Arts & Culture

Director of "Seed Money: The Chuck Holmes Story," talks to SDGLN about making the movie, its importance and scandal

Director and documentarian Mike Stabile will premiere his new movie, "Seed Money: The Story of Chuck Holmes,”" at FilmOut's San Diego Gay and Lesbian Film Festival on Saturday May, 30.

The film chronicles the life and business of pornographer and philanthropist Chuck Holmes, founder of Falcon Studios.

The history of the studio is important to gay culture because of its timing; the studio was created in a period of LGBT unrest and on the precipice of gay sexual freedom.

U2 Praises Ireland's gay marriage victory with a 'pride'-ful performance in Arizona

U2 celebrated Ireland's sweeping same-sex marriage victory over the weekend in a thrilling and profound way.

At the band's May 22 concert in Phoenix, Arizona, U2 frontman Bono toasted his homeland's approval of marriage equality, telling the crowd, “It's a moment for us to thank the people who brought peace to our country, who had the courage to compromise in Ireland.”

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Madonna is coming to San Diego on Oct 29

Truth or dare?

When Madonna announced the North American leg of her fall Rebel Heart Tour on March 1, she was scheduled to conclude the 22-city tour with an Oct. 27 date at the Forum in Los Angeles.

On Tuesday morning, it was announced the 56-year-old vocal star has added a San Diego show. It will take place Oct. 29 at Valley View Casino Center (the venue formerly known as the San Diego Sports Arena).

It's San Diego, don't forget your shorts

The one thing films such as “Boogie Nights,” “Napoleon Dynamite,” and “Office Space,” all have in common is they started off as short films.

FilmOut’s Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is coming this weekend, and on Saturday, May 30 at 11 am, you can watch the up-and-coming actors and directors who make these original shorts as they indulge you in non-feature length films.

Dirty feet and dirty movies, how porn defined the gay men's sexual revolution

Gay pornography helped define more than one generation of gay men, and Falcon Studios founder Chuck Holmes was at the forefront of that movement, bringing high quality movies with attractive models to your mailbox in brown wrappers. He was tired of looking at poor quality reels which showed gay sex in the shadows and actors with their legs in the air displaying dirty feet.

Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Euphoria returns to Rich’s this Saturday

Get ready for a big night at Rich’s this Saturday, as SDPIX.com once again presents Euphoria. Featuring hard, dark and uplifting beats by DJ Nikno and DJ Luke Allen in the main room, and DJ K-Swift in the front room, there will be after hours until 4am and a special live performance by Khia, singing her smash hit “My Neck, My Back.”

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Ireland ridesharing driver pranks his riders into thinking he's a heterophobe

As Ireland gets ready to go to the polls on Friday to vote on same-sex marriage, one cab company thought it would be funny to turn the tables on their riders by leading them to believe they only allow gay couples to ride in the car.

One driver who works for Ireland’s Hailo, a taxicab app based ridesharing service, pranks customers into believing he is a “heterophobe.”

Recently other ridesharing service Uber, suspended a driver in London for advertising “no gays allowed” in his car.

THEATER REVIEW: "Cabaret"

“The girls are beautiful, the boys are beautiful – even the orchestra is beautiful,” says the androgynous-looking Emcee (Jeffrey Scott Parsons), by way of introduction to denizens of Berlin’s seedy Kit Kat Club. And in decadent pre-war Berlin, customers come in, hoping that a few hours of drinking and dancing girls in skimpy costumes will make things all right, at least for a few hours.

But inescapable menace is never far away in Welk Resorts Theatre’s solid, sexy production of Kander and Ebb’s classic musical “Cabaret.”

Mystery solved! Madonna viral instagram pic was Israeli gay party ad

Sorry, Madonna fans, but the Material Girl’s provocative Instagram photo of a Jewish man and an Arab man about to lock lips isn’t quite what it seems.

The photo is actually of two Israeli Jews: Imri Kalmann, 28, and Dekel Aiden, 24, two Tel Aviv party promoters who host a periodic gay club party called Dreck.

“I am not really Orthodox and he is not really Palestinian,” said Kalmann.

THEATER REVIEW: "Arms And The Man"

It takes the honesty of a mercenary to put the lie to romantic notions about the glories of war in George Bernard Shaw’s “Arms And The Man,” playing through June 14 at The Old Globe.

After all, how glorious is shimmying up a water pipe and breaking into a la-de-da house in a Bulgarian town to avoid being shot at?

But let’s back up a bit. The year is 1885 and there’s war between Bulgaria and Serbia. The la-de-da house belongs to Major Paul Petkoff (Conrad John Schuck), whose return from the war is anticipated by wife Catherine (Marsha Mason) and daughter Raina (Wrenn Schmidt).