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What He Did For Theater

Oh, if only he knew. If only Pintauro knew what depth of neurotic obsession he was revealing in his series of short plays that make up an evening called What I Did For Love. It’s apparent that Pintauro thinks he is exposing a lot of things: the vicissitudes of love, the pain that doesn’t go away with fame and success, the insatiable desire of a lover or an actor for love and adoration, and the creative yearning of “artists” to create something true. Comment

Image, Reality, and Rehearsal

Jean Genet is no stranger to God. Throughout his plays he consistently explores the ways man creates God and worships him to give meaning to his existence. At the same time Genet draws attention to man’s creation of God as an ironic cry against the state of nothingness that he believes is intrinsically feared above everything else. In Elle, a little known play—never before produced in English—Genet takes his construction deconstruction of God to new heights, or at least his earthly representation, the Pope. Comment

Fleeting Power

For his latest film, Lan Yu, Hong Kong director Stanley Kwan ventured into Beijing to tell a gay love story. As one of a handful of gay and lesbian films ever set in mainland China, the project was shot as a clandestine operation. The issue of shooting a gay film in China is so potentially troublesome for the director that he remains tight-lipped to this day about exactly how his film was made. Comments (2)

Festival High Notes


Exquisite Terror

Set in Switzerland, Merci begins with the re-marriage of chocolatier Mika Muller to renowned pianist Andre Polonski (Jacques Dutronc). They were married briefly, years earlier, and are now reunited after Andre’s second wife, Lisbeth, has died in an accident. Living with them is his son by Lisbeth, Guillaume (Rodolphe Pauly). Comments (2)

Terror and Our Lives

Do you really think that Mr. Mohamed Atta, the September 11 suicide pilot, was gay? Comment

Crazy for You

Years after a turbulent childhood, Augusten Burroughs can finally laugh about it. Comment

Art Director

Being the organizer of the Queer Men’s Erotic Art Workshop, an inevitable question Harvey Redding fields is how he finds his models. Comment

Arse Erotica

You walk down a set of dark stairs and once inside need to wait a second for your eyes to adjust to the bright interior light. Turn the corner and you run into a beautiful man. Half-naked. One hand pulling up his shirt while the other is snaking its way down his pants. The body is perfect, smooth, and he’s giving off some crazy energy, a psychedelic aura or something. The guy is electric. He’s all that you could ever want in an erotic fantasy. Then you move on. He’s only the first of many to see. There are so many more men lining this black-painted basement hallway… just like him. Comment

Adaptation Ad Absurdum

The Aquila Theater Company’s relentless need to innovate is both its strength and its weakness. Comment

The Object of Appreciation

By GARY M. KRAMER“I am basically a very shy person, and that is why I write. What I like most about writing is the observations I get to make,” said Stephen McCauley, the boyish author of […] Comments (2)

Play It Again, Marian

Can we talk about Marian Seldes for a minute? Or, perhaps, can we talk about the affect she has on an audience? Comments (2)

Musical Mystery

Attention opera lovers and those who are trying to figure out why certain queens go absolutely nuts over their favorite singers, memorizing their best repertoire, performances and recordings: the new CD, Opera Obsession! may answer your questions. The beauty of some of the selections on this generous 19-track, specially priced disc of excerpts from complete live opera recordings is so great that you may finally understand opera’s intense appeal. You may even want to add it to your collection. Comment

Foxy Lady


Deep Impact

When President Clinton was asked whether he had “sex of any kind, in any manner, shape or form” with Monica Lewinsky he answered: “It depends upon what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.” Comment

Crystal Meth(o.d.) Acting

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