Jill Soloway’s Craziest Moments in the NYT Magazine

So Jill Soloway was profiled in the New York Times Magazine this weekend regarding her Amazon Studios series Transparent, starring Jeffrey Tambor as a middle class, white trans person. Here are the craziest, most God-I-really-can’t-stand-her, and Is-she-really-getting-a-pass-on-saying-that? moments from that story.  Continue reading

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The Many Sides to Lindsay Wagner

Can someone please post to YouTube Lindsay Wagner’s 1977 TV special Lindsay Wagner: Another Side of Me. Here’s the IMDb description:

Television special in which Lindsay sings, re-enacts her wedding day, plays in a silent-comedy spoof, meets Paul Anka, swims a la Esther Williams and plays Guinevere to Michael Brandon’s Lancelot.

Co-starring Vincent Price!

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The Grifters

CaryGrantRandolphScottScene: Manhattan, 1931

I had the good fortune to meet David at the Plaza’s Oak Room—though at the time, my definition of “good fortune” was somewhat flexible. And we didn’t in fact meet at the Oak Bar; to be entirely accurate, we met at the urinals in the mens room of the Oak Room.  Continue reading

Welcome to Heaven, Lauren Bacall!

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Liza Loses Her Mind on The Arsenio Hall Show

First of all, have you ever seen Liza look more like a Normal? Second of all, those nights at Studio 54 clearly paid off in terms of dance moves alone. Look at her dancing by herself on The Arsenio Hall Show, performing the Pet Shop Boys’ dance remix of Sondheim’s “Losing My Mind”! (You can watch the trippy music video here!)

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And I Am Politely Telling You, I Will Not Be Going

I have always found that the most powerful renditions of “And I Am Telling You” are those with very clear enunciation and the removal of contractions. Do you not agree, Miss Arkansas 1994?

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Kinsey Says No Women Allowed

I assume that Kinsey Whiskey is fully a 6 on the scale.

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Just Like Lauren Bacall

There are a lot of songs titled “Lauren Bacall.” Here’s a good one that sounds as if it was written about me! “Blonde and tall / She had it all / With a voice like Lauren Bacall.”

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Weekend Challenge: Boîte

El_Morocco_nightclub_New_York_City_1965This weekend, find a reason/excuse to use the word “boîte” in a sentence!

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Bacall Is Ready for the Weekend!

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