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Ryan Murphy’s The Politician (Sept. 27th)


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It’s only been a week later and I still can’t get over that glorious season finale of Pose.  Each of the characters lifted themselves from their own personal problems they faced in their lives.  In the end, they reunited at the ball for a truly special night.  We’ll have to wait for next year for season three to kick off (which should feature some intriguing surprises!).

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While Pose may be over now, Ryan Murphy always has even more exciting shows coming out soon.  There is American Horror Story: 1984 that is set to be released this September on FX.  The newest chapter will take place in summer camp, where a masked serial killer is out on the loose.

Besides American Horror Story, Ryan Murphy will also have another show coming out for Netflix.  His newest project is The Politician.

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The Politician is a musical-comedy series that stars Ben Platt as Payton Hobart, a wealthy Santa Barbarian who has big political aspirations.  Ben has his set of goals that include getting elected as student body president at Saint Sebastian High School and getting a spot at Harvard.  It won’t be easy, for he will have to face his ruthless classmates.  The cast include Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Lange, Zooey Deutch, Lucy Boyton, and many others.

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This show seems like it has lots of exciting potential.  A show created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk?  Check.  Jessica Lange returning as a sassy role model?  Check.  Drama and bad behavior spurring between wealthy Santa Barbarians?  Check.

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After watching the trailer a few times, I am definitely excited to see this in September.  Ryan Murphy always had amazing series from different networks and now he will continue his achievements on Netflix.

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Be sure to look out for The Politician on Netflix when it comes out September 27th.

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Summer Reading 2019 #2: All That Heaven Allows


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So we started off our summer reading list this year with Cognitive Therapy: Basics & Beyond Judith S. Beck.  Cognitive Therapy: Basics & Beyond dived into beneficial cognitive skills and strategies to use in life.  They aim to help bring more clearer perspectives into your personal and professional situations you face every day.  Psychiatrists use them as a way to treat their patients.  When you can’t see a psychiatrist or therapist at the moment, this book is the second-best thing at your disposal.

Our next novel moves away from psychology and into the land of 20th century Hollywood.  It tells the tale of Roy Harold Scherer Jr., who is more famously known as Rock Hudson.  Hudson was a famously handsome movie star who was the embodiment of romantic masculinity within American film through the 50s-60s.  He was loved by both women AND men.  This is All That Heaven Allows.

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All That Heaven Allows is a biography of Rock Hudson written by Mark Griffin.  The novel chronicles his early days as a young boy growing in Winnetka, Illinois.  He landed his first acting gig with a small part in Fighter Squadron back in 1948.

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From there, he appeared in many films throughout the 1950s and 1960s.  Some of his most notable films include Giant, Pillow Talk, Written on the Wind, A Gathering of Others, Gun Fury.  Interestingly enough, the novel stems from the 1955 film All That Heaven Allows.

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Other than his romantically masculine films, Rock Hudson also had a lavishly, yet closeted gay lifestyle.  He had numerous relationships as well as some intriguing affairs.  Interestingly enough, he even crossed paths with famous writer Armistead Maupin (a.k.a. writer of the Tales of the City series).  Rock was known to make appearances at house parties, bars, nightclubs, and even the local bathhouses.

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But this novel is more than about Rock’s raucous sex parties in Hollywood.  All That Heaven Allows is a look at a entertaining and insightful journey of one of Hollywood’s classic movie stars.  Rock was continuously threatened to be exposed for his erratic homosexual lifestyle; and yet, he was still one of the best stars around.  Audiences, especially those outside of the Hollywood circle, loved all of his work.

With that, All That Heaven Allows is worth the read this summer.  Rock Hudson was a success in both movies and television, being loved by audiences worldwide.  Both men and women fantasized about being with him.  It reveals his life throughout Hollywood, sex parties and all.

 

Queer Eye Season 4 (2019), Season 5 (2020)


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There may be only less than a week of Pride Month left, but it’s also time to celebrate another exciting time – the first full week of Summer.  Summer is all about warmer weather, ice cold drinks (craft beers!), and all of that nature goodness.  This will be a slower season for TV since its all about the summer blockbuster films.

But if you’re not into blockbusters and still yearning for more pride content, then BOY do I have some exciting news.  The Fab Five of Netflix Queer Eye was deemed so successful that is it is returning for – wait for it – SEASON FOUR.

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That’s right, folks – season four of Queer Eye is happening (#YASQUEEN).  Antoni, Karamo, Bobby, Jonathan, and Tan are returning to help out even more people in the new season installment.  Through their own personal skills, they will teach other individuals to love themselves and the life they have.  They will be returning to Kansas City, Missouri for the season.  Season four releases on July 19th.

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Oh yeah, it gets even better.  Queer Eye has also been renewed for season five as well.  Not only can audiences expect a new season in July, but they will be returning for a new season in 2020.  Ironically enough, we have two new seasons of Queer Eye announced in the ending week of Pride Month.

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Queer Eye has been a breaking hit as a rebooted series on Netflix.  It’s the kind of heartwarming series that teaches people to truly love themselves and understand their true nature in the face of adversity.  Each episode showcases the person’s various obstacles that they face in their daily lives.  The Fab Five gives them the right tools they need to become a better person.

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With that, Queer Eye returning for season four is one of the best news to hear during Pride Month.  That colorful pride magic still shining among the mainstream media every day.  Shows like Queer Eye are a classic LGBT staple in the Netflix library.

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Be sure to look out for season four of Queer Eye on July 19th.

Tales of the City (1993) Drops on Netflix


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To start off the week, we looked at the unique comparisons between the two Tales of the City series.  Both Tales of the City and Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City featured similarities in terms of characters, story and a guest cameo from Armistead Maupin himself.  There was the original miniseries that came out in 1993 and then there’s the Netflix remastered version that came out this year.

At this point, you can only find the remastered version to watch on Netflix…until now.

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The original Tales of the City miniseries will be releasing on Netflix June 28th.  It will be released within the Netflix regions of Canada, Australia, and the United States.  Further Tales of the City and More Tales of the City won’t be dropping in the United States, but you can watch them if you reside in either Australia or New Zealand.

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You can return to the original miniseries back where it all began.  There are the familiar characters within the story such as Mary Ann, Anna Madrigal, Mona, Michael ‘Mouse’ Tolliver, Dede, Dr. Jon Fieldman, Beauchamp, Edgar, and many others.  This news comes a mere week after the rebooted series dropped on Netflix.

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This is exciting news for Tales of the City fans.  Not only is the rebooted version up on Netflix now, but the original miniseries back in 1993 will be in the digital shelves as well.  Fans will be able to watch the story in full circle.  From the very beginning when Mary Ann Singleton first entered 28 Barbary Lane to when she moves back for good.

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If you enjoyed Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City, then definitely check out Tales of the City when it drops on Netflix this month.

Animal Crossing’s Gender-Neutral World


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So other than pride month, another major event happened in the entertainment industry – the 2019 Entertainment Electronic Expo, also known as E3.  E3 is the big celebration where cutting-edge video games are introduced.  Video game hardware, titles, and everything in between are presented by the biggest gaming companies all across the world.  Companies like Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Activision, Alienware, and many others attend the special event to drop their latest entertaining product or service.

One interesting title that is making a comeback in the future takes place in an area that involves human beings and animals coming together in the village, taking place in real time.  Better yet, you could even say they are CROSSING with each other.  The latest series that will be dropping a new game is… Animal Crossing.

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Brace yourself folks – Animal Crossing: New Horizons is coming to the Nintendo Switch!  This new installment takes your villager to a deserted island, all thanks to Tom Nook’s vacation package.  Just like the previous series, you roam around interacting with other animals in the game.  Players decorate their own house through furniture they buy or find within the area.  As you collect more money in the game, you can use that to purchases things (even a bigger home!).  Animal Crossing: New Horizons will be released on March 20th, 2020.

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Here’s where it gets interesting – Animal Crossing: New Horizons will allow you to choose gender-neutral hairstyles.  Both facial hair and hairstyles are gender-free to customize your villager.  Other than that, Players can also choose their own skin tone as well.  Even better, the Nintendo Switch will also allow you to change up your character any time you want.  This will be the first game in the Animal Crossing series that allows for that much flexibility in character customization.

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This is quite an interesting and coincidental PR miracle for the Animal Crossing series.  Animal Crossing first came out on the GameCube in April 14th, 2001.  Six more Animal Crossing games have been released over the last eighteen years.  Providing more flexibility with customizing your character will be a really interesting feature for players alike.

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But this PR miracle becomes more than just another unique element in the game.  Nintendo is really keeping up with these modern times with the gender-neutral hairstyles for Animal Crossing: New Horizons.  Gender has become a completely unique concept for many people, which is making a major impact within the video game world.  Modern gamers want things like gender-neutral hairstyles in nostalgic franchises like Animal Crossing.

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And ironically enough, this news was released during the middle of Pride Month.  LGBT gamers will be thrilled to have more customization options in the next Animal Crossing installment.  This is the kind of gaming features that will attract a wider range of audiences.

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With that, Nintendo was real smart to incorporate gender-neutral hairstyles for Animal Crossing: New Horizons.  Gamers all across the world will be able to create the villager that reflects their true self.