Arts & Entertainment

In the Arts & Entertainment section, The Advocate brings readers all the latest news on Hollywood, Broadway, and beyond. From New York to Los Angeles, The Advocate shines a spotlight on the stars of the screen who are lending their voices to support the LGBT community, as well as gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals who are moving the cultural needle. Discover A-list interviews, the best gay movies and reviews of theater, music, books and television. Learn how Arts & Entertainment can shape national dialogue and can work to advance equality.

The subculture of lesbian studs, women who exude a masculine swagger, is portrayed in a new British film from director Campbell X, who says she was inspired by her friends in London.

Stud Life chronicles two friends: a gay man and a stud lesbian who are best friends. Eventually, the gay man becomes jealous of the stud's new girlfriend, who in turn becomes jealous of the gay man.

July 18 2012 12:10 PM

What if Ebenezer Scrooge was gay? That's the premise of an update of the Charles Dickens's classic tale of redemption, A Christmas Carol. 

July 18 2012 11:28 AM

Here's our list of the top reality shows LGBT viewers will want to check out now.

July 18 2012 8:00 AM

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So, Frank Ocean came out this month and said that the first person he fell in love with was a man. And the Internet had some thoughts about it. Most centered around the persistent theme of homophobia in hip-hop — and that got us thinking that we should take a look back at the history of the genre and examine its track record.

Check out a timeline on the following pages.

July 18 2012 7:00 AM

Comedian Eddie Griffin says his use of the word "dyke," directed at an audience member during one of his shows last week, was "slang, and not deragotory."

July 17 2012 2:08 PM

In a new Funny or Die video, out actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson plays a congressional candidate of the kind photographed wearing sweater vests with Rick Santorum.

"I shouldn't have to hide who I am," Frank Jenkowski says in a faux news interview, pointing out that he is openly redheaded. He claims to be born that way.

Jenkowski talks about hiding who he is, faces off with some Westboro-like protesters, and endures criticism of his policy agenda from a Fox News contributor.

Watch the video below.

July 17 2012 12:22 PM