Deep in the eye of the storm of prepping my own upcoming feature White Frog, I had the privilege to catch a private screening of Roland Emmerich’s Anonymous, one of the most successful queer Hollywood directors’ take on the authorship of Shakespeare. A sumptuous and complex epic of literary intrigue, Anonymous stars the ever fabulous Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Elizabeth I who bears a forbidden relationship to one of the greatest literary figures of English literature.
If Shakepeare in Love is a comedy, then Anonymous certainly fashions itself after a Shakespeare tragedy. Continue reading
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be rich and gaymous? In life, you can have it all if you’re rich and gaymous. I tagged along with my producer to director Roland Emmerich’s party at his sprawling Hollywood Hills estate complete with a mansion and pool house where the early Tarzan movies were shot.
I’ve been there several times, and I’ve always wondered what it would like to be rich and gaymous like Mr. Emmerich. Continue reading
I actually had a lot of fun at my Senior Prom; we created our own fun Kings & Queens like Best Hair, Best Smile, Most Athletic, Most Geek Chic, and other crazy categories. I happened to win two categories, Friendliest and Most Artistic King. Anyway, when I heard that the boys of Glee are doing Teen Vogue’s Prom Issue I was, well, gleeful.
The four boys featured are Harry Shum, Jr. (Mike aka Other Asian), Darren Criss (Blaine), Chord Overstreet (Sam), and Kevin McHale (Artie). While I had hoped that Chris Colfer (Kurt) would make the cut, I am really happy with the chosen ones. To be honest, I’m just happy that it’s not Lea Michele (after her CQ and Cosmopolitan “controversial” spread). These boys looks so dapper in their prom outfits you just wish you could bring one of them as your prom date :)
Did you know that Harry Shum, Jr. was born in Costa Rica and is fluent in Spanish and Chinese? Also, he is a dancer and choreographer for a dance web series The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers who have performed at Ellen DeGeneres’ Ellen’s Even Bigger Really Big Show, Glee Live! Tour, and last year’s Academy Awards! Love him even more now? Yeah, take a number.
Darren Criss joins the long list of ridiculously good looking half-Asian actor; he has a Filipino mother and an Irish father. Before Glee, his claim of fame was his portrayal of Harry Potter in A Very Potter Musical and A Very Potter Sequel, which he wrote most of the music. Oh yeah, he also released an EP called Human on iTunes. *sigh* Continue reading
“OMG. Was that liek teh most boringest oscars evar? #smh”
So, the Oscars are over and over the past week, we all had to sit through a barrage of tweets and facebook updates containing witticisms and regurgitated jokes about the Academy. Lots of tired “what the hell was she wearing” quips and “Kirk Douglas is going to give me nightmares”. A lot of received opinions flew about the travesty of having 10 Best Picture nominees while other screeds were posted about the injustice of Christopher Nolan’s exclusion from the Best Director category.
“Ok, someone needs to tell Melissa Leo that the Queen wants her doily back. ROFLMAO!!!1 #fashionpolice”
“It’s the young and hip Oscars!” hailed co-host Anne Hathaway after Kirk Douglas became the most adoring presenter and gave the award for Best Supporting Actress to Melissa Leo, who proceeded to drop the F-bomb. “Fantastic! This is going to be a great, fun show!” I thought. It does seem that the Academy really try to make this year’s show to be the awesomest Oscar ceremonies you’ve ever seen. Continue reading
First rule of predicting Oscar winners: Don’t let your emotions get you. It’s all a game. It’s no longer about what’s the best movie of the year anymore (that belongs to Please Give), it’s about who’s due, who’s “in”, who has more connection *cough*Weinstein*cough*. However, you just never know with the Oscar so we just have to watch the show and expect the unexpected. Here’s what I think should/will win this year: Continue reading
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