THE FIRST EVER U.S. TELEVISED DOCUMENTARY ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY: KQED’s “THE REJECTED” (The Gay Ones) from SEPT 11th, 1964
Introduced by KQED’s General Manager James Day, The Rejected is generally acknowledged as being the first ever U.S. televised documentary about homosexuality, broadcast on September 11th 1961. Originally titled ‘The Gay Ones’, The Rejected was filmed mostly in the KQED studio. Several sources – including co-producer Irving Saraf – confirm that at least one scene was shot on location at the Black Cat Bar in San Francisco (710 Montgomery Street).
However, those scenes and others were cut from the film before it aired. Production correspondence written from March to July 1961 between KQED’s Program Manager Jonathan Rice and NET’s Director of TV Programming Donley F. Feddersen outline this process whereby The Rejected was edited down from it’s original 120 minutes, to 89 minutes, then 74 minutes and finally the 59 minute version which aired. You can now view an original draft script for The Rejected in DIVA, scenes from which never aired.
ADVOCATE 2011 article HERE
Please note: copyright to The Rejected is held by WNET. All rights reserved. WNET is the premier public media provider of the New York metropolitan area and parent of public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21. The Rejected was originally produced by KQED for National Educational Television (NET) – the predecessor of WNET – and first aired on September 11th 1961, on KQED Ch.9 in the Bay Area.
HOTARIOUS: GISELE MacKENZIE stars as Katherine Chancellor on The Young and Restless, August 1986 (think GREAT bad porn acting)
During the summer of 1986 actress Jeanne Cooper was suddenly taken ill and was briefly replaced on the soap opera, The Young and Restless, by international singing star Gisele MacKenzie. Gisele had established herself in Canada during the 1940’s, where she won the title of Canada’s First Lady of Song.
Sadly, the videos are not embeddable so below are the links…
Thom Bierdz shows up too!!!
Check out Sissydude’s past THOM BIERDZ is My NEW BOYFRIEND post from 2012
HOTARIOUS: THE STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO/ MASK OF DEATH with JOHN DAVIDSON as a female impersonator/murderer (via Grant)
John Davidson’s best acting performance (in the eyes of nearly everyone associated with the show) comes when he plays a nightclub entertainer who dresses up as a famous female torch singer. Unfortunately he is schizophrenic, and becomes her and him — at the same time. Even worse, “she” is a psychotic killer. Watch for a chilling scene where “he” talks to “her” in a mirror. Written by Peter Harris
A hammy Michael Parks in an episode of Perry Mason that starred Bette Davis, just coming off her Sweet Baby Jane killer role. Season six was 1962-63.
WATCH THE FULL EPISODE AFTER THE JUMP!!!
SISSYDUDE LOVES: SCTV’s “New York Rhapsody” starring CATHERINE O’HARA (as JOAN CRAWFORD) & VIOLINIST EUGENE FODOR
SUPER COOL VISUALS on IDEA, a 1968 german tv special with THE BEE GEES & JULIE DRISCOLL (via DANGEROUS MINDS)
WIKI: The series presents a “battle of the sexes” and role reversal scenario in which two male domestics escape from the female-ruled planet Medusa and, arriving on Earth, are pursued by the Medusan security forces. When the Medusans fail to re-capture the two men, they bring two human hostages—a man and a woman—back with them to their home planet. The series’ 13 episodes concern the two groups’ attempts to adapt to life on the different planets while brokering an exchange for the hostages.
IMBb: A bordello catering to rich and wealthy clients, run by Lil Hutton experiences a series of crises as one girl ends up pregnant, and another dead. As a subplot, a young woman, Julie Taylor, makes a trip to LA to surprise a friend, but never finds her. Julie is mugged, and seeks help from Lil Hutton. She sees how much the prostitutes are making, and is tempted into the lifestyle. On her first “job” is hired by a rich father for his 18-year old virgin son as a birthday gift, and they fall in love. But the relationship comes to a quick end as soon as the son learns she is a “whore”; Julie breaks down and runs off after realizing prostitution is a cold and loveless occupation that cannot fulfill her emotional emptiness.
note: 4 parts… but the same fucking intro for all 4
Finally!!! Someone posted these makeovers. My friend Erin and I fucking loved this show and have been dying to watch them again… and now we can.
Thank you Louis Zeppieri for posting these. I’ve posted 10 here. There are 37 to watch @ Zeppieri’s YOU TUBE HERE!!!
This is EVERYTHING!!!
Who Are You?
Feature interview with director Lee Daniels about being gay and black. Daniels, the director of films such as Precious and The Paperboy, also talks about Mariah Carey, Denzel Washington and Nicole Kidman.
EMPIRE trailer after the jump… check out Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon… THE NEW ALEXIS CARRINGTON!!!
This is killing me! I thought I made up putting the words “sissy & dude” together… but here’s Elly May Clampett… sayin’ the word/words twice (@ 5:09 & 7:48)!!!
Thanks Anthony for sharing this with me… so awesome!
Jethro and his friend Beau Short decided to become “sophisticated international playboys”.