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Hollywood to Dollywood with The Lane Twins Cross Country

 


IT ALL STARTED  WITH A DREAM….
AND AN RV NAMED  JOLENE.


Everybody has a dream. Most of us are only willing to go so far to see it materialize and often find ourselves waiting for the right opportunity to come to us. Not so for the Lane twins -they were not content to send their screenplay Full Circle to Dolly Parton’s manager or publicist. No, they were determined to get it into the hands of their idol and on the 25th Anniversary of Dollywood, no less.

“WE  grew up listening to Dolly’s music and always thought she was an amazing person. So why not write a screenplay about her, and go on a cross country roadtrip to try to put it in her hands! ”       say the gay Lane Twins, Gary and Larry.

And that’s just what they did.

And the result is An amazing film and journey   about courage and acceptance.

Now in 51  Film Festivals Around the World …They won 6 Awards so far!




The basic synopsis – On the fumes of a dream, twin brothers Gary and Larry Lane have written a script with a
plum roll for one of their idols, Dolly Parton. Having had no luck getting the screenplay
into her hands, they embark on a cross-country journey to personally deliver it to her. They
set off from Dolly’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame heading East for Pigeon Forge,
TN. Driving an RV they (named Jolene) is friend and partner Mike Bowen. All along
Interstate 40 at rest stops, RV parks, bars, and hair salons our intrepid band of travelers
meet everyday Americans, as the encounter everything from Floods in Nashville to an
Oklahoma Tornado. 

Along Interstate 40, and we hit tornadoes, floods, screaming trannies and conservative  Christians. It was all a strange trip!”  says director John Lavin.

The journey is also one of discovery for the brothers, as well: their
relationship with their parents; their hopes, fears and ambitions; the bigotry they’ve
encountered; as they search for tolerance and acceptance and the joy of realizing their
biggest dream handing their screenplay to Dolly Parton.

Its hard to open yourself up and put yourself out there, but we would like people to know
we had amazing childhoods, and we love our mom and dad with all of our hearts, this is just
one thing mom cant accept because of her beliefs, but we still love our mom and she is truly
an amazing lady, we talk to her on the phone at least 3 times a day!”
the Lane Brothers said.



Dolly has long had legions of gay fans, I think her most public pro-gay remarks were made last year when she appeared on Larry King Live.

It made us love her all the more and we actually approached CNN and paid for the copyright and we have that footage in the movie. We got the full clearance.

It’s Dolly’s message that she loves her fans and she doesn’t judge anybody. She says only God is supposed to judge you, we’re not supposed to judge each other. A lot of people who have
seen it have said, ‘I never really knew her views but it made me love her even more.’

Dolly Parton herself Is 100% behind Our Movie and Gave us 15 Of Her Songs Free For the Documentary  and Her Image for the Movie Poster!” 

(
FYI –  this would normally cost a filmmaker a small fortune!)


DON’T MISS  THIS AWESOME FILM –
COMING TO A CITY NEAR YOU!

Featuring appearances by Leslie Jordan, Chad Allen, Beth Grant, Dustin Lance Black, Ann
walker, and maybe even Dolly herself!

Hollywood to Dollywood is a documentary of   chasing dreams down the road of life.


Week of November 3rd:

Chicago Gay and Lesbian Film Fest



November 11th: (Opening Night feature)

Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival



November 17th:

International Film Festival Manhattan



November 18th:

Vegas Independent Film Festival



December 18th:

Cinemarosa, Queens NY



March 29th, 2012:

American Documentary Festival (Palm Springs)




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Police Chief’s Retirement Doesn’t Solve Big Gay Problem for Palm Springs

About two weeks ago, it was determined 
that Palm Springs police
Chief David Dominguez
 would keep his job.

That determination came after the city’s internal review of police procedure during the 2009 Warm Sands neighborhood public gay sex sting. Dominguez was among those accused of making offensive comments against the gay men arrested in the sting.

Though state law prevents city officials from releasing any details on their review, Ready said, “I don’t believe one comment in his 30-year history should result in his termination.“I’m convinced that his statement, although inappropriate … was not made in any discriminatory regard.”

Then this past week, Dominguez resigned/retired .

Palm Springs may be considered a gay Mecca, but its reputation has been tarnished and tarred by a 2009 undercover sex sting that went terribly wrong.

SDGLN reports The scandal has sent Police Chief David Dominguez into an early retirement and created a public relations nightmare for the city and for tourism officials. (SDGLN and Ken Williams first  broke the Palm Springs sex sting scandal and had access to  key documents from the case and direct insight from the Public Defender’s Office, where they have important sources).


Many have questioned why the Police Department would conduct such an “old school” sting, a relic of years gone by when gay men were regularly targeted for harassment and humiliation by local authorities. Think of the Stonewall riots of 1969, when the gay community fought back against blatant discrimination and persecution by police and city officials – launching the gay civil rights movement.


Many have wondered why the sting operation employed attractive and muscular young police officers who dressed provocatively in tight jeans and wife beaters, and who lured men through sexually charged invitations and by rubbing their crotches. Did nobody on the police force consider that entrapment would be a credible defense?


SDGLN has followed the case since the beginning and you can read all the details about what happened – and what could happen at the upcoming Jan. 20 hearing on the motion to dismiss. Writer Ken Williams points out, “Palm Springs has hit a crossroads. The old guard that is resisting the rapidly changing demographics – the LGBT community is growing and thriving, now making up about 40 percent of the population – must give up antiquated ideas that it is OK to discriminate against gays and lesbians. The Police Department must start hiring gays and lesbians to represent the many faces of Palm Springs, and the city must start the healing process by paving the way. After all, the mayor is openly gay and he must lead by example and make Palm Springs a shining beacon of tolerance and diversity.”

Read the full article at  SDGLN !



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Gay Palm Springs – Labor Day Weekend and Fall Activities

Five Ways to Celebrate
Labor Day in Palm Springs….

1) Remarkable Hiking: The Indian Canyons and Mt. San Jacinto State Park feature over 150 miles of hiking trails through pristine wilderness, streams and ancient palm groves.
Outdoor excursions >>>

2) Thrilling Off-Road Tours: Take a guided four-wheel drive along the San Andreas Fault, learn about Palm Springs’ thousands of hillside windmills, or climb among the rocky moonscapes of Joshua Tree National Park. 

3) Momentous Museums: From rare sculptures to a stunning glass exhibit at the Palm Springs Art Museum to the World War II bombers and artifacts of the Palm Springs Air Museum.
 

4) Vegas-Style Gaming: The downtown Spa Resort Casino has all the entertainment you are looking for in table games, slots, and poker…plus nightlife and dining. 
 
5) Vibrant Village: The famous Palm Canyon Drive is lined with eclectic boutique shops, art galleries, culinary delights and entertainment lounges. Play, Shop and Dine >>>

 

Or just sit by the pool, sip cocktails and RELAX!  Labor Day Weekend is fun time in PS.   The Hotels are Full, The Clubs are Busy  and The Boys are Back in Town!

INNdulge  Palm Springs, OUR FAVORITE PLACE TO STAY, has just a Few Rooms Available for that weekend!
Book Your Room Today! 

Can’t make it for Labor Day Weekend?  The end of summer, can mean the great deals will start to dry up. However, INNdulge has a  non-holiday Summer Special – Second Night FREE! Sun-Thurs, valid until September 30, 2010.

Fiesta Days Latino Celebration
September 18-19, 2010
 
Cinema Diverse Gay Lesbian Film Festival  
September 24-26, 2010 
                                                                                                       
3rd Annual Palm Springs Body Mind Spirit Weekend
October 2-3, 2010
 
Wellness and World Music Festival                                                                   
October 9-10, 2010

Cool Pools and Hot Deals in Palm Springs

Sparkling pools, palm trees and stunning mountain views…
this is just the beginning of what you experience when you stay in Palm Springs.

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Gay Palm Springs in The Summertime – Lots of Deals and Lots of Parties

 


Gay Palm Springs.

This tropical desert oasis is home to famously long, sun-drenched days, breathtaking mountain views and one of the largest gay communities in the country. It has been voted numerous times and won, the Best Gay Destination in the World! How can you not love 330 days a year of sunshine?  It’s a huge outdoor playground with consistently brilliant sunshine, great for swimming and sunning and all types of outdoor activities with the sweet, clean air.

Why go in the  summer? 

It’s less crowded, less expensive with discounted hotels  and discounted airfare  and lots of great parties happening.
Fourth of July Weekend Parties,  Bears LA Weekend in August and in September, Mr. Nude Palm Springs and Blackfire Weekend!

Whether it’s a romantic couple’s getaway, a group outing or a frisky single’s adventure at one of the clothing-optional resorts, you’re sure to find an exciting vacation. The city boasts a very large and diverse Gay resident population and has become a prime travel destination from the West coast (Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle), Midwest, Northeast, Southwest, as well as internationally. Expect to meet guys from Europe, Australia, Canada, and from all over the US! Over the last decade, Palm Springs has experienced an explosion of new gay residents and new gay businesses. The resident LGBT population is now estimated at 40 percent.



 


There are over 30 openly-gay resort hotels in the city to choose from. Our favorite is INNdulge Palm Springs, A Resort Hotel for Gay Men. @ 601 Grenfall Road, Palm Springs CA 92264
PH 800.833.5675 / (760) 327.1408. Rest; Relaxation; and Pampering! (Pictured top and right)


 

INNdulge is one of the most established guesthouses here in Palm Springs. Classically Mid-Century in design, INNdulge is listed in the Historic Inns of Palm Springs guidebook. Centrally located in the Warm Sands neighborhood (an area flush with clothing-optional gay accommodations), this elegant award-winning  facility offers several sizes of rooms, most of which look out on the spacious pool, open 24 hours. And by the way, the pool is actually “chilled” in the hot summer months! No other gay resort in Palm Springs uses this “chiller system”, which keeps the water at about 86 degrees.


DID YOU KNOW?


Howard Hughes broke ground in the Warm Sands neighborhood over 60 years ago with the first resort here in this part of town. Now this boutique neighborhood, wedged between Ramon and Sunny Dunes Road is home to 10+ resorts – a little oasis of style and pampering.


There is nothing quite like evenings in the desert. Taking a dip in the pool at Midnight. Sitting out with friends under the clear starry skies sipping cocktails, feeling the warm desert breeze against your skin. In fact, many people will take a siesta in the summer months afternoons, just so they can enjoy the magic of the Palm Springs late evenings.

 


Getting back to Inndulge, INNdulge Palm Springs is a wonderful example of Palm Springs 50’s architecture. You can appreciate the architecture and the mountain views during the hotel’s free social hour that extends for two hours. It is a great way to meet the hotel’s wonderful owners, John and Jean-Guy, as well as your fellow guests.




Plus you get all of the comforts of home and MORE. Today’s savvy travelers except a level of quality in their resort destinations, and that’s what you will find here.


24 Poolside Rooms and Suites
King Size Beds

DVD Players in Every Room
Complimentary DVD Library
Refrigerators, Coffee Pots, Ironing Boards, Safes

Large Heated Pool (open 24 hours)
12 Man Jacuzzi (open 24 hours)

Cool Misters for Hot Days
Complimentary Continental Breakfast
On-Site Gym and Wi-Fi throughout the property

 


And you don’t  have to take our word for it, just read the reviews left by members of the press worldwide.


This September this classic resort will celebrate its 15th Anniversary as one of the leading gay hotels in Palm Springs! Don’t miss all the summer fun! INNdulge your fantasies, INNdulge your fancy, INNdulge your spirit!





 


SUMMER SPECIAL!

 


Second Night FREE !

Every Second Weeknight is FREE!
Stay 2, pay for 1. Stay 4, pay for 2.
Call for Details!
June 1 – September 30, 2010,
Sunday thru Thursday Only, Holidays Excepted


PLUS, this summer get a free SPLASH PASS – a wallet-sized discount card that gets you special savings at area restaurants, retailers and other businesses, and discounted admission to many area attractions and special events. It’s the perfect addition to Summer Splash! The best part? The SPLASH PASS is absolutely FREE to everyone – valley visitors and residents alike!

 


There are SPECIAL EVENTS happening all summer long !

With year-round sun, the largest gay events in the country, and world-class shopping and dining, art galleries, casinos, entertainment, golf courses and a huge gay community, Palm Springs is consistently rated a top travel destination.

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