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New Books: Tina Alexis Allen’s “Hiding Out”

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Reviews | 0 comments

New Books: Tina Alexis Allen’s “Hiding Out”

From time to time, IMPACT Magazine gets a heads-up from publishers about new and up-coming releases. We’ll pass the interesting ones on to you. GLAAD Award-nominated actress and playwright Tina Alexis Allen delivers an audacious memoir exposing a seemingly privileged upbringing in subruban America that became overshadowed by the secrets and deception of her formidable and devoutly Catholic father.   Hiding Out: A Memoir of Drugs, Deception, and Double Lives Tina Alexis Allen Hardcover: 288 pages Publisher: Dey Street...

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Review: Suzanne DeWitt Hall’s “Where True Love Is: An Affirming Devotional…”

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017 in Featured, Reviews | 0 comments

Review: Suzanne DeWitt Hall’s “Where True Love Is: An Affirming Devotional…”

From the Foreword By Susan Cottrell, author of Mom, I’m Gay and True Colors. Suzanne DeWitt has written a delightful and dexterous devotional, Where True Love Is! She is a magician who shows us an empty square of cloth, ties it then unties it, to reveal a dove within! The empty cloth is our understanding of Correct Doctrine, which Suzanne ties and unties to reveal the Holy Spirit within! Page after page, I smiled and highlighted Suzanne’s insights. For example: “Let’s look at John’s wonderful proclamation again: ‘Everyone who loves has...

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New Books: “Santa’s Husband” by Daniel Kibblesmith & A.P. Quach

Posted by on Nov 11, 2017 in Reviews | 0 comments

New Books: “Santa’s Husband” by Daniel Kibblesmith & A.P. Quach

Santa’s Husband By Daniel Kibblesmith Illustrated by A.P. Quach Harper Design, Oct 2017 Hardcover, 32 pages Offering a fresh twist on Kris Kringle, this clever yet heartfelt book tells the story of a black Santa, his white husband, and their life together at the North Pole. Everyone knows that Santa Claus is jolly, but in Santa’s Husband, this cherished symbol of the holiday season is also black and gay, and married to an equally cheery man. Humor writer Daniel Kibblesmith introduces us to Mr. and Mr. Claus, and gives us a glimpse of...

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“Retake” – Not just a gay road trip

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017 in Featured, Reviews | 0 comments

“Retake” – Not just a gay road trip

The gay community experiences a lot of loneliness, and we deal with it in different ways. Most of us probably wouldn’t hire an escort to recreate the past, however. This is exactly what Jonathan (Tuc Watkins) does in the 2016 film Retake, directed by Nick Corporon. The IMDB synopsis makes it sound much more scandalous than the film is. A lonely, middle-aged man hires a male prostitute to recreate a road trip from his past. Jonathan, a middle-aged man, goes looking for male escorts for some roleplay fun — but not just the kind of fun...

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“Fathers” – A New Thai Film about Gay Parenting

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Reviews | 0 comments

“Fathers” – A New Thai Film about Gay Parenting

AN UPLIFTING FEATURE FILM FROM THAILAND ABOUT SAME-SEX PARENTING, PREMIERING GLOBALLY ON-DEMAND There are so few films out there about gay parenting (“The Kids are All Right” being one of them), so when a fresh take on being gay dads comes out, especially from outside the U.S., we should pay special attention.  And this film doesn’t disappoint. Gay couple Phoon and Yuke want nothing more than to start their own family. Their dream finally becomes a reality when they adopt an abandoned baby boy named Butr, completing their household....

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

Posted by on Jan 30, 2017 in Reviews | 0 comments

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

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 Wilde’s De Profundis. We see the protagonist change from a young, naïve virgin at the beginning, looking for his first experience as a bottom, to an experienced, somewhat jaded yet still...

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Review: “Merlí”

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in Reviews | 0 comments

Review: “Merlí”

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), a teen soap with 20-something actors playing teenagers and their slightly older teachers. (Some of the episodes are available on YouTube — if you can manage to get past the...

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LGBT Show “Disposable Teens” Nominated for Streamys‏

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in Reviews | 0 comments

LGBT Show “Disposable Teens” Nominated for Streamys‏

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 creators, executives, and other experts in the online video industry. Previous nominees have seen their shows and careers skyrocket after the event. Last year’s event aired on VH1....

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

Posted by on May 26, 2016 in Reviews | 0 comments

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

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 Almodóvar, took the director to new heights: the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay — after Spain submitted Los lunes al sol over this brilliant film for consideration in the Best...

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

Posted by on May 6, 2016 in Reviews | 0 comments

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

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 Almodóvar, ranks among my top 5 favourite films ever. I remember going to the Kentucky Theatre in Lexington KY to see this film, which had a NC-17 rating in the States despite no actual...

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