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Towleroad Gay News: Luca Guadagnino wants to make a Call Me by Your Name follow-up


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Luca Guadagnino wants to make a follow-up to ‘Call Me by Your Name’.

The 51-year-old director helmed the 2017 coming-of-age romance – that starred Timothee Chalamet and the disgraced Armie Hammer – and revealed that he wants to tell another story featuring Chalemet’s character Elio Perlman, although he is refusing to call it a sequel.

Speaking at the Telluride Film Festival, Luca said: “A sequel is an American concept.

“It’s more like the chronicles of Elio, the chronicles of this young boy becoming a man. It is something I want to do.”

Luca reunites with Timothee on the new film ‘Bones and All’, which tells the story of a pair of cannibalistic lovers who travel across the United States in the 1980s, and always had other projects in mind with the ‘Dune’ star.

The director said: “It’s not as if I left Timothee at the height of his booming success, and then I found him four years later. We kept close. I knew that there was not much time to wait until we worked together, but only for the right project.”

Chalamet is one of the most in-demand Hollywood stars and Luca is delighted to see the actor develop after working with him at a young age.

The ‘A Bigger Splash’ filmmaker said: “To see the humbleness and rigour with which he made his first steps toward stardom – this bright, feverish young man became this planetary star – made me so proud. There is a very beautiful bond between us.”

Luca explained that many gory scenes did not make the final cut of ‘Bones and All’ despite the gruesome premise.

He said: “We had way more.

“I shot so much more, but in the editing process, my editor and I were always clear that we should never be selfish about our capacity to portray horror.

“There was a lot of pain that was happening to our characters, a kind of sacred reverence. It was quite beautiful, humbling, reverential.”

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Towleroad Gay News: Liz Truss’s cabinet is Britain’s first without white man in top jobs


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By Andrew MacAskill and Humza Jilani

LONDON (Reuters) – The new British Prime Minister Liz Truss has selected a cabinet where for the first time a white man will not hold one of the country’s four most important ministerial positions.

Truss appointed Kwasi Kwarteng – whose parents came from Ghana in the 1960s – as Britain’s first Black finance minister while James Cleverly is the first Black foreign minister.

Cleverly, whose mother hails from Sierra Leone and whose father is white, has in the past spoken about being bullied as a mixed-race child and has said the party needs to do more to attract Black voters.

Suella Braverman, whose parents came to Britain from Kenya and Mauritius six decades ago, succeeds Priti Patel as the second ethnic minority home secretary, or interior minister, where she will be responsible for police and immigration.

The growing diversity is in part thanks to a push by the Conservative Party in recent years to put forward a more varied set of candidates for parliament.

British governments have until a few decades ago been made up of mostly white men. It took until 2002 for Britain to appoint its first ethnic minority cabinet minister when Paul Boateng was appointed chief secretary to the Treasury.

Rishi Sunak, whose parents came from India, was Kwarteng’s predecessor in the finance job and the runner-up to Truss in the leadership context.

“Politics has set the pace. We now treat it as normal, this diversity,” said Sunder Katwala, director of non-partisan think-tank British Future, which focuses on migration and identity. “The pace of change is extraordinary.”

However, the upper ranks of business, the judiciary, the civil service and army are all still predominately white.

And despite the party’s diversity campaign, only a quarter of Conservative members of parliament are women and 6% from minority backgrounds.

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Nevertheless, the Conservatives have the best track record of political firsts among the main political parties, including appointing the first Jewish prime minister in Benjamin Disraeli in 1868.

This is despite the fact ethnic minority voters are much more likely to back the opposition Labour party and the ruling party has faced accusations of racism, misogyny and Islamophobia.

Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson apologised in 2019 for describing Muslim women wearing burqas as looking like letter boxes.

The Conservatives have elected all three of Britain’s female prime ministers, Margaret Thatcher, Theresa May and now Truss. The first lawmaker of Asian descent, Mancherjee Bhownaggree in 1895, also came from the Conservatives.

Johnson assembled the youngest and most ethnically diverse Cabinet in history when he elected prime minister in 2019. His three finance ministers included two men of South Asian origin and one of Kurdish background.

The changes followed a years-long effort by former leader and Prime Minister David Cameron.

When he took over in 2005, the party had just two ethnic minority members of parliament out of 196, and he set out to ensure that his party more closely resembled the modern Britain it hoped to lead.

The next year, Cameron introduced a priority list of female and minority candidates to be selected, many for safe seats in the House of Commons. Truss was a beneficiary of this push.

“A key part of ensuring the strength and resilience of any group, including a political party, is the avoidance of everyone thinking and acting in the same way – the avoidance of group-think,” said James Arbuthnot, a member of the party board’s committee on candidates when Cameron introduced the changes.

But Kwarteng has played down the significance of his ethnicity. He has said that, although he experienced racist insults growing up in the eighties, he does not see himself as a symbol of anyone other than his constituents in Spelthorne, which borders London’s south-west suburbs.

“I actually think that it’s not that much of a big deal,” he said after being appointed as the first Black Conservative front-bench minister. “I think once you’ve made the point, I don’t think it’s something that comes up that much.”

(Reporting by Andrew MacAskill and Humza Jilani; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne)

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Towleroad Gay News: German bishop describes homosexuality as ‘God’s will’


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One of Germany’s most progressive Catholic bishops has described homosexuality as “God’s will,” saying in an interview that he had changed his opinion on the matter.

“Homosexuality is not a glitch on God’s part, but God’s will to the same extent as creation itself,” Helmut Dieser, the bishop of Aachen, told the weekly publication Christ & Welt.

“Yes, my view has changed,” he added.

The Catholic Church has traditionally regarded homosexuality as a sin. Today, the church claims that the disposition itself is not yet a transgression, but that homosexuality must not be acted upon.

Last year, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith reiterated that it was not permitted for Catholic clerics to bless homosexual partnerships.

Dieser said he was aware that Rome still interpreted homosexuality as a sin, adding that the very concept was questionable.

“When it comes to love, this variety of love, which is an erotic form, when the body becomes an expression of this love and the language of this love, then I think: love cannot be sin,” he said in the interview.

Whether a priest in his diocese blesses homosexual couples is a personal decision of conscience. This is also the case Dieser’s Roman Catholic diocese of Aachen.

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Towleroad Gay News: Katy Perry to star at True Colors Festival in Japan


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Katy Perry has been announced as a special guest for the True Colors Festival.

The 37-year-old pop star will be one of the big-name performers at the upcoming festival in Tokyo, Japan, where diversity and inclusion will be the focus of the celebrations.

Katy said: “What moved me to join True Colors Festival was the spirit and uniqueness of the festival’s message and the opportunity to share the stage with all these diverse artists. I’m excited to be back in Tokyo to perform at this inspiring event.”

Katy and all the other artists will perform at Japan’s Tokyo Garden Theatre on the evenings of November 19 and 20.

The two-hour concert will feature more than 90 singers, dancers and musicians, and fans have been told to expect a unique experience.

Sydney Tan, the creative and music director of the True Colors Festival, said: “It’s been a crazy roller-coaster ride putting together this mega concert across time zones and language barriers using WhatsApp, FaceTime, Email and Zoom … and in the midst of a global pandemic to boot! But what a wonderful privilege it’s been for me and my team. To seek out and to get to know each of these artists as friends, building relationships of trust and mutual respect.

“So, what can you expect at the Concert 2022? I believe you will experience incredible levels of performance in a show with the highest production values, featuring the True Colors artists performing alongside the one and only Katy Perry.

“But beyond that, I believe it’ll be our privilege to get a peek into the lives of these extraordinary performers, and we hope that we’ll all come away with a sense of feeling like we are a part of ‘One World’, belonging to ‘One Family’.”

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Towleroad Gay News: Queen Latifah insists on ‘no death’ clauses in her movie contracts


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Queen Latifah insists on having a ‘no death’ clause in her film contracts.

The ‘End of the Road’ star has revealed that she takes a long-term approach to all of her film projects, as she insists on having a ‘no death’ clause written in her contract because she wants to leave the door open for possible sequels.

The 52-year-old rapper – who starred in the 1996 crime heist movie ‘Set It Off’ – told ‘Entertainment Tonight’: “I was like, ‘I don’t get to do any sequels if I keep being this good at [dying].’ So I said, ‘Look, you gotta put a no death clause in these contracts so they can’t just kill me off like this. I’m never gonna get a sequel in!’”

Despite this, the rapper-turned-actress is willing to make a compromise for the right price.

She quipped: “I mean, of course, for the right price, you know. She dies! That s***’s in the script, you know?”

The ‘Ladies First’ hitmaker – who has won a host of awards during her career – is currently readying herself to star in the ‘Girls’ Trip’ sequel.

The original movie starred the likes of Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish and Jada Pinkett Smith, and the rapper revealed that the follow-up is already “locked and loaded”.

She said: “From everything I know it’s locked and loaded and ready to go. It’s just that somebody’s gotta make it happen.”

‘Girls Trip’ follows a group of four friends who go to New Orleans to attend the Essence Music Festival.

At the moment, the actress is “not quite sure” where the sequel will be located – though she confirmed “it will be international”.

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