality and our lives with intelligence, creativity and honesty.
Were the World Mine recently won the Outfest 2008 Grand Jury Award for outstanding U.S. dramatic feature.
The buzz about The Dark Knight has been incredible. That’s partially because it is Heath Ledger’s final performance and partially because the first movie was well received.
Ledger’s performance as the Joker is phenomenal, but the rest of cast including Morgan Freeman, Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Aaron Eckhart more than hold their own.
This is hands down the best film that I have seen all year. See it immediately on the biggest screen possible. You will not be disappointed.
The cool kids at JibJab strike again with this spot on clip about the current presidential election.
As an antidote to the straight-washed version of history foisted on us by traditional media and educational institutions, I present to you 10 Gay Documentaries Everyone Should See. These ten films only begin to scratch the surface of the rich and amazing history of LGBT people. Find out more at the GLBT Historical Society.
If you have other suggestions of gay documentaries that people should see, leave the titles in the comments section.
1. Before Stonewall – shows that gay history did not begin with the Stonewall Riots, but in fact existed far before it. Through the use of archival footage and interviews, the film shows vividly what life was like when gays were forced to hide their sexuality for fear of reprisals.
After yesterday’s California Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage, Ellen DeGeneres announced on her show that she and Portia de Rossi are getting married. The announcement generated a widely enthusiastic response from audience members who gave her a long and loud standing ovation.
This is such wonderful news not just because Ellen and Portia are marrying, but because of the outpouring of congratulations from the largely heterosexual audience.