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Martin Scorsese-Produced Trans Drama ‘Port Authority’ Is Quietly Progressive — Cannes Review

Nearly 30 years after “The Crying Game” depicted a man’s revulsion at discovering his partner was trans, “Port Authority” sets the record straight. When Paul (Fionn Whitehead) learns that ballroom dancer Wye (Lenya Bloom) is a “femme girl” soon after their romance has blossomed, he doesn’t retch or try to flee. The pair engage in […]

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Cannes Film Review: ‘Port Authority’

Selling realness. That’s the essence of Harlem’s tight-knit drag ball scene, where dazzling kiki competitions — made popular in 1991’s landmark Lgbt documentary “Paris Is Burning,” and still raging strong all these years later via “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and Ryan Murphy’s “Pose” on TV — celebrate the art of passing as something other than whatever […]

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‘Pose’ Season 2 Will Culminate With the Historic Release of Madonna’s ‘Vogue’ in 1990

“Vogue.” “Paris Is Burning.” “Pose.” When it comes to the pop culture media that have helped to reveal the world of ball culture, FX’s musical drama will pay tribute to Madge’s world-shaking song.At the Television Critics Association press tour on Friday, co-creator Ryan Murphy revealed a rough outline of where Season 2 was heading. While […]

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