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Watch: ‘Credence’ Hopes To Offer A New Portrayal of Gay Parents

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Via Pink News:

A new film project has been launched with the hopes of challenging the portrayal of LGBT people on film.
Credence, a sci-fi film about the end of the world, and an evacuation of the earth, features a gay couple’s family, and the devastating effect the loss of their daughter has on them.

The final cut of the film will be directed by Mike Buonaiuto, and feature a soundtrack by Scottish composer Craig Sutherland and New York based artist and vocalist Lucien Dante.

The description on the trailer for the film reads: “Ever wondered what it might look like if a science fiction film presented LGBT people the way it should be done? #Credence will be the first Sci-Fi of its kind to challenge the way gay characters are portrayed in film.”

“Credence tells the story of a family torn apart during the last evacuation on earth after violent storms have made survival impossible. Hope has been found in the form of new worlds that support human life, however due to limited rocket capacity and life expectancy only children are permitted to evacuate, and even then – only the rich have ended up getting tickets. Our short film follows 2 fathers’ decision to make the ultimate sacrifice to give up all their possessions to ensure the survival of their daughter, and the entire human race.”

The team behind the film is currently raising funds on Indiegogo to create the full-length big screen version. Watch…

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More National Nude Day: There’s A Naked Dating Show

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Just when you thought reality TV is dead, along comes a new slew of “naked” reality shows. ‘Naked and Afraid’ has graced Discovery for a while as it thrusts two survivalists into a remote wilderness location with no clothing or supplies.

Now, the dating show is adopting the “naked” format, with men and women meeting each other nude and pursuing a relationship. ‘Dating Naked’ is VH1?s latest foray into romantic reality series, where hapless hetero singles meet au naturel, with the idea that you are your most honest self without clothes. We don’t know about all that, but it’s a fun excuse to see naked people—albeit with their crotches blurred out.

Dating Naked premieres on Thursday, July 17 at 9/8c on VH1.

Here’s a preview…

 

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To celebrate the show, VH1 also sent nude dancers into Downtown Los Angeles. I guess nude is the new black or something like that. Also, where is the nude gay dating show?

 

2014 Emmy Nominations Are Announced and Here Are The Nominees!

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The 2014 Emmy nominations were announced early this morning and unsurprisingly Game of Thrones, Orange is the New Black and The Normal Heart scored tons of nominations. But surprisingly, The Normal Heart did not win a nomination for best movie.

Without further adieu, here is the full list of nominees (my predictions are in red):

Best Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory

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Modern Family

Orange Is the New Black

Silicon Valley

Veep

Best Actress in a Comedy Series

Lena Dunham, Girls

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly

Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation

Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black

Best Actor in a Comedy Series

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Ricky Gervais, Derek

Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

Don Cheadle, House of Lies

Louis C.K., Louie

William H. Macy, Shameless

Supporting Actor, Comedy Series

Andre Braugher, Brookiyn Nine-Nine

Adam Driver, Girls

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family

Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Fred Armisen, Portlandia

Tony Hale, Veep

Supporting Actress, Comedy Series

Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory

Julie Bowen, Modern Family

Allison Janney, Mom

Kate Mulgrew, Orange Is the New Black

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Anna Chlumsky, Veep

Best Drama Series

Breaking Bad

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

House of Cards

Mad Men

True Detective

Best Actress in a Drama Series

Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex

Claire Danes, Homeland

Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Kerry Washington, Scandal

Robin Wright, House of Cards

Best Actor in a Drama Series

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom

Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Woody Harrelson, True Detective

Matthew McConaughey, True Detective

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Supporting Actor, Drama Series

Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad

Jim Carter, Downton Abbey

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Josh Charles, The Good Wife

Mandy Patinkin, Homeland

Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Supporting Actress, Drama Series

Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad

Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Lena Headey, Game of Thrones

Christine Baranski, The Good Wife

Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey

Best Miniseries or Movie

American Horror Story: Coven

Bonnie & Clyde

Fargo

Luther

Treme

The White Queen

Best Actress Miniseries or Movie

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven

Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Coven

Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor

Minnie Driver, Return to Zero

Kristen Wiig, The Spoils of Babylon

Cicely Tyson, The Trip Bountiful

Best Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge

Martin Freeman, Fargo

Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo

Idris Elba, Luther

Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow

Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie

Colin Hanks, Fargo

Jim Parsons, The Normal Heart

Joe Mantello, The Normal Heart

Alfred Molina, The Normal Heart

Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart

Martin Freeman, Sherlock: His Last Vow

Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie

Frances Conroy, American Horror Story: Coven

Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Coven

Angela Bassett, American Horror Story: Coven

Allison Tolman, Fargo

Ellen Burstyn, Flowers In the Attic

Julia Roberts, The Normal Heart

Outstanding Animated Program

Archer

Bob’s Burgers

Futurama

South Park

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Manhattan Project

Outstanding Host: Reality-Competition Program

Betty White, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers

Tom Bergeron, Dancing with the Stars

Jane Lynch, Hollywood Game Night

Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, Project Runway

Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance

Anthony Bourdain, The Taste

Reality-Competition Program

The Amazing Race

So You Think You Can Dance

Dancing with the Stars

Top Chef

Project Runway

The Voice

Variety Series

The Colbert Report

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Jimmy Kimmel Live

Real Time with Bill Maher

Saturday Night Live

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Children’s Program

Degrassi

Dog with a Blog

Good Luck Charlie

Nick News With Linda Ellerbee – Family Secrets: When Violence Hits Home

One Last Hug: Three Days at Grief Camp

Wynton Marsalis – A YoungArts Masterclass

Outstanding Guest Actor in Drama

Paul Giamatti as Harold Levinson in Downton Abbey

Dylan Baker as Colin Sweeney in The Good Wife

Reg E. Cathey as Freddy in House Of Cards

Robert Morse as Bertram Cooper in Mad Men

Beau Bridges as Barton Scully in Masters of Sex

Joe Morton as Rowan Pope in Scandal

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

Margo Martindale as Claudia in The Americans

Diana Rigg as Lady Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones

Kate Mara as Zoe Barnes in House of Cards

Allison Janney as Margaret Scully in Masters of Sex

Jane Fonda as Leona Lansing in The Newsroom

Kate Burton as Sally Langston in Scandal

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series

Bob Newhart as Arthur in The Big Bang Theory

Nathan Lane as Pepper Saltzman in Modern Family

Steve Buscemi as Marty in Portlandia

Jimmy Fallon as Host in SNL

Louis C.K. as Host in SNL

Gary Cole as Kent Davison in Veep

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series

Natasha Lyonne as Nicky Nichols in Orange is the New Black

Uzo Aduba as Suzanne Crazy Eyes Warren in Orange is the New Black

Laverne Cox as Sophia Burset in Orange is the New Black

Tina Fey as Host in SNL

Melissa McCarthy as Host in SNL

Joan Cusack as Sheila Jackson in Shameless

While some of my predictions are guesses, I do know that movie actresses in dramatic TV roles always seem to win and I do believe that Netflix and HBO will win BIG this year.

More to come…

 

Watch: Trailer for ‘Broke Straight Boys’ Reality Show

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Remember that reality show they spoofed on ’30 Rock?’ I think it was MILF Island or something along those lines. Now, we have gay-for-pay porn performers sharing a house in a new show.

A peek at the Broke Straight Boys Reality Show is here! According to the producers, you need to “prepare yourself for one of the most unique series ever made for television. Its polarizing content and its visceral effect on viewers is undeniable. Without apology, this series provides an uncensored look into the lives of people who make porn… and more specifically, straight men who do gay porn and the multi-million dollar company that provides the platform.”

Though no explicit porn is shown in the series, the mere suggestion of what they do and the insight into their chosen profession makes Broke Straight Boys a true character study, bringing the viewer into a world they may not have known existed and will surely never forget.

Watch the trailer below. Nice eye candy for sure.

 

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Watch: Judge Judy Takes on Grindr

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On yesterday’s Judge Judy (and I am a HUGE fan), the judge takes on a case of a young troll seeking an older man on Grindr. Via Gawker:

“Um, we met on a, um…social website,” said defendant Adam Murphy, who was being sued for not paying back a loan from is considerably older, um…friend. “Um, it’s actually called Grindr…Grindr, it’s an app. For your phone or your iPad. It’s a social app that tells you where homosexual males are and their proximity. To where you are.”

Murphy met the plaintiff IRL at an Applebee’s, which is just perfect. He told Judge Judy he did so just to make friends. Judy felt the pee on her leg, she heard the weather report of rain, and she said, “BALONEY!”

“No, then you go on a website to make friends!” she said. “You go with college friends! But you went on a particular website. I mean, if I were looking to just make friends, I wouldn’t go on a website that said, you know, it’s just for little old Jewish ladies. I would try to expand my horizons a little bit, do you understand?”

Hilarity ensues. Be sure to check out the videos here.

 

Obama Called Ryan Murphy After Watching ‘The Normal Heart’

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Ryan Murphy and Larry Kramer’s HBO movie ‘The Normal Heart’ can count President Barack Obama among its fans. The president called Murphy on Monday after watching the film over the weekend:

… the president made a surprise call to Murphy today to tell him that he loved the film and found it incredibly moving. The two know each other — Murphy hosted a major fundraiser for Obama at his house in 2012 — but I hear the writer-director had no idea Obama had seen his HBO film about the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in thea early 1980s. I hear Obama asked how the movie came together. Kramer had been trying to get his Tony-winning play adapted to the screen for three decades, with Murphy taking on what would become a passion project for him too in 2010. Murphy confirmed getting the call to Deadline, adding, “The whole movie is about Larry trying to get the attention of Washington and 30 years later, to get a call from the President is a full-circle moment.”

Given Reagan was president during the initial AIDS crisis and did nothing, we’ve come a long way for a president to provide such a response.

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Via Deadline Hollywood

Watch: Here’s Neil Patrick Harris’ Phenomenal Performance as Hedwig

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I was not able to watch Sunday night but watching this two days later is just as good. Neil Patrick Harris won Best Actor in a Musical at this year’s Tonys, and here is his performance during the live broadcast.

He even gave partner David Burtka a live smooch.

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BTW, while the soundtrack is not yet available, you can listen to the entire show here.

Watch…

 

Watch: Homophobia

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Homophobia in the military…

An adolescent boy, who serves the Austrian Military Forces, experiences homosexual feelings towards one of his comrades. It’s their last night at the Austrian-Hungarian border, socially isolated and armed with loaded weapons.

http://www.projecthomophobia.com

::: CAST :::

Michael Glantschnig
Josef Mohamed
Günther Sturmlechner
Harald Bodingbauer

San Francisco: Hackers Co-opt Street Sign to Warn of Godzilla Attack

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PR for the movie?

Someone hacked into an electronic traffic sign on Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco Wednesday, posting alerts that said “Godzilla Attack” and “Turn Back.”

Ali Wunderman spotted the signs just after 9 p.m. and took pictures. At first she thought it was a PR campaign for the new Godzilla movie.

Paul Indelicato of Pacific Highway Rentals told SFGate that the digital signs were set up in order to warn drivers about street delays for the Bay to Breakers race on Sunday.

Nice. I need to learn to hack these signs. If you could do so, what would you message?

Via NBC New York