Actor Taron Egerton clarifies his sexuality

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Actor Taron Egerton clarified his sexuality in an interview with Radio Times after speculation swirled that he had come out.

Egerton, who appears as Elton John in the upcoming biopic “Rocketman,” had posted a photo of a man on his Instagram captioned “Cutie. My boy.” One user asked if this means Egerton had a boyfriend and Egerton liked the comment.

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Tampa, Orlando residents create expansive LGBTQ film database

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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If you can’t name over 1,000 LGBTQ-focused films, Tampa Bay’s Brandon Taylor and Orlando’s Brock Cornelius would like to change that. The business partners—via the Orlando Entertainment Group, LLC—have created GayMovieDB.com, which they describe as the most comprehensive and easily navigable internet database available for films of interest to the LGBTQ community.

Launched in June 2018, GayMovieDB seeks to detail the whole of LGBTQ representation on film and make it easily accessible for users to discover new and interesting titles. The resource highlights selections from the silver to the small screen, listing over 1,150 full-length feature films, over 50 short films, 20 television series highlighting over 70 seasons and including data on over 9,000 celebrities.

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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ becomes highest grossing LGBT film

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Bohemian Rhapsody” has secured its place as the highest grossing LGBT film ever made after raking in another $15 million in its third week of release at the box office.

Overall, the film has earned $127 million in domestic sales and an estimated $384 million worldwide, Variety reports. “Bohemian Rhapsody” has been at the top of the box office since its Nov. 2 release but was finally pushed to third place by “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” and “The Grinch.”

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Watch: Netflix releases new trailer for Jennifer Aniston film ‘Dumplin’

By : Meghan Sweeney
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What do Jennifer Aniston, Dolly Parton and Ginger Minj all have in common? They’re all apart of the new Netflix original movie “Dumplin’.”

“Dumplin'” — based on the Julie Murphy novel of the same name — follows Willowdean “Dumplin” Dickson, played by Danielle Macdonald, and her former pageant star mother Rosie, played by Jennifer Aniston.

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‘Dexter’ star Michael C. Hall says he’s ‘not all the way heterosexual’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Dexter” star Michael C. Hall got candid about his sexuality in a new interview with the Daily Beast. 

“I think there’s a spectrum. I am on it. I’m heterosexual. But if there was a percentage, I would say I was not all the way heterosexual,” Hall, 47, says.

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Greg Berlanti tapped to direct Rock Hudson biopic

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Greg Berlanti has signed on to direct a film biopic about actor Rock Hudson.

Deadline reports the story will be based on the memoir “All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson” by Mark Griffin. It tells the story of Hudson’s struggles as a closeted actor and Hollywood heartthrob of romantic comedies for Universal during the ’50s and ’60s. He died from AIDS-related complications in 1985 at the age of 59.

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Veteran actress Jessica Harper revisits classic horror movie ’Suspiria’

By : Brian T. Carney OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Actress Jessica Harper is well-known to LGBT movie fans for her appearances in classic Hollywood movies and in some classic camp movies as well.

She’s in the new version of the classic horror movie Suspiria directed by openly gay director Luca Guadagnino (“Call Me By Your Name”), but she is perhaps best known for starring in the original version of the movie, directed by Italian director Dario Argento in 1977.

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‘Boy Erased’ director wasn’t sure he was qualified to make new gay movie

By : Brian T. Carney OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Boy Erased” director Joel Edgerton was so smitten by the book the new movie is based on, he hunkered down during a vacation and started crafting the script before the movie rights had been secured.

To say it went well would be an understatement; the project quickly jelled with the kind of heat creative types know can’t be forced.

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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ dominates box office with $50 million opening weekend

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Bohemian Rhapsody” was the number one movie over the weekend bringing in an estimated $50 million in North America and $141.7 million internationally, according to CNN.

The film was expected to earn $35 million in U.S sales but the Queen biopic, which stars Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, drew in the crowds.

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‘Boy Erased’ star Lucas Hedges gets candid about his sexual fluidity

By : Mariah Cooper F THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Lucas Hedges opened up about his sexual fluidity while appearing on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” with Nicole Kidman in promotion of their new film “Boy Erased.”

In September, the 21-year-old actor told Vulture that from childhood he always saw his sexuality on a spectrum.

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Rami Malek goes viral for declining to record a video for a fan

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Rami Malek, who stars as Freddie Mercury in the upcoming Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody,” unexpectedly went viral after he declined to record a video for a fan.

According to Vanity Fair, 19-year-old fan Xan Black bumped into Malek on the street and started recording their interaction. Black asks if Malek would record a video for her friend and Malek says no but offers to take a picture instead. When Malek reaches to take the photo, he discovers that the conversation was recorded.

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Actor Garrett Clayton says Hollywood forced him to stay closeted

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Actor Garrett Clayton got candid about his experience being gay in Hollywood in a new interview with Gay Times Magazine.

Clayton, 27, started his career appearing in Disney programs such as “Teen Beach Movie” and ‘Shake it Up.” He also portrayed Link Larkin in NBC’s “Hairspray Live!” In 2016, he starred as Brent Corrigan in the gay porn drama “King Cobra” but Clayton didn’t publicly come out as gay until August.

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