Ryan Murphy’s new show POSE is a trip back to the 1980s - glamorous and electrifying!
Ryan Murphy’s new TV show Pose premiered on June 3 on FX.
What can you expect from the mastermind’s latest coup, except the fact that the series assembles the largest cast of transgender actors and LGBTQ people in general?
The show is set in New York City in the mid 80s: A city torn between the property boom and homophobia along with the AIDS hysteria.
On the one hand, there’s the hidden world of LGBTQ people during this period of time. It’s the glamorous world of balls, live contests focusing on fashion, charisma and dancing skills. Here we get to know the transgender characters Blanca (MJ Rodriguez) and Elektra (Dominique Jackson) and the rivalry between their houses as well as fashion designer Pray Tell (Billy Porter).
On the other hand, there’s Matt Bromley (James van der Beek) who works in the magnificient Trump Tower together with the hard-working family man Stan Bowes (Evan Peters) who falls in love with the transgender sex worker Angel (Indya Moore). Their relationship is the connecting link between both worlds - the world of success and money in Trump’s business empire and the unknown world of the LGBTQ culture back then.
Originally James van der Beek was supposed to play a young version of POTUS Donald Trump. After his election in 2016, the writers decided not to make Trump an actual character of the show. Nevertheless, he is still part of the story. An omnipresent phantom, embodying the real estate developer he used to be in the 80s.
Pose is not only a mirror of society throughout the decade of the 1980s, it’s also an indicator of the importance of development in our world and points out the tough road ahead of us! A brilliantly written new part of the Murphy-Verse!
Writers: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Steven Canals
Executive Producers: Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall, Sherry Marsh
Picture: Pose FX
'The Boys In The Band' - A modern and inspiring story with long-standing roots!
In 1968 Mart Crowley’s play THE BOYS IN THE BAND premiered off-Broadway. The play was the first to center around a group of gay men. Back then, Crowley was the first to give gay men a voice onstage.
For its 50th birthday the play celebrates a 15-week engagement on Broadway!
Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello and produced by Ryan Murphy and David Stone, the cast includes Jim Parsons, Matt Bomer, Zachary Quinto, Charlie Carver, Andrew Rannells, Robin de Jesús, Brian Hutchinson, Michael Benjamin Washington and Tuc Watkins.
The Boys In The Band is both, an inspiring and encouraging play, giving the audience an inside view of a story from 'back then' which still has to be told over and again today!
Performances are set to run until August 12th at Booth's Theatre in New York City.
More on the play, the staging and tickets: http://boysintheband.com/
Picture © Boys In The Band
Lysander loves Hermia, and Hermia loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius; Demetrius used to love Helena but now loves Hermia....
Maybe this story sounds familiar to some of you. William Shakespeare's comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream, written in 1595/96, is one of his most popular plays even today. Director Casey Wilder Mott takes the characters from the partriachal society of Athens to the modern city of Los Angeles. He successfuly overcomes the gap between a story from the Elizabethan Age and present-day problems. This independent film is not only for poets and bards, it definitely arouses interest among the young audience as well and introduces them to the mysterious world of the theatre in quite a fun way.
A Midsummer Night's Dream is shown in a few selected theatres throughout the US. You can find the screening dates and cities on the movie website below.
Cast: Rachael Leigh Cook (Hermia), Finn Wittrock (Demetrius), Paz de la Huerta (Hippolyta), Ted Levine (Theseus), Hamish Linklater (Lysander), Avan Jogia (Puck), Lily Rabe (Helena), Charlie Carver (Snug), Max Carver (Snout), Fran Kranz (Bottom), Saul Williams (Oberon), Mia Doi Todd (Titania), Charity Wakefield (Quince)
Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGN8wJyJ_AY
International premiere of 'Locating Silver Lake' at Edinburgh Film Fest this month!
Writer and producer Eric Bilitch presents his latest movie “Locating Silver Lake” at the Edinburgh Film Festival this month (screenings on June 28 + June 30)!
Following its national premiere at Cinequest, the film also screened at Phoenix, Florida and Newport Beach Film Festival. Now people get the chance to watch Bilitch's second feature film overseas in Scotland.
After his first movie 'The Submarine Kid' Bilitch this time tells a completely different story. College-graduate Daniel moves to Los Angeles to find his place in life. A roller coaster ride begins for Daniel, who finds out about love, trust and eventually his life purpose. The cast includes Josh Peck, Finn Wittrock, Aubrey Peeples, Amaury Nolasco, Valerie Cruz, Zelda Williams, Robbie Kay, Dan Lauria and many more.
Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/rD89AbuoSTQ.
Infos on Edinburgh FF: http://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/2018/locating-silver-lake/06-30_17-00
W-festival 2018, from the 15th to the 19th August
Starting off with a unique stand-alone concert of '40 years of Bauhaus celebration' with singer Peter Murphy and bass player David J on Wednesday 15th August. One of the first goth rock bands and for many even the inventors of a new genre. After 20 years they are back on Belgian soil and they bring their unique sound to WFest. For the passion of lovers and the new wave of life.
For tickets and info, go to www.w-festival.com
W-festival 2018, van 15 tot 19 augustus
Met als unieke kick-off het stand-alone concert van '40 years of Bauhaus celebration' met zanger Peter Murphy en bassist David J op woensdagavond 15 augustus. Eén van de eerste goth rock bands en voor velen zelfs de uitvinders van het genre tout court. Na 20 jaar staan ze terug op Belgische bodem en brengen ze hun unieke sound naar WFest. For the passion of lovers and the new wave of life.
Voor tickets en informatie, ga naar www.w-festival.com