Monday, May 14, 2007

Monday Quick Reads

* Were the two pals on the old show Bosom Buddies, the first season of which is now out on DVD, cross-dressing for more than just the obvious reason? At least one writer questions whether the two bosom buddies were "hiding something from themselves as well as their neighbors," calling Henry Desmond (Peter Scolari) a "caricature of a gay man in the 80s: tight Izod shirt, gold chains, modified Dorothy Hamill hairdo." LINK.

* Lord of the Rings: The Musical lost a ton of money when it ran for six months in Toronto last year, with Ben Brantley at the New York Times calling it a "murky, labyrinthine wood from which no one emerges with head unmuddled." Now, with the show being retooled and shortened and with an infusion of another $25 million from investors, the show is opening in London. Let's hope that this ring proves to be a better fit this time around -- with critics and with audiences. LINK.

* According to an AP article, Republican presidential candidate Tommy Thompson "cited a dead hearing aid and an urgent need to use the restroom in explaining on Saturday why he said at a GOP presidential debate that an employer should be allowed to fire a gay worker." This is what you'd call "digging the hole deeper." Maybe he shouldn't have slammed that Big Gulp before the debate started? LINK.

* Leonard Nimoy, known for his artistic endeavors outside of acting, including writing poetry, is also a photographer. His latest mission: Photographing nude women who are fat. OK, I acknowledge that this could lend itself to a lot of jokes, but in our age of disgustingly or morbidly thin women (Nicole Ritchie, Paris Hilton, etc.) serving as role models to young girls at a time when eating disorders are out of control, I think what he's doing in a fine thing. May this photographer's work live long and prosper. LINK.

1 comment:

BobbyM said...

This Leonard Nimoy thing kinda disturbs arouses me, but it still kinda disturbs me.