Broadway Caliber “City of Angels” Production Is Likely SF Playhouse’s Best Work

by Kevin M. Thomas @ReelKev The San Francisco Playhouse has done the amazing. Like their current production, “City of Angels” the musical, they take us back to a time of days gone by. While “Angels” takes us back to the 1940s, the Playhouse transports us back to the early 1990s as this production is as […] Click to read more »

LA’s Outfest: AIDS-Themed “Pushing Dead” Pushes Envelope Between Comedy and Drama by Kevin M. Thomas

by Kevin M. Thomas @ReelKev Here’s a funny one for you. A struggling writer with HIV is dropped from his health plan and is unable to fill his prescriptions due to his meager income. This seemingly dark film, “Pushing Dead,” is actually also a funny comedy and was one of the best films at San […] Click to read more »

Road Trip “Retake” Likely to Be a Highlight at LA’s Outfest

By Kevin M. Thomas @ReelKev Thank goodness Tuc Watkins wasn’t available for the interview I did for the movie “Retake.” I caught up with his co-star Devon Graye as well as director/writer Nick Corporon, cinematographer/co-writer Collin Brazie and producer Sean Mandell when they were at San Francisco’s Frameline Film Festival and on their way to […] Click to read more »

“Laughter” is Clear and Present in SF Production of Noel Coward Comedy

by Kevin M. Thomas @ReelKev Noel Coward’s wit is timeless. Most of his best work was done in the 1930s. Yet his sophisticated and often subversive romps are still fresh and lively and often teeming with sexual innuendo – often blatantly gay. Such is the case of “Present Laughter,” his 1939 play that is presently […] Click to read more »

Frameline is Fabulous at 40 With Diverse LGBT Narrative Features

by Kevin M. Thomas @reelkev Frameline, the LGBT film festival, hasn’t even begun to show its age as it begins its 40th Anniversary in the Bay Area beginning June 16, 2016. While there are not enough hours in the day to see every movie in advance, but from the over 45 films I’ve seen so […] Click to read more »

A Chat with Madonna’s ‘Truth or Dare’ Dancers for their New Film, STRIKE A POSE

The year was 1990 and I was obsessed with Madonna and her Blonde Ambition tour. When her tour wrapped, many, like myself were blessed with the iconic and groundbreaking documentary, “Truth or Dare”. The film was the first of it’s kind and definitely paved the way for reality television as we know it today. I’m […] Click to read more »

The Docs of Frameline Are Excellent Mix of Historic and History Making

by Kevin M. Thomas @reelkev Documentaries at Frameline 40, San Francisco’s LGBT Film Festival, are extremely topical, making this one of the best Frameline festivals ever. While not all movies were available to screen, and due to time contraints I haven’t seen all of the options, but here’s a few highlights. “Southwest of Salem:  The […] Click to read more »

FASHION 2 FETISH Flaunts the Runway June 18 in Support of Visual Aids

FASHION 2 FETISH will present an exciting rooftop fashion show and party on Saturday, June 18th at the notorious Eagle NYC. Styled and Produced by the upcoming PULSE-ACCESSORIES, by Progressive Pulse, the event will flaunt Manskins fashion line and leather gear, by Christophe Andre in a runway experience. The looks will be featured in both […] Click to read more »

Who Partied Best: Two “Wild Party” Musicals Premiere in Bay Area by Kevin M. Thomas

The Bay Area is definitely the place for two wild parties. A story that has always been under the radar, “The Wild Party” has been part of all mediums since it started as a poem in 1928 by Joseph Moncure March. A fictionalized story of an infamous party of sex and drugs inspired by a […] Click to read more »