Vote for the Dish of the Month: Mr. May

Battle of the Movie Stars #106: 1983-84

200 Groovy Gay Movies You Need to See

I'm ready for another Wet Hot American Summer

Battle of the Broadway Stars #2: 1973-74 Season

Monday, June 26, 2017

Soap Dish #13 (in which Bad Bryan Cranston shows off his Loving side)



Today we celebrate the 34th anniversary of ABC's Loving, which premiered on Sunday, June 26, 1983, as a two-hour primetime movie. Co-created by Agnes Nixon and Douglas Marland, the series was set in the town of Corinth, Pennsylvania, and it starred a 27-year-old Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Malcolm in the Middle) as drama professor Douglas Donovan, who was in love with Merrill Vochek (Patricia Kalember), an ambitious TV newscaster. Below you can watch the two-hour premiere as well as a few scenes from the first daily half-hour episode (click here for previous Soap Dish posts).

Battle of the Movie Stars #106: 1983-84, Round 2


The following stars of 1965-66 (from the 105th Battle) will be moving on to Round 3:

Julie Andrews (The Sound of Music)
Julie Andrews (Torn Curtain)
Candice Bergen (The Group)
Richard Burton (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?)
Michael Caine (Alfie)
Sandy Dennis (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?)
Jane Fonda (Cat Ballou)
Lee Marvin (Cat Ballou)
Paul Newman (Harper)
Eleanor Parker (The Sound of Music)
Christopher Plummer (The Sound of Music)
Lynn Redgrave (Georgy Girl)
George Segal (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?)
Omar Sharif (Doctor Zhivago)
Elizabeth Taylor (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?)
Shelley Winters (A Patch of Blue)

Now on to our 106th battle, which takes us back to 1983-84 when the following 32 stars graced the silver screen:









Dish of the Day #2172: Hot Fun in the Summertime




Every Monday through Friday a new Dish of the Day is featured. If you haven't yet voted for the Dish of the Month, choose your favorite hunk in the sidebar poll to be crowned Mr. May.

The five June Dishes whose Facebook photos receive the most reactions (Likes, Loves, etc.) will compete for the title of Mr. June.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

200 Groovy Gay Movies You Need to See



It's time once again to post my annual list of the grooviest LGBTQ films, and this year I've expanded it to 200 movies (in chronological order), adding 57 "new" ones (in pink). Many of the films are guilty pleasures, a few just have a memorable gay character or scene, and some simply give off a very queer vibe. And then are those that are just interesting relics of their time - like the 1982 Ryan O'Neal film, Partners, which I decided to include after reading this 2004 IMDb review:
I would like to point out to all the people who felt it necessary to take offence at this movie: It was pretty groundbreaking for the time it was released. Speaking as a lone gay teenager in the Bible Belt, it was very informative to see people such as the "caftan clad landlord" and realize that there were places in the world where men could live together as couples. The landlord's story of his relationship was very touching. This movie holds a special place in my heart because it was the FIRST movie that let me know I was not alone in the world. If you are not gay, you don't understand what I am pointing out. If you are gay, and you are that offended at the gay stereotyping in the movie, then you were born in California, New York or somewhere else progressive and should consider yourself fortunate you didn't have to rely on movies such as this one for acceptance.
Although I wasn't able to feature every groovy gay movie, hopefully you will find a few of your favorites (and if you don't, please leave me a comment with their titles).

Friday, June 23, 2017

The Groovy List is ready for another Wet Hot American Summer



The Groovy List is a weekly Top 10 of recommended videos featuring pop culture:

Dish of the Day #2171: It's in His Kiss Week


This week's Dishes are in honor of LGBT Pride Month.

Every Monday through Friday a new Dish of the Day is featured. If you haven't yet voted for the Dish of the Month, choose your favorite hunk in the sidebar poll to be crowned Mr. May.

The five June Dishes whose Facebook photos receive the most reactions (Likes, Loves, etc.) will compete for the title of Mr. June.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Dish of the Day #2170: It's in His Kiss Week


This week's Dishes are in honor of LGBT Pride Month.

Every Monday through Friday a new Dish of the Day is featured. If you haven't yet voted for the Dish of the Month, choose your favorite hunk in the sidebar poll to be crowned Mr. May.

The five June Dishes whose Facebook photos receive the most reactions (Likes, Loves, etc.) will compete for the title of Mr. June.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Dish of the Day #2169: It's in His Kiss Week


This week's Dishes are in honor of LGBT Pride Month.

Every Monday through Friday a new Dish of the Day is featured. If you haven't yet voted for the Dish of the Month, choose your favorite hunk in the sidebar poll to be crowned Mr. May.

The five June Dishes whose Facebook photos receive the most reactions (Likes, Loves, etc.) will compete for the title of Mr. June.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Thank You, Hell in a Handbag, for The Golden Girls - The Lost Episodes



Bea Arthur will always be the outspoken Maude Findlay.

Betty White will always be the man-hungry Sue Ann Nivens.

And I own every season of Designing Women on DVD - but no Golden Girls.

Now I've come to realize - especially from Facebook - that most gay men absolutely adore The Golden Girls, the 1985-92 NBC sitcom about four older women sharing a house in Miami. For many, it seems to be their favorite TV show of all time. But I must confess that although I've enjoyed watching episodes of the beloved series, I've never become a die-hard fan. One major reason for this is that The Golden Girls aired on Saturdays for its entire run, and as a college student when the show began, I rarely stayed home on that weekend night - and I didn't own a VCR back then. So I never got hooked on the cheesecake delights of Dorothy, Rose, Blanche and Sophia.

However, as I said before, a helluva lot of homosexuals fell head over heels in love with The Golden Girls. And since I'm sure at least a few of them follow DEEP DISH, I thought they might be interested in reading a review of the campy world premiere parody, The Golden Girls - The Lost Episodes, by Chicago's camp connoisseur, Hell in a Handbag Productions, and playwright David Cerda.

Dish of the Day #2168: It's in His Kiss Week


This week's Dishes are in honor of LGBT Pride Month - and today's Dishes are PJ and Thomas McKay.

Every Monday through Friday a new Dish of the Day is featured. If you haven't yet voted for the Dish of the Month, choose your favorite hunk in the sidebar poll to be crowned Mr. May.

The five June Dishes whose Facebook photos receive the most reactions (Likes, Loves, etc.) will compete for the title of Mr. June.

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