Join Carmen, Valerie, KaeLyn and Al(aina) as they liveblog RENT live!
Navajo grandparents advocating for their grandkids, a school in Latin America for trans youth, video games as a way to explore queer identity, plus RENT is back live, tonight! Happy Sunday!!!
Topics include the cast of RENT! Live, Jodie Corner playing queer in a feminist short, Janelle Monáe on the cover of Glamour, Dee Rees’ horror film about a black lesbian couple in rural america, the Boomerang reboot, Heathers getting delayed again, a lesbian guest on Queer Eye, lots of witchy stuff, Eileen Myles and more!
When I say I was obsessed with RENT, I mean obsessed. I grew straight out of American Girl Magazine into the world of wildly risqué musical theatre. My mother tended to encourage the things I was interested in, but this one… well, it baffled her a bit. How could a good church girl from the suburbs of Connecticut relate to this musical?
“There is nothing I love more than sharing a deafeningly silent, poignant moment with 300 other audience members; grinning wide through a rousing musical number that makes me want to stand and cheer; or tearing up at a matinee with the gray-haired woman seated beside me.”
***Please note that ***Flawless is not available on Spotify, but if were it would probably be the only song on this playlist.
Let’s get real deep right now into some hard-core musical theater appreciation.
RENT is being revived Off Broadway in June 2011 and Riese has feelings about it, Ryan Murphy is figuring out the Kurt/Blaine sitch, Queen Latifah hovers around #ItGetsBetter, and the making of Pink’s new video.
We thought this would be easier — the hardest part, we imagined, would be coming up with just ten. Surely if we thought really hard, wikipedia’ed (we expected a “lesbian characters in plays” list of some sort to appear … it did not), checked out the glbtq encyclopedia and googled some shit, we’d be rushing to narrow down the contenders by Sunday afternoon. I mean, there’s Maureen & Joanne from RENT, to start with. And then … um.