Possibly the best pitch to get me to an event

As part of the job, I get invites to some fresh events around town. I appreciate every one, but I’m also a homebody and at the end of the work day, I typically drive my 20 miles home and plant myself there for the night. Still, every so often, something will get me off my ass. I received this package Thursday which at first I thought might be a bomb but upon opening discovered was pretty much full of awesome.

DJ K. L. Kemp recently started Alt-Disco, a night at the Fallout Lounge where he spins what he calls “no bullshit old-school underground gay disco … just like they used to play at the Trocadero Transfer back in the day in San Francisco.” He said this in a handwritten (HANDWRITTEN!!) letter enclosed in the package that was also one of the most earnest and genuine pitches to reach a diverse audience. I mean, someone who posts “Georgio Moroder for President” as his political view on Facebook and invites my friends and me to party it up like it’s 1979 sounds like a true disco devotee. Oh, and he’s spinning vinyl.

Plus, he sent me a sweet poster and Donna Summer’s A Love Trilogy album. Probably the best part of it all was the package labeled as “time-sensitive disco.”

Right on.

The next Alt-Disco party happens July 13 at Fallout Lounge, 835 Exposition Ave. at 9 p.m. And seriously, they have some of the best cocktails in town. See you there.

—  Rich Lopez

‘Poltergay’ — the movie about gay ghosts

I am a big fan of ghost stories and reality TV shows about ghost hunters, etc. And Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, if for no other reason than the fact that the TV channels are full of good, scary ghost stories all month long in October.

So many ghost stories are stories about star-crossed lovers who keep searching for one another, striving to be together, even after death. But I have never seen a story like that about same-sex ghost lovers. So just on a whim, I decided to see what would come up when I did an Internet search for “gay +ghost.” What did I find? A French movie called Poltergay.

I admit, when I first saw the title I figured it was a gay porn remake of Poltergeist (which by the way, is one of my favorite films. Poltergeist, I mean; not gay porn remakes). But then I read the description and watched the trailer, and I decided I really need to see this one!

Here’s the description, from Wikipedia: “Emma and Marc, two young lovers, move into a house which has been uninhabited for thirty years. What they don’t know is that in 1979, in a cave under the house, there was a gay disco, which burned down when a foam machine short-circuited, and five bodies were never found. Today, the house is haunted by five gay ghosts. However, only Marc is able to see them, and his visions drive Emma away. The ghosts, touched by Marc’s problems, do everything in their power to help him get his girl back.”

And here is the trailer:


Now if I could just find a version in English, or at least with subtitles!!

—  admin