353 posts categorized "AIDS"

Aug 10 2015
The Low-Down On TuDonna + Janet Jackson Demanded An HIV Test Of Her Co-Star Comments (0)

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Tupac Shakur's brother details the late rapper's brief relationship with Madonna in the video below.

But perhaps more interestingly, Janet Jackson allegedly required Tupac to take an HIV test while filming Poetic Justice (1993) before they kissed ...

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Jul 26 2015
Need To Know: Fierce Advocate + Fire In The Loins + Babbling Brooke + Gun Home + Trump Towers DC + Adieu Têtu + MORE! Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2015-07-26 at 9.02.51 AMHe has become the fierce advocate he promised.

*widget boy culturePresident Obama speaks out forcefully for gay rights in Kenya. Images

*widget boy cultureWoman fingers cousin as incestuous firestarter.

*widget boy cultureBrooke Hogan's delusional, juvenile poem defending racist daddyImages

Screen Shot 2015-07-26 at 9.00.47 AMSo now it's not even wrong to seethe the N-word? And do we ALL do that in private?

*widget boy cultureYou will NEVER forget seeing THIS.

*widget boy cultureGov. Jindal nixes gun-control talk. If not now, when?

*widget boy cultureTrump's White House would look like ... what???

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*widget boy cultureMERDE: This awesome magazine is bankrupt. Images

*widget boy cultureMeryl Streep ... rock star?

*widget boy cultureThese pigs have won the fucking lottery.

*widget boy cultureVegas hotel fire aided by fake plants, thatched cabanas.

*widget boy cultureRevolting overreach on already questionable HIV-spread laws.

*widget boy cultureGregor Dimitrov is singleImages

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Jul 04 2015
Need To Know: Bryce Ass! + Gay Day, Gay Day! + Viral Lede + The Right's Wrong On Gay Marriage + Carreying On + Great Dane + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureBryce Harper bare naked for ESPN magazine!

*widget boy culture34 years ago this weekend: RARE CANCER SEEN IN 41 HOMOSEXUALS.

*widget boy cultureAuthor of RARE CANCER piece on AIDS retired in 2009.

*widget boy cultureBen Ryan argues for the end of “AIDS.”

*widget boy cultureFormer Rand Paul aide on why Republicans are wrong on gay marriage.

*widget boy cultureKentucky clerk sued for refusing to issue same-sex marriage license.

*widget boy cultureJim Webb as a Virginia senator = yay. As a prez nominee? Boo.

*widget boy cultureHillary Clinton not freaking out over Bernie Sanders.

*widget boy cultureGuess who Chris Evans was secretly dating?

*widget boy cultureAnti-vaccine whackjob Jim Carrey uses autistic kid's pic without permission ...

... and the kid's autism was genetic. Um, sit down.

*widget boy cultureNJ lesbian leader thinks NO GAYS ALLOWED signs are totes okay.

*widget boy cultureObama to broaden use of clemency to free non-violent drug offenders.

*widget boy cultureWhich type of stalker is yours?

*widget boy cultureThe challenges of being gay and having gay friends.

*widget boy cultureKareem Abdul-Jabaar dumps on Trump.

*widget boy cultureMalia Obama on the set of Girls.

*widget boy culturePaul Rudd farts throughout interview.

*widget boy cultureNYC's Tribeca Cinemas closing.

*widget boy cultureVIDEO: The criminal too dumb to tell PUSH from PULL.

*widget boy cultureGigantic penis alert. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureEric Dane is in The Last Ship, on the last page of People.

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Jul 01 2015
Need To Know: Holy War + Relationship Fumble + Trump Dumped + The Thick Blue Line + The Straight-Marrying Man + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureDisingenuous ad casts anti-gay Catholics as the victims, is parodied.

*widget boy cultureMichael Sam breaks up with Vito Cammisano?

*widget boy cultureDonald Trump FIRED, fires back. Craft Brewery dumps him, too.

*widget boy cultureCohosts bail on Miss USA.

*widget boy cultureHot cop booty-dances at NYC Gay Pride March.

*widget boy cultureYoung rapper legally robbed of $16,000 by suspicious agents gets free demo.

*widget boy cultureGov. Bobby Jindal (R-Louisiana) tries to slow same-sex marriages.

*widget boy cultureBen Affleck is about to be suddenly single.

*widget boy cultureThis week was the 30th anniversary of the release of St. Elmo's Fire!

*widget boy cultureThis muscleguy's wide-open legs provide a great shot.

*widget boy cultureTed Cruz fundamentally does NOT get what the Supreme Court is.

*widget boy cultureTexas AG goes full-on seditionist over marriage equality.

*widget boy cultureCaitlyn checks out An American in Paris, dazzles in leopard.

*widget boy cultureCalifornia gets a tough pro-vaccine law for kids.

*widget boy cultureKids explain gay marriage.

*widget boy culturePat Buchanan still says AIDS is nature's revenge.

*widget boy cultureOafish Chris Christie jabs at Obama, Hillary in announcing presidential run.

Chris-christie-claims-weight-problem-caused-by-global-warming-e1384283274661He's swiftly walking for president.

 
Jun 24 2015
Cox & Bottoms: Broadway Bares Turns 25 ... And The Other Cheek Comments (0)
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Dozens of photos in the gallery above!

Check out my other Broadway Bares-related posts herePlease let me know of any names I got wrong or am missing. Please feel free to pluck photos for posting on Facebook, but tag me and the people in them. One shot too naughty for this blog appear at my adult tumblr (Work Unfriendly). Enjoy, and please donate to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

A reader contacted me on Grindr on Sunday morning to say:

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10389967_10153296937226001_4660789475532557727_nI skipped Broadway Bares last year after getting reamed for taking photos at a Solo Strips, but returned Sunday for Broadway Bares 25: Top Bottoms of Burlesque, the silver-anniversary installment of Jerry Mitchell's unfortunately-still-necessary AIDS charity show that rounds up as many hot and talented chorus boys and girls from Broadway and Broadway-adjacent (and a few who just have roommates on Broadway) to put on a one-night only, two-times only, razzle-dazzle-'em-at-any-cost show.

I decided to go back because I missed the good time and knew the dancers always seem to like having photos to share, people affiliated with the show “like” them on Instagram, etc. Where we stood, everyone around us had their phones out. I think the rule about photos is a misguided fear that it will bite into the show's revenues. In reality, since it's a show that happens once a year, seeing photos from it just encourages people to come the following year, and/or to seek out the merch. I have had a lot of readers say they now travel in for the show thanks to the photos I've posted. So hopefully it helps.

You would think this year's title would mean it was going to be 100% up my alley (I am the original ASSMAN), but I found it to have no more or less tail than past editions, save for its hilariously sexy opening—the curtain lifted to just above waist-level to reveal a bevy of dimpled booties peeking out at the crowd. It was not unlike waving a turkey at a bunch of starving bums on Thanksgiving and saucily asking, “White meat or dark?”

DSC00678I swear Nick Adams's ass and this tableau could be a Mel Odom illustration.

Directed by Jerry Mitchell and Nick Kenkel, who choreographed it with Laya Barak, Jim Cooney, Armando Farfan Jr., Peter Gregus, Ryan Lyons, Brice Mousset, Rachelle Rak, Michael Lee Scott, Kellen Stancil and Sidney Erik Wright, the show loosely followed the travails of a wannabe played by Nick Adams, he of the Mario Lopez-threatening biceps.

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Adams starts out too shy to be a stripper, but luckily falls in with the wrong crowd and everything works (and comes) out in the end.

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Along the way, the show included 11 tight numbers (it felt super fast this go-round, and I hated the Hammerstein venue as compared to the more spacious and now vanished Roseland), often takes on classic show tunes, always ending with a little more nudity than you might encounter in a locker room.

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DSC00044Baby, if Callan's the bottom, I'm the top.

“Take It from the Top” was a sterling opener starring Harvey Fierstein and Callan Bergmann, a one-time Mr. Broadway, the latter of which as a great opener. Bergmann's were choice cheeks to inaugurate a buns-hun show, and he was one of the performers who really shone this year.

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Jun 18 2015
Jerry Mitchell BARES His Soul Comments (0)

 Jerry Mitchell speaks to Billboard about Broadway Bares: Top Bottoms of Burlesque, the 25th installment of his wildly successful charity show in which chorus boys and girls bare most for AIDS.

I'm going this year after skipping last year. It's hard to enjoy without shooting it, and they are unthrilled with photography.

 
Need To Know: Are You Fearing AIDS? + Engagement Must End + Perfect $10 + Send In The Clown + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureAndy Cohen shares stories of his one-time HIV hysteria.

*widget boy cultureWhat does this say about the trustworthiness of MSNBC vs. NBC?

*widget boy cultureSean Penn's review of Madonna's new video is in.

*widget boy cultureNo one will tell Melissa Rivers she isn't Joan Rivers.

*widget boy cultureWhich famous woman will be on the $10 bill in the U.S. in 2020?

*widget boy cultureGayest U.S. zip codes.

*widget boy cultureRachel Dolezal is bi, and a self-birther.

*widget boy cultureNew Janet Jackson music snippet.

*widget boy cultureOh, my Lorde!

*widget boy culture1st N. Brooklyn Pride Fest.

*widget boy culture49-minute interview with Marilyn Monroe from 1960.

*widget boy cultureDonald Trump had to buy enthusiasm.

*widget boy cultureNeil Young dislikes Donald Trump.

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Jun 12 2015
The Good SEED: A Review Of The New Chuck Holmes Doc Comments (0)
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Screen Shot 2015-06-12 at 12.39.16 AMI absolutely loved Seed Money: The Chuck Holmes Story, (sexxxy) director Mike Stabile's A+ doc on the porn magnate that's making the film fest rounds.

Seed Money is at once a sympathetic but unblinking portrait of Falcon founder Holmes, an impeccably curated collection of some of the most indelible clips from the unbearably erotic movies that have become a shared visual language among gay men, and a ribald cockumentary on the commodification of M4M sex.

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Seed Money - Stabile HeadshotChuck Holmes (top) and Mike Stabile (bottom)—which might be wishful thinking.

The film will make you marvel at the fact that clean feet and fresh-from-the-package tightie-whities could make a guy so rich, and leave such an impression on so many others just like him. Even though Jeff Stryker is on hand to reminisce, the film's money shot is its honest portrayal of a gay kid from the sticks whose drive to make something of himself and whose struggle with and eventual celebration of his sexuality wound up all but defining the history of gay porn.

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Seed Money is that rare documentary that you could easily jack off to (hello, Bill Henson ... how you doin', Buster? ... 'sup, Kurt Marshall?) but that never stops engaging your brain. Though it touches only briefly on the potentially problematic nature of Holmes's taste becoming the gay community's default position on all things randy (you'll cringe when Chi Chi La Rue tells it like it was regarding what black models were and were not allowed to do on Falcon sets), that portion of the film is emblematic of its thoughtful, nuanced approach.

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Think of it as yet another side of Aspen.

Make sure to catch this important film at Outfest and/or Frameline.

 


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