‘Pose’ scores six history-making Emmy nominations

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Pose” landed six Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series and a Best Actor nomination for Billy Porter, marking a historic milestone for the first television series to feature the largest cast of LGBTQ actors.

Porter, who portrays Pray Tell on “Pose” is the first openly gay black man to be nominated for an Emmy.

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‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ‘Versace’ and other LGBT Golden Globes wins

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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The 76th annual Golden Globes, hosted by Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh, recognized the best in film and television at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 6 with some prominent awards handed to LGBT projects.

“Bohemian Rhapsody,” the Queen biopic starring Rami Malek as queer frontman Freddie Mercury, won Best Motion Picture Drama. Malek’s portrayal of Mercury was also honored with the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama. Before raking in the accolades, the film was already a box office hit becoming the biggest-selling music biopic in history.

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Screened Out – The Lobster

By : Stephen Miller
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Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, John C. Reilly

NOTE: The Lobster was supposed to open Memorial Day weekend in Orlando; it has been postponed. It will open in Tampa.

This water is so tepid in this inscrutable art flick that The Lobster never boils.

This high-concept existential piece about coupling and romance has won a lot of awards, including top prizes at the Cannes Film Fest. Though the extraordinarily weird world is intriguing, I sincerely felt the film was missing wit and speed. Instead, The Lobster is extremely ponderous and unfunny, and everyone talks and acts as if they’re in junior high and hooked on barbiturates.

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Screened Out – The Danish Girl

By : Stephen Miller
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Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard, Ben Whishaw

This is a good film. It should’ve been amazing, illuminating and transformative.

There must be more to gender dysmorphia than what Eddie Redmayne shows for much of The Danish Girl. Is it simply the desire to touch silky fabrics and pose like girls in 1920s cigarette ads?

There also is more to Lili Elbe, the first person to undergo gender reassignment surgery. The Danish Girl is slow, lacking emotional punch. It’s also all small moments of understated drama cut short by painterly views of Denmark, Dresden, and Paris.

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