“Harvey Milk spent the last years of his life fighting not only for rights for gays and lesbians across the nation, but also against the idea that the only way to achieve those rights is to lobby the government and financially support so-called ‘straight allies’. Harvey believed the best way to secure our rights was through grassroots action, coalition building and the election of LGBT people to office at all levels of government. He encouraged people to come out of the closet and be vocal about who they were and why they deserved full equality, not partial equality or crumbs. For the HRC leadership, which still advocates a piecemeal, wait-and-see approach to try and co-opt and profit from Harvey’s legacy is an outrage.” – Dustin Lance Black lambasting the Human Rights Campaign for planning to move in and have a gift shop at the late San Francisco activist’s Castro street camera shop
Watch the new trailer for HBO’s upcoming miniseries remake of the 1945 gay cult movie Mildred Pierce, which starred Joan Crawford as Mildred Pierce, Ann Blythe as bitchy daughter Veda, and Eve Arden as wise cracking friend and Mildred’s partner Ida Corwyn.
This time around Kate Winslet takes on the role of the long suffering Mildred, Evan Rachel Wood (who has SUCKED in True Blood this season) as Veda the BITCH and Mare Winningham taking over the Eve Arden role?
Directed by Todd Haynes the HBO version will run as a mini-series with 5 episodes.
Where I love Todd Hanyes work and I am sure It will be a very pretty and a nicely shot mini-series but to me this is l gay sacrilege!
Could Evan Rachel Wood ever pull off: “With this money I can get away from you. From you and your chickens and your pies and your kitchens and everything that smells of grease. I can get away from this shack with its cheap furniture. And this town and its dollar days, and its women that wear uniforms and its men that wear overalls.” I don’t think so.