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AT HOME WITH THE GAYS

In Ideal Home, a gay couple unexpectedly find themselves parents to a young boy. Both comedy and disaster ensue! Jeremy Smith spoke to the film’s director, Andrew Fleming.

DNA: What made you decide that this was the story you wanted to tell at this time?

Andrew Fleming: It was the characters, Paul and Erasmus. I tried to make a story happen with them but it didn’t work until somebody suggested they have a kid. I fact, I was in a long-term relationship with a man and was living with his son from a marriage to a woman. I was living a life like this. Different though; this isn’t an autobiography, but I found I had a lot to say.

Would you identify more with Erasmus then?

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We aren’t trumped! In this issue we celebrate 20 of the best reasons to still love the USA. From Stonewall to Broadway, from jockstraps to Tom Ford, from power gays running the show to mid-Western cowboy beefcake! Find out what else makes our hot list! In fashion, we uncover the sheer revolution in swimwear. That’s right, coming to a beach or pool near you soon, it’s tantalisingly sexy, almost see-thru swimwear. Roll on summer! We catch up with Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan, playing a gay couple who unexpectedly have a young son to bring up, in the new comedy, Ideal Home. We chat with director, Andrew Fleming. For a straight boy, Blake Appleqvist has worn a lot of drag. He’s been an angel in Kinky Boots and is now playing Miss Understood in Priscilla: The Musical. Find out how good this hunky young man looks in a frock! In other showbiz features, John Cameron Mitchell is bringing back his famous Hedwig And The Angry Inch character for a cabaret tour of Australia. He tells us about what Hedwig’s been doing, hanging out with his chum Nicole Kidman, and, er, getting wiggy with it! Plus, we review Puffs and Mt Buddy. Described at Facebook meets Ancestry.com for the LGBTIQ community, Capturing Rainbows chronicles over 40 years of America’s gay scene in fab retro photos and words. Find out all about it in our feature, The Extraordinary Lives Of Ordinary People. In the wild world of electro-pop there are two exiting new talents – The Hound and Renate. They’re both sexy/cool and we meet them in this issue. Don’t miss your favourite regulars: Dear Diva, Nuts! and Burnttoast, plus stacks of news, and some cool travel tips. We hope you enjoy the hot American hunks of James Franklin’s photography this issue and get a good read!