Monday, March 13, 2023

LGBTQ Gen Z Road Trip Comedy EGGHEAD & TWINKIE Treks to the UK for International Premiere


CanBeDone Films and Orange Cat Films are proud to present 
Egghead & Twinkie, writer/director Sarah Kambe Holland's deeply personal coming-of-age comedy about the joys and pains of coming out of the closet. Egghead & Twinkie debuts 16 March at BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival.

Made by and for Gen Z, Egghead & Twinkie stars Sabrina Jie-A-Fa as the titular Twinkie (The Corrupt Half) and Louis Tomeo as Egghead (Every Witch Way, 9-1-1), with a strong supporting cast including Asahi Hirano (Saintly, Save Me a Dance), Ayden Lee (social media personality @actually.ayden), J. Scott Browning (The Right Stuff, I Am Frankie), Kelley Mauro (A Christmas Karen), Steven Lane (Burn Notice, Queen of the South), and Roger Greco (David Makes Man, Murder by Numbers).

Ahead of the release of the film, Holland shared her thoughts, “I came up with the idea for Egghead & Twinkie six years ago, shortly after coming out to my parents. Since then, the film has won over the hearts of thousands on TikTok, amassed an incredible cast and crew, and survived a global pandemic. While it’s been a long journey to get to this point, I am beyond excited to celebrate our international premiere at such an incredible event for LGBTQ+ cinema as BFI Flare!”

Craig Ferguson: The Fancy Rascal Tour

Comedy Works Entertainment proudly welcomes
 CRAIG FERGUSON: THE FANCY RASCAL TOUR to Boulder Theater on Friday, August 18 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $39.50 – $49.50 plus applicable fees. A limited number of VIP packages are available at point of purchase. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 17th at 10am. Tickets can be purchased online at BoulderTheater.com.

The wildly popular Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson ran on CBS for ten years and remains a cult favorite on YouTube racking up millions of views every year on fan posted bootleg clips.  

Ferguson has achieved notable success on the North American comedy circuit and has performed to sold-out theaters all across the country, including Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall. He has five widely acclaimed stand-up comedy specials: “A Wee Bit O’ Revolution” which premiere in 2009 on Comedy Central; “Does This Need to Be Said” in 2011 on EPIX and Comedy Central; “I’m Here to Help” in 2013 on Netflix, which earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album; “Just Being Honest” in 2015 on EPIX, which earned him a second Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album; and “Tickle Fight” in 2017 on Netflix and the six part stand up/docu-series “Hobo Fabulous” on Amazon in 2020. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

The Manatomy Awards recognize the past year’s naked male achievements in film and TV


In celebration of Sunday’s Academy Awards, Mr. Man proudly presents the Manatomy Awards: the only award ceremony to recognize the past year’s naked male achievements in film and TV. Often referred to as the nude Oscars, the big screen winners at this year's Manatomy Awards include Harry Styles who made his nude debut in My Policeman and “Best Butt” winner Chris Hemsworth for his nude scene in Thor: Love and Thunder.  “Best Picture” is awarded to the Hong Kong film, Apostles, and Antonio Banderas wins the coveted “Lifetime Achievement Award” for his fourteen nude roles spanning three decades.  He follows last year’s winner, Ryan Reynolds

Small screen titles once again dominate this year’s Manatomy Awards.  HBO Max wins the “Best TV Show” award for Minx.  Also, the second season of it series, The White Lotus, wins awards for its full-frontal scene starring Stefano Gianino and for one of the most talked about scenes of the year, Leo Woodall’s shocking sex scene with Tom Hollander.

Paramount Plus’s Queer as Folk wins “Best Rebooty” and Netflix takes home honors for Jackass 4.5 and Evan Peters’ strip-down scene in Dahmer.

Hulu wins multiple awards for its series, Euphoria, including “Best Nudecomer” for Henry Eikenberry’sshower scene.  Also, its series, Welcome to Chippendales, wins “Best A-List Gay Scene” for the graphic romp in bed between actors Murray Bartlett and Andrew Rannells.  This is the second year in a row that Mr. Bartlett wins the “Best Gay Scene” award.  He won last year for his scene with Lukas Gage in The White Lotus.  

Josh O’Connor, best known for playing Prince Charles in The Crown, wins “Best Full Frontal” for his scene in the independent romance film, Mothering Sunday.

Several men over 50 take home awards in 2023, including Mark Wahlberg for his nude scene in Me Time, adult film star John Strong for the independent film, Pleasure, and Morris Chestnut wins the “Best Nude Over 50” award for his role in The Best Man: The Final Chapters.

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

OUT on DVD & Digital: Like Me

Breaking Glass Pictures is proud to announce the release of the LGBTQ+ drama LIKE MEthe debut feature from writer-director Eyal Kantor. LIKE ME arrives on VOD, digital platforms including iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, and local cable & satellite providers today, and on DVD on March 21.


Tom, a high school senior, is forced by his father to find a new home in two weeks and finds himself in a demanding relationship with a fashion photographer who is older than him, while secretly being in love with his close friend Gilad. The film stars Yoav Keren, Mendi Barsheshet, Gal Amitai, and Danny Geva.


LIKE ME world premiered at the 2022 Guadalajara International Film Festival, where it played in Premio Maguey Competition, and went on to play AMOR Festival Santiago del Chile, OutSouth Queer Film Festival, Outshine Film Festival- Fort Lauderdale, and Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival.

IGLTA Selects Osaka, Japan as its 2024 Global Convention Destination

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) announced today that it has selected Osaka, Japan as the destination for its 2024 Global Convention. This will be IGLTA’s first-ever Global Convention in Asia. IGLTA is proud to partner with the Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau (OCTB) to make this historic event possible. 

 

“After a very detailed evaluation process, we are proud to recognize Osaka’s impressive bid and the leadership they have shown as an advocate for LGBTQ+ inclusion in Japan. Their commitment toward more discrimination-free spaces and travel experiences is remarkable,” said IGLTA Board Chair Felipe Cardenas. “This is truly a historic moment as Osaka becomes the first-ever IGLTA Global Convention host city in Asia–a reflection of our deep commitment to bring a more fair and inclusive travel industry to every corner of the globe.”

 

Home to the second-largest LGBTQ+ scene outside of Tokyo, Osaka is known for its welcoming locals and decadent food culture. Osaka Prefecture was the first regional-level government to implement a same-sex partnership system, for which over 500 couples have registered as of January 2023. 

 

Osaka city has also led Japan in encouraging businesses and organizations to incorporate and implement protections for LGBTQ+ individuals. In 2019, Osaka launched the LGBT Leading Company initiative, evaluating organizations on their actions, both as service providers and as employers, to ensure that all individuals can enjoy the same benefits regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. 

 

“We truly thank you for selecting Osaka as the host of the 2024 IGLTA Global Convention. Osaka actively works to develop into a city even more welcoming of all travelers, and we were the first destination in Japan to develop strategies specifically in LGBTQ+ tourism,” said Hiroshi Mizohata, President, Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau. “Osaka has a long history of being the gathering place for people, ideas, and goods from across Japan, making it well-suited to be labelled a diverse destination.” 

 

Osaka is undergoing rapid development to receive a massive influx of visitors for Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan. The theme of Expo 2025 is “Designing Future Society for Our Lives,” a philosophy that is deeply shared with IGLTA’s mission. 

 

For more information on welcoming Osaka: www.visitgayosaka.com.

Monday, March 6, 2023

2023 Oscars Facts: 95th Academy Awards By The Numbers

With 2022’s domestic box office revenue up 65% from last year and the 95
th Academy Awards just 10 days away, WalletHub today released its 2023 Oscars Facts report.

Highlights include:
  • $56.8M: Total cost of the Oscars ceremony.
     
  • $10M: Cost of the look for an A-list actress attending the Oscars.
     
  • 28%: Share of this year’s Oscar nominees who are women (lowest percentage in four years).
     
  • $24.7K: Cost of the 50,000-square-foot Oscars red carpet.
     
  • 2nd: Consecutive time in five years when the Oscars telecast will have a host (Jimmy Kimmel – marking his third time as the host).

LET'S DANCE! Mark Your Calendars for the 2023 David Bowie Convention

  

Overwhelming excitement is building for the 2023 DAVID BOWIE WORLD FAN CONVENTION on June 17-18, 2023 at New York City’s Racket (431 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011) and at the event’s heart is the glamourous Deryck Todd's BowieBall, an unmissable late night celebration of the music, style, and legacy of David Bowie. Sponsored by Polaroidthe Deryck Todd's BowieBall will be hosted by renowned Bowie performer Michael T, and features a spectacular selection of performances from acclaimed Bowie tribute Sons Of The Silent Age, special guest vocalist Ava Cherry and Bowie DJs TheMenWhoFell2Earth, so make sure you’ve got your red shoes on!

Marking the anniversaries of Let’s Dance (40th) and Aladdin Sane (50th), the night will also see a return of the "Best Dressed Bowie" competition where the Deryck Todd's BowieBall invites all attendees to showcase their brightest, boldest and most daring Bowie outfits to celebrate the innovative impact that David Bowie had on the world of fashion. Promising a weekend of stardust-spangled grandeur, performances, presentations, art installments, and panel discussions, the David Bowie World Fan Convention celebrates its second sell out in the convention’s two year history so keep your 'lectric eyes open as there's plenty more to be announced.

OUT On Demand & Digital: Lonesome

Written and directed by Craig Boreham, and starring Josh Lavery, Daniel Gabriel, Anni Finsterer, and Ian Roberts, LONESOME from Dark Star Pictures is out now on demand and digital. 


Casey, a country lad running from a small-town scandal, finds himself down and out in the big smoke of Sydney. When he meets Tib, a young city lad, struggling with his own scars of isolation, both men find something they have been missing but neither of them knows quite how to negotiate it.


Lonesome is a new feature film by Award Winning Australian director, Craig Boreham, exploring sexuality, loneliness, and isolation in a world that has never been more connected.

Hulu's "TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS" Premieres April 7


Based on the best-selling collection by Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things follows Clare (Kathryn Hahn) a floundering writer who becomes a revered advice columnist while her own life is falling apart.


When we first meet Clare, her marriage to her husband Danny is barely limping along; her teenage daughter, Rae, is pushing her away; and her once-promising writing career is non-existent. So when an old writing pal asks her to take over as the advice columnist Dear Sugar, she thinks she has no business giving anyone advice.  After reluctantly taking on the mantle of Sugar however, Clare's life unfurls in a complex fabric of memory, exploring her most pivotal moments from childhood through present day, and excavating the beauty, struggle, and humor in her unhealed wounds. Through Sugar, Clare forms a salve for her readers -  and for herself - to show us that we are not beyond rescue, that our stories can ultimately save us.  And, perhaps, bring us back home.

Atsuko Okatsuka Coming to Comedy Works Larimer Square

Comedy Works is pleased to announce that Atsuko Okatsuka will perform at Comedy Works Downtown in Larimer Square. Atsuko Okatsuka is a stand-up comedian, actor, and writer based in LA. Her debut stand-up special, The Intruder, directed by Tig Notaro, premiered on HBO, December 2022.

 

She was named one of Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch for 2022. She made her late night stand-up debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden where Vulture proclaimed she “won late-night.” She was the special correspondent on Arsenio! Live for the Netflix is a Joke Festival. Atsuko stars in the new Comedy Central animated series, Fairview, and the Paramount+ feature film, Washingtonia, from EP Stephen Colbert. She's written for Adult Swim's The Eric Andre Show and Soft Focus with Jena Friedman.

 

Atsuko’s on-screen credits include History of the World PT. IIROOM 104 and The Show Next Door with Randell Park. She was raised by her grandmother, and they created the #DropChallenge together which has amassed more than 10 million views. Her unique upbringing brings an artfully-offbeat resilient persona which is perfectly embodied in her blunt bangs and bowl cut.

 


Friday, March 3, 2023

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Out Now on DVD/Digital: The First Fallen

At the turn of 1983 in a small Brazilian town, a group of LGBTQIA+ men and women celebrate the New Year with no idea of the approaching. 

The biologist Suzano knows something terrible is disrupting his body. Uncertain of his future and desperate at the lack of information, Suzano reaches out to transsexual artist Rose and videomaker Humberto, both equally ill. Together they’ll try to survive the first wave of the AIDS epidemic.

First-Ever Season of 'Drag Race Svergie' Premieres This Saturday


Oh how Swede it is! World of Wonder is looking forward to the first ever season of “Drag Race Svergie” premiering this Saturday, March 4th at 12:30pm PT on WOW Presents Plus in the US and select territories worldwide followed by a weekly roll out every Saturday at 5pm PT.


The show will be followed by an “Untucked” episode at 5:00pm PT. 

Queer artist MATHEW V releases new single and live performance video "BIG SPENDER”

 

Today, Vancouver-hailing jazz singer Mathew V releases his glitzy rendition of Peggy Lee’s “Big Spender.” Written by Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields for the 1966 musical Sweet Charity, “Big Spender” brings a new layer of romance to Mathew’s album ‘Anything Goes’ out April 14th via 604 Records.

As one of the first songs Mathew knew he wanted on the record, his audacious take on “Big Spender'' creates space for bold attitude and booming vocals that demand attention. Of the song Mathew says, “[Big Spender] has such a level of camp and flirtation and sass which are my favorite parts of this era of music.”

He continues, “Growing up I listened almost exclusively to Shania Twain & Celine Dion. (A very patriotic Canadian household.) I found my love for melody and big vocals from these artists. I also loved Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe and Ella Fitzgerald. There was such a timeless quality to their voices that made me feel like an old time movie. I built my vibrato around their voices and I think it's a signature part of my voice today.”

In case you missed it, Mathew recently released his version of George Gershwin’s “The Man I Love.” As the most traditional arrangement on the record, Mathew’s take on Gershwin’s “The Man I Love” pushes the boundaries of conventional jazz from the queer perspective and has already garnered support from Spotify where the song was included in the New Music Friday Canada, Contemporary Blend and Sweet Jazz playlists. The single also reached #1 on the Canada iTunes Jazz Chart.

SAN ROMAN Shares Cover Of "Breathe" By Michelle Branch

Today, SAN ROMAN, the solo music project of multi-disciplinary artist Alexa San Rom├ín, shares a cover of “Breathe” by Michelle Branch. Fans can check out the new cover now HERE.

Speaking on this cover, Alexa says, “This song was a go to for middle school Alexa to listen to on the bus on the way to school. It’s a song that I hold dear in my heart and has always evoked such an emotional reaction in me… it just felt like such a no-brainer for me to do a cover of. There’s songs you grow up listening to that inspire you to create your own music and this song was a huge one for me. I want to continue recording cover songs and videos and make a series of me covering different songs with different musicians for fun!”