252 posts categorized "AIDS"

Jul 30 2014
The Dog Gets His Day: A Review Of THE DOG Comments (0)

The-dog_torontoThe Dog candidly self-identifies as a pervert in the movie. A romantic one.

BOY CULTURE REVIEW: ***1/2 out of ****

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John “The Dog” Wojtowicz never had any regrets, but he seems to have created quite a few on the path of his life, which began in 1945, peaked when he robbed a bank to pay for his lover's sex-change operation in 1972 and ended in 2006.

The Dog's bank robbery inspired the critically acclaimed film Dog Day Afternoon (1975) starring Al Pacino, and now has inspired another film, his personality apparently having been too big for just the one. (In fact, this is the third documentary on his life.)

Dog-Day-AfternoonService in Vietnam turned him from a Goldwater Republican to an anti-Establishment law-breaker.

In the affectionately sympathetic new documentary The Dog, directed (from 2002 until recently—making it almost like the Boyhood of gay stick-up men) by Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren, Wojtowicz lives on via his larger-than-life, bigger-than-the-big-screen ego, captured in multiple interviews. He is rendered in ways both charming and unsettling. To the film's credit, as much as it roots for the guy, it doesn't shy away from his darkness.

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Jul 25 2014
Room With A View Comments (0)
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To benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, performer Mark MacKillop—who took a slew of artful iPhone selfies while on tour internationally with West Side Story as Riff—is releasing a coffee-table book called Rm. XIV.

“Surprisingly, traveling with 30 cast members and a 30-piece orchestra left me feeling, at times, incredibly isolated and lonely. So I started this photo series as a way for me to connect with friends and family, and give an intimate look at living on the road.”

The book, which recently raised $11,000 (!) and was successfully funded via Kickstarter, will have an into by Billy Porter and a foreword by artist Robert W. Richards.

You can pre-order yours here.

 
Jul 24 2014
Need To Know: Tastyride On Time + Dungy Pile + Shock C*ck + BIG BROTHER Sing-A-Long + Tyree It, You Might Like It + MORE! Comments (0)

Purple-Crush-TastyridePlay ball!

*widget boy culturePurple Crush's “Tastyride” video is a (vogueing) ball!

*widget boy cultureBrett Gleason's latest video is “Futile & Fooled”.

*widget boy cultureDungy clarifies his disgusting comments re: Michael Sam/gay marriage.

*widget boy cultureRalph Lauren designer leaves toddler in hot car while bargain-hunting.

*widget boy cultureBek Andersen photo of nude man freaks out some in SoHo, NYC.

*widget boy cultureAnti-gay laws feed HIV spread.

*widget boy cultureBig Brother's Zankie puts on a mini Madonna performance.

*widget boy cultureI think this person likes Madonna lots, too.

*widget boy cultureUnderwear-clad burglars...recognize any?

*widget boy cultureThe Levonias + La Lopez invade The Pines.

*widget boy cultureWhen did David Tyree decide to be straight?

*widget boy cultureEx-Mayor Bloomberg stands with Israel on flight ban.

*widget boy cultureBarcelona's Gay Circuit fest prep, captured on video.

Barcelona-gayMakin' a splash

 
Jul 18 2014
Movie Man: The Art Of Richard Amsel Comments (0)
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Above, some classic examples of Amsel's work—timeless perfection.

Richard-AmselYou may not know the name Richard Amsel (December 1947—November 17, 1985) but you are almost without a doubt familiar with his  absolutely classic work in movie posters, on TV Guide and elsewhere.

Amsel painted Lily Tomlin for Time and did all those drawings of Bette Midler that come to mind whenever you hear her name.

Lily-Tomlin-Time-gayTomlin the closet...

Amsel died of AIDS in 1985. The following excerpt from Emerald City is from October 30, 1978, and represents the only known footage of the artist discussing his craft, with special attention paid to his movie poster for Death on the Nile.

ThunderdomeMel Gibson, when he was appealing

The clip also features great comments from equally legendary illustrator and artist David Edward Byrd (b. April 4, 1941).

It's a real treasure...

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From Bad To Worse: MH17 Contained AIDS Conference Attendees, Experts Comments (0)

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Apparently, a number (possibly as many as 108) of people on downed Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 were representatives and specialists en route to an AIDS conference in Melbourne, Australia, routing via Kuala Lumpur. Just sickening.

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One of those confirmed killed was Dutch AIDS researcher Joep Lange, described as a pioneer in the field of AIDA research. His wife died along with him.

 
Jul 10 2014
Need To Know: A Madonna Disaster + Not That There's Anything Wrong With It + Right-Wing Dimwits + He's Here, He's Grier + MORE! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureEx-Menudo member/current musclequeen Angelo Garcia vs. Madonna's “Live to Tell.”

*widget boy culture100 best Seinfeld characters...and “Jerry Seinfeld” isn't #1!

*widget boy cultureStacey Dash is actually more clueless than she looks.

*widget boy cultureElisabeth Hasselbeck LIVID that Rosie O'Donnell is returning to The View.

*widget boy cultureFrank Robinson, a Harvey Milk speechwriter, dies @ 87.

*widget boy cultureI missed this: Director/writer/actor Paul Mazursky dies @ 84.

*widget boy cultureJulian Castro—my prediction as Hillary's running mate—is Housing Secretary. Rugby ice bath

*widget boy cultureRugby stud Josh Mansour is hot smooth or not-so.

*widget boy cultureChris Zylka is attractive.

*widget boy cultureShould Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg resign?

*widget boy cultureNow they have child-porn sniffing dogs.

*widget boy cultureKenneth's L.A. book event went well.

*widget boy cultureDuke Mason running for WeHo City Council.

*widget boy cultureVine homophobe Grier is sorry, young, in a bad place.

Nash-GrierHe said AIDS is for fags.

 
Jul 09 2014
Need To Know: Liar In Hot Water + AIDS-Baiting Vine Troll + Mel-Odrama + Team Zrankie + Dim VIEW + MORE! Comments (0)

Maureen-TaylorShe has no time for lying-ass apologists for the well-off.

*widget boy cultureTHIS is how you shut down a damned liar: Maureen Taylor does it Detroit-style.

*widget boy culture16yo homophobe Nash Grief is #1 on Vine, says AIDS = FAGS.

*widget boy culture(BTW, Grier also uses the word “nigga”—that got Madonna in trouble—& no one cares.)

*widget boy cultureMel Gibson and Gary Oldman are fuckin' in love.

*widget boy culture60+ arrested during Nairobi gay-bar raid.

*widget boy cultureZach and Frankie are Big Brother's first showmance: Zrankie.

Zach-Frankie-gay-Big-Brother-showmance-ZrankieI always say, where there is an unemployed straight guy, there is the opportunity to build a gay bridge.

*widget boy cultureGuy falls asleep, gets ridiculed, sues for $10 million.

*widget boy cultureNow THESE are some power-thighs.

*widget boy cultureIf The View hires Sarah Palin, I'll never watch again. Rosie be damned.

*widget boy culturePalin thinks Obama should be impeached. Eyeroll.

*widget boy cultureThe name “Redskins” is indefensible, hence, defending it is a thankless job.

*widget boy cultureAlexander Skarsgard can't keep his clothes on. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureKids react to a vintage Game Boy:

 
Jul 07 2014
Need To Know: Rugby Hunks + Dolly Parton Abandoned + Totally Tubular Vampires + Rivers Runs Her Mouth + But I'm A Cheerleader! + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureGay rugby team makes history, makes you hard.

*widget boy cultureThe story of Dolly, a dog abandoned at Dolly Parton's Glastonbury gig.

*widget boy culturePapa Joe Simpson & his young, um, client go for a dip.

*widget boy cultureKanye gets his ass BOOed.

*widget boy cultureA fab-looking gay vampire movie set in the '80s to rival 1979's Nocturna!

*widget boy cultureJoan Rivers says calling Michelle Obama a tranny was a compliment.

*widget boy cultureJason Derulo looking shirtless.

*widget boy cultureMeet Walk-In Closet author Abdi Nazemian in NYC!

*widget boy cultureThe son of right-wing Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) witnesses gay wedding.

*widget boy cultureCuomo backs Truvada.

*widget boy cultureDisgusting cheerleader who kills animals for kicks loses & wins with Facebook.

*widget boy cultureMichel Giroux is a much more attractive addition to Facebook, anyway:

Michel-GirouxGiroux and ahhhs!

 
Jul 01 2014
Need To Know: Two Drunk Girls + Cuomo vs. AIDS + Killing Choke + Orlando In Bloom + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy culturePeople You Know, a new LGBT Web series, is here!

*widget boy cultureSupreme Court deals a blow (snicker) to ex-gay advocates.

*widget boy cultureDrunk-ass girls fall down go BOOM.

*widget boy cultureBET gives Lionel Richie lifetime achievement award...to Lionel Ritchie.

*widget boy cultureGov. Andrew Cuomo (D-New York) has plan to “end the AIDS epidemic.”

*widget boy cultureCharles Saatchi sells painting of him strangling Nigella Lawson.

*widget boy cultureAgeless, shirtless Orlando Bloom.

*widget boy cultureMadonna announces funding for 3 Detroit orgs.

*widget boy cultureSMOOTHIE: Red-hot Michael Thurston.

*widget boy cultureThe homophobia of...Rocky & Bullwinkle?

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Ask A Stripper! Comments (0)

Shirtless-stripperHis name is Million-Dollar Bill, but I don't think that's the one on his birth certificate.

I spent NYC's Gay Pride March on a float shared by The Adonis Lounge (strippers, some hookers) and AidforAIDS.org (which urges everyone to get tested for HIV). I'll have tons of sexy pictures of the guys and tons more of the general parade, but what follows is a, uh, humorous Q&A with the go-go boys on made-up world events...

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