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Aug 28 2016
FINDING PRINCE CHARMING Contestant Comes Out As HIV Positive Comments (0)

TMZ exclusively reveals that a cast member of Logo's Finding Prince Charming will come out as HIV positive to eligible 0826-finding-prince-charming-cast-logo-4bachelor Robert Sepulveda Jr. on an episode of the show.

I'm not thrilled with the stunt aspect. I remember thinking this of RuPaul's Drag Race and Project Runway, too, when cast members announced their status—on those shows, the announcement was not pre-hyped—but I feel like this treatment inadvertently tends to make it seem like HIV is really rare and that when someone in a group comes out about their status, that must mean everyone else is HIV negative.

On Finding Prince Charming, I would be surprised if everyone else on the show is negative; when I'm meeting guys, I assume everyone is positive and proceed as such. I have to imagine Sepulveda is not new to this concept and knows a trick or two about safer sex.

I just hope (against hope) the show will handle the issue sensitively (will PrEP come up? because the concept of being undetectable undoubtedly will) and not make it into a big sob story about how the contestant contracted HIV—I guess I am imagining some kind of dreary you didn't deserve it! speech.

But while I've clearly already decided the show isn't for me, I won't assume the worst about how they handle this topic and will instead wait and see when that episode hits.

(Image via Logo)

Aug 25 2016
There's Nothing To Say Off-Camera: Madonna Shocks Fans With Surprise Appearance At TRUTH OR DARE Screening Comments (0)

IMG_8942*Host with the most, Joe Berger (All images by Matthew Rettenmund except for Instagram embed)

Joe Berger has been working his heart out to get Madonna's glory years on film properly acknowledged, first with an invite-only MoMA screening of the 1991 gem Madonna: Truth or Dare (at the time the most successful documentary ever), then with a special evening devoted to choreographer-director Vincent Paterson, then with a Madonna film series at Metrograph that embraces the best (Dangerous Game) and worst (Body of Evidence) she had to offer.

IMG_8976*Madonna posed by these Warholian images in the lobby

IMG_8935*Famous, front-row fans!

IMG_8938*Jose & Slam! Forgot to dare them to kiss...

So think of it as Kabbalistic karma that tonight, at his Truth or Dare event, Madonna herself shocked the entire room by showing up totally unannounced (her publicists knew, the MoMA curator knew—that was it) to sit in the middle of the audience and watch every frame of the film.

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Aug 18 2016
More On That Incredibly Detailed Madonna Documentary: EMMY AND THE BREAKFAST CLUB Comments (0)

If you're a Madonna fan, you may have caught wind of Emmy and the Breakfast Club, the new documentary from Guy Guido, who already brought us the thoroughly charmingly short Physical Attraction.

According to Guido, the new doc will make use of intimate notes and original recordings that Madonna made in bed with her then lover Dan Gilroy. Yes, that means there are never-before-heard songs that we're about to hear.

The film will include on-camera interviews with a host of the original players in the early story of Madonna, as well as what are shaping up to be uncannily orchestrated re-enactments—just check out how closely Guido & Co. have approximated this original PR shot of the Breakfast Club (below, top) with the film's actors (below, bottom):


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For a peek behind the scenes, Guido also sent me this shot of his filming of the shot:

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Aug 17 2016
6-PACK — With This Olympic Ring + Breitbart Merges With Trump + Hillary's Healthy Skepticism + I AM CAIT Gets Canned + Peter Staley To Harvard + Talk-Show Host Dies Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureABOVE: Gay Olympian Tom Bosworth pops the question in Rio. Cameras, so it did happen.

*widget boy cultureTrump's campaign is now literally being run by Breitbart. Cokie Roberts comes for “tainted” Trump fans.

*widget boy cultureYeah, nice try, Trump — Hillary's not sick.

*widget boy cultureI Am Cait ... and we don't care. Series gets canceled.

*widget boy cultureLEARN FROM THE BEST: AIDS activist Peter Staley teaching at Harvard.

*widget boy cultureConservative talk-show host John McLaughlin dies @ 89. Wrong!

6-PACK — Madonna In The '80s! + Madonna In The '90s! + Porn Icon's Memoirs + Hugh Must Be Kidding Me + Jason Dottley Leaves Music, Drops Web Series + The Bond Between Gay Men & Straight Women! Comments (0)

66-long-lost-casting-polaroids-of-madonna-show-a-mega-star-on-the-verge-body-image-1471356607Madonna in 1983 (Image by Richard Corman)

*widget boy cultureMr. Corman let a Web site publish hi-res scans of some of his 66 Madonna Polaroids.

UnnamedMadonna celebrating Vincent's b'day on May 4, 1990, in Houston (Images via Vincent Paterson)

*widget boy cultureAn Evening with Vincent Paterson should be on your to-do-list.

Screen Shot 2016-08-16 at 10.52.52 PMShawn Mayotte as you may remember him (Image via I.T. for Men)

*widget boy culturePorn icon Shawn Mayotte is alive and well ... and publishing his memoirs.

710316_2c6dee09508c419693a5701c7e366617~mv2(Image via Jason Dottley)

*widget boy cultureJason Dottley retires from music, drops surprise Web series: Body Hair.

*widget boy cultureHugh Grant looks “like a scrotum now.”

*widget boy cultureA gay black man and a straight white woman hit it off real well in El Ganzo, opening 9/9 in L.A.:


Aug 08 2016
6-PACK — Historical Sodomite + Model Who Stripped In Times Square On Mental Illness + Trump CAN'T Win FL + How Pence Hesitated On HIV + Speedo Break + Gay-For-Pay-Panic Defense! Comments (0)

Clyde-Hicks-1-e1470584173631(Image via Back2Stonewall)

*widget boy culture81 years ago, a solider is sentenced for sodomy.

*widget boy cultureKit McCrean, who got naked in Times Square and screamed his love for Trump, explains why.

*widget boy cultureTrump CAN'T win Florida.

*widget boy cultureHow Mike Pence handled an HIV epidemic in Indiana.

*widget boy cultureSalute this red-white-and-blue stud in a Speedo.

*widget boy cultureGay-for-pay actor uses variation on gay-panic defense, pulls just 9 years for brutal murder.

Aug 07 2016
BLOND AMBITION Pride: Madonna's Dancers Do Amsterdam Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2016-08-07 at 1.26.24 PM(Video still via Aids Fonds)

Madonna's Blond Ambition dancers Oliver Crumes and Carlton Wilborn made an appearance Aids Fonds float at Amsterdam Gay Pride this week.

This was Oliver's very first Pride parade (he's straight). Viewers of Truth or Dare will see the full-circle aspect of him doing this 25 years after all the other (gay) Blond Ambition dancers were shown in the doc marching in a Pride parade ...

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HEAT INDEX — Great Gifts Of Tonga + More Olympic Gold + HAMILTON's Hottie + Cristiano Ronaldo + Justin Bieber + Orlando Bloom + Sausage Party + Instahotties + Serious Gains! Comments (0)

Tumblr_obgth5zLoy1rsp72ro2_r1_500(GIF via BBC)

ABOVE: Here's a nice GIF of Tonga's now-famous Pita Taufatofua.

TONGA, TOO: Out Olympic swimmer Amini Fonua, also Tongan: 



A video posted by Amini Fonua (@aminifonua) on

GOING FOR GOLD: Phelps & Lochte shirtless. Plus, tons more hot Olympians.

NIPPLE-CRISPING: Cristiano Ronaldo suns his areolas.

HISTORY-IN-THE-MAKING: Meet Hamilton's hot, HIV+, gay new lead!

Javier(Video still via CBS)

BIEBER UNCUT: Actually, cut. But you know what I mean. (Work Unfriendly)

ORLANDO, THE SEQUEL: Bloom's booty, his frisky times with Katy Perry.

SIDE OF SAUSAGE: Speedo-wearer, sunnyside up.

CAUGHT UNAWARES: 2,400+ hot guys on the streets of NYC.