Scene • 07.08.16

Posted on 07 Jul 2016 at 11:00pm

Making the SCENE the week of July 8–14: • Alexandre’s: Kristen Majors on Friday. K-Marie on Saturday and Tuesday. Chris Chism on Wednesday. Ilumin on Thursday. • Brick/Joe’s: Benefit for Orlando with Kennedy Davenport, Jaidynn Diore Fierce, Jiggly Caliente Brooks and LaTrone McNae on Saturday. • Club Reflection: The Green Team presents Linze Serell and others with MC Nancy […]

The write stuff

Posted on 07 Jul 2016 at 6:30am

Cesar Baquerizo’s mission to expose the horrors of gay conversion therapy Cesar Luis Baquerizo has a soft spot for underdogs. It’s an attitude borne from experience. Born in Quito, Ecuador, Baquerizo has lived most of his life with a 90 percent hearing loss. And he grew up gay in a culture that still takes a […]

Texas Theatre hosts month-long tribute to gay filmmaker

Posted on 05 Jul 2016 at 8:46am

Texas Theatre hosts month-long tribute to gay filmmaker

Girl on Girls • 07.01.16

Posted on 01 Jul 2016 at 7:35am

Jenny Block on how long-distance dating can (happily) pump the brakes on a new relationship It just may be the oldest lesbian joke in the books: Q. What does a lesbian bring on a second date? A. The U-Haul. The thing is, it’s only funny because it’s all too true. We girls have a habit […]

Stage review: ‘Psycho Beach Party’

Posted on 01 Jul 2016 at 7:30am

It is a testament to the complete saturation of absurdism in a Charles Busch play that literally any female character can effortlessly be turned into a man in drag. In the original off-Broadway version of Psycho Beach Party, Busch himself played the ingenue teen; in the film, he created a new role for himself as […]

Queer clip: ‘The Legend of Tarzan’

Posted on 01 Jul 2016 at 7:25am

When you have a physique like Alexander Skarsgard, you’re destined to spend a career cast as vampires, jungle men, beach bums and sexy drifters. (Pity the gorgeous among us! How hard it is to be Matthew, Brad or Alex!) But I’m not complaining. All three have something else in common beyond abdominal muscles on which […]

Drink up!

Posted on 01 Jul 2016 at 7:20am

Some cocktail recipes to enliven your Independence Day weekend The Fourth of July isn’t until Monday, which means a lot of us will get an uninterrupted three- or four-day weekend in which to celebrate our nation’s independence by getting tipsy by the pool (though no driving, guys!). Most Fridays, I provide a new cocktail recipe […]

Vision of love

Posted on 01 Jul 2016 at 6:30am

Wherein we reflect with music goddess and queer ally Mariah Carey on her artistry, her new Vegas show and her love for the gay community Nearly 25 years after I first heard her voice on cassette, my phone rings. It’s Mariah Carey, the sales-crushing icon with a whopping 18 No. 1 singles, the five-time Grammy […]

The dachshund and the fury

Posted on 01 Jul 2016 at 6:15am

Indie filmmaker Todd Solondz talks about revisiting Dawn Wiener in his hilariously twisted squirm comedy ‘Wiener-Dog’   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Todd Solondz is the undisputed master of squirm cinema: the kind of movies that make you feel uncomfortable for peculiar and oddly familiar reasons: Long, silent, disorienting shots; singularly unnerving conversations […]


Posted on 01 Jul 2016 at 6:00am

Luxury meets power in rides from Cadillac, Lexus and Acura CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer Some gearheads revel in speed and torque. Some revel in styling and design. But you don’t have to choose between power and luxury if you choose one of these amazing cars — all achievable in the mid-five-figures (though you […]