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We're now in the back half of True Blood's seventh and final season. There's already been enough twists and turns in the first few episodes to keep even the most seasoned fan on their toes. However, tonight's episode, "Karma," gave... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at Towleroad
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Humor has always been a powerful tool for the LGBT movement, both to increase the visibility of LGBT entertainers and to call out hypocrisy and injustice. In recent years, writer-comedian Wanda Sykes has emerged as a loud, proud voice in... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Towleroad
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Check out our weekly guide to make sure you're catching the big premieres, crucial episodes and the stuff you won't admit you watch when no one's looking. — Our favorite reality-competition, Project Runway, returns Thursday at 9 p.m. on Lifetime.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Towleroad
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Ain’t no party like a True Blood party, because a True Blood party includes at least one stabbing. Break out the jungle juice, because folks in Bon Temps are getting lit. (More like Bon Turnt, amirite?) Tonight's episode lacked the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Towleroad
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Has there been a more famously flamboyant frontman than Jake Shears since Freddie Mercury? One of the lead singers of Scissor Sisters (along with Ana "Ana Matronic" Lynch), Shears' (né Jason Sellards) onstage antics and songwriting focusing on explictly gay... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2014 at Towleroad
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Check out our weekly guide to make sure you're catching the big premieres, crucial episodes and the stuff you won't admit you watch when no one's looking. — The you-know-what really hits the fan on Tuesday’s season finale of The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Towleroad
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Oh, this show. I've been pleased with how the final season of True Blood has been thinning the herd of the show's ridiculously bloated ensemble. However, after tonight's episode, I'm left a little unclear what the thrust of the remaining... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Towleroad
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Big icons come in small packages. The petite pop princess Kylie Minogue is not just a gay icon, but, according to a survey printed in The Sun, she’s the biggest gay icon of all time. You’re free to disagree, but... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2014 at Towleroad
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This week's installment of True Blood featured a lot of the things that viewers hate about the series (a bunch of random new characters, overcomplicating plot lines with Vampire politics, a stupid Civil War-era flashback), and yet it was still... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Towleroad
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MTV’s The Real World wasn’t always the alcohol-fueled neanderthal breeding program it became in later seasons. The show’s first few casts helped to not only pioneer socially-conscious reality television, but they also told some of the most ground-breaking stories about... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2014 at Towleroad
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Whether you gobbled up all the new episodes of Orange Is the New Black in one glorious binge session or you're rationing them out throughout your summer, you're in for a treat. The latest batch of episodes, streaming now on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at Towleroad
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I want to begin this week by thanking the man or woman responsible for somehow sneaking in my Eric (Alexander Skarsgård)-Jason (Ryan Kwanten) slash-fiction into the True Blood writers’ room. It made no sense and was completely unnecessary (just a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at Towleroad
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Check out our weekly guide to make sure you're catching the big premieres, crucial episodes and the stuff you won't admit you watch when no one's looking. — While that other show with the beefy werewolves has been a roller-coaster... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at Towleroad
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When actress Ellen Page made headlines coming out earlier this year, she name-dropped a few notable out celebrities, including football star Michael Sam and recent Time Magazine covergirl Laverne Cox. While those names are familiar (especially to readers of this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2014 at Towleroad
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HBO’s long-running vampire series True Blood is sort of like the little girl in that Longfellow poem: When it’s good, it’s very, very good, and when it’s bad it’s horrid. After six wildly uneven seasons, the faeries, vampires, witches, mediums,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at Towleroad
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Check out our weekly guide to make sure you're catching the big premieres, crucial episodes and the stuff you won't admit you watch when no one's looking. — Fans of the fang-banging antics unfolding in Bon Temps won’t want to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at Towleroad
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Locker rooms are a little less intimidating today, thanks in part to the courageous coming out of basketball player Jason Collins. In April 2013, the NBA free agent made headlines when he came out in an article he’d written for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2014 at Towleroad
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Check out our weekly guide to make sure you're catching the big premieres, crucial episodes and the stuff you won't admit you watch when no one's looking. — Robert De Niro honors his father in Remembering the Artist Robert De... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at Towleroad
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Make no mistake: Freddie Mercury is one of the most important fixtures in music history. As the frontman of legendary rock band Queen, Mercury’s voice is recognizable across unforgettable anthems like “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Somebody To Love,” “We Will Rock You,”... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2014 at Towleroad
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Check out our weekly guide to make sure you're catching the big premieres, crucial episodes and the stuff you won't admit you watch when no one's looking. — Clear your schedule for Friday. All the episodes of Orange Is the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at Towleroad
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He’s portrayed a repressed German teen, a Disney hero and more than one neurotic gay man. It's too early to bestow the “icon” title on Jonathan Groff, but over the last few years, he has emerged as one of the... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2014 at Towleroad
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Check out our weekly guide to make sure you're catching the big premieres, crucial episodes and the stuff you won't admit you watch when no one's looking. — Larry Kramer's powerful play gets a worthy TV-movie treatment Sunday at 9... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2014 at Towleroad
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I can't even attempt to feign objectivity when talking about Dolly Parton. She is undoubtedly an icon, a superstar and an American treasure. Beyond the sequins, hair and makeup, she's one of the most extraordinarily talented musicians of all time.... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2014 at Towleroad
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Check out our weekly guide to make sure you're catching the big premieres, crucial episodes and the stuff you won't admit you watch when no one's looking. — Here come the grooms. The marriage equality momentum hits the most successful... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2014 at Towleroad
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"Colorful" is certainly one way to describe the iconic films of openly-gay Spanish writer/director/producer Pedro Almodóvar. In a literal sense, they're vibrant, with saturated hues adding a richness to some of his best films' backdrops. But his work is also... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2014 at Towleroad
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