Windy City Times - publishing since 1985  | May 21, 2020
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Eric Rosen, from About Face to the movie 'Netuser'

WCT: How did theater prepare you for film, and how was making a movie different from leading a theatrical production?
ER: The advantage of knowing how to write a play made writing Netuser a lot easier; the storytelling is exactly the same. What's different is that, in film, the actors are the first big thing you work with, and there were elements I hadn't done before, such as the editing process. The film shoot was about a week and it was very intense, with 18-hour days  READ MORE
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DRAG: Eureka O' Hara,'Here' and now   
Born in Johnson City, Tennessee, David Huggard transformed into drag personality Eureka O'Hara and began performing in the local gay club called New Beginnings. Competing in the pageant system around town prepared them for a future in performance art that has taken them around the world. O'Hara served fish on the ninth season of RuPaul's Drag Race and was immediately a frontrunner in the game. After a torn ligament forced them out of the competition, an open invitation from RuPaul brought them right back the following season. After eventually landing in the top three, their career took off afterwards with music video appearances and RuPaul's Drag Race Holi-slay Spectacular. READ MORE

Young gay filmmaker debuts LGBT romantic drama
A gay Massachusetts-based filmmaker will release his new LGBT-themed feature film, which he produced for the unheard-of sum of $400, to YouTube in late May. Director Josh Cox, 20, based the new film, Summer of Mesa, about two young women who fall in love on Cape Cod during the summer of 1985, on a short film that he produced a few years back. That short garnered more than half a million views on Youtube.  READ MORE

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