brideshead revisited

BRIDESHEAD REVISITED, homosexuality and faith — then and now

Article: BRIDESHEAD REVISITED, homosexuality and faith — then and now

English author Evelyn Waugh’s conversion to Catholicism in 1930 was as big a news item in its day as Tom Cruise’s Oprah-couch moment professing love (to a woman) was in ours. It made the newspaper. I don’t need to remind you of TomKat’s fate; but unlike that ill-fated union, Waugh departed this life dedicated to his religion. What’s the connection, beyond Oprah and her book club? For me it’s the subtext of homosexuality and the belief in a higher power that endures in our culture. And in Julian Jarrold’s BRIDESHEAD REVISITED — airing Sunday at 8P — the elephant in Waugh’s novel is handled as tenderly as possible.

This week on Sundance Channel: Everybody loves a bisexual period drama

Article: This week on Sundance Channel: Everybody loves a bisexual period drama

This week on Sundance Channel, we’ve got samplings of culture from Germany, Belgium, and New York City. With the exception of THE WAVE, most of these indulge a lighter side: just what we need in the dark days ahead.  We’ve got something for every one, from MAN ON WIRE to a period romance with bisexual undertones.