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.