Frameline, LGBTQ Film Fest in SF Scripted Features: So Many Standouts

by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev So many movies, so little time. In preparing for Frameline, the 42nd annual San Francisco LGBTQ film festival, I spent a lot of time watching documentaries and less time on narrative features. Hoping to catch up, this article showcases some narrative features I’ve seen plus highlights for those that likely […] Click to read more »

Leave Your Heart in SF and Stay Across the Bay on the Sunny Side of the Bay at Oakland’s Executive Inn & Suites

Everyone knows San Francisco is one expensive city to live in and to stay due to it’s scenic beauty and charm, high tech advancements, diversity, culture and history, but with BART, Lyft and Uber readily available, travelers can stay just east of the fabulous city for a fraction of the cost, plenty of space and […] Click to read more »

“Reefer” has the Stuff Musical Spoofs are Made Of by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev

It’s rare when the words “satire,” “spoof” and “parody” all can apply to one piece of work. They all mean something slightly different but have some commonalities and aren’t always used interchangeably. The musical parody “Reefer Madness” is one such show. It’s a satirical retelling of the 1930s propaganda film of the same name that […] Click to read more »

“Priscilla” Still Tasty in Regional SF Production

by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev The latest production by Theatre Rhinoceros is a bold choice. But since the theatre company is celebrating its 40 year anniversary and is still the longest running LGBT theatre in the world, some times bold can be beautiful. Their latest production, “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert,” has a cult following […] Click to read more »

Women’s Month Is Enhanced By SF Premiere of Tony Nominated “Eclipsed”

By Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev Just in time for Women’s History Month, the Tony nominated female driven “Eclipsed” has come to the new Curran Theatre with guns a-blazing. The first Broadway production with an all black female cast, writer and director, “Eclipsed” is a story of five women bound by circumstances during the Second Liberian […] Click to read more »

SF’s A.C.T. Premieres Powerful Production of “Spendid Suns”

by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev The American Conservatory Theater has beat filmmakers to the punch in bringing to life Khaled Hosseini’s second novel as the stage production debuted in San Francisco and plays through Feb. 26 A follow-up to his “The Kite Runner,” Hosseini’s “A Thousand Splendid Suns” is more of a focus of a […] Click to read more »

Hard to Enjoy “Silence!” When You Laugh So Hard

by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev San Francisco’s talent has been bringing us the best of theatre and the current production of “Silence! The Musical” is no exception. Having seen the Off-Broadway version TWICE, I held at bay any preconceived notions I had wondering if the local production can top the amazing work by Jenn Harris […] Click to read more »

LA’s Tom Goss Shares His Love of SF in New Video

By Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev You don’t know that you know Tom Goss. If you see him on the street, you might think he’s the cutie you chatted with last night on Grindr. Or the sexy bartender who listened to you last night with his sympathetic eyes. But you do know Goss. He’s a gay […] Click to read more »

SF Drag “Golden Girls” Embrace Spirit of Christmas Past

by Kevin M. Thomas @ReelKev A “replacement actor” is a term used a lot in theatre. Obviously, the little girl from “Annie” can only play that part for so long so when she moves on, another girl assumes the role. It happens in television too mostly due to scheduling conflicts or health reasons, most notably […] 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 »