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Filmmaker John Waters gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Filmmaker John Waters got a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Legendary gay filmmaker John Waters has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The 77-year-old officially joined the Hollywood figures immortalised on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles with an unveiling ceremony (above) this week. “God, here I am, closer to the gutter than ever,” John Waters quipped in a speech. “The Hollywood Walk …

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The Little Mermaid’s makeup artist hits back at Ursula criticism

The Oscar-winning makeup artist on Disney’s new live-action The Little Mermaid has hit out at critics of his work transforming actress Melissa McCarthy into Ursula the sea witch. British hair and makeup designer Peter King’s skills on The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King won him an Oscar in 2003. But after …

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Forget Ursula: Check out Divine’s top looks

Forget Disney’s de-dragified Ursula. Instead, check back in with the OG. Because, honestly, they broke the mold after Divine. Let’s face it, Melissa McCarthy’s Ursula looks like what would happen if Florida made a law that only Sunday School teachers can do drag. Divine’s influence made Ursula special. Up till now, the character had charisma, …

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Melissa McCarthy’s Ursula drag makeup is getting dragged

Disney just offered a glimpse at Melissa McCarthy’s transformation into Ursula for the upcoming live-action ‘Little Mermaid,’ and honey, the library is open. Last month, fans were treated to the first teaser trailer of Disney’s live-action Ursula, with many drag queens quickly clocking the closeups of her ‘suspicious’ eye makeup. But now, with the release …

Melissa McCarthy channeled inner drag queen for Ursula

In a recent interview with¬†Entertainment Weekly, Melissa McCarthy revealed that her upcoming portrayal of the cunning sea witch Ursula in The Little Mermaid reboot draws heavy inspiration from drag queen culture. The iconic Disney sea witch has become a cultural staple for Disney Gays everywhere, and it’s by no accident. Early in the animation process …

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Queerversaries, today’s birthday: Divine

The star of the cult film Pink Flamingos was one of the most radical performers to ever find mainstream success. Undoubtedly the most famous drag queen of his day, Divine’s influence on drag endures today. Harris Glenn Milstead’s Baltimore childhood encompassed both privilege and adversity. “I was an only child in, I guess, your upper-middle-class …