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The Full Trailer for “Into The Woods” Released With Singing! (Sort Of.) – Video

I’m not overly excited from what I see.  Streep is no Bernadette Peters and Johnny Depp as the Wolf.  UGH.

Well. it may be lacklustre but it probably won’t be an abomination.

And the original Broadway version isn’t going anywhere. (Available on DVD at Amazon.comInto the Woods)

In the words of another great lyricist:  “You can’t take that away from me.”

 

GLAAD Announces It’s 2014 Media Award Nominations. Meh. – LIST

GLAAD meh

GLAAD has announced the nominees for its annual Media Awards today, featuring 130 nominees in 29 categories and THANKFULLY this year I dodged the bullet once again and was not nominated so I want to thank GLAAD for keeping my integrity and reputation intact.

Other glaring omissions this year include: No Outstanding Web Series category.  Warehouse 13 and Under the Dome snubbed in Television. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel left out of the Movies category. The Amazing Race who have had numerous gay couples left at the gate in Best Reality Show.  Born This Way and Les Invisibles didn’t make the Best Documentary cut  (But the did nominate the rather controversial and borderline homophobic Valentine Road)

And far be it from me to be picky BUT,  in the Outstanding Mini-Series, BBC’s In The Flesh they purposely avoided saying that the lead character was gay.  That is nothing to be awarded for.

Only two award ceremonies will be held this year due to GLAAD’s financial restraints (They are kind of  broke now and Gay Inc.’s  poor relations) on April 12 in Los Angeles, and May 3 in New York.

Below is the full list.

OUTSTANDING FILM – WIDE RELEASE

Blue Is the Warmest Color (Sundance Selects)
Dallas Buyers Club (Focus Features)
Kill Your Darlings (Sony Pictures Classics)
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (Sony Pictures Releasing)
Philomena (The Weinstein Company)

OUTSTANDING FILM – LIMITED RELEASE

Concussion (RADiUS-The Weinstein Company)
Geography Club (Breaking Glass Pictures)
Out in the Dark (Breaking Glass Pictures)
Reaching for the Moon (Wolfe Releasing)
Yossi (Strand Releasing)

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

The Fosters (ABC Family)
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
Orphan Black (BBC America)
Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family)
Shameless (Showtime)

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)
Glee (Fox)
Modern Family (ABC)
Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Please Like Me (Pivot)

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL EPISODE (in a series without a regular LGBT character)

“Bride and Prejudice,” The Soul Man (TV Land)
“LARP and the Real Girl,” Supernatural (The CW)
“Secret Lives,” Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime)
“Snow Angels,” Elementary (CBS)
“There’s the Door,” Necessary Roughness (USA Network)

OUTSTANDING TV MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES

Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
In the Flesh (BBC America)

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY

Bridegroom (Virgil Films / OWN)
Call Me Kuchu (Cinedigm)
God Loves Uganda (Variance Films)
The New Black (Promised Land Films)
Valentine Road (HBO)

OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM

Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce (Fuse)
Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual (WE tv)
Dream School (Sundance Channel)
Project Runway (Lifetime)
Small Town Security (AMC)

OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW EPISODE

“Are Gay Parents Different?” The Ricki Lake Show (syndicated)
“First Openly Gay NBA Player Jason Collins and his Family, “Oprah’s Next Chapter(OWN)
“Fred Rosser,” The Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated)
“Laverne Cox,” Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell (FX)
“Modern Family Values,” Raising McCain (Pivot)

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM – NEWSMAGAZINE

“Chris to Kristin: A Navy Seal’s Secret,” Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)
“India’s Third Gender,” The Stream (Al Jazeera America)
“The Rebounder: The Kenneth Faried Story,” E:60 (ESPN)
“Transgender at 11: Listening to Jazz,” 20/20 (ABC)
“The Welcoming Movement,” To the Contrary (PBS)

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM SEGMENT

“Gay Rights at Work,” MSNBC Live (MSNBC)
“Portman Reverses Position on Gay Marriage,” Starting Point (CNN)
“Pride & Prejudice,” Melissa Harris-Perry (MSNBC)
“Scouts Dishonor,” The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC)
“Wild Blue Yonder: Scott Hines,” The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC)

OUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER ARTICLE

“Boy or Girl? Gender a New Challenge for Schools” by Martha Irvine (Associated Press)
“Gay Ex-mayor Who Fled U.S. Awaits Immigration Change” by Jeremy Roebuck (San Antonio Express-News [San Antonio, Texas])
“LGBTQ in the Capital” (series) by Melissa Griffiths (Juneau Empire [Juneau, Alaska])
“Poor Black and Hispanic Men Are the Face of H.I.V.” by Donald G. McNeil, Jr. (The New York Times)
“Why Bisexuals Stay in the Closet” by Emily Alpert (Los Angeles Times)

OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE ARTICLE

“The Hidden War Against Gay Teens” by Alex Morris (Rolling Stone)
“Owning the Middle by Kate Fagan (ESPN The Magazine)
“The Perfect Wife” by Ariel Levy (The New Yorker)
“What’s Wrong With Exxon?” by Antonia Juhasz (The Advocate)
“Why Gay and Lesbian Couples Pay More” by Carolyn M. Brown (Black Enterprise)

OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE OVERALL COVERAGE

The Advocate
ESPN The Magazine
The New Yorker
People
Time

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALISM ARTICLE

“How Fallon Fox Became the First Known Transgender Athlete in MMA” by Loretta Hunt (SportsIllustrated.CNN.com)
“How One Lawyer Turned the Idea of Marriage Equality into Reality” by Chris Geidner (Buzzfeed.com)
“Prime Timers: Spotlight on LGBT Seniors” (series) (Advocate.com)
“Repression and Gay Rights in Russia” by Sean Guillory (TheNation.com)
“Sex, Lies and HIV: When What You Don’t Tell Your Partner Ia Crime” by Sergio Hernandez (Buzzfeed.com / ProPublica.org)

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALISM – MULTIMEDIA

“Bisexuals Get Their Turn in the White House” by Alyona Minkovski (Live.HuffingtonPost.com)
“Coming Out Kicking” by Cyd Zeigler (Outsports.com)
“Remixing the Trans and Hip Hop Conversation” by Marc Lamont Hill (Live.HuffingtonPost.com)
“To Get Married, They Left Ohio” by Julie Zimmerman on behalf of the Cincinnati EnquirerEditorial Board (Cincinnati.Com)
“We Are Here: LGBTI in Uganda” by Sunnivie Brydum, D. David Robinson (Advocate.com)

OUTSTANDING BLOG

Autostraddle
Elixher
Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters
The New Civil Rights Movement
TransGriot

OUTSTANDING MUSIC ARTIST

Elton John, The Diving Board (Capitol Records)
Goldfrapp, Tales of Us (Mute)
Lady Gaga, ARTPOP (Interscope Records)
Tegan and Sara, Heartthrob (Warner Bros. Records)
Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City (XL Recordings)

OUTSTANDING COMIC BOOK

Batwoman, written by W. Haden Blackman, J.H. Williams III, Marc Andreyko (DC Comics)
Fearless Defenders, written by Cullen Bunn (Marvel Comics)
Husbands, written by Jane Espenson, Brad Bell (Dark Horse Comics)
Life with Archie, written by Paul Kupperberg (Archie Comics)
Young Avengers, written by Kieron Gillen (Marvel Comics)

 

GLAAD Issues Statement Over Lionsgate’s ENDERS GAME Response, Does Not Join Boycott

GLAAD meh

It may have taken 2 weeks but  GLAAD, formerly the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (they changed it because it was too gay ) has finally written about GeekOuts and the  LGBT Communities boycott against the upcoming sci-fi movie Ender’s Game which is written and being produced by the virulent homophobic and National Organization board member Orson Scott Card.

Yesterday Lionsgate finally released a statement over the boycott which read:

“As proud longtime supporters of the LGBT community, champions of films ranging from Gods and Monsters to The Perks of Being a Wallflower and a company that is proud to have recognized same-sex unions and domestic partnerships within its employee benefits policies for many years, we obviously do not agree with the personal views of Orson Scott Card and those of the National Organization for Marriage.  However, they are completely irrelevant to a discussion of Ender’s Game. The simple fact is that neither the underlying book nor the film itself reflect these views in any way, shape or form. On the contrary, the film not only transports viewers to an entertaining and action-filled world, but it does so with positive and inspiring characters who ultimately deliver an ennobling and life-affirming message. Lionsgate will continue its longstanding commitment to the LGBT community by exploring new ways we can support LGBT causes and, as part of this ongoing process, will host a benefit premiere for Ender’s Game.”

(Host a benefit of Ender’s Game.  Are you fucking kidding me?)

Well after Lionsgate finally chimed int GLAAD finally broke it’s silence of the boycott by responding to LG’s statement..

“Lionsgate is right to repudiate Orson Scott Card and the National Organization for Marriage’s divisive and anti-LGBT tactics that make NOM a toxic organization, with which no fair-minded company or individual would align. At a time when well-funded activist organizations like NOM inflict harm on countless American families, corporate America and the entertainment industry are increasingly supporting efforts lead by the LGBT community to work against their anti-LGBT agenda.”Rich Ferraro

That all.  No standing up and officially supporting the boycott of course.  Just props to Lionsgate for “repudiating” it.

Whats absolutely amazing about Ferraro’s statement is he compliments them for saying something against the National Organiztion for Marriage but nothing about Cards profits that will come from the film to further thier cause while adding that  “the entertainment industry are increasingly supporting efforts lead by the LGBT community to work against their anti-LGBT agenda.”

So  Rich how  is Lionsgate doing this with Ender’s Game does their damage control statement actually help anyone?

By making a statement when Card stands to make millions that he will put back into the anti-LGBT civil rights effort?  By throwing a benefit that might make a few thousand dollars that I am sure which that  GLAAD has already been on the phone to them  so they could benefit from it despite the fact that they have done nothing.

And while GLAAD would not “officially” stand with the boycott it did provide a link to the Geek’s Out petition but it did also add that they had checked the “script” and found nothing homophobic about it.   Which was their way of  not getting involved and perhaps pissing off Lionsgate or the LGBT community.

Well I for one am pissed off that pnce again GLAAD will not make a stand.

Maybe.  Just maybe.  If GLAAD would finally step up to the plate and show some fight instead of playing its passive aggressive game of playing both sides against the middle as to not upset anyone in hopes of getting sponsorship’s and donations down the line they might be in a better financial shape and less irrelevant than they are today.

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