Monday, April 24, 2017

Bianca Del Rio: 'I'd Let Trump Touch My P**sy!" by Justin Moran

Michael MustoMichael MustoWhile Joan Rivers and Don Rickles (and Courtney Act’s career) applaud from the afterlife, RuPaul’s Drag Race season six winner Bianca Del Rio continues to be th…

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Cynthia Nixon on Emily Dickinson's Sexuality & Her Own by Justin Moran

Michael MustoMichael MustoCynthia Nixon is superb as 19th Century poet Emily Dickinson in Terence Davies’ new film, A Quiet Passion. That’s no surprise to those who know her work—she …

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Investigating Crime Reporter Dominick Dunne's Queer Personal Life by Justin Moran

Michael MustoMichael MustoDominick Dunne (1925-2009) was the acclaimed, obsessive writer for Vanity Fair who specialized in thorough investigations into trials involving O.J. Simpson and the…

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Queer Icon Freddie Mercury Gets New Life Through Polish-Born Performer by Justin Moran

Michael Mustofreddie mercuryMichael MustoKuba Ka has optioned the rights to Lesley-Ann Jones’ book An Intimate Biography of Freddie Mercury, and it doesn’t take a genius to see why; when…

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Amanda Lepore on Her New Book, Celebrity Dates & Caitlyn's Lesbianism by Justin Moran

Michael MustoMichael MustoAmanda Lepore is a trans icon, party hostess, photographers’ muse and now a book. The New Jersey-born answer to Marilyn Monroe, Lepore is the subject of Doll Part…

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Monday, March 20, 2017

'Drag Race' Season 9 Star Alexis Michelle on Drag, Activism & Boyfriends by Justin Moran

Michael MustoRuPaul's Drag RaceMichael MustoBorn Alex Michaels in Manhattan, Alexis Michelle is a talented figure on the Gotham bar scene, playing Boots & Saddle on Wednesdays, The…

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Charlie Hides Dishes About Being Oldest 'Drag Race' Contestant Ever—And He's a Riot! by Justin Moran

Michael MustoMichael MustoCheers to survival. Charlie Hides is the oldest contestant ever to appear on RuPaul’s Drag Race, and he’s in top form. I first became aware of the British perfo…

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Disney's First Gay Character: Is This Actually a Step Backwards? by Justin Moran

Michael MustoMichael MustoMovie companies are always about 40 years late to the table with allegedly groundbreaking material, and then they always make sure to congratulate themselves on the…

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Queer Highlights From Last Night's Most Shocking Oscars Ever by Justin Moran

Michael MustoOscarsMichael MustoYesterday, I got an email from a colleague, critic Brendan Lemon, who said, “I’m starting to think that Moonlight could pull off an upset tonight. As a fr…

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Monday, February 20, 2017

The Good Thing For Gays About Donald Trump by Justin Moran

Michael MustoMichael MustoIf I were to literally stick to my title (above), this would be a very short column. In fact, it would be over already and I’d be off typing up an invoice. But le…

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Monday, February 13, 2017

The Best Black Male Fashion Models of All Time by Justin Moran

Michael MustoMichael MustoHappy Black History Month! Happy NYC Fashion Week! In commemoration of both landmark events, stylist Christian Freedom and I picked the 10 most exciting black male …

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Monday, February 6, 2017

'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' Changed My Gay Life! by Justin Moran

Michael MustoMichael MustoIn 1973, I was a 17-year-old student who spent weekends with my parents in Brooklyn and looked forward to the wonders of The Mary Tyler Moore Show every Saturday ni…

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Rocker Cidny Bullens on Transitioning: 'I'm a Complete Human Being for the First Time' by Justin Moran

Michael MustoMichael MustoIn the '70s and early '80s, Cindy Bullens emerged as a spunky rocker belting vividly created songs and earning a Grammy nomination in the process. On the road to su…

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Monday, January 23, 2017

James Franco Plays an 'Ex-Gay' in Hypnotic New Movie by Justin Moran

Michael MustoMichael MustoNo one takes on more gay roles and themes than James Franco, and in I Am Michael, he’s gone after a controversial, meaty subject based on a true story. From portr…

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Classic Movie Star Sean Young on Doing a Gay Indie & Voting For Trump by Justin Moran

Michael MustoMichael MustoOne of show biz’s most colorful longtime personalities, Sean Young, is known for key films, like Blade Runner, Dune, No Way Out, Wall Street, and Ace Ventura: Pet…

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Charles Busch on Whether Madonna Might Be the New Joan Crawford by Justin Moran

Michael MustoMichael MustoIf anyone embodies a positive definition of the word “diva,” it’s Charles Busch. From his divinely campy Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, the avant-garde 1984 play …

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

How Does An LGBT Entertainer Make It In 2017? Those Who’ve Been There Advise by Les Fabian Brathwaite

Michael MustobroadwayTheater & DanceMichael MustoWe’ve come a long way. Singers like Sam Smith, Adam Lambert, and Mary Lambert have proven that in 2016, you can be open about your sexu…

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

When Does a Bitchy Queen Become Too Much? by Jesse Steinbach

Michael MustoMadonnaNightlifenew york cityMichael MustoConspiratorially, with friends, we’ve often taken the bait to be bitchy queens, gleefully cutting down people with wisecracks and cyn…

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Monday, December 26, 2016

George Michael Remembered: Reluctantly Out, Decidedly Brilliant by Jesse Steinbach

Michael MustoMusicgeorge michaelMichael MustoGeorge Michael emerged in the 1980s as half of the zippy synth-pop duo Wham!, who served fluffy, infectious hits like “Wake Me Up Before You Go…

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Memorable LGBTQ Show Biz Glimpses From 2016 by Jesse Steinbach

Michael MustoLady Gagalaverne coxMatt BomerMichael MustoEllen DeGeneres continued to make waves (or at least lead the masses in the wave) as the lesbian queen of daytime, while Rachel Maddow…

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

10 Male Icons From Cinema's Earlier Days of Subversion by Jesse Steinbach

Michael MustoMoviesMichael Musto Michael York York has always seemed up for a screen adventure, as in Cabaret, Bob Fosse’s dazzling adapta…

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Monday, November 14, 2016

'Gay Guys Always Look Like Their Boyfriends,' and Other Myths Worth Bursting by Jesse Steinbach

Michael MustoDatingNightlifenew york cityMichael MustoOne of the staples of LGBT folklore is that gay guys always seek mirror-image boyfriends (or husbands), coming off insecure and/or narci…

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Here Are Some Star-Studded Remakes I'm Desperate To See by Jesse Steinbach

Michael MustoMoviesMichael MustoHollywood loves nothing more than trotting a hit property out of mothballs and gussying it up again for some hot star to earn all new cash with. So I’ve got…

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Monday, October 31, 2016

The Most Vicious Reviews Written About 'Glitter,' 'Showgirls,' and Other Camp Classics by Jesse Steinbach

Michael MustoLady Gagabarbra streisandMichael MustoThe potential horror of sitting through terrible movies is more than made up for by the chance to read (or write) reviews skewering them fo…

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Chita Rivera on Continuing to Live in the 'Nowadays' as She Prepares for NYC Concert by Jesse Steinbach

Michael Mustonew york cityNightlifeTheater & DanceMichael MustoChita Rivera at The Orlando Show on July 25, 2016. Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP. Chita Rivera has created a lege…

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Monday, October 17, 2016

All About Bette Davis Vs. Joan Crawford: The Ultimate 'Feud' by Jesse Steinbach

Michael MustoTelevisionbroadwayTheater & DanceNightliferyan murphyMichael MustoWhen I heard that Ryan Murphy’s upcoming FX series called Feud—about rivetingly bitter real-life rifts…

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Gay Wit Randy Rainbow on Shaking Up Politics, Broadway, and Facebook by Jesse Steinbach

Michael Mustonew york cityTheater & DancebroadwayMichael MustoRandy Rainbow—yes, his real name—has stuck himself in some videos lampooning Broadway and politics, and struck gold in t…

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Monday, October 3, 2016

Gypsy's Worst Song, Angela Lansbury's Raunchy Shtick, A Gay Marx Brother & Other Broadway Tidbits by Jesse Steinbach

Michael MustoTheater & Dancenew york cityMichael MustoRemember the last Bye Bye Birdie revival? Well, one of the female stars was so bad they actually tried to add auto-correct to her vo…

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Bianca Del Rio's Movie Gets a Premiere—And a Sequel by Jesse Steinbach

Michael MustoqueenRuPaul's Drag RaceBianca Del RioMichael MustoHurricane Bianca swept into NYC last week for a gala premiere, and it proved to be just the jolt of wry insouciance we nee…

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Monday, September 19, 2016

There Are Now Officially Too Many Drag Queens Running Around by Jesse Steinbach

Michael MustoqueenDrew DroegeNightlifenew york cityTheater & DanceMichael MustoBe careful what you wish for. Years ago, in the heyday of NYC clubbing, I became so enamored with drag perf…

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Monday, September 12, 2016

A Wild Encounter with Jill Soloway, Sandra Bernhard, and Kathryn Hahn by Jesse Steinbach

Michael MustoTransparentAmazonnew york cityNightlifeTheater & DanceNYFWMichael MustoLeft to right: Brian Belovitch, Kathryn Hahn, Jill Soloway, Michael Musto, Eileen Myles I was having a…

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