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Tom & Lorenzo’s Pop Style Opinionfest

26
Feb 2021

Navigating the Painful History and Awful Legacy of “It’s a Sin”

T Lo talk about the HBO Max drama about the '80s AIDS crisis, "It's a Sin" from the perspective of two gay men who remember those days. A personal and historic journey through the worst years of recent queer history and a bit of an explanation of why older gays are so bad about accepting younger queer identities. 

19
Feb 2021

Let’s Fight Over Meghan and Harry

T Lo debate/argue about all the latest news from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Are they hypocrites? Whiners? Justifiably pissed off? All of the above? PLUS: New York (Virtual) Fashion Week, why "WandaVision" should stick to its weekly release schedule and our thoughts on heading into Year Two of pandemic cultural coverage.

12
Feb 2021

The Britney Spears Reckoning

T Lo talk about the "Framing Britney Spears" documentary, celebrity culture, and how they had to reckon with their own blogging past. PLUS: A discussion on why "WandaVision" perfectly replicates a specific comic-reading experience, why you should watch HBO's "Lady and the Dale," and a little argument regarding how the "Sex and the City" reboot is dealing with the Samantha question.

4
Feb 2021

Golden Globes Snubs and a Model Second Daughter

T Lo talk about the disappointing and weird Golden Globes nominations and why they matter, even though they shouldn't. Plus: Ella Emhoff's big-time modeling contract and why they're not thrilled to see the second daughter cashing in so quickly, even if it doesn't count as a scandal. Also: The "Sex and the City reboot! Bad idea or TERRIBLE idea?

29
Jan 2021

When All Culture Becomes Junk Culture

T Lo talk about the "Sandman" casting news, celebrate the work of Cicely Tyson and Cloris Leachman, review "Call My Agent" and then bat around the question of what's happening to the culture after a year of lockdown. Are we consuming our culture like junk food?

21
Jan 2021

The Politics of Fashion

T Lo take a look at all the fashions of the Biden inauguration and explain exactly why talking about political fashion is both important and necessary.

11
Jan 2021

How Vogue did Kamala Harris Wrong

T Lo take a look at the controversy surrounding Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris' covers for Vogue magazine, bringing their knowledge of the magazine's style and inner workings along with their perception of VP Harris' own style and why they two were bound to fail when you put them together. All that plus their reactions to the "Sex and the City" reboot!

23
Dec 2020

T Lo’s Holiday Entertainment Guide

T Lo give their thoughts on a whole bunch of holiday home-viewing options, with reviews of "Tenet," "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," "Bridgerton" and "Wonder Woman 1984." PLUS: Why Tom may never watch "The Mandalorian" again!

11
Dec 2020

Movie Talk: The Controversies Surrounding “Mank” and “The Prom”

T Lo review "Mank" and respond to the critical kerfuffle surrounding its mythmaking and then tackle Ryan Murphy's "The Prom" and the charges of "gayface" in casting James Corden. PLUS: Dumb online controversies and why they keep happening!

4
Dec 2020

“The Crown” Meltdown, Elliot Page and the Scary Decline of Movie Theaters

T Lo talk about the silliness surrounding the calls for "The Crown" to label itself fiction, discuss Elliot Page's announcement and how to talk and write about trans celebrities, and respond to the shocking Warner Brothers plan to release their 2021 slate of films on HBO Max.

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