Star Trek: Discovery

Star Trek: Discovery (2017)

To boldly go where no one has gone before… into the bathroom to brush our teeth.  This was the big, gay reveal on Star Trek and it couldn’t have been better. I think Gene Roddenberry would have approved.

The latest Star Trek series is very different from what we’ve seen in the past, although I feel like there’s been an evolution of the franchise if you look from The Next Generation to the recent Abrams films.  This Star Trek is edgier, darker, and a little less rainbows and roses than some remember. Continue reading “Star Trek: Discovery”

Front Cover

Front Cover (2015)

Gay people “…must exist in China.”

“Yes, many time, but never someone like you, so… no shame.”

Synopsis from IMDB: “…a gay New York City fashion stylist, Ryan, … detests and rejects his Asian upbringing. He is given an assignment to style Ning, a foreign actor, for an important photo shoot. After a rocky start, an unlikely friendship develops between them leading Ryan to examine his identity and make a major decision about an enticing new path for his life and career.

Front Cover approaches gay culture clashes in a unique way.  Ryan and Ning have grown up differently – Ryan rejecting his Chinese culture in favor of a more American life, and Ning is still fully a part of his Chinese upbringing.  For Ryan being gay and out is just another day at the office.  For Ning it’s still something shameful and detrimental. Continue reading “Front Cover”

Profiles: Wilson Cruz

Wilson Cruz

I’ve been watching Wilson Cruz since My So-Called Life, and I want to start out by commenting on why that’s important to me.  Rickie Vasquez, Cruz’s character, was one of the first LGBT characters I ever saw on TV. I remember being stunned to see a gay person on TV.  At that time, I remember one of the only other gay men I had seen on TV was Pedro Zamora on MTV’s The Real World. Continue reading “Profiles: Wilson Cruz”

Spooners

Spooners

SpoonersSpooners (2013)

This series, based on a short film of the same name, is a funny, sometimes cliche, and always relevant look at married, gay life.

The series starts out with a couple in their 30s (I think) who are stable in their relationship, but need a new bed as they’ve been sleeping on their futon for too long.  So the crazy part is when they go bed shopping, and all the inadvertent attention they draw as they shop as a same-sex couple in a mattress store. Continue reading “Spooners”