4 items from 2016
Turman will play Ernest Bordelon, the patriarch and proud father of Nova (Rutina Wesley), Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) and Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe). An intelligent and loving man, Ernest is sugar cane farmer who has kept from his family the fact that the farm is failing, and he hasn’t brought in a successful crop in two years.
Turman won an Emmy in 2008 for his guest appearance on “In Treatment,” and has also enjoyed memorable roles on series including “The Wire,” “House of Lies” and “A Different World.” He will next appear in Jesse Owens biopic “Race.”
“Queen Sugar” chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings in Saint Josephine, Louisiana: Charley, the savvy wife and manager of an NBA star; Nova, a world-wise journalist and activist; and Ralph Angel, »
- Laura Prudom
Last week we swooned over Dane DeHaan’s pitch perfect portrayal of a self-serious gay NYC teen in In Treatment and this week we’re returning to what continues to be HBO’s most cherished Lgbt theme: the AIDS crisis. We’ve talked about it here, there, and here, here, and yep, here again… Much of this project has been about discovery, but The Normal Heart is still relatively recent and so below find some words I’d dispatched when I first saw it close to two years ago.
“And every gay man who refuses to come forward now and fight to save his own life is truly helping to kill the rest of us.” — Ned Weeks
Anger fuels much of The Normal Heart and the play/film’s ability to showcase such raw and seemingly useless feeling is one of the more extraordinary things to come out of Kramer’s life and work. »
- Manuel Betancourt
Manuel is working his way through all the Lgbt-themed HBO productions...
Last week we looked back at the 1990 1989 Oscar ceremony (it took place in 1990 but celebrated the best of 1989) and got to see an unfazed Jessica Lange and a blustered Charlton Heston, both things which are equally entertaining to watch. This week, we’re tempering our nerves over Haynes’s Oscar snub with a visit to In Treatment’s Dr. Paul Weston (Gabriel Byrne).
Developed by Rodrigo García (who we talked about briefly since he directed Six Feet Under’s “A Private Life”), this HBO show is an American adaptation of the Israeli series BeTipul. Aired as a five-night series, every episode follows a session with Dr. Weston. For today we’re looking at season three’s “Week 1: Jesse” where we meet Dane DeHaan’s character Jesse. And boy is he a testy one!
Playing an aloof New York »
- Manuel Betancourt
Netflix today announced its latest in a long line of original series launching over the next two years: Gypsy, a psychological thriller written by Lisa Rubin that follows "a therapist who begins to develop dangerous and intimate relationship with the people in her patients’ lives," which makes it sound like an even steamier version of In Treatment. The show joins Netflix's upcoming slate of Fuller House, Love, Trollhunters, Mindhunter, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders, and, presumably, a bunch of shows we haven't even heard of yet but will spend countless hours binge-watching in the late 2010s regardless. »
- Nate Jones
4 items from 2016
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