Skip navigation! Story from TV Shows. Anne Cohen. When True Blood premiered 10 years ago this week, on September 7, , the country was on the brink of major change: The economy was in a full-on meltdown; Barack Obama was two months away from being elected as the first Black president of the United States; and California would became the first state to overturn its law allowing gay marriage with the passing of Proposition 8. In those turbulent times, True Blood felt like a way forward, a show that reflected the struggles facing progressives, but pointed towards a brighter future.
Joel Schumacher's film The Lost Boys is now known for being leather-clad, violent, youthful, and kind of sexy, but it was very nearly none of that. When the film was first conceived, The Goonies— also starring Corey Feldman—had come out two years prior and had been a huge success. The film was intended to be a " Goonies-style adventure aimed at children ," which was inspired by the idea of Peter Pan as a vampire. Despite that the film still hasn't escaped Goonies comparisons—partly because of Feldman's presence, but mostly for its silly, energetic vibe.
The best-established facts in relation to homosexuality point to developmental-psychological, not genetic or physiological, causation. The efforts of the last few decades to find evidence to support a biological theory have made it more doubtful than ever that such evidence will be found. Another factor closely associated with homosexuality is an imbalance in parent-child interaction, notably forms of over-influence of the opposite-sex parent in combination with a deficient relationship with the same-sex parent. Structured around this pivotal evidence from statistical as well as clinical research, homosexuality is explained here as a character neurosis.
Bruce LaBruce is a fan of skin. And it shows in his work. The first of these films brought LaBruce fame as a gay director with nothing to hide: he starred, and had sex in it.