'Star Trek' star George Takei was a guest of honour at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York which he attended alongside his husband Brad Takei and received the Vito Russo Award.
The town of West Lahunga Beach is a sort of gay ghetto, where buff Steve (Will Matthews) and his Filipino-American partner Rick (Peter Paige) live a comfortable life, with the smarter Rick always trying to rein in Steve's less-than-monogamous impulses. Their best friends are the older, wheelchair-bound Chuck (Alan Cumming), and his Latino boy toy Evan (Wilson Cruz). Steve's nemesis: their butch lesbian neighbor (and tow-truck driver) Dana (Taylor M. Dooley), who has very reluctantly agreed to have a baby for her kind-hearted partner Kirsten (Jessica-Snow Wilson). The father -- or fathers -- Rick and Steve, who made the all-important donation.
Supernova is the story about a rescue vessel sent into deep space to pick someone up from a rogue moon. To make a short story shorter, they find both the person (who is, of course, accompanied with creepy music) and an alien artifact capable of creating new matter. Every person who touches the stuff becomes endowed with superhuman strength.
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Claude (Alison Folland) certainly has issues to contend with. The only child of a man-hungry and alcoholic mother, she's struggling with her weight, her schoolwork, her job at the local pizza parlor, and most notably, her emerging lesbianism. It doesn't help that her super-best friend Ellen (Tara Subkoff) is a bit of train wreck who likes to dabble in the drugs her loutish and violent drug-dealing boyfriend Mark (Cole Hauser) is stringing her out on. Claude tries to cope with the awful fact that she's falling in love with Ellen, while Ellen uses Claude to provide her with reassurance, safety, and even a roof over her head at times. It's what the self-help books call a destructively co-dependent relationship.
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The closest thing to a best friend that Alig had was James St. James (Seth Green), a trust fund kid with pretenses of writing the Great American Novel but who dulled the agony of his writer's block with endless clubbing and drugging. Sauntering about the streets of New York in a collection of designer trash togs, James was the role model for Alig when he first came to town. When Alig started making a name for himself, throwing parties at Limelight for easily-charmed Peter Gatien (Dylan McDermott in a fierce eyepatch), he put together a band of self-created "superstars" decked out in baroque costumes, modeled on Warhol's Factory of people who were famous for being famous, and James was the biggest; after Alig, of course. "I didn't want to be like the drearies and normals," he says, "I wanted to create a world full of color, where everyone could play. One big party that never ends."
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If it weren't for the incessantly loquacious computer onboard the medical rescue vessel in the new terror-in-space flick "Supernova" -- a 1-900-voiced, femme fatale HAL that never shuts up for two minutes together -- this might not be a bad movie. I mean, for a picture MGM was too chicken to screen in advance for critics.
In fact, it's not even a horror movie, really -- even though that's how it's being marketed.
"Supernova" is a victim of "Sphere" syndrome, that terminal disease suffered by producers and directors who think if they can just get respectable, intelligent actors to star in their cheap sci-fi flick, the movie will instantly become something better than it is.
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