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Music to Make Horror Movies By: Eddie Murphy

Published January 6, 2019 by biggayhorrorfan

 

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A modern king of comedy, Eddie Murphy’s time as a nocturnal scavenger in Vampire in Brooklyn turned out to be one of his less toothy ventures in cinematic mayhem. Of course, as with many others, the uneven specters of love have perhaps haunted Murphy with more aplomb than any failed celluloid enterprise. Here, his ‘80s hit Party All The Time serves as prime evidence.

As with other funny men, Murphy has had extremely homophobic moments in his material. He apologized in 1996 for comments about the AIDS crisis in his film Delirious, confirming that he wasn’t “anti-gay”. As another twenty some years have passed since then, I am sure that he has evolved even further and in that spirit of hope and forgiveness, I post this column here.

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Until the next time, SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!

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Real Life Horror 101

Published January 6, 2015 by biggayhorrorfan

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Wow. So, apparently this is an Irish leaflet against gay marriage.

Catchy. But rather sick (on so many levels). Is it just me or does the way that they state this imply that they think it is okay for children to listen to hetrosexual copulating?!

Got me a copy editor – stat!!!

Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!

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Pride Weekend Report: Remembering the UpStairs Lounge Tragedy.

Published June 28, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

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Nobody much looks, anymore, as I swing down the street in razor blade stilettos, howling I Need A Man in a bad Kermit, the Frog voice. Unfortunately, it wasn’t always this way.

This Pride Weekend will mark the 41st Anniversary of what has been labeled one of the deadliest attacks on LGBT people in US history. On June 24th, 1973 in New Orleans, thirty-two people, horrifically, lost their lives when the UpStairs Lounge was set on fire.

Even though all reports suggest that the fire was started by a disgruntled patron of the bar, the city’s lack of response after the attack borders on the criminal. Most news outlets refused to cover the event and when they did, it was merely as a joke. Families refused to identify bodies and one victim, Rev Bill Larson, who perished as he tried to escape through the barred windows, was left on public display for hours, Medieval warning style.

Even now, few know of this heinous incident. But a recent, lovingly detailed article by the Friendly Atheist pays magnificent tribute to those who fell, years ago.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2013/06/24/remembering-the-upstairs-lounge-the-u-s-a-s-largest-lgbt-massacre-happened-40-years-ago-today/

An upcoming documentary film is, also, a potent reminder of all that was lost that day.

Here’s hoping that as people whisk through this weekend in drunken delight, they take a moment to acknowledge Larson (and all others) who paved the way – – and perished due to much less accepting climes.

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R.I.P. Michael Hastings.

Published June 21, 2013 by biggayhorrorfan

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From Dickens to Twain to Hemingway, the life of a newspaperman has been one of romanticized danger and hopeful social reform.

Cashing in on those influential chips, journalist Michael Hastings made his mark with his Polk Award winning (2010 article) “The Runaway General” in Rolling Stone magazine. Exposing the “recklessness” of a commander in a “reckless war”, the piece brought about the resignation of General Stanley McChrystal by exposing the inner workings of his deadly wartime antics.

A frequent lecturer and supporter of his fellow writers, Hastings, 33, who pursued the truth until the end, was killed in an automobile accident on June 18th, 2013.

More info on Hastings and his tragic end can be obtained here: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/michael-hastings-rolling-stone-contributor-dead-at-33-20130618.

Meanwhile, anyone who uses the power of words to make their views (whether factual or funny, heartfelt or profane) known will definitely feel the loss of Hastings, deep within their strivingly poetic souls.