Friday, May 04, 2007

Gay Pride Month at TCM

In celebration of June’s Gay Pride Month, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will present Screened Out: Gay Images in Film, a month-long, on-air film presentation of the varied concepts, stereotypes and imagery of gays & lesbians as represented in classic Hollywood cinema. Esteemed author and historian Richard Barrios will serve as special consultant and co-host of the event, along with TCM host and film historian Robert Osborne, providing context for the film series with introductions on the network preceding the films. In addition to Barrios’ commentary, several prominent figures will provide their thoughts and remarks, including Michael Musto, Tab Hunter, Ron Nyswaner, Charles Busch and Alan Cumming.

The themed film series will air such classic movies as The Broadway Melody (1929), The Maltese Falcon (1941), The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) and Designing Woman (1957) every Monday and Wednesday evening in June beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

By the way I did't realize that The Maltese Falcon has a gay theme. May be I need to watch it over again. oops!!

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