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jaragon

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  1. I wonder who is the handsome fellow standing next to Mr Hughes....
  2. I was disappointed that he was so straight in "The Aviator" I'm sure DeCaprio could have gotten his bromantic bud Toby McGuire to play Graves. But seriously yeah maybe Hughes might have been bisexual and he was attractive enough to get it from both sexes
  3. Ralph Graves was good looking man...
  4. I had never heard of Ralph Graves either until I started googling for pre code Hollywood images- I really do believe this Hughes-Graves romance story. Hughes was famous womanizer but maybe he was using this to cover up another aspect of his sexuality.
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    Gays on the Tube

    Hard to believe that people are still punished for private acts between consenting adults in the 21st Century
  6. Yes but I wonder why? Was it that bad?
  7. jaragon

    Gays on the Tube

    "Souhthland" featured a tough gay police officer
  8. 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)
  9. jaragon

    Gays on the Tube

    Are you referring to the cop on the new "The Rookie" series?
  10. 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
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    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)
  13. jaragon

    Gays on the Tube

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

    Gays on the Tube

    Any more thoughts or examples of gays on television?
  15. 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
  16. 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 .
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    Gays on the Tube

    I think we are all familiar with that type😉
  18. 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
  21. Has any one hear subscribe to the TLA video streaming service?
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