In the early-to-mid 1980s, if you were a gay man in Washington working in politics, chances are you ended up on L Street near Capitol Hill, at a bar called Lost & Found.
The slightly down-at-the-heels-looking bar, which attracted a lot of Hill staffers, few of them fully out of the closet back at the office, featured occasional drag shows and a crowded dance floor, and had the distinctive architectural feature of no windows looking out onto the street, giving patrons a level of protection, a cocoon of safety from unwary passers-by.
Hess remains something of an enigma to the audience, which is why his real-life story may seem so tantalizing to viewers.
Yes, there are those artfully staged flashbacks, but Mr.
There was more of a ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ environment they enjoyed, and a number of them would say, ‘Don’t worry about that, we’ll talk about that privately.’ ” And Ms.
Kavanagh (who is a Democrat) recalled that in addition to his beliefs about limited government, Mr. Hess is shown toward the end with what appears to be Kaposi’s sarcoma, a form of skin cancer common among early victims. Dahllof, said this did not occur in real life, but there’s little question the disease caused Mr.
In the meantime, all this effort to paint today's Bond girls as women who are much more than the film's eye candy, thank you very much, means they totally lack the mischief and fun of their unreconstructed older sisters.Harris is all for ditching the term entirely, it turns out. Faced with a Sixties hangover of - as another 007 paramour, Honor Blackman, puts it - "bimbos who falls flat on [their] back[s] when she sees Bond", the tactic is to stress how tough, motivated, and multi-talented these characters really are.Often, it sounds more like they are off to a job interview than to exchange smouldering glances with James over a martini. They may have ditched the double entendre names, but today's Bond girls just tend to be not quite as memorable as their predecessors, or impressive as their newer rivals.There was an outdoor area where people could drink and look at the stars, but even that was shielded from public view.It was here that you might find Michael Hess, a lawyer for the Republican National Committee during the Reagan and Bush administrations, and something of a regular (at least during his early days in Washington). J.-ing, something he did at local clubs and at a radio station at George Washington University, where he was known for his eclectic taste, which ran from Grace Jones to the Grateful Dead. Hess, who grew up in the Midwest, was raised in a Catholic family and graduated from Notre Dame and the George Washington law school. Hess’s life is at the center of “Philomena,” a film starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan that is based on the real-life story of an elderly Irishwoman’s search for the son she was forced to give up for adoption 50 years earlier and was desperate to find.