Status as conductor-as-superstar was partly due to TV. Oscars for Hollywood's West Side Story Liberace Wladziu Valentino American pianist, entertainer Camp showman, exuded charm, popularized piano classics on his TV show, candelabra trademark. Live appearances broke all box office records. Flamboyant lifestyle, outrageous costumes. Macho men in uniforms enjoying gay sex.
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For the most part, when dealing with queer characters which it still rarely does , Hollywood still prefers its previously succesful formulas and comfortable stereotypes. Queer gender-bending traits are still used to signify villainy—even in Disney films like The Lion King and Pocahontas The social problem film Philadelphia , while a major critical and box office hit, was still a variation on the "tragic-homosexual-who-dies-at-the-end-of-the-film" stereotype. But in an era of nostalgic Hollywood blockbusters based on fantasy novels and comic books, Hollywood films that deal with actual gay and lesbian lives and issues are relatively rare. A few new trends dealing with queer issues in Hollywood briefly surfaced in the late s. The first was the reworking of the Hollywood buddy film formula so that it now comprised a straight female lead and her gay male best friend allegedly bringing both women and gay men to the box office. This is also the formula of the popular and award-winning TV situation comedy Will and Grace [NBC, —] While no one dies tragically in these new-age buddy films, and some of them have been moderate box office successes, they still tend to chafe at Hollywood films' need for happy heterosexual closure.
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LordDewi March 17, Bet danjlevy is pansexual in real life when he meets me Love love LOVE the pansexual representation!! He talked about how it set an example, recounting an encounter with a fan where a girl talked about how his character influenced her family. His words were along the lines of, A girl came up to me on the street and said the show changed the dynamic in her family.
With numerous Hollywood stars to pick from for Ginger to lust after why pick Rock Hudson? If they did know, why make a joke of it? It would take years for me to figure it all out. Clue number one; Hetero Ginger lusts after in-the-closet-gay man.