Wednesday, June 7, 2017

How The Babadook Became A Gay Icon; Russia's Putin On Showering With A Gay Man; Nico Tortorella Talks Openly About Uptight People; The Cher Broadway Musical

How The Babadook Became A Gay Icon

If you don't know anything about The Babadook, you might find this interesting. Evidently, he's the newest gay icon. I have a feeling you'll bee seeing a lot more.

Now, a boring heterosexual’s interpretation of The Babadook is that the monster is a devastating manifestation of grief: Even as we learn to survive traumatic loss, it lives on as a part of us. How literal! Meanwhile, gay Twitter and Tumblr advanced a much more elegant theory of the Babadook, which is that he’s a gay man. It all started back in October with this discussion on Tumblr. A true critical tête-à-tête:

There's a more detailed explanation here. 

Russia's Putin On Showering With A Gay Man

This supposedly comes from an interview that Putin did with Oliver Stone.

Stone then asked Putin whether he would shower next to a gay man in a submarine.

‘Well, I prefer not to go in the shower with him,’ Putin said.

‘Why provoke him?

‘But you know, I’m a judo master.’

Putin reportedly laughed while giving his answer.

Stone interviewed Putin for his upcoming four-part documentary called the Putin Interviews.

Here's the rest. It gets even scarier than this.

Nico Tortorella Talks Openly About Uptight People

I've only read about Tortorella in articles like this. I don't watch TV shows like Younger, and I've never seen him do anything else. But now I'm curious about him. He certainly seems to be passionate about what he believes to be true. And you can't really blame him.

‘People are so fucking uptight about love. Love is supposed to be one specific way. You’re supposed to get married and have kids and that’s it – oh, and you’re probably supposed to marry the opposite sex. That just isn’t the case for so many fucking people.’

You can check it all out here.  I agree with him.

The Cher Broadway Musical

This is interesting. It was announced this week that they'll be doing a musical based on Cher's life. Evidently, Cher approved it and she's giving it her blessing. From the way it sounds, it's going to be along the lines of Jersey Boys, except with a lot of Cher's music.

Cher is Broadway bound.

Well, the story of her life is – with three actresses playing Cher at different points throughout her life.

The longtime gay icon took to Twitter to confirm the news: ‘Just got off phone w/writer & director of musical. There will [be] performance in theatre with actors, dancers, singers!! It’ll [be] on Broadway 2018.’ 

You can read more about this one here. I think it's a smart move on Cher's part. The article doesn't state whether or not she has any input, but I would imagine they aren't going to do or say anything Cher doesn't like.

I can't help but wonder what the other so-called gay icons are thinking right now, especially The Babadook. 

Kendle's Fire

A PG Rated Gay Romance 

Not All Gay Books Have Sex

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