Veteran actress Jessica Harper revisits classic horror movie ’Suspiria’

By : Brian T. Carney OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Actress Jessica Harper is well-known to LGBT movie fans for her appearances in classic Hollywood movies and in some classic camp movies as well.

She’s in the new version of the classic horror movie Suspiria directed by openly gay director Luca Guadagnino (“Call Me By Your Name”), but she is perhaps best known for starring in the original version of the movie, directed by Italian director Dario Argento in 1977.

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Susan Sarandon fuels Twitter feud with Debra Messing

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL GAY MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Susan Sarandon compared Debra Messing to President Donald Trump while discussing their Twitter feud on “Watch What Happens Live!” with host Andy Cohen.

Sarandon and Messing have been arguing on Twitter since the presidential election. Sarandon supported Bernie Sanders and tweeted, “Trump prezcy wud b better 4 the country thn Hillary.” The tweet didn’t sit well with Messing, a strong Hillary Clinton supporter. The pair has sparred on social media even past election season.

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Weinstein Company wins battle for PG-13 rating for ‘3 Generations’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL GAY MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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The Weinstein Company has won its battle against the MPAA to change its transgender coming-of-age film “3 Generations” from an R rating to PG-13, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The MPAA originally gave the film an R rating due to profanity and sexual references. The Weinstein Company agreed to edit the film, “mainly for language,” in order for youth to have access to the film.

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Screened Out – Tammy

By : Stephen Miller
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Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, Mark Duplass, Gary Cole, Kathy Bates, Sandra Oh, Dan Aykroyd

The road-trip comedy Tammy was written by McCarthy and her husband (and the film’s director) Ben Falcone. They’re a very funny couple, but their writing feels like a few miles of rough concrete. You’ll laugh during this journey, but you’ll also miss important landmarks like character consistency, arc, and plot points building on one another.

Mostly, Tammy is a goofy summer comedy replete with enough “feel good” to make audiences smile. All the stunt casting either helps or hurts, depending on how often you want to be pulled out of the film, every time you see another familiar face. Often, it feels like they only could schedule some of these actors for one or two days of shooting.

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