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‘Listen Up Philip:’ A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Jerk

'Listen Up Philip:' A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young JerkListen Up Philip opens as the young novelist Philip Lewis Friedman (Jason Schwartzman, in the role of his career) offers a thorough dressing down to an ex-girlfriend and later a college classmate; a nastier, more directly pointed remix of the opening of The Social Network minus any of Zuckerberg’s passive-agressiveness. The most acclaimed writer of this generation right on the eve of publishing his second novel, they never saw Philip’s potential or lived up to their own. He wants them to know that he has no need for them now—what did they ever do? I am a brilliant young male living in Brooklyn, hear me roar. [ more › ]



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Transgender Porn Star & Activist Buck Angel To Screen Documentary at Stonewall Library in Broward

On Monday, November 3, at 7 pm, at ArtServe Auditorium and Stonewall National Library at 1300 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Buck Angel, transgender activist, educator and porn pioneer, will speak at a screening of “Mr. Angel,” the documentary of his life story. This screening is co-presented by Stonewall National Museum & Archives and The Pride Center. Following the film in ArtServe Auditorium, a meet-and-greet reception with Buck Angel will take place, next door, at Stonewall National Library & Archives. The Pride Center will also provide free, confidential, HIV rapid testing, condom distribution and HIV education. This event is FREE and open to the public. Refreshments provided.

Shot over six years, the film “Mr. Angel” chronicles the extraordinary life of transgender activist, educator and porn pioneer, Buck Angel. Buck has survived addiction, homelessness, suicide and relentless opposition to his gender expression. Still, he lives his truth without compromise or apology.

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This feature length documentary explores Buck Angel’s moving story to understand the complexities of someone who overcame incredible obstacles, then shamelessly sought the spotlight and its backlash, to share his message of empowerment. An inspirational story of rare perseverance and an unlikely hero.

The film has screened at Rio International, Frameline, Indianapolis International, London LGBT, Brooklyn International, and Tokyo LGBT Film festivals… among others. “Mr. Angel” received the best documentary award at the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival.

About Buck Angel

Buck Angel was born a biological female. From as early as he can remember, he knew he was male on the inside. Even his parents and siblings treated him like he was a boy until he reached puberty. That’s when the conflict began, which escalated to extreme drug and alcohol addiction and multiple suicide attempts.

In the midst of this volatile period, he became an internationally renowned female model, a lifestyle that only added to his drug use and unresolved gender identity.

In 2003, Buck Angel made history as the Adult Industry’s first female-to-male Porn Star and Adult-film producer. Since then, his career has evolved into education and mainstream media

Stonewall National Museum & Archives is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c) (3) that promotes understanding through preserving and sharing the proud culture of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their significant role in society. Learn more at stonewall-museum.org.

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Extra, Extra: Traumatic Tales Of Self-Pleasuring

Extra, Extra: Traumatic Tales Of Self-Pleasuring Because masturbating can be traumatic, check out today’s end-of-day links: Russian weed company buys Ebola.com, creepy Google employee, romcom money, new ‘Harry Potter’ story, Ariana Grande scared of Ebola, and little dog plays dead. Don’t forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]



NY & NJ Announce Mandatory 21 Day Ebola Quarantine Policy

NY & NJ Announce Mandatory 21 Day Ebola Quarantine Policy Mayor de Blasio said earlier today that local officials would “insist upon cooperation” with anyone returning from any Ebola-infected area, and now state officials have gone one further: Gov. Andrew Cuomo and NJ Gov. Chris Christie announced a mandatory 21-day quarantine for travelers arriving at JFK and Newark Liberty airports who may have had contact with Ebola-infected patients overseas. [ more › ]



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‘Listen Up Philip:’ A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Jerk

'Listen Up Philip:' A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young JerkListen Up Philip opens as the young novelist Philip Lewis Friedman (Jason Schwartzman, in the role of his career) offers a thorough dressing down to an ex-girlfriend and later a college classmate; a nastier, more directly pointed remix of the opening of The Social Network minus any of Zuckerberg’s passive-agressiveness. The most acclaimed writer of this generation right on the eve of publishing his second novel, they never saw Philip’s potential or lived up to their own. He wants them to know that he has no need for them now—what did they ever do? I am a brilliant young male living in Brooklyn, hear me roar. [ more › ]



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