10 legendary gay icons and how they earned their titles
by Marco Saveriano
June 24, 2018
The gay community has always supported fierce, outspoken women and men. These stars proved what it takes though to become a true gay icon.
The term “gay icon” is thrown around a lot lately, at least by members of the gay community. As soon as a pop star releases a dance single or pulls off some sickening stunt on stage, somebody is quick to pull the “gay icon” card. While there are many ways of earning that title, it usually involves years of dedication to the community that supported you, and proving that you care about them as much as they care about you.Read More
“Clams on the Half Shell,” Minskoff Theatre â€” The Divine Miss M (Bette Midler) in her new self-styped “taste-free” revue does nothing but ENTERTAIN. The show opens with a very well executed overture consisting of a medley from “Oklahoma!” An all-black chorus sings “Old Man River” while pulling in fish nets which dredge up a huge clam shell in which Miss M. is ensconced.
Hence the revue’s name.
FROM THAT moment on, she is in complete control â€” singing, dancing, chatting with the audience and telling jokes. (“McDonald’s is featuring a new Hearstburger â€” no Patty.” or “I know what a bisexual is, but what’s a bicentennial?”Read More
NYRP is auctioning off three of the legendary 2017 Tony Award winning actress’s costumes on the Charitybuzz website. The hauntingly beautiful costumes were all worn by Bette, herself. Costume one is from 2013’s Hulaween in the Big Easy, costume two is from 2014’s Fellini Hulaweenie, and costume three is from 2015’s Hell Night on Hulaween Island.
These are going to be snatched up quick so act now!
A: lt’s a three-year old, jazzed-up home-movie spoof titled “The Divine Mr. J” that emerged from the can only when the Divine Miss M emerged from obscurity. “We turned down a Mike Nichols film, for Heaven’s sake,” says her manager. “Now this piece of (vulgarity deleted)Â comes out.”
The singer herself doesn’t project that sort of pretension, but her unfortunate misunderstanding of the material, her inability or unwillingness to distinguish between the real and the artificial, the astigmatism that has her seeing camp as humor and pathos as tragedy are all as insidious as the adulation of her adoring audience. Yes, she does lots of different types of songs. But she does nearly all of them wrong.Read More