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Brooklyn Pride Parade Afterparty

May 30, 2024 07:51
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Dynasty Dance: Brooklyn Pride Afterparty

Brooklyn Pride Parade After Party.Dynasty Dance Party BK The Cast of Dynasty on the catwalk.
Presented by Gemini & Scorpio Loft

 

Join us to celebrate Pride and Cultural Evolution! 

What better way than after The Brooklyn Pride March at our home-away-from-home Gemini and Scorpio Loft,

We had last year’s Pride Event there and THIS YEAR, we are combining all things ArtCube – love, diversity, and a stunning wardrobe!

WHERE:

Gemini & Scorpio Loft  
267 Douglass St, 3rd fl
BK, NY 11217

HOW MUCH:

Free | Donation
Cash Bar

WHEN:

Saturday, June 8
8pm-1am
After the Brooklyn Pride Parade

WHO:

The whole wide world!
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Dynasty was a High Fashion Drama and Cultural Evolution.

Nine Seasons to Address Race, Sexual Identity and Powerful Women all Warapped up in Drama and Jaw-Dropping Set Decoration and Wardrobe.

“Alexis Carrington Colby is the highest camp on television," said Drollinger. "She's the juiciest character, and the most drag."

Dynasty distinguished itself from Aaron Spelling’s previous television shows like 70’s shows like Charlie’s Angels and The Love Boat by featuring female characters who were exceptionally strong. Unlike the more traditional and often passive roles women played in earlier Spelling productions, “Dynasty” presented a roster of formidable women who wielded significant influence and agency.

Characters like Alexis Carrington, portrayed by Joan Collins, and Krystle Carrington, played by Linda Evans, were central to the show’s narrative. Alexis, in particular, was depicted as a cunning, ruthless, and ambitious businesswoman who often outmaneuvered her male counterparts. Not to mention her ex-husbnad’s half-sister Dominique Deeroux who sought revenge and power of her real family, the Carringtons.

These characters were not just secondary figures; they were drivers of the plot, involved in complex schemes and power struggles, reflecting a shift towards more empowered and multi-dimensional female roles in prime-time television. This emphasis on strong female characters helped “Dynasty” stand out and contributed to its enduring legacy in television history and brought millions together to watch the drama on TV and in America, unfold in untouchable style.

“The sudden reluctance to put gay characters on TV in the wake of Reagan’s election, Dynasty wound up being one of the only shows of its time to even attempt a storyline like this"

Dynasty, the iconic 1981 TV show, was groundbreaking for its time, particularly in its portrayal of LGBTQ+ characters and issues. One of the main characters, Steven Carrington, was one of the first openly gay characters on American television. His storyline significantly increased visibility for the LGBTQ+ community during a period when such representation was rare and in the closet or ashamed. Stephen Carrington was loud and proud and challenged his father, who was a thin-slice of America on the verge of evolving. 

Steven’s character navigated complex relationships with men and women and faced significant challenges, including his strained relationship with his father, Blake Carrington who was accused of murdering his son’s gay lover, giving a dramatic entrance to  Alexis Carrington, Blake’s ex-wife to testify against him and dividing the family into camps. (Blake was acquitted.)

Steven’s presence on “Dynasty” marked a crucial step toward more nuanced and open portrayals of gay characters on TV. He was bi-sexual, actually, and had relationships with men, and women and even had a baby with homophobic-when-convenient Sammy-Jo, played by then-newcomer Heather Thomas.

The iconic, dramatic show showed him as a loving partner and father with a strong ethical compass and never backing down from who he is. 

“I wanted to be the first black bitch on television."

“Dynasty” made a significant impact on the representation of black actresses on television through the character Dominique Deveraux, played by the legendary Diahann Carroll. Dominique Deveraux was introduced in 1984 as the glamorous and assertive half-sister of Blake Carrington. This role was groundbreaking as it showcased a black woman in a position of wealth, power, and complexity—traits rarely attributed to black characters on television at the time.

Diahann Carroll’s portrayal of Dominique broke several barriers. Carroll herself stated that she wanted to play a role that defied the stereotypical portrayals of black women as subservient or overly “nice.” She aimed to bring a character who was wealthy, ruthless, and unapologetically confident. This was a deliberate move to ensure the character was written with the same depth and ambition as any white male character, thus normalizing the presence of powerful black women on TV.

Dominique’s character was also pivotal in challenging racial integration in prime-time television. Carroll’s presence on “Dynasty” not only diversified the cast but also brought attention to the lack of substantial roles for black actors in the genre. Her role paved the way for future generations of black actresses to take on more dynamic and influential roles in television​

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