Kitty Always Tells It As It Is

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  To most Americans (and other non Brits) 89 year old Dame Patricia Routledge is best known as the social-climbing  snob Hyacinth Bucket (that’s pronounced Bouquet) in the long running hit TV sit.com  Keeping Up Appearances.  There is of course a lot more to this the veteran classically trained actress  than that.  She was a … Continue reading

Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level

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  Great news if you live in Europe or your computer can play Region 2 DVD’s as next week sees the release of a fully restored high definition version of The Naked Civil Servant, unquestionably one of queerguru’s  favorite classic queer movies. From 1976, it tells the remarkable true story of Quentin Crisp, self-proclaimed England’s … Continue reading

Oh Deary Me : It's The High Life

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Years before actor Alan Cumming had his breakthrough performance on Broadway playing the M.C. in ‘Cabaret’ and picking up Tony and Drama Desk Awards, he was back in Scotland writing and starring in a very low budget TV situation comedy that became a camp classic. With fellow actor Forbes Masson he created ‘The High Life’ that followed … Continue reading

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