Look fashion forward to Halston with Ewan McGregor
True fans of the late Roy Halston already dug deep into Halston, last year’s documentary that wore his last name. And it seemed like 2020 was going to give us another helping, this time a narrative mini-series starring Ewan McGregor as the late designer whose name defined sophisticated ’70s glamour. You know the punchline of that grim joke already, as production shut down several months ago. But when it’s safe to do so, it’ll up and run again on the series that promises a deep dive in the pool of ’70s excess. McGregor is, of course, still in. Rory Culkin will play the late gay director Joel Schumacher. The project is scripted by Ian Brennan (Glee) and Sharr White (The Affair), directed by Daniel Minahan (True Blood), and fittingly, very queerly executive produced by Christine Vachon and Ryan Murphy, among others. So all you have to do now is keep your look together until – well, OK, we have no idea until when, but the future is full of hope and yours to imagine. Have you even seen the documentary yet? Go watch the documentary. It’s great and Liza’s in it, so hurry up now.
Pedro Almodóvar and Tilda Swinton are shooting a movie now. Yes, now.
Undaunted and fully swaddled in protective gear, a new film is in production from prolific gay Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar and star Tilda Swinton. Nope, it’s not being shot via Zoom, but it is a one-person cast and, based on the publicity photo, Almodóvar might even be a one-person crew. The project is The Human Voice, a short feature based on the play of the same name from the legendary 20th-century queer French playwright and director Jean Cocteau. The action takes place in one act, involving the main character calling a former lover for the last time, as that person is due to marry another person the next day. The adaptation will update the action to the current century, but the psychological complexities will most certainly remain timeless. The project was due to begin earlier this year, but after some recalibrating of the logistics of how a film gets made in the middle of a global pandemic, director and star began shooting in Madrid last week.
Romeo San Vicente keeps in warm and gracious touch with all former lovers.