“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 »

It Feels a Bit Like Broadway in the Bay Area by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev

Theatre in the Bay Area is literally singing the sounds of Broadway. “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” may be finished on Broadway, but some of the New York cast as taken the show on the road. Darren Criss, from TV’s “Glee,” played the role towards the end of its New York run, and brings his […] Click to read more »

SF’s “Heathers” Musical Is So Tasty You’ll Want to Lick It Up By Kevin M. Thomas

Well fuck me gently with a chainsaw, as “Heathers,”  the musical based upon the 1988 cult film, is  playing in San Francisco through June 13. The satirical story of Veronica and JD who plot murders to end the cliques in high school, lead by a trio of Heathers, has made quite a journey from LA […] Click to read more »

Enjoy “Sex” In a Different City: Sitcom Goes Live and In Drag In San Francisco by Kevin M. Thomas

“Sex” is back in the city of San Francisco. The drag version of the popular TV show was a giant hit last year, having run for months at a local bar. It even attracted the attention of the show’s creator Darren Star who gave the production “thumbs up.” Due to its popularity, it’s moved from […] Click to read more »

Tranny or Drag, and Gay Male Porn by a Woman: Just a Day in the Lives of Two of SF’s “Local Legends” by Kevin M. Thomas

   What happens when you sit down with two local legends in the hopes to learn more about them and their short films in the Frameline’s 38th Annual LGBT Film Festival? Well a lot of laughs and then a whole bunch of information. Their shorts are part of a collection called “Local Legends” and screens […] Click to read more »

SF Drag “Golden Girls” Return With Guests Galore  by Kevin M. Thomas

The drag “Golden Girls” are all set to return to San Francisco’s Victoria Theatre Dec. 6th. For those who have followed them through the many venues over the past few years will have to agree that last year’s shows were the best ever. The San Francisco drag team of Heklina, Cookie Dough, Matthew Martin and Pollo Del […] Click to read more »

“Evil” and Christ come to San Francisco’s International Film Festival by Kevin M. Thomas

Film director/writer Joshua Grannell sat down with Progressive Pulse to discuss his feature film debut, “All About Evil,” which premieres at the San Francisco International Film Festival on May 1 at the Castro Theatre. Besides sharing some stories about making the movie, Grannell gives Progressive Pulse a scoop with breaking news heard here first. Sitting […] Click to read more »