Film. November LGBT Film Festivals.

OUTrageous: The Santa Barbara LGBTQ Film Festival. (November 3-5). Santa Barbara, California.

OutReels Cincinnati. (November 4-6). Cincinnati, Ohio.

San Francisco Transgender Film Festival. (November 10-13). San Francisco, California.

QCinema LGBTQ Film Festival. (November 10-12). Fort Worth, Texas.

Indianapolis GLBT Film Festival. (November 11-13). Indianapolis, Indiana.

Stonewall Columbus LGBT Fest. (November 13-19). Columbus, Ohio.

Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. (November 14-16). Long Island, New York.

TV. Naomi Campbell Lands Role On Lee Daniels New Fox Series ‘Star’.


Variety reports, “Supermodel Naomi Campbell has been cast in Lee Daniels’ newest Fox’s musical series, ‘Star.’ Campbell will play Rose Spencer, a beautiful and wealthy Londoner. Campbell has appeared in several other television series, her most recent being Lee Daniels’ other Fox drama, “Empire.”

‘Star,’ which debuts midseason, centers around three young women who form a girl group with hopes of making it big in the music industry. The project has been described in the vein of ‘Dreamgirls,’ while incorporating the manufacturing of modern-day girl groups, showcasing the allure and heartache of the cut-throat music scene, and exploring cultural themes from a new perspective.

Other cast members include Queen LatifahBenjamin Bratt, and newcomers Jude DemorestRyan DestinyBrittany O’Grady, and Amiyah ScottLenny Kravitz will also make a guest appearance on the show.”

TV. Laverne Cox And Wanda Sykes To Appear In ‘Lip Sync Battle’ Season 3.


” ‘Lip Sync Battle’ is back with brand new talent and tunes.The reality competition show released a promo for the upcoming third season, paying homage to Michael Jackson and his song ‘Beat It.’ The clip features host LL Cool J and series commentator Chrissy Teigen reenacting Jackson’s iconic music video, while facing off with the “Lip Sync Battle” dancers.

The promo also features a sneak peek of the Season 3 competitors, including Lupita Nyong’o, Laverne Coxand Sir Ben Kingsley. This season looks to also include appearances from Wanda Sykes.”

MUSIC. BeBe Spotlights Drag Queens Of Music On ‘It’s Everything With BeBe Sweetbriar.’

bebe-everythingOn the Folsom Street Fair Edition of ‘It’s Everything with BeBe Sweetbriar,’ BeBe gives love to the (Drag) Queens of Music with a radio debut of the Knife and Fork new release ‘SLAY’ featuring Saiyohni Gray, including a chat with the rising drag star herself. Also, we listen to music by drag recording artists RuPaul, Adore DelanoJacqueline Dupree, Conchita WurstHoney Mahogany, Alex Newell, and drag producers/remixers Tweaka Turner and Nina Flowers.

Tune into ‘It’s Everything with BeBe Sweetbriar’ at 12 noon PST every Sunday at Radio. And listen to the podcast below. Enjoy!

THEATRE. Tarell Alvin McCraney’s ‘The Brothers Size’ For Limited Engagement In SF.


For a limited engagement, playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, director Darryl V. Jones and the Rhinoceros Theatre presents ‘The Brothers Size’.

Two brothers, the Louisiana bayou, and West African mythology swirl together in this treasured theatrical event that will leave you breathless. A hot-blooded, music-filled drama from one of the country’s most exciting queer African-American voices.

In the Louisiana bayou, big brother Ogun Size (Lakeidrick S. Wimberly) is hardworking and steady. Younger brother Oshoosi (Gabriel Christian),  is just out of prison and finding himself. The wily Elegba (Julian Green), Oshoosi’s old prison-mate, is a mysterious and seductive complication. A simple circle defines a world that begins in ritual and evolves into a tough and tender drama of what it means to be a brother by birth and to be a brother out of desire.

img_7782Flights of poetry, music, dance and West African mythology combine in a contemporary tale that explores the tenuousness of freedom and the need to belong somewhere, to something, to someone.

Go to Rhinoceros Theatre’s website for show times and tickets. Also listen to director Darryl V. Jones in an interview with BeBe Sweetbriar on ‘It’s Everything with BeBe Sweetbriar’ below. Enjoy!

The Eureka Theatre

215 Jackson Street. San Francisco, Ca.

September 24 – October 15, 2016

FILM. Variety To Host First Conference On Diversity And Inclusion In Hollywood.

Variety has been running a series of articles calling attention to the lack of diversity in Hollywood. Articles calling out issues of ageism, sexism, under-representation of people of color and women in an older white male dominated industry. Variety is going a step further, hosting its’ first-ever conference on diversity and inclusion in Hollywood.

“The conference, which is called “Inclusion,” aims to foster dialogue around various aspects of diversity including ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and aging, by engaging senior executives and talent from the creative community.

Academy Award nominee and musician Pharrell Williams and Universal Studios chairman Donna Langley will have keynote conversations with Variety editors at the conference.  “Inclusion” will also consist of a series of panels tackling issues ranging from advancing Latino entertainment to LGBTQ rights. PwC’s U.S. Board Chairman Brian Cullinan will moderate a fireside chat with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

“There is no issue in Hollywood today more important and relevant than diversity and inclusion. It is Variety’s privilege and responsibility to lead an industry-wide dialogue and bring the decision makers of our community together to promote solutions to counter the lack of minority talent in film and television. This is an issue that transcends the entertainment business, and we are excited to play a role in the broader conversation,” said Michelle Sobrino-Stearns, group publisher of Variety.”

Should make for an interesting forum to have a much needed dialogue. With the Academy inviting a record 683 new class members this year, with 46% female and 41% being people of color being, things are already moving in the right direction.

MUSIC. Big Freedia Makes An Appearance On Beyoncé’s Formation Tour.


Saturday night Beyoncé’s Formation World Tour pulled into New Orleans. Concert goers were in for a surprise. Queen of Bounce, Big Freedia appeared to intro ‘Formation’ and the crowd went nuts! Watch the clip below, and watch the clip where Big Freedia tells how she got the call from Queen B to collaborate of the track ‘Formation.’ Enjoy!


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