In concept, Grey Gardens The Musical, about two women who (seemingly) had it all and then lost it, resonates with meaning, especially if you’re a woman. For one thing, it’s a mother-daughter story, of which, unfairly, there are far fewer than father-son. For another it’s a story about age and...
The second time around, RuPaul's DragCon has become a massive, not-to-be-missed event, featuring signings with favorite drag superstars, panels for both the pro and the fan, and an exhibition floor that was twice the size of the first con.Billed as "the first drag convention in Herstory," the convention itself shows how the performers one would see in little clubs back in the late 1990s (shoutout to Menagerie in Riverside for introducing one of the first real professional drag shows in Southern CA) have become a worldwide phenomenon, due in no small part to the little show that could, RuPaul's Drag Race.We are now seeing the kids that grew up with drag culture being almost (gasp!) mainstream getting to meet their own heroes, men and women living "their own truth," as RuPaul said in his keynote address on Sunday, May 8.One high school girl went up to her heroine and just started to cry. It was obvious that for this girl, this was a defining moment of her life. The people of Drag Race represent hope and laughter, and promote a greater understanding of the LGBT community to the world around us, making this generation of almost superstars the most accepted in history. RuPaul's DragCon doesn't just prove it gets better, it shows that it is already better.Photos by Star Foreman
As RuPaul would put it: “RuPaul’s DragCon is the place to find your tribe. For all the super creative and super sensitive people out there who live in a world that says that you’re too much or that you don’t fit in, DragCon says, ‘Welcome home, baby.'”
To grow up in Los Angeles is to grow up in the shadow of the personalities the city has spawned over the years. This includes everyone from KTLA’s Tom Hatten to Cal Worthington and his magical friendship with his dog, Spot. It also includes Dennis “Put Me In Your Movie”...
Hidden in Hancock Park is a little theater in a giant house called Brookledge. Brookledge Theater (called so because a stream runs through the property) is one of the most extraordinary places in Los Angeles.
It is currently owned by the Larsen family, the same family who created the Magic Castle in Hollywood. After sitting (mostly) empty for decades, Brookledge Theater was brought back to life several years ago with the launch of the Brookledge Follies. We received an exclusive invitation to photograph the theater and grounds, and who better to photograph than world famous opera diva Prince Poppycock in his very own rococo apocalypse. Starring Price Poppycock, Kelli Kickham (who was also the casting director,) Anya Krivenko, Gabrielle Salinger, Minerva Mendez and Christina Mott. Models make-up and hair by Madison Reeves. Photos by Star Foreman
The invitation was mysterious. "Mrs. Harriet Cooper and the Gentlewomen of the Wayne Foundation Ladies Auxiliary request the pleasure of your company for a marionette masquerade ball on Saturday the 5th of September Nineteen Hundred and Sixty-Six, formal attire-all guests en masque." Well, how could we resist an invitation like that? How many people get to actually visit Wayne Manor? Photos by Star Foreman.
KING TUT………Greg Iriart
"I feel like a kid with new toys," says Erin Reynolds inside the small, Glendale office where she and a very small team are developing horror video game Nevermind. Since 2011, when she first started working on the project as her master's thesis in the video game program at USC,...