Kylie Minogue reveals drag queens have been more Kylie than her

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Kylie Minogue might be the original but she admits that drag queens have been more Kylie than she could be.

In an interview on “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” the Australian pop star recalls one time when she found herself at a drag show in a gay club. She says that night she was “the least Kylie of all the Kylies.”

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Actor Tom Holland confuses ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ for car race

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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While promoting the film “Avengers: Infinity War,” actor Tom Holland sent Twitter into a meltdown for confusing “RuPaul’s Drag Race” with car racing.

In an interview for Absolute Radio, Holland and co-star Benedict Cumberbatch were playing a game of “Showbiz Scenarios.” The game gives three celebrities and has the guests choose which celebrity would be best in that scenario.

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Screened Out – Dr. Strange

By : Stephen Miller
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Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mads Mikkelsen

Movies area visual medium, and few movies take full, beautiful advantage of that like Dr. Strange. It’s a spacy, hallucinogenic head-trip worthy of repeated viewing just to take it all in. This new Marvel comic movie also boasts some great actors truly committing to their characters.

However, what it lacks – and it seems a shame to complain about this in a comic book movie – is real emotional punch. When an arrogant man loses his career and, quite possibly, the love of his life, we should feel more. We should feel his devastation. Though this man searches for redemption in the spiritual arts, Dr. Strange doesn’t really have a lot of spirit.

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Screened Out – Black Mass

By : Stephen Miller
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Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Kevin Bacon, Peter Sarsgaard, Adam Scott, Corey Stoll

In Catholic parlance, a Black Mass is a satanic inversion of the Holy Mass, where one sacrificed others instead of oneself, and no good can come of it. The metaphor fits this dark, slow, unforgiving film – a mob biopic about James “Whitey” Bulger. It’s a cold, methodical, violent piece about a cold, methodical, violent character.

With this as a theme, Black Mass is watchable, but it never illuminates Bulger to us – specifically, why he does what he does. He’s one note: just pure evil. People are loyal to him and we never find out why except for fear.

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Cumberbatch, Fry, others urge UK to pardon gay men

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LONDON (AP) – Oscar-nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch has joined others in calling for the British government to pardon gay and bisexual men convicted in the past under the defunct “gross indecency” law.

Their letter published Jan. 31 in the Guardian praises the government for the 2013 pardon of World War II code breaker Alan Turing, whom Cumberbatch portrays in the movie “The Imitation Game.”

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Screened Out – The Imitation Game

By : Stephen Miller
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Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Mark Strong, Charles Dance, Matthew Goode, Allen Leach

The Imitation Game does a marvelous job of weaving many elaborate strands into a complex and thoroughly thought-provoking movie. Using the programming of a traditional biopic – with a fantastic portrayal by Cumberbatch – this flick unravels gay hero Alan Turing’s compelling life.

Decoding Turing’s complicated biography is a monumental challenge. The LGBT community likes to claim his as our own, a genius struck down by homophobia and self-hate. He was surely that, but he was also so much more. Turing was a man with a laundry list of personality quirks we might today label as Asperger’s Syndrome. Most importantly, he created the first computer, which made it possible for the Allies to conquer the Nazis in WWII.

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