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Jan 19 2017
THE VILLAGE VOICE Previews WHEN WE RISE Comments (0)

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Dustin Lance Black speaks to The Village Voice on his upcoming When We Rise epic miniseries, which chronicles the entire gay rights movement.

Choice quotes:

He claims not to have been totally shocked Trump won:
 
Most of the family I love are still very religious and live in parts of the country where equality isn't welcomed — and wasn't welcomed historically.
 
He is aiming the series at general viewers:
 
When I was growing up, ABC was the station we trusted. I thought, wow, this might be an opportunity to talk about LGBT stories in a way that reaches the people I grew up with. And wouldn't be just preaching to the choir. When I was writing it, I was thinking about a handful of aunts and uncles and cousins, and what it is they don't know yet, and the stories they haven't heard yet.
 

He sought diversity in the creation of the project:

It's called When We Rise for a reason. If you look at my writers room, it was gay and straight and black and white and men and women. And we hashed out those struggles in the room.

More here. When We Rise airs over four nights starting February 27 on ABC.

 
Jan 15 2017
Morbid TATLER Comments (0)

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Tattletales was one of my all-time fave game shows, though I liked it better when it switched formats to all questions and no buzz-ins.

Watching it now is an odd experience because so many of the relationships — it was all husbands/wives or longterm relationships — crumbled spectacularly.

In this episode, it's hard to simply enjoy the banter without thinking: Amanda Blake got HIV from her next husband and died of AIDS, Shatner divorced his wife and his next one drowned mysteriously in their pool and poor Bobby Van died young and Elaine Joyce remarried, to Neil Simon (a fact I just learned).

Oh, and Van and host Bert Convy both died of brain cancer — two out of the seven people in the episode!

 
Jan 13 2017
6-PACK — Ben Wrong Before + Paul Ryan Glibly Tells Cancer Survivor He Won't Miss ACA + Thiel Looks Forward To Trump Corruption + Gandy's Dandy + Caitlyn Live + Patient Zero Evidence! Comments (0)

WIDGETABOVE: Smarmy Ben Carson can't assure Sen. Warren he won't help make Trump richer in his proposed job as HUD director.

WIDGETBELOW: Former Republican who got cancer and suddenly loved Obamacare is told by Paul Ryan repealing ACA is better off dead.

WIDGETGay Paypal tycoon Peter Thiel defends Trump against scandals, saying Obama's 8 corruption-free years were boring. Please, bore me!

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WIDGETCheck out Mario Testino's barely-there-towel series on Instagram series; it just landed a new, nude David Gandy.

WIDGETHere's your chance to buy Jennifer Finney Boylan's book ... and introduce a cream pie to Caitlyn's inauguration-going face.

 

WIDGETStudy concludes what we have surmised for some time: There was no Patient Zero for AIDS outbreak. Also, see above on the FDA blood-donor ban.

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Jan 12 2017
Burt Reynolds On Donald Trump: WE COULD GET INVOLVED IN A WAR VERY QUICKLY Comments (0)

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Burt Reynolds, who is on my list of icons 80 and over— and who I reckon is among the Top 20 biggest stars alive based on his phenomenal box-office run and iconic status as a sex symbol — is quoted in the Guardian on quite a variety of topics, from posing nude for Cosmo (regrets it) to leaving Dinah Shore due to their ages (majorly regrets it).

As for his friend Donald Trump, he sounds very reasonable indeed:

I was terrified that my friend Donald Trump would ask me to be part of his presidential campaign. I’d have said no. I’m afraid now that he’s president we could get involved in a war very quickly. There’s a part of him that is so much fun and so sweet, but he’s doing what I used to do — having a good time being arrogant. And he has so many hangers-on.

Shockingly, he talks about almost marrying Bette Davis. Never knew they were an item or even pals:

I’d love to have become Bette Davis's fifth husband. We were great pals and there was a mutual romantic attraction. We were at a function once when a guy asked her if I was her new conquest in front of me. She slapped him so hard the whole room went silent.

He also talks about those days when it was suspected he had AIDS:

There were rumours I had AIDS in the '80s after I broke my jaw on a film and lost lots of weight. I was treated like a leper in Hollywood and it was the worst time of my life. I sure found out who my real friends were and I wasn’t surprised by those who turned out to be real assholes.

I changed loads to lots and arses to assholes; I have no way of knowing his exact quote, but I know an American doesn't talk like that — and I despise it when the British press changes quotes to suit how things are said there. When in doubt, at least put it in brackets.

 
Jan 06 2017
6-PACK — Trump Twitter-Terminates Arnold Over Ratings + It's In My DNA + Tubular Interview + Cher's First Acting Role In 7 Years + Ink First + RIP Om Puri Comments (0)

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WIDGETABOVE: Trump is laser-focused on being POTUS — and also, on taking down Schwarzenegger at 7:34 a.m. Terminator replies: 

WIDGETBreaking news: Magazines are still published!

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WIDGETGreat interview with Philip Dean Walker on '80s nostalgia, Grey Gardens, Sylvester, his book At Danceteria and Other Stories.

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WIDGETSomehow, Cher is going to star in a Lifetime Original Movie about the Flint water crisis.

WIDGETMichael Jackson's idiot son Prince gets a MASSIVE tattoo — and it has 2 misspellings.

WIDGETGandhi (1982) & The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) actor Om Puri dies @ 66.

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Dec 29 2016
Beauty Maestro David Frank Ray Has Died Comments (0)

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David Frank Ray, whose expertise with makeup led him  to work on the top supermodels and celebrities of the'70s and '80s, has died.

Frank, who also worked as a stylist, made a name for himself at Vogue and Cosmo. His work could be seen, fleetingly, on many familiar faces, like supermodels Iman and Janice Dickinson, as well as bombshells like Sharon Stone and Jaclyn Smith.

Ray, a long-term survivor of HIV, was chosen as one of the most amazing HIV-positive people of 2016 by Plus, told the outlet that beauty's foundation may be genetic, but, “True beauty comes from self-love and self-confidence.”

The pink-obsessed aestheticist founded the Beauty Artists' Hall of Fame in 2009, worked on Tova Borgnine's highly successful beauty line and was active in LGBTQ and AIDS causes.

Ray was also the founding EIC of Irresistible, an online beauty magazine for women 50 and over.

Along with all of his achievements, Ray was — I can attest — highly personable and a great storyteller. We connected first when he won a contest on my blog, but later when he put me in touch with a co-worker at Playgirl when I was working on an as-yet-unpublished piece about the history of the magazine. During our Facebook conversations, he didn't hesitate to let me know, “George Maharis fucked me good with his big dick.” I mean, those are the stories you want to hear, not long-winded remembrances of who hogged the copier.

Charming guy. So sorry to report his passing, as reliably noted by his friends on Facebook. Fabulous interview with Ray here.

 
6-PACK — Breaking: Michael B. Jordan Isn't Gay + Eddie Murphy's Vintage AIDS Jokes + MTM Hits 80 + No Pants? No Problem! + Jake's Nips + 50 Shades Of Gray Sweats! Comments (0)

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WIDGETActor Michael B. Jordan went out of his way to circuitously deny he is gay.

WIDGETEddie Murphy apologized for his horrendously anti-gay special 20 years ago — so why is it still casually available?

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WIDGETPeople are celebrating Mary Tyler Moore turning 80, but she needs to keep her head down for a few more days.

WIDGETBoston's No Pants Subway Ride is a comin'.

WIDGETJake Gyllenhaal, some board shorts, and his furry tits.

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WIDGETDancer Liam Ferrari (above) breaks it on down in gray sweats, AFTER THE JUMP ...

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Dec 01 2016
What If Vito Russo Ran For President? Comments (0)

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Fascinating trailer after the jump for Fathers, a proposed short that imagines a world without HIV in which gay men were not decimated in the '80s, and in which we have not only a gay president but gay elders like Keith Haring, 59; Rock Hudson, 91; and Freddie Mercury, 70.

From a press release:

Leo Herrera, Mexican gay artist/advocate announced his latest work “Fathers,” a short film and exhibit slated for release in 2017 by kicking off fundraising efforts with the launch of the trailer for the film.

The 2-minute trailer brings awareness to World AIDS Day, gives the history of AIDS, pays tribute to many famous artists/activists and gives the world a taste of a film that Herrera hopes to fund through community support via tax deductible donations, with a portion of the proceeds supporting the GLBT Historical Society.

“What if Vito Russo ran for President? What if Mapplethorpe got into a Twitter feud with a Kardashian? What would David Wojnarowicz do about the gay executions in the Middle East? With Fathers, these are the questions I will explore with integrity, humor and history,” explained Herrera. “The tools we now have to combat HIV will give us the privilege of keeping our queer artists, but the injustices of AIDS should always live in our collective memory and more importantly in our imagination. It's the only way that we can find creative cures to the damage it caused to our culture and harness the power it gave our community to join against political forces that threatened our lives, now more than ever.”

The final project will be a “faux” documentary that Herrera describes as “HBO’s Looking meets Man in High Castle meets Beyonce’s Lemonade.” It will be produced along a team of collaborators, historians from the GLBT Historical Society, survivors, friends, lovers and family of the men featured. It will be filmed in San Francisco, New Orleans and New York. To research the political storylines for Fathers, Herrera worked on a New York art collective with Act-Up legend Avram Finkelstein (of Silence=Death campaign), and then as a campaign manager to successfully elect an LGBT activist to public office in San Francisco.

Keep reading for the trailer, and donate here ...

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