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VideoOut hosts story-sharing event - NYC-based nonprofit VideoOut ( created to amplify the voices of LGBTQ people by sharing coming-out stories and building community ) and Chicago-based film-production company Strangewaze hosted Chicago Story Collection Day Sunday, Jan. 15, at Center on Halsted. Pride Action Tank ( PAT ) Kim Hunt ( left, back row ) was one of those who took part. Photo by Gretchen ...


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LGBT critics to announce Dorian Award nods - The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association ( GALECA )—composed of more than 170 film/TV critics and entertainment journalists across the U.S., Canada and the U.K.—revealed its nominees for the best in film and television of 2016. The selections come across 24 categories, and are mainstream and LGBTQ-focused, with 20th Century Women and The Lobster among the titles in the ...


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Siskel's Oscar panel Jan. 24 - The Gene Siskel Film Center ( GSFC ) of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago ( SAIC ), 164 N. State St., will present the 89th Academy Awards® Nominations Panel on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 4:30-5:30 p.m. A reception will follow. Associate Artistic Director of the Chicago Humanities Festival Alison Cuddy will moderate a panel discussion about this year's ...


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The Reel Strategy Workshop to train in branding, funding and distributing films - From a press release - In a rare opportunity for the Chicago film community, two principals of Los Angeles' Legacy Entertainment Partners, LLC ( "Legacy" )( with offices also in New York and Budapest ), and Chicago's Benjamin Warsinske, Founder & CEO of BrandedWorld.co, and author of Groundwork: The Foundation for an Unshakeable Brand, have teamed up to offer an intensive training on the latest ...


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NUNN ON ONE: CELEBRITY Meiling Jin travels from China to 'Chop Chop' - Meiling Chin has created an empire in media in just a short time. While born and raised in China, Chin eventually arrived in America to make her mark. In high school she began writing for QQ.com, the sixth-largest website in the world, and by the age of 21 she had garnered 100 million hits on various websites with celebrity interviews ...


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Legacy LIVE to present Short Fuse: Story of an AIDS Activist, Sotomayor's story - From a press release - The Legacy LIVE Series for 2017 opens with the rarely seen, award-winning 1990 documentary Short Fuse: Story of an AIDS Activist about the fiery, funny, passionate life of Daniel Sotomayor, the nation's first openly gay political cartoonist and ACT-UP/Chicago AIDS activist. Follow his struggle to balance life, death, and protest cast against some of the most explosive footage of AIDS ...


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Music video entries to be considered for Elton John: The Cut - From a press release - Three of today's most innovative minds are lending their expertise to select the final three winning entries for "Elton John: The Cut supported by YouTube" - a global competition to create the official music videos for three of the singer's most iconic songs - "Bennie and the Jets," "Rocket Man" and "Tiny Dancer." Submissions are open until Jan. 23, 2017. ...


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Lesbian movie to premiere at SXSW - Jennifer Reeder's coming-of-age Muslim melodrama Signature Move, starring Chicago lesbian actress Fawzia Mirza and featuring trans actor Malic White, will have its world premiere at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival. The plot is as follows: A secret new romance with Alma forces Zaynab to confront her complicated relationship with her recently widowed mother. In this coming-of-age Muslim melodrama, Zaynab copes ...


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Entertainment: Rosie O' Donnell, Vivica A. Fox, Neil Patrick Harris - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Rosie O'Donnell, Debra Messing, Joe Dante and Ed Asner are among the celebrities who have signed on to an anti-Donald Trump effort calling his pending presidency "illegitimate" and for a month of resistance to stop what it sees as a move toward fascism, according to Variety. The group RefuseFacism.org published a full-page ad in the New York Times on Jan. ...


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Evening with Chicago Filmmaker Ky Dickens - From a Chicago Filmmakers press release - The Chicago Filmmakers will present a conversation with Ky Dickens, Chicago director of the documentary Sole Survivor ( 2013 ) shown on CNN; LGBTQ+ festival favorite Fish Out of Water ( 2009 ) and her upcoming documentaries Zero Weeks ( 2017 ) and The City That Sold America ( 2017 ). Dickens will discuss her journey as a documentary storyteller ...


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Entertainment: Matt Bomer, George Michael, 'Sister Wives,' Jillian Michaels - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - It now looks like the mother of vamp fiction, Anne Rice, has set her cold-blooded sights on out actor Matt Bomer, MoviePilot revealed. Adapted into 1994's Interview with the Vampire and 2002's Queen of the Damned, it appears the live action versions of Rice's work are far from dead and buried. The vamp-fan and erotic fictional novelist has already confirmed ...


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Knight at the Movies: Best movie of the year and a final farewell - Last year, it was easy to put together a Top 10 LGBT Movie list. With titles like Carol, Grandma, Tangerine, The Danish Girl and others to choose from, it was actually a no-brainer. This year was not the same. Increasingly, queer-themed movies—and there are still a lot of them being made—go the LGBT film-festival route, followed by streaming and DVD ...


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Actress Carrie Fisher dies - Actress Carrie Fisher—known worldwide for portraying Princess Leia in the Star Wars saga and for her reinvention as a novelist and screenwriter—died Dec. 27 at age 60. She was the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds. The family issued a statement: "It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie ...


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MOVIES Elisabeth Rohm on other side of the law in new LGBT movie - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Many might recognize Elisabeth Rohm from her role as Assistant District Attorney ( ADA ) Serena Southerlyn in four seasons of the TV show Law & Order. ( Southerlyn as revealed to be a lesbian in Rohm's last appearance on the show. ) However, in the LGBT film Love Is All You Need? ( in which heterosexuals are the minority ...


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MOVIES Director, actor take viewers to 'Spa Night' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - In the new movie Spa Night, the life of main character David revolves around his Korean family, being trapped in the closet, and a mens spa. It is set in Koreatown in Los Angeles and stars Joe Seo as David. Director Andrew Ahn graduated from Brown University and received a masters of fine arts in film directing from the California ...


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Entertainment news: 'Paris Is Burning,' Madonna, Lady Gaga, Thomas Roberts - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon's Thelma & Louise, John Hughes' classic The Breakfast Club, the Barbra Streisand-starring Funny Girl, the 1990 LGBT documentary Paris Is Burning and Disney's animated blockbuster The Lion King are among 25 films being added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress, EW.com reported. The Librarian of Congress chooses the list each year ...


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National Geographic chronicles 'gender revolution' in print, on TV - From a press release - It used to appear so simple for many of us: you were a boy or you were a girl. Girls wore pink, and boys wore blue; girls played with dolls, and boys played with trucks. Yet around the globe, these traditional notions of gender are changing rapidly, and labels are no longer so clear cut. National Geographic sets out to ...


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MOVIES Susan Nussbaum on Hollywood's 'Code of the Freaks' - It's Oscar-baiting season—the time of year when Hollywood heaves out its best scripts, actors, directors, costume, set and make-up artists all in the hope of winning the statue next February. Some of Hollywood's most exploitative Oscar-beggars have discovered that if you make a film about a person with a disability starring a cisgender A-lister who Method acts their way through ...


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MOVIES Out in 'La La Land' with Damien Chazelle, Rosemarie DeWitt - There's a new musical at the theaters this season and it's set in L.A. Damien Chazelle wrote and directed this tale about a musician named Sebastian, played by Ryan Gosling, and an actress named Mia, played by Emma Stone. The movie is a love letter to Los Angeles, relationships and jazz music—all with the feel of an old-school musical. Chazelle ...


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Knight at the Movies: Winter LGBT movie preview - It must be December: Movie award contenders and some of their most anticipated mega blockbusters are here, along with the usual holiday trappings. Just like last year, unfortunately, although the winter months ahead promise plenty of diverting films, Our People won't see much representation among them. Take heart: When spring arrives, so will a slew of LGBT-themed movies as well. ...


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'Moonlight' gets SAG nominations; Tomlin to be honored - Nominations for the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild ( SAG ) Awards were announced Dec. 14 at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles. Among other things, Lily Tomlin will receive a lifetime achievement award. Again, LGBT film Moonlight has received multiple nominations, following its several Golden Globe nods. Moonlight has received noms for Best Ensemble, Outstanding Performance by a ...


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Animated movie features LGBTQ storyline - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - While Frozen fans are still holding out hope that Elsa gets a girlfriend in the Disney film's pending sequel, animation students Esteban Bravo and Beth David are putting a gay character front and center in their short film. Bravo and David are fourth-year computer-animation students at Ringling College of Art & Design in Sarasota, Florida, and they are collaborating on ...


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Golden Globe nods announced - The 74th annual Golden Globe Awards nominations ceremony were announcned Dec. 12 at the Beverly Hilton. LGBT film Moonlight received three nominations, including Best Motion Picture-Drama ( alongside Manchester by the Sea, Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water and Lion ), Best Original Score-Motion Picture and Best Original Screenplay. Openly gay fashion designer/director Tom Ford also received a nod, for ...


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'SheFest' Dec. 12 - Pride Films and Plays will host SheFest at The Broadway, 4139 N. Broadway, on Monday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. SheFest is a one-night variety show which celebrates queer, female-identified artists through music, movement, spoken word, storytelling, and stand-up comedy. It is co-produced by PFP company members Carolyn Reynolds and Kenzie Seibert, with Tess Guilfoile directing. Tickets are $10-$15; call ...


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New documentary tackles disability cliches in Hollywood - Silence is not an option when it comes to disability exploitation in Hollywood films and the new documentary Code of the Freaks sets out to expose this as it begins its Kickstarter campaign. Code of the Freaks will be a 90-minute documentary featuring local, national, and internationally known artists, activists and scholars with disabilities who critique Hollywood's ( mis )representations ...


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'America in Transition' launch Dec. 8 - The official launch of the series America in Transition will take place at Reunion, 2557 W. North Ave., on Thursday, Dec. 8, 7-11 p.m. Director Andre Perez has been traveling across the country to film and share stories of transgender people from marginalized communities. Organizers will be screening the first two episodes, talking about what it all means with Andre ...


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Entertainment news: Jodie Foster, 'Moonlight,' Mandy Moore, Cory Monteith - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Jodie Foster has come aboard to star in Hotel Artemis, Drew Pearce's directorial debut that Simon and Stephen Cornwell are producing for The Ink Factory, Deadline reported. The original script from Pearce (Iron Man 3, Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation, Godzilla), described as "a thriller in its own, distinctive crime universe," is being produced by Adam Siegel and Marc Platt via Marc ...


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National roundup: Apple, Native Son Awards, Pulse Nightclub - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Reuters noted that Apple Inc is expanding its support for the fight against AIDS through the ( RED ) charity founded by rock singer Bono, CEO Tim Cook said in an interview ahead of World AIDS Day. The company expanded its line of ( RED ) products and donate $1 for each transaction made using mobile payment Apple Pay in ...


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'The Trans List' to air Dec. 5 - HBO Documentary Films will debut The Trans List Monday, Dec. 5, 7-8 p.m. CT, on HBO. Directed by portrait photographer/filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders ( HBO's The Black List, The Out List and The Latino List, among others ) and featuring interviews by Janet Mock, The Trans List shines a light on prominent members of the transgender community. Individuals such as Amos ...


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NUNN ON ONE Swingin' with Jane Lynch - Actress Jane Lynch returned to her roots in Illinois to accept a Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding contribution to comedy. She appeared at Second City to discuss her accomplishments at the opening reception for the Chicago Comedy Film Festival. What a career the Evergreen Park native has had. After graduating from Illinois State University, she spent 15 years at the ...


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NUNN ON ONE: THEATER Tom Hewitt hooks into 'Finding Neverland' - Inspired by the 2004 movie, Finding Neverland has now been made into a musical Broadway show. After closing this past August in New York, the production is now traveling and making its way to the Windy City. The story centers around Scottish writer J.M. Barrie, his relationship with Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, and her four sons. This serves as the inspiration ...


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Entertainment news: Andy Cohen, Ruby Rose, RuPaul, GALECA's top actresses, Madonna - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Bravo's Andy Cohen thinks Donald Trump is actually a Democrat, Page Six noted. During a panel with Sarah Jessica Parker at 92Y, Cohen said if he could talk to the president-elect, "I would say, 'I know you want to live in your gold-leaf tower but please don't; you're going to f—k up traffic.' I'd also say that 'you have the ...


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Film to critique Hollywood representations of disabled characters - From a press release - CHICAGO - A group of disability activists, scholars, and filmmakers are announcing their Kickstarter campaign to raise completion funds for Code the the Freaks, "a blistering critique of Hollywood representations of disabled characters that gives the mic to some of Hollywood's most incensed and ignored critics — actual disabled people, according to co-writer Susan Nussbaum. Taking its name from Tod ...


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Knight at the Movies: Holiday movie offerings - Like it or not, it's beginning to look like Christmas and if holiday movies are your thing ( and longtime readers of this column know that they are mine ), there's a nice assortment of holiday-themed movies—new and old on the big and small screen—to crank up your Yuletide spirit. Highlights of area screenings, some holiday fare on the small ...


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NUNN ON ONE: MOVIES Julie Dash talks 'Daughters of the Dust' - Filmmaker Julie Dash has left her mark on the world by making the first full-length feature by a African-American woman in general theatrical release in the United States debuting in 1992. The historic Daughters of the Dust went on to be included in the National Film Registry in the Library of Congress. After receiving an MFA in motion picture and ...


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Entertainment: Wanda Sykes, 'Transformation,' female superheroes, John Legend - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Wanda Sykes drew boos from the audience ( and then reportedly flipped off audience members ) at a charity event in Boston over the weekend when she criticized President-elect Donald Trump, The Hollywood Reporter noted. Onstage at the Nov. 12 Comics Come Home benefit show at the TD Garden, Sykes said, "After the election, I was going around consoling people. ...


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Ruth Negga on her breakout role in the movie 'Loving' - Ruth Negga is having the breakout year that all actors work and dream crave. Not only is the Irish-Ethopian actress co-starring in Preacher, AMC's red-hot TV series adaptation of the sci-fi action graphic novel ( just renewed for a second season ), but she's winning raves from critics and audiences for her portrayal of Mildred Loving in the movie Loving. ...


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Entertainment news: amfAR gala, Freddie Mercury, Ellen, Greg Louganis - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The seventh annual amfAR Inspiration Gala recently took place at Milk Studios in Los Angeles, Vogue noted. The gala, which this year raised more than $2 million for AIDS research programs, featured such attendees/performers as Heidi Klum, Kenneth Cole, Jesse Metcalfe, Charlize Theron, Paris Hilton, Jason Derulo, Cheyenne Jackson, Jane Lynch and Dita Von Teese. Theron and producer Jeffrey Katzenberg ...


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'[Trans]formation' Nov. 17-Dec. 17 - Nothing Without a Company and The Living Canvas are presenting the world premiere of [Trans]formation, devised by Ronen Kohn, Darling Squire, Avi Roque, Kevin Sparrow and Gaby Labotka, with Labotka directing. [Trans]formation is devised entirely from the works of, and performed by, transgender, genderqueer, intersex and non-binary artists. Designed and directed in the style of The Living Canvas, nude performers ...


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GLAAD Where We Are on TV report: LGBTQ representation hits record high - From a GLAAD press release - New York — GLAAD, the world's LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today released its annual Where We Are on TV report. Where We Are on TV analyzes the overall diversity of primetime scripted series regulars on broadcast networks and assesses the number of LGBTQ characters on cable networks and streaming services for the 2016-2017 TV season. This marks the 21st year ...


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Chicago International Film Festival closes out 52nd year - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Chicago International Film Festival was formed in 1964 by Michael Kutzca, who wanted to provide an alternative to mainstream Hollywood movies. From Oct. 13-27 the festival screened all the films at AMC River East 21 with contributors walking the red carpet beforehand. No, those are not Liza Minelli's eyes on the festival's logo created but Kutzca but starting off ...


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Kartemquin film fest Nov. 2-4 - Kartemquin Films will mark the culmination of its 50th-anniversary year with The Kartemquin Fall Festival, to be held in partnership with ArcLight Cinemas at the the ArcLight Chicago NEWCITY location, 1500 N. Clybourn Ave., on Nov. 2-4. The event will feature two Chicago premieres, sneak previews of three works-in-progress and new work from emerging Midwest documentary makers who have graduated ...


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MOVIES Jenkins, McCraney on their powerful film, 'Moonlight' - The new movie Moonlight has some of the year's best performances and, if there is any justice in the world, it will make a clean sweep come awards season. It tells the story of a gay protagonist named Chiron in three different stages of life in Miami. Moonlight stars Trevante Rhodes, Andre Holland, Janelle Monae, Ashton Sanders and Naomie Harris. ...


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'Love Is All You Need?' to screen at Center on Halsted Oct. 30 - The film Love Is All You Need? will be shown Sunday, Oct. 30, at 2 p.m. at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., as part of a 20-city, anti-bullying "Moviement" tour. The plot is as follows: In a small town, the university's star quarterback ( Briana Evigan ) is outed for being a heterosexual. Her forbidden love affair with ...


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Knight at the Movies: Moonlight; The Handmaiden - In my 12-and-a-half years as film critic for Windy City Times, I cannot recall another instance of what is happening this weekend at your local cinema: not one, but two, examples of superlative LGBT films are opening in Chicago. Okay: I know a certain team is in the World Series ( yes! ) but, pre- or post-game, please do make ...


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Pidgeon Pagonis: On their film, White House visit, being on 'Transparent' - Self described gender non-conforming intersex activist and filmmaker and Chicago native, Pidgeon Pagonis ( born in 1986 on the Northwest Side of Chicago ) has been making waves in the LGBTQIA community for about a decade including their documentary, "The Son I Never Had: Growing Up Intersex." Northwestern University's Rainbow Alliance recently hosted a screening and discussion of Pagonis' film ...


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Powerful documentary to premiere at 'TransReelization' - In one of the most powerful moments of the award-winning documentary film Free CeCe, transgender activist and civil rights icon CeCe McDonald talks with award-winning actress, activist and executive producer of the film Laverne Cox about her dreams while McDonald spent 19 months at the Minnesota Correctional Facility ( a level IV men's prison ) for defending herself against a ...


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Entertainment: 'Crime Story,' gay romance novel, Diana Ross, Lady Gaga - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On the heels of the highly-rated People v. O.J. Simpson first installment of American Crime Story dominating the long-form Emmy categories with 10 wins, including best limited series, Ryan Murphy's anthology series has been renewed for a third season by FX, Deadline revealed. The title of the new 10-episode installment will be Versace/Cunanan and will examine the July 1997 assassination ...


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Remastered 'Divine Miss M' out Oct. 21 - Rhino will revisit the early days of Bette Midler's career with a deluxe version of her iconic 1972 debut album, The Divine Miss M. The Divine Miss M: Deluxe Edition will be available Friday, Oct. 21, as a two-CD set for $19.98. This includes the remastered album, plus a bonus disc of singles, outtakes and demos, as well as new ...


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'Love Is All You Need?' showing Oct. 30 - The film Love Is All You Need? will be shown Sunday, Oct. 30, at 2 p.m. at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., as part of a 20-city, anti-bullying "Moviement" tour. The plot is as follows: In a small town, the university's star quarterback ( Briana Evigan ) is outed for being a heterosexual. Her forbidden love affair with ...


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NUNN ON ONE: Trans model Isis King struts out with a new show - Reality star Isis King first made a splash on America's Next Top Model, becoming the first transgender person to compete on the show. After that, she pursued fashion design that she studied in school. Now she is ready to come back with the new Oxygen Channel series Strut. With Whoopi Goldberg as executive producer, the show follows several transgender models, ...


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Southwest of Salem follows fight of four Latina lesbians for exoneration - INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY ANNOUNCES WORLD TELEVISION PREMIERE DATE FOR DOCUMENTARY SOUTHWEST OF SALEM: THE STORY OF THE SAN ANTONIO FOUR — Crime and Justice Network Activates Viewers to #FreeTheSA4 as they Battle for Exoneration — ( Silver Spring, Md. ) — In 1994, four Latina lesbians were wrongfully convicted of aggravated sexual assault and indecency against two young girls in San ...


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MOVIES Anthony Rapp: 'Bwoy' meets world - Although he lives in New York and his work has taken him all over the world, film, stage actor and singer Anthony Rapp often returns to his roots in Illinois, whether to watch his beloved Chicago Cubs continue an extraordinary season or to visit family outside of Joliet. However, on Sept. 26, the star of the original Broadway production of ...


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Remastered 'Divine Miss M' out Oct. 21 - Rhino will revisit the early days of Bette Midler's career with a deluxe version of her iconic 1972 debut album, The Divine Miss M. The Divine Miss M: Deluxe Edition will be available Friday, Oct. 21, as a two-CD set for $19.98. This includes the remastered album, plus a bonus disc of singles, outtakes and demos, as well as new ...


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MOVIES Blond Ambition dancers strike a new pose - Strike a Pose—a new documentary featuring Madonna's Blond Ambition dancers—dares to tell the truth about the 1991 behind-the-scenes documentary, Truth or Dare, but this time the dancers take center stage. Strike a Pose profiles the seven dancers ( Luis Camacho, Oliver Crumes III, Salim "Slam" Gauwloos, Jose Gutierez, Kevin Stea, Gabriel Trupin, and Carlton Wilborn ) and—with the exception of Trupin, ...


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Knight at the Movies: LGBTQ highlights of the Chicago International Film Festival - The 52nd edition of the Chicago International Film Festival kicks off Thursday, Oct. 13, with the Chicago premiere of director Damien Chazelle's ( Whiplash ) musical valentine La La Land, which has wowed festival audiences and stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as two LA dreamers—a jazz pianist and a budding actress with a thing for classic movie stars. The ...


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Animated film on America's first mass school shooting at Music Box - From a press release - TOWER, the documentary by Keith Maitland, opens at The Music Box Theatre on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. TOWER is an animated and action-packed look at America's first mass school shooting, when the worst in one man brought out the best in so many others. The documentary opens in Chicago at The Music Box Theatre on Friday, November 4th, 2016. The ...


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Entertainment: Wonder Woman, 'Horror Story,' Samira Wiley, Jared Leto - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The writer of the reborn Wonder Woman comics has revealed that the character is gay, according to Newsday. Greg Rucka told Comicosity that since Wonder Woman comes from the fictional all-female island nation of Themyscira, she "has been in love and had relationships with other women." Rucka isn't ruling out the potential for a romantic relationship with Steve Trevor, Wonder ...


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National roundup: YouTube star, Victory Fund, Hurricane Matthew - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - In California, British YouTube star Calum McSwiggan has appeared in court accused of lying to police over claims he was the victim of an anti-gay hate crime, PinkNews reported. McSwiggan's troubles began in June, when he posted a photo of himself in a hospital bed on social media, claiming that he was attacked outside a gay bar by three men ...


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Film story of a straight love in a gay world brings anti-bullying message - From a press release - ( Chicago, October 11, 2016 ) — In a small Middle American town, the university's star quarterback ( Briana Evigan ) is outed for being a heterosexual. Her forbidden love affair with a male journalist ( Tyler Blackburn ) rocks the town to its very core, setting off a series of catastrophic events that will forever change the community. LOVE ...


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Gay series 'Feral' on Dekkoo.com - Like HBO's Looking or Girls, but set in Memphis, Tennessee—that's how creator Morgan Jon Fox characterizes Feral, a Dekkoo.com original TV series that debuts Oct. 6 exclusively on the subscription streaming service dedicated to gay men, according to a press release. In Feral, Fox ( who is also the series writer and director ) weaves a tale of survival as ...


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Reeling Film Festival opens with Bianca Del Rio - A movie running in Chicago Filmmakers' Reeling 2016: The 34th Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival brought director Matt Kugelman and Hurricane Bianca herself, Bianca Del Rio, into town for the debut of the film on Sept. 22 at the Music Box Theatre. The line stretched down the street for the popular RuPaul Drag Race winner. There were many surprise guests ...


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Chicago Int'l Film Fest hosts celebratory event - The Chicago International Film Festival held a celebration at GreenRiver on Sept. 19. The 52nd year for the festival opens with a musical called La La Land, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, that runs Thursday, Oct. 13. Festival founder and artistic director Michael Kutza announced that celebrities and directors will be on the red carpet throughout the run until ...


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Reeling continues to entertain, enlighten until Sept. 29 - Extended for the online edition of Windy City Times - The second-oldest LGBT film festival in the world continues in Chicago, as Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival continues in Chicago through Thursday, Sept. 29. For complete festival information, including special guests, special events and updates, and to buy tickets, visit REELINGFILMFESTIVAL.ORG . LAZY EYE (***) (Sept. 28, 7 p.m.) Even though it was made by Tim Kirkman, ...


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Knight at the Movies: Fall LGBT movie special - The end of September means that fall movies and award season is just about here. This year, the studios have a couple of excellent LGBT contenders that may very well end up in the winner's circle. Read on for some highlights from the fall movie season. Late September King Cobra—Reeling, Chicago's LGBT film festival ( of which I'm ...


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Entertainment news: Marc Jacobs, Tituss Burgess, 'Hamilton,' 'Will & Grace' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Designer Marc Jacobs has apologized for having models with dreadlocks at his recent New York Fashion Week show, Page Six stated. "I apologize for the lack of sensitivity unintentionally expressed by my brevity," the designer wrote on Instagram. "I wholeheartedly believe in freedom of speech to express oneself through art, clothes, words, hair, music… EVERYTHING. Of course I do 'see' ...


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From This Day Forward, explores family with transgender dad, Oct. 10 - From a press release - A unique—and traditional—love story shows how a Midwestern family adapted to a life-altering transformation. What's it like to have a transgender parent—or spouse? How can a family stay together in the face of such significant change? What does a marriage-bound daughter want her father to wear for the traditional trip down the wedding aisle? Filmmaker Sharon Shattuck answers all these ...


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34th Reeling Film Festival makes America gay again - Extended for the online edition of Windy City Times - Last summer we celebrated the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage. This summer we mourned the victims of Orlando's Pulse massacre. But on the brighter side, the Republican presidential candidate (Is this really happening or am I trapped in a bad movie?) threw a crumb to the LGBTQ community, even if he couldn't pronounce it. Whatever happens, some people have ...


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Entertainment news: Lady Gaga, Lance Bass, Alexis Arquette, Zayn Malik - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Lady Gaga is reportedly inching closer to one of the biggest gigs on the planet: performing at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2017, Billboard reported. Sources have told the publication that Gaga is in talks for the 51st annual football showdown, scheduled for Feb. 5, 2017 at NRG Stadium in Houston. She released a new song, "Perfect Illusion," on ...


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MOVIES: REELING Hurricane Bianca (Del Rio) blows into the Windy City - Roy Haylock's alter ego, Bianca Del Rio, took home the crown on the sixth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. Combining humor with bright costumes, she snatched the title and is notably the first and only Latino winner of the hit Logo show. Afterward, Del Rio has returned for appearances on Drag Race as well as the second season of RuPaul's ...


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David Pevsner releases CD - David Pevsner, one of the writers of the off-Broadway revue Naked Boys Singing, has released Most Versatile, his first CD of "original gay songs," as a press release calls them. Work ( "The Naked Maid" ), sexual history ( "The Book of Lust" ), unfortunate medical situations ( "Pain in the Butt" ), fantasy ( "The Perky Little Porn Star" ...


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Nick Jonas film in Chicago in Sept. - GOAT—a film that stars Nick Jonas, Ben Schnetzer and James Franco—will open at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., on Friday, Sept. 23. The movie focuses on a fraternity pledging ritual that threatens to divide two brothers, portrayed by Jonas and Schnetzer. Andrew Neel directed the movie. ...


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'From Selma to Stonewall' Sept. 24 - From Selma to Stonewall: Are We There Yet? will screen at Kerasotes ShowPlace ICON Theatre, 150 W. Roosevelt Rd., on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Chicago International Social Change Film Festival. In the movie, a Black straight preacher and a white, lesbian activist form an unusual bond as they seek to find the intersection between ...


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MOVIES Hugo Weaving: 'Dress'-ed for success - Actor Hugo Weaving on wearing a dress ( again ) for The Dressmaker, the Wachowskis' gender transition, and the Priscilla sequel that could happen yet… Hugo Weaving likes to frock around. The Sydney-based actor first made his name starring alongside Guy Pearce and Terence Stamp as a drag queen crossing the Aussie outback in a silver bus in 1994's ...


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Spotlight on Tony 'n Tina's Wedding, Critics' Picks - Theater Spotlight Flash back to the 1980s with the Chicago return of interactive comedy hit Tony 'n Tina's Wedding. That's right—there's now a nostalgia angle applied to the largely improvised event show that ran and ran for a long time off-Broadway and in the Windy City. Tony 'n Tina's Wedding returns starting Thursday, Sept. 22, for the ceremony at Resurrection ...







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