It was real Earn is poor. As a working-class guy who’s in an on-again-off-again relationship with the mother of his child and who is technically homeless, we catch a glimpse of his pathetically small paycheck and watch him equally struggle to pay for a kid’s meal ( for himself ) as he does a rare dinner date. The show’s main character struggles making money. Photo by Screenshot/Xiomara Blanco Financial strife isn’t the sexiest subject matter for a TV show , but “Atlanta” digs into the realistic portrayal of a black, middle-class worker dealing with the shitty cards he’s been dealt. Throughout the show, honest and vulnerable conversations about Earn’s well-intentioned attempts to navigate fatherhood and the messiness of his romantic relationship oscillate amid casual philosophizing over the purpose of life and the long, winding road to happiness and fulfillment. It was surreal The intentionally slow pacing of “Atlanta” paired with absolute absurdities results in eerie, surreal scenes that end up feeling more like a bizarre fever dream than a TV show. Among the weirder moments of the first season are an invisible car, a deadly drug deal in the woods with the Migos rappers , an out of control black pop star named Justin Bieber and a to-go box of chicken that mysteriously lights up like the briefcase in “Pulp Fiction.” The show seems to make a point that it, like life, sometimes fails to make sense. The surreal moments and slow pacing are what makes gives the show “Twin Peaks” vibes. Photo by Screenshot/Xiomara Blanco That super-meta episode If you only watch one episode, it should be “B.A.N. ” Instead of the normal-weird episode of “Atlanta,” it’s an ambitious meta episode that’s shot as a show within a show airing on the fictional Black America Network — spoof commercials and all.
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“George was probably the first gay pop star in the modern era, who was totally unabashed about gay sexuality,” Martin Aston, a music journalist and author of ” Breaking Down the Walls of Heartache: How Music Came Out ,” told NBC Out. Play George Michael, Pop Superstar and Music Legend, Dies at 53 2:01 autoplay autoplay Copy this code to your website or blog Even though Michael was forced out of the closet, once Thanks he was out, Aston noted, “he took a great leap forward” and “came out guns blazing.” Infamous Outing Michael’s moment of liberation followed what seemed at first to be a time of deep humiliation. He was blessed with sensual good looks and an exquisite voice, attributes he used to become first a teenybopper heartthrob and then a mature solo artist with videos that played http://johnsullivanvoice.boxcrack.net/2016/08/05/because-if-you-have-a-children-you-can-find-all-the-special-care-for-your-baby-and-a-special-relax-for-yourself Enjoyed reading this up his considerable appeal. He kept his cheers own sexual orientation private, until he was arrested in 1998 for lewd conduct in a public toilet in Los Angeles after being spotted by a male undercover police officer. In an earlier era, that might have doomed his career. Instead of retreating, however, Michael made a single and video “Outside” that ridiculed the charges against him and mocked the Los Angeles police officers who busted him. The memorable image of the two uniformed policemen kissing in the video both funny and outrageous at the time helped Michael come out as a proud gay man. LGBTQ Legacy Despite his infamous outing, “he never dealt with [his sexuality] in terms of shame,” Aston told NBC Out. “He realized he had to be true to himself, and that had to have helped bust that closet door open.” George Michael performs on stage, Australia, March 1988. Michael Putland / Getty Images Aston referred to the late pop star as a “very good role model” and credited him with helping pave the way for openly gay contemporary artists such as Adam Lambert and Sam Smith.
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