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Review: A.W. Strouse’s “BBC – The Black Boyfriend Compendium”

Review: A.W. Strouse’s “BBC – The Black Boyfriend Compendium”

Jan 30, 2017

A new memoir by occasional IMPACT contributor A.W. Strouse, B.B.C. (The Black Boyfriend Compendium), examines the various (14) black lovers he has had in his life. It was an entertaining read that left me wanting more, in more ways than one. The narrative recalls some of the negative experiences the writer has had with men, and was partly inspired by Oscar...

Review: “Merlí”

Review: “Merlí”

Jan 11, 2017

Spanish television, in general, is not that great. Sure, La que se avecina is entertaining, and Polonia from Catalunya and Vaya Semanita from the Basque Country are actually much funnier than Saturday Night Live usually is. In fact, until now, I’ve only been able to get into one Spanish series, the horrible yet wonderful Física o química (Physics or Chemistry),...

LGBT Show “Disposable Teens” Nominated for Streamys‏

LGBT Show “Disposable Teens” Nominated for Streamys‏

Aug 30, 2016

OutliciousTV is pleased to announce season 1 of our LGBT drama series, Disposable Teens, has been nominated for Best Indie Series for the 6th Annual Streamy Awards. The Streamy Awards is an annual awards show honoring the best and the brightest in internet video entertainment. Think Emmys for YouTube/Vimeo. Streamy Award winners will be determined by a group of...

“Talk to Her” (Hable con elle). Another film from Almodóvar’s “A” list.

“Talk to Her” (Hable con elle). Another film from Almodóvar’s “A” list.

May 26, 2016

Pedro Almodóvar’s work is notorious for depicting strong women, gays, transsexuals, prostitutes, drug addicts and people on society’s margins. Pablo Allen Haker takes a look at some of the films by this internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker. This post is part of Pablo’s series, The Almodóvar Project. Talk to Her, the 2002 film from Spanish director Pedro...

“Bad Education” (La mala educación). One of Pedro Almodóvar’s more popular films.

“Bad Education” (La mala educación). One of Pedro Almodóvar’s more popular films.

May 6, 2016

Pedro Almodóvar’s work is famous for depicting strong women, gays, transsexuals, prostitutes, drug addicts and people on society’s margins. Pablo Allen Haker takes a look at some of the films by this internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker. This post is part of Pablo’s series, The Almodóvar Project. Bad Education, the 2004 film from Spanish director Pedro...

“The Christians” by Lucas Hnath. This play is going to haunt me for a very long time.

“The Christians” by Lucas Hnath. This play is going to haunt me for a very long time.

May 2, 2016

Since its premier Off-Broadway in New York in 2015, The Christians has been produced in theaters across the U.S. and U.K.  Neil Ellis Orts recounts his experience with the play in Houston. The only theater pieces I’ve seen more than once are pieces I’ve been in or directed — at least, until The Christians came to The Alley Theatre, here in...

Pedro Almodóvar’s “All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre)”

Pedro Almodóvar’s “All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre)”

Apr 29, 2016

Pedro Almodóvar’s work is famous for depicting strong women, gays, transsexuals, prostitutes, drug addicts and people on society’s margins. Pablo Allen Haker takes a look at some of the films by this internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker. This is part 2 of Pablo’s series, The Almodóvar Project. Winner of both an Oscar and a Golden Globe for...

Poison in a Pretty Package. Kathy Baldock Reviews “Gay Awareness” by Landon Schott

Poison in a Pretty Package. Kathy Baldock Reviews “Gay Awareness” by Landon Schott

Apr 12, 2016

Gay Awareness: Discovering the Heart of the Father and the Mind of Christ on Sexuality by Landon Schott Famous Publishing (March 21, 2016) 312 pages Texas-based, travelling evangelist Landon Schott is certainly not unique in his strongly anti-gay theological and ideological beliefs. His lack of academic integrity and immature reasoning skills alone should...

The Almodóvar Project

The Almodóvar Project

Apr 8, 2016

In celebration of the release of Pedro Almodóvar’s 20th film,  Julieta (2016), Pablo Allen Haker takes a look at this internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker whose work is famous for depicting strong women, gays, transsexuals, prostitutes, drug addicts and people on society’s margins. This is part 1 of Pablo’s series, The Almodóvar...

Review: Almodóvar’s “¡Átame!” (“Tie me Up! Tie me Down!”, 1990)

Review: Almodóvar’s “¡Átame!” (“Tie me Up! Tie me Down!”, 1990)

Dec 24, 2015

Leave it to Pedro Almodóvar to direct a film that would lead to a change in the American movie rating system. In his 1990 film Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (the name is improved in translation from the plain Spanish “Tie me!”), things got so hot that the MPAA wanted to give the film a “X” rating. As the film is far from pornography, the studio handling the...