Arts, Entertainment, Books, Fashion
Having raided the pop scrapheap, Nathan and Olivier have chosen their band. Now the boys have got just four weeks to record a single, make a pop video and play live to an audience of thousands.
It looks like an impossible challenge. 6' 2'' Russ Spencer is built like a prop forward. Nineteen-year old Austin Drage is a gym-freak with Popeye biceps. Only slim, leggy Martin Ryecroft seems to have the potential to make it as a girl.
The boys' total transformation will be helped along by a crack team of choreographers, stylists, make-up artis... [more]
San Francisco Bay Times - Sister Dana Van Iquity
Producers/directors John Catania and Charles Ignacio’s stunning documentary, The Lady In Question Is Charles Busch, begins its one-week run April 14 at the Castro Theatre. This fascinating mixture of movie clips, home movies, and interviews opens us up to the wonderful world of Busch—talented actor, gifted writer, awesome female impersonator… and most importantly—classic leading lady. Through a span of several decades and occasional flashbacks to his youth, we see the development of his genius in authoring and acting—from doing wa... [more]
blogcritics.org - Howard Dratch
A transvestite whore is dead in Venice. He/she was dressed, made-up and wearing red high heels. Commissario Brunetti of the Venetian police is sent to investigate in this formula mystery/police procedural by Donna Leon that proved a good enough read to demand a review.
It is the earliest of the mystery series set in Venice, Italy revolving around the good investigator, Brunetti that I have read. I say "I have read" because this is number 14 in the series. Ms. Leon is prolific. More to the point is that she is keeping the characters ... [more]
InsideBayArea.com - Eleni Economides, Staff Writer
NEWARK — The story of slain Newark transgender teen Gwen Araujo has been told in court, on TV and in the newspapers. Now, it will appear in movie form.
The Lifetime channel, in conjunction with Sony Pictures Television, began production of the film April 2 in Vancouver. It is expected to air in June. Currently titled "The Gwen Araujo Story," the film's creators hope to educate people about the struggle of gender identity.
Executive producer Philip Krupp believes the film will break new ground for au... [more]
Truth in drag (Apr 7, 2006)
Dallas Voice - John S. Hall - Contributing Writer
In high heels and falsies, trenchant memoir staggers along the wildly funny side
“I Am Not Myself These Days: A Memoir,” by Josh Kilmer-Purcell. (HarperPerennial 2006) 334 pp., $13.95.
Since Oprah chewed ... [more]
Out of Bounds (Apr 6, 2006)
CN8 - The Comcast Network
Be sure to mark this one on your calendar...
Out of Bounds
Date: Friday, April 07, 2006 at 11:00 PM
Host: Lou Tilley
Contributors to Baseball Prospectus break down the season to come.
Plus, a baseball "chang... [more]
Alice in Genderland: A Crossdresser Comes of Age (Mar 27, 2006)
By Richard J. Novic, M.D.
Available at iUniverse.com & Amazon.com
Reviewed by Karen Webb AND Highly recommended by Jon
When it comes to the transgendered world, there have been a lot of autobiographical books by a lot of people, and I've read just about all of them. But ... [more]
Shows: The Surreal Life (Mar 24, 2006)
VH1.com - Shows
What happens if you mix a 70's sitcom star, a Music Video Vixen, a crazy 80's hair band guitarist, add in a Playboy bunny, and Mr. Smash Mouth, shake liberally with the ultimate TV mom/hypno-therapist and a dash of Transgender Hollywood Royalty?
You get ... [more]
Breakfast on Pluto (Mar 23, 2006)
Info From IMDb
Plot Outline: As foster kid Patrick "Kitten" Braden (Murphy) grows up, he leaves behind his small-town life in Ireland for London, where he's reborn as a transvestite cabaret singer in the 1960s and 70s.
User Comments: A bril... [more]
You Don't Know Jacques: Boston’s only Drag Club is a hotspot (Feb 21, 2006)
By Kaitlin Keane - The Patriot Ledger
Walking into Jacques Cabaret, I was almost fooled. Stepping from the brick sidewalks of Boston’s Back Bay and through the dark entrance, it is easy to mistake the age-old drag club for a rundown Beantown pub.
Two old wooden bars, a ... [more]
Felicity Huffman - Oscar Nomination - TransAmerica (Feb 2, 2006)
February 2, 2006 - Received from the National Center for Transgender Equality
NCTE offers our congratulations to Felicity Huffman on her Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Huffman portrays Bree, a transwoman traveling across the country with her son, in the film Tran... [more]
Beauties in Heels, and the Men Who Love Them (Oct 7, 2005)
By DENNY LEE - Published: October 2, 2005
CALL her a hussy, a tramp, even. But don't call her gay, especially to her face. "I don't like men who like men," said Georgina, a plump 47, who wore a strawberry blond wig, saucers of blue eye shadow and enough pancake makeup to camouflage a beard. "... [more]
Trans Generation (Sep 24, 2005)
A Sundance Channel Production in association with Logo. An 8 Part Reality Series with a Twist, the entire Series deals with Transgendered People and Episode 1 in now available for Online Viewing.
For trannies and the men who love them, Divas is the place (Apr 18, 2005)
This is a great article written by John Koopman for the San Franciso Chronicle about one of my Personal Favorite Tranny Bars. Very well written, it's right on the money. He looks at Diva's from the point of view of the Girls who frequent Diva's, Diva's owner and Diva's Customers... a great, informat... [more]
A little after 10:30 on a recent Saturday night, Destiny took the stage at Jacques Cabaret in Boston. In a figure-hugging outfit, the drop-dead gorgeous singer launched into a medley of Janet Jackson's greatest hits.
Destiny is a man. Jacques is a renowned gay bar. So why was the che... [more]
Beautiful Boxer coming to the US (Jan 24, 2005)
Thanks to one of our Members, Bangkok Bobby, for pointing this out... I'll reprint his eMail in full below...
Your website is great! Didn't know if you wanted to alert members via your site about the US limited release of the Thai Movie Beautiful Boxer. It opened Friday in San Franci... [more]
A Lively Day in the Life of 'Dead Like Me' (Aug 17, 2004)
Life, death and especially resurrection are at the heart of Showtime's "Dead Like Me," airing Sundays. The sophomore comedy-drama focuses on Grim Reapers, undead creatures who collect souls from the doomed in the instant before death.
"Dead Like Me" is the sort of show where one can s... [more]
Support groups back Nadia victory (Aug 7, 2004)
Nadia Almada's Big Brother victory has been hailed as an important step forward for the transsexual community.
UK support groups were delighted that the British public backed the 27-year-old throughout her 10-week stay in the house.
She received almost 3.9 million votes.
Sex-Swap Viewers Bristle at Bru Ad (Jul 20, 2004)
A CHEEKY ad for Irn-Bru will have to be changed - after watchdogs ruled a sex-change housewife having a shave was offensive to transsexuals.
At least 17 viewers, including some who admitted to being transsexual, complained about the ad when it was shown on TV recently - even though it... [more]
Hollywood in drag -- what a laugh (May 5, 2004)
Comedies about cross-dressers continue to fascinate filmmakers.
By Jay Boyar
Sentinel Movie Critic
Check out the top two spots on the American Film Institute's list of the best-ever comedies and you'll find they have something in common.
No. 1, Som... [more]