Trans of Thought: Cisgender Fatigue

By : Melody Maia Monet
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PQ: “I love being both gay and trans—and I hate being confrontational—but it is obvious to me we have a transphobia problem within our community.”

In the early 90s, I came home from college during a break and went to a party with some of my former high school classmates. One of them told me of his experience as a cadet at the U.S. Naval Academy that had severely soured him on Jane Fonda. Apparently, it had become the practice of the academy to blast audio of Ms. Fonda over loudspeakers as the cadets were put through their paces during physical training. In short order, every cadet began to associate physical stress with the sound of her voice, and not surprisingly, also grew to hate her.

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WATCH: Netflix releases season five trailer for ‘Grace and Frankie’

By : Abigail Brashear
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What do you get when you mix Netflix Original “Grace and Frankie” and RuPaul? Apparently, “a Fruedian nightmare with a special guest star,” according to the newly released season five trailer.

On Tuesday, Netflix released the first official trailer for the comedy’s newest season and highlighted the appearance of RuPaul, who will be joining Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in their wild adventures.

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‘9 to 5’ sequel confirmed with original trio on board

By : Layla Ferris
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The hit 1980 comedy “9 to 5” is coming back and the film’s original female trio of Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton are all on board.

Rumors of a reboot began in February but Fonda confirmed the new movie this week, clarifying that it will be a sequel rather than a remake.

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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race,’ ‘Feud’ earn Emmy nominations

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations were unveiled Thursday morning with both “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and “Feud: Bette and Joan” earning nominations.

“Westworld” and “Saturday Night Live” received the most with 22 nominations each. “Feud: Bette and Joan” received a nomination for Best Limited Series and “RuPaul’s Drag Race” is a contender for Best Reality Competition Program. RuPaul is up for Best Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program.

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Lily Tomlin says she almost quit ‘9 to 5’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL GAY MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Lily Tomlin almost wasn’t part of the iconic trio in “9 to 5.”

Tomlin, 77, and Jane Fonda appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” in promotion for the third season of Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie.” Fonda, who co-produced “9 to 5,” told Colbert getting Tomlin to be in the film was a rocky start.

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VIDEO: The stars come out to name names and stories from the Pulse massacre in Orlando

By : Billy Manes
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This is a must see. Ryan Murphy assembled stars from Lady Gaga to Jane Fonda to tell the stories of the 49 dead after the June 12 Pulse massacre.

Grab some tissues.

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Fonda, Tomlin play “fierce” women with gay ex-husbands in new Neflix series

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LOS ANGELES — Age rarely catches a break in pop culture. But when Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin lend their outsized talents to a sitcom, expect something far removed from old-lady cliches and self-negating punchlines.

“Grace and Frankie,” the 13-episode Netflix comedy debuting Friday with the two longtime friends in the title roles, is striving to be funny, honest and, to use Fonda’s description, “really fierce.”

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Laverne Cox, ‘Modern Family’ cast among guests at Obama’s ‘Nerd Prom’

By : Jeremy Williams
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WASHINGTON (AP) – Two secretaries of state, Tea Leoni and Madeleine Albright, arrived arm in arm April 25 as a wide mix of Hollywood and Washington players gathered for the national “Nerd Prom.”

The White House Correspondents’ Association dinner has become a celebrity magnet, this year drawing some big names from television, sports and movies to rub shoulders with members of Congress and to hear the president speak. It has grown to become one of Washington’s biggest events since its smaller origins in 1914 when journalists gathered to push for greater access to the president.

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Screened Out – This is Where I Leave You

By : Stephen Miller
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Jason Bateman, Jane Fonda, Tina Fey, Corey Stoll, Adam Driver, Debra Monk, Rose Byrne, Timothy Olyphant, Connie Britton, Katherine Hahn, Abigail Spencer, Dax Shepard

Families are never easy, and they’re never perfect. Everything is waaaay more complicated than it needs to be. Even with the best setup for normalcy, families can quickly get mired in dysfunction.

Such it is with the hilarious Altman household – so many comic jerks at the center of This is Where I Leave You. They all refer to themselves as “assholes” several times in the film. Even a famous psychotherapist mom (Fonda) cannot keep the clan from sinking into the muck.

And wow, what a lot of muck!

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