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Wes Hurley
Wes Hurley is a Seattle-based filmmaker, born and raised in Russia's Far East. His films, including the award-winning documentary Waxie Moon, have screened around the world. His last feature, a queer, pop-art comedy-musical called Fallen Jewel, enjoys a cult following in Seattle, where it screens monthly. Hurley is currently working on an autobiographical film about growing up gay in the Soviet Union.

Entries by Wes Hurley

Queer Icon Waxie Moon Becomes a Seattle Landmark

(1) Comments | Posted October 14, 2014 | 4:35 PM

Anna-Lisa Notter. Photo by Genevieve Pierson.

Created by muralist Anna-Lisa Notter and commissioned by the Pink Door restaurant, the newly unveiled likeness of Waxie Moon towers over the historic Pike Place market, greeting thousands of tourists from all over the world. The...

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Space Station 76: Jack Plotnick's Refreshing Take on Sci-Fi

(2) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 2:09 PM


Matt Bomer and Patrick Wilson in Space Station 76

About a month ago I was fortunate to catch Space Station 76 at Outfest. Fresh, unique and thoroughly entertaining, the film was directed by the prolific film and TV actor, Jack Plotnick...

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Saving the World's Largest Video Library

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 3:31 PM


I will never forget the first time I set foot in Scarecrow Video, the ultimate cinephile's paradise. Instead of just having a generic Italian section, at Scarecrow you can browse "giallo" and "peplum." Horror movies are sorted into thoughtful subsections which include "Stalkers"...

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The Mormon Bird Play Opens in New York

(1) Comments | Posted August 4, 2014 | 8:08 PM

While Book of Mormon continues to conquer audiences with its disarming blend of raw heart and blasphemy, another excellent and equally subversive play about the Mormon faith will soon have its East Coast premiere at this year's New York International Fringe Festival.

The Mormon Bird Play, by gay...

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Watch 'Capitol Hill' Season 1 Presented by BenDeLaCreme

(2) Comments | Posted June 12, 2014 | 7:40 AM


You know that ever since RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6 ended, you've needed your BenDeLaCreme fix. Here's your chance to enjoy our Miss Congeniality and the Terminally Delightful star as she presents all ten episodes of Capitol Hill...

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BenDeLaCreme Presents Capitol Hill, Episodes 4-6

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 3:01 PM

If you can't get enough of BenDeLaCreme on RuPaul's Drag Race, make sure to catch up on Capitol Hill. Inspired by '70s and '80s TV shows, Capitol Hill follows an innocent young girl named Roses Smell, who escapes the terrible backwater hellhole of Portland, Ore., and...

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BenDeLaCreme Presents Capitol Hill, Episode 3

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2014 | 12:56 PM

On the heels of his winning performance in the Snatch Game episode of RuPaul's Drag Race, drag genius BenDeLaCreme presents Episode 3 of Capitol Hill. Inspired by 70s-80s evening soap operas with a pinch of Twin Peaks, Capitol Hill follows Roses Smell (played by Waxie Moon), an innocent young girl with big dreams, who escapes the terrible backwater hell-hole of Portland, Oregon and comes to beautiful Seattle, Washington, in hopes of a better life. But will she find it? Watch it to find out.


If you need a refresher on how the series started, check out episodes 1 and 2 below:

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BenDeLaCreme Presents Capitol Hill Episode 2 (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2014 | 10:23 AM


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6 star BenDeLaCreme presents Episode 2 of Capitol Hill. Starring Waxie Moon and inspired by '70s and '80s TV shows, Capitol Hill follows an innocent young girl named Roses Smell, who escapes the...

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The World's Sexiest "Rocklesque" Show is Back on Stage

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2014 | 5:22 PM

Emerging from the Pyramid Club scene in NYC in the early 80s, she has been called "the Queen Bee of Seattle Burlesque" by The Village Voice and named as one of the "Best Reasons to Live in Seattle" by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine. As a producer extraordinaire, she brought Joey Arias,...

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BenDeLaCreme Presents Capitol Hill, Episode 1

(2) Comments | Posted March 4, 2014 | 8:53 PM

On the heels of winning the first episode of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6, drag genius BenDeLaCreme presents a new comedy series, Capitol Hill. Starring Waxie Moon and inspired by '70s-'80s TV shows, Capitol Hill follows an innocent young girl, named Roses Smell, who escapes the terrible backwater hell-hole of...

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Être gai et grandir en Russie

(13) Comments | Posted August 13, 2013 | 10:51 AM

Je devais avoir 12 ou 13 ans. C'était une époque de changement et de joie. Ma famille avait des tendances anti-communistes depuis des années et quand l'Union Soviétique s'est écroulée, nous étions euphoriques. Mes camarades de classe ont arrêté de porter le foulard rouge et le badge de Lénine. De...

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Growing Up Gay in Russia

(275) Comments | Posted August 10, 2013 | 10:28 AM

I was around 12 or 13 years old. It was a time of big change and excitement. My family had had anti-Communist tendencies for years, so when the Soviet Union collapsed, we were thrilled and gratified. My classmates stopped wearing their red neck scarves and Lenin pins, which I had...

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