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Tired Old Queen At the Movies Gushes On Sunday Bloody Sunday

Tired of the crap NetFlix recommends? (Osmosis Jones? No thank you!) Enter Tired Old Queen At the Movies, a web series hosted by Steve Hayes (whose actual age is a mystery). Hayes, an actor you may recall from Trick and The Big Gay Musical, loves recommending vintage films you’ve never seen but totally should. Some of these movies Steve saw during their original release, others are classic gems from the early days of Hollywood. And he’s so enthusiastic about it all that “tired” is hardly an accurate adjective to describe his affectionate rantings. It like spending six minutes in a film class taught by the groovy gay uncle you never had.

In episode #79, he hard-sells 1971′s awesome Sunday, Bloody Sunday. He swoons with a diva-crush on star Glenda Jackson, delivers some history about gay director John Schlesinger and remembers his own hetero friends’ reaction to the film’s then-shocking man-on-man makeout scene. And Hayes isn’t alone in his admiration for the film—it was nominated for four Oscars, including Best Actor (Peter Finch), Best Actress (Glenda Jackson), Best Director (John Schlesinger), and Best Original Screenplay (Penelope Gilliatt and David Sherwin).

Meanwhile, we owe Steve 78 apologies for not spreading his cinema-loving gospel earlier. It won’t happen again.

By:           Dave White
On:           Jul 19, 2011
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  • 8 Comments
    • andy
      andy

      Just streamed SBS last night on NETFLIX. What a weird movie. One scene is of toddlers smoking pot while the babysitter (glenda) watches. The bi character is an artist and looking at what passed for Art is pretty interesting and reminds me that not much changes in the art world.

      Jul 19, 2011 at 11:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Henry
      Henry

      He has gray hair. Can’t be that much of a mystery. =D

      Jul 19, 2011 at 12:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gregger
      gregger

      I’ve known Steve for almost 20 years. He’s always had grey hair even when he was a young queen.

      Jul 19, 2011 at 12:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gherkin
      gherkin

      Wish he would reminisce about his days in old Hollywood, especially during the time when the talkies first came out.

      Jul 19, 2011 at 1:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan Balehead
      alan Balehead

      what a classic! a great film! very mature….

      Jul 19, 2011 at 10:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Adman
      Adman

      He has a really cool site, I love it when reading Queerty pays off.

      Jul 20, 2011 at 10:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David Ehrenstein
      David Ehrenstein

      “Here come those tired old tits again” is the greatest line of dialogue in the entire history of the cinema!

      And don’t forget –

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMY3Ou9L5xE

      –which is also used in

      Jul 20, 2011 at 11:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lefty
      Lefty

      Trick is one of my favourite films.
      Wonderful.
      Thanks for posting this, Queerty.

      Jul 20, 2011 at 12:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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