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Creepy ‘House of Hammer’ docuseries may be the final nail in the coffin for Armie Hammer’s career
It doesn’t look like actor (and alleged Cayman Islands timeshare salesman?) Armie Hammer‘s career will be bouncing back any time soon.The upcoming Discovery+ docuseries House of Hammer comes out early next month and the content surrounding the Call Me By Your Name star specifically seems damning.The trailer for the series is packed full of voice memos and messages from the 35-year-old actor that range from creepy and uncomfortable to downright violent.Most of these messages were part of the leak from the “@houseofeffie” Instagram story in early 2021 that brought the abuse and cannibalism allegations to the public consciousness in the first place.Folks began to suspect the Death on the Nile actor of genuine cannibalistic tendencies after one of the leaked DMs featured him writing “I am 100% a cannibal.”Related: Hold up… Is Armie Hammer really broke and selling timeshares in the Caymans?Also featured in the series are testimonials from his aunt, author Casey Hammer, as well as multiple women he’s been with in the past.“If you believe in making deals with the devil, the Hammers are top of the totem pole,” says Aunt Casey, who first exposed the dark history of her mega-rich family in her 2015 memoir Surviving My Birthright.Courtney Vucekovich, one of the main interviewees of the docuseries, is shown discussing the weight of Hammer’s constant affinity for rope-play and dominance before tearing up and requesting a break.Related: Studio fails spectacularly at trying to edit Armie Hammer out of ‘Death on the Nile’ trailerIt seems the show will focus as much on the Hammer family and the generations of men to come before Armie as it will on his specific wrongdoings.We still never got full confirmation on whether he really was
Angelica Ross to Be First Trans Lead in Broadway’s Chicago
Angelica Ross is making history in her Broadway debut as the first trans lead in the revival of the musical Chicago, which will premier September 12.From September to November, Ross will star as Roxie Hart in an eight-week limited engagement. Her first show will take place at Ambassador Theater in New York City, according to Playbill. Known for her breakthrough roles as Candy Ferocity in the groundbreaking, Emmy-nominated series Pose and as Nurse Rita in American Horror Story, Ross will take on Roxie after Pamela Anderson performed as the same character in her own limited run earlier this year.Anthony Allen Ramos Vice President of Communications & Talent at GLAAD said in a statement, "Chicago's Roxie Hart is one of the most recognizable, iconic, and beloved characters in the history of Broadway, and a true talent like Angelica Ross will delight audiences with her impressive acting, singing and performance skills.” “Angelica is also a respected leader in the transgender community, and joins L Morgan Lee as trans women of color currently starring on Broadway," Ramos said.L Morgan Lee was the first Black trans woman to earn a Tony nomination for her role in A Strange Loop.Playbill notes that Ross will join a small group of out trans performers to play lead roles on Broadway — those performers include Wicked's Alexandra Billings, Head Over Heels' Peppermint, and Straight White Men's Kate Bornstein.In addition to her Broadway debut, she released her first music video and single "Only You" this past June.
Moneyboys, jock socks, and a queer biker gang: 10 must-see titles from San Francisco’s Frameline46
Frameline International LGBTQ+ Film Festival, the Bay Area’s annual celebration that proudly claims the title of the “world’s largest queer film fest.” Organized by the San Francisco-based queer media arts foundation Frameline, the event returns this June 16-26, showcasing more than 125 films from over 30 countries in some of the city’s best venues—including the historic Castro Theatre, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this summer.As always, the festival lineup is an embarrassment of riches, a jaw-dropping collection of world premieres, centerpiece screenings, shorts programs, and so much more. There’s even some television this year, with a presentation of the new Queer As Folk reboot, and and opening night gala showing of the upcoming A League Of Their Own series featuring a Q&A with some surprise guests.Under the theme “The Coast Is Queer,” the 46th edition of the festival welcomes film lovers from all over to the Bay Area, but will also offer up national streaming encores for many of its titles so that you can catch the best and the queerest of international cinema no matter where you are.With that in mind, Queerty has assembled a preview of Frameline46, highlighting some of the most exciting films to screen at this year’s fest that you won’t want to miss.