Discussion in 'Moopy TV' started by Phoenix, May 4, 2018.
This looks good
i think it looks overly glossy and sanitised and quite tone-deaf.
ryan murphy is so hit and miss.
Why tone deaf?
It looks potentially quite fun but the tone of the trailer is all over the shop
from the trailer it looks like the people on the ballroom scene were something glamorous almost fancy. i don't see any of the grit or indeed "realness" of what paris is burning showed. the whole thing looks like a 00s fashion shoot recreating ball culture.
Is this actually based on Paris Is Burning or anything? Or was Phoenix just making a connection?
It looks commercial and dilute as fuck, but all social trends/movement eventually become that way. So while I probably won't watch it, at least it's carrying drag forward. I'd rather have what looks like a corny drag Step Up than nothing at all and drag just fading away into obscurity as another fad.
So is anyone watching this? I'm up to episode 6, it's a bit sappy in places but I'm loving it. Episode 6 is especially moving.
I plan on watching it eventually, I just don't have the time. It's getting a good reception and has been renewed for season 2.
So why does @Suedey hate it?
so does it do the misery of our brothers and sisters justice or is it all FAB AND GLAM DARLING as the trailer suggests?
I'd say say it's both really. There's definitely glam but it also touches on the subjects of poverty, HIV, acceptance of gay and trans people, etc.
I've started watching this. the stories are mildly interesting, sure, but the acting is SHODDY to say the least
Has it ever been screened on UK tv?
thanks for asking, Bev luv, but I honestly don't know!
It wasn't to you, but thanks for answering, Mats, luv.
I don't like how moopy let this flop. It's a bit sickly sweet and the end of the season is all rainbows and lollipops (in case the show wasn't renewed) but it's worth watching.
It’s been renewed and nominated for a bunch of awards.
I'm sure it is upcoming, I think it is covered by the BBC's FX BULK BUY.
the CATEGORY is... LIIIVE
very enjoyable show and kudos for telling the story, warts and all. the niche ballroom revival that seems to be the scene du jour here in Copenhagen definitely feels more like a vanity project rather than knitting tight community bonds but maybe that's just the everpresent CYNIC in me...
and on that note, how I wish I could've gone to parties like that instead of the ego-stomping, straight-acting techno trend that permeates gay parties these years. it was fun to begin with but now I just wanna dance with somebody, wanna feel the heat with somebody
moving, yes, but those AIDS patients must've felt cheated. they were promised a cabaret and got two sad Disney-like songs instead
spamming, I know, but I need to add:
GET OFF THE STAGE, KATE MARA
Just watched episode 1 and enjoyed.
I never knew "push" by Dannii contained a sample
Thought it was enjoyable enough, with the potential to improve once they stop awkwardly explaining everything. The soundtrack was predictably excellent and I have been inspired to put on Diana's Swept Away. I
Bless the BBC taking the opportunity to cobble together a mini TOTP 2-esque companion show featuring music from the episode (and Lonnie Gordon).
What is THIS? I NEED.
Strike a Pose! - it aired after the main show on BBC2. I presume it is just a space filler in the schedule and only featured four performances (Chaka, Whitney, Cherrelle and Alexander O'Neal and Lonnie). It is on again this week.