Ellen and Ian travel to Jamaica, a country notorious for its homophobia, and explore how the area’s gay community is perceived.
Ellen and Ian embark on a road trip from the Iowa State Fair to Pride in New York. With a country battling between religious liberty and the fight for queer rights, they witness the good, bad and ugly of America’s relationship with its LGBTQ citizens.
INSPIRED LOOK OF THE DAY: KEVIN BALL (steve howey) in his LEOPARD PRINT BANANA HAMMOCK on SHAMELESS…
Ellen and Ian arrive in Rio during Carnival to find out how Brazil’s queer community live in a place with the highest LGBTQ murder rate in the world.
VICELAND: Ellen and Ian are in Japan, on a journey which includes getting friendship-married at a Buddhist temple, working at a rent-a-friend agency and joining the party in the world’s smallest gay bar.
Ellen Page and her best friend, Ian Daniel, set off on a personal journey to explore LGBTQ cultures around the world. From Japan to Brazil, Jamaica and here in America, Ellen and Ian discover the multiplicity of LGBTQ experiences, meeting amazing people and hearing their deeply moving stories of struggle and triumph.
“What doesn’t kill you only makes you gayer.”
Tons of pics of these two fine fellas after the jump…
IMDB: Willie experiences difficulty accepting his childhood friend Zeke who is arrested in a gay bar. Buddy seeks dancing lessons from a disinterested Nancy.
Interesting article @ A TERRENCE MOSS PRODUCTION about his thoughts on this episode
Like? Past post of WEBER goodness HERE!
Ethel Merman and Austin Pendleton co-starred as mother and son in “You’re Gonna Love It Here,” a proposed sitcom from 1977.
Red outfit… and original commercials (Vicki Lawrence + Coronation instant milk= YES!!!).
LIKE? Check out THIS BETTE DAVIS sitcom post HERE!!!
Take it from Merm…
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