8 TV Characters That Shaped My Coming Out Story

Growing up as a scared, closeted little gay boy in rural Pennsylvania, I felt certain that I’d never share the secret of my sexuality. I barely even believed I was gay myself. Whenever I saw gay people on TV or in movies, they were over-the-top caricatures that were mainly there to provide sassy comic relief. And while they were certainly funny, it led me to believe that I ultimately fit into the gay world as poorly as I did the straight. It wasn’t until I moved to a big city — a gay tale as o

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Is Broken — Here’s How to Fix It

Spoiler Alert: This post contains spoilers from the finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3. Proceed with caution. After the finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars this week we know two things: 1) Trixie Mattel is the latest queen in the Drag Race Hall of Fame and 2) Drag Race is broken. Fans are in an uproar after the finale, and although any good episode of reality TV should elicit those emotions, it’s sort of unanimous that this season’s ending felt unfair and arbitrary. To be honest, tho

Jane Campion Endorses 'Leave No Trace' Director Debra Granik for Oscar

Jane Campion is dismayed by the lack of women nominated for Best Director at next month’s Golden Globes, and endorsed “Leave No Trace” director Debra Granik for the directing category at the 2019 Academy Awards. Campion was nominated for the Best Director Oscar in 1994 for “The Piano” — the film she won Best Original Screenplay for that same year. That makes her one of only five women to ever be nominated in the director category, and she’s now urging the Academy to make Granik the sixth. “Ove

Keiynan Lonsdale on How Coming Out Affected His Decision to Leave the Arrowverse

When Love, Simon hit theaters back in March, it validated young members of the LGBTQ community and empowered them to proudly live their truth. But behind-the-scenes, it unexpectedly had the same effect on Keiynan Lonsdale, one of the stars of the groundbreaking film. When production first began on the movie, Lonsdale hadn’t publicly revealed that he’s attracted to both men and women. But after working on the project, which was the first mainstream gay teen romance of its kind, he realized it wa

‘Drag Race’: Cringeworthy Snatch Game Episode Will Give Us Nightmares for Weeks

Spoiler alert: This post contains spoilers from the Snatch Game episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10. Proceed with caution. You know how RuPaul used to end each Snatch Game by saying, “And the winner is … who cares?!” Well, it’s never been truer than on the Season 10 iteration of everyone’s favorite Drag Race challenge. (Or at least it used to be our favorite.) After the tragic performances in the recent All Stars 3 Snatch Game from a couple of months back, we dared to suggest that they put

The 8 Most Memorable Animated Cats in Disney History

“Everybody wants to be a cat because a cat’s the only cat who knows where it’s at.” These wise words were first sung by Scat Cat in the 1970 animated Disney film The Aristocats. And while the movie is the only Disney cartoon totally dedicated to felines (whereas dogs get 101 Dalmations, Lady and the Tramp, etc.), you can still find Disney cats popping up in some form in almost every movie the company makes. And just like in real life, the cats in the Disney canon come in a variety of personalit

‘Book Club’ Review: Legendary Ladies Bring Laughs & Life to Sweet, Simple Story

Four lifelong friends (who just happen to be played by legendary actresses) read 50 Shades of Grey in their book club, and their lives are turned upside down by the tawdry tale. Diane (Diane Keaton) is being overly protected by her two daughters after the death of her husband, Sharon (Candice Bergen) is a successful federal judge who never bothered to date again after her decades-old divorce, Carol (Mary Steenburgen) is struggling to reignite the spark in her 35-year-old marriage, and Vivian (Ja

‘The Bachelor’: Bowling Trauma, Cannibalism, and Other Awkward Moments From E5

We’re about halfway through Season 22 of The Bachelor and Arie Luyendyk Jr. took the ladies to the romantic city of Ft. Lauderdale to celebrate. But a storm’s a-brewin’ after Krystal, our resident bad girl of the season, felt she was disrespected. There were a few romantic moments shared when Arie had one-on-one dates with Chelsea and Tia, but that’s not why we’re here. Instead, we’re breaking down the most insane moments from episode five below. We all know that bowling is at its most romanti

‘Queer Eye’ Returns: The One Major Change That Makes Season 2 Different

When Netflix announced in 2017 that it was rebooting Queer Eye with all new members of the Fab Five, no one expected its powerful debut to be the surprise success story of the year. And when fans binged the entire revival after it premiered this past February, they assumed they’d have to wait a full year to get their next Fab-Five fix. But the streaming service shocked us all by announcing that Season 2 was dropping on June 15 — just four months after Season 1 premiered. So it’s clear by now th

Justin Timberlake Paints the Town Purple In Energetic Super Bowl Halftime Show

Justin Timberlake was the performer for Super Bowl LII’s halftime show and the pop star gave an energetic, but ultimately underwhelming performance. The former boy band singer kicked off the show with his latest single, “Filthy,” but microphone problems made it impossible to hear him. Meanwhile, there were so many lasers covering him up we couldn’t see him either. So, what exactly were we supposed to be doing during the first few minutes? (Snack break, of course.) The rest of the performance s

‘American Idol’: The Best And Worst Changes Made To The ABC Reboot

American Idol was a national sensation when it first debuted back in 2002 and remained a TV juggernaut for years. But after 15 seasons, things got stale and Fox finally laid the music reality pioneer to rest. But in an age of reboots, ABC is taking over the franchise only two years after the farewell season aired. The show is going to have to make quite a few changes to recapture the audience it once had, but did producers do enough to pique our interest? FANDOM is breaking down the changes b

A Loving Look at Loki: Our Favorite MCU Scoundrel and Self-Serving Sociopath

SPOILER ALERT: Warning, this article about Loki contains spoilers from Avengers: Infinity War. Proceed at your own risk. Sometimes a villain, sometimes a hero, but always entertaining, Loki is one of the most compelling characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Since the God of Mischief didn’t make it out of Avengers: Infinity War alive — or even out of the first scene for that matter — let’s take a loving look back at his time in the MCU and discuss what made him such a fun bad guy. As a

‘The Bachelor’: Eating Bugs, Wide Age Gaps, and Other Awkward Moments From E4

It’s Episode 4 of The Bachelor and there are still contestants popping up on the TV whom I’m certain I’ve never seen before in my life. We really need to trim the fat, but first, we’re heading on vacation. Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s giant personality could only keep the ladies entertained for so long, so this week he shipped his potential brides to exotic Lake Tahoe for some wintery fun in the woods. But they didn’t fly far enough to escape all the drama, so let’s break down the most memorable moments
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