What I love the most about the Golden Girls shows, apart from just everything. This was a show in the 80’s early 90’s, at the height of the AIDS virus outbreak. These four beautiful ladies and this beautiful show showed, that age is not an excuse to be ignorant.
Taylor Swift goes after twitter haters and those who hate the LGBTQ community. Her song writing is so clever you need to listen to it a couple of times to get what she is singing about. This video is using a colorful palate to get its point across.
For those wondering at home, Beyonce did not invent the pool party…Lying on a big floatie “video”. Even the caravan scene, Beyonce wasn’t the first. I love them both…but you need to calm down,lol
Here we are with another television series review! I just loved this one so much and I wanted to share it with you all, so if it comes up on your Netflix or something, you know…This…I want to watch this.
Dear Lord, now I hope that I do it justice!
What is “Pose?”
First you need to know that Pose is set around the end of the 1980’s. Aids is about and there not yet a “cure” for it. At this point I’m not even sure about the research at the time. Despite that, it’s a show that takes a look at African American, transsexual and gay POC and how they have found the “Ballroom” where they “Pose” (lol). Where they are free to be who they truly want to be, where it was SAFE for them to be who they wanted to be. It takes a look at how society, not only white, religious and the straight community treated trans people. How they treated each other through their placing in society and whether or not they “pass”. By pass I mean that by being a transgender person, whether or not they pass for looking female…or male.
Have to warn you…
I will be writing spoilers….
I have to start off by saying that I very much dislike how on the IMDb page they have put Evan Peters at the top of their list. I get that he is more probably well known then the others and he is actually in every episode (I haven’t seen the last two yet though, at this point). However, is he not really a main character, they could have literally any white guy play his part. Peter Evans plays the typical white married family man who…I can’t even say “falls in love”…But he becomes intoxicated by one of the ladies. So, enough about that.
I don’t know which character I loved more to be completely honest with you. What I loved about this show was that the characters were REAL. How can I describe it too you? A lot of the actual actors in this show are actually Transsexual AND Transgender to begin with, so they are absolutely coming from a place of realness. Pose is to date, the show with the largest reoccurring transsexual actors.
From the top of my head my favourite character has to be Pray Tell played by Billy Porter. The sassy dressmaker and DJ, speaker and in the opening credit that is his voice. I think I loved him the most because he was just so open and raw. Pray Tell was the character with the boyfriend, dying from Aids. When he finds out that he had Aids, he tries to keep it together but cannot anymore after making a promise to live to his dying boyfriend. It’s not just your usual promise to be happy either. It was a promise to be happy because Pray Tell has the aids and even though Pray Tell does not want to tell his boyfriend, but he can see it in Pray Tells eyes, be happy.
House of Evangelista
A “House” is where you get, pretty much, lost causes, and help each other and support each other to succeed. Well, that’s what they are supposed to be about, not every House is so supportive. They learn, they learn though. Both Houses have a “Mother” and you have to respect their rules, each house has a different mother and different rules.
The House of Evangelista are the main protagonist of the show, other than Pray Tell and Elektra Abundance from House of Abundance (who I also love).
The House of Evangelista consist of “Mother” Blanca Rodriguez, recently diagnosed with AIDS. Finally tired of feeling held back in the House of Abundance (lead by “Mother” the fabulous Elektra Abundance) Blanca decides to head out and start her own House. Along the way she bumps into a young Damon Richards a young gay man whose just been kicked out of his house (for being gay) and a beautiful Angel (that’s her name) a young transsexual having to sell her body for sex, which is where she meets Evan Peters character.
A bunch of misfits, just starting out in the Ballroom world.
What I really love about the show:
Not only does the show have the most transsexual reoccurring actors on a show. It still looks at all the topics surrounding gay people in the 80’s. Unlike a lot of other shows though, it doesn’t get to dark, but still keeps the seriousness. I absolutely love the relationship between Damon and Ricky (played by Dyllon Burnside). In all honesty I think it’s not only the first relationship I’ve seen between POC LGBT gay men, but it’s the most sweetest relationship I have seen between two men, just in general. Without the over PDA…I can’t stand that no matter what!lol
What I love most about the show though, even with the competing House. They are still there for each other. The show shows what a family can be, that a family does not have to be “blood”. They just have to “be”.
Oh dear lordy, Scarlett Johansson has done it again…
It did make me start though how many times has this happened…I started to compile a last, of just the last few years alone.
Scarlett Johansson – Transgender, Ghost in the Shell – Not transgender, not Asian
Nick Robinson – Love, Simon…Is in fact, not gay. Even though a lot of his co-stars are.
Death Note – With the white American boy…Have to be honest, I didn’t even watch it…It was a mostly white cast though, wasn’t it?
I guess I don’t understand in this day and age, where everything is so finely scrutinised…How these studios are still screwing it up? I have a hard time believing that there isn’t a good enough transgender person, Asian, or gay actor…That could play these roles instead?
Now, I’m not big in the whole Hollywood industry thing…I am pretty sure though that there are enough Asian, Gay, Transgender people in the community. Heck, I am sure that there is a Asian Gay Transgender person!
My partner was listening to some YouTube videos the other day and I could just hear it out of the corner of my…ear
I’m not sure how man people have heard of the feminist Anita Sarkessian. She has created a lot of outrage in the gaming community, because she’s very vocal about women’s role in the gaming community. Which ended up with her receiving deaths, rape and pipe bomb threats. #GamerGate … Now I don’t ever agree with extremist on any topic, they are usually very detrimental to whatever cause they are representing. I didn’t really find what she said that bad. The real irony thing was that she proved the point that the gaming community has a bas attitude. The video that my partner was listening too…Was a guy trying to point out everything wrong with what she was saying about Bioshock. I had agreed with what they both were saying. Definitely not enough to send someone death threats so bad she had to move.
I thought it was interesting the comments though, proving her exact point. That the gaming community is a toxic one. The comments were talking about her “lies”. When all she’s talking about is an opinion, and how she believes the games could be better represented. I was expecting this man-hating, shrill woman…and she’s just not. Proving her point again.
One and only thing that never seems to occur to these people…You don’t have to watch her, you don’t have to listen to her. In all the comments about her lies…Not one of the commentators, made mention of them and what the lie is/was?
Anyways…I digress from my original topic.
Which is that…Why do we seem to pay attention to the extremist anyways? Anyone with any common sense would know…well SHOULD know better than to listen to them anyways. I don’t. Extremist’s are usually coming from a place of hate to begin with and so have walls up already. Not that they shouldn’t be listened too…Usually though people’s interactions with these people end up being a shouting/argument match.
I just recently called some people of the Gay community the “Kanye Wests” of the Gay Community after they said there are certain groups of the Gay Community that who cannot be apart of the Pride month. Get outta here! I sort of regret calling them the Kanye West’s, but I don’t regret it 100%.
LGBT? LGBTQ? LGBTQIA? Hey Philly, what’s the ideal acronym? Philly.com, by Michael Boren, Staff Writer
So I hear that overseas in America today, possibly yesterday, is the first day of Pride Month. I’ve been trying to find out if Australia had a specific month for Pride, because June is the beginning of Winter here. We don’t have a lot of parades, because the weather is just bad, but we still do “celebrate” Pride month during June.
The first Mardi Gras in Australia was held on 24 June 1978 at 10 pm as a night-time celebration following a morning protest march and commemoration of the Stonewall Riots More than 500 people moved down Oxford St, calling for an end to discrimination against homosexuals in employment and housing, an end to police harassment and the repeal of all anti-homosexual laws. They marched in honour of those after the Stonewall (link is too an Australia site regarding Stonewall) riots in 1969.
Now, I have a particular topic I would like to talk about quickly with you all my Pride that I have for my brother. My brother is probably the prettiest Drag Queen that ever has Drag Queened…Not that I’m completely biased or anything. He does do a lot of other Queens costumes and they are fabulous and you can catch him at:
Vau d’vile Drag Cabaret Restaurant located in Fitzroy, Melbourne!