Rumors continue to swirl about updating the popular 1980s television sitcom, The Golden Girls, making it about four gay men living together in Palm Springs, CA. The concept even has a name, Silver Foxes, and according to news reports recently had a table reading at Stan Zimmerman’s house (who was one of the show’s writers back in 1985-1986), which was photographed and posted on Instagram earlier this summer (see below).
As much as I love the idea there remain a lot of barriers to this becoming a reality, but I do love thinking about this. Who would you cast in these new roles? Here’s my thoughts:
Dorothy —–> Ian McKellan
Blanche —–> George Takei
Rose —–> Nathan Lane
Sophia —–> David Hyde Pierce
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.
Those movie tax credits continue to pay dividends locally. Starting Monday, August 7th, Amy Schumer is set to start filming in the South End for her upcoming comedy, “I Feel Pretty”. Residents have already received notices that the movie shoot will take over Tremont Street between Union Park and West Brookline Street (so if you’re driving avoid that section of Tremont). The production will also return to Boston on August 18th to film additional scenes at a store located on Union Park Street. My guess would be the new Walden Local Butcher shop that is yet to open and currently an empty space – ideal for a shoot (but that is only a guess).
“I Feel Pretty” is about a woman who starts acting extremely confident after suffering a head injury. Model Emily Ratajkowski and actress Michelle Williams, join Schumer in the movie that is expected to be released next summer.
Andy Serkis is an English actor and director probably best known as the voice of Gollum, a fictional character from The Lord of the Rings movies. Last week he happened to be on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert when the host, Stephen Colbert, asked if he would read one of Donald Trump’s recent tweets.
This could make for a great political commercial next fall. It is both hilarious and frightening. If you missed it, check out this 90-second clip.
Are you bummed that tomorrow is Monday and you’ll have to go back to work? Tomorrow The Coolidge Theater will be showing one of the best spoofs ever made (IMHO), The Princess Bride.
The Princess Bride
The Coolidge Corner Theater
Monday, July 10th at 7PM
More Info Here
“My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die!”
For those who may not be familiar with this 1980s Rob Reiner film, check out this ‘Honest Trailer’ of The Princess Bride.
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.
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.