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THE ART OF BOB MACKIE: by Frank Vlastnik and Laura Ross

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Co-author Frank Vlastnik guided us through THE ART OF BOB MACKIE the first authorized compendium of the multi-award-winning legendary costume designer who has dressed most of Hollywood & Broadway Royalty for years: published by @simonschuster

 



Pink Dollar Possy the queer urban snowboarding crew give a stunning Performance

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  Performance is an awesome new short film by the Pink Dollar Possy, a queer snowboarder crew largely based in Minneapolis. Minnesota. Shot mostly in the city, the 16-minute movie follows the talented group as they ride across town. These guys focus on street snowboarding – which is snowboarding in an urban environment, using rails, … Continue reading



More of London in the Swinging Sixties

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As a follow-up to Queerguru’s recent review of the Beautiful People: The Boutique in the 1960s Counter Culture Exhibit in London, we were sent this wonderful wee 8-minute video from 1967.

Although this may seem like the distant past before many of you were not even born, the significance and the major global impact of that time greatly affected  and help shape art, music and fashions of today 

The Swinging Sixties was the first-ever youth-driven cultural revolution and it focused on modernity and fun-loving hedonism.  It took place in London where surprisingly even 15 years after WW2 had ended, there was still an element of official rationing in place.  The new youth were desperate to escape the confines and old-fashioned tastes and attitudes of their parents and were very quick to embrace ideas and styles that were the total opposite.

It was all symbolized by The Beatles in music, Mary Quant and Biba in clothes with iconic figureheads such as Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton in style. Plus fashion was no longer ‘a girls thing’ and the most fashionable boys became Mods.

However It wasn’t all about how the new generation looked, it was also about how they thought.  This  was the time for the political activism of the anti-nuclear movement, and sexual liberation which would eventually lead to the decriminalization  of homosexuality in 1969 

The video has no real narrative but is so worth watching as it shows that in London at least the Swinging Sixties affected more than a few.  It was a great class leveler when shop girls wore the same new fashions as debutantes which made it a very rare class leveler.



Ian McKellen On Stage in your home……

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  Now you can have the greatest actor of his generation and everyone’s favorite queer icon Sir Ian McKellen in your own home.  Well for a couple of hours anyway In the newly released video Ian McKellen on Stage, he presents his greatest roles with stories and anecdotes from his illustrious career on stage and … Continue reading



LGBTQ Nation : Authentic Voices of Pride

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  Queerguru wanted to share this LGBTQ Nation video which is part of their playlist Authentic Voices of Pride because it touches on a very important growing dimension of queer politics. Drag queens across the nation are taking a different kind of stage, hoping to make a direct impact on their communities. Drag remains a … Continue reading



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