AIDS in Film: Every Picture Tells a Story
For our entertainment issue, we took a look back through our MetroHIV film coverage on the lookout for great films we haven’t previously discussed —and where you can seek them out today.
A World of Wonder Awaits in New Zealand’s Queenstown
Jaw-dropping beauty and adventure thrills are the two components that await in the resort town of Queenstown, New Zealand. If you’re a movie buff, you’ve seen Hollywood directors use it as a backdrop for such films as The Hobbit,the Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Narnia Chronicles. Every car company has also taken advantage of its picturesque landscape in one scenic commercial shot after another. While I was visiting, Range Rover had just completed a commercial, and Taylor Swift was in town to film a music video. more >
Bronski Beat Member Larry Steinbachek Dies
Out-and-gay hitmakers were rare in the early ’80s. In America, that meant the cartoonish Village People and drag diva Sylvester. In Britian, there was the Clash-influenced Tom Robinson and synth-popsters Soft Cell (of “Tainted Love” fame) and Bronski Beat. The death last month of bespectacled Bronski keyboardist Larry Steinbachek was revealed over the weekend by his sister. more >
DIARY: Let Me Entertain You
Faced with underwhelming attendance at his earliest readings, Wade resorts to a variety of attention-getting gimmicks to engage the masses.