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I ll always jump at the chance to visit Boston, a place I have come to regard as my adopted city.
I m not sure if I ve ever fully explained it on this blog, but my mother works in Boston during the week and has an apartment in the South ...Continue reading
Sure, there's no denying he's a handsome young athlete.
He's one tall drink of water.
But the sporting world is filled with ...Continue reading
Of the 10 LGBT characters who live, only four get happy endings. That's four characters in 19 years. Behind the Candelabra won't be eligible for any Academy Awards due to its cable TV distribution, but it's keeping Oscar's kill-the-gays mentality alive and kicking.
Or rather, dying and haemorrhaging. Whether it's suicide, Aids (a particularly maudlin Ed Harris performance in The Hours employs both), being beaten to death, state execution, getting shot, or getting raped and then shot, LGBT characters are just not allowed the happy endings that their straight counterparts enjoy. My personal favourite comes from A Single Man, in which Colin Firth simply drops dead for no reason.
Presumably overwhelmed by sheer homosexuality, his heart can no longer keep beating. Beware, non-heterosexuals: Sudden Gay Death Syndrome can strike anywhere... James Rawson writing for the Guardian Film blog.
Vito Russo's 1981 book, The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality In The Movies - genuinely groundbreaking, seminal etc etc - ended with a "Necrology" of over 30 gay characters on film and how they died.
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The George has pulled out all the stops to make this special night one you won t forget.
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The two utterances have given a disturbing insight into his thinking.
First up, on Monday, he spoke i ...Continue reading