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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 [email protected] 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

RuPaul’s Drag Race 5: And The Winner Is…

In: Tommy D, TV Shows

Well it’s here. After months of competition, a couple weeks of reruns and recaps, endless drama and some of the best/worst drag I’ve seen on tv we have a winner for the 5th season of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Before we get to the winner let’s recap a bit or the reunion shall we?

As is tradition we have a reunion episode where we get one last moment to see our Season 5 queens on the tube before they disappear into reality TV history (except for Alyssa, who is getting her own spinoff ALLEGEDLY!). I have to tell you I actually completely forgot that half of those queens were even on the show. But I guess that’s what happens when you get eliminated at the beginning.

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DWV ‘Silicone’ Music Video

In: Music, Tommy D, Totally GAY!

Here they are again!

The Drag supergroup of Detox, Willam and Vicky Vox (HEY GIRL!) also known as DWV has released their 3rd video, a parody of Robyn’s Dancing on my Own called “Silicone“! This time around Detox takes the lead because well she is full of silicone, and also I know that she’s a huge fan of Robyn. She performs Robyn quite a bit so I’m not surprised she took the lead on this one.

It’s bit of a slower jam but it is still just as hilarious as all the ones previous. What do you guys think?

Take a listen below and sound off in the comments. Don’t forget to follow me on twitter @TommyD.


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We have started our search for the newest addition to our panel! Our first guest co host is a young chad named Henry.

Henry was actually one of the first people to apply and his application had me in stitches. He quoted Mean Girl, Bridesmaids & Pitch Perfect (All Homorazzi staples).

In this episode after we introduce Henry, we talk about the mess that is Amanda Bynes & the engagement of two gals that I had no idea were even dating! In music we talk about Demi Lovato and one of Patrick’s favorite up and comers.

Movies we hit on Scary Movie 5 and one of the most anticipated movies on our list, The Purge!

Check out the entire episode below and stay tuned for who we’ve got on the panel next week.

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