Though it's barely April, summer blockbuster season is upon us with this weekend's (highly-praised) Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and May will bring the return of Godzilla to the big screen. A new trailer released this weekend brings much of what we've come to expect in Hollywood destructo-porn, along with a big green monster.
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Gareth Edwards directs. Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Ken Watanabe star, with Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn, nd Bryan Cranston
As you may recall, Fred Karger, who is also perhaps the most intrepid independent activist fighting to expose the Mormon Church's donations to Prop 8 and NOM's illegal financial activities, ran for President in 2012.
Karger was the first openly gay presidentital candidate to appear on the New Hampshire primary ballot and ran under the campaign slogan "Fred who?". He hoped to show people and the party that there is a different kind of Republican, and now there is a documentary about his campaign premiering tomorrow.
It's the opening night film at MONiff International Film Festival in Peterborough, New Hampshire before it begins a trip around the Granite State this week.
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Actor Ben Stiller is in talks to play gay choreographer Nick DeNoia in gay director Alan Ball’s I Am Chippendales, a film about how Chippendales became the most famous male stripper venues of all time.
If Magic Mike has taught us anything, it's that there's an audience for movies about male strippers. But it sounds like I Am Chippendales will go beyond the stage to dig into the founding and expansion of the Chippendales night club and the eventual controversy related to attempted arson, racketeering and murder-for-hire, linked co-owner Somen "Steve" Banerjee.
Variety says Ben Stiller (Keeping the Faith), is in negotiations to play the role of Nick DeNoia, "the former choreographer/partner who helped conceive the idea for the dance troupe with Banerjee and attorney Brian Nahin." He also played a big part in expanding the act on a global level.
Ball — who is set to direct, produce and adapt the script based on Rodney Sheldon’s book — is one of the minds behind the TV shows Six Feet Under, True Blood and the Oscar-winning film American Beauty.
James Franco is set to play Michael Glatze, founder of the (now shuttered) gay twink magazine XY and the short-lived publication Young Gay America who went "ex-gay" and became a poster boy for that movement, according to the NY Post.
The $3.5 million film is being produced by Gus Van Sant and is set to start shooting in New York in July.
Glatze married a woman last October. Franco is currently starring in Of Mice and Men on Broadway.
Note: Have our April Fool's Day antennae up for this one, but given the players and Franco's gay-oriented interests it's an entirely plausible report. We'd watch it.
The last we heard from Alec Baldwin, he'd vowed to leave public life amid the controversy and subsequent cancellation of his MSNBC show last fall which resulted from his use of an anti-gay slur. Now, he's back in the news and has announced his involvement in a film project about a high-profile gay man.
According to Deadline Hollywood, Baldwin will executive produce Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank, a documentary about Barney Frank. The film will reportedly profile the former Massachusetts congressman "as he discusses the role his homosexuality played in his campaigns for social justice."
Compared to What will play at the Tribeca Film Festival next month where Baldwin will also participate in a post-screening Q&A alongside Frank.
Baldwin also claims that the former congressman is someone whom he admires:
“Barney Frank is a personal hero of mine,” he said in a statement. “His legacy in Congress – and his historic importance as the first openly gay and married Congressman – important for our country.”
Compared to What will premiere at Tribeca on April 27, 2014.