Posts tagged ‘Guardian’

April 21, 2011

Pump Your Breaks, New AbFab Confirmed

by Accidental Bear

These drunken, sloppy dames are going to be thrilling audiences for another round. I resisted at first the peer pressure to love AbFab. But falling in love with the cruel ways in which they treat each other made me a believer. ( Hands raised in the air, AMEN!)

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New Episodes of AbFab Confirmed

By Advocate.com Editors

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Filming of new episodes of the British cult hitAbsolutely Fabulous has been confirmed by one of the stars, Joanna Lumley, according toThe Guardian.

Lumley will again play Patsy Stone opposite Jennifer Saunders as Edina Monsoon in the enduring comedy series, with three new episodes scheduled to being shooting this summer. Lumley ignited speculation about a new season last year, when she told a reporter that Saunders had written her about relaunching the series.

April 10, 2011

George, I Agree,”People aren’t so individual any more”

by Accidental Bear

Boy George is right on the money. This may be a case where, the younger gays won’t understand because they only know the “now”, but being slightly older (coughs), comparing the late 80’s and early 90’s to now, today people are homogenized. We don’t really have any Boy Georges, Cyndi Laupers,Graces Jones etc anymore, although Lady Gaga is laying down a good effort. Decades ago the youth were bursting with self expression, trying to stand out and be abnormal. Nowadays, it’s close to impossible to stick out. Did the essence of individuality peak in the late 80’s?

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Boy George: Gay Men Try to Fit In

By Advocate.com Editors

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In speaking about the brutal attack of a longtime, and flamboyant, gay friend, Boy George discussed the pressures on gay men to assimilate.

Speaking to The Guardian, George discussed how his friend Philip Sallon, recently attacked in London, was part of the outlandish New Romantic movement in the early 1980s.

“People aren’t so individual any more,” George told the newspaper. “There is this sense of why would you want to stand out and make a show of yourself?” He added: “You can find that sort of attitude in the gay community too. That if you are an exhibitionist you are somehow spoiling the big assimilation. Most gay men go out of their way to look normal and fit in, but Philip is not of that breed.”

George decried recent antigay violence in London, and said the presence of gay people on television doesn’t mean homophobia has gone away.Geao

 

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