George Takei thinks it ‘unfortunate’ that his Star Trek character is now gay

By : Jeremy Williams
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Star Trek’s first Mr. Sulu, George Takei, is not happy that the character he originated will be gay in the latest film of the successful science fiction series.

“I’m delighted that there’s a gay character,” Takei tells The Hollywood Reporter. “Unfortunately, it’s a twisting of Gene [Roddenberry]’s creation, to which he put in so much thought. I think it’s really unfortunate.”

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Orlando Fringe 2016 Review: Frank: To Be Frank

By : Anna M. Johnson
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Frank: to be frank

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Frank: To Be Frank
Purple venue, find showtimes

Androgynous in look and bizarre in spirit, Frank, the self-proclaimed “world’s most entertaining entertainer,” has taken over the Purple venue.

In Frank: To Be Frank, Emily Newton plays the extravagant titular character with the necessary humility and honesty to make her audience willingly join her on the 55-minute ridiculous journey of a show.

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Orlando 2016 Fringe Review: Douchebags

By : Adam Manno
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Adam McCabe presents Douchebags
Yellow venue – find showtimes

Douchebags is probably the straightest play on the planet. For those who criticize the festival for being majorly gay (not a bad thing here at Watermark), it’s likely to be the palate cleanser of choice between shows named after lesbians consuming breakfast pastries, among other things.

This show finds a cozy home in the Yellow Venue at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater, perfect for the intimate revelations and insecurities that permeate the script for its hour-long runtime.

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Watermark’s 2015 Orlando Fringe Reviews: Obsessed

By : Jeremy Williams
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Dan Farrentine makes his debut at Orlando Fringe with his one-man show, “Obsessed,” where he plays five characters with one thing in common – obsession.

Farrentine first takes the stage as sin obsessed Pastor Phillips, telling his tales of how the good Lord will rid the world of the evil sinners if they do not repent.

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The actor who plays one of the first gay characters on The Walking Dead talks about the role and his career as an actor and musician in Central Florida

By : Aaron Alper
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Orlando – Jordan Woods-Robinson’s career is at an upswing. He currently plays “Eric” on AMC’s blockbuster series The Walking Dead (one of the first gay male characters ever portrayed on the show) and co-stars in the upcoming Solace with Colin Ferrell and Sir Anthony Hopkins.

A full list of his credits and links to his other projects can be found at JordanWoods-Robinson.com.

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‘Star Wars’ franchise adds first gay character

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The Star Wars franchise will be adding its first gay character into an upcoming novel Lords of the Sith. The character will be an Imperial official named Moff Mors.

Big Shiny Robot, a sci-fi website, describes Mors’ character as “…an Imperial who has made some very serious mistakes but she is an incredibly capable leader and spends much of the book working hard to prevent absolute failure. She also happens to be a lesbian.”

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