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Img_0736As of midnight tonight, it will be exactly five years since my first post. It's hard to imagine it's been that long, and a lot's changed—the tone and subject matter are different, how often I post, my limits (no nudity in a couple of years due to ad constraints). I've devoted a crazy amount of time and money and energy to this blog for a very small financial return (you couldn't guess low enough), but it's always rewarding to have this forum with which to express myself, keep my writing ability fluid, perhaps influence a couple of people here and there, share obsessions with strangers (in both senses of the word) and learn new things.

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Here are some of the posts that were most important to Boy Culture's history. For the uninitiated, some of the oldest ones refer to Boy Culture, the movie made of my novel; I started the blog at the time Boy Culture was being filmed as a way to keep people informed of the progress...and it all snowballed from there.


Some of these posts are milestones when it comes to the hits they provided but most are filled with original writing and/or photography and video and are just the posts of which I'm proudest. I hope you'll take some time to click on them and send their links around to others—and some time is what you'll need...



FROM BOY TO MAN: BC B.C. (2007): The entire history of my novella, novel and movie Boy Culture; might be my ultimate post.

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"Your pictures suck" (2008): An art critic attacks me, but not without sustaining some hits in return.

GUYDAR (since at least January 17, 2008) & ENDS OF THE WORLD (since at least January 13, 2008): Attractive men of the world—I got your backs. Your fronts, too.

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f699b958834-800wiTriBeCa is for Boy lovers...

BOY ON FILM (2006): An account of the NYC launch party for Boy Culture as it played the TriBeCa Film Fest.

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FRIENDS AND "FAMILY" (2006): The movie version of Boy Culture hits Chicago.

RAPT PUPIL (2006): The final night of Outfest with Boy Culture; I was fat but on the other hand got to meet Bryan Singer.

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DRAWN TOGETHER (2008): How my desire to draw related to my secret desire. One of my absolute favorite posts.


6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f2f319b8833-800wiDeath of the party—Jeff in high school, already halfway through his life

BURNING MAN (2007): Tribute to my late high school friend and first romance.

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AN OBSESSION IS BORN (2009): One of my best posts about my obsession with...obsession.

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ILLINOIS DEATH TRIP (2007): Ruminations on death while revisiting a past home, and the past.

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PASSING BY (2008): Mourning the loss of a person I only met once.

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HAVEN'T WE MET? (2010): Celebrating my time with someone I've only met once—Madonna.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0120a7a5cc3b970bBorrowed nostalgia

THE PICTURES OF VERNON GRAY (2010): Materialism isn't always greedy.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e551a53fc68834-800wiPuerto Rico always impresses the gaze

FREEDOM ISN'T FREE (2008): Documenting my trip to Puerto Rico in words and pictures.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f737dae8833-800wiEscapism is delish, but only if you're sure what you're seeking to escape

GLACIAL PROFILING (2007): In which I manage to relate Tasti D-Lite (RIP) to my '80s teen angst.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0120a511d0bd970bFor a while, we were Bay-listers

THIS WAS THE NIGHT (2010): I finally locate the long-lost video of my drag performance as Samantha Fox!

THE FOUR-DAYTRIPPERS (2009): San Francisco in words and pictures.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0105366cbf5e970bSelf-portrait of the artist as an old man

PARTYBOY (2008): Turning 40. Sigh.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0120a5b4b881970c"No pictures, please!"

KATHY'S CHOICE: MY THREESOMES vs. MARCUS WELBY S&MD (2009): A fun but frustrating meet-up with Kathy Griffin.

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ART IMITATES LIFE (2006): My 9/11 and my distaste for grief tourism.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f59a5f88834-800wiI'm gonna love you, too

"CALL ME" (NO, SERIOUSLY!) (2005): My first post on this blog and still one of my favorites—it's about meeting Debbie Harry at an exclusive AOL Sessions taping for The Curse of Blondie, but it's about more than just that.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f7f71338834-800wiIf he shook his moneymaker, how did The Roxy ever fail?

MY ROXY HEART (2006): The day The Roxy went bankrupt. Plus, bisexual French guys'll break your heart.

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PROMISES, PROMISES (2008): The first appearance of my four-legged offspring, Hyphen & Sash Rettenmund-Vélez.

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FOR THE BIRDS (2005): Why Yma Sumac is better than Laguna Beach.

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PRIDE/A DEEPER LOVE (2008): A journey home to Michigan, then a march in Manhattan.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e5520d5b218833-800wiI like it. "Ruff!"

ARE YOU OUTTA CONTROL? IS THAT DOG WALKING YOU? (2008): Bringing my dogs home.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f2e60ca8834-800wi"Beady" ladies were just "all too awful," my friend and boss used to say

A FIGHT AT THE MUSEUM (2007): My mentor's husband struggles to give away his family home.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e550b2bf598834-800wiHis 'n' herpes

EXPELLING BEE (2008): The most inappropriate things I ever wrote for school.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef011570eee6a0970bAn East Side story

A GAY OLD TIME (2009): Mixing it up with Arthur Laurents.

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BUTT PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN (2007): Our trip to Gay Days at Walt Disney World.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e55234c2d78834-800wiRun of the house

PUPPIES AS METAPHORS (2008): The Zen of Shih Tzu.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f134fce8833-800wiThey had faces then, but who was looking at their faces?

WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS (2007): Erotic memories of my brushes with the Big Leaguers.

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BIRTH OF A SALESMAN (2006): Did you ever know I'm a natural-born capitalist?

Sc0005fe30Garfield and Who Killed the Robins Family?...must be the '80s

BRING BACK ALL OF THOSE HAPPY DAYS (2008): The charm of Easter remains hidden to me.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54fc0b4fb8833-800wiKilling time

SECRET SHOTS (2008): My trip to Dallas, and to the site of JFK's murder.

The_fair_store_detroit_michiganLife's not fair, but The Fair was life

TAKING STOCK (2007): My first job—as a stockboy—helped me see what life had in store for me.

ZShe gave Madonna her material, girl!

THE LOOK OF LOVE (2009): Meeting Maripol.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f26854c8834-800wiJohn Deere in the headlights

MO MO MO (2007): A journey to Missouri as a fat kid. Stuckey's was involved.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef011570052b7d970cI've got a Proposal for you...

WHITE NIGHT (2009): The story of how I got my favorite celebrity pic-with ever.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f7597418833-800wi"We're all dreamers, we're all whores"

I WAIT IN ANTICIPATION FOR YOUR TOUCH (2007): Meeting Belinda Carlisle and remembering the time I almost got my ass kicked in front of her.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0133efc39d2a970bThis was Real exciting

I FELT THE MAGIC (2010): My second meeting with Belinda Carlisle.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f54b5878833-800wi"This won't help a bit..."

WELL HEALED (2006): Some of the doctors I've had were enough to make ya sick.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f3bec098834-800wiIf she's got nice tits, you must acquit

THE JURY IS OUT (2007): My experience on a jury was so horrible I can't believe it's been so long since it happened!

6a00d8341c2ca253ef010536e1a615970cJustice is blind

LEGENDS OF THE FALL (2009): My next jury experience was better...kinda.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e5515df6498834-800wiMy walls? Got ya covered!

LONG-DISTANCE RUNNER (2008): A peek at my youthful roomabilia.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0128766be2cf970c-400wiHow do I look?

ON THE FACE OF IT (2009): My project to have all my high school classmates do simple self-portraits.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0120a5aa373d970bI was Validated!

YES, ICON (2009): Meeting with Liz Rosenberg.



6a00d8341c2ca253ef0115712d1b83970cThe i-stardom movement is upon us

IT'S IN THE iSTARS: IN 15 MINUTES, WE'LL ALL BE FAMOUS (2009): One of my best essays. Top three.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f2612638833-800wiAnonymous sex isn't always

THE TRUTH IS NOT MALICIOUS UNLESS YOU ARE LIVING A LIE (2007): The Thomas Roberts Affair, one of my first backlash backhands.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e554510b4f8833-400wiStriking poses

MADONNA: HINDSIGHT IS 50/50 (2008): My never-completed series meant to compare Madonna, at age 50, to 50 other famous women when they were the same age. Should've been a book for all the effort!

6a00d8341c2ca253ef010535fae7d2970cKimspiracy theories

WILDE AT HEART (2008): A tribute to Kim Wilde.

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DIDN'T I (BLOW YOU THIS TIME)? (2009): This passing along of the news about Jonathan Knight being gay went viral.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef010536de5d1e970b-400wiWhose knife is it anyway?

AND LIKE A CASTLE IN THE SAND, YOU HAD TO FALL APART (2009): Probably my favorite piece on Madonna and plastic surgery—and as you know, I've written lots of 'em.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e5502ff6d68834-800wiThe first cut is the deepest

OLD AGE IS NOT FOR SISSIES...OR FOR MADONNA (2008): My first plastic-surgery heart-attack over Madonna.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0133f581fbf3970bPatrick Duffy is my main man (from Atlantis)

IT WAS A DARK AND STORMY HILTON... (2010): Visiting the Chiller Theatre Expo with Barbara Eden, the cast of Dallas and tons more OMG-listers.

2They're killing all the beautiful girls

UNFUNNY FACE (2006): Is Looker the best movie ever made?

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f24604b8833-800wiLadies with an attitude...and Britney

DON'T CALL IT A COMEBACK (2007): Why Britney Spears sucks. Forever. Times infinity.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01156faa2ca5970cThe shirtless one

LOST ANGELES (2009): My favorite photographic travelogue of L.A.

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REALITY CHECK (2008): These Mario Testino images of Ashton Kutcher in his skivvies gave me my hugest influx of traffic up to that point.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01127969b76628a4Birth of an icon

MADONNA & PRINTS (2009): The amazing Madonna prints I was—and am still (some left)—selling.

ZLove 'em and leave

HARD TIMES (2009): The death of gay porn magazines. (Some are coming back soon!)

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01127903c7e228a4The sun sets (and always shines) on Morten Harket

TOTALLY AWESOME '80S: AN a-ha MOMENT (2009): Musings on Morten.

ORANGE YOU GLAAD YOU CAME? (2010): Firsthand account of The 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0120a5341701970cGranted, he's the hottest guy ever

CHAN THE MAN'S PRIZE-WINNING CAN (2009): Frustratingly, images of Channing Tatum's stripper days gave me what to this day were the most hits the site's ever gotten.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f6d1d9c8834-800wiA pop-culture writer's same old song and dance

lazy/BEAUTIFUL (2006): Are women who try to look good slaves to male desire? Is Madonna?

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e551ea98de8833-800wiPosing with Chace was half the fun

WHAT HAPPENS AT MISS USA DOESN'T STAY AT MISS USA (2008): Things can get pretty/ugly at beauty pageants.

001Madonna, in all of her Bedtime glory

IT'LL LAST LONGER (2007): Unseen Madonna.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f7737e48834-800wiKiss and tell

HAPPY ENDINGS (2006): The internet makes it hard to keep secrets, but it makes it easy to tell them, too!

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01157013fb32970cThe spiritual godmother of Madonna's Susan

"LET'S GO TO THE MOVIES...A DOUBLE FEATURE?" (2009): Screening Smithereens and Desperately Seeking Susan with director Susan Seidelman.

THE MOVIE-MAGIC CLUB (2010): My surreal time at the Desperately Seeking Susan 25th-anniversary screening.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e5503aa1bd8834-800wiChoosing cash over the sash

BOTTOM'S REMORSE (2008): Maybe I just like the title, but this juicy exposé of a Mr. World turned pornstar did rack up the views.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef010535cee866970cMissing you

PRETEND IT'S 1978 AND YOU'RE STRAIGHT (2008): Of Matt Dillon and Debralee Scott.

PreviewScreenSnapz001Losing Bette

THE HANGING OFFENSES OF BETTE MIDLER (2005): My second-ever post, also recycled from a 2004 essay, was this hit piece on the not-always-Divine Miss M. Have my opinions softened? Somewhat.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e554dc7aa28833-400wiMy terms of endearment for Jennifer Jones

LISOLETTE-DOWN (2008): Me and Mrs. Jones.

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AS I AM, YOU WILL BE (2008): Madonna's chameleon ways under the microscope.

Pic07He was a male stripper in a go-go bar

HE'S GOT THE PART (2007): There's something about Marcus Patrick...oh, wait, I know what it is.

Ryanreynolds_smYes, slur, that's my baby

SUPERFAG (2007): That gay joke from Vince Vaughn's new flick is quaint compared to this shit.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f59cbee8834-800wiMadonna, hostess with the mostest

THE DIVA, THE DANCE FLOOR & HER WARDROBE (2005): Fame as a virus.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef011570393643970b-400wiWho, me?

HARVEY MILKING IT (2009): My first stab at defending Perez Hilton.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01157171625b970b-400wiEvil tongue

THE DEATH OF "PEREZ HILTON" (2009): My second and best stab at defending Perez Hilton, but it goes way beyond exploring Mario-bashing.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0120a5e1c7b5970c-400wiThat's my boys

TOTALLY AWESOME '80s: SHOOTING PARTY (2009): A predilection for pop perfection.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f97aeff8833-800wiNice stems, sonny!

ACTION JACKSON (2007): This post on Cheyenne Jackson in reFRESH got me oodles of hits. My scans are the main ones from this mag seen all over the 'Net to this day.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f67d6738834-800wiMadonna's very first time

ISLAND OF LOST SOUL (2006): First-hand info on Madonna's Island Magazine cover.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f1eb0d98834-800wiGay movies? The Quad is in the mix

SCREENING QUEENS (2007): Are gay movies usually crappy? Or are gay people just crappy at supporting them?

Divvy_2Lard magic

DIVINE INTERVENTION (2007): My fascination with famous corpses.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e550d8f7138834-800wiQuaid's dreamscape.

QUAID MAKES ME RANDY (2008): Shirtless shots of buff Dennis Quaid became an Internet sensation thanks to my scans.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f31e6108834-800wiWhere Kevin James goes, (unintentional!!!) homophobia follows

TRUNZO IS DUNZO (2007): Star Magazine implying gay people aren't quite right? Not normal!

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f6102538834-800wiOmelette down your guard

MADONNA, OVER EASY (2006): This simple post, calling attention to Madonna's infamous egg movie from high school, was what got me my first Towleroad (and only Boing Boing) link.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0120a72d42bf970b-400wiDressed for success

STRENGTH IN NUMBERS (2009): The A Single Man press day, with video.


AND JILL CAME TUMBLING AFTER (2009): The death of Farrah Fawcett.

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WHICH TWIN HAS THE BONER? (2008): I was first with pictures from outlaw twin brothers Keyontyli and Teleon Goffney, who along with committing robbery had earlier performed twincest for porn mags.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef012877a0e63e970cPretty maids all in a Monroe

HE WENT POP (2010): Freezing my ass off for some Mr. Brainwash freebies.



6a00d8341c2ca253ef013488ae82d8970cShould I stay or should I go now?


6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e553a22ea28834-500wiGrist for the Crist

FLORIDA'S GOVERNOR ENGAYGED: DOES THIS COUNT AS "GAY MARRIAGE?" (2008): Charlie Crist is gay. Really, really gay.

HillarycurtainsThere's always 2012...

HOW DO I LOVE THEE? LET ME COUNT THE GAYS... (2008): The gay affair with Hillary Clinton.

FlagAre gays our own worst enemies? Or is it the fags we need to fear?

WORDS, THEY CUT LIKE A KNIFE (2008): Rejecting anti-gay slurs is not being PC.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54fdb60c88834-800wiBarebacking is not your friend

SEROPERVERSION: TWISTED LOGIC & HIV (2008): Being judgmental is underrated.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0115703da9fb970cDykes on bikes? Likes!

ILL WILL & GRACELESS (2009): Why it's wrong to think flamboyant homosexuality is damaging our movement.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0133f52f8487970b-400wiOh, father!

McCAIN (NOT THAT ONE) & OBAMA & ME & US (2010): I'm not ready to make nice, nor am I ready to make war, with the party that's letting me down.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e554d4d2af8833-400wiIt breeds!

PREGNANT PAUSE (2008): Remember how liberals were made to feel dirty for questioning Sarah Palin's questionable behavior while pregnant? And how conservatives were made to feel dirty for questioning Barack Obama's status as an American? Who gave it up and who's still not backing down?

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e554c7e5758833Hail, Mary, full of disgrace

SARAH PALIN = SPIRO AGNEW + HARRIET MIERS (2008): Aw, she'll never last...


THE MARRYING KIND (2008): That fabulously spontaneous anti-Prop 8 march in NYC.

1Madonna's motherhood on trial

OY, MOTHER (2006): Proof positive that Andrea Peyser is just a douche.

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PLANET OUT (2007): The debate over labeling involving two magazines on in-the-life support.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef010534a4fc87970c-400wiIf McCain calls, I'm not here.

NEW YORK TO McCAIN: DROP DEAD! (2008): The time I saw John McCain and showed him exactly how I felt.

BLACK, WHITE & GREY (2007): My take-down of the Isaiah Washington take-down.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f2397188833-800wiKnock three times on the debt ceiling if you want me

MY REALITY IS I AM (NOT) A GAY AMERICAN (2007): Flushing out the Larry Craig affair.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e554a983e38833Speech therapy

ALL TIME HIGH (2008): When it was still okay to love Barack Obama.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f3007638834-800wi"Wanna go skinny-dippin'?"

OUTRAGE (2007): Barebacking, my great white whale.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f9d7cbf8833-800wiTwo of Oprah's Favorite Things

STANDING O (2007): Was Oprah keeping it real in choosing O over Hill?

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54ff069b68834-800wiThe Clintons practice some black magic

WHITE MISCHIEF (2008): When Bill and Hillary decided to use race in the race for the White House.

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AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT (2007): I used that title a lot, apparently! This time, it's to kvetch about an infamous ex-gay.



STRINGS ATTACHED (2007): A review of the film version of The Kite Runner.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01156f7363e3970c-400wiI love her "LoveGame"

LADY GAGA LIVE: PAPARAZZI DON'T PREACH (2009): My first GaGa show, and I went GaGa for her.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0120a80ef51f970b-400wiSo bloody good

SUCH AN INNNTERESTING MONSTER (2010): My favorite GaGa show.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e55331af898833-500wiThe original Cyn

CHANGE OF ART (2008): To 'the Brink with Cyndi Lauper.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef010536db8e0b970c-400wiThe son he always had

ABOUT A BOY (2009): A review of the film Chris & Don.

YOU HAD TO LAUGH (2008): The first time I saw Kathy Griffin's stand-up act, it was falling-down funny.

BARE ESSENTIALS (2008): I'll never forget my first, Matthew Morrison-dominated Broadway Bares.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0115704c3893970cMust be the money

EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT ROTATION (BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK) (2008): My second Broadway Bares was even more bare, if that's possible.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0133f189d4f7970b-400wiJust take a gander at Michigander Andrew Glaszek

IF YOU LIKED IT THEN YOU SHOULDA PUT A HOTEL ON IT: BROADWAY BARES XX—STRIP-OPOLY (2010): My latest excursion into the meat market.

DEBBIE REYNOLDS: SINGIN' THROUGH THE PAIN (2009): We were half the age of everyone else in the room...and Debbie knew it.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e55509ad898834Do I like Equus? Of course, of course.

FULL-FRONTAL GALLOP (2008): I still think Equus got shafted.

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SUPERWOMAN RETURNS (2006): My first of several reviews of Madonna's Confessions Tour. (Others found here under "Madonna.")

6a00d8341c2ca253ef011570f54596970b-400wiBern', baby, Bern'!

BERNHARD: WITH A VENGEANCE (2009): Seeing Sandra Bernhard's 20th anniversary Without You I'm Nothing.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e553bbf58d8833-400wiThe kid stays in the picture (every chance he gets)

AS I AM YOURS, YOU ARE MINE (2008): Assessing Christopher Ciccone's savage memoir about his sister.

SeepA peek at Parting Glances

"IT WAS ALL AT ONCE...EVERY WHICH WAY!" (2007): A review of Parting Glances and of Outfest's event celebrating its restoration.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e552126f008834-800wiGolden ticket

INTO AFRICA (2008): The NYC premiere of Madonna's I Am Because We Are.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e55382da948834-800wi...and I disliked it!

I DISSED A GIRL (2008): In which Katy Perry's charms elude me.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e552b0c1f88834-800wiGilles Marini had a great, big, juicy part

IT WAS GOOD (FOR ME) (2008): I actually liked the first Sex and the City movie.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f4e0bd58833-800wiThe performance was Fein

HOLLYWOOD & FINE (2006): A quirky review of The Little Dog Laughed, co-starring Fran Drescher.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e5532b3fd08833-800wiWrangler's got a dangler

THERE'S A LINE BETWEEN LOVE AND FASCINATION (2008): A review of Wrangler, a documentary about the now deceased porn legend.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54fc7971d8833-800wiSissies are not always pussies

CLASS IN SESSUMS (2008): My take on the Kevin Sessums memoir Mississippi Sissy.

Dreamgirls_imageGranted, Jennifer Hudson's perf was a fluke...

DREAMGIRLS (2006): My favorite film of the year had Beyoncé in it???

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e553c3afb88834Yay, Team Moyet!


6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f22c2c58834-800wiFarley's footsie role

THE TELL-SOME AUTOBIO (2007): Farley Granger's memoir teases without going all the way.

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NOTES ON A SCANDAL (2006): A terrific film, and this review brought me to the attention of Joe.My.God. 

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0120a544792e970bNo photo op...can I forgive them?

THEY WERE ALWAYS ON MY MIND (2009): Meeting and enjoying the Pet Shop Boys.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef013486aadb8d970c-400wiNervous titters as I asked her to sign this (these?)

WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN?: PLATINUM BLONDIE IN THE FLESH (2010): Meeting Debbie Harry for the third time.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e5531381c78833-800wiHomosexuality rocks!

EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW WAVE AGAIN (2008): True Colors was a true delight.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f7a01458833-800wiWas that Debra Winger on woodwinds?

WONDER NEVER CEASES (2007): I paid good money to hear Lynda Carter sing.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f5dc8ae8833-800wiIt didn't have to be this finger-lickin' good, but it is

EATING OUT 2: SLOPPY SECONDS (2006): A review of the film I called an unlikely "guilty treasure."

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YOU ARE WHAT YOU DON'T EAT (2009): The day I stopped eating red meat and pork.

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MADONNA: STICKY/SWEET (2008): My first and second impressions of Madonna's most recent tour.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0120a6600221970bMama knocked you out

I FOUND GOD IN MYSEL/AND I LOVED HER/LOVED HER FIERCELY: A REVIEW OF PRECIOUS (2009): A hard-to-take movie was easy to choose as one of the year's best.

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DO WHAT YOU USED TO DO (2008): Blondie's amazing Parallel Lines Tour.

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THE BLACK DAHLIA (2006): A review of Brian De Palma's over-the-top, underwhelming film and a laundry list of what I love and hate about the filmmaker.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0120a5de08c2970bMadonna-lite years

LIKE-ON: THE DEVIL I DIDN'T KNOW (2009): What happens when a Kylie Minogue hater sees her live show.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef012875d13c03970cFirth and foremost

EVERY SINGLE, SOLITARY THING: A REVIEW OF A SINGLE MAN (2009): A movie that really moved me.

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WHO IS HE? WHO WAS HE? WHO DOES HE HOPE TO BE? (2008): My affection for The Boys in the Band is never on the verge of "turning!"

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HARD CANDY REVIEWED: GIVE ME A CHANCE TO GROW AND I'LL TAKE IT (2008): More thought than anyone's given Hard Candy...even Madonna!

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54faf29528834-800wiRosie's Barbara-wired defense

THE VIEW HAS TWO FACES (2007): A review of Rosie O'Donnell's Celebrity Detox.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f59d2a38834-800wiMadonna gets it together

CONFESSIONS ON A DANCE FLOOR BY MADONNA (2005): My track-by-track of Madonna's most recent masterpiece.

EVIL WOMAN (2007): Assessing Debbie Harry's solo CD Necessary Evil...perhaps too kindly. Haven't listened to it since.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e5521f99068834-800wiHard magic

DON'T PRETEND YOU'RE NOT HUNGRY: MADONNA AT ROSELAND (2008): The one where I almost killed a girl at a Madonna concert.



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DREAMBOY: AN INTERVIEW WITH MARCO DAPPER (2006): He now thinks the country is going "Socialist," but he's still nice to look at.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f0c2a1e8833-800wiGay directors don't discriminate between "CUT!" and "UNCUT!"

FAG IN A BLACK LEATHER JACKET: AN INTERVIEW WITH BOY CULTURE DIRECTOR Q. ALLAN BROCKA (2007): My Q&A with the guy responsible for integrating and interpreting my novel for the big screen.

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TOWARD THE SPOTLIGHT: AN INTERVIEW WITH BOY CULTURE'S DARRYL STEPHENS (2007): Quizzing one of the nicest and smartest actors you'll ever meet.

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f1cac5e8834-800wi"Joey" to the world

TRUSTING THE FALL: AN INTERVIEW WITH BOY CULTURE'S JONATHON TRENT (2007): Only Jonathon could play both guileless "Joy" in Boy Culture and Andrew Cunanan—as he later did—convincingly.

Frederick_wellerA flashback to my East Village "date" with Frederick Weller

TAKE ME OUT OF THE CLOSET (2007): Aka, "I used to have Frederick Weller's phone number."



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