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Chad Allen Retires from Acting

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Actor, Producer, Activist, bids his fans farewell as he moves on to a new phase in his career.

With over 60 acting credits and 30 years of acting  to his name, Allen has truly made a mark in Hollywood. Today, the 40-year old tells us that he has come to a crossroad that is leading him down a different path. As Allen closes the door on acting, he will head off on a new adventure.

In typical Chad Allen fashion, he made a final farewell video for his fans wherein he gave special thanks to all those who have supported his work, his charities and his career.  And, because he is just this kind of guy, he also made special recognition of his number one fan and webmaster, Ken Clark, who ran his website for a decade.  At Chad’s request, the website will end in June.

Actor and friend Gary Lane talks to Chad today, HERE.

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Is James Franco GAY?

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Wouldn’t it be great if James Franco and his cute brother Dave Franco were BOTH GAY?

James Franco does  flirt  with sexuality and gayness, that’s  for sure!  With three films slated for this spring—True Story, I Am Michael, and Wim Wenders’s Everything Will Be Fine—James Franco continues to be the busiest man in show business. Actor, director, producer, writer, poet, professor, social media maven, and cultural provocateur, he also continues to challenge us by challenging himself about preconceived concepts of sexuality and how they fit contextually into his art. So it was no surprise when he accepted this challenge to sit down with himself to discuss his life together.

In an interview with DOT 429, the straight James Franco interviews the gay James Franco…..

GayJames: But inevitably people will think that you’re gay; they will think that you’re in Milk, and Howl, and The Broken Tower, and Interior. Leather Bar because you are actually gay. That all these projects are ways of playing gay hide-and-seek.

StriaghtJames: These are all works of art, and art is free; art is its own realm. Of course, they can be read through a biographical lens and, of course, through something like Interior. Leather Bar uses my persona to talk about some of these very issues, but they are still works of art and not exactly nonfictional statements about who I am.

GayJames: Is this interview a nonfictional statement about who you are?

READ THE REST  AT  DOT429!

 

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PRIDE The Series Online Now

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A brand new controversial web series hits the digital scene!

PRIDE: The Series reflects real life experiences not only in the LGBTQ community, but also with an honest approach to the average person’s search for identity in New York City.

 

In an effort to expose good vs. evil in a society focused on discrimination, PRIDE: The series explores the reality of living with difficult circumstances. Painted with sex, drugs, heartache, and multicultural characters, this web series aims to prove that even the most diverse people can face similar battles, creating quite a bond.

For a glimpse into the life of PRIDE, check out the trailer:http://www.pridetheseries.com/trailer/.

(6 chapters out now!)

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I AM MICHAEL – New Coming Out Film

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PHOTO: James Franco is teasing the Sundance premiere of his new film by teasing co-stars Zachary Quinto and twink cutie Charlie Carver in a steamy hot shirtless pic of them sucking face and going at it.

 

Perhaps the most controversial movie at this year’s Sundance Film Festival is I Am Michael, which stars James Franco as Michael Glatze, the prominent gay rights activist who became a Christian, turned against his old allies, and declared that he was no longer gay.

 A remarkably even-handed account of outspoken gay-rights journalist Michael Glatze’s 180-degree identity reversal, which shocked friends and admirers after he found religion, rejected his queer “lifestyle” and became a Christian pastor.

While admirable in its seeming impartiality, Justin Kelly’s hot-potato directorial debut won’t be seen by many beyond the arthouse and festival circuit, but it will nevertheless rile viewers and provoke discussion on all sides, simply because it cuts to the heart of the self-doubt, fear and prejudice associated with modern homosexuality.

Kelly clearly wants to be as fair as possible to the facts, which found their way to him via executive producer Gus Van Sant. The “Milk” director had read a story in the New York Times called “My Ex-Gay Friend,” written by Benoit Denizet-Lewis, one of Glatze’s former colleagues at XY magazine. The world is full of stories of young people who have gone through anti-gay conversion (or “reparative”) therapy, though Glatze’s case is unique in that he had been a vocal activist for gay teens, serving as managing editor of XY as a means of reaching other confused young men who might otherwise be depressed or suicidal without positive gay imagery and role models.

(Read more at Variety)

Zachary Quinto stars opposite Franco as Bennett, Glatze’s longtime boyfriend. SLATE  asked the openly gay actor (who was joined for the interview by producer Neal Dodson) whether he’d had an opportunity to meet Glatze and his ex-boyfriend, and why he wanted to make a movie about the controversial figure.

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Gay Actor, Activist, Comedian Taylor Negron Passes

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I saw Taylor Negron back in the 80’s  once perform stand up comedy at a small gay festival. And followed his career over the years on TV and film, and was so excited to see his career grow and flourish.

Negron who played Rodney Dangerfield’s future son-in-law Julio in “Easy Money”, the villainous Milo in “The Last Boy Scout” and Chevy Chase’s traveling companion Fausto in “Nothing But Trouble”, among many other movie roles including the classic Fast Times At Ridgemont High also appeared on over 40 shows of all sorts from “Seinfeld” to “That’s So Raven”. An a accomplished painter as well,  Negron started his performing career as a supermarket clown. A go go boy and Lucille Ball’s assistant.

Cousin Chuck Negron, the former lead singer for 1970s band Three Dog Night, announced his death.

“I want to inform you that my cousin Taylor Negron just passed away,” he said in a YouTube video posted Saturday. “His mother, his brother, Alex, and my brother, Rene, and his wife … were all there with him. May he rest in peace.”

He was remembered by so many this week…Billy Crystal,  Dane Cook  and Ben Stiller  were just a few to send out messages of their condolences.

He was only 57 and had battled cancer for the last several years.

A bright light – gone too soon.

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Gay Movie News – PRIDE

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THIS IS  A  MUST SEE MOVIE!   I am pretty good on my gay history, but this is a story I had never heard!

PRIDE is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families.

Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.

 

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WHAT I FIND STRANGE  is

The cover for the U.S. DVD release of the movie Pride has removed all mention of homosexuality, reports Pink News.

The original text described the main characters in the movie as a ‘London-based group of gay and lesbian activists.’ This has been changed to ‘London-based activists.’

The U.S. description states: “PRIDE is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It’s the summer of 1984 and much of blue-collar Great Britain is on strike. For one tiny Welsh village, the strike brings unexpected visitors – a group of London-based activists who decide to raise money to support strikers’ families and want to make their donations in person …”

The original description said: “PRIDE is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person …”

Don’t really understand why they doing this……

 

THE DIRECTOR   SAYS ….”I think someone in the marketing department in the US used their marketing judgement to try to remove any barrier to the widest possible audience,” he went on.  (makes sense).

“It’s clumsily done but I understand it and it’s a valid instinct,” he continued, describing “the nature of marketing” as “over-simplification [and] reductive.”

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Gay Movie News – STUDlebrity

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STUDlebrity

is  a new phenomenon. You have seen them on Facebook – and in underwear ads. HOT guys who are famous because of their handsome looks and sexy buff bodies.

Today there seems to be a new Social Celebrity every time we go online. We are inundated with guys famous for… well we don’t really know what. But they have over 10,000 followers on Twitter and when they post a carefully posed shirtless shot on Instagram they have an army of followers giving it an enthusiastic thumbs-up.
His handsome face and sculpted physique have helped pave the way to a charmed life – or at least that’s the only part he’ll ever reveal on his social network.

He’s pretty. He knows it. And he wants to share every moment of his pretty life with you.

Charlie David,  a Canadian actor, writer, director and producer, best known for the male lead in the LGBT horror series Dante’s Cove. He has also worked as a TV host on a number of shows like F.Y.E!, SpyTV, Bump! and Crash Test Mommy.

He is co-owner, alongside Derek James and Linda Carter of Border2Border Entertainment, a production house of film and television projects. His newest project is STUDlebrity.

He tells  QUEERTY:  “I was noticing a huge influx of attractive young guys with tens and hundreds of thousands of followers (earned or purchased) on platforms like Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook. Many of them didn’t have an obvious skill, trade or perspective they were trying to promote or share with the world. From a superficial glance it appeared they were simply gaining a following from posting a bunch of photos or videos in various states of undress. I wanted to dig a little deeper and find out what was motivating their actions and if perhaps there was some depth behind the apparent vanity. “

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Get a sneak peak NOW  HERE

Rent oit or own it now

WATCH HERE on VIMEO: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/studlebrity
iTunes: http://bit.ly/1FKxJQ5
Amazon: http://amzn.com/B00PBGOY3M

 

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Go Go Boy Interrupted

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What does a full time go go boy do, when it’s time to move on from the business?

After taking a cold hard look at what his  life had become,  go go boy  Danny Carter,   decides to hang-up his booty shorts (he gets fired!), retire from the go-go world and try to make a brighter, more stable future for himself. But where does he go?  He is longer in his twenties, and has no real job skills….

“The concept for “Go-Go Boy Interrupted” was born from my time as a go-go dancer while I pursued my BFA in Acting from USC (both experiences were major letdowns in terms of “real world skills”). ”  explains  Jimmy  Fowlie. “But I was fascinated with the Go-Go scene: the larger than life drag queens to the out of control 19 year old party boys, there was so much comedy potential.”

Jimmie Fowlie is behind this funny show!  @jimmyfowlie (writer/ Danny Carter) has been involved in television and internet comedies such as HBO’s The Comeback, The Joe Schmo Show, CollegeHumor Originals, and Jimmy Kimmel Live!. He recently wrote on the punch up for the ABC Family television pilot Phys Ed. His theater credits include the premiere of the comedy “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson”, the 2014 CBS Diversity Sketch Showcase and currently he can be seen performing live sketch and improv at The Groundlings, UCB, and Second City LA. He is an alum of the Sunday Company at The Groundlings theater where he teaches improv.

8 episodes in all –  super funny  show  I am sure YOU WILL  LOVE!

 

see what others  are saying:

Huffington Post: Go See ‘Go-Go Boy Interrupted’ Sketch Show Created By Jimmy Fowlie

Queerty: When Is A Man Too Old To Be A Go-Go Boy?

TowelRoad: GO-GO BOY AGES OUT OF HIS CAREER, HAS TO START OVER

WeHoville: Jimmy Fowlie Injects Real Life (and Laughter) Into ‘Go Go Boy Interrupted’

 

 

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The Dark Place with Brent Corrigan

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THREE  sexy young men  star in THE DARK PLACE!  a real thriller with a beautiful setting, gorgeous actors with complicated relationships!

Breaking Glass Pictures is releasing the gay mystery-thriller The Dark Place on DVD/VOD December 2, 2014. Written and directed by Jody Wheeler, The Dark Place follows a flawed hero with an incredible gift, a witty and sexy sidekick, and a deadly mystery.

 

The Dark Place stars Blaise Embry, Timo Descamps, and Sean Paul Lockhart (adult film star Brent Corrigan).

Blaise Embry (Blaise Godbe Lipman) plays the lead and will make you melt!

 

Long estranged from his widowed mother, Keegan Dark (Embry) is blessed with the uncanny ability to remember this life in videographic detail. Returning home with his boyfriend to make amends with his mother, he’s shocked to discover she remarried. His family now includes a step-father and step-brother – and Keegan quickly surmises they are up to no good.

His investigation into their past is derailed when his mother drops into a coma, his boyfriend seemingly leaves him and the town’s sheriff targets him as the most likely culprit. With allies scarce and time running out, Keegan must fight – and use his remarkable mind — to unravel the secrets that threaten to destroy him. – It starts a little slow  but picks up and reals you in! Well worth seeing!  Great eye candy!

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GET IT ON AMAZON!  The Dark Place

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You Can’t Escape Lithuania

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SEXY Film maker gets naked!

You Can’t Escape Lithuania is a feature film about a fictional version of me, a gay filmmaker from Europe. And I’m going naked for it.

You Can’t Escape Lithuania is a feature film about a fictional version of Romas Zabarauskas, a gay filmmaker from Lithuania.

Romas helps a good friend, an actress, Indre, to escape Lithuania after she murders her mother and steals her money. Romas also takes his hot Mexican boyfriend Carlos along for the ride.

On the road, Romas gives Indre an ultimatum: if she doesn’t agree to perform in one last experimental film, he will turn her over to the police…

YCEL is a queer art film inspired by Fassbinder, Douglas Sirk and Dostoyevsky.

SOUNDS LIKE CRAZY  FUN!

And if you donate  $50, you get an autographed NAKED pic of  Romas!

 

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Upstairs Lounge Gay Mass Murder

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HEART WRENCHING NEW TRAILER: “UPSTAIRS INFERNO”: Film about gay mass murder, like you’ve never seen before 
Camina Entertainment is excited to release the second highly emotional teaser trailer for the eagerly awaited documentary, UPSTAIRS INFERNO. (https://vimeo.com/112226651)
An IndieGoGo fundraising campaign also runs through Sunday, November 23rd to help offset the incredibly expensive licensing fees for newspaper photos and newsreel footage.  (http://igg.me/at/Upstairs-Inferno-Film/x/83651)  Following November 23rd, a PayPal link will be on the film’s website to facilitate donations. (www.upstairsinferno.com)
On June 24, 1973, an arsonist set fire to a gay bar in New Orleans called the Up Stairs Lounge.  The result was the largest gay mass murder in U.S. history.  Despite the staggering historical significance, few people know about the tragedy.   Thirty-two people were killed and some bodies were never identified because their families were ashamed that the victims were gay. No one was ever charged with the crime.  The tragedy did not stop at the loss of lives.   There were also the delayed injuries:  lost jobs, fear, public ridicule and severed families.  The devastation was compounded by the homophobic reactions and utter lack of concern by the general public, government and religious leaders.  The fire permanently altered lives and was the root of many lifelong struggles.
The new trailer for UPSTAIRS INFERNO is very personal.  It brings humanity into the headlines by shining a light on the very painful effect the tragedy had on survivors, witnesses and loved ones.  It’s noteworthy to mention that it includes a heart wrenching interview of a survivor who lost her lover, Reggie Adams in the blaze.   As part of her long healing process, she legally changed her name to “Regina Adams” in honor of her “one true love”.  In addition, the trailer includes Ricky Everett and Francis Dufrene (two survivors who barely escaped the inferno), the son of one of the victims, Reverend Troy Perry, and more.
UPSTAIRS INFERNO is poised to be the most comprehensive and authoritative film on the fire.  Interviews with survivors and witnesses to the aftermath have been heart wrenching and insightful.  Some of the people we interviewed haven’t discussed the fire until now, especially on camera.  I’m thrilled to say that many granted us exclusive on-camera interviews. The documentary also features interviews with historians, experts and current leaders of the New Orleans LGBT community.  UPSTAIRS INFERNO will be the only documentary about the fire to feature these pivotal players in one place. Police reports, crime scene photographs, personal photographs, newspaper clippings and video clips from local news stations are also featured in the film.   The previous, highly publicized trailer is located at http://vimeo.com/94905654.
Because a historical film cannot exist without historical photos and footage, the licensing fees are the only things delaying the release of the film.  People can donate to UPSTAIRS INFERNO and help preserve history on film by following the link on www.upstairsinferno.com or directly at http://igg.me/at/Upstairs-Inferno-Film/x/83651
Camina’s previous documentary, “Raid of the Rainbow Lounge” recounted the widely publicized and controversial June 28, 2009 police raid of a Fort Worth, Texas gay bar that resulted in multiple arrests and serious injuries. The film, narrated by TV icon Meredith Baxter, continues to engage sold-out audiences across the country!  Over the past 15 months, the documentary has screened over 35 times, including 29 mainstream and LGBT film festivals across the United States, Mexico and Canada. The film has won several awards including 5 “Best” Film and 3 “Audience Choice” Awards.  The film also received attention from the Office of the White House, Department of Justice and a division of the U.S. State Department. (www.RaidoftheRainbowLounge.com)
UPSTAIRS INFERNO
Anticipated release: 2015
Estimated run time: 90 minutes.
Directed and produced by Robert L. Camina (“Raid of the Rainbow Lounge”)
More information is available at www.upstairsinferno.com
Twitter page: @UpstairsInferno
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The GAYS Movie

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“The Gays is a thrill, hilarious, critical, insightful and inspirational film. It is rated R and not recommended for teenagers. There is some nudity involved and very vulgar language. It’s also not recommended to heavily religious people because I don’t think they would like to hear what The Gays had said about Gabriel! Unless you want to shock your super religious grandmother…”
IndieJudge
http://www.indiejudge.com/reviews/thegays-2014-review/

VERY JOHN WATERS!   VERY  DARK!!

 

Wouldn’t it be great if your parents taught you how to hold your own in a fag-eat-fag world? Rod Gay and Bob Gay-Paris are the streetwise gay mentors you never had. Come revel in the raunchy wisdom they pass along to their two gay sons — Alex and Tommy — advice that will empower the boys to bend the world over, lube it up, and snap one off!

THE GAYS is New York-based indie writer/director T.S. Slaughter’s second feature, following the release of his darkly comic gay slasher SKULL & BONES (Ariztical Entertainment, 2009).

 

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THE GAYS taps into all our anxieties about what it means to live as though we are like everyone else. Even though the retro gay “married” couple in the film, Rod and Bob, pre-date actual married gays of today, their relationship embodies all the complexities we might now start to anticipate for our present-day selves in earnest. – says  Slaughter.

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Issues they confront include those that have plagued gays since the 60s and probably earlier: what to do about balancing the security of a monogamous relationship with the inevitable boredom that comes with unending sameness? How do you define sex and other roles without replicating stereotypes like the homemaker versus the breadwinner? How, if you have kids, do you deal with their own emerging gayness or straightness without replicating all the dysfunctionality of the compulsory-straight nuclear family of times past? How do you discuss sex with them? Should you be as prudish as folks were in times past? Or is that destructively repressive? Should you be super open? Or is that too much information? And perhaps most of all, if the kids ARE gay, how do you arm them for the rough and tumble of a “fag eat fag world”? THE GAYS tackles all these questions and more with raunchy good humor designed to make you think after the side-splitting laughter stops.

— T. S. Slaughter

TheGaysMovie.com

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Casper Andres Matthew Ludwinski KISS ME KILL ME

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While confronting his unfaithful boyfriend Dusty blacks-out. When he comes to, his boyfriend was murdered and he’s the prime suspect.

“Kiss Me, Kill Me” is an Alfred Hitchcock/Agatha Christie-style “Who-done-it” set in a little town called West Hollywood.

The fantastic film maker CASPER ANDREAS  is back again! An accomplished filmmaker who got his start in 2003 when he wrote, directed, and produced the short film “Mormor’s Visit” as well as his first feature, the romantic comedy “Slutty Summer” (in which he also stars). In the following years Casper produced and directed another five feature films (three of which he also wrote): “A Four Letter Word” (2007),”Between Love & Goodbye” (2008), “The Big Gay Musical” (2009), “Violet Tendencies” (2010), and “Going Down in LA-LA Land” (2011). Casper co-starred in the last two. Casper has collected multiple awards at film festivals around the world for each of his films.

 

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AN AMAZING CAST has been assembled  for  his new project, KISS ME, KILL ME!  Model / actor  Matthew  Ludwinski, Queer As Folk’s Gale HaroldMichael  Maize   from True Blood,  International Superstar  Willam,  and many more!

 

This movie is a passion project. Every single person both before and behind the camera is involved because we believe in it. We are a small group, with a small film, and we want to make this movie for a small amount of money.

Our risks and challenges will be enormous. Even though that is true of every film production, at every budget, the smaller the budget the greater the challenges. Actors can drop out, locations can become unavailable. Pretty much anything that can go wrong in life can go wrong while making a small movie. But our team has a lot of experience in film production and overcoming the various obstacles that will inevitably arise.

And we have passion!

We believe that passion plus experience will equal a great little movie that will, with your help, come together to truly be something special.

This is going to be a great creative adventure.

With your support, there is no challenge too great or risk to large – and KISS ME, KILL ME will then be coming soon to a theater near you!

They need  $100,000   and  are 1/3  of the way there!

VISIT KICKSTARTER  and read more! 

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Channing Tatum Steve Carroll Foxcatcher

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This looks  GREAT!   Based on a shocking true story, Channing Tatum and Steve Carell star in the upcoming film Foxcatcher. EVERYONE is talking about both Channing and Steve and their award winning performances.

It is about a wrestler (Tatum) who wants to be the best wrestler in the world and a mysterious older benefactor (Carell) who offers him his patronage.

Dave Schultz was an Olympic and world champion freestyle wrestler. While training for another Olympic bid, he was killed by a gunshot from mad athletic sponsor John Eleuthère du Pont. Four months after Dave’s murder, his brother Mark competed in UFC 9 and won. Dave Schultz is the only 1984 Olympic Champion to win the 1983 World Championships and Mark is the only 1984 Olympic Champion to win the 1985 World Championships. When Mark won another World Championship in 1987, he became the first Olympic Champion to add two additional World titles. What a story!

What begins as a mutually symbiotic relationship quickly devolves into something darker and more twisted.

Channing talks about the grueling training and how it changed him, “Look, when you’re in that kind of a movie, it doesn’t matter if you’re hurt or not,” the actor told Yahoo. “You keep moving forward. I don’t think my knees will ever be the same after that, and I still have cauliflower ear. But if I came out of the movie without it, I’d feel like I didn’t do something right.”

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Eternity – The Movie

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EXPERIENCE THE 80’S WITH
MUSICAL COMEDY
ETERNITY: THE MOVIE

 

“Note perfect…Strikes just the right chord.” – Fanboy Planet

“Seriously hard-core tongue in cheek love card to the 1980s.” – Frontiers LA

Get ready to laugh to the max for all of eternity.” – Content Magazine

With a cast of hot newcomers and veteran character actors, VFRPR and Sidecar Productions are bringing Eternity: The Movie to theater screens in all of its 80’s glory beginning October 17th in New York at the AMC Empire 25, October 24th in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Music Hall 3, with additional markets across North America to follow.

Regrettable fashion, synthesized riffs, and power ballads dominate the 1985 music scene. That’s when Todd Lucas, a young and talented musician, moves to Los Angeles in hopes of making it big. Searching for someone to share his passion for smooth R&B music, Todd meets up with BJ Fairchild, a cocky loner who is convinced his life is more glamorous than it is.

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The two musicians have big dreams but little future until their best friend, Gina Marie, gets them the break of a lifetime. Fate brings them together, love tears them apart, and their songs of heartbreak and loss redefine their genre. Todd and BJ epitomize the awkwardness of an era while becoming R&B’s most mediocre duo… Eternity.

The film features performances from a mix of rising stars such singer/actor Barrett Crake (Bruno and Earline Go To Vegas), Myko Olivier (TV’s “Castle”), acclaimed vocalist Nikki Leonti (Nikki & Rich, TV’s “Glee”) and cult favorites John Gries (Napoleon Dynamite, Real Genius, The Monster Squad), Martin Kove (The Karate Kid, TV’s “Cagney and Lacey”) and Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts (Runaway Train, Star 80, The Dark Knight), whose role as the duo’s fey store manager Frontiers LA called “worth the price of admission alone”.

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Del Shores – A Very Sordid Wedding

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Award-winning Writer/Director/Producer Del Shores (Southern Baptist Sissies, “Queer As Folk”, Blues For Willadean) has announced that his next feature film project will be A Very Sordid Wedding, a sequel to his 2001 gay cult classic film Sordid Lives. Bonnie Bedelia (“Parenthood”), Leslie Jordan (“Will & Grace”, “American Horror Story: Coven”) and Caroline Rhea (“Sabrina The Teenage Witch”) are attached to reprise their roles.  Shores’ Beard Collins Shores Productions has launched an Indiegogo fundraising campaign to assemble the project and secure investor financing.

The campaign is now live at:  http://igg.me/at/averysordidwedding

 

In 2000, Sordid Lives stormed the film festival circuit winning multiple Best Feature awards, Best Soundtrack, Best Actor and 13 Audience Awards.  In 2001, the film opened to mixed reviews, but word-of-mouth drove audiences to the film and it ran for over a year in theaters in Ft. Lauderdale, Provincetown and Dallas and still holds the record for the longest running film in Palm Springs with 96 weeks at the Camelot Theatres.  
 
The film was released on DVD in 2003, selling over 300,000 units worldwide and has just been re-released by Wolfe Video as a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack with new cast interviews.  The oft-quoted Sordid Lives has become a staple in gay culture at video bars and the now iconic characters are perennial favorites for Halloween costumes.

A Very Sordid Wedding will star many of the original actors from the Sordid Lives film and television series.  Returning alongside Bedelia, Jordan and Rhea are Newell Alexander (August: Osage County), David Steen (Django Unchained), Sarah Hunley, Rosemary Alexander, Ann Walker, David Cowgill and Kirk Geiger.

A Very Sordid Wedding picks up sixteen years after the events of the first film.  As the original film explored the journey of coming out in a small, conservative Texas town, the sequel dives into the impact of the advancement of same-sex marriage into that same community of now beloved characters.

Shores has said, “Through the years, I have been overwhelmed by the number of people who have shared how much they relate to my Sordid Lives family, and how many gay men and women used it to come out to their conservative families through the humor of the film.  I never felt, like much of the Sordid Lives fan base, that I was done with the denizens of Winters, Texas.  I’m excited for this next chapter exploring the advancement of equality to finish the story of these characters that so many people have grown to love.  The fans have begged and pleaded for it, and we are co-dependent people pleasers. So here we go.”

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Corpus Christi: Playing with Redemption on DVD

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Corpus Christi: Playing with Redemption on DVD and VOD October 14, 2014

Terrence McNally’s ”Gay Jesus Play” Inspires Feature Documentary

 

What if Jesus was gay?

 

Breaking Glass Pictures will be releasing Corpus Christi: Playing with Redemption, a feature documentary focusing on Terrence McNally’s controversial off-Broadway play “Corpus Christi,” which imagines Jesus as a gay man living in Corpus Christi, Texas.

 

The documentary follows the troupe, Terrence, and audience around the world on a 5-year journey, where voices of protest and support collide on one of the central issues facing the LGBT community: religion.

 

The play originally opened at the Manhattan Theatre Club in 1998 to intense protest and bomb threats. Terrence McNally is a four-time Tony Award winning playwright, famous for Broadway hits Ragtime, Master Class, and Love! Valour! Compassion!

 

“Playing with Redemption and the I AM Love Campaign add a new dimension to the conversation that my play continues to provoke, and I look forward to CORPUS CHRISTI starting many more conversations around the country.”  – Terrence McNally

 

Breaking Glass Pictures will release the documentary on DVD and VOD (iTunes, Comcast, Vubiquity) on October 14, 2014.

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SOMEWHERE IN BERLIN: DESIRE WILL SET YOU FREE

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YONY LEYSER is back!

Critically acclaimed director YONY LEYSER (William S. Burroughs: A Man Within) and AMARD BIRD FILMS are pleased to announce the launch of a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the completion of daring debut narrative film DESIRE WILL SET YOU FREE.

 

DESIRE explores artistic and marginalized life in Berlin with an often critical, and sometimes humorous (but never mocking) eye. The story follows the encounter between an American writer of Israeli/Palestinian descent and a Russian aspiring artist working as a hustler.

Actively exploring gender identity, sexuality, and the differences between expatriate and refugee life, the main characters travel through Berlin’s layered history and unique subcultural landscape. On their adventures they discover influences and remnants of the Weimar Republic, WWII, the Bowie years, and punk.

The film features Berlin’s queen of punk herself Nina Hagen (pictured right), electro star Peaches, Brooklyn’s Blood Orange, German sensation Rummelsnuff, rapper Sookee, Jochen Arbeit of Einstürzende Neubauten and Wolfgang Müller, plus cast members Amber Benson (of Buffy the Vampire Slayer fame), German film legend Rosa Von Praunheim, artists Eva & Adele, photographer Miron Zownir, as well as newcomers Tim-Fabian Hoffman, Chloé Griffin and the director himself, Yony Leyser.
The script is based on Leyser’s real life experiences and evolved from conversations over the last few years while making the German capital his home:

“This film represents a world that I have been part of for the last 4 years in Berlin, and the characters are based on interesting people here who have been part of my life. Berlin is a city of refugees, a place for outcasts and artists to gather, and this film in a big way is the story we share together.”

With shooting for DESIRE now complete and the premiere scheduled for Spring 2015, Leyser, along with Amard Bird Films, is working with Kickstarter to help free the project from the financial constraints of post-production.

“Because of the edgy nature of the film, studio financing is not always the best approach. Kickstarter allows us to connect to the public directly and let them be a part of the process.” Leyser explains. “We have already achieved so much as a result of our talented cast and crew, now we just need to get over this one final hurdle.”

DESIRE has been a community collaboration since its genesis, and will continue to evolve as such with this campaign. To learn about the special rewards section and pledge your support, please visit DESIRE WILL SET YOU FREE’s Kickstarter HERE. The campaign ends on August 6th.

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The REAL Fred Phelps…..Not My Fathers Son

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CHILD ABUSE AND BRAIN WASHING. That’s the REAL PHELPS. May he NOT Rest in Peace that #**#@^%$%$#!!!

The story of Nate Phelps, son of Reverend Fred Phelps – how he overcame abuse and learned to love those whom he was taught to hate.

“Not My Father’s Son” will chronicle Nate’s story from the years of physical, emotional and mental abuse he suffered at the hands of his father from a young age through his journey toward healing to his subsequent and current fight for justice and equality for all people.

A kickstarter campaign was started to tell Nate’s story of how he escaped the claws of his evil and demented father.

Nate Phelps.com

 

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Joe Manganiello and the Male Strippers of La Bare

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MALE STRIPPERS!   Yeah  Baby!

After teasing the Slamdance crowd at its January premiere, male stripper docu La Bare has unzipped its first trailer. True Blood‘s Joe Manganiello, who played Big Dick Richie in Steven Soderbergh and Channing Tatum’s Magic Mike, directed the pic and produced with brother Nick for their 3:59 Inc shingle.

Main Street Films snapped up N.A. and China rights and set a June 27 theatrical release for the film, which goes behind the curtain at La Bare Dallas, the most popular male strip club in the world:    WATCH

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Joe  Manganiello told Vulture:

Soon after filming Magic Mike, there were the bands that had pulled their songs from the film despite the protests of their record label, the ban of our art/posters on bus stops and billboards due to it being too risqué … And then came the wait for the MPAA rating … And with that, the realization that I indeed had found something new, something fresh, something shocking to show the general public.”

“With Magic Mike, we scratched the surface, and with La Bare, I had the opportunity to plumb the depths of this strange and provocative world hidden in plain sight. Shocking, hilarious, and heartfelt, the film explores every level of the profession in three vivid dimensions.

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Upstairs Inferno Documentary Chronicles Gay Mass Murder from 1973

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Camina Entertainment is excited to release the chilling teaser trailer for the eagerly awaited documentary, UPSTAIRS INFERNO. 


 An IndieGoGo fundraising campaign was also launched today to help cover the remaining production costs. (http://igg.me/at/UpstairsInfernoFilm)


On June 24, 1973, an arsonist set fire to a gay bar in New Orleans called the Up Stairs Lounge.  The result was the largest gay mass murder in U.S. history.  Despite the staggering historical significance, few people know about the tragedy.   Thirty-two people were killed and some bodies were never identified because their families were ashamed that the victims were gay. No one was ever charged with the crime.  The tragedy did not stop at the loss of lives.   There were also the delayed injuries:  lost jobs, fear, public ridicule and severed families.  The devastation was compounded by the homophobic reactions and utter lack of concern by the general public, government and religious leaders.  The fire permanently altered lives and was the root of many lifelong struggles.


UPSTAIRS INFERNO is poised to be the most comprehensive and authoritative film on the fire.  Interviews with survivors and witnesses to the aftermath have been heart wrenching and insightful.  Some of the people we interviewed haven’t discussed the fire until now, especially on camera.  I’m thrilled to say that many granted us exclusive on-camera interviews. The documentary also features interviews with historians, experts and current leaders of the New Orleans LGBT community.  UPSTAIRS INFERNO will be the only documentary about the fire to feature these pivotal players in one place. Police reports, crime scene photographs, personal photographs, newspaper clippings and video clips from local news stations are also featured in the film.


People can donate to UPSTAIRS INFERNO and help preserve history on film by following the link on www.upstairsinferno.com or directly at http://igg.me/at/UpstairsInfernoFilm





Camina’s previous documentary, “Raid of the Rainbow Lounge” recounted the widely publicized and controversial June 28, 2009 police raid of a Fort Worth, Texas gay bar that resulted in multiple arrests and serious injuries. The film, narrated by TV icon Meredith Baxter, continues to engage sold-out audiences across the country!  Over the past 15 months, the documentary has screened over 35 times, including 29 mainstream and LGBT film festivals across the United States, Mexico and Canada. The film has won several awards including 5 “Best” Film and 3 “Audience Choice” Awards.  The film also received attention from the Office of the White House, Department of Justice and a division of the U.S. State Department. (www.RaidoftheRainbowLounge.com)
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Gay Movie News: Sean Paul Lockhart and Rob Moretti in TRUTH

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SWOON!   This movie looks sexy  and delicious!

DARK THRILLER      TRUTH

STARRING SEAN PAUL LOCKHART AND ROB MORETTI

 

Left of Center Entertainment and Border 2 Border Entertainment are excited to announce that Rob Moretti’s Truth is now available on VOD and DVD nationwide.  A suspenseful psychological thriller, Truth is headlined by producers Sean Paul Lockhart (Milk, Judas Kiss, Chillerama) and Rob Moretti (Crutch, An Affirmative Act, Snapshot).  The film also features an impressive supporting performance from Emmy® Winner Blanche Baker (16 Candles, Raw Deal, Taking Chances).  

(Sean Paul Lockhart  aka   former (?)  porn star  Brent Corrigan)
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After a chance encounter over the Internet, Caleb (Lockhart) meets and falls head over heels for Jeremy (Moretti) and soon the line between love and lies blur. Struggling to keep his past a secret, including his mentally ill mother, Caleb slowly succumbs to his darker side.  A sudden turn of events finds Jeremy held captive, until Caleb’s quest for the truth is revealed.

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Following the film’s world premiere at Philadelphia QFest, Moretti and Lockhart (who took home the festival’s Rising Star Award in 2011 for
Judas Kiss) have assembled an impressive list of screenings.  Truth has also been screened at Chicago’s Reeling Film Festival as a Love Gone Wrong centerpiece, OutonFilm Atlanta, the Homochrom Film Fest and FilmOut San Diego.  

Truth is available to rent now on iTunes, YouTube, Vimeo, Google Play, Wolfe Video, Distrify, Xbox and on most cable VOD services, including Dish and Verizon Fios.

WATCH  THE TRAILER   HERE

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