I had the pleasure of interviewing Colton Haynes about his new memoir Miss Memory Lane. The full piece is at Pride.com and a link will appear below the excerpt.
I’ve watched Colton for a long time and always knew he had something deep and troubling inside of him. The book itself isn’t polished and it sort of defies genre, but it sticks with you and lingers in your mind. Colton has made himself vulnerable and open to critique, judgement and hopefully support.
The book is available now wherever books are sold, the audiobook is forthcoming. Check it out, you won’t be disappointed.
Movies like Disney’s Sneakerella allow me to rest in the idea that the kids really are alright. One one hand, fairytales are classic tales full of heroism, romance, action and usually a moral lesson at their heart. On the other hand, they are often heteronormative, misogynist, lack any diversity and some of the endings are more nightmarish than any fairytale should be. The effect of these films and stories can’t be denied. Millions of little girls want to be princesses and millions of little boys want to be valiant princes.
“I’m almost grateful that I didn’t know Jabberjaw and what they sounded like before. I just went in and did a weird voice!” Comedian and actor Niccole Thurman says about one of the three characters she plays in HBO Max/Warner Bros. Animation’s Jellystone!, a modern-day retelling of several beloved Hanna-Barbera characters.
Shortbus is a movie that depicts the New York of that moment with beautifully broken accuracy. Mitchell showcases a city attempting to put itself back together while its inhabitants search for new ways to connect and explore their own metamorphoses.