ABC News' John Quiñones took his "What Would You Do?" hidden cameras down to Vicksburg, Mississippi. As you may recall, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant recently signed a bill into law allowing business to discriminate against gays based on religious beliefs.
Quiñones placed a gay couple in a Mexican restaurant to see the reactions they would elicit in various scenarios after it became clear to other customers that they are together. The show even went so far as to kick the couple out in order to see what would happen.
While most of the reactions are infuriating and disgusting, Quiñones does end up finding the sane and humane soul among them.
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Taylor Kitsch--the former Friday Night Lights heartthrob who burned up the screen to different, more tragic effect in HBO's recent film adaptation of The Normal Heart--appeared on Michelangelo Signorile's SiriusXM Progress to discuss the intensity of the filming process and his character, Bruce Niles.
In the film Niles, a mostly-closeted lawyer, is elected the first president of the Gay Men's Health Crisis, much to Ned's (Mark Ruffalo) chagrin. Kitsch talked at length about his scenes with Ruffalo and the intensity of their arguments.
"I have a lot of intense scenes with Ruffalo in which he’s literally trying to make me come out on camera — which is devastating to Bruce. So in between takes we’d be like, ‘You know what, we no doubt have the same goal here, but our approach is incredibly different.’...There’s takes where both of us are crying just standing there. And then there’s takes where, just, I couldn’t be angrier. It was an incredible process to go through with Ruffalo."
Though Kitsch may have relished some scenes, he also commented on the emotionally draining difficulty of others, such as a memorable moment when he is forced to put his dead lover into trash bags and take him out back to a hospital alley.
“I think it kind of encompasses that insecurity in what people do or how they react to fear of the unknown,” he said, referring to a time of heightened media hysteria around AIDS. “And that happened, which is even scarier. Paying someone to put them in a garbage bag. It’s so inhumane on so many levels. It was just — that was the one scene I just wasn’t a big fan of doing a lot of takes of. And [director Ryan Murphy] knew that as well. And yeah, we didn’t do a lot of takes. We didn’t need many. It was something you kind of try to forget that is just scarred in your memory.”
Of course, many who are praising the film, including our own Nathaniel Rogers, appreciate it precisely because of unforgettable scenes like these. It has brought the visceral realities of the HIV/AIDS epidemic into the modern moment.
You can still check out The Normal Heart on HBO GO.
And listen to Kitsch discuss the film, AFTER THE JUMP...
Those of you who saw last night's Game of Thrones might be wondering - but yeah, these two are friends IRL and just wanted to reassure folks via Instagram.
It was no surprise that Bianca del Rio, the foul-mouthed queen with a heart of gold, won season six of RuPaul's Drag Race just a couple of weeks ago. Somewhat more surprising is her next adventure as...movie star? That's right, the queen of mean is crowd-funding a new film, Hurricane Bianca, and she wants your help!
Bianca (aka Roy Haylock) is teaming up with director Matt Kugelman for the new comedy:
Hurricane Bianca is a feature-length comedy about a New York teacher who moves to a small town in Texas, gets fired for being gay, and returns disguised as a mean "lady" to get revenge on the people who were nasty to him! It's Tootsie meets Revenge of the Nerds, or Mrs. Doubtfire for the Jackass generation! Topical, touching and really funny, it's one person's journey to find himself while pretending to be someone else.
In return for your donation, Bianca and Matt are giving away some prizes, including the chance for an appearance on a web series called "Bianca Hates You." So, if you've been dying to have her read you (or if you want to avoid it) consider checking out the film's website and donating.
And check out a hilarious synopsis/infomercial/Drag Race montage, AFTER THE JUMP...
Check out our weekly guide to make sure you're catching the big premieres, crucial episodes and the stuff you won't admit you watch when no one's looking.
— Clear your schedule for Friday. All the episodes of Orange Is the New Black season two will be ready for your binge-viewing on Netflix. The critical darling returns to Litchfield Prison to catch up with Piper (Taylor Schilling), Red (Kate Mulgrew), Burset (Laverne Cox) and the rest of the inmates.
More picks and clips, including Real Housewives across the pond, AFTER THE JUMP ...
— Get your soapy drama fix from the second season of Mistresses, premiering tonight at 10 p.m. on ABC. We join the ladies (including Alyssa Milano’s Savi, Yunjin Kim’s Karen and Jes Macallan’s Joss) eight months after last season’s cliffhanger-filled finale.
— Your summer reality trash TV has arrived. The Real Housewives formula gets an Anglican twist with Ladies of London, premiering tonight at 10 p.m. Eastern on Bravo.
— Jessica Walter, who already plays a boozy matriarch on Arrested Development and Archer, is a mom with a penchant for white wine on Jennifer Falls. The new series, starring Jaime Pressly as an out-of-work executive, debuts Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. on TV Land.
— Warm up before the return of Orange Is the New Black when castmembers Natasha Lyonne, Laura Prepon and Jason Biggs let loose on Hollywood Game Night. They’re joined by Darren Criss (Glee), Jenna Fischer (The Office) and Mario Lopez (Extra) Thursday at 8 p.m. on NBC.
LONDON: A drone's eye view.
GERMANY: Plane almost lands on sunbather on an island in northern Germany.
PAPER AIRPLANE: Football hits Peru's Hansell Riojas square in the head mid-game with a paper plane while sitting in the furthest seat from the pitch.
GOPRO: What it looks like inside a guy's dishwasher.
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