Feud: Bette and Joan Reviews; Fire Island Reality Show; John Barrowman Goes Gray At 50

Feud: Bette and Joan Reviews

I’m only linking to a review right now. I’ll write my own later. I did watch the first episode of Feud and I liked it. But I’m looking at it as a series with embellishment. I think that’s what it’s supposed to be. Evidently, a lot of people were looking for something different.

But much of the time, Feud fails to do either its actors or its subjects justice, and there are so many anachronisms and unbelievable moments that your eyes might ache from rolling. De Havilland describes Davis’s work as having “a ballsy intensity”; I can picture Murphy saying this, but not his characters.

Again, knowing Ryan Murphy’s work, I personally didn’t expect Feud to be a spot on documentary. I expected a campy, embellished portrayal of two Hollywood icons who were always larger than life. I haven’t been disappointed at all in the series and I’ll continue watching in spite of what critics like this expected the series to be. Reviewers like this don’t always “get” the point. And someone should let them know.

You can check this out here.

Fire Island Reality Show

When I first saw “Fire Island” trending on Twitter today I got a little worried. I thought something happened to it. But I calmed down the minute I read that there’s going to be a new reality show about Fire Island.

Evidently, some of the more down-trodden, earthy gays among us are not too pleased…

Focusing on six “friends” in Fire Island, the aptly-titled Fire Island just entered our consciousness by way of the below short teaser, which heavily hints that the show will be exactly what you expect: Speedos, screaming, social climbing, shrill shrews, soirees….  

You can check that out here. I love Fire Island and I’ll be watching.

John Barrowman Goes Gray At 50

I remember when my mom turned 50. She didn’t have a huge mid-life crisis, but she did go to her hair stylist and have her hair dyed dark, dark brown…almost black. It look awful. We tried to be kind, but it was hard not to smile. It made her look hard and unnatural. She eventually figured out a better hair color that worked for her, and she colored her hair for the rest of her life, but I’ll never forget that dark, dark brown as long as I live.

Now John Barrowman is turning 50 and he’s doing the exact opposite thing my mom did. Everyone handles aging differently.

John Barrowman is letting his true colors show for his upcoming 50th birthday.

The buff-bodied, blue-eyed Arrow star celebrates the big 5-0 on March 11. In preparation, he shared a picture of his new buzzcut on his Facebook page.

But instead of the thick dark brown locks everyone is used to seeing, Barrowman gave the world a peak of his natural salt-and-pepper hair color, hold the pepper: 

You can check this out here. I think Barrowman should be happy with whatever hair color he wants. It’s his head and that’s all that matters. However, I’m still a firm believer in supporting your local hair colorist. He/she can take ten years off the way you look in less than a few hours. Frankly, I don’t get this whole concept about gray hair lately. I must be missing something.









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