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This blog reviews any film/tv show I come across that has ambiguous, implied, or canon slash. Some movies/shows are brand new, others aren't. I just review 'em when I find 'em so you can get your fix of the gay.

Gaywatch: Graceland (2013-????)

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Does the USA channel have a quota for unresolved sexual tension between male leads that I don’t know about?

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The Setup: Six undercover government agents from three different agencies (DEA, FBI, Customs) have their base of operations in a beachfront property in Southern California called Graceland. 

The Show: As far as procedurals go, I’ve gotta hand it to Graceland for at least doing something different. Sunny setting, distinct personalities, this is far from the typical CSI, glower-and-sour shows we’re used to seeing. The main cast laugh, tease, cook for each other, help each other out when needed — it’s a pretty great family dynamic to watch intersect with back alley drug dealers and sting operations, actually. The casting is dead on and everyone’s chemistry bounces back and forth easily. 

The plot for season one becomes predictable episodes in advance of the finale, with one reveal in particular screaming in its obviousness. Thankfully, other developments surprise enough to at least keep you partially on your toes. 

The realism does seem off the mark at best, but that’s not why we’re here. We’re here for a good time, fun dialogue, fast plots, secrets, and escape.

The Slash: Paul Briggs is the senior agent at Graceland who surfs as easily he leads a drug bust, and Mike Warren is the shiny new FBI agent who’s sharp, clean cut, etc. Their immediate friendship takes on a few complicated levels since, you know, Mike has been sent to investigate him and when Paul isn’t being directly watched he gets up to some questionable business. It’s a nice little cat and mouse affair that stands to be a breeding ground for a fandom, if only they were given more screentime together that didn’t involve each being focused on deceiving the other. But man are they beautiful and man do they know how to look at each other. Hopefully season two will let their relationship grow, giving a much needed anchor to the show itself (and handing fans even more material to fall in love with).

The Verdict: A nice show with a great family and decent tension. Good to watch during the summer TV drought.

Show Rating: 7/10

Slash Rating: 6/10

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Gaywatch: Graceland (2013-????)

Does the USA channel have a quota for unresolved sexual tension between male leads that I don’t know about?

The Setup: Six undercover government agents from three different agencies (DEA, FBI, Customs) have their base of operations in a beachfront property in Southern California called Graceland. 

The Show: As far as procedurals go, I’ve gotta hand it to Graceland for at least doing something different. Sunny setting, distinct personalities, this is far from the typical CSI, glower-and-sour shows we’re used to seeing. The main cast laugh, tease, cook for each other, help each other out when needed — it’s a pretty great family dynamic to watch intersect with back alley drug dealers and sting operations, actually. The casting is dead on and everyone’s chemistry bounces back and forth easily. 

The plot for season one becomes predictable episodes in advance of the finale, with one reveal in particular screaming in its obviousness. Thankfully, other developments surprise enough to at least keep you partially on your toes. 

The realism does seem off the mark at best, but that’s not why we’re here. We’re here for a good time, fun dialogue, fast plots, secrets, and escape.

The Slash: Paul Briggs is the senior agent at Graceland who surfs as easily he leads a drug bust, and Mike Warren is the shiny new FBI agent who’s sharp, clean cut, etc. Their immediate friendship takes on a few complicated levels since, you know, Mike has been sent to investigate him and when Paul isn’t being directly watched he gets up to some questionable business. It’s a nice little cat and mouse affair that stands to be a breeding ground for a fandom, if only they were given more screentime together that didn’t involve each being focused on deceiving the other. But man are they beautiful and man do they know how to look at each other. Hopefully season two will let their relationship grow, giving a much needed anchor to the show itself (and handing fans even more material to fall in love with).

The Verdict: A nice show with a great family and decent tension. Good to watch during the summer TV drought.

Show Rating: 7/10

Slash Rating: 6/10

Anonymous said: Have you ever done a gaywatch for The Road toEl Dorado?

Apparently I haven’t.

This simply will not stand.

Anonymous said: Just FYI, as an aspiring writer, it's kind of my dream to end up seeing a Gaywatch of one of my stories.

Anon pls

(Gaywatch is a film/tv thing but man let me know when you have a book published/self published/whatever and I will review it for homosexual content as a favor to you, us authors gotta stick together)

Gaywatch: The Normal Heart (2014)

The Setup: The advent of HIV/AIDS is met with heavy denial and ignorance from both inside and outside gay society in the early 80s. Ed Weeks (Mark Ruffalo) tries to raise awareness in the midst of men dropping one after another.

The Film: A gay movie about HIV/AIDS?  You don’t say. Even though we’ve been without one for a good long while now, it’s no surprise that many people (gay, straight, or otherwise) won’t bother with this movie because they’ll feel like they’ve seen it before. Technically, they’re right, but what they don’t know is that they’ve never seen it done this amazingly well before.

They also probably haven’t seen gay men represented by so many actual gay men before. The cast is large and populated with nearly every out actor you can think of (and a couple you may not, like BD Wong), plus it was written by Larry Kramer and directed by Ryan Murphy. The subject material may be well worn, but it’s the first time we’ve been able to tell the story ourselves in every way

I’d love to see Ryan Murphy actually give a shit about the things he creates like he clearly gave a shit about this film, because when he cares, he can make some truly incredible things. This is one of them. Well crafted, well captured, superbly and passionately acted, from a film standpoint there’s hardly a negative thing to say. The Normal Heart is best film centered gay issues since Brokeback Mountain. 

That being said, it does go by the numbers of gay drama. It is however, sharply written and unapologetic gay drama. This is probably the most honest look at the HIV/AIDS outbreak without touching on melodrama that has ever been filmed. 

I want stories to feature people who are other than straight without the entire story revolving around their sexuality, but that doesn’t mean this film should not exist or exist in some other way. We needed The Normal Heart for reasons other than originality, something I hadn’t quite realized until I watched it.

The Slash: Talking about ‘oooo these two guys are hot’ or ‘wow the chemistry slash fans watch it now’ would be disingenuous to the heart of this movie. So I won’t.

The Verdict: Nothing “new” except the honesty with which the messages are delivered, and that doesn’t really matter. Must see. 

Film Rating: 9/10

Slash Rating: Not the point.

Anonymous said: I recently discovered gay watch and just read you analyzation of BBC's Sherlock.... And then I got to the end and curled up in a little ball of pain and sympathy because you thought the end of season one was a cliffhanger. *sniffle*

Haaaa, right? Those were the days. 

Anonymous said: Okay, so, I might of sent this earlier, but tumblr was acting weird and I wasn't sure if it sent, so if you already saw an anon post almost exactly like this, don't think they're crazy! I was wondering if movies based on historical events were allowed here. There's a movie called Wilde, about the life of Oscar Wilde that could make for an interesting gaywatch. It stars Stephen Fry and Jude Law. It is very interesting and very, very gay.

I didn’t get your first message, so I’m glad you sent a second. I’ve seen Wilde and it’s lovely gayness. Definitely on the ever-growing list of things to review.

All scripted movies and tv shows are welcome. 

Anonymous said: Sorry about anon (I haven't got a tumblr) but could you pretty please review Tango and Cash? For the love of terrible, homoerotic 80's movies with Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell's hair it's just fun

You know, I’m 90% certain I caught a glimpse of that on TV once and made a mental note to do a Gaywatch one day. That was a long while ago, thank you for the reminder!

suicidallyreckless:

Correction:They’re taking the hobbits to Isengard’ features one double unstressed foot and one *reverse* foot, not two unstressed feet like I previously stated.

Also, another reason it glides off the tongue is from the majority of sounds being vowels. Were the line actual Shakespeare, it would be an emotional moment. It’s consonants that denote thinking/clipped anger.

If you want a good example of emotional vowels, look up Ophelia’s brief monologue ‘O, what a noble mind is here o’erthrown’ from Hamlet. It’s actually designed to help the actor cry, and it works too (when done right).

This has been Late Night Shakespearean Blogging with Brittany.

Goodnight and good luck.

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