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The New Camp (pt. 3)

by H.P.

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Last week, we took a closer look at new camp favorite Michael Lucid of Pretty Things. Today, we’re going to talk to Chris Vargas and Greg Youmans of Falling in Love…with Chris and Greg

Popular for their radically queer take on the sitcom, Chris and Greg have formed quite the following at LGBT film festivals and through their YouTube channel, LovingChrisandGreg.

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Racist or Ironic (Part 2)

by H.P.

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Last week, I posted some clips from movies that had scenes of stereotypically Asian behavior and my question for each one was: Racist or Ironic?

Interestingly, most of the people who had responses e-mailed, facebooked or tweeted them directly to me as opposed to commenting on the site. I understand, too; the responses can generate such vitriol. So, I’m keeping opinions anonymous and continuing the experiment with Racist or Ironic, part 2.

Dude, Where’s My Car? – “And Then…”


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Racist or Ironic? (Part 1)

by H.P.


We’ve all seen The Slanted Screen, right? We all know about the racist characters in classic films like Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Sixteen Candles, and Indiana Jones. And because we’ve all seen them and have made note, that means that all of the filmmakers out there, in this day and age, have seen them, too, right?

Hopefully.

The answer to a lot of the racist characters of decades past was to make after school specials that attack those antiquated sensibilities. We suddenly saw a yellow Ranger in our children’s programming. And in younger channels, we see Asian protagonists who educate everyone in the ways of being Chinese. Continue reading