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Sunset Curve: A Hollywood Tragedy
July 29, 1995
Last week the music industry lost an up and coming band that would have taken the world by storm and topped the charts. Sunset Curve was a local band out of Hollywood having sold out its showcase on Saturday. Unfortunately, the band never made it to the stage.
Three of its members, Luke, Alex and Reggie tragically died when they ate bad street hot dogs. It was supposed to be their biggest night, opening live at the Orpheum Theatre on the Sunset Strip. They were only 17. There was a surviving band member, Bobby, but no one has been able to track him down and talk to him about his friends dying that fateful night. The band had a demo with four songs: Now or Never, Late Last Night, Lakeside Reflection and In Your Starlight. They were a young and talented group that would have left their mark on the music scene. Rest in peace, Sunset Curve.
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You know what I really like about Alex from Julie and the Phantoms?
He wasn’t a gay stereotype TV always have.
The way he dresses isn't flamboyant like other TV show gays. He had the same fashion as the other phantoms. He just looked like a 90s grunge/punk teenage boy.
He didn't talk in that one accent almost all TV show gays share.
The only thing kinda stereotypical he did was the dancing.
And even his sassy remarks came off as more sarcastic and chill.
Then how we find out. The guys already know. There's not a big reveal or coming out scene. Just Alex is gay. The fact that it was even SAID. It wasn't just subtext, we didn't have to guess or assume. They say it outloud. "Gay" wasn't used as a bad word in a kids show. It was just a fact about him.
Even the "Alex is emotional" joke doesn't seem like a hurtful stereotype. The joke at first is Alex cries sure but then the very next scene it shows Luke & Reggie crying and he calls them emotional.
And everything with Willie. Its so relaxed and easy. There is no crisis. No I like a straight guy who turns out to hate me when I come out. No unnecessary homophobic scene. They are also both dead already so we don't even have to deal with that "all gay couples end in tragedy" thing either. It's clearly mutual.
Its so obvious they like each other too. I mean the museum date?
How Willie always grabs Alex's hand.
The "There's a lot to um... like here" while giving the 😍 eyes.
The "I'd do anything for you" departure before that HUG.
Even when Luke finds out he has a crush. Its just a best friend teasing not a making fun of a gay kid. The "I'm happy for you Alex."
I just really loved this gay representation & think we need more like it.
PS: flamboyant gay guys are 100% valid I just think diversity is important for LGBTQ+ Rep.
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i think that the scene in episode one where the boys realize that people can hear them play is so important to reggie’s character.
the first gif is from when julie yells at them to stop playing. reggie is the first one to stop, and you can see how quickly his face changes from happy to nervous. he’s probably used to yelling and knows that when someone yells, you listen. he’s also the only one who seems affected by julie shouting.
the second gif is when julie says “stay out of this” to reggie. there’s not much explaining to this BUT LOOK HOW SAD HE LOOKS. he immediately goes quite, looks down, and starts fidgeting with his hands. like he’s used to being yelled at.
i just think it’s so important to realize how much reggie is hurting. it’s addressed that his parents fought with each other a lot, but honestly i think his parents yelled at him a lot too. he’s the only phantom that gets genuinely scared whenever someone raises their voice and it makES ME SO UPSET BC HES JUST A CUTE HIMBO WHO DESERVES THE WORLD i’m gonna stop typing now bc i could talk about him for hours
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