Raindance: ‘Thirsty’ Director Margo Pelletier on Gender Identity, ‘Post-Queer’ Cinema and the Search for Cher

LONDON – Margo Pelletier’s “Thirsty,” her first narrative feature after the 2009 documentary “Freeing Silvia Baraldini,” arrives at Raindance within weeks of winning the Audience Award at the Harlem International Film Festival. It’s not hard to see the film’s appeal; riffing on musicals as diverse as “West Side Story,” the series “Glee” and John Cameron… Read more »

Raindance: ‘Growing Up Coy’ Director Eric Juhola Addresses the Controversial Issue of Pre-Teen Transgender Rights

LONDON – Eric Juhola came to the Raindajnce Festival with “Growing Up Coy,”one of the more timely documentaries in the selection, covering the increasingly explored issue of gender identity (known medically as “gender dysphoria”) from the lesser seen perspective of the civil rights angle. The subject is Coy Mathis, a six-year-old from Colorado Springs who,… Read more »

L.A. Philharmonic’s Opening Night Salutes Gershwin, Raises Education Funds

In keeping with the playful George Gershwin tunes performed at the LA Philharmonic’s opening night gala on Tuesday, Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell sang, danced, and got the audience to join in as he belted out “It Ain’t Necessarily So.” As Megan Hilty came out to join the baritone for “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,”… Read more »

‘American Horror Story’ Recap: The Search for Flora Turns Gruesome in ‘Chapter 3’

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read on unless you’ve seen Season 6, episode 3 of “American Horror Story,” which aired on Wednesday, Sept. 28. On the latest episode of “American Horror Story”: An ex-husband was burned to a crisp, there were “Coven” references abound, and Matt was caught having sex with a demonic Lady Gaga. And… Read more »

Watch Skrillex, Alice Glass, & Kylie Jenner Party In An Alexander Wang Ad

Watch Skrillex, Alice Glass, & Kylie Jenner Party In An Alexander Wang AdIf music videos are anything to go by, famous people are really good at partying. And that’s exactly what they’re doing in a new Alexander Wang ad from music video director Director X. “I wanted to create this hybrid idea of a music video with my favorite movies growing up, referencing Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, … More »

Bruce Springsteen Talks Kanye, Kendrick, And His Other Favorite Current Artists At Apple Soho

Bruce SpringsteenBruce Sprinsgteen is really promoting his new memoir Born To Run and its companion album Chapter And Verse. This morning, he did a meet-and-greet with fans at the Barnes & Noble in Freehold Township, New Jersey, and tonight, he held a Q&A session at Apple’s Soho store in NYC. More »