Out Now! – EILE Magazine August 2016 Edition – FREE!

Screenshot 2016-08-11 01.38.31In our monthly edition of EILE Magazine for August, we have a great packed issue, with music from Beautiful Machines, Heiress to Atlas, J GRGRY and Aaron Paul. We have fashion with Mark Anthony, and Bear World Magazine‘s first Fashion Week for bigger men, while Lisa Reynolds reviews Malcolm McLaren.  We also feature a new theatre project from Northern Ireland called Thinking about Thoughts, where you can choose which actor to listen in on, and some news on the upcoming Galway Pride Festival. Brian Rochford tells us what to do with our old bones, and our Travel section features Cancun and Las Vegas. California Dispatch looks at the US presidential election campaigns, and Frances Winston reviews some great films for us. We also have information on Girlie Circuit, Arosa Ski Week, Gem Fest and Elements NY.  All this and much more goes into EILE Magazine for August, and we hope you like it. Enjoy!

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UK: The Bisexual – New Series Commissioned By Channel 4

The bisexual

Desiree Akhavan

The Bisexual is a painfully hilarious look at the difference of dating men and women from the perspective of a person who finds herself doing both. It’s an honest look at the last taboo, bisexuality and what it means to refuse to compromise on what you want.

New Yorker Leila (Akhavan) is feeling lost in London. Recently part of an uber-cool power couple, she’s now split from girlfriend Sadie and is struggling to adjust. Continue Reading »

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Listen: GMatthews – Chasing Happy

For our Saturday Sounds this morning, we feature Indie /pop-rock /alternative singer-songwriter, GMatthews, and her new single, Chasing Happy, from her debut LP of the same name.

The street-smart Southern California native brings together rock and pop in this track, with G’s voice dominating throughout, over pared-back instrumentals, with determination to get what she wants “You’re mine, I’m chasing happy!” and sound-wise, very reminiscent of 4 Non-Blondes. Enjoy!

You can listen to or download G’s music by visiting:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/chasing-happy-single/id1146402738

or follow her on Facebook at:

http://www.facebook.com/GMatthewsMusic

 

-MKB

 

 

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Delta Airlines Bans Chris Rock Film After LGBT Complaint

chrisrock1A complaint by Grindr worker, Jeremy Foreshew, about a Delta Airline in-flight movie which contains gay slurs, has led to the film of Chris Rock in stand-up (Kill The Messenger) being removed from their entertainment listings.

The 2008 film sees Rock speaking about when he seems to think it’s okay to call someone a ‘F****t, and is against Delta’s own policies of what is acceptable to be shown during flights, which includes bans on discrimination, racial and LGBT slurs, explicit content, and extreme violence. Continue Reading »

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Film Review & Trailer: Popstar – Never Stop Never Stopping

pnsnsFrances Winston found ‘Popstar Never Stop Never Stopping’ to be OTT at times, but says you will be entertained by it

Directed by: Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone – Starring: Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer, Sarah Silverman, Tim Meadows

You wait ages for a music mockumetary, and two come along at once.

Hot on the heels of David Brent: Life on the Road comes this offering. I say hot on the heels, but this was actually released in the States way back in May, but is only hitting our shores now.

Unusually, the films co-directors also star in this, as the former bandmates of Conner4Real (Samberg). Theirs is a story we’ve seen a thousand times, where a boy-band – The Style Boyz –become superstars, before one member jumps ship for a solo career. The mockumentary follows Conner as he attempts to be a star in his own right, making his difficult second album, while his bandmates disappear from the public eye. Continue Reading »

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UK: Judge Praises Gay Men In Luton Blackmail Case

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Luton Crown Court

A UK judge at Luton Crown Court has praised the bravery of 3 gay men (only referred to in court as A,B and C) who came forward to expose a 22 year-old blackmailer, who used Grindr to extort money from his victims.

Liam Hull, unemployed, from Luton, who pleaded guilty to three counts of blackmail, had been using the gay dating site to target gay men who were not out, some with wives and children, and in one case, the gay man had to confess to his wife after 20 years of marriage.

Judge Richard Foster sentenced Hull to two and a half years, and quoted Lord Lane that blackmail was one of the most ugly and vicious of criminal offences, and it involved “the attempted murder of the soul”. Continue Reading »

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Drama Review: ‘Thinking About Thoughts’ at The Black Box, Belfast

thinkingabtthtsStephen Donnan reviews the play ‘Thinking About Thoughts’ a new play written by Anna Leckey which recently played at The Black Box Theatre, Belfast.
“Why am I here? Why are any of us here?”
Those words sum up the essence of the masterpiece performed by Anna Leckey, Edward Richards, and Mathieu Lovelace.
 
These three dominated the space of the performance, they lived the words that whooshed through our minds in the voices of David Paulin, Boyd Rodgers and Anna Leckey – three individual spirits that come to a silent retreat for ten days to escape…the world? Themselves? Or to become something new?

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Netflix Announces Premieres of Original Stand-up Comedy Specials

netflixwevebeenthingkingNetflix has announced premiere dates for its upcoming slate of new stand-up comedy specials.

Previously announced upcoming titles also include Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy: We’ve Been Thinking… premiering this Friday, August 26 ( trailer here) and Iliza: Confirmed Kills premiering Friday, September 23.

All of the following new titles will be available globally upon release:

Cedric the Entertainer: Live from the Ville – Premieres Friday, September 16, 2016

Comedy icon Cedric the Entertainer brings the laughs to Nashville, taking hilarious aim at the aggressive lyrics of today’s rap artists, raising kids in the Snapchat generation, and Obama’s legacy. The ‘Original King of Comedy’ played to a packed house at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Continue Reading »

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