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    Gays on the Tube

    "Souhthland" featured a tough gay police officer
  2. Yes "Swell Hogan" was the main character. Interesting comparison between Willson and Hughes- but of course Hughes had more power over his proteges. I'm really curios about the "relationship" between Hughes and Graves. Graves was an employee at one of the Hughe's father factory so they must have met when they were very young. Graves did convince Hughes to finance "Swell Hogan" but I wonder the real reason why he did not release it? ( yes my writer mind is spinning)
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    Gays on the Tube

    Are you referring to the cop on the new "The Rookie" series?
  4. jaragon

    Ed Wood

    Redmayne gives an Oscar worthy performance in this modern take on Ed Wood's favorite subject
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    Ed Wood

    Lugosi got top billing because Wood used his name to get financing for the project. "Glen or Glenda" was marketed as exploitation but this was a very personal film for Wood who was a cross dresser. The movie might lack production values but Wood does treat the subject with some respect. Can you imagine a serious movie made about transgender issues by a major Hollywood studio at that time ? Paramount was going to give it a proper release in the 1980s I think but then they backed out. I imagine the subject matter would be more marketable now
  6. jaragon

    Ed Wood

    Ed Wood might have been straight but his films do have a queer sensibility like his autobiographical cross dressing classic "Glen or Glenda" (1953)
  7. jaragon

    Gays on the Tube

    Interesting but this belongs in the Ed Wood discussion thread. Transgender people are a totally different issue
  8. jaragon

    Gays on the Tube

    Any more thoughts or examples of gays on television?
  9. jaragon

    Gays on the Tube

    You are right- there is level of internalized homophobia which often leads to violence against the men they are attracted to or the gay panic defense which is not longer being accepted
  10. I was doing some digging on actor Ralph Graves who was popular leading man in the pre code era. He convinced Howar Hughes to produce his first movie " Swell Hogan" (1926)which Hughes felt was so bad it was never released. Graves later claimed he had a sexual relationship with Hughes. I've read rumors about Hughes being a bisexual before but I find these two interesting. Graves co-starred with Ramon Novarro .
  11. jaragon

    Gays on the Tube

    I think we are all familiar with that type😉
  12. jaragon

    Gays on the Tube

    I would never suggest being gay is a bad thing - but those stars did live in a different era . You are right that some who did care look at Dietrich and the way she exploits her bisexuality on screen. And then there are Grant and Scott in their "bachelor" pad. I read an interview with Gore Vidal in which he said that in the old days some people did not label themselves as gay just because they had homosexual encounters.
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    Gays on the Tube

    You do make a good point that people can't defend their reputation after death- look at Joan Crawford the general public probably associates her with "Mommie Dearest" the movie than her Hollywood career.
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    Gay Novel Cinema

    "Justice at Risk" (1999) by John Morgan Wilson Los Angeles set noir with a gay twist- Ben Justice a disgraced journalist is pulled into the investigation of a the brutal murder. The story deals with among other things police brutality, gender identity, bareback sex. The plot is a bit convoluted but I did like the tough gay anti-hero. This is just one of series of similar mystery novels by Wilson who is a good writer. The book has great movie potential with plenty of action and Ben's romance with a younger man. The climax set in the villain's playroom is intense and borders on t
  15. Has any one hear subscribe to the TLA video streaming service?
  16. jaragon

    Gays on the Tube

    Yes I looked up her IMDB listing and she has been very busy on television and independent movies
  17. jaragon

    Gays on the Tube

    I really don't buy this sexual fluidity thing- yes there are people who are bi-sexual- and yes that makes sense- but this going back and forth thing is not something I'm buying- well maybe in females but not in males.
  18. jaragon

    Gays on the Tube

    Billy Crystal played gay in "Soap" (1977-1981)
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    Gays on the Tube

    I believe in casting an actor who is right for the role. If there is an out gay actor who can play the character than use him but if a straight actor is better for the role then why not choose the straight actor. Acting is about pretending after all- this has become an issue in recent times- specially from projects involving transgender characters- some big name stars have dropped out of projects because of it- now I wonder will the producers find money if they cast a transgender unknown?
  20. Tom Hanks has good taste...
  21. jaragon

    Gays on the Tube

    A well made for tv movie about a young man dealing with AIDs
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