Underrated LGBTQ-themed series Cucumber and Banana is coming back from the dead after its initial short-lived run on Logo in 2015.
This time, it’ll be in the form of an American reimagining, helmed by way-melodramatic mastermind Shonda Rhimes and Russell T. Davis (the original showrunner and the creator of Queer As Folk).
Here’s a trailer of the original version of the show to whet your appetite:
Sophia Coppola admits it: She made the Civil War film The Beguiled to appeal to both women and gay men. And she fully expects us to do our part in sexually objectifying Colin Farrell.
“My people!” she tells Vulture. “I really made this movie for my gay men friends. And for my women friends! I have a friend, Fabrizio [Viti], who’s a shoe designer, and he really pushed me to embrace the idea of objectifying a man’s body. He was my tutor in that.”
The film stars Farrell as a Yankee soldier who unfailingly stirs up lusty desires in men and women. She says Farrell ” knew the story, and I respect that he’s man enough to take on that role.”
“He’s confident enough to let women be in charge and be here for that, so I thought it was cool that he totally got it and had a good sense of humor.
At one point we were shooting stills for a calendar where he was gardening, and he was giving it to us. He was covered in water, doing all this hunk stuff. Oh, he milked it.”
This looks darkly delightful:
“This is going to be in the press, and it will be horrible… When was the last time an actor assassinated a President?”
That’s from Johnny Depp, speaking at the UK’s Glastonbury Festival and making a statement that he knew would ruffle some feathers and combovers.
As CNN reports, the White House responded with one of Trump’s compulsory rhetorical tics — “Sad” — in a statement:
“President Trump has condemned violence in all forms and its sad that others like Johnny Depp have not followed his lead. I hope that some of Mr. Depp’s colleagues will speak out against this type of rhetoric as strongly as they would if his comments were directed to a democrat elected official.”
Incidentally, the answer is actor John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Abraham Lincoln in 1865.
Gaygasp-induding model/math teacher Pietro Boselli is lengthily interviewed by self-consciously luxe magazine Wonderland this month, where he opens up about the universal challenges of being adored for your sculpted physique as well as your PhD in mechanical engineering:
“Engineering is obviously a passion of mine, and I have dedicated so much time to it. I definitely want to go back to it, I feel like both the careers I have had, academic and the modeling one, are part of who I am. I grew up into modeling, so it’s something I enjoy. I never had enough time to dedicate to this [modeling] during my PhD. So now for me it’s the time to explore this and also to make some money that then I could invest into my ideas and engineering, which I have plenty of ideas for. I’d like to eventually have my own engineering firm, a firm that’s creative, a hub where people can create new inventions.”
It’s an oldie-but-goody that we thought we’d throw in as Pride month wraps up: The instant-classic vid from Funny or Die will school you in all the new hankie codes — and all the new rules happen to rhyme so you’ll remember. Now we’re gonna go ahead and watch it for the 2,392 time ourselves.
While Banana and Tofu was enjoyable, I think the stand alone episodes really worked, Cucumber was a major disappointment due mostly by the completely unlikeable lead character.
Only watched Cucumber and it was pretty bad. Like Skins you seem to have to suffer through it to get to the good parts which are pretty sparse. Not sure why every UK show needs to be remade for America when we can see them already in their original ENGLISH format.
The show is pretty trashy and unless they remove pretty much everything good(the trashy bits) I can’t fathom what would actually make it on to ABC of all networks. They’re just going to censor it pretty heavily as Europeans love kink heavy shows and we don’t do kink publicly in Merica. We’re too “classy” for that. We’d rather watch Real Housewives and Beat Shazam.
I tried watching it, and I couldn’t get into it. And I only like the first two seasons of Skins. I just couldn’t get past the changing of the cast. I was far too attached.
Mr. Depp was merely asking a question. Get over it Donald.
But why ask such a question considering a looney guy just shot some GOP congressmen?
Plus, he didn’t just stop at his question of “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”, he followed it up by saying, “However, it has been a while and maybe it is time”
That’s more than just asking a question, it’s normalizing violence which I guess is OK for Depp considering he beats women
Trump spent his entire campaign normalizing violence at his rallies. There is a large number of videos showing him encouraging attendees to violently eject individuals, even stealing their outerwear during a rally at a particularly cold location. And in the early days of his reign he questioned why he couldn’t simply use atomic weapons. AND, he has routinely ignored violence that did not fit his agenda (if it was done by Muslims it was horrid which of course all violence is, if it was done against Muslims it was ignored for as long as possible) Disingenuous much?
Are you saying you agree with Johnny Depp’s comments?
You’re comparing two vastly different situations to justify a direct call for the President to be assassinated, which I’m sure you won’t disavow.
You’re comparing someone saying that violent protesters should be removed from a private event to a rich celebrity saying it’s time someone assassinate a sitting President.
Then in your other comment you came that people on the right have a selective memory. I think I should remind you as to who the violent protesters at the Trump rallies were. They were paid protesters sent by influential Democratic political operative, Scott Foval, and DNC consultatnt, Robert Creamer. Another instance which I’m sure you won’t acknowledge, won’t disavow, or will try to spin with some talking points to justify these actions by alleging its no big deal because you claim someone did worse
I’m sorry, what was the Colin Farrell thing all about? Because the trailer doesn’t look gay-male friendly at all, and Nicole Kidman hasn’t been good in a movie since The Ring, and that was Naomi Watts, so nothing.
It’s a very heterosexual movie. It’s a remake a of a Clint Eastwood movie and it’ wasn’t one of his best at that.
I want him soooo bad…just onenight just that! 😛
Some of you hypocrites need to remember trumps talk of a second amendment solution if Hillary won.
The regressives have very, very very, selective memory. Plus if their idol and savior said it is can be rationalized away.
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