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    Here’s Where “Single All The Way” Rates In The Queer Holiday Movie Pantheon

    “It’s a shocking concept — actual queer people behind a queer movie.”

    On today's episode of BuzzFeed Daily, we broke down the top pop culture headlines AND discussed Single All the Way. You can listen below or scroll down to read more about the interview!

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    So let's dive right into it! Recently we talked to USA Today’s David Oliver about Netflix’s queer romcom Single All the Way. Here's an excerpt from our interview:

    BuzzFeed Daily: So, David, you wrote a piece about Single All the Way for USA Today and we wanted to have you on to talk about it. In the last few years, Hollywood has finally started making some content created by and centered around queer people. This includes holiday movies like last year's Happiest Season and The Christmas House. In your opinion, how do you think Single All the Way stands out in the queer holiday pantheon?

    Philemon Chambers and Michael Urie in Single All the Way

    BuzzFeed Daily: This movie is also special, because, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Philemon Chambers, who plays one of the leads, is the first Black actor to star in a queer holiday rom-com. Plus, all three gay male leads are played by gay men, and the movie was written by a gay man. While this might sound like a normal thing for a gay film, it's not that common. So how do you think that added to this film?

    Philemon Chambers in Single All the Way

    BuzzFeed Daily: You actually got to speak to a few members of the cast about their experience working on the movie. Did they share any insight about what it meant to them to be able to tell this story?

    BuzzFeed Daily: So it's time to talk about Jennifer Coolidge, who has been described as a gay icon. You know, the screenwriter Chad Hodge actually wrote the role of Sandy with her in mind. In my opinion, she was the best part of the film, but I am biased. I love her deeply. Did she become even more of a queer icon in your eyes because of this role?

    Jennifer Coolidge in Single All the Way

    BuzzFeed Daily: I do think every gay screenwriter writes at least one role in the film for Jennifer Coolidge, and then it's just a matter of if she's available, right?

    BuzzFeed Daily: All right, well, moving on, one of the big themes in your review is how this is a queer story that isn't about coming out or about not being accepted by your family or another kind of traumatic event. But rather it's just simply a rom-com about queer people. Do you think we're going to start to see even more TV and movies about queer stories that aren't traumatic?

    Philemon Chambers and Michael Urie in Single All the Way

    Moving on, in the rest of the show, we talked about Lady Gaga's thoughts on how method acting has affected her — and it sounds like it wasn’t always in a good way.

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    On an episode of the podcast Just for Variety, she revealed that the process was so intense she hired a psychiatric nurse to be with her toward the end of filming.

    She went on to say that she doesn’t want to quote “glorify” her methods, and that she doesn’t really know why she pushes herself so hard.

    "And I ask myself all the time why I do that. I’ve done some pretty extreme art pieces throughout my career — the things I’ve put my body through, my mind. It’s like a walnut of sadness in my stomach. I don’t know why I’m like that. I think that the best answer I could give you is I have a sort of romantic relationship with suffering for your art that I developed as a young girl, and it just sometimes goes too far. And when it does go too far, it can be hard to reel it in on your own."

    We also discussed our supreme jealousy of this couple who randomly got their photo taken by Cher.

    When we were coming out of movie I saw beautiful Couple.He Was taking Her pic….She had flowers I said … can I take your Pic….Had my mask on so they didn’t Know Who I was. MAYBE Just a crazy woman.. THAT ME

    Twitter: @cher

    She posted the picture on Twitter the other day, saying that when she was leaving a movie, she saw a “beautiful couple.” A guy was taking his partner’s photo, and Cher asked if she could take a picture of the two of them together. She had her mask on, so she figured they didn’t know who she was and figured she was “MAYBE Just a crazy woman.”

    The tweet quickly went viral, and the couple ended up seeing it. The woman replied: “Omg! That's me, and it was my birthday! Wow! I can't believe it!”, and her partner responded: “​​Wow! So we really did meet CHER! This night will certainly be remembered forever.”

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