Robert Mitchum plays Wade Hunnicutt, a small town southern patriarch in Vincente Minnelli’s splashy, trashy and wonderful Home From The Hill (1960).
Along with Mitchum, who won his only acting awards for this film, are Eleanor Parker as his frigid wife who holds back her favors to punish him for his philandering, George Hamilton as his naive son Theron, whom he helps to become a man, George Peppard as Rafe, a young man who holds a secret no one wants to hear and Luana Patton, who falls for one boy and ends with another. Shot on location in Texas in gorgeous Technicolor, this heated melodrama, taken from a novel by William Humphrey, is filled with enough action, adventure, steamy sex and lurid family secrets to make the hottest summer nights even hotter.
AND TIME Courage isn't just a matter of not being frightened. It's being afraid and doing what you have to do anyway
Adventures In Space and Time is a weekly throwback to Doctor Who proper (as opposed to the sub-Spielberg, pseudo-soap 21st century reboot), with clips from the BBC's official Doctor Who YouTube channel.
This week, the sixth Doctor is forced to watch Peri have her head shaved, and then die. Who's to say which fate is worse? Watch out for the beefcake extras...
Stonewall: LGBT revisionism and LGBT careerism. "In short: Truth is sanitized - revised to comport with a preset idea of how it was Way Back When... As an activist/writer, I'm familiar with the wrath of revisionists upset at seeing their cozy assumptions punctured. And it makes sense: careers are built on 'owning' a socially approved angle on a profitable commodity, such as being a 60s radical, or vanguard 70s 'gay activist.' But the actuality of such eras is far different from reductionist simplicities and certainties translated into easy generalizations."
Where's the justice when a white paedophile gets fifteen years in jail and Michael Johnson gets thirty?
Black women, gay men are suffering at the hands of the police too. "Media attention has focused on the mistreatment of African-American men by police, but black women — and all minorities — are suffering too."
Public high school in San Francisco to launch an LGBT history class.
Out of the woods. A visit to a semi-secret LGBT commune in the middle of Tennessee.
The American Foundation for Equal Rights, the non-profit organisation started in 2009 to fight California’s Proposition 8, has announced its closure.
Watch | Flashback to 1991 and The Phil Donahue Show marriage equality debate. How far we've come...
The lost girls of Rocky Mount. "In a small town in rural North Carolina, a serial killer has evaded justice for six years by sticking to a ruthlessly simple plan: He preys on black women who have slipped away from their lives, who live and hustle on the streets—the ones who are already almost dead.
What happened to Garrett Phillips? "In 2011, 12-year-old Garrett Phillips was killed in his upstate New York home. Years passed with no arrest, and now Nick Hillary, a former college soccer coach and an ex-boyfriend of Phillips’s mother, awaits trial on a murder charge. But Hillary and a vocal group of supporters say that he has been wrongfully accused."
This is 39-year-old Sebastian Szerer. The former head of housekeeping at the luxury London Reubens Hotel has been jailed for six years after raping a 24-year-old man he lured in with a fake job interview.
Israel | Ultra-Orthodox leader Chief Rabbi Aryeh Stern has visited the victims in hospital. A spokesperson for Stern said of the visit: “The rabbi told [the victim] that Judaism and bloodshed are mutually exclusive. He prayed for the man’s recovery and the healing of all those wounded.”
Israel | Itzik Shmuli, a MP for the Zionist Union, has come out as gay in the wake of the attack. "We can no longer remain silent because the knife is raised against the neck of the entire LGBTI community, my community," he wrote in Yedioth Ahronoth.
The Bob Mizer Foundation has launched a Kickstarter fundraising project that will assist in the permanent preservation of the vast collection of color transparencies produced by controversial Los Angeles photographer Bob Mizer from the late 1940s until his death in 1992.
Review | Hotel Living, by Ioannis Pappos. "Pappos is not breaking any new ground here, but his easy writing style and lost-but-lovable characters pull you into the world of Stathis, a poor son of a fisherman from an ordinary little Greek village via San Francisco, an upper-crust business school in Paris where he is educated with the privileged European elite, and to the boardrooms, bars and bedrooms of New York City from after 9/11 to the financial crash of 2008."
Review | Gay Directors, Gay Films?:Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, John Waters, by Emanuel Levy. "While it may seem under-theorized to an academic audience accustomed to more rigorous comparative work, for a general interest audience, it will serve as a breezy introduction to the field and to intriguing questions about gay subjectivity, identity and the difference. When viewed as an introduction, however, the book is troubling: directors of color are totally absent, and thirty years of inquiry into gay and queer subjectivities is largely ignored."
Here's the first poster for director Roland Emmerich's film about the 1969 Stonewall riots, which opens 25th September.
Roland Emmerich responds to Stonewall Critics. "Some who've seen the trailer say the film discounts the contributions of trans people and racial minorities; Emmerich says it does not..."
...And lead actor Jeremy Irvine has spoken up too. "Marsha P Johnson is a major part of the movie, and although first hand accounts of who threw the first brick in the riots vary wildly, it is a fictional black transvestite character played by the very talented @vlad_alexis who pulls out the first brick in the riot scenes.”
Larry Kramer had this to say about the controversy: "Don’t listen to the crazies. For some reason there is a group of 'activists' that insists on maintaining their prime importance and participation during this riot. unfortunately there seems no one left alive to say 'it wasn't that way at all', or 'who are or where the fuck were you.'"
Stonewall: Roland Emmerich and Jon Baitz's failure of imagination. "Emmerich fails to answer the most salient question of the film's critics: Why on Earth did you need to insert this 'midwestern [white] man' into the Stonewall story as the tortured hero? Emmerich says that the film 'deeply honors' the real life activists, but why isn't the movie 'centering' on them instead?"
Five tweets that sum up why people are upset about Stonewall.
What happened after I watched Brokeback Mountain with my straight father.
Straight Outta Comptonputs California city back under scrutiny. "The highly anticipated biopic about NWA will put the 10-mile sprawl back in the public eye. Is Compton still a violence-riddled ghetto? Has anything changed?"
TCM’s Film Noir Into the Darkness course study group: Conclusion.
Review | Seashore. "Although it has its frustrations, particularly a rather pointed desire to be seen as serious cinema in way that edges towards pretentiousness, underneath that Seashore is a well studied look at teen friendship and the point where bromance may become something more."
Watch | Stonewall (trailer); Daddy (trailer); Closet Monster (trailer); In The Grayscale (trailer); Love in the Time of Civil War (trailer); and Creed (trailer)...
HBO's gay president Michael Lombardo claims canceling Looking was "very painful on a personal level."
First gay African-American superhero joinsArrow. Echo Kellum is to play Mr. Terrific.
Ta-ra Cilla, TV's queen matchmaker. "With her power suits and hairspray, Cilla Black dominated 1980s TV light-entertainment. She paved the way for reality formats but no female presenter has since matched her success."
Watch | Social Theory series 2, episode 4 - Full Circle; The Boyz Next Door LA episode 4 - Bottles Up; Coming Out, season two (trailer); BoyDrama series 3, Chapter 1 - The Languishing; and Capitol Hill - starringRuPaul's Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon (and Pit Crew God Jason Carter, above) and porn star Colby Keller - season two (trailer).
Le1f's new album tackles racial injustices, trans rights, and clean water. "Le1f is gay and raps about being gay, but he's not a gay rapper. The 'gay rap' for which Le1f has become known is far more complicated than the term allows. It centers on challenging the power and destruction of the male gaze and the fetishization of his black body by white men."
Helix Studios responds to viewers who feel “guilty” looking at young men. "It really bothers me that gay men are so stigmatized by stereotypes of pedophilia placed on them by anti-gay conservatives. Straight porn’s bread and butter is ‘barely legal’ female models and nobody cares, meanwhile gay men somehow feel guilty looking at porn unless the guy has a hairy chest or looks over 30. It doesn’t make sense. These 18-year-old models actually look like 18-year-olds. Nothing at all wrong with that, and definitely nothing to feel guilty about."
The last breaths of a dying asbestos mine. "Nearly everyone else on the planet agrees the age of asbestos is over. But the generations of men who’ve built their lives harvesting this powerful poison aren’t ready to turn out the lights."
I own 51% of this company!
“I like big loads and I cannot lie," detergent brand Surf declares in new ad featuring topless hunks.
Apocalypse in the land of Starbucks. "Fears of a major earthquake in the Pacific north-west have thrown the region into panic, and put me off ever climbing Seattle’s Space Needle."
"I would also like to take this opportunity to squash the persistent rumours about mysterious 'disappearances' and emphasize that rural and urban areas are now enjoying a life of harmony and peace. I'm sure you're glad to hear this. And I'm happy you're glad."