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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL


Daytime's gayest soap today is the S&M fashion show hosted by Morgan Fairchild and
judged by Jm J. Bullock, Melissa Rivers, and Alan Thicke.

 


Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
(R for profanity, nudity, sexuality and drug
use)

Musical parody of the bio-pic genre stars John C. Reilly stars in the titular role as a rock & roll icon who finally settles down with his longtime backup singer (Jenna Fischer) after several failed marriages, sleeping around with over 400 women, fathering 22 children and beating an assortment of drug addictions. With Jonah Hill, Harold Ramis, Morgan Fairchild, Jack Black and Jason Schwartzmann.

Walk Hard

Morgan on the set with Patrick Duffy
and Cheryl Tiegs

Morgan on the set with Patrick Duffy
and Cheryl Tiegs

 


Christmas at The Grove

On Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006 Morgan taped the TV special, "Make A Wish Foundation Launches A Season of Wishes at The Grove's Annual Christmas Tree Lighting".  It will air over Thanksgiving weekend in most markets and is for Make A Wish.  Check your local listings for times and channels in your area, and visit the What's New page for photos from the taping.  

Women in Film.Dallas Honors Morgan At Their Annual Topaz Gala

Women in Film.Dallas hosted its 22nd Annual Topaz Gala on Sunday, November 5th at the Dallas Museum of Art.  This special event celebrated the achievement of women in the Dallas Film Industry.  In addition, four Dallas women who have made significant contributions received special honors.

Popular actress Morgan Fairchild received the Topaz Spirit Award.  A native of Dallas, Miss Fairchild first began acting as a child to overcome her shyness.  She has done extensive work on TV, including stints on “Dallas,” “Falcon Crest,” “Friends,” “Murphy Brown” and “Roseanne.”  Her feature films include Pee-wee’s Big Adventure and Campus Man.  On stage, Miss Fairchild toured as ‘Mrs. Robinson’ in the national tour of The Graduate.  Morgan Fairchild is also an outspoken and dedicated supporter of AIDS research efforts and the pro-choice movement.

Also honored are actress Ada Lynn, talent manager Linda McAlister and Dr. Elba Garcia.

 


With Ada Lynn


With WIF Board President
Cynthia Salzman Mondell


With Donatelle Mascari,
Board Member


With Linda McAllister


With Marla Watson-Werst
Chairperson of the Event

 


The Initiation of Sarah

Morgan Fairchild recently starred in the TV movie THE INITIATION OF SARAH for ABC Family.  It's a remake of the 1978 horror-thriller that centers on a sorority girl with mysterious powers who unwittingly becomes the focus of a century-old battle between good and evil. Morgan, who had a role in the original MGM telefilm, will play Sarah and Lindsey's mother.  THE INITIATION OF SARAH premiered on the ABC Family Channel on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2007 at 8:00 pm with a repeat broadcast immediately following at 10:00 pm.  It was released on DVD from MGM on Oct. 30, 2007.

Morgan recently starred in the TV movie THE INITIATION OF SARAH for ABC Family.  It's a remake of the 1978 horror-thriller that centers on a sorority girl with mysterious powers who unwittingly becomes the focus of a century-old battle between good and evil. Morgan, who had a role in the original MGM telefilm, will play Sarah and Lindsey's mother.  THE INITIATION OF SARAH premiered on the ABC Family Channel on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 8:00 pm with a repeat broadcast immediately following at 10:00 pm. 

 


Shock to the System

Morgan has joined the cast of Here! TV!'s "Shock to the System," the network's second in a series of telepics based on books written by Richard Stevenson. "Shock" stars Chad Allen as a gay detective who goes undercover in a therapy group.Morgan plays the mother of a young gay man who is murdered.  

Synopsis:  When hard boiled private eye Donald Strachey (Chad Allen) finds his latest client dead, an apparent suicide, Albany’s favorite gay detective smells a rat and decides to take matters into his own hands.  With the help of his straight-laced but adoring husband Tim Callahan (Sebastian Spence) and his occasionally too-eager assistant Kenny Kwon (Nelson Wong), Strachey’s investigation leads him on a dark and dangerous trail into the world of "gay conversion therapy" - a twisted mix of psychology and religion designed by Dr. Trevor Cornell (Michael Woods) to turn homosexuals "straight."  With a cast of sexy young suspects at the heart of the mystery, and a standout performance from pop culture icon Morgan Fairchild as a wealthy socialite with a few secrets of her own, this second installment of the successful "Donald Strachey Mysteries," based on author Richard Stevenson’s much-loved book series, is sure to leave even the most jaded audiences in shock ...

Shock to the System was released on home video on Feb. 13, 2007 from Regent.  The DVD includes a special feature of particular relevance to the film plot, the touching documentary SoulForce Resists Religion-Based Discrimination, about a group dedicated to free GLBT people from religious and political oppression through nonviolent resistance. This documentary chronicles Chad Allen, Judy Shepard (Matthew Shepard’s mother) and others as they march to protest anti-gay group Focus On The Family in Colorado Springs.


Morgan as "Phyllis H ale" 

Phyllis Hale

Television diva and icon Morgan Fairchild portrays Phyllis Hale, the patrician mother of a murdered gay man. Homophobic Phyllis Hale attempts to "cure" her son's homosexuality by sending him to the Phoenix Foundation, a "gay reparative therapy" institution.

Phyllis is a wealthy, widowed mother struggling to understand her son's sudden death which forces her to deal with her "conditional" love of her gay son. Phyllis and Chad Allen's character, Donald Strachey, lock horns in emotionally powerful scenes that portray both sides of this very divisive issue.

 

Outfest, Los Angeles' lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender film festival, included Shock to the System: A Donald Strachey Mystery, starring Chad Allen, Morgan Fairchild, Sebastian Spence, and Michael Woods in its lineup.  It was screened Sunday, July 16 at 2:30 PM in the Regent Showcase Theater.  

Visit the film's MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/donaldstrachey and the official website for the film is at http://www.heretv.com/strachey/.

Check back to view a trailer from the film.

Reviews ...

FINALLY A GAY MYSTERY MOVIE
by Bill Lapointe / Blade

On Friday, August 4, gays and non-gays can be treated to a very well told mystery story, with superb acting, photography right out of the old-time detective movies with accompanying period music by Peter
Allen.  The film "Shock to the System" is a Donald Strachey Mystery and is directed by Ron Oliver.

When hard-boiled private eye Donald Strachey (Chad Allen) finds his latest client dead, of an apparent suicide, Albany's favorite gay detective smells a rat and decides to take matters into his own hands.

With the help of his straight-laced but adoring husband Tim Callahan (Sebastian Spence, a dead ringer for Rob Lowe) and his occasionally too eager assistant Kenny Kwon (Nelson Wong), Strachey's investigation leads
him on a dark and dangerous trail into the world of "gay conversion therapy" a twisted mix of psychology and religion designed by Dr. Trevor Cornell (Michael Woods) to turn homosexuals "straight."

With a cast of sexy young suspects at the heart of the mystery, and a standout performance from pop culture icon Morgan Fairchild as a wealthy socialite with a few secrets of her own, this second installment of the
successful "Donald Strachey Mysteries" based on author Richard Stevenson's much-loved book series, is sure to leave even the most jaded audiences in shock.  You won't know "whodunnit" until the very end.

There are wonderful themes and scenes covering the socio-political and gay culture of today.
 


Celebrity Food Fight

Morgan and Mario Cantone star in Al Roker Prods.' 'Celebrity Food Fight,' a backdoor pilot for the Food Network

Mix in two celebrities ... stir in two world-renowned chefs and a dash of audience participation and you've got a recipe for the star-studded culinary showdown called Celebrity Food Fight, produced by Al Roker Entertainment, Inc. for Food Network. The new reality cook-off, a one-hour special hosted by Al Roker, was taped with contestants actress Morgan Fairchild and comedian Mario Cantone, under the tutelage of Master Chefs Daniel Boulud and Todd English at the Institute for Culinary Education in New York. "We have been simmering this show in our creative culinary crock pot for more than a year and now we're ready for everybody to have a taste," said executive producer and show host Al Roker. In the special, complete with live audience, it's a race against time as two celebrities don chef's hats and to prove they've got the talent to out- shop and out-cook one another. Fairchild and Cantone will begin with culinary boot camp and learn to cook 5-star style in high-pressured kitchens -- with Fairchild in English's renowned Gramercy Park restaurant Olives and Cantone in Boulud's contemporary French east-side eatery Daniel. They then take their newfound skills into the grocery store and ultimately back to the kitchen set to battle it out one-on-one for the title of hottest new celebrity chef. There are time limitations, chef lifelines and plot twists to this delectable food fight in which the celebrities are judged by experts on presentation, taste, creativity, and accuracy of cooking a full-course meal.     

Be sure to watch Morgan's appearance on April 8, 2006 at 9:00 PM only on the Food Network. Check your local listings for times and channels in your areas.

 

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