353 posts categorized "AIDS"
President Obama speaks out forcefully for gay rights in Kenya.
Brooke Hogan's delusional, juvenile poem defending racist daddy.
You will NEVER forget seeing THIS.
Gov. Jindal nixes gun-control talk. If not now, when?
Trump's White House would look like ... what???
MERDE: This awesome magazine is bankrupt.
Meryl Streep ... rock star?
These pigs have won the fucking lottery.
Vegas hotel fire aided by fake plants, thatched cabanas.
Revolting overreach on already questionable HIV-spread laws.
Gregor Dimitrov is single.
Bryce Harper bare naked for ESPN magazine!
34 years ago this weekend: RARE CANCER SEEN IN 41 HOMOSEXUALS.
Author of RARE CANCER piece on AIDS retired in 2009.
Ben Ryan argues for the end of “AIDS.”
Former Rand Paul aide on why Republicans are wrong on gay marriage.
Kentucky clerk sued for refusing to issue same-sex marriage license.
Jim Webb as a Virginia senator = yay. As a prez nominee? Boo.
Hillary Clinton not freaking out over Bernie Sanders.
Guess who Chris Evans was secretly dating?
I'd like to apologize to the Echols family and others for posting a pic of their kids w/o permission.I didn't mean to cause them distress.— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) July 3, 2015
... and the kid's autism was genetic. Um, sit down.
NJ lesbian leader thinks NO GAYS ALLOWED signs are totes okay.
Obama to broaden use of clemency to free non-violent drug offenders.
Which type of stalker is yours?
The challenges of being gay and having gay friends.
Kareem Abdul-Jabaar dumps on Trump.
Malia Obama on the set of Girls.
Paul Rudd farts throughout interview.
NYC's Tribeca Cinemas closing.
VIDEO: The criminal too dumb to tell PUSH from PULL.
Gigantic penis alert. (Work Unfriendly)
Eric Dane is in The Last Ship, on the last page of People.
Michael Sam breaks up with Vito Cammisano?
Cohosts bail on Miss USA.
Hot cop booty-dances at NYC Gay Pride March.
Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-Louisiana) tries to slow same-sex marriages.
Ben Affleck is about to be suddenly single.
This week was the 30th anniversary of the release of St. Elmo's Fire!
This muscleguy's wide-open legs provide a great shot.
Ted Cruz fundamentally does NOT get what the Supreme Court is.
Texas AG goes full-on seditionist over marriage equality.
California gets a tough pro-vaccine law for kids.
Kids explain gay marriage.
Pat Buchanan still says AIDS is nature's revenge.
Oafish Chris Christie jabs at Obama, Hillary in announcing presidential run.
Dozens of photos in the gallery above!
Check out my other Broadway Bares-related posts here. Please 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:
I 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?”
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
Andy Cohen shares stories of his one-time HIV hysteria.
What does this say about the trustworthiness of MSNBC vs. NBC?
Sean Penn's review of Madonna's new video is in.
No one will tell Melissa Rivers she isn't Joan Rivers.
Which famous woman will be on the $10 bill in the U.S. in 2020?
Gayest U.S. zip codes.
Oh, my Lorde!
49-minute interview with Marilyn Monroe from 1960.
Donald Trump had to buy enthusiasm.
Neil Young dislikes Donald Trump.
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.
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.
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.
Think of it as yet another side of Aspen.