Hello Niche Readers! We, and by we I mean I, Seph, would like to take a break from our usual programming to inform you that until April 30th you can watch the BBC broadcast of the recent Almeida Theatre production of Hamlet, directed by Robert Icke and starring Andrew Scott. It's good. You should watch … Continue reading Please Watch the Andrew Scott Hamlet Before the BBC Takes It Off Their Website
Twin Peaks and Hamlet are two of my favorite stories. They have a lot in common: both are murder mysteries with far too many characters and subplots; both deal with themes of corruption, mortality, domestic violence, and the terrifying unknowability of nature and of the life to come; both prominently feature the troublingly fetishized body of … Continue reading Twin Peaks Characters as the Cast of Hamlet: A Listicle
Hey Niche Readers! Like many TV fans, I'm sure a lot of you have seen Season 2 of the hit Netflix series Stranger Things. Like us, I'm sure your hearts were warmed by the themes of friendship, found family, and the power of love to conquer adversity characteristic of the show. However, also like us, I'm sure many of you were dissatisfied by the show's heteronormativity and slightly overdone 1980s Spielberg Kitsch aesthetic. Never fear! Here to help are Hannah and Seph, with an LGBT-friendly spinoff known as the Boy Actor AU, or Trans Elizabethan Stranger Things: The Musical.
Note added 10-26-17: I feel that I should clarify in order to spare readers potential disappointment that this screenplay is gay in the sense that Capote was a gay writer and inflected his gay aesthetic and political subject positions onto the story, but on the surface level of the text this screenplay is no more gay … Continue reading Hey Gays, Here’s Truman Capote’s Hardcore Gay Screenplay of The Great Gatsby (For Real This Time)
Does your teen seem kind of gay? Not gay in the usual way, but gay in the terrifying evil old McCarthyite lawyer way? Has your teen started speaking in something like a 1950s Jewish New York accent but with the impeccable vocal flourish of Al Pacino or Nathan Lane? Is your child as hellbent on … Continue reading Is Your Teen Kin With Roy Cohn?
hey friends, it's seph. as you may know, one of my favorite tasks is assembling extensive playlists of mountain goats songs focused on a particular text or theme. this is more of a compulsion than a hobby, and I hope that someday I will find more productive outlets for my creative energy. in the meantime, … Continue reading hey dudes here’s my 36-song mountain goats playlist about david and jonathan from the bible
1. the tattoos say "I'm a sensitive tough boy with a troubled past" but the eyebrows say "I know I'm pulling off this outfit that would make you look like a 13 year old girl at a fall out boy concert and I'm smug about it" 2. the mohair sweater.....the feathered hair....the earrings?? how are you … Continue reading Five Topman Models Who Make Me Feel Inadequately Androgynous
MAC, tired and hungover, enters The Bar to find it filled with strange old men in matching leather jackets. MAC: Hey, Dennis, who the **** are these people? He turns to the bar and finds, instead of Dennis, a STRANGE OLD MAN he's never seen before wiping it down with a rag. MAC: Whoa, shit! Who the … Continue reading The Gang Performs King Lear: An Always Sunny Crossover Fic
All of these actors have previously shown that they have the kind of chemistry that I think is crucial to pull off two of the greatest roles in contemporary American theatre, Louis Ironson and Prior Walter. #1: Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield Louis: JE Prior: AG Note: Yes, I know that Andrew Garfield is in … Continue reading Five Pairs of Actors I’d Like To See Play Louis and Prior from Angels in America
Like many gay people who go to the theatre, I was deeply affected by the Broadway musical Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 when I saw it at the Imperial Theater this past January. In particular, I was intrigued by the character of Pierre Bezukhov. Who was this "sad old man living out his … Continue reading Gayest Things Pierre Bezukhov Has Done So Far In War And Peace, Keep In Mind That I’m About Thirty Pages In