Category Archives: Music/Film

Super Gay Movie Review of the Week: D.E.B.S.

debs1Angela Robinson’s first feature film, D.E.B.S. , is FUN. It has hot chicks, explosions and girl on girl romance…all of the things I like to see in movies. Meagan Good, Sara Foster, Devon Aoki and Jill Ritchie play the most adorable little spies on Earth! They run around in short, plaid skirts and carry big scary guns. The D.E.B.S. are an elite crime fighting unit who always get their man…or woman. In fact, the only thing standing in their way is Lucy Diamond, their arch nemesis and a really hot soft butch. The action happens once Amy Bradshaw, played by Foster, falls in love with the enemy and the sugar hits the fan! Just imagine Charlie’s Angels meets The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love. Fun, right?

The star crossed lovers buck against the system (and each other…lol) to embrace their irrepressible feelings. Amy plays hooky from the D.E.B.S. to be with Lucy and all debs3hell breaks loose! Will they be pulled apart by their separate worlds or will they choose to love freely and openly, out of the closet? I’m not telling, you just have to see it for yourself. It’s worth a rental from Netflix or Hulu and has a PG-13 rating so if you have a weak stomach, hurray!

This movie is so sweet, it’ll give you a toothache making it was a nice, lighthearted way to start my super gay reviews. So many lesbian movies, particularly ones featuring women of color, are heavy and tackle some really difficult issues. In fact, I was all set to review Pariah (which is an amazing movie) but I wanted to enjoy a little light fun before delving into the serious stuff.

debs2I expect a certain amount of criticism for choosing this movie…from people with no sense of humor. But think about it, isn’t this a perfect movie for date night with your boo? It’s fun, frisky and packs a punch! So, if you’re in the mood for love and you don’t want to ruin it with a lot of political correctness (smile), watch this movie.

Have Fun!

Next week, Pariah…because it’s a good movie and I love Kim Wayans.

Introducing…Crystal’s Guide to Super Gay Movies!

38574_1559417426616_7136249_nHi! I’m Crystal Jaudon, your new ultra gay movie reviewer. I LOVE Gay Movies! Join me on this adventure in playland and you will definitely enjoy the trip. We will talk about all manner of super gay film: documentaries, romance, urban drama and even some indie underground random web gayness when we’re feeling gritty (not porn… unless it’s tasteful!). But, before we get to the fun, I guess I should explain what qualifies me to be an ultra gay… movie reviewer?

Girl, what is the T?!

Well, I’m a little ol’ country gal, born right smack dab in the middle of the forest hills of Atlanta, Georgia. I grew up when rappers wore make up (openly ^-^) and pink leather suits. When men, even the straight ones, were comfortable in skirts and women in suits and ties didn’t raise eyebrows.

My first ultra gay movie was a musical as musicals were acceptable Victor_Victoria_posterat Casa de Jaudon. I think it was Victor Victoria, a classic style musical with one hell of a twist! I felt some affinity for Julie Andrews, the woman pretending to be a man pretending to be a woman. The first musical I’d ever seen that truly summed up my life! Finally, someone I could identify with. My Mormon father and Pentacostal mother couldn’t have been more delighted…that I agreed to keep my new obsession relatively quiet and not mention this fact to the neighbors.

I attended Georgia State University where I officially graduated with a Bachelors in History. Unofficially, I focused these formative years on earning my “masters” in queer studies and politics. I began my prerequisites in my major of choice at Cinefest, formerly known as The Lyceum, our campus theatre. Cinefest always went all out for the underground. It was the venue of my awakening to gay cinema. It was where I learned about Stonewall, Maude’s and all forms of iconic gayness. I also saw my first official lesbian movie, Go Fish, on the big screen there. And it served as the spot where I anxiously watched the progress of Rose Troche and the L Word crew as they used that movie to springboard their careers.

go_fish_ver2Gay movies have played a pivotal role in my development throughout the course of my life. Now that I am a mom, movies about same sex parenting get much play on my small screen. Most notably, Rosie O’Donnell’s really powerful film on her experiences on a gay family cruise through the Caribbean. Good Stuff.

Gay movies have helped to anchor my identity, boost my self-esteem, prepare me for the world inside and outside of my family, and make me laugh, cry, long and love. They are a part of my journey. I am hoping that this column will make them a more fulfilling part of yours.

Coming Soon: The Skinny

I just finished running around my bedroom hollering “Hallelujah”… no I’m still on my 6 calorie workout plan but this is nearly as good…. ok maybe not. Before I go on a tangent (which we know tends to happen), the reason I am excited is that Patrik-Ian Polk of Noah’s Arc and Punks fame is finally coming out with a new feature film “The Skinny”.

I know we have been hearing rumblings about this project for the last two years but the trailer has been released today. For those of us who still religiously watch Noah’s Arc reruns, this is the fix that we have been feening for. From the looks of the trailer, The Skinny is full of the witty, BEAUTIFUL, and, charismatic black gay men and women (yes I said WOMEN) in the fashion we have come to expect from a Polk film. I am so excited for this to come out. And I know you are too. Check out the trailer below.

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Do We Love It? – Temper “Success (Official Music Video)

Just got hipped to this artist from my girl Tiff in Chi-town.

Here’s a snippet from her youtube bio: “They call me Temper. I’m a female MC born and raised on the south side of Chicago where most will call the wild 100’s. I fell in love with music at the young age of 9. Thanks for tuning in to my thoughts, my vision, my experiences, and my dreams. Make sure you follow me on twitter @temper3009. The support is GREATLY appreciated.”

So… do we love it?

10 Things to Know About: Why They Rock (Hip Hop Edition)

So now that we got the introductions out of the way, I think it is time you know who you are dealing with.

Oh and umm-uh-ruh, this is information is not to be used for gold-digging purposes… *eyebrow raise* I know all my readers aren’t as wholesome as I am *innocent look*

-DJ Lezzie Lay (Yes that is my hip hop rapper name)

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