Category Archives: Pop Culture

25th anniversary of The Crying Game

The current issue of OUT Magazine has a great article “Pride on the Screen” which looks back at queer cinema. One of the movies featured – a movie that was definitely ahead of its time – is the Oscar winning, The Crying Game.

For many Millennials this may not be a movie they are familiar with since it was released 25 years ago in 1992. It may seem somewhat dated now, after all the idea of terrorism rarely brings to mind Ireland and England, Catholic and Protestant, but 25 years ago the conflict was still very much a reality and more often than not what came to mind when one talked of bombings and terrorism.

Will & Grace

Today NBC released this musical promo on YouTube announcing the new season of Will & Grace. Will “Must See TV” make a comeback this fall with Will & Grace? I know I’ll be tuning in.

Sully and Denise on SNL this weekend

One of my favorite skits from last night’s SNL with Jimmy Fallon was the reprisal of his reoccurring SNL character “Sully” and the surprise guest appearance of his equally obnoxious girlfriend “Denise” played by Rachel Dratch. Despite the passage of time Sully & Denise still make me laugh.

Addicted to Netflix “The 100” and Ricky Whittle

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Actor Ricky Whittle

It finally happened. Sergio and I got bit by the Netflix bug. As amazing as it may seem to some, until recently our TV consumption was solely via Comcast, but a few weeks ago a friend got us hooked on a Netflix series called The 100

The series which initially started on The CW in March 2014 is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama loosely based on a 2013 book by the same name. The series follows a group of 100 teens who are sent back to Earth to see if it is inhabitable from “The Ark” a space station that holds survivors who fled Earth just in time to escape a nuclear war but is now failing some four generations later. Much to the surprise of “The 100” who land on Earth, they find that indeed the planet is survivable now and more surprisingly there are humans living on Earth.

English actor, Ricky Whittle, is one of those “grounders” as The 100 refer to the Earth dwellers. Needless to say, despite the occasional cheesy scene and an inconsistent story line at times, we are hooked. Actor Ricky Whittle who plays the character Lincoln is a big reason for that. Anyone else watching this series?

 

Leadership envy: Justin Trudeau

justin-trudeau-canadian-prime-ministerIt is human nature to be drawn to those we find attractive. Typically attraction will wax or wane as you learn more about an individual.

Since his election to office, I’ve found my interest and attraction in Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has continued to grow. He seems to share many of the values I admired in President Obama and miss in our current president.

For those of you who may also be developing a crush on this Prime Minister to the north, I wanted to share a recent post on Unicorn Booty of some new photos of Trudeau when he was younger – enjoy.

Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen

gay ProvidenceAnderson Cooper and Andy Cohen are coming to Providence on Saturday, April 29th for an evening of “deep talk and shallow tales” in what is promoted as an unscripted, uncensored and unforgettable night of conversation.

Tickets are currently on sale and available

George Michael dead at 53

george-michaelIt is so sad to write that it was reported earlier today that singer George Michael died at the age of 53. His publicist has said that he passed away while at home this afternoon.  Police say there were no suspicious circumstances.

George Michael had a string of infectious pop music hits that played a big part of my life. While I’ve not given him much thought recently, he holds a special place in my heart for all the memories his music has brought me over the years.