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Feb 27 2015
Lana Turner Overdrive Comments (0)

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My friend Chexy called my attention to this great poem by Frank O'Hara (March 27, 1926—July 25, 1966), written in 1964, just two years before he was struck and killed by a beach taxi on Fire Island.

The poem captures the bond gay men have with their icons, and is timely in light of Madonna's accident at the Brits, which continues to be a point of discussion on social media. (I also think it applies because I think Madonna is much more reminiscent of Turner than some other icons to whom she is compared and to whom she compares herself, like Marilyn Monroe or Mae West.)

And aside from Madonna (gay gasp) it's just a fucking great poem, and it made me smile before reading of his shocking death made me not smile.

“Poem (Lana Turner has collapsed!)”


Lana-turner-collapseLana Turner has collapsed!


I was trotting along and suddenly


it started raining and snowing


and you said it was hailing


but hailing hits you on the head


hard so it was really snowing and


raining and I was in such a hurry


to meet you but the traffic


was acting exactly like the sky


and suddenly I see a headline


LANA TURNER HAS COLLAPSED!


there is no snow in Hollywood


there is no rain in California


I have been to lots of parties


and acted perfectly disgraceful


but I never actually collapsed


oh Lana Turner we love you get up

 
Feb 26 2015
Destroying Antiquity To Destroy Modernity Comments (0)

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This is sickening. It is completely reminiscent of when al-Qaeda blew up the Buddhas. It's revolting savagery.

 
Feb 18 2015
Vaccine & Heard Comments (0)

HaringThis week is the 25th anniversary of Keith Haring's death from AIDS.

Sounds like an incredibly promising advance in the push for an HIV vaccine.

 
Feb 15 2015
Ends Of The World Comments (0)

Art

Via Ugly Ugly Emptiness. (Work Unfriendly)

 
Feb 12 2015
I Want Your Gay Sex Comments (0)

Gay

Leo Herrera's 3 ERAS of GAY SEX in 3 Minutes is hard to look away from...

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Feb 10 2015
Trailer Trash Comments (0)

Venfield8

Check out the hot trailer for Venfield 8's limited-edition publication below. It's a work of art in its own right...

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Puttin' On The Ritts: Venfield 8's HOT New Limited-Edition OBJECT WEAPON Comments (0)

Object-weaponOut today!

Venfield 8 is back with another publication, this time an ongoing zine called Object Weapon. The premier issue is entitled Duo, and is focused on real-life partners Jon Galt and Vic Rocco. It is a stunning, stirring, sexy, sensual depiction of two men in love and in lust, an homage to the late Herb Ritts's famed book of the same name.

Venfield 8 met the men and started shooting them...it was that simple. Approaching them on an exclusive nude beach in Hawaii, he said (Dita Parlo-style):

“My name is Venfield 8 and I'd like to take your picture.”

The men obliged with languid poses that feel modern and that range from Rittsy glamour to glistening Bianchi decadence to Meisel Sex-iness. Plus there's a double cum-shot because...because.

This zine is beautifully made (8"X8", perfect-bound, embossed cover, designed by Jessie Horowitz) and is limited to 125 pieces. Object Weapon will only come out once or twice a year.

Get yours here, while supplies last.

 
Feb 09 2015
Bid By Bid Comments (0)

Andy-Warhol

This amfAR auction has some amazing stuff, not least of which is this Christopher Makos triptych of Andy Warhol.