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MOVIES Jenny Slate, Gillian Robespierre ring a 'Landline' - The new movie Landline, set in 1990s Manhattan, follows life before smartphones with a dysfunctional family. Jenny Slate stars as Dana Jacobs who suspects, along with her sister, that her father is having an affair. Edie Falco, John Turturro and Jay Duplass are all along for the ride as the cast. This is the second collaboration with director Gillian Robespierre ...


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New sitcom stars transgender actors - The Switch is a new sitcom starring five transgender actors in trans roles—making it the first of its kind in television history. The show's tagline is "Work. Love. Mortal Danger," and Amy Fox, one of the show's producers and cast members, said the six-episode first season touches on "urban gentrification, climate-change-driven eco terrorism, and trans Americans fleeing Trump's United States." ...


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SHOWBIZ Thomas Dekker, Linda Perry, Chippendales, Mariah Carey - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A Heroes producer has revealed that the show had to axe a gay storyline, Attitude reported. The popular series, which ran during 2006-2010 before returning briefly last year, launched the career of actors such as Zachary Quinto and Hayden Panettiere. Bryan Fuller, who worked on the show from the start, admitted at Outfest that a gay storyline never went ahead ...


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Showbiz: Archie Comics, Britney Spears, Andrew Garfield, rapper's lyrics - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - For the new comic, Your Pal Archie, Archie Comics will release a variant cover with gay character Kevin Keller for the debut issue at this year's Flame Con convention, the world's largest LGBT comic con, according to NewNowNext.com. The special cover features members of the Archie gang like Betty, Veronica and Kevin as their superhero alter-egos flying above New York ...


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Tribute to Jane Fonda to take place July 29 - From a press release - CHICAGO — Cinema/Chicago and the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival are proud to announce a special tribute to two-time Academy Award®-winner and three-time Golden Globe®-winning actress Jane Fonda. A Tribute to Jane Fonda takes place on Saturday, July 29 at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago and will feature an on-stage conversation with Fonda, giving insight into her experience and ...


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Trans-focused doc has funding campaign - America in Transition—a documentary series exploring community, family, and faith for trans people of color across the United States—is in the midst of a crowdfunding campaign that ends Thursday, July 13. Among the individuals profiled are a veteran-turned-activist, a two-spirit dancer and a model navigating family life. The director, Andre Perez, is a latinx, genderqueer transmasculine person from the South ...


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Entertainment news: Sir Ian McKellen, 'Sense8,' Ryan Murphy, Halsey - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Actor Sir Ian McKellen said he'd fully support the idea of James Bond being portrayed as a gay man—and he thinks author Ian Fleming, who created the fictional Secret Service agent, would also fully support the thought, The Huffington Post noted, citing Variety. "If you play James Bond as an outwardly camp, silly gay man that no one took seriously," ...


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Studio responsibility index released - GLAAD has released its fifth annual Studio Responsibility Index—a report that maps the quantity, quality and diversity of LGBTQ people in films released by the seven largest motion picture studios and their subsidiaries during the 2016 calendar year. GLAAD found that, of the 125 releases from major studios in 2016, only 23 of them ( 18.4 percent ) included characters ...


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'Lives: Visible' film June 28 at Siskel - Lives:Visible—the new film by Chicagoan Michelle Citron that looks at the working-class butch/fem world of pre-Stonewall Chicago, and the film-based snapshot that recorded everyday 20th-century life—will run at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., on Wed., June 28, at 8:15 p.m. Citron will be at the screening. The filmmaker, whose 1984 meta-documentary Daughter Rite is a classic ...


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Entertainment news: Ryan Phillippe, Queen Latifah, Glenn Close, Ricky Martin - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Actor Ryan Phillippe, while promoting the movie Wish Upon, said that he's "proud" to have played daytime television's first gay teenager, according to NewNowNext. Phillippe played Billy Douglas, a high school student who comes out as gay, on the series during 1992-93. "There had never been a gay teenager portrayed on television at that point. It was before Will & ...


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'Lives: Visible' film June 23, 28 at Siskel - Lives:Visible—the new film by Chicagoan Michelle Citron that looks at the working-class butch/fem world of pre-Stonewall Chicago, and the film-based snapshot that recorded everyday 20th-century life—will run at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., on Friday, June 23, 8 p.m. and Wed., June 28, 8:15 p.m. Citron will be at both screenings. The filmmaker, whose 1984 meta-documentary ...


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Gender JUST double feature June 23 - Gender JUST will be camping out at the Chicago Freedom School, 719 S. State St., and showing back-to-back screenings of masterpieces of radical queer cinema from directors Eric A. Stanley and Chris Vargas on Friday, June 23, 5:30-9 p.m. The organization will be screening the anti-marriage extravaganza Homotopia ( 2007, 27 min. ) and its anti-prison sequel Criminal Queers ( ...


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Entertainment news: Male model comes out, Laverne Cox, Mariah Carey - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Model/fashion and lifestyle blogger Carl Cunard as come out as gay, Queerty noted. On his YouTube channel in a video entitled "Coming Out The Real Me," the 26-year-old Brit describes the first time he realized he was gay, his first relationship with a man ( with a guy who was 18 years older than him ), and how he came ...


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The Naked Truth: China Queer film looks at being queer in China June 26 - JUNE 15, 2017 — "Gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights," former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared during a 2011 speech in Geneva. While the LGBTQ movement in the U.S. has great momentum, in places like China, those who advocate for gay rights and speak out can be harassed, intimidated and detained. Gatherings are banned, ...


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Entertainment: Cher, Wanda Sykes, 'Guardians' star, Scissor Sisters - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A musical based on Cher's life is slated to debut on Broadway in 2018, Rolling Stone reported. The singer confirmed the news on her Twitter account. "Just got off phone w/Writer & Director of musical," Cher wrote. "There will [be] performance in theatre with actors, dancers, singers!! It'll be on Broadway 2018." News of a possible musical production tracing Cher's ...


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TELEVISION Harry Shum Jr. talks motivation, 'Shadowhunters' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On the Freeform ( formerly ABC Family ) show Shadowhunters—loosely based on Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments—the title beings protect regular humans from demons ( also called "Downworlders" ). Glee alum Harry Shum Jr. plays Magnus Bane, a centuries-old bisexual warlock who is currently in a relationship with Alec, a fighter played by Matthew Daddario. Shum talked about the show, ...


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MOVIES 'Real Boy' spotlights transgender boy's family journey - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - In 2012, director and producer, Shaleece Haas chronicled the journey of Bennett Wallace, a then-19-year-old transgender teen and his mother, Suzy. In the documentary film Real Boy, mother and son navigate through their relationship, his gender-reassignment surgery and Suzy's eventual acceptance of her trans son. Haas talked with Windy City Times about the family dynamics, the challenges of making the ...


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MOVIES Oscar winner Rachel Weisz: On new role, LGBT films - Actress Rachel Weisz has come a long way since her first minor role in 1994's Death Machine. She began staking her claim to big-budget Hollywood with Chain Reaction, a few Mummy movies, About a Boy and The Runaway Jury. She later won an Oscar for her role in The Constant Gardener. In live theater, she revived Design for Living and ...


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MOVIES Matt Wolf aims to tell Bayard Rustin's story - by Jake Edkahl - Matt Wolf is an award-winning filmmaker based out of New York. His most recent work, Bayard & Me, details the story of the late civil-rights activist Bayard Rustin and Rustin's partner, Walter Naegle. Wolf's films have earned recognition at festivals and focus on untold but remarkable stories. His previous projects include, Wild Combination, Teenage, I Am Rebel, The Face of ...


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Queer Film Society series in June - The Queer Film Society, in association with The Chicago Public Library, is presenting "Celebrate Queer Pride Worldide," a free film series examining the lives of LGBTQ people globally ( in honor of Gay Pride month ). The series has free screenings taking place at 6 p.m. ( doors at 5:30 pm ) at various branches of the Chicago Public Library: ...


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'America in Transition' breaks convention, crosses boundaries - In his groundbreaking award-winning series of documentary films America in Transition, director André Pérez takes viewers on a visceral journey through the heart of the country. Pérez and the transgender and gender nonconforming individuals of color whose stories form the nucleus of each episode serve as resilient guides through often misconceived geographic and human terrain which is breathtaking in beauty, ...


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Lives:Visible lesbian film at Siskel June 23, 28 - The new film by Chicagoan Michelle Citron, Lives:Visible, is an elegy for two cultures—the working-class butch/fem world of pre-Stonewall Chicago, and the once ubiquitous film-based snapshot that recorded everyday 20th Century American life. The film screens twice during Pride month at the Gene Siskel Film Center, Friday, June 23, 8 p.m. and Wed., June 28, 8:15 p.m. The filmmaker will ...


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Entertainment: Nick Jonas, Darren Criss, 'Supergirl,' Wendy Williams - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Nick Jonas talked with Extra about the Met Gala and the possibility of a Camp Rock sequel. Regarding the latter, he joked, "Obviously, I hate working with Demi and Joe and Kevin, so it's going to be really tough. There's a lot of talk about this. The first two were beloved by the fans, who are now kind of millennial ...


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James Ivory reflects on legendary career on 30th anniv. of 'Maurice' - Ismail Merchant and James Ivory. These two legendary names emblazoned on a movie poster or trailer instantly lit fires of anticipation inside any cinephiles of the 1980s and early 1990s, myself included. This label was always good news, for it heralded a new offering in the works by the master producer/director team: Merchant and Ivory. Think A Room With a ...


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Entire 'Boystown' series released - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Boystown series author Jake Biondi has announced that he is re-launching his entire book series with an entirely new look just ahead of the release of his seventh Boystown book on Friday, July 7. Biondi will unveil the new covers one at a time beginning in June. Biondi has teamed with designer Anna Crosswell of Cover Couture to create Boystown's ...


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New lesbian Midwestern drama Heartland out on digital - From a press release - New lesbian Midwest set drama Heartland will be released June 6 in the U.S. and Canada via Wolfe Video on DVD and VOD. In the film, a young Oklahoma artist struggling with a recent death finds escape in a reckless affair with her brother's beautiful girlfriend. Heartland tells the story of Lauren ( Velinda Godfrey ) a beautiful and vibrant ...


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FILM REVIEW Wonder Woman - Director: Patty Jenkins. Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright. Time: 133 minutes. Release date: June 2 A movie version on the Wonder Woman saga is finally flying into theaters—this time with no invisible jet. This fictional DC Comic heroine has been swinging her magic lasso for more than 75 years in different formats, from Saturday morning cartoons to the ...


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Entertainment news: LA gay chorus, 'Wonder Woman,' Scruff event, 'Arrow' star - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles ( GMCLA ) hosted the 6th Annual Voice Awards celebration May 20 at the J.W. Marriott in Los Angeles to honor members and allies of the LGBTQ community who use their voices to promote social change and equality, a press release stated. Some of those who attended included Lisa Vanderpump, Lance Bass, Stephen ...


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Serial offender: John Waters on Trumps, 'Serial Mom' and more - It's been a prolific springtime for John Waters. Although it's been about 13 years since the Baltimore-born, openly gay cult-movie icon unleashed a new feature film, Waters' 1994 classic Serial Mom—about a suburban housewife, played by Kathleen Turner, who murders people that offend her sensibilities—just received a spiffy, extras-loaded Blu-ray release from Shout! Factory. In April, he popped up on ...


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Chicago Underground Film Festival May 31-June 4 - The Chicago Underground Film Festival will showcase more than 100 unique visual works May 31-June 4 at the Logan Theater, 2646 N. Milwaukee Ave. Among the LGBT movies that will part of the festival are Whatever Happened to Gelitin, The Magic Hedge and Cruising Elsewhere. "Gelitin" ( 82 minutes ) features artist/art dealer/actor Salvatore Viviano setsting out on a cinematic ...


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Power couple Mirren, Hackford hit Chicago gala - Cinema/Chicago and the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival held its spring gala at the Loews Hotel Chicago on May 24. After cocktails and appetizers, two of the celebrity hosts walked the red carpet to answer a few questions for Windy City Times. Academy Award winners Helen Mirren and Taylor Hackford met after he directed her in the 1985 White Nights ...


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MOVIES 'Finding Kim' details trans man's journey - by John Cummings - Finding Kim follows the life of 48-year-old trans man and his journey though surgery, testosterone, friendships and his relationship with his family. Set in Seattle, the film invites audiences to see gender in a different light through Kim's transition. From a very early age, Kim ( who requested his last name not be used in this article ) always felt ...


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Transgender documentary Finding Kim on digital platforms and VOD - From a press release - Los Angeles, Calif, — May 2017 — Finding Kim, an honest, intimate and inspiring documentary that follows three years of a transgender man's journey as he transitions from female to male, makes its debut on Digital platforms on June 6, 2017, from Random Media. The groundbreaking film showcases the incredible and honest story of a truly remarkable individual managing the ...


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Web series looks at South Side, queer women of color - Quare Life is a comedy web series centering the lives of a group of Chicago queer women of color on the city's South Side. The series centers on Michelle Jones ( played by Ambria Sylvain ) who has a nice home, a girlfriend, and a foot on the rung of professional ascension. When her marriage proposal is rejected and work ...


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House-music film looks at gay origins - A new two-part documentary by the British television broadcaster Channel 4—entitled I Was There When House Took Over the World—is coming out this month, according to teleSUR.tv. The film will highlight the origins of house music: the Black gay scene in Chicago's South Side. "House Was Born" focuses on the social and cultural environment that gave rise to the genre, ...


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Cinema/Chicago promote Kutza, Plauche - Cinema/Chicago, the parent organization of the Chicago International Film Festival, announced the promotion of two longtime employees. Mimi Plauche has been named artistic director of the Chicago International Film Festival and Cinema/Chicago, effective immediately. Michael Kutza, who founded the festival in 1964 and has since served as artistic director, will continue to serve as the president and CEO. The 53rd ...


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Chicago Underground Film Festival May 31-June 4 - The Chicago Underground Film Festival will showcase more than 100 unique visual works May 31-June 4 at the Logan Theater, 2646 N. Milwaukee Ave. Among the LGBT movies that will part of the festival are Whatever Happened to Gelitin, The Magic Hedge and Cruising Elsewhere. "Gelitin" ( 82 minutes ) features artist/art dealer/actor Salvatore Viviano setsting out on a cinematic ...


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Chicago Home Theater Festival through May 29 - The Chicago Home Theater Festival will take place through May 29 in various spots around the city. Some of the featured artists will include xicana cultural producer Afr@cubarican DJ and performance artist Jacquelyn Carmen Guerrero ( CQQCHIFRUIT ), transfeminine dance artist Darling Shear and Surviving the Mic Executive Director Nikki Patin. International women's-rights advocate Bernardine Dohrn and writer and activist ...


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SUMMER MOVIE SPECIAL Aliens, apes, Annabelle all part of summer's box office - Chicago is finally heating up, with the summer movie season now in full swing. There are many new releases primed and ready for the air-conditioned theater. Every year there is a variety of big budget popcorn flicks mixed with a few possible special-effect Oscar contenders. This list will give an idea of what to see—and possibly what to skip. ...


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Spacey honored while Billings hosts Steppenwolf gala - There were two major theater fundraisers on May 13 in Chicago. One celebrated one of the most respected actors working in movies today, and the other a multifaceted actress returning to her roots in a city that sparked her bright career. Kevin Spacey received the Gene Siskel Film Center Renaissance Award at the Four Seasons Chicago after a cocktail reception ...


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Entertainment: Mary Lambert, Jussie Smollett, Manning CD, Harry Styles - From a press release - Lesbian "Same Love" singer Mary Lambert has revealed that she was gang-raped as a teen, according to Page Six. In addition to suffering abuse in her home, Lambert said she was gang-raped at 16 after sneaking into an Army barracks. "You kind of go into survival mode and are like, 'OK, how do I navigate this situation?'" she said to ...


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Political Animals documentary about four out elected officials on DVD June 6 - From a press release - New, award-winning LGBT knockout doc Political Animals will release on DVD and digitally on June 6th in the U.S. and Canada via Gravitas Ventures. Political Animals celebrates the legendary civil rights victories of the first four openly gay elected California state politicians - all women - who took the fight for equality from the streets and into the halls of ...


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Entertainment: Robin Roberts, Frank Ocean, Jim Parsons, Flash co-star - The Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) announced that award-winning broadcast journalist Robin Roberts of ABC News' Good Morning America will be honored with the HRC Visibility Award at the 2017 HRC Louisiana Gala Dinner on Saturday, June 17, in New Orleans, according to a press release. A two-time cancer survivor, Roberts came out publicly in 2013. Also, in a ...


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Trans film makes splash at Chicago Latino Film Festival - Extended for the online edition of Windy City Times - Elia Schneider's film Tamara closed the 33rd Annual Chicago Latino Film Festival this year. The film chronicles the real-life story of Tamara Adrian, Venezuela's first transgender person elected to that country's National Assembly. In the process, she encounters the difficulties of making that decision with a government and community that does not support her. Adrian's story continues, as Venezuela currently ...


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Special 'Serial Mom' Blu-ray now out - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Scream Factory is presenting the Serial Mom Collector's Edition Blu-ray for a standard retail price of $34.93. It includes bonus content such as new interviews with John Waters, Kathleen Turner and Mink Stole, special featurettes and much more. Available for the first time on Blu-ray in North America, this definitive collector's edition contains a collectible cover art featuring newly rendered ...


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Activists at ACT UP movie screening - Owen Keehnen ( from left ), Tim Miller, Victor Salvo and Richard Knight Jr. posed at the Chicago Cultural Center on May 12, following the screening and Q&A session for How to Survive a Plague, the Oscar-nominated documentary about the history of the AIDS activist group ACT UP. This was part of the Cinema Q film series line-up that will ...


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Center on Halsted hosts screening of 'Gender Revolution' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On May 8, the Center on Halsted, in partnership with Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, hosted a family-friendly indoor picnic, accompanied by a screening of the National Geographic documentary Gender Revolution. After dining on the pizza and soda provided by the Center or the picnic baskets guests brought from home, everyone filed into the theater to watch Katie ...


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Video stories narrate diverse LGBTQ experiences - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Growing up in rural Texas, Nathan Manske's awareness of LGBTQ perspectives was extremely limited. "I grew up on a 40-acre ranch. We had pigs and goats and horses and cows, and our morning chore was getting eggs from the chicken coop," Manske told Windy City Times at an event Comcast, SAGE and I'm From Driftwood ( along with co-sponsors Out ...


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FILM REVIEW Alien: Covenant - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Director: Ridley Scott. Starring: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterstone, Billy Crudup. Running time: 123 min. Release Date: May 19 Five years after Promotheus, the sequel is finally crashing into theaters for this summer. It is the second part to an Alien prequel series that is intended to recharge the franchise. The story follows a crew ready to land after an early ...


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Entertainment news: House of Cards, GLAAD Awards, Richard Simmons - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The new trailer for the upcoming season of Netflix's House of Cards has dropped—and astute viewers can catch a hint of bisexuality in the preview, LGBTQ Nation noted. Kevin Spacey's character, U.S. President Frank Underwood, has been shown having bisexual trysts before—notably with a Secret Service agent; however, the identity of the new lover isn't disclosed in the trailer. Season ...


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'Lives: Visible' film screening May 13 - There will be a screening of the lesbian-themed film Lives: Visible on Saturday, May 13, 7-9 p.m., at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. Lives: Visible centers on thousands of photographs that a lesbian couple named Norma and Virginia took from 1939 through 1975 and "explores the ephemeral nature of culture and the power of the images we make," ...


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Web series looks at South Side, queer women of color - Quare Life is a comedy web series centering the lives of a group of Chicago queer women of color on the city's South Side. The series centers on Michelle Jones ( played by Ambria Sylvain ) who has a nice home, a girlfriend, and a foot on the rung of professional ascension. When her marriage proposal is rejected and work ...


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"Secs and Execs" Reunites Lesbian Actress Bernhard with "Roseanne" writers James Berg and Stan Zimmerman - From a press release - Los Angeles, CA - tello films announced the release of the brand new six-episode office comedy "secs & EXECS". Starring lesbian comedian Sandra Bernhard, Olivia D'Abo ( The Wonder years ) and Mindy Sterling ( Austin Powers ), "secs & EXECS" is set at Kathletics, a women's wear comedy owned by Bernhard's character, Kath Fairchild. The series follows four bosses ...


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FILM REVIEW Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 - Director: James Gunn. Starring: Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper. Running Time: 136 min. Release Date: May 5 The space pirates Guardians of the Galaxy are back for more swashbuckling adventures in a sequel to a very successful first endeavor. Could production not think of a better title than volume two? How about Guardians of the Galaxy 2: Beware of ...


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'Lives: Visible' film screening May 13 - There will be a screening of the lesbian-themed film Lives: Visible on Saturday, May 13, 7-9 p.m., at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. Lives: Visible centers on thousands of photographs that a lesbian couple named Norma and Virginia took from 1939 through 1975 and "explores the ephemeral nature of culture and the power of the images we make," ...


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Real Boy to premiere on Independent Lens, PBS, June 19 - ( San Francisco, CA ) — A moving and intimate story of a family in transition, Real Boy follows the journey of trans teen Bennett as he navigates adolescence, sobriety, and the physical and emotional ramifications of his changing gender identity. Through the process, his mother Suzy makes her own transformation — travelling a difficult road toward accepting that the ...


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Entertainment news: 'La La Land,' Beyonce, Sam Smith, Oprah Winfrey - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti proclaimed April 25 "La La Land Day" in Los Angeles and honored writer/director Damien Chazelle for his portrayal of the city and its iconic locations, a press release stated. Garcetti was joined by Chazelle, producer Jordan Horowitz, composer Justin Hurwitz, production designers Sandy and David Wasco, and cinematographer Linus Sandgren. La La Land is now ...


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Filmmakers' fundraiser April 30 - Chicago Filmmakers will host a firehouse preview event and fundraiser Sunday, April 30, 3-5 p.m., at the Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St. The cinema-oriented organization is attempting to finish renovate the historic-landmark firehouse, located in Edgewater. That site will be the new location and the headquarters for Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival as well as the ...


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NUNN ON ONE: TELEVISION Eugenio Derbez speeds into Chicago - Eugenio Derbez has risen to be one of the most influential forces in Latin America as an actor, writer, producer and director. Now he is ready to take the rest of the world by storm. In the Latin market, his Spanish TV shows were incredibly popular and, in 1992, he hosted a variety show called Al Derecho y al Derbez. ...


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RuPaul, Grimm named to TIME 100 list - TIME Magazine named entertainer RuPaul and trans activist Gavin Grimm to the 2017 TIME 100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. RuPaul is the Emmy-winning host and executive producer of RuPaul's Drag Race, now in its ninth season. Grimm, 17, is a senior at Gloucester County High School in Gloucester, Virginia. He filed a ...


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Entertainment news: 'Feud,' Jackie Warner, Luke Evans, Laverne Cox - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Fans of Ryan Murphy's Feud: Bette and Joan have come to learn all about the tumultuous and tense relationship between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford—and The Hollywood Reporter reached out to 100-year-old actress Olivia de Havilland ( also featured in the series ) to find out the truth, People.com noted. Asked for her thoughts on the show, de Havilland emailed, ...


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Film with trans teen gets restricted 'R' rating from MPAA, petition launched - From a press release - New York — GLAAD, the world's largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today continued calls for the Motion Picture Association of America ( MPAA ) to reconsider its decision to give the upcoming transgender-inclusive film '3 Generations' a restricted 'R' rating. GLAAD also announced a Change.org petition launched by Blair Durkee, a transgender woman in South Carolina, which also urges the ...


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Sense8 benefit April 23 - Aimee Allegretti and Karin Winslow are hosting a benefit screening of Sense8 for the ACLU on April 23 at 4 p.m. at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave. Two new episodes from the second season will be shown, and co-executive producer Lana Wachowski will do a Q&A afterward. ACLU of Illinois Police Practices Project Director Karen Sheley will ...


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FILM REVIEW Staying Vertical - Director: Alain Guiraudie. Starring: Damien Bonnard, India Hair, Raphael Thiery. Running Time: 98 min. Release date: April 21 ( on DVD May 30 ) The new French film Staying Vertical—by prominent queer director Alain Guiraudie, who also wrote the screenplay—is heading to the Gene Siskel Film Center April 21-27. Leo, played by Damien Bonnard, is a film writer who encounters ...


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NUNN ON ONE: THEATER Chad Beguelin helps give 'Aladdin' its magic - The musical version of Disney's Aladdin takes the popular cartoon and gives it even more of a shine. The story follows a young man discovering a genie in a lamp. He uses his wishes to pursue a princess and battle an evil Grand Vizier. The book was written by Chad Beguelin, who also wrote lyrics along with Tim Rice and ...


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FILMS Putting the LGBT in the CLFF - The Chicago Latino Film Festival ( CLFF ) turns 33 this year and there is a big presence planned for lesbians, gays and bisexuals, with a finale involving a famous transgender figure. The International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago attained not-for-profit statues in 1987, fulfilling a mission of promoting Latin culture through the annual festival. The organization's goal of building ...


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NUNN ON ONE: MOVIES Matthew Aaron taps a 'Landline' - Out actor Matthew Aaron wrote, directed, and starred in the new indie film Landline. It stars Tom Arnold, Betsy Brandt, and Jim O'Heir. This the first sports related film that features LGBT leads working with Major League Baseball. Cubs player Ryne Sandberg plays himself in Landline. Aaron has hosted The Matthew Aaron Show, an internet radio gig in which he ...


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Entertainment: VH1 slate, Kristen Stewart, 'Stranger Things,' Morrissey - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - VH1 has unveiled its 2017-18 slate, Deadline noted. It includes a season-10 renewal of recent transplant RuPaul's Drag Race for premiere in March 2018; five new series, including a project starring Ricky Martin and '90's House, co-hosted by Lance Bass; and 11 returning series. The network also announced a June 5 premiere date for new satirical scripted series Daytime Divas, ...


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Documentary About Long-Lost Opera Premieres at Two Chicago Film Festivals - From a press release - CHICAGO ( April 18, 2017 ) — A documentary about the long-lost work of Chicago's first Hispanic composer premieres this month at two prestigious film festivals: the Chicago Latino Film Festival and the Chicago International Music & Movies Festival. Interviews and advance screeners of the film for reviewers are now available. The Way to Andina tells the story of Arlen ...


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Two films addressing creative women's movements April 23 - From a press release - April 12, 2017 ( Chicago ) — Announcing the screening of two recently made films that address creative women's movements: The Women's March and Women Mobilized for Change, followed by a panel discussion titled "Women Rise Up / How WE Mobilize; Mothers and Daughters, Intersectionality and an historic movement remembered. How creative movements create change." The film Women's March ( ...


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Special 'Serial Mom' Blu-ray out May 9 - On May 9, Scream Factory will present the Serial Mom Collector's Edition Blu-ray for a standard retail price of $34.93. It includes bonus content such as new interviews with John Waters, Kathleen Turner and Mink Stole, special featurettes and much more. Available for the first time on Blu-ray in North America, this definitive collector's edition contains a collectible cover art ...


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Intersex activist screens their film at UChicago - Intersex activist, artist and filmmaker Pidgeon Pagonis stopped by the University of Chicago ( UChicago ) on April 6 to discuss intersex identity and screen their film The Son I Never Had. After introductions from UChicago graduate students, a friend of Pagonis—who they met after lecturing about intersex identity for the first time—read a piece about being intersex in an ...


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NUNN ON ONE: TV Ann Mahoney, from 'Walking Dead' to 'Sun Records' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Actress Ann Mahoney shot into the spotlight on the hit AMC show The Walking Dead, playing the a lesbian character named Olivia. Before meeting an untimely end, Olivia was in charge of the pantry and armory in the town of Alexandria Safe-Zone. Mahoney moved to New Orleans from New York when she was younger. She studied acting at Greensboro College ...


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HUMP! FILM FESTIVAL Ty Wardwell serves 'Breakfast' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Dan Savage's Hump! Film Festival is returning to Chicago April 14-15. The concept started out simple with every day people making short, adult videos and sending them to Savage. Everyone was welcome to join the fourth international tour and 22 videos were selected. While discretion and anonymity are important to the filmmakers, the crew that created the segment Breakfast in ...


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Entertainment: '3 Generations,' Elton John, Adore Delano, Britney Spears - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Weinstein Company plans to challenge the Motion Picture Association of America's ( MPAA ) decision to assign an "R" rating to its forthcoming trans-centered film 3 Generations, according to a press release. The film—which stars Elle Fanning, Naomi Watts, and Susan Sarandon—"provides an authentic and sensitive portrayal of what it means to be a transgender youth in today's society ...







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