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History of the Action Figure, Part 2: Sometimes Less Really Does Mean More

‘Star Wars’ action figures break all expectations, the industry standard gets smaller and one line moves from action figure to cartoon

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This New ‘Jem and the Holograms’ Fan Film Is Truly, Truly, Truly Outrageous

We’re loving the new ‘Jem’ fan film, ‘Truly Outrageous,’ created by people who truly loved and understood the original ’80s cartoon series

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Gayest Episode Ever: That Time on ‘Cheers’ When Diane Pushed Back Against Gay Panic

Diane Chambers takes on heterosexual hysteria in a stellar sitcom episode that has Sam Malone realizing that gay customers are welcome in his bar

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Film
This Re-Edited ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Trailer Imagines a 1983 Version of the Oscar-Winning Movie

The expertly edited Call Me By Your Name 1980s trailer reimagines the film as ‘Call Me,’ a teen comedy in the vein of ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’

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Say Hello, Wave Goodbye: A Brief History of Soft Cell to Celebrate the Upcoming Farewell Concert

Soft Cell, the pioneering gay synthpop act from the 1980s are playing their farewell concert later this year

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Culture
These Fire Island Polaroids Offer Us a Rare Glimpse Into a Lost Gay World

Currently on exhibit in New York City, the photos — taken by artist Tom Bianchi between 1975-83 — document a lost ‘golden age’ for gay men

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Entertainment
How Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s Gay, Controversial Music Videos Shaped the ’80s

Frankie Goes to Hollywood was sadly short-lived, but they remain hugely influential in music — and much of that is thanks to their innovative music videos

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Entertainment
That Time the Incredible Hulk Was Almost Raped by Gay Men at the YMCA

In 1980’s “A Very Personal Hell” from ‘Rampaging Hulk #23,’ the Hulk narrowly escaped being raped by a pair of gay men at the YMCA

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Film
6 Things I Love and Hate About the Film ‘Longtime Companion’

It’s one of the realest depictions on-screen of the AIDS epidemic—it was back then, and it still is to this day

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Film
I Just Watched Adventures In Babysitting For The First Time Ever

Does the Chris Columbus ’80s classic Adventures in Babysitting hold up when you watch it with adult eyes? The answer may shock you! (If you are easily shocked.)

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