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Culture, The Exhibitionist HBO's <i>Looking: The Movie</i>: The Cast Lost its Heart in San Francisco

HBO's Looking: The Movie: The Cast Lost its Heart in San Francisco

On Sunday, June 26, Framline40, the San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay film festival, wrapped with a blue carpet premiere for HBO's Looking: The Movie at The Castro Theatre.  SF Weekly caught up with the cast ahead of the film finale,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Game of Thrones scavenger hunt finds its way to North Beach

Game of Thrones scavenger hunt finds its way to North Beach

If you're a Game of Thrones superfan, good luck teasing out season six storylines or spoilers before the popular cable show's April 24th premiere. HBO may have intimated that Jon Snow is dead, but everything else about the program's…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Randy Barbato Says Robert Mapplethorpe is Not Black-and-White, but Gray

Randy Barbato Says Robert Mapplethorpe is Not Black-and-White, but Gray

Artist Andy Warhol mocked it, club king Michael Alig embraced it and photographer Robert Mapplethorpe perfected it — the fame game. After making movies about the first two, producer-directors Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey (Party Monster, The Eyes of…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Alexandra Pelosi's HBO Documentary <i>San Francisco 2.0</i> Neglects Tech

Alexandra Pelosi's HBO Documentary San Francisco 2.0 Neglects Tech

Alexandra Pelosi’s ninth HBO documentary, San Francisco 2.0, premiered at the Kabuki last evening. It was, as such events go, pretty heavy with politicos: the director’s mother (Rep. Nancy Pelosi) was there, as were fellow Bay Area Democrats Rep.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist HBO’s canceled ‘Looking’ will tie up loose ends with special

HBO’s canceled ‘Looking’ will tie up loose ends with special

Looking, which filmed extensively in San Francisco, has been canceled after two seasons, but main character Patrick’s poor life decisions will get some closure. “After two years of following Patrick and his tight-knit group of friends as they explored San…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>The Case Against 8</i>: HBO's Prop. 8 Doc Mesmerizes

The Case Against 8: HBO's Prop. 8 Doc Mesmerizes

June 23 will see the premiere of The Case Against 8, HBO's riveting documentary about the lawsuit which resulted in the tossing of Proposition 8, California's voter-approved ban on same sex marriage. The suit brought marriage equality back to the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Watch the First Episode of <em>Silicon Valley</em> for Free

Watch the First Episode of Silicon Valley for Free

If you're anything like me, you don't have a fancy HBO subscription. So when your friends chime away about how awesome the latest episode of such and such series was the night before, you plug your ears and recite…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <em>Catch The Throne</em> Hip-Hop Mixtape Drops to Pick Up New <em>Game of Thrones</em> Fans

Catch The Throne Hip-Hop Mixtape Drops to Pick Up New Game of Thrones Fans

As you hear the words dragons, thrones and magic, you're likely to picture burly, bearded cosplayers, caped nerds crammed around a Dungeon and Dragons circle, and leather adorned metalheads. What you wouldn't expect to find in that mix are…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist HBO's New Comedy Series, <em>Silicon Valley</em>, Sets High Expectations for Mike Judge Fans

HBO's New Comedy Series, Silicon Valley, Sets High Expectations for Mike Judge Fans

In the trailer for Silicon Valley, writer and director Mike Judge (Beavis and Butt-Head, Office Space) manages to blend slapstick humor, sexual vulgarity and plain-old silly into HBO's new flavor: comedic genius. It is all but 30 seconds, however,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: Tuning into San Francisco's T.V. History

Tourism for Locals: Tuning into San Francisco's T.V. History

While you've been spotting what San Francisco sites were featured on the season premiere of HBO's Looking this past Sunday, we were checking out a local landmark that will probably never be featured on the show, but nonetheless, is…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Girls Season Finale: Meltdowns and Misguided Love Everywhere

Girls Season Finale: Meltdowns and Misguided Love Everywhere

On last night's season finale of Girls, we saw Adam run half-naked through the streets, onto the subway and all the way to Hannah's house, to scoop up his ex-girlfriend in his arms and emotionally rescue her in her time…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Girls</i> Episode 9, Season 2: Tackling Sexual Politics Like No One Before

Girls Episode 9, Season 2: Tackling Sexual Politics Like No One Before

Something really fucking important happened in last night's episode of Girls. Women have been dealing forever with the parameters of rape -- what constitutes it, what validates it, and what makes a rape a rape. The reason date rape happens…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Girls</i> Episode 7, Season 2: Explaining Jessa

Girls Episode 7, Season 2: Explaining Jessa

Tonight, we get a glimpse into why Jessa is Jessa. Of course, it's all down to her goddamn family (isn't it always?). And even ever-self-entitled Hannah can see that the way Jessa is treated by her largely absent dad is…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Girls</i>: Episode 6, Season 2: No Such Thing as Real Jobs

Girls: Episode 6, Season 2: No Such Thing as Real Jobs

Attention, older generations. You know how you hear on CNN all the time that college graduates have no job prospects now? Well, if you want to get a good view of what it's really like out there, just start watching…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Girls</i> Season 2, Episode 5: Bad Outfits and Topless Ping Pong

Girls Season 2, Episode 5: Bad Outfits and Topless Ping Pong

Last night's episode of Girls commenced with Hannah in probably her frumpiest outfit to date -- a deeply unflattering pair of beige short shorts (that crept up her butt) and were attached to a tie-up belly shirt. It was, frankly,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Girls</i>, Season 2, Episode 2: Even More Awkward Than Usual

Girls, Season 2, Episode 2: Even More Awkward Than Usual

Episode 2 of Season 2 of Girls opens with Elijah confessing to his boyfriend George that he had sex with Marnie last week (for "three pumps ... like, two and a half pumps ... thrusts, whatever!") and subsequently getting dumped.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Girls</i> Season 2 Arrives, Flawed but Still Fabulous

Girls Season 2 Arrives, Flawed but Still Fabulous

"I'm sorry I have a boner. It's not for you." And so, Season 2 of Girls begins, exactly as we want it to -- inappropriately. At the end of Season 1, we saw Hannah's gay ex-boyfriend Elijah making plans to…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Video of the Day: Paula Poundstone's Back in the Bay

Video of the Day: Paula Poundstone's Back in the Bay

If names are any kind of predictor of one's fate, you have to sort of boggle at the success of someone like Paula Poundstone. While one might think going through life with a name reminiscent of an exotic dancer on…
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News, The Snitch Manny Pacquiao Fight: What Happens When the Ride Ends?

Manny Pacquiao Fight: What Happens When the Ride Ends?

It's the kind of pain that makes you want to spike a beer bottle into the street and shout "Fuuuck!" into the sky. What happened to Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night sent men and women into shock, into rage, into…
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News, The Snitch Karim "Hard Hitta" Mayfield Tops Mauricio Herrera, Stays Unbeaten

Karim "Hard Hitta" Mayfield Tops Mauricio Herrera, Stays Unbeaten

Given the competition from Game 3 of the Giants-Tigers World Series, it's doubtful that the entire Fillmore showed up to Karim Mayfield's long-anticipated HBO bout with Riverside boxer Mauricio Herrera. But there were enough San Franciscans gathered around the…
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