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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Freak Show (2018) REVIEW – Couldn’t Be More Timely

Cultured Vultures
Freak Show (2018) REVIEW – Couldn’t Be More Timely
By Danielle Solzman
Jan 8, 2018

Freak Show is one of those films that ends up being rented on VOD platforms because studios don’t know what to do with them. In this instance, it’s IFC Films giving the film a limited theatrical platform while sending it to VOD platforms.

Trudie Styler directs the fish-out-of-water film, if there’s any way to describe it. Billy Bloom (Alex Lawther) is a gender-nonconformist whose fashion sense is on the feminine side. After his parents divorce, he stays with his mom, Muv (Bette Middler), but it reaches a point in which Billy is forced to live with his father, William (Larry Pine). It’s while he lives with his dad that he finds himself in the worst possible setting to be someone who is LGBTQ: a high school in the south. The high school may be full of bullies, but Bloom is able to make the best of it, finding friends in both Blah Blah Blah (Annasophia Robb) and Mark “Flip” Kelly (Ian Nelson). Read More

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

The ‘Freak Show’ Trailer Will Speak To Everyone Who Has Ever Dared To Disrupt Gender Norms

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The ‘Freak Show’ Trailer Will Speak To Everyone Who Has Ever Dared To Disrupt Gender Norms
ByAMY ROBERTS
4 days ago

If you can in some way identify with being a “gender obliterater,” then you need to watch the first trailer for Freak Show. Based on the eponymous novel by iconic club kid James St. James, the movie follows self-proclaimed gender-obliterating teenager Billy Bloom, as he traverses the difficulties of attending a Red State high school as a radical non-conformist. Bloom strikes up even more controversy when he decides to run for Homecoming Queen. Featuring a phenomenal cast including Laverne Cox, Abigail Breslin, Willa Fitzgerald, and Bette Midler as Bloom’s extravagant yet distant mother, Freak Show looks to be a proudly queer dramatic comedy (emphasis on the drama). And whether you’ve in some way lived this experience or know James’ work already, you will definitely recognize something vital within the trailer. Read More

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Bid To Win Tickets & Backstage Tours Of Hello Dolly, Aladdin, Kinky Boots, A Wicked Lunch, and More

Broadway World
Bid To Win Tickets & Backstage Tours Of Hello Dolly, Aladdin, Kinky Boots, A Wicked Lunch, and More
by BWW News Desk Dec. 11, 2017

What Broadway fan wouldn’t want to go see a Broadway show (perhaps Hello Dolly, Aladdin, Kinky Boots, School fo Rock, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Phantom of the Opera?) and go backstage afterward for their own personal tour!? How about having an exclusive lunch with a Broadway star? Award-winning non for profit Broadway Sings for Pride is auctioning off these perfect Broadway-themed gifts right in time for the holidays!
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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

BetteBack April 12, 1975: Bette’s Back Big Time

Emporia Gazette
Bette’s Back
By Craig Zadan
April 12, 1975

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THE CRUSH of bridge chairs forms a circle surrounding a large grand piano which is being pounded into a soulful vamp. Thirteen black gospel singers begin bellowing “Gone at Last,” a new Paul Simon song written just for the occasion, and three of the sleasiest-looking girls this side of Eighth Avenue join them in harmony. As the song builds momentum, a red-haired Lilliputian in clashing purple dance tights and brown knee-high boots skitters across the circle segueing the song into a crisp arrangement of “Higher and Higher.” Arms flailing, body gyrating, she hits the top note and the number climaxes. Read More

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Meet the greatest LGBT icons over 70 years old

Pink News
Meet the greatest LGBT icons over 70 years old
Bea Mitchell
29th September 2017, 3:20 PM

Here, however, we’re paying homage to some of our favourite gay icons (and allies) over the age of 70. (Not that you’d know they were.)

Cher

71-year-old Cher looks more glam, fit and fabulous than the majority of us ever have. More importantly, however, she’s one of the gay community’s most vocal advocates. As well as playing a lesbian in the film Silkwood, and cameoing in Will & Grace as the idol of gay character Jack McFarland, Cher supported her son Chaz Bono’s gender transition. Read More

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Well If The Enquirer Says, It Must Be True

Enquirer
By Rob Shuter
Sep 21, 2017 @ 17:01PM

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Bette Midler sure likes her privacy, and the Divine Miss M is making sure everyone close to her on the Broadway hit “Hello Dolly!” keeps mum — no matter what!

“Bette had the cast of ‘Hello, Dolly!’ sign riders that were essentially nondisclosure agreements,” a confidant confessed to The National ENQUIRER‘s Rob Shuter.

“The cast even has to get permission to post photos to Instagram or tweets from backstage.

“Lots of celebrities have these types of agreements, but no one has ever signed anything as strict as this.“The actors’ union recommended consulting a lawyer before signing.” Read More

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

TLC Talks “Waterfalls” And Bette Midler

Pride Source
TLC’s T-Boz and Chilli Talk ‘Crunk’ Queer Fans, Being Lesbian-Chased, Gay Sex Lessons and the LGBT Legacy of ‘Waterfalls
‘We Were Standing Up For Anybody That Felt Like They Didn’t Fit In.’
BY CHRIS AZZOPARDI
Originally printed 7/11/2017

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What do you remember of the LGBT community‘s response to “Waterfalls” when it first came out?

T-Boz: We did a campaign for Pfizer, and there was a new cocktail out. We did seminars and it was really cool because we let it be known that there was a new drug from this company and it could help HIV/AIDS patients. They would come up to us; they felt like we were their voice. It was such an epidemic at the time, so they just felt like we were speaking for them. Read More

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Bette Midler On Success:

Bette Midler On Success: “Success has made me more secure. I don’t fall into such deep depressions anymore. Now the things that depress me involve frustrations over things I consider injustices towards others…Anita Bryant’s anti-gay stand…the anti-abortion laws. It frustrates me when people’s freedoms are restricted because of other’s beliefs.” (Morning Star, August 23, 1977)

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

BetteBack September 4, 1974: Claude Sacha On Impersonating Bette Midler And Barbra Streisand

San Mateo Times
September 4, 1974

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The Bette Midler is barely known by most people, let alone what she does. Yet 21-year-old impersonator, Claude Sacha is making a reputation and building a promising show business career by Impersonating her flamboyant and extroverted stage manner.

“The “Divine Miss M” as she’s billed, even came to see herself in all of Sacha’s outrageous ribaldry and gave him pointers and advice on how to better put across her looks, voice and mannerisms. It was a great day. Read More

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

BetteBack December 25, 1998: What Makes A Top 10 Chick Flick?

Aiken Standard
December 25, 1998

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Not every chick flick has all these elements. In fact most of them just have a couple. But with that in mind, at least one of the following attributes must be present in order for a flick to be deemed “chick.”

Terminal illness – at least mom or an apple-cheeked daughter is dying – and they must get progressively beautiful as they do.

Failed romance – “There’s not a lot of mileage in a love story if all goes smoothly,” say NYU film prof Toby Miller. Read More

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