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I can’t with this. What I am about to post could very well one of the best YouTube clips that has ever been created.

We all know Mean Girls starring out favorite mess Lindsay (when she had a career), Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert & Karen, well someone has decided to do an updated Compton version and the result is pretty much youtube gold. In this version Cady Heron is from Korea when she transfers to a Compton high school. There she meets Janice and “Gaymian” played by Glee‘s Alex Newell, sees all the different cliques including the Black Barbies. All your favourite lines are in there but updated “You can’t twerk with us” “There is this one boy in my Ebonics class” and so one. I’m on my 5th time watching this in about an hour. The Halloween scene made me fall out of my chair.

Seriously you all need to take 5 minutes out of your day and watch this masterpiece. #splitsontress

watch the clip below

Well she’s done it again. Not to be forgotten about EVER, one of the most popular Drag Race stars Manila Luzon (and friend to the blog) has release her newest music video for a cover of Murray Head’s 80 classic “One Night in Bangkok.”

Oh Tranila, staying ahead of everyone else she has created a 3D music video. Yes you gotta whip out your old blue and red glasses and watch this amazing cover. On another note, Manila is coming to Vancouver for PRIDE this year. I’ll be releasing those details soon!

Enjoy the video below!

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Last year, our own very Tommy D brought us to Gotham. This year he has an exciting new adventure for Vancouver Pride. He’s sweeping us to the magical land of Oz complete with performances by Manila Luzon, Morgan McMichaels and newly-crowned Drag Superstar Jinkx Monsoon.

TFD Presents just dropped its first promo vid for the party and it’s a scorcher. Playing the role of Theodore (Dorothy’s brother) is SYTYCD Canada alum Mackenzie Green. If I included Canadian dancers on my Hottest SYTYCD Dancers List, he definitely would’ve made it, along with Nico Archambault (SIGH).

Mackenzie makes his way to OZ by dancing to Beyonce’s “Run the World (Girls)” while wearing glittery red high-tops and gingham swim trunks. It’s Dorotny’s attire but gay’d up. What else do you need for slutty season aka Pride. Check out the promo clip for Rapture: OZ below.

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Film Review: Whispers of Life

In: Movies, Tommy D

Last week I had the privilege of attending the private press screening (yes I am THAT important) of the Vancouver created short film Whispers of Life at the Shangri La hotel. Short films I feel are tricky, you have to get your point across and tell a full story in a short amount of time. In the case of WoL they did it, and did it well in about 11 minutes.

Whispers of Life is a film about suicide, or even more specifically the thoughts about suicide and how it will affect the lives of the people around you. Tom (Travis Nelson) is a high school kid who finds peace on a park bench after school. One day two punks come up and start calling him a faggot and then leave him with a threat of seeing him tomorrow. When we were in high school we all know what “I’ll see you tomorrow” means from a bully. After they leave, Tom meets Charles (Patrick Gilmore) and they start up a conversation with Tom asking the question “Have you ever though about suicide?” It is here that I started to get very interested because I don’t think anyone ever real talks about it, and sometimes all you need is someone completely unbiased to has a chat with. Through his kind words and caring personality, Charles helps Tom get an idea of what the outcome would be should he kill himself.

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Movie Review: Star Trek Into Darkness

In: Movies, Tommy D

We’ve finally arrived to the release date of one of the most anticipated movies of the year. It is the sequel to the mega blockbuster Star Trek a few ago, this one titled Star Trek: Into Darkness.

I didn’t know much of this movie before I stepped into the theater and I think that was the point. That seems to be happening a lot with the big blockbusters this year. Iron Man 3 was vague, as is Man of Steel, Star Trek was no different. The only thing you knew from the previews is that this movie looked epic, and it absolutely was.

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We continue the search for our next co host and welcome to the table our friend Dave.

In this episode we talk about the Kim and Kris divorce, how dumb Ryan Lochte is and my utter disdain for one of today’s biggest music stars.

We also touch on Great Gatsby, Pain and Gain, Real Housewives of Vancouver finale, Patrick reconnecting with his birth mother and a whole bunch more.

What did you guys think of Dave? Don’t forget we had Henry last time and someone really sassy is coming up next week.

Don’t forget if you’re interested in joining us on the panel and are in Vancouver, just email tommy@homorazzi.com and we’ll try you out.

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The DOXA Documentary Rilm Festival is well underway in Vancouver and there are two films right before the ending that we are checking out and can’t be more excited about it, and they are screening at the same day in the same theater. So much easier on my poor old joints.

The first one is I Am Divine, which is a documentary about the legendary drag performer DIVINE. Here’s the write up:

From rather humble beginnings, Divine became an iconic symbol of filmic and sexual anarchy, a larger-than-life diva who shocked audiences and critics alike. As one interviewee puts it, “She was simultaneously sexy and monstrous and terrifying. Is she gonna screw me or eat me?” Possibly both, since Divine came to fame for putting some truly shocking stuff in her mouth. From the earliest collaborations of Eat Your Makeup, which featured a reenactment of the Kennedy Assassination, to Multiple Maniacs, which was capped off with a sexual assault by a giant lobster to Pink Flamingos (1972), the film that firmly launched Divine as an underground sensation (a.k.a. “The filthiest woman alive!”), John Waters and his leading lady created a new form of transgressive cinema. But behind the giant fright wigs, and eyebrows to the sky, was a soft-spoken soul who mused philosophically about people’s need to be shocked. Director Jeffrey Schwarz (Vito) has fashioned a deeply affectionate homage that recreates those heady days.

You know me, I LOVE my drag movies and Divine is probably one of the most famous performers in the history of drag. This is definitely a movie not to miss. Also once you’re there you definitely want to make it a double bill because right after the highly anticipate James Franco documentary Interior, Leather Bar is screening. You’ve heard of this one right? It’s like a what if movie about the 40 minutes of footage that was lost during the filming of Cruising.

This latest outing from modern-day Renaissance Man, James Franco, is a rather curious documentary hybrid. The apocryphal story of the lost 40 minutes of footage cut from Cruising, the Al Pacino/William Friedkin film, forms the jumping-off point. But really that is only the beginning. Reality and fiction make for interesting bedfellows. One intermingles with the other until it is hard to say where documentary leaves off and fiction begins.

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Music Legend Peter Rauhofer Has Died

In: Music, Tommy D

A few weeks ago I posted about Peter Rauhofer and his diagnosis with brain cancer. It is with an incredibly heavy heart that I have to ever out readers know that Peter has indeed left us today.

“Today the music industry has lost one of it’s true heroes.
With a heavy heart I must now report that Peter Rauhofer has lost his battle with brain cancer.

He passed quietly today and is survived by his mother, Helga, who resides in Austria.
She will transport Peter back home to his final resting place there, but to all that knew Peter, his heart will always be in New York City.

It makes me sad, not only that I have lost a friend, but that the world has lost an amazing talent and that future generations will never get to understand the magic that Peter created night after night all over the world.

He is gone too soon but we will always have the vast body of music that Peter left for us.
Through his music, Peter will live forever. The brightest stars always burn out too soon. Peter, you were loved and you will be terribly missed. Goodbye my friend. Please rest in peace knowing that you have brought so much joy to so many of us. I ask that his true fans keep his legacy alive by sharing his music with anyone who may not have had the opportunity to experience it for themselves.” – Facebook Page

I don’t even know what to say or how to react. I am so sad hearing this not just as a fan but as someone who has had the honor of working with him. Peter was the only DJ I thought was capable of resurrecting a defunct party. The Rapture brand that myself and my partner Anna took over was famously cancelled the year previous and it was a huge risk to take it over. But with the help of Peter it was brought back better than ever to it’s full glory. It was the start of my career and I will never forget it. He is a legend and we are lucky enough to have a full library of memories he has left us with.

Here are some of my absolute favorites, Mariah Carey is actually incredibly hard to listen to but it is one of the best.

my favorite remixes after the jump

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