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.