Out actor Lea DeLaria talks about scissoring and her hilarious non-sex scene with a puppy on Season 2 of Orange is the New Black.
“So many talented people have worked so hard to get us here,” said director Jody Wheeler. “We’re all thrilled that audiences at last get to experience the mysteries and heroics of The Dark Place.”
THE FILM is one of more than 40 feature and short films screening at the festival over the course of three days, June 13-15.
The B’More festival also features work by several of Blue Seraph Productions’ associates, including:
- The Dark Place‘s casting director, Steven Tyler O’Connor(Welcome to NY and Grind)
- Judas Kiss star and executive producer Charlie David (Positive Youth, I Am a Porn Star and I Am a Stripper)
- Judas Kiss and The Dark Place star Sean Paul Lockhart (Welcome to NY and Truth).
The Dark Place‘s screening at B’More QFest is made possible by Shoreline Entertainment and Breaking Glass Pictures. It is the second feature from Blue Seraph Productions and the creators of the 2011 festival hit, Judas Kiss.
Our Place tells the story of Brie and Faith, a lesbian couple in their late 20s, who live together. Brie and Faith live in Indiana which is trying to ban gay marriage all together. We follow them through some ups and downs of being in a relationship while living together, all while they decide whether or not to take the next step and get married to one another.
Directors: Al Benoit, Kelsey Cornell
Cast: Meredith Johnston, Emily Barber
Published continually since 2007, doorQ.com now slumbers with The Old Ones, dead-but-dreaming, waiting for the stars to align so it can rise again.
Like all dreaming beasts, there will be occasional murmurs, exhalations of interest from the Slumbering Void of note, interest, or wonder, brought forth for appearance and wonder.
The world has changed much since the site was launched. Queerness was barely acknowledged in genre circles. Now it is ever present. Conventions regularly speak of Us. We’re an integral part of all media. There are even three conventions devoted to our community (Gaylaxicon, OutLanta Con, and the largest, Bent-Con.)
This site will remain for as long as possible. Forever, if the stars are right.
You can keep up with the founder, Jody Wheeler, at his personal site, JodyWheeler.Com.
Now in its ninth year, the film festival promo features Israeli drag queen Nona Chalant & the actress, model, and D.J. Narkis Tepler
Poussey of Orange is The New Black lets her inner model out for Bello magazine
A Salt Lake City police officer who made headlines last week when his department announced he had been put on leave for refusing to work an assignment at the city's gay pride parade is claiming he did not refuse his assignment and that the department 'defamed' him and violated his constitutional rights.r
The Salt Lake Tribune reports:r
"He feels that the same protections that afford individuals to participate in a parade like we had yesterday, are the very constitutional protections that were not afforded to him," Bret Rawson, the officer’s attorney, said Monday. […]r
Rawson said the officer did not refuse his assignment — to join other motorcycle officers in choreographed maneuvers at the beginning of the parade — but instead asked his commanders for a "less conspicuous" role at the parade, such as traffic enforcement or security.r
"The officer simply felt that the level of participation required in the event could be perceived as endorsing or advocating in favor of the LGBTQ community, a position which made him uncomfortable, given his personal and religious beliefs," Rawson wrote.r
"He never refused to do his job," Rawson added in an interview Monday. "He specified that if he was required to do [the motorcycle assignment], he would do that. So he was very surprised that he was put on administrative leave."r
Rawson said that the “media circus” surrounding the officer's leave amounts to “constructive termination,” adding: “No reasonable, rational person could stay at work under these circumstances.”r
Citing pending litigation, a Salt Lake City spokesman said they were unable to comment on the validity of the officer’s claims.r
And in related news, Maggie Gallagher has also weighed in on the controversy, but not in the way you might expect.r
"Religious liberty should not extend to a cop refusing to protect Gay Pride parade-goers — that is just wrong.r
UPDATE: Charles Cooke and I agree. Cops need to protect everybody, including Gay Pride parade-goers."r
Hell has just frozen over folks...
We previously reported on the new HBO documentary, Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro, Sr., a passion project for his son, actor Robert De Niro. The documentary not only discusses the artistic merit of the late painter, but also his homosexuality. A new clip from the film, which premiered last night, highlights some of De Niro, Sr.'s diary entries regarding his sexuality.r
Here is just one excerpt:r
If God doesn't want me to be a homosexual, about which I have so much guilt, he will find a woman whom I will love and who will love me, or at least create an interest in women [as] sexual partners.r
De Niro reveals that he discussed the issue with his mother on several occasions, but never with his father. "I was his son. I was the last to know," he says. He also mentions the dissolution of his family and his father's new life in New York City.r
De Niro says he kept his father's studio intact to help his kids know what their grandfather did.r
"I realized how important it is for children to appreciate the things that your parents did if they want to share them with you," he says, choking up. "Cause I regret certain things with my parents...that I didn't follow through on."r
Watch the emotional clip, AFTER THE JUMP...rr
Nordstrom posted a cute and unexpected ode to Pride Month on its Instagram account yesterday, and the comments are resoundingly positive!r
The caption reads: "Celebrate #pridemonth. 🌈#manimonday #loveislove."r
Thanks for the support, Nordstrom!
The National Organization for Marriage has organized the "2014 March for Marriage," to take place on June 19th, and they toot that New York Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr., a speaker at the march and a longtime anti-gay activist, is set to bring thousands of African-American and Latino constituents to Washington, DC to take part. Too bad he Diaz not mention the organization or the march in the video advertisement he's released.r
From one of Brian Brown's increasingly desperate newsblasts:r
rrI just recently got off the phone with my good friend, New York State Senator, Rev. Ruben Diaz, who will be speaking at the March again this year. He told me that he plans to bring down over 100 buses to the March from the Bronx this year!rrHe is calling it the "Second Annual Bus Vigil to Washington." He plans to depart New York at 4:00 am in a spiritual convoy of activists coming to the nation's capital to defend marriage! That's over 5,000 people — overwhelmingly Latino and African-American constituents — that a single political and spiritual leader wants to bring to Washington DC this summer!r
The reality of the "Second Vigil on Wheels to Washington"? Diaz, Sr. claims:r
We are offering any pastor or organization that wishes to accompany us to Washington a bus completely free of charge. Each bus holds 55 passengers and we will send the bus to any place you tell us to do so... The bus will pick you up there, will bring you to Washington and will bring you back to the same spot. And you won't have to pay for a single thing... Join us! Take advantage of the opportunity. Ask for your bus! Fill the bus! And let's go to Washington! Let's go on a trip! Visit the monuments in Washington and testify that Jesus heals and saves and is the King we await.r
This is not the first time Diaz has rallied people to anti-marriage equality demonstrations using deception. At previous rallies I have heard church leaders say that they had no idea they were being taken to such a rally and I have heard other religious leaders that they felt pressured to participate or risk losing the Senator's support.
But this is the first time Diaz has been caught at it so openly. Hilarious.
The success of Diaz, Sr.'s advertising campaign, and the sure-to-be-absurd "March for Marriage" remains to be seen. We will update you accordingly.r
For now watch the ad, AFTER THE JUMP...rr
A Brooklyn hotel offers small ceremonies in a one-of-a-kind chapel for couples during New York's Pride weekend
First Gay Hug
The MINI was born out of the fuel crisis of the late '50s, became a pop icon in the '60s, and a model of efficiency in the '00s. It's still the best thing on four wheels