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'The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin': Film Review | Provincetown 2017

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The key paradox to emerge from Jennifer M. Kroot's The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin is that the counterculture-era Dickens of San Francisco's Lgbt community was the son of an unapologetic white supremacist, whose connections helped him land his first TV writing gig, working for arch conservative Jesse Helms, of all people. Few readers devouring Maupin's cherished Tales of the City books can have guessed that the creator of Anna Madrigal, the enigmatic, weed-smoking trans landlady of 28 Barbary Lane, was in fact the great-great-grandson of a Confederate general who became a congressman in order to defend his slave-owner rights.

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- David Rooney

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Bradley Cooper Crashes Kris Kristofferson's Glastonbury Set to Film 'A Star Is Born' Scenes

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Bradley Cooper surprised fans at Glastonbury on Friday by shooting scenes from his upcoming film A Star Is Born at the U.K. festival.

Cooper is directing and starring in the film alongside Lady Gaga. On Friday, he appeared onstage ahead of Kris Kristofferson's set and performed for the crowd and cameras, albeit with his guitar volume turned off to the audience, as NME reports. He and Gaga filmed similar scenes at Coachella in April.

Before leaving the stage, Cooper thanked the audience: "You guys were awesome, that was great — it's my sheer pleasure to introduce Kris Kristofferson."

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- Colin Stutz, Billboard

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