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The Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Alliance Club

Discussion in 'Clubs' started by Willow's Tara, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. Manchee

    Manchee extra toasty

    Was just asking questions to clarify what was going on so that things that maybe weren't being thought about could be thought about. I didn't want it to flop and be discouraging, but as long as everything is being thoughtfully put together and those running it are happy with whatever outcome, no harm done.

    I look at it this way- NYC has SO many queens that everyone there has to hold themselves to a really high standard in order to stand out and be noticed. They have to elevate their drag and be so polished that they are looked at to win from the very beginning. NYC is also a huge hub for latest fashion trends and culture, so the queens there are going to have the advantage of being surrounded in that before they come to drag race. Also, Aquaria isn't just an NYC queen, she's the drag daughter of Sharon, who also won and is from Pittsburgh. The style and talent that she has could be largely influenced by the level of skill that Sharon possesses (by this point she has been a winner for like five or six years, which is a long time to be perfecting her drag and passing teaching that to someone else)

    That's interesting- I've seen a lot of people online who think that it was set up for Eureka to win (especially after being kept in a double save twice during a season). Most of the final four all got a lot of screen time, and in all of their defense, each of them has a lot to say on what is going on during the season (with Asia, Eureka, and Aquaria all being larger personalities- Aquaria and Eureka more than Asia). I think whatever way you look at it, as the season continued, it was clear that Aquaria and Eureka were both very likely to win. Aquaria had a bunch of fashion-forward looks and Eureka has a hilarious personality. Aquaria is a little more in her head about acting and being funny, and Eureka is limited in the types of looks that she can put together. I know there's a lot more to winning than those things, but that's largely what a lot of people see.

    Asia's elimination was so hard to watch! My friends and I were all cringing the entire time... she deserved a better send-off than that.

    Do you use Tumblr much? I saw a ton of Vixen love and support on there, especially in most of the RPDR tags. She's got a huge fanbase of people who can look past her arguing and "negative" attitude. I loved what she brought to the show, and I'm going to love seeing her continue in her career.

    Does anyone know why Tammie Brown wasn't at the finale? She's one of my favorites and I was so sad that she wasn't present!
     
  2. Captain Jigglypuff

    Captain Jigglypuff Leader of Jigglypuff

    Tammie I heard was on tour in Australia during the finale taping.
     
  3. Manchee

    Manchee extra toasty

    Ohhh gotcha! Well that sucks that they weren't able to get them all to show up.

    If anyone is looking for something LGBT that's worth watching, I recommend Queer Eye, the new Netflix version of it is really good.
     
  4. Captain Jigglypuff

    Captain Jigglypuff Leader of Jigglypuff

    I’m going to test out my idea for fake nails that can be attached with wig glue and easily removed for reuse on Friday during an open stage. The song I’m going to perform is Janet Jackson’s When I Think of You.
     
  5. Manchee

    Manchee extra toasty

    Can we start a list of good LGBT+ film/novel recommendations?

    For novels, I'd recommend:
    1. Something Like... series by Jay Bell
    -This series begins with Something Like Summer and is the story of two boys in high school falling in love. It follows them throughout their lives, as they go to college and beyond. The second novel tells the story from a different perspective, as doe the third novel. It sounds like it can be repetitive, but it's incredibly good. I'd even recommend starting with the third novel (Something Like Autumn) if you can avoid spoilers. You won't be missing anything, and it's my favorite out of the four I've read.
    2. Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman
    -The film got a lot of flack for the themes in this, and I'll admit I haven't seen it yet. But I really enjoyed the book and the relationship in it didn't feel pedophile-ish. It felt like a teenager who had a summer crush and that's all it was - a summer fling that was exciting and new. To me it felt very real to the gay experience, and I appreciated that.
     
  6. Captain Jigglypuff

    Captain Jigglypuff Leader of Jigglypuff

    Love, Simon and Moonlight are also good movies with gay themes. Both have an excellent cast and a good plot that has substance to the films.

    The planning of my drag show to raise money for Relay For Life is going pretty well so far. I have a few performers interested in helping me perform, I got a location that is willing to host the event, and I even found a DJ that would be interested in providing the music and sound system. And my local PFLAG said they co be co-sponsors and help fund with anything I need help with. The date I want to have for the show is definitely Mother’s Day weekend next year.
     
  7. Morton Belgram

    Morton Belgram Well-Known Member

    I would like to join this alliance :)
     
  8. Manchee

    Manchee extra toasty

    I started to watch Love, Simon and had to stop because of how cheesy it was. Sometimes I'm alright with that in a gay movie (there's one on Netflix called Alex Strangelove or something similar that is definitely cheesy but I found it to be bearable) but it was too... Disney, I guess, in Love, Simon? Like it felt very commercial and idealistic. But, knowing the source material that it's based on, I wasn't very surprised. Moonlight is one that I really want to still check out.
     
  9. 000Kieran000

    000Kieran000 The Chromatic Dragon

    Welcome :)
     
  10. Zora

    Zora Who dies first?

    I watched Love, Simon because I was visiting my bf when it was in theaters and it was like the only time we could have a date with a gay romance movie.

    It's... alright? I have a hard time explaining why I watched this film that doesn't amount to 'it's gay, and I'm hungry for good gay films.' Much better than this one gay mafia movie my bf and I found on Netflix which was... awful.
     
  11. Manchee

    Manchee extra toasty

    Check out Prayer's For Bobby if you two get the chance! It's like eight years old at this point but it was a Lifetime movie with Sigourney Weaver in it - shouldn't be too hard to find! It's sad, but in my opinion it's worth watching.
     
  12. Captain Jigglypuff

    Captain Jigglypuff Leader of Jigglypuff

    That is a good movie.

    Am I the only one that wants to see Coco Montrese beating up Donald Trump for stealing her make up?
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2018
  13. Morton Belgram

    Morton Belgram Well-Known Member

    Thanks :) I think people should be welcome to be with whoever they want, as long as they do not harm others.
     
  14. Captain Jigglypuff

    Captain Jigglypuff Leader of Jigglypuff

    Anyone notice how Trump stole Coco Montrese’s make up? Here’s what I mean:

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    I wouldn’t be surprised if Coco started to b**** slap Trump for stealing her signature look!
     
  15. Manchee

    Manchee extra toasty

    Ehhhh. It's a stretch.
     
  16. 1rkhachatryan

    1rkhachatryan Call me Robert guys

    Honestly, wasn't the biggest fan of moonlight, while it was good to see a movie about a gay black man, there was literally only one scene in the movie that was gay so I was disappointed.

    I haven't seen Call My By Your Name yet and don't plan to because I am so over sad depressing ass gay movies.

    There are a few good happy ones on netflix though so check them out.
     
  17. Captain Jigglypuff

    Captain Jigglypuff Leader of Jigglypuff

    Call Me By Your Name really isn’t depressing. It’s more of a coming of age story.
     
  18. Manchee

    Manchee extra toasty

    Coming of age =/= not depressing. The book was a coming of age story (sort of) but it was also depressing as hell. You're right not to want to see it, Robert.
     
  19. Captain Jigglypuff

    Captain Jigglypuff Leader of Jigglypuff

    Next Saturday I am doing a drag show that will be performed for autistic and hearing disabled kids. This should be interesting to see. I am going to perform Whitney Houston’s How Will I Know. I bought a belt last week from Goodwill that I think will look good with my outfit. It has a black lace ruffle running the entire length and looks 80s retro which is my drag style. The metal one that I used a lot fell apart and need pliers to pinch the metal clips holding it together to be fixed.

    *edit* I had to drop out because I am moving. I will perform the song for the next open stage I can go to.

    I’m doing an open stage this Saturday at a bar I normally don’t perform at but I could win $50 if the audience likes me the best. I think I will do well. Queens who have been performing for years are impressed with my make up skills and lip syncing talent and are usually surprised that I’ve been doing it for only a year and a half, that I’m self taught, and I mainly do open stages. I recently started incorporating the death drop into my performances which are pretty good. My song I will perform is Self Control by Laura Brannigan.
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2018
  20. Dajve

    Dajve New Member

    This is a new account, I've been a member here for many years prior but I thought it was time for a fresh start. Please may I join?
     

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