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Calendar, Night&Day Golden Queens

Golden Queens

Long before the single ladies of Sex and the City were a hit, The Golden Girls showed us what true sisterhood looked like. The show focused on the lives of four older women living in Miami, and featured character…
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Calendar, Night&Day I Can't Even Reach Mine!

I Can't Even Reach Mine!

Only two exist: The Golden Girls "The Christmas Episodes" is a San Francisco holiday fixture, but the wacky cult television show of the 1980s aired only two Christmas-themed shows. This presents problems as well as opportunities for the men who…
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Calendar, Night&Day Thank You for Being a Send-Up

Thank You for Being a Send-Up

People love to compare The Golden Girls to Sex and the City. Rue McClanahan’s libidinous Southern belle, Blanche Devereaux, is always equated with Kim Cattrall’s monogamy-eschewing Samantha Jones. The comparison is tempting, but there’s a glaring difference. The Golden Girls…
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Calendar, Night&Day Old Ladies, New Tricks

Old Ladies, New Tricks

As holiday traditions go, getting tipsy on red wine and slurring the words to The Golden Girls theme song with a roomful of strangers in a darkened theater beats watching the Peanuts special again. The ingenious stage show, The Golden…
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Calendar, Night&Day Miami Vice

Miami Vice

When Bea Arthur died this spring, there were few articles that failed to mention the actress’ wild popularity among gay men. Of course, her formidable stature, husky voice, and acerbic wit made her a natural among discerning queens, but for…
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Calendar, Night&Day Thank You For Being a Freak

Thank You For Being a Freak

As any homosexual with Lifetime and no life from 10 to 11 on an average weeknight knows, The Golden Girls possesses just the right blend of barbed wit, sex, bitchiness, and cowl neck sweaters to stand the test of time.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Joan of Argh

Joan of Argh

Poor Joan Crawford. Despite star roles in histrionic classics like Mildred Pierce and What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, she was portrayed as a merciless, wire hanger-hating harridan in Mommie Dearest, and experienced one of the most graceless cinema departures…
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Culture, Stage Cross-Dressed to Kill

Cross-Dressed to Kill

The Bette Davis vehicle Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte was widely panned when it appeared on movie screens in December 1964. Conceived as a sequel to the schlock hit What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, which starred Davis and Joan Crawford, Charlotte…
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Culture, Stage

Queer Theory

Dr. Jeff Webster is an arrogant, gay professor of "queer theory" at a prominent West Coast university who harbors a prejudice against transsexuals until a bizarre condition of the gonads turns him, abruptly, into a woman. He calls his biological…
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