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Queer eye for gay TV representation

Queer eye for gay TV representation

By Victoria A. Brownworth

Re the "Queer Eye" re-boot: We didn't think it was possible to re-imagine a show that seemed perfect the first time, but Netflix created a new Fab Five a decade after the initial show in both a delight and a revelation.

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By Victoria A. Brownworth | November 6, 2018

GLAAD's new "Where We Are on TV" report is out, and the numbers are up, which is great. But those numbers are also deceptive, because they don't tell the whole story.

By Brian Bromberger | October 30, 2018

Created by BBC and now available on Amazon Prime, "A Very English Scandal," a three-part/three-hour series, is a breezy dissection of hypocritical British attitudes toward homosexuality and insular homophobia.


By Victoria A. Brownworth | October 23, 2018

As the clock ticks down to midterms, don't let the Republicans' desperate move of going on every available TV pundit slot and proclaiming Democrats "the mob" and "criminal class" deter you from voting.

By Victoria A. Brownworth | October 10, 2018

We've spent way too much time watching CSPAN of late, but we're grateful for this network devoted solely to the actions of our government in real time.


By Brian Bromberger | September 26, 2018

Gay fashion designer Christian Siriano is a wonderful example of what can happen when an LGBTQ child grows up in a supportive family and is encouraged to follow their dreams.

By Victoria A. Brownworth | September 26, 2018

Watching this latest drama play out over CNN and MSNBC has been a brutal reminder of just how misogynist America is, and how very little has changed since the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas hearings in 1991.


By Sari Staver | September 19, 2018

"Love, Gilda," the new documentary about Gilda Radner that opens Fri., Sept. 21 at Landmark Theatres, is a gold mine of nuggets from the all-too-short life of the great comedian.

By Sari Staver | September 12, 2018

The incomparable Lily Tomlin returns to the Bay Area stage for a benefit performance of her one-woman show "An Evening of the Classic Lily Tomlin." The award-winning actress will perform a two-hour show on Thurs., Sept. 20, 8 p.m. at Zellerbach Hall.


By Victoria A. Brownworth | September 12, 2018

The most compelling miniseries of the new fall TV season has been, without question, the hearings for SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

By Jim Gladstone | September 12, 2018

It's been almost a year since Jackie Hoffman turned in what may be the most widely seen performance of her career.


By Brian Bromberger | September 5, 2018

Lee Daniels, the powerhouse gay African-American director and producer, is profiled in the PBS summer series "Breaking Big," hosted by Carlos Watson, available to watch through September.

By Victoria A. Brownworth | August 29, 2018

Aretha Franklin is dead, and Trump is still healthy as a Clydesdale. Is it any wonder we need scripted TV to keep us sane?


By Brian Bromberger | August 22, 2018

Another outstanding entry in Logo-TV's final presentation in its three-documentary summer series. "Quiet Heroes," which premiered earlier this year at Sundance, will be shown on August 23, continuing through the rest of the month, streamable on August 24.

By Victoria A. Brownworth | August 15, 2018

Rosie O'Donnell has been making the political pundit tour since her protest concert with Broadway stars in front of the White House, while lesbian heartthrob Ruby Rose, she of the many tats on "Orange Is the New Black," will be the next TV Batwoman.


By Brian Bromberger | August 8, 2018

"When the Beat Drops" not only reveals the underground dance movement "bucking," but also uncovers courageous creative resistance in the often-stigmatized world of black gay men.

By Victoria A. Brownworth | August 1, 2018

After watching the final two episodes of "Pose" twice because we couldn't let go and because they were so pitch perfect, we were struck by how much we wanted more.


By Roberto Friedman | July 26, 2018

The audience for the opening night of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 38 at the Castro Theatre last Thursday night knew that they were in the presence of genius.

By Brian Bromberger | July 26, 2018

Logo-TV's latest documentary "Light in the Water" tells the untold story of a LA competitive swim team that became a force in the LGBTQ sports movement.


By Victoria A. Brownworth | July 18, 2018

To paraphrase Robert Browning, "Ah to be in England, now that Trump Baby is there."

By Victoria A. Brownworth | July 4, 2018

We thought we would be writing about new, neo-noir summer series, like HBO's "Sharp Objects" or FX's "The Sinner," debuting in July.


By David-Elijah Nahmod | June 27, 2018

Openly gay Leslie Jordan, beloved as queenie closet case Beverly Leslie on NBC's Will and Grace, returns to Feinstein's at The Nikko for a two-night run of raucous, autobiographical comedy.

By Victoria A. Brownworth | June 20, 2018

Every Pride we search for LGBT TV to make us feel more present for the non-LGBT viewers. Every Pride we want to be seen.


By Victoria A. Brownworth | June 6, 2018

There is no downtime during the Trump Administration. We keep waiting for it, the week where there's no news or even limited news, where the TV isn't abuzz with the latest "Wait, WHUT?"

By Victoria A. Brownworth | May 23, 2018

We do love weddings. We aren't fans of the monarchy and think the French and Russians got that one right, but we really do think Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are beyond adorable.


By Victoria A. Brownworth | May 9, 2018

It's that time again: May brings not just flowers, but season and series finales. Season finales we can handle, but the series finales of shows we love? Hard, very hard.

By Victoria A. Brownworth | April 25, 2018

And now let us praise Famous Men. "Genius: Picasso," which premiered April 24, is spectacular. Where Nat Geo's "Einstein" at times felt like work and not a little punishing, "Picasso" is mesmerizing.


By Victoria A. Brownworth | April 11, 2018

There are only two more episodes, April 12 & 19, until the series finale of "Scandal," and we can't quite imagine the TV political landscape without it.

By Victoria A. Brownworth | March 28, 2018

If you're reading this, Trump hasn't blown up the planet.


By Victoria A. Brownworth | March 7, 2018

The Emmy-nominated and Tony-winning actor Alan Cumming, whom we were fortunate to see on stage in "Cabaret" 20 years ago, has always been willing to take risks in his acting and his life.

By David-Elijah Nahmod | March 5, 2018

Why do Dark Shadows fans hate so much?


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