Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Hump Day & Chill

Tonight if you're like me, you're gonna Hump Day & Chill and by watching the VPR drama unfold. According to Urban Legend they just finished taping the reunion. This legend is obviously true because Lala Kent was triggered (see the above meme.)

Based on her post traumatic reunion taping syndrome comment I'm guessing most of the cast will be taking a month off on a secluded tropical island somewhere.

In the meantime let's grab a glass and take a toast to Raquel's big reveal as a true villain, I called this one a long time ago.

She ain't no Bambi Minions!

Join me on the couch tonight for a VPR Hump Day & Chill...

https://www.bravotv.com/vanderpump-rules  

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Stick It To Me

Boing!
Emma Stone

In case you haven't figured it out via the byline today is National Something On A Stick Day - Woo Hoo, Yay!

While there are many things I can personally think of that I love on a stick, none of them can be posted on this blog. 

Thus we have what else? Emma Stone on a Pogo Stick, boing!

See Emma bounce up and down on her stick per se, looks like fun when done a certain way other than Ms. Stone's.

But she is quite graceful her way, beauty, elegance & style all on a stick, yummy!

National Something On A Stick Day on the WWW -

https://nationaltoday.com/national-something-stick-day/   

Monday, March 27, 2023

Expatriate


 LA-raised singer-songwriter Sophia Marie has released her sophomore EP, “the expatriate, immortalized.”

Sophia says, “Your Songs Are Shit!” depicts the experience of going out with a fellow singer and songwriter. It’s inspired by one time I skipped class while studying abroad and showed up to his concert unannounced. This song is about trying to convince yourself that you don’t care about someone, that you’re totally fine and over them, that you think their songs are shitty because their shallow self prevents any lyrical or sonic depth, but, at the same time, you’re there at his concert, spending 20 euros on a ticket, mouthing every single lyric back to him.”

Of the new EP, she shares, “I recorded these three songs in Los Angeles over the summer of 2022 right before my senior year at Georgetown. I wrote the first song “Femme Fatale” while in the middle of my study abroad at Trinity College the fall of 2021. I wrote “Your Songs Are Shit” right at the end of that same study abroad in Ireland, finalizing the lyrics the night before I took the plane from Dublin back to L.A. in late December. I wrote “Could I Be Your Muse?” during my study abroad in Florence, Italy the summer of 2022.

Looking back at these tracks in preparation for new recordings, I thought about how I wrote all these songs while assuming the role of an expatriate, singing about immortalization and historical figures and archetypes and even a singer who mimicked my own role. I wanted to tie it altogether in an EP that would make sense. I thought the title “the expatriate, (immortalized)” really perfectly encapsulated that.”

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Sophia Marie's music is autobiographical. Each of her songs tells the story of a young life in progress. From leaving the sunny, casual west coast for a more buttoned-up DC life at Georgetown University (where she studies International Politics) to a life-changing semester abroad in Dublin, to unrequited romances and lovesick travels, each of these experiences is vividly documented in her music.

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Singer and songwriter Sophia Marie George is a Los Angeles native and senior in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Harboring various passions, she finds herself oscillating (sometimes rather chaotically) between many different realms: her major in International Politics, her authorship of creative works, and her love for acting in addition to her music.

Sophia often feels like an ambitious, lust-for-life, nomadic kind of girl without a particular direction, one who doesn’t know exactly what she wants to do or who she wants to be, or where she wants to end up, and her storytelling reflects that indecisiveness, that impulsiveness, that desire to do everything while she’s young. Drawing from her identity as a self-proclaimed “hopeless romantic,” Sophia has a penchant for romanticizing historical figures and events, contemporary lovers, and foreign cities, weaving in the story of her West Coast roots in sunny Los Angeles, her university life in the political and cosmopolitan mecca that is Washington D.C., and her role as an expatriate in foreign cities.

A shamelessly emotional person, Sophia’s vulnerability stands out, with witty lyrics and asides giving comedic, realist commentary on the different places and situations she finds herself in. She is a girl still very much figuring it all out, the kind of crazy soul who seeks out every opportunity and every emotion life can offer. A wildness that sometimes contradicts her inexperienced and naive demeanor, a romanticism that contradicts her occasional feelings of disillusionment, and a performative personality that often contradicts her desire for authenticity.

Website: https://www.sophiamarie.online

Sophia Marie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/la.sophiamarie/

Sunday, March 26, 2023

I'm No Angel


Mae West is all you need to know about this movie, however there is so much more about it that is interesting as well.

Check out my buddy Jay Jacobson's Classic Movie Blog for the complete 411!!!

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Just Because...

The Look Of...
Garcelle Beauvais

Here's a shot of Garcelle Beauvais shooting the current season of RHOBH. I ran it, Just Because I am feeling down and for whatever reason it made me smile (never question anything that makes you smile.) Also Just Because it has weekend vibes written all over, under and above it,

Garcelle was one of the MVP's from last season of RHOBH, in fact she was my favorite. Also I am honestly looking forward to a Lisa Rinna free season, her behavior was getting way out of control and too toxic for my tastes.

So cheers to lighter times ahead this coming RHOBH season, "Yes" Garcelle today you made me feel lighter, Just Because...

Garcelle on IG -

https://www.instagram.com/garcelle/?hl=en 

Friday, March 24, 2023

Drag Isn't Dangerous

A coalition of LGBTQ media groups and companies is teaming up to fight back against harmful political and media narratives about drag performers and trans people. The "Drag Isn't Dangerous" campaign aims to raise awareness and funds for LGBTQ causes and organizations that support drag and trans performers, especially in areas that are under attack.


Led by Producer Entertainment Group (PEG), GLAAD, Q.Digital, OUTtv, Five Senses Reeling, Trixie Cosmetics, SERV Vodka, and other companies, the "Drag Isn't Dangerous" campaign will kick off with a social media and digital awareness campaign. The campaign's website, www.dragisntdangerous.com, will offer resources and information on how to support local drag performers and LGBTQ causes.


The highlight of the campaign is a one-night-only telethon on Sunday, May 7, at www.moment.co/dangerous. Hosted by a wide range of drag performers and celebrities, the event will feature a mix of live and pre-taped performances, appearances, and testimonials from drag performers, LGBTQ entertainers and straight celebrity allies. Initial confirmed talent includes Alaska, BeBe Zahara Benet, Bob The Drag Queen, Brandon Stansell, Darienne Lake, Desmond Is Amazing, Divina De Campo, Eureka O’Hara, Frankie Grande, Ginger Minj, Jackie Beat, Jiggly Caliente, Jinkx Monsoon, Jujubee, Justin Martindale, Katya, Kerri Colby, Laganja Estranja, Manila Luzon, Miz Cracker, MonĂ©t X Change, Nina West, Peppermint, Salina EsTitties, Sherry Vine, Trinity The Tuck and Trixie Mattel with many more names to be announced. All net proceeds from the event will be divided among approved charities that support LGBTQ causes and drag performers in need, especially in states where they face discrimination and bans. None of the performers or organizers are taking fees for their work on the campaign.


The only place where men in dresses sexualize children is church” said drag artist Trixie Mattel, star of Viacom’s RuPaul’s Drag Race, Paramount+’s Queen of the Universe and HBO Max’s Trixie Motel.


The most traumatizing thing about drag isn’t harming kids, it’s getting sent home first on drag race. . . but I can't relate” said Bob The Drag Queen, star of HBO’s We’re Here and special guest on Madonna’s upcoming world tour.


"We are sick of it. These bans are not just about trans people or drag performers. It is a systematic subjugation of LGBTQ people," said Jacob Slane of Producer Entertainment Group, the management company behind many of the world’s top drag artists. "Through the 'Drag Isn't Dangerous' campaign, we want to show that drag performers are not dangerous groomers, sexual deviants, criminals or whatever is the latest evangelical slur du jour. We want to raise awareness and funds to make a difference in the lives of LGBTQ people who are under attack."


“In a time when bans and attacks on the LGBTQ community continue to escalate, it is more crucial than ever to remind the world that drag is art, drag is inspiring, and the politicians spreading lies about drag are only seeking cheap political points. Not only do our beloved drag performers have to be protected, they should also be celebrated” said Anthony Allen Ramos, Vice President of Communications & Talent, GLAAD.


“We cover the dangerous rhetoric and anti-LGBTQ bills every day, giving us a front row seat to the fact that LGBTQ+ people are being used as political pawns on the path to the upcoming election,” said Scott Gatz, the CEO of Q.Digital, whose sites include Queerty, LGBTQ Nation, GayCities, and INTO. “We proudly stand up and fight with the most vulnerable in our community to  make people aware that drag queens and trans people are not a danger to anyone. Quite the opposite, they are shining examples of what it means to live our lives authentically, even in the face of adversity.


At HeadCount we believe in amplifying the voices of individuals who have been marginalized in the past!,” said a representative. “One of our initiatives is Vote With Pride in which we encourage members of the LGBTQIA+ community to take action and contact their lawmakers to ensure we are being heard! We are super grateful to join PEG and all the other amazing organizations who are leading the charge, especially now that voting and speaking up are crucial to our community!” 


As an organization whose entire mission it is to amplify queer artistry, we are outraged by the collective efforts to send queer culture, creativity, and people underground,” remarked Jason Brotman, Founder and President of Obsessed, the company behind several worldwide drag tours. “We are devoted now more than ever to creating safe spaces for our brilliant artists and our wonderful fans. We are honored to join forces with colleagues across our industry and beyond to say loud and clear: we are here and we will not be going anywhere any time soon.


“Drag artists and trans people are not harmful to the community in any way, however recent legislation is harmful and dangerous to the LGBTQ+ community” said Brad Danks, CEO of OUTtv, the world’s leading LGBTQ+ streaming service. “These extremist anti-LGBTQ+ bills that are designed to restrict rights, erase members of the LGBTQ+ community and cause people to live in fear.  We cannot stand by and allow these laws to stand.  We are proud to join this initiative and we want trans people and drag artists to know that they are not alone, we are in this fight with them.


“As the proud son of an openly gay pioneering father and as a longtime television, film and theater producer, I am outraged that my LGBTQ colleagues and friends are still having to fight for equal rights in 2023," said Matt Weaver, prolific executive producer of projects like Rock of Ages and the upcoming Drag The Musical, who is co-executive producing the telethon. "It is an honor to join this distinguished group of organizations in doing something about it."


Campaign merchandise can be purchased on PEG’s webstore, with all proceeds going to charity. 


For more information and updates on the "Drag Isn't Dangerous" campaign, visit www.dragisntdangerous.com.


Direct ticket link for “Drag Isn’t Dangerous” fundraiser: www.moment.co/dangerous

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Michael's Musings

Here Comes The Rain Again...
Michael Shinafelt

Rain, rain go away come again some other day...it's hit the saturation point with all this rain in Southern California, over it!

I know we had a really bad drought that lasted five years, but this has been going on for two months now and I'm sure said drought has been adverted by this point. It's Spring only according to the calendar, would be nice it the weather would cooperate...

Does your partner check people out in public, but never watches porn?

Where are all the gays in Africa, I wanna go there

The Evil Dead Rise looks like some intense sh!t

Flowers, Flowers, Flowers that's all I ever hear!!!

The only thing worse than Chlamydia is Florida - Easy A

Why it's deja vu all over again...

Finally saw Barbarian - WTF?! it was just plain lame!!!

Swallowing a symbol of bravery, discuss...

Woman Crush of the Week - Lala Kent of VPR, she's a take no prisoners kind of gal. I'm sure we'd besties in real life

Exactly what is a Hellmouth???

In case you need to hear this: spread love always

Sex doesn't sell voyeurism does

Beloved C#nt, sounds about right

FYI I'd survive every Scream movie because I hardly answer the phone

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