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A Review of ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’

Sadly, the late, prolific playwright August Wilson who died in 2005 never got a chance to see the movie versions of two of his plays; “Fences” from 2016 and 2020’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” (Netflix). He probably would have been particularly pleased with the performances of Viola Davis, who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for “Fences” and appears to be a shoo-in for an Oscar nod for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”

Press A, Be Gay: LGBTQ Representation in Video Games

LGBTQ History Month Retrospectives from the LGBT History Project

In the 2014 Playstation 4 game “Dragon Age: Inquisition,” Dorian is a powerful wizard who helps the main character save the world from a demon army. As the son of a powerful political family, Dorian trained in magical arts under the best instructors, and his life at first glance appears to be one of privilege.

‘It’s All Of Us Or None of Us’

Black LGBTQ Community’s Call To Action

Members of Charlotte Black Pride and representatives from nearly 40 other gay organizations gathered at Camp Northend to celebrate gay Pride with a call to action to the larger gay community — Black Lives Matter.

Taylor-Made

An Interview with Holland Taylor

According to Ryan Murphy, “Casting a television show is like casting a dinner party. It’s like, ‘Well, who do I want to sit next to for the next six months of my life?’” In the case of his new Netflix series “Hollywood,” that premiered on the streaming network on May 1, he set an amazing table, and seated his guests just so. One such guest is out actress Holland Taylor who plays no-nonsense 1940s movie studio exec Ellen Kincaid.

Coronavirus Journal Part Two

Jesse's Journal

Recently, I took a break from my COVID-19 lockdown and drove up Wilton Dr. South Florida’s queer Main Street that looked sad and forlorn, and unusually empty.

10 Questions by Vic: Featuring Kit Williamson

Actor, Filmmaker, Writer, Producer

It has been a long journey and years of perseverance for Kit Williamson to reach the pinnacle of success in Hollywood. He writes, produces and stars in Netflix’s hit show “EastSiders,” nominated for eight Emmy Awards and translated into more than 30 languages.

Funny Fortune

An Interview with Comedian Fortune Feimster

Comedian and actress Fortune Feimster is practically everywhere! Her hilarious Netflix special “Fortune Feimster: Sweet & Salty” premiered in January 2020 and is so funny you may find yourself repeatedly falling out of your seat.

Hallmark, Lifetime

The Gay Question

So, Hallmark and Lifetime, how long are we going to have to wait for that LGBTQ holiday romance movie?