I’m not much of a fan of going to the movies, but this true story of the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and douchebag Bobby Riggs, may actually get me to go to the theater.
Emma Stone looks very believable as King and Steve Carroll appears every bit as obnoxious as Riggs who unfortunately also happens to remind me of another DB who currently lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Dome Karukoski’s stirring biopic follows the life of artist Touko Laaksonen who is best known as “Tom of Finland” from the trenches of WWII and repressive Finnish society of the 1950s through his struggle to get his work published in California, where he and his art were finally embraced amid the sexual revolution of the 1970s. Tom’s story mirrors the gay liberation movement for which his leather-clad studs served as a defiant emblem.
Tom of Finland opens in New York on October 13 and October 20 in both San Francisco and Los Angeles before expanding to select cities.
This post is for all the college students who have recently moved to Boston for the start of the academic year. Last month, AT&T started promoting their “Live Proud” campaign, which is designed to help make campus life better for LGBT students. Three students will be selected and receive $2,500 grant to execute their proposal, $10,000 scholarship, new tablet or smartphone and a trip to Washington, D.C.
Note: the the submission deadline is fast approaching, September 22, 2017.
Contest Terms: The scholarship contest must be resident aliens living in the US, be at least 18 years old and enrolled in an accredited US college or university at time of entry through the spring 2018 academic term. For more details about the contest rules and entry form visit, att.com/liveproud.
Saturday’s annual White Party in Provincetown was masterfully captured by David Cox from Droning Provincetown.
More about Droning Provincetown here.
This past Spring Boston’s LGBTQ Film Festival a.k.a. Wicked Queer, showcased the Portuguese film, The Ornithologist. The film returns to the Boston area and will play at The Brattle Theatre starting Friday, Sept. 1st.
You can purchase your tickets from the Brattle online, here.
ABOUT THE ORNITHOLOGIST: Director João Pedro Rodrigues reimagines the myth of Saint Anthony of Padua as a modern-day parable of sexual and spiritual transcendence. On a bird-watching expedition in the remote wilderness, Fernando (Paul Hamy) capsizes and loses his bearings. His ensuing odyssey, both intensely physical and wildly metaphysical, involves sadistic Chinese pilgrims, a deaf-mute shepherd named Jesus, pagan tribes, Amazons on horseback, and a glorious variety of feathered friends.
Friday, September 1 at 9:00 PM
Saturday, September 2 at 9:00 PM
Sunday, September 3 at 12:30 PM
Monday, September 4 at 9:00 PM
SLEAZE is hosting a Madonna tribute party on Saturday starting at 10PM at the Alley Bar in Downtown Crossing. For more information visit the FB event page.
To get you in the mood, I’ve included the first release from her Immaculate Collection album which came out in the fall of <gulp> 1990, Justify My Love.
Earlier this spring I shared a video for a forthcoming movie based on a popular gay novel Call Me By Your Name .
The new trailer which was released last week gives a glimpse to the film that is scheduled to open in theaters in November 2017. If you are unfamiliar with the book, go out and buy a copy. The story centers around Elio played by Timothée Chalamet and the American graduate student, Oliver, who moves in with Elio’s family in Italy for the summer, played by Armie Hammer.