The Daily T LOunge for June 23, 2020

Posted on June 23, 2020

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Luxury with a side of tacky! That’s what we’re all about today. Indulge in a little plush, a little glitter, a little sparkle and shine. You deserve it, darlings. Live today as if you were the world’s most celebrated drag queen. We are currently celebrating the news that the Venice Film Festival will be going ahead in September, with a plan to have “socially distanced red carpets.” Darlings, have you ever heard such a beautiful phrase? The heavens opened up and we could hear the angels singing. You have no idea how much we miss red carpets. We and the Fug Girls were practically ecstatic over the news on social media. No one else cared as much as the four of us. You may sit here thinking “What’s the big deal?” but trust: the first time you get to criticize some starlet’s ugly shoes, you will remember what you’ve missed.

Today is TUESDAY. Hang in there.

How are we all doing? And by “we,” we mean you, since we’re always going on and on about ourselves. While you’re considering your answer to that question, feel free to sample from our menu of distractions today:


Hollywood Remembers Joel Schumacher, Director of Iconic Films, Master of Camp
Joel Schumacher started out in Hollywood designing costumes for a Joan Didion-written film, managed to put nipples on George Clooney’s Batsuit, directed a Brat Pack classic, and almost single-handedly got the rest of Hollywood to take Matthew McConaughey and Colin Farrell seriously as leading men. His career managed to weave between—and sometimes together—a certain idea of ’90s studio prestige and all-out camp like no other director. And he did it all as the most high-profile openly gay director of his era.


Curators Urge Guggenheim to Fix Culture That ‘Enables Racism’
A letter to the director, signed by “The Curatorial Department,” outlines steps the museum should take to diversify its staff, board and exhibitions.


Heading Outdoors for a Socially Distant Getaway? Try These Apps
Views, trails, the best takeaway food and where to find an evil clown sign, not to mention a Jell-O museum, can all be found with these apps for the outdoors-bound.


Is Meghan Markle Considering a Political Career Thanks to Black Lives Matter?
The duchess is still weighing her options, but she reportedly wants to get involved — or maybe even run for president.
Even though she couldn’t actually speak up when Donald Trump called her nasty, Meghan never went totally silent on the issues she cares most about, like empowering women and combating domestic violence. Earlier this month, [Meghan discussed the death of George Floyd and her feelings about systemic racism in a commencement speech she gave to the girls at the high school she herself attended. According to a report in the Daily Mail, Meghan is excited about the role she can play in this moment of American history—and she might even take that energy all the way to elected office.


Laverne Cox Is Auctioning Off a Piece of Red Carpet History for a Good Cause
It’s been almost a year since Laverne Cox made a headline-making turn on the Emmys red carpet with a custom rainbow Edie Parker clutch that read: Oct 8, Title VII, Supreme Court. It was a powerful reminder of the day when the Supreme Court fought arguments on whether LGBTQ workers should be protected by Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, a law that “prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin.” (This past week, the Supreme Court ruled that the civil rights law should indeed protect gay and transgender workers from workplace discrimination, a historic ruling.)


The 50 Most Exotic and Beautiful Beaches Around the World
For those moments you need something to look forward to, allow me to present: the most dazzling and jaw-dropping beaches around the world. Get out your bucket list and a pen, and prepare yourself some intense vacation inspiration.


The First Trailer For Hamilton On Disney+ Will Leave You Feeling ‘Satisfied’
A filmed version of the blockbuster musical Hamilton will hit Disney+ on July 3, and the powerful first trailer has us counting down the days.
The one-minute clip showcases the talents of the original Broadway cast, who will be reprising their roles in the historical show. Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and titular star of Hamilton, performs alongside Tony winners Leslie Odom, Jr. as Aaron Burr, Daveed Diggs as the Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson, and Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler. They’re joined by Tony nominees Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton, Christopher Jackson as George Washington, and Jonathan Groff as King George, as well as the original ensemble cast.





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