Today marks the first anniversary of the launching of this very blog, Movie Dearest - A Celebration of Film for Gay and Gay-Friendly Movie Fans.
It has been quite the eventful year for Movie Dearest, from the joys of our favorite new movies (Hairspray, Enchanted, et al), TV series (Ugly Betty, Lost) and Broadway shows (Xanadu, Legally Blonde) to the sorrows of those we have lost (rest in peace, Heathcliff Andrew Ledger).
Over the past twelve months, we have together counted down to the Oscars, the American Film Institute's 10 Top 10 and the latest Johnny Depp movie, written and read over 1,500 posts (this one is actually the 1,575th, to be exact) and welcomed over 147,000 visitors. As a matter of fact, just yesterday we had 700 people pay us a call, plus we have made over 1,200 friends on the "Official Movie Dearest MySpace Page".
Special thanks must go out to our very own Men on Film, Chris Carpenter and Neil Cohen, for bringing their talents to these pages, as well as the behind-the-scenes support of Big Edie and Scotty the Intern. And, of course, a very heartfelt thank you to all of you, the readers of Movie Dearest, especially those who have been here from the beginning and endured all the growing pains such an enterprise naturally goes through.
In closing, here's to another year of movies so dear!