“No White Shoes After Labor Day…!”

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So said Beverly Sutphin – actress Kathleen Turner – in John Waters’ 1994 comedy/satire “Serial Mom”.

The lady perpetrating the fashion faux-pas is played by Patty Hearst.  (If you don’t know who Patty Hearst is and what happened in 1974 – just do an internet search for “Patty Hearst SLA” and you’ll get the gist.)

For more info about Serial Mom on rottentomatoes.com

The unofficial fashion rule can be traced back more than 100 years to some snobby millionaires.

 

These days anyone can wear white anytime.     

mentalfloss.com: Why Can’t You Wear White After Labor Day? | Mental Floss

 

 

 

 

10 Must-See Gaytainments to Look Forward to in 2018

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Bohemian Rhapsody on Fox December 2018

 

Now that 2017 has come to a close, our wilting Christmas trees have moved to the curb, and everyone resolves to get into shape for the coming year (see how long that lasts), the time has come to look ahead at 2018 and all things queer in the entertainment world.

These movies and television shows stand out from the pack, some for featuring queer talent …

queerty.com: 10 must-see gaytainments to look forward to in 2018

Amy Schumer and Anna Wintour Swap Lives | Vogue

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Published on Jun 16, 2016
It’s not easy being the Editor in Chief of Vogue, or, for that matter, a world renowned comedian. Or is it? Anna Wintour and Amy Schumer make the trade—find out who prevails in the ultimate career swap.

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Everybody Smoked…..

As if by the light of a match, the country started smoking cigarettes.  Advertising for them was everywhere, sponsoring radio and television programs, featuring celebrities and movie stars (and a future POTUS).  Quotes from Doctors were not uncommon.

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Rock Hudson, Ronald Reagan, John Wayne, Paul Newman, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Catherine Deneuve, Sophia Loren, James Dean, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford and countless others.

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Actress Catherine Deneuve

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Henry Fonda reportedly joked that he’d known Bette Davis for over 30 years and he had the cigarette burns to prove it.

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Joan Crawford Smoking

Valerian Official Movie Site | Now Playing

Spectacular visuals – check out the website.  I wanna go see the movie now.

VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS is the visually spectacular new adventure film from Luc Besson, the legendary director of The Professional, The Fifth Element and Lucy, based on the ground-breaking comic book series which inspired a generation of artists, writers and filmmakers.

VALERIANMOVIE.COM: Valerian Official Movie Site | Now Playing

Valerian Movie - July 2017

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David Bowie

So many years pass yet similarities are obvious.   Was David Bowie being clever, leaving behind a message for us?    Or was it his goodbye to Thomas Jerome Newton?

1976 and 2016

Some who’ve followed Bowie over the course of his career deliberate about what meaning or message he was sending.   Such mystery sparks imaginative conversations and thought provoking speculation as to the message he was sending, if any.

In its retrospective assessment, history may explain the what’s and why’s and analyze why we’ve been drawn to his music and creativity.    In the meantime, myself and countless others continue to enjoy his music and other creative accomplishments.

Only When I Laugh

A classic from 1981 with Marsha Mason in the role of Broadway actress Georgia Hines and Kristy McNichol as her estranged daughter Polly.  Neal Simon wrote the screenplay based on his play “The Gingerbread Lady”.

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James Coco as Jimmy Perrino, Joan Hackett as Toby Landau and Marsha Mason as Georgia Hines

James Coco as her “gay” friend Jimmy Perrino and Joan Hackett as youth-obsessed Toby Landau are great in their supporting roles.  It’s funny, it’s manic, it’s sad and it’s one of those movies I’ve come back to over and over again.

Trailer from dailymotion.com

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From Wikipedia.org

Only When I Laugh is a 1981 American comedy-drama film based on Neil Simon’s play The Gingerbread Lady.  The story is about an alcoholic Broadway actress who tries to stay sober while dealing with the problems of her teenage daughter and her friends: an overly vain woman who fears the loss of her looks and a gay actor relegated to small roles in third-rate shows.

Simon changed the main character’s name to Georgia Hines for the film adaptation; the character was named Evy Meara in the stage version. The main character went from being a cabaret singer to a Broadway stage actress.  The film, written by Simon and directed by Glenn Jordan, stars Marsha Mason, Joan Hackett, James Coco and Kristy McNichol. 

It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Marsha Mason), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (James Coco), and Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Joan Hackett).   

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‘Alien’ Horror: 9 Terrifying Extraterrestrials from the ‘Alien’ Movies

From facehuggers to chestbursters, here are the creepiest creatures from the “Alien” movies.   via Space.com

Space.com:  ‘Alien’ Horror: 9 Terrifying Extraterrestrials from the ‘Alien’ Movies

10 cool things about the Amy Schumer-Goldie Hawn comedy “Snatched” / Queerty

Fans of Amy Schumer have been thirsty for more of her brand of humor since …

Source: 10 cool things about the Amy Schumer-Goldie Hawn comedy “Snatched” / Queerty

 

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The Hunger – 1983

May 3,1983 Roger Ebert said in his movie review “”The Hunger” is an agonizingly bad vampire movie, circling around an exquisitely effective sex scene.”   Hilarious!

I saw the movie in 1983, and many, many times since.   Atmosphere and mood.

See the vid clips……

Published on Sep 23, 2016
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