Entertainment: November 2008

Rosie vs Ellen: The Battle of the Lesbian Variety Shows

Filed by Bil Browning | November 30, 2008 | 5:30 PM | comments

What a great week for queer television. Not only did Thanksgiving week bring us the Macy's Day Parade, but as an added bonus we got the Battle of the Lesbian Variety Shows! One was spectacular. The other was a spectacular...Read More


Last Chance to Sail Along with the WND Wingers

Filed by Pam Spaulding | November 30, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

WingNutDaily has a conservative cruise slated for after the new year, so you better sign up for your spot soon -- apparently there are berths available... Why you should join WND's pre-Obama cruise A special message - and radical offer...Read More


Learning About Trans People

Filed by Eric Marcus | November 30, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

My post last Sunday about rules for answering GLBTQ questions generated a heated back and forth over what trans people prefer to be called (among other trans issues). The exchange just confirmed for me that when I'm asked questions about...Read More


From Mangos with Chili: "Mangos Shout Out for Help: La Migra Wants $3,000 from us"

Filed by Gina de Vries | November 29, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

Mangos with Chili is a brilliant and beautiful touring cabaret of queer and trans people of color artists, writers, performers, dancers, radicals, rabble-rousers, perverts, sluts, and sweethearts. A few of my most beloved friends and favorite performers have done the...Read More


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Review: Were the World Mine

Filed by Jason Tseng | November 28, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

Timothy (Tanner Cohen), the lone gay boy in at an all-boy prep school (filled, evidently, with a sea of hetero, testosterone-driven, male eye candy) regularly escapes the mundane reality of his homophobic high school with fantastical gay daydreams of scantily...Read More


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Review: Were the World Mine

Filed by Jason Tseng | November 28, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

Timothy (Tanner Cohen), the lone gay boy in at an all-boy prep school (filled, evidently, with a sea of hetero, testosterone-driven, male eye candy) regularly escapes the mundane reality of his homophobic high school with fantastical gay daydreams of scantily...Read More


The Chronicles of a Guest Blogger

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 28, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Monica Helms is a frequent guest blogger and trans activist. She shares a sense of humor with contributor Don Sherfick, but her style is all her own. I finally decided to write an exposé specifically about the inner...Read More


Dancing With the Stars Finale Spoilers! Heidi & Spencer Fake Elope!

Filed by Michael Buckley | November 28, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Comment Questions of the Day: 1. What did you think of the results of Dancing with the Stars/Top Model? Discuss any thoughts on the season! 2. What is your favorite scent? 3. Is Bronx Mowgli...Read More


The "Single Ladies" Guy is at It Again

Filed by Michael Crawford | November 27, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Remember Shane Mercado, the guy who gave Beyonce a run for her choreographic money with his homemade remake of her video Single Ladies? Well, he has taken that a step beyond with a live appearance...Read More


The "Single Ladies" Guy is at It Again

Filed by Michael Crawford | November 27, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Remember Shane Mercado, the guy who gave Beyonce a run for her choreographic money with his homemade remake of her video Single Ladies? Well, he has taken that a step beyond with a live appearance...Read More


Candace Gingrich on Countdown with Keith Olbermann

Filed by Michael Crawford | November 26, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

A few weeks back Keith Olbermann made on of his trademark commentaries about the passage of Prop 8 and the stripping away of marriage rights from same-sex couples in California. Last night Olbermann re-visited the subject in an interview with...Read More


An Interesting Social Experiment

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 26, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

I recently came across an interesting blog post over at Religion Dispatches. Tom Ackerman published his "Marriage Manifesto", which is a fun little social experiment and statement that I think I might try during this holiday season. Ackerman decides to...Read More


The habit of asking questions

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 26, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Brett Abrams is Historian in Residence at American University in addition to his work with the National Archives. A ravenous devourer of movies, plays and books, he focused his doctoral studies on gender, sexuality and culture...Read More


Q&A with author Brett L. Abrams

Filed by Bil Browning | November 26, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Author Brett Abrams was kind enough to sit through a text interview for the Bilerico Project. His new book Hollywood Bohemians: Transgressive Sexuality and the Selling of the Movieland Dream, is a fascinating glimpse into some of the LGBT history...Read More


Miley Cyrus Gets Spanked at AMA'S By Beyonce, Pink, & Lennox

Filed by Michael Buckley | November 26, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch What did you think of the American Music Awards? Let me hear your review! What was your favorite moment? Live Shows! SUN AND WED 10pm EST! Please subscribe for email updates! Come early! Stay late!...Read More


No "Milk" for Cinemark

Filed by Michael Crawford | November 25, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

The film distribution company for the new film Milk needs to get a clue: Alan Stock and Cinemark Theaters should not profit from anti-gay hate. Alan Stock, the CEO of Cinemark, donated $9,999 to support Prop 8 and strip marriage...Read More


Twilight #1

Filed by Abigail Hannon | November 25, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Abigail begins writing her magnum opus - a tale of vampires, lust and blood. Head to www.abisteendiary.com for more!...Read More


The Obama Baby Boom

Filed by Terrance Heath | November 24, 2008 | 5:30 PM | comments

Mark this day on your calendar: August 4, 2009. It may not all happen on that day, but it will mark 9 months since November 4, 2008: the day Barack Obama defeated John McCain in the presidential election. So, that...Read More


Wanda Sykes: Black, Womyn, Gay, & Proud

Filed by Bishop Mahee | November 24, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

On the day of National protest against the passage of discriminatory measures in Florida, California, Arizona, and Arkansas, the very air was expectant at Fort Lauderdale's City Hall- and all over this country the message was that the birth of...Read More


Favorite Disney Show?! Taylor Swift Never Dated Joe Jonas!

Filed by Michael Buckley | November 24, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Comment Questions of the Day! 1. What is your favorite Disney TV show? 2. What do you think of my Hilary Duff show idea? Pitch me your idea for a show for Miss Duff! 3....Read More


Better Know a Contributor: Father Tony

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | November 23, 2008 | 8:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: You've seen Steven Colbert's "Better Know a Lobbyist," but our version is so much gayer! Each weekend, we spotlight a different TBP contributor. In case you've missed any of our previous interviews, I've got links at the end...Read More


Queer Lit: What I'm Reading (Offline)

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | November 23, 2008 | 5:30 PM | comments

Earlier this year, I realized that I don't read nearly as much in print as I used to. That, and some other things (like the fact that I typically spend more than 10 hours a day at my laptop, and...Read More


Ugly Betty: Young Gay Love

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 22, 2008 | 5:30 PM | comments

Everyone knows by now that I am a television junkie. One of my favorite, and probably the gayest show on TV (sorry Project Runway), is Ugly Betty. While it is based on the over the top telenovela style of shows,...Read More


Queer Music Friday- Yo Majesty

Filed by Eric Leven | November 21, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Let me introduce to you Yo Majesty, the all female, openly lesbian hardcore rap trio! Their rough, often raunchy-based lyrics and fierce beats will keep you raging on the dancefloor til dawn. They are hailed for both challenging the male...Read More


Mark Doty Wins 2008 National Book Award

Filed by Eric Leven | November 21, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

Congratulations to gay writer and poet Mark Doty who took home the 2008 National Book Award last night for his poetry book entitled Fire to Fire. Doty is well known for his 2007 book Dog Years which is simultaneously both...Read More


Look Ma, No Pants! Cocaine! Fred! 69!

Filed by Michael Buckley | November 20, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Comment questions of the day: 1. Which song do you like better? Single Ladies or If I Were A Boy? 2. Is PETA too aggressive in their efforts to fight fur? 3. Do you root...Read More


Road trip! caption this

Filed by Bil Browning | November 19, 2008 | 11:30 AM | comments

I just can't stop staring at this animation from the primary and giggling. With all the rumors of Hillary as Secretary of State it seemed appropriate to give it a whirl today. What's your best caption?...Read More


Hannah Montana Hates Diabetes! Tokio Hotel are Boys! Twilight & More!

Filed by Michael Buckley | November 17, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Comment Questions of the Day: 1.Do you think Disney should have pulled the diabetes episode or did they do the right thing? 2.What do you think of the new Twilight stars? Will either become big...Read More


Better Know a Contributor: Scott Kaiser

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | November 16, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: You've seen Steven Colbert's "Better Know a Lobbyist," but our version is so much gayer! Each weekend, we spotlight a different TBP contributor. In case you've missed any of our previous interviews, I've got links at the end...Read More


Wanda Sykes Comes WAY Out

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | November 16, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Anyone familiar with Wanda Sykes's stand-up comedy knows that she's gay-friendly. In her 2006 HBO special, Sick and Tired, she exclaimed, "If you don't believe in same-sex marriage, then don't marry someone of the same sex!" But Sykes has taken...Read More


DJ Alyson Calagna's Doctrine of the Dance Floor

Filed by Steve Ralls | November 15, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

The author Virginia Woolf once posited that literature must surely be the most challenging of all the arts. The writer, she observed, is tasked with painting the landscape of a life - with a beginning, a middle and some form...Read More


DJ Alyson Calagna's Doctrine of the Dance Floor

Filed by Steve Ralls | November 15, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

The author Virginia Woolf once posited that literature must surely be the most challenging of all the arts. The writer, she observed, is tasked with painting the landscape of a life - with a beginning, a middle and some form...Read More


Queer music Friday - Ariel Aparicio album review

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 14, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

"All These Brilliant Things" Ariel Aparicio Bully Records, 2007 This review is going to be short, because this album was sent to me about three weeks ago and I still don't have much to say about it. I waited each...Read More


Hot Plate

Filed by Eric Leven | November 14, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Whew! Ok- let's just healthily skirt the protesting for a moment and get back to some basics: Can we just talk about the new bear meat on this season of Top Chef? Just so you know his name is Richard...Read More


Gay Superheroes and the Battle of the Bulge

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | November 13, 2008 | 8:00 PM | comments

As if being gay weren't enough to get your ass kicked in high school, imagine being gay and a geek. Schoolyard bullies would beat you up not only because of your fey demeanor but also because of your instant recall...Read More


Gay Superheroes and the Battle of the Bulge

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | November 13, 2008 | 8:00 PM | comments

As if being gay weren't enough to get your ass kicked in high school, imagine being gay and a geek. Schoolyard bullies would beat you up not only because of your fey demeanor but also because of your instant recall...Read More


Barack Obama's playlist

Filed by Abigail Hannon | November 13, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

Hi Besties!!! I cud ttlly ramble on about my new fave subject - pollitics - n how Prezident Obama is the best black president since Bill Clinton, but this is all about music. So heres a list of music I...Read More


It's a small world after all

Filed by Bil Browning | November 12, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

This is one of those six degrees of separation stories. Bilerico alumni and good friend Linda Perdue was recently quoted in The Arizona Republic reacting to Arizona's new marriage amendment. Guest contributors Evan Wolfson and Barbara McCullough-Jones are also quoted....Read More


Britney Spears Kisses Madonna Again!

Filed by Michael Buckley | November 12, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Comment questions of the day: 1. Where is the strangest place you have ever peed? 2. If you could get plastic surgery safely and knew it would look good- WHAT would you get done? 3....Read More


This post has nothing to do with the election or gay marriage

Filed by Bil Browning | November 11, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

I'm putting on my citrus hat and demanding that at least one post on Bilerico today have absolutely nothing to do with the election, Prop 8 aspersions or assumptions, or marriage equality in general. Carry on....Read More


This post has nothing to do with the election or gay marriage

Filed by Bil Browning | November 11, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

I'm putting on my citrus hat and demanding that at least one post on Bilerico today have absolutely nothing to do with the election, Prop 8 aspersions or assumptions, or marriage equality in general. Carry on....Read More


Their Own Receive Them Not

Filed by Terrance Heath | November 10, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Note: I plan on writing something about black voters, the passage of proposition 8 in California, and the discussion that has ensued about whether the former failed in part because of the latter. In the meantime, I thought I'd republish...Read More


Twilight! Jonas Brothers Big Balls! Potato Abortion!

Filed by Michael Buckley | November 10, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Comment Questions of the Day: 1. What did you think of Michelle Obama's dress? 2. Are you a Twilight fan? Will you see the movie? 3. What is your favorite reality show - right now!?...Read More


Better Know a Contributor: Storm Bear

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | November 09, 2008 | 8:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: You've seen Steven Colbert's "Better Know a Lobbyist," but our version is so much gayer! Each weekend, we spotlight a different TBP contributor. In case you've missed any of our previous interviews, I've got links at the end...Read More


Queer music Friday - Bikini Kill

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 07, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

This song and video are awesome - "Rebel Girl" by Bikini Kill. iPhone users: Click to watch And Kathleen Hanna, after the jump, about how sexism hurts men....Read More


Top 10 web videos of the presidential campaign

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 06, 2008 | 11:30 AM | comments

2008 saw an explosion when it came to internet usage in politics. With the technology to create, distribute, and view video content widely available, it seemed like anybody who was anybody was creating videos for the whole world to watch....Read More


Obama Wins! Miley Cyrus Sex Talk!

Filed by Bil Browning | November 05, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Comment questions of the day: 1. Who did you vote for?! (optional LOL) 2. Are you glad the election is over or will you miss the banter? 3. Is it tacky Miley's boyfriend dressed like...Read More


Election Night Drinking Games

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | November 03, 2008 | 6:30 PM | comments

During the 2000 election, I made a terrible mistake. I didn't have any booze or weed in the house. And it was the worst night I have ever had! In my defense, however, it was my first time voting. How...Read More


Julie Bindel and the Trans vs. Feminism Tug-of War

Filed by Mercedes Allen | November 03, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Feminism and transsexuality have long pushed each others' buttons. Feminism often seeks to break gender roles and stereotypes, break gender barriers, and yet transsexuality says that "there's something inborn in me that I can't escape or deny," at which point...Read More


Hand Jobs! Beyonce is Bipolar! Lohan & Lash Blasts!

Filed by Michael Buckley | November 03, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Comment Questions: 1. Are you watching True Blood, Entourage? Real Housewives, Dancing with the Stars or any of the shows I am talking about? 2. Who is favorite singer (right now?) 3. What were you...Read More


Sunday Funnies: McCain on SNL and Colbert on Prop 8

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 02, 2008 | 11:30 AM | comments

McCain took to the airwaves last night on Saturday Night Live. Here's his opening sketch with Tina Fey/Palin. Did this seem like a really harsh, weird dig on Palin to anyone else? I think it only made the McCain Campaign...Read More


We're giving away The L Word Season 5 box sets!

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 02, 2008 | 8:30 AM | comments

Today we're giving away 3 copies of The L Word Season 5 courtesy of Showtime Networks. To win, just leave a comment on this post. Three winners will be drawn at random, but you cannot enter more than once. Contest...Read More