At the Golden Globes last week, Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto both won acting awards for their performances in Dallas Buyers Club. Leto is pretty much a lock to repeat his win at the Oscars in March, and McConaughey has a strong shot of repeating as well. As they prepare their Oscar speeches – because, let’s… Read More Beyond the Character
A pair of stories over the past few weeks have me thinking about coming out. More specifically: when is it okay for a public figure to come out on their own terms, versus being forced out? The first story concerns Robin Roberts, the anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America. Although her sexuality’s been an open secret… Read More To Out, or Not to Out?
Since December, one of the biggest pop culture stories that just won’t seem to die concerns Phil Robertson, patriarch of the Duck Dynasty family and espouser of ideas like homosexual behavior being the center of sinful behavior and the preference of a vagina to a man’s anus (his words, not mine). And since the subject hasn’t died… Read More Winning the Culture Wars
Recent Oscar seasons have typically been long, drawn-out affairs where everyone knows who’s going to win far before the actual Academy Awards ceremony. Not this year, though. Thanks to a wide number of Oscar hopefuls, this year’s roundup of nominees is proving difficult to pin down. The only thing certain? Seth MacFarlane’s turn as Oscar… Read More The Great Oscar Debate
Well, there’s one American Idol winner who’s not supportive of the gays. Fantasia Barrino took to Instagram to lash out at people who judge her while gay marriage and marijuana become legal in the country. Her publicist says that the controversial post is being taken out of context, citing her performance at various LGBT events. So basically, Fantasia hates… Read More WTF?! Tidbits: The Latest Pop Culture Craziness (1/9/2013)
Pop music and the gay community have a long, storied relationship. In the past few decades, some of the most prominent supporters of the LGBT community have been pop stars. Along with their support come accusations of the stars having ulterior motives, whether related to image or commercial appeal. Now, I’m not one to indulge… Read More Nicki Minaj’s Support of LGBT Community is Questionable
As a self-confessed pop culture fanatic with an eye towards television, I’ve been encouraged in recent years by the growth of gay representation in TV programming. I wish I could say the same for other parts of our community, but the increased presence of gay characters on TV is at least a step forward. I’m… Read More Finally, There’s Diversity in Gay Television Representation
In case you’re one of the 12 people who haven’t heard about it at this point, the film adaptation of The Hunger Games, a wildly popular young adult book series, hit theaters this month. It’s positioned as the next mega-successful entry into the film industry in the vein of the Harry Potter or Twilight series. Since… Read More Jumping on the Bandwagon?
Why do people sometimes hold a high level of regard for certain celebrities – people who, in most cases, they’ve never met and only know about on a superficial level? I find myself asking this question while thinking about meeting one of my favorite singers a few weeks ago. Adam Lambert was in Atlanta earlier… Read More When Celebrities Are More Than Just Celebrities
Dear Meryl, Where do I begin? I guess I could start with my own congratulations to you on winning your third Oscar for The Iron Lady. With the award, you’re one of the most Oscar-awarded actors in history, joining the ranks of Jack Nicholson and Katharine Hepburn, among others. You already hold the record for most… Read More An Open Letter to Meryl Streep