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Wes Hurley
Wes Hurley is a Seattle-based filmmaker, born and raised in Russia's Far East. Hurley is one of The Advocate Magazine's People to Watch in 2015 and City Arts Magazine's Artist of the Year. His films include the award-winning documentary Waxie Moon, a queer pop-art extravaganza Fallen Jewel and the hit series Capitol Hill. Hurley is currently working on an autobiographical film about growing up gay in the Soviet Union.

Entries by Wes Hurley

Guinevere Turner Joins "Capitol Hill"

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2016 | 2:45 PM

Lesbian film luminary, Guinevere Turner (The L Word, Go Fish, American Psycho, Chasing Amy, The Watermelon Woman) guest stars in the brand new episode of Capitol Hill. Waxie Moon returns as Roses Smell in need of much therapy. Featuring intros by Alexandra Billings,

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Jinkx Monsoon Returns to 'Capitol Hill'

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2016 | 3:24 PM

Watch the newest episode of Capitol Hill starring Jinkx Monsoon, Waxie Moon, BenDeLaCreme, Colby Keller and many more.

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Do Not Miss Disaster! on Broadway

(0) Comments | Posted March 23, 2016 | 2:04 AM


Inspired by 1970's disaster flicks and featuring the popular songs of the era, Disaster! is the best, most enjoyable new musical on Broadway. I interviewed co-writer Jack Plotnick about the evolution of Disaster!

Wes Hurley: How did

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'Finding Kim': A New Transgender Doc Everyone Must See

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2016 | 4:49 AM


Watch the trailer for Finding Kim directed by Aaron Bear.

Finding Kim -- Official Trailer from Gabriel Bienczycki on Vimeo.

Beautifully shot by Gabriel Bienczycki and directed by Aaron Bear, Finding Kim is one of the finest documentaries ever made about trans issues. The film follows Kim B's transition from hormone treatment through top surgery. Always reluctant, unflinchingly honest, Kim makes for an endearing and complex hero. His personal journey is framed by poignant interviews with transgender icons including Buck Angel, Calpernia Addams and Carmen Carrera. What Finding Kim is attempting to do is very ambitious -- it is at once an intimate portrait of its charismatic subject and a brief but thoughtful overview of trans issues and identities. The film succeeds at both. Even more importantly, Finding Kim functions as a kind of trans bible or a manifesto (or a love letter) to those who are about to embark on their own transition or those who love someone who is.

Find out where you can watch Finding Kim which is making rounds at film festivals this year: and follow it on

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Watch the Inspiring "Tomgirl"

(0) Comments | Posted January 10, 2016 | 6:19 PM


Tomgirl, a beautiful and inspiring documentary short about a gender non-confirming 7-year old has won many awards at the film festival circuit and now you can watch it at home. The concept of gender fluidity has been making news lately thanks...

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Jinkx Monsoon Stars in Capitol Hill Season 2 Premiere

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2015 | 3:18 PM


Presented by BenDeLaCreme, Capitol Hill returns with Season 2. Father Dick (played by hunky Jason Carter) attempts exorcism on Dottie (Robbie Turner). Jinkx Monsoon joins the cast as the mysterious and dangerous Celeste,...

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Kitten N' Lou: The World's Show-Busiest Couple!

(0) Comments | Posted October 28, 2015 | 2:13 PM

Photo by Michael Doucett

In the worlds of burlesque, cabaret and queer performance there's no hotter couple right now than Kitten N' Lou. Blending humor and glamour, innocence and naughtiness, the campy dance duo had performed with Lady Gaga and...

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Jinkx Monsoon, Colby Keller and Kenny Brain in Capitol Hill Season 2 Trailer:

(0) Comments | Posted August 4, 2015 | 8:03 PM

Jinkx Monsoon stars as "Celeste" in Capitol Hill Season 2

Just over a year ago Capitol Hill premiered on Huffington Post. It has since been nominated for many awards and translated into French and Portuguese. Now Kenny Brain (Big Brother:...

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Reclaiming Gay History With Felix D'Eon

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2015 | 2:22 AM

2015-07-15-1436938417-1764548-WeBlazeAway.jpg We Blaze Away by Felix D'Eon

Mexican artist Felix D'Eon makes work that re-imagines bygone eras and styles with same-sex love as its subject matter. What makes his art unique is that unlike most illustrators who draw from similar sources, D'Eon's technique is...

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INTERVIEW: Director Mark Christopher on "54"

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2015 | 3:58 AM

Breckin Meyer and Ryan Phillippe star in Lionsgate Home Entertainment's 54: The Director's Cut

17 years after 54 originally opened in theaters, the filmmaker, Mark Christopher, is finally able to share the movie he wanted to make in the first place. 54:...

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The Kinetic Art of Casey Curran

(2) Comments | Posted May 13, 2015 | 4:08 PM


Drawing primarily from nature, kinetic artist, Casey Curran, creates sculptures that come alive with a turn of a handle. Intricately designed but relying on basic rules of mechanics known since Renaissance, his works invite the viewer's direct participation. There is a seductive duality...

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Queer Icon Waxie Moon Becomes a Seattle Landmark

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2014 | 3:35 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 | 1:09 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 | 2:31 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

(0) Comments | Posted August 4, 2014 | 7:08 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

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2014 | 6:40 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 | 2:01 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 | 11:56 AM

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 | 9:23 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 | 4:22 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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