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Eli Rarey’s ‘The Exterminator’ Premieres at Atlanta Shorts Fest (7.15.16)

Brenden Shucart in Eli Rarey’s ‘The Exterminator’ (That’s my “skeptical face.”)

A few summers ago my friend Eli Rarey (The Famous Joe Project, Hard Decisionsshowed me a script he had written, and I instantly fell in love. It was about a gay guy living on his own after a break-up, and the exterminator who shows up to deal with an uncanny infestation. The story was melancholy and absurdly funny—and it tracked very neatly to where I was in my life at that moment. Now the short film that we made out of that awesome script, The Exterminator, is premiering this weekend at the Atlanta Shorts Fest.

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Brontez Purnell’s ‘100 Boyfriends Mixtape’ Premiers at Outfest Saturday

photo by Stephen Quinones

Wednesday is “friends’ day” here at The Novus, as well as in my everyday life. This week I’d like to draw your attention to 100 Boyfriend’s Mixtape, a new film by my very talented friend Brontez Purnell which is premiering this Saturday at Outfest.

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VivvyAnne ForeverMORE is Living The Dream (In L.A.!)

VivvyAnne ForeverMORE!

Last week i was joined on The Novus by the lovely and gracious VivvyAnne ForeverMORE to talk about the show she recently co-produced: Work MORE! 7: Daughters of a Riot, which was a celebration of San Francisco’s hidden queer history, via the mediums of drag performance, signing, burlesque, and dance. By all accounts it was an amazing program, and now Vivvy is making her way to L.A.

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The Shape of Home

Brenden reads the “Army of Lovers” Speech from Plato’s ‘Symposium’

For different people home means different things. For some it might be their childhood home, or the city they grew up in, or the apartment they share with their lover or best friend. For me, home is an altogether different kind of place.

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James Cerne on Nightlife, Gay Culture, & the Influence of Mario Diaz

James Cerne & Brenden Shucart (me!) in Eli Rarey’s ‘Hard Decisions’

In this episode I have the great pleasure to sit down with my Hard Decisions co-star, James Cerne.

Last year, as we labored lovingly to bring writer/director Eli Rarey‘s script for  to life, I found my becoming increasingly fascinated; I’d known James for just about as long as I’ve lived in Los Angeles, but working side-by-side I quickly realized that I barely knew him at all.

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