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TWO ARTIFACTS of LGBT popular culture in 2021 feel like déjà vu all over again, particularly evoking the zeitgeist of the 1980s. Each in its way has been a stake through the hypocritical heart of America’s religious Right. …

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We Are Who We Are and Industry run parallel in many respects. Both cross the lines of the professional and the personal and offer further evidence of queer youth culture’s dismissal of sexual identities, as words like “gay,” “straight,” “lesbian,” “bisexual,” and “trans” go unmentioned.

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Circus of Books and Hollywood, a documentary and miniseries, respectively, share an interest in the margins around Tinseltown, especially its LGBT subculture and what “hustling” means in various forms.

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            With its alliterative subtitle, “Murder, Mayhem and Madness,” Tiger King is a true crime show that filmmakers Eric Goode and Rebecca Chailkin assembled out of footage stretching back five years. It’s Duck Dynasty meets Shittown (a must-hear of the early podcast era that also spotlights a redneck’s queer quirks and criminality).

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MTV recently decided to morph its Are You the One? franchise into a “sexually fluid” experiment. In the new season of the show, called “Come One Come All,” sixteen people live in a mansion together in an attempt to discover who is their “perfect match.” At the end of the season, if all eight perfect-match couples are together, they share a prize of one million dollars. In this new season, each of the sixteen people identifies as bisexual, pansexual, or simply as fluid, resulting in each person having fifteen possible perfect matches rather than seven as in previous seasons, based as they were upon a cisgender–heterosexual model, where women only matched with men.

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ANYONE who watches a regular diet of HBO knows that the show Gentleman Jack refers to a real-life English lesbian and landowner of the early 1800s, who is now the charismatic central character in this new series. Anne Lister, born into the scientifically-minded family that produced Joseph Lister and eventually lent its name to Listerine mouthwash, was also one of the great English diarists.

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American Crime Story:  The Assassination of Gianni Versace 9 episodes written by Tom Rob Smith The FX Channel A  FRESH POLAROID of fashion icon Gianni Versace dying on a rickety…More

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There is a queer subtext in Will & Grace, but it’s contained inside the gay-but-normalized text, a kind of marginalized Greek chorus that’s embodied in the character of Karen Walker and her relationship with Jack.

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THE TITLE of this eight-part series that aired on FX refers to the famous feud between those titans of Tinseltown who costarred in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.

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THE EIGHT-PART TV miniseries When We Rise, which aired earlier this year on ABC, documented nearly fifty years of the modern gay rights movement.

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