So much happened in the world of gay celebrities over the long weekend! I was going to do separate posts on all of these, but they do seem to morph right into each other...
Paul Lynde Charles Nelson Reilly died. I have to admit, I was never a fan of Mr. Reilly. As a gay guy that grew up in the 70's, as a kid I used to cringe and sneer at him on the various game shows. I'd think "I can't be gay - I don't want to act like that..." Little did I know, eh?
Speaking of lights going out, Rosie has decided not to return to the View after her on-air spat with Elizabeth Hasselbeck. While I understand Rosie's decision not to return to the show, I wish she hadn't left early. I wanted to watch her mop the floor with the annoying moppet. Today was the first live show since Rosie decided to leave. Personally, I was shocked that they didn't suspend Elizabeth for a few shows because of the mess. I guess any ratings are good ratings, eh?
And finally while we're on the topic of shock culture, RuPaul has a new movie coming out on June 2nd called Starrbooty. (See after the jump for the trailer.)
When supermodel/agency operative Starrbooty learns her niece has been kidnapped by her archrival, Annaka Manners, Starrbooty's only option is to go undercover as a street hooker to rescue her. The only snag in our heroine's plan is that in order to infiltrate the prostitution underworld she has to gain street credibility by going "all the way" with the johns.
This movie is jam-packed with delicious dialogue, insane characters, outrageous costumes and gratuitous hair and make-up.
I'm not going to cast aspersions here, but after seeing the clip and reading the synopsis, it looks like Ru ought to be glad we don't still have celebrity game shows anymore or she'd be filling Charles Nelson Reilly's vacant square.
And just to bring it all around again, who was the guest host on the View today? Whoopi Goldberg. I smell a conspiracy. Someone tell Rosie.