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    The Imitation Game

    Extraordinary people, like Oscar Wilde, Alan Turing and Luchino Viscounti, are rarely straight. And, let's face it, besides being gay, many of them are bisexual, too.
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    The Imitation Game

    It's a powerful, tragic film. I'll probably never get over it. I was surprised by the depiction of Keira Knightley's character, Alan Turing's fiancee. She knew that he was a homosexual, but she didn't really care that much. Because they were not ordinary people. If they had married, would Alan Turing have had a happier end? Possibly, because she would have allowed him, I think, his other life, too. The Enigma Team - Graham Moore won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.
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    Yolonda and the Thief

    Lucille Bremer does try to play the lead role, but playing an innocent girl is beyond her. It might've worked, if they couldn't found a personification of innocence.
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    Random Alerts!

    It is one of Darwin Porter's concoctions - assisted by Danforth Prince. In other words, it is based on fact that is fictionalized.
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    Random Alerts!

    Well, now, I've only just started to read it. He's a struggling actor who can't get any work. So, he becomes - a gay party boy. On the street and at private events. He's just met Rogers Brackett, a well-placed and gay industry executive, who has landed him four acting gigs on a popular radio show.
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    No Words

    We do need more gay period romances, I agree.
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    No Words

    I think that the TV movie was based on a play that was produced in England and then later was produced for a limited run Off Broadway. I can't remember the title, though.
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    No Words

    He was the son of the child that Oliver Jackson Cohen and his wife had. So, he became Oliver Jackson Cohen's grandson. I agree, the second hour, in trying to show us how far England has come in terms of accepting homosexuality, was a big, big mistake. The last two actors had no chemisty. (Oliver Jackson Cohen's chest was heaven-sent.)
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    Random Alerts!

    In a new biography of James Dean, "Tomorrow Never Comes".
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    Random Alerts!

    According to Joan Crawford, speaking from the vantage point of her heyday in Hollywood, bisexuality was the norm in Hollywood - if you weren't bisexual, you were gay and if you weren't gay, you were bisexual. Joan Crawford and George Nader - reportedly, "a gay man" who couldn't resist her overtures.
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    No Words

    Yes, the first hour was far more interesting than the second. I especially liked the first two lovers in the first hour.
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    Barbara Stanwyck's son

    According to some insider reports, when Joan Crawford was married to Phillip Terry, he was having a very intimate affair with Robert Taylor. Well, they were two very attractive men.
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    Yolonda and the Thief

    Visually, this one might be the most dazzling musical that I have ever seen.
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    Tony Richardson

    I saw two of his Broadway productions - "Arturo Uri" and "The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore". I may have been young, but I knew that I was seeing great unconventional theater. I ran into Vanessa Redgrave once - Tony Richardson's production of "The Lady From The Sea" was opening up at the Circle-In-The-Square Theater, Uptown. I was in the lobby with a friend - she came up from the theater. She was dressed very poorly - like somebody from a ghetto. She saw us and gave us a "filthy" look. In "retaliation", we followed her - to a really shoddy dinner. She sat down at the far end of the counter and began a conversation with the counterman. I wanted to follow her in. But Dennis, my friend, felt strongly that we should keep our distance.
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    Tony Richardson

    What do you think of "Joseph Andrews"?

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