Taking a cue from Little Shop of Horrors, the second season of the popular horror/suspense series, The Lair, introduces us to a mysteriously murdering plant. In addition, stars Colton Ford, David Moretti, and newcomer Johnny Hazard romp with sexy vampires and werewolves. What could be gayer? Oh . . . maybe Top Design. Returns September 5 on here! (www.heretv.com).
Archive for September, 2008
It’s official. Bravo television network is now gayer than Rudy Galindo skating on pink ice at Christmastime.
The network whose programming is dominated by competing hair stylists, Kathy Griffin, and hot tranny messes has announced the contestants for the second season of its hit interior design competition series, Top Design.
This update of the 1939 film stars Meg Ryan, Debra Messing, Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Bette Midler, Candice Bergen, Carrie Fisher, Cloris Leachman, and Jada Pinkett Smith (who plays a lesbian). No word yet if Will Smith has signed on for a remake of The Boys in the Band. Opens nationwide September 12. — Preview: Nancy Ford
When a character in a film asks, “To what shall we drink?,” and is answered, “Death,” I worry that I’ve stumbled into an Ingmar Bergman revival. Written and directed by the same man who six years ago delivered the freshest romantic comedy since The Philadelphia Story (2002′s In July ), The Edge of Heaven is a long way from the desolation of Bergman’s Nordic vision.
Did it really take only 18 days?
No, it took five years. [Both laugh] But 18 shooting days. Hard to believe.
Chad Allen Lazzari and his twin sister, Charity, began their show biz careers together in local “twin contests,” while still toddlers. Charity didn’t like it much, but Chad liked it a lot. At age four, he dropped the “Lazzari” part of his name, and launched his professional career as child actor Chad Allen, appearing in a McDonald’s ad. Among his many television parts, he had recurring roles in five series, St. Elsewhere, Our House, My Two Dads, Webster, and the series that made him a teen star, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.
What happens when a group of isolated, Christian, GLBT youth go to “Gay Jesus Camp”? They discover that working to build a community that includes everyone allows each of them to begin healing, not only from their alienation from society, but also their alienation from their churches. Don’t let the sometimes-iffy production values keep you away from this celebration of the resilience of youth. • 2006. Co-directed by Kirk Marcolina and Larry Grimaldi. • Genius Products (geniusproducts.com) and Liberation Entertainment (www.liberationentertainment.com). — Review: Angel Curtis
Interesting dichotomy, two people who bear no surface similarity to each other finding common ground. “What’s that old, short, ugly mess doing with that young, lanky, gorgeous hottie?” We’ve all heard it in the bars and at the galas, usually followed by reference to the mess’ ample bank account and the hottie’s need for financial support. A jaded lot, we are. Thing is, those two opposites may in fact share something deeper than any of their detractors might ever hope to experience.
I was hanging out at O’Hare International, waiting for a delayed flight (is there any other kind?). Out of sheer boredom I said to the young woman next to me, “Your flight late, too?”
For years, epidemiologists have informed us of the disproportionate rates of HIV infection among African Americans. The population of the United States is roughly 13 percent black, yet African Americans account for 38 percent of AIDS deaths and nearly half of all HIV infections. A recently published report from the Black AIDS Institute states that two percent of adult black Americans are infected with HIV. At first blush, that might not sound like much, but the situation is dire. To put it in perspective, only four countries outside Africa have a higher prevalence than black America!