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Sparkle SPARKLER, Sparkle!!

The latest  Entertainment Weekly cover with the headline, ‘Gay Teens on TV,’ is a fantastic visual to behold.  Especially if you think about all the people wandering through airports, supermarkets and bookstores, who are probably doing a double take to make sure they actually saw the word ‘gay’ and ‘teen’ in the mainstream press.  We’ve come a long way for sure, and I was really excited to find out that an ‘indie’ film from 1997, titled SPARKLER, is finally  available on DVD.  A good reminder of a time when queer characters were incorporated into the fabric of a story, long before the in-your-face ‘pop-a-tude,’ glamor of Adam Lambert. Continue reading