From “Mean Girls” and “Looking” to HIV activism and standup comedy, Daniel Franzese talks his iconic roles

By : Jeremy Williams
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Daniel Franzese came into pop culture view for most people after he appeared in the hit movie “Mean Girls.” The 2004 film was written by comedy queen Tina Fey, produced by “Saturday Night Live” creator Lorne Michaels and starred a bevy of up-and-coming stars including Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, Amy Poehler and more.

Franzese starred as Damian, the flamboyant kid at school who was openly and unapologetically gay. His character had most of the film’s quotable lines, taking “Mean Girls” from a hit teen comedy to a cult status movie that is still played to its rabid fanbase nearly 15 years later.

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Watermark on the Fringe: “Gorgeous”

By : Danny Garcia
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Very loosely inspired on the 1999 film “Drop Dead Gorgeous” (and with hints of “Mean Girls”), “Gorgeous” — written and directed by Donald Rupe — features a large cast that delivers great songs, written by Rupe and Cesar de la Rosa, and great dancing, choreographed by Eric Yow.

“Gorgeous” takes place in the small town of St. Crowd, Florida during Miss Golden Boot — the big opening number introduces all the girls from the surefire wins to the “misfits” who provide lots of comedy relief through the show.

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‘Mean Girls’ star Jonathan Bennett reveals he’s dating TV host Jaymes Vaughan

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Mean Girls” star Jonathan Bennett has gone public with his relationship with “Celebrity Page” host Jaymes Vaughan.

Despite rumors swirling around his sexuality, Bennett has remained close-lipped until now. Bennett has been posting numerous photos of himself with Vaughan letting it be known the two are a couple.

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