Ron Perlman, the onetime star of TV's Beauty and the Beast, is finally a beauty. In the new movie 3, 2, 1...Frankie Go Boom, Ron plays a transsexual ex-con named Phyllis who serves as the "fairy godmother" of the guy who played the bottom in the British Queer as Folk.
I'm talking about the fictional characters, not the actresses who played them. And I don't want to hear about Sam the plumber or any of their other alleged love interests of the opposite sex. I want the truth!
That's the new romantic comedy with The Facts of Life's Mindy Cohn as a fruit fly trying to find a suitable partner. Says writer/costar Jesse Archer: "Fag hag attendance was off the charts--a 98% chance of hag at that party.
When I paid an on-set visit to the upcoming indie film Violet Tendencies last year, I assumed Mindy Cohn was speaking on the record when she said she got drinks for "Calvin Klein's butt boy" in Fire Island back in the '80s. To my happy ears, it seemed to be part of our interview. But she sa ... More >>
Also, remembering the Tonys, even the forgettable parts
Before Carrie Bradshaw's ballerina skirt and Blair Waldorf's slutty/Stepford Wives silk blouses, there were Punky Brewster's ripped "boyfriend" jeans. In honor of the Metropolitan Museum's "American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity," which explores the style evolution of American women ... More >>
The facts of MY life are that when I was asked to do a cameo in a movie starring Mindy Cohn as "the oldest living fag hag" last year, I raced to the set even faster than I turned on the TV for The Facts of Life Goes To Paris. I found it was a sex club scene and I wouldn't be working with the ... More >>
This is a photo of me and Casper Andreas, the Swedish-born co-director of The Big Gay Musical, the Broadway-performer-filled film which premiered last Friday at the Chelsea Queerview, I mean Chelsea Clearview Cinema. Isn't he cute? And he's savvy too, having also featured me in Violet Tendenc ... More >>
Meeting Mindy Cohn in Fort Greene. Side trip to Nashville.
Read my new column here and read an exclusive interview with The Facts of Life's Mindy Cohn--yes, irrepressible, neurotic Natalie--about her new movie, in which she plays a "fruit fly" awash in a world of gogo dancers, porn stars, and Boy Butter. It's a long way from Mrs. Garrett--or is it? In the ... More >>
Heed the Siren! Here comes the 9th Annual Siren Music Festival and related content: Gleefully hostile, says Rob Harvilla of Future of the Left. On new album: acoustic guitar. Problem? "It's irrelevant what old fans or old bands think," says Falco. "If anything, it makes it more exciting to push i ... More >>
Poisonous chatter, but the ending will leave you in Stritches.
The non-dish on Nancy McKeon; the worst recession sale in town.
The Facts of Life was a pretty safe, clean show about four boarding school gals and a housemother, but the title alone suggested there was something more brewing under the surface of the girls' outerwear. Well, the subtext has finally been yanked out, fully lesbiatized, and made suitable only for Ni ... More >>
Uptown Saturday nights are more fabulous all the time. Meanwhile, back at the Tonys . . .
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