AHS NYC Finale Ep.9 & 10 jumped right into the rapid progression of the “illness” as we see it take out both Sam and Patrick even though they’d only experienced mild symptoms earlier. Before their deaths however, each is visited by ghosts from their past, as though they’re gay Ebenezer Scrooges being faced with their lives misdeeds. Sam is visited first by Billy, sweet headless William, Theo, and then by Henry (whom we never did see die and is dressed in leather to the max no less.) Theo brings Sam through the hospital, showing him how the men he neglected to show kindness to have all succumbed to the illness as well.
Next, Henry takes Sam to a dungeon, where he must confront the ways he’s transferred the pain he experienced at the hands of his father and previous bosses into sexual depravity, before showing him the beach on Fire Island where Sam unmasks Big Daddy, who becomes a noticeably less large blond twink. What’s likely going on is that this new blond is the angel of death that Sam wants to see before he dies. Or maybe he’s meant to represent a past lover — it’s not made totally clear here but what has been for the past 5 weeks? Patrick is also forced to face how his own internalized homophobia by Barbara in a wedding dress has hurt others, how his commitment to masculinity and police caused unnecessary pain (Which Millennial writer wrote that?).
According to Joan Crawford’s IMDb page, her last on-screen performance was not TROG but rather a guest spot in the TV series The Sixth Sense in 1972. She portrayed a woman named Joan (how appropriate) in the episode, “Dear Joan: We’re Going to Scare You to Death.”
In a departure from the standard format of the show The Sixth Sense had Gary Collins who acted as host for the episode, interviewing Joan before and after the story. Joan Fairchild (Crawford) has an automobile accident at night outside an imposing old house. The people gathered there are kind enough to give her shelter until her car can be rescued and fixed, however, they have ulterior motives when they sense that Joan is psychically receptive. They intend to use her as a guinea pig for their experiments in extra sensory torture. Will she be able to resist the messages they send to torment her?
The Supreme Court has rejected a petition from Proposition 8’s sponsors Protect Marriage to put an immediate hold on all gay weddings in the California.
“The Ninth Circuit’s June 28, 2013 Order purporting to dissolve the stay placed last year…is the latest in a long line of judicial irregularities that have unfairly thwarted Petitioners’ defense of California’s marriage amendment,” the paperwork filed by attorneys with Alliance Defending Freedom read. “Failing to correct the appellate court’s actions threatens to undermine the public’s confidence in its legal system.”
The Ninth Circuit’s order to lift the stay came as a surprise to many, as the three-judge panel had previously said it would wait to lift the hold for 25 days in case the state of California wanted to appeal the Supreme Court decision. But both Gov. Jerry Brown and California Attorney General Kamala Harris have always been strongly against Prop 8.
By denying their petition Justice Anthony Kennedy has effectively closed any and all legal avenues available to Proposition 8’s sponsors has ended the long and at sometimes frustrating road to legal same-sex marriage in California.
ieAfter a quarter of a century the “Oprah” show aired its final show yesterday. And in those final moments Oprah gave thanks to all her fans, which included a mention of those tuning in with their partners, “gay and otherwise,”