Oscar 2020 surprises with diversity, a queer opening

By Susan Hornik

The 92nd annual Academy Awards started off with a bang, with gender fluid, pansexual singer/actress Janelle Monae and the illustrious gay actor/singer Billy Porter killing it in their opening duet. Amid performers dressed as characters from snubbed films, she sang: “It’s time to come alive, because the Oscars is so white!”

Watching the extraordinary Monae perform, the influence of Prince on her music is evident. “I’m so proud to stand here as a black, […]


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