The Latter of ‘For Better or For Worse’ is Put to the Test in Ira Sachs Latest Film, “Love Is Strange” By Steve V. Rodriguez

  Co-Writer and Director, Ira Sachs is back a year later after his alluring, “Keep The Lights On”,  with an equally compelling film entitled, “Love is Strange, about  love in the face of life’s obstacles. Once again Sachs co-wrote the film with Mauricio Zacharias to tell a new story about the incredible strength of  love when it’s […] Click to read more »

Some Great Options of Los Angeles’ Outfest’s LGBT Film Festival by Kevin M. Thomas

Outfest, the LGBT Film Festival in Los Angeles, kicks off this weekend,  and offers a variety pack of choices. Gay and lesbian themed movies have great options in the form of features, documentaries, shorts and webisodes. While I haven’t seen all of the movies, I have seen over 30 so I can offer a bit […] Click to read more »

SF Emerging Artist is No “Pansy” by Kevin M. Thomas

Evan Johnson has come a long way.  We first met him a year ago when he was in New Conservatory Theatre Center’s “Slipping” and since then he’s gone on to play Roseanne’s mother in the drag version of the famed TV series. Now, obviously he’s been recognized for his accomplishments as he’s part of NCTC’s Emerging […] Click to read more »

“Noah’s Arc” Writer/Director Patrik-Ian Polk is back with his new film, “The Skinny”

Last Saturday FUSION, the film festival  for people of color produced by OUTFEST in Los Angels, honored Patrik-Ian Polk for his new film, “The Skinny”. The film is centered around a group of four young, black gay men and their lesbian best friend. They arrange to meet up in New York, a year after they […] Click to read more »

Proposition 8 is Dead! Or is it? By Frank Pond

Proposition 8 was declared unconstitutional (again) by a three Judge panel of the (Federal) Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  The Circuit covers California and other western States but this opinion only applies to California.  In fact, the narrowness of the holding by the Court is what makes it likely that there will be marriage equality […] Click to read more »

Playing it Straight on Broadway: Gay actors “het” it up in Musicals by Kevin M. Thomas

There’s been a lot of talk about how convincing out actor Sean Hayes is as a heterosexual in the musical revival of “Promises, Promises” as well as a little speculation on the authenticity of the work of Nathan Lane, also gay, as the head of “The Addams Family.” Whether they are gay or straight, it […] Click to read more »

Invite yourself to New York’s “Big Gay Italian Wedding” by Kevin M. Thomas

I was expecting less from “My Big Gay Italian Wedding” with that knock-off title and obvious cashing in on lead actor Reichen Lehmkuhl fifteen minutes of fame as he is better known as an “Amazing Race” winner and former boyfriend of Lance Bass. But you know, if Lehmkuhl’s name will get the people to the […] Click to read more »

“The Legendary Project” is El Museo Del Barrio’s First Ever Gay Pride Celebration in NYC!

El Museo del Barrio presents its first-ever NYC Gay Pride celebration event, The Legendary Project, a staged modern dance performance by contemporary choreographer and director, Ferdinand De Jesus, based on the spoken word/music collaborations of Nuyorican poet, Emanuel Xavier and producer El David. Through dance and movement, The Legendary Project celebrates our very own Latino […] Click to read more »

Some “Boys” Are Actually Men: A Closer Look at the NCTC’s Latest Musical by Kevin M. Thomas

We sat down with two of the cast member of “Boys will be Boys,” making its San Francisco debut May 21 at the New Conservatory Theatre Center and were surprised how one of the boys is actually a man. Price Troche Jr., who definitely can be a boy, and Brian J. Patterson, who is most […] Click to read more »

“La Mission” Pays Tribute to the Mission District in SF While Grappling with the Machismo Male

Written and Directed by Peter Bratt and starring Peter’s brother, Benjamin Bratt, “La Mission” tells the  story of Che Rivera, a MUNI bus driver, former inmate and recovering alcoholic, who builds low rider cars. Che loves his son, Jes, an academic achiever he has raised on his own. Then he finds out Jes is gay, […] Click to read more »