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Sep 18 2014
The Devil Is In The Details Comments (0)

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From here: I've always been fascinated by Kenneth Anger (b. February 3, 1927). I first knew of him via his horrendous (but delicious) book Hollywood Babylon, which is filled with a whole lot of nonsense, Kangerbut which delivers the nonsense in such an authoritative tone it's impossible to put down. Anger's view of the celebrities in his book was so maliciously irreverent, it was a subversive and alarming new idea for me as a kid—the idea that things happened to stars that were not glamorous, that were at times more terrible than even the things that happened to mere mortals, that publicity was, by its very nature, a lie.

It was also an eye-opening introduction to the gossip underground, and the gay-gossip underground.

But when I discovered Anger's short films, I was, without reservation, impressed that someone could have written such a book and yet have directed such movies, beautiful, scary, unpolished, artful films that I could not imagine having been created in the '40s, '50s and '60s. (He actually made movies starting at age 10, in the '30s.)

The 1970 German TV documentary after the jump is the most extended look at Anger I've watched, and as I couldn't with his book or with his films, I couldn't look away...

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Chicago...Isn't That Where Oprah Lives? Comments (0)

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When I was in Chicago to promote Encyclopedia Madonnica in 1995, I met Jae-Ha Kim at the Chicago Sun-Times, which resulted in this lavish coverage—a two-page spread in the gigantic newspaper. She was a doll, and we have remained in touch off and on ever since.

Check out my Kickstarter and help a brother write a follow-up!

Second half of this piece is after the jump...

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Need To Know: Vocal Critic + Music Television + Wild Roses Re-Grow + 9/11 Camp + Facebook: Say Your Name + MORE! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureABOVE: Joan Rivers's notorious throat specialist shows off Celine Dion's vocal cords.

*widget boy cultureDavid Fincher to do TV series based in the world of 1980s music video-making.

*widget boy cultureThe About a Boy boy now looks like C. Thomas Howell/Matt Dillon.

*widget boy cultureKylie joins Nick Cave @ Koko for “Where the Wild Roses Grow”.

*widget boy cultureIs The Mysteries of Laura the fall's worst new show?

*widget boy cultureCazwell's “Dance Like You Got Good Credit” is a smart investment.

*widget boy cultureSlant hates on Lady Gaga. Fans react in the comments.

Muscles-underwearFar, far and away the hottest back I've seen in ages

*widget boy cultureCheck out his  (above) underwear here.

*widget boy culturePhilly drag queen lampoons 9/11 and Muslims on 9/11.

*widget boy cultureI am 50% funded one week in...have you met my Kickstarter yet?

*widget boy cultureFacebook doubles down: Meets with, shades drag queens.

*widget boy cultureTaylor Swift airs out her pussy.

*widget boy cultureLunatic Mayor Rob Ford is now battling deadly cancer.

*widget boy cultureDieux du Stade video after the jump...

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Sep 17 2014
Blogging On Comments (0)

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Meet Kenneth in the (212) blogger on September 19. Details here. He's much nicer in person than you've heard!!!

 
Back In The Gay Comments (0)

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The original catalogue page from St. Martin's Press, heralding the April 1995 publication of my book, Encyclopedia Madonnica. I'm doing an updated edition...if you can help me out! Click here for more details.

 
#6 With A Bullet Bra Comments (0)

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With thanks to my pal Mark Blane—whose Cubby film has to get made, it sounds like it will be amazing!—I discovered that my Kickstarter for a 20th Anniversary Edition of Encyclopedia Madonnica is rated very highly on Kicktraq. They rather optimistically think I'm on “traq” to raise 50 grand, but that's really mostly based on my stellar Day One, in which I quickly raised $5K—thank you again for that!

No, I'm just hoping to make my goal and s'more. Doubling it is a daydream. But being #6 on the Kicktraq charts for books is (1) amazing, and (2) responsible for pointing out that I woud love to own #3, the definitive book on the classic movie It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

Kickstart me here!

 
ENCYCLOPEDIA MADONNICA Hits HuffingtonPost! Comments (0)

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My pal Greg took the photo above, which is the gayest picture available of me, not counting any unfortunate iPhone snaps taken during the heat of the moment of which I am unaware. So Encyclopedia-Madonnicatherefore, I love it.

I also love the fact that HuffingtonPost ran a piece on my quest to do Encyclopedia Madonnica: 20th Anniversary Edition. I'm shocked they'd plug a Kickstarter, but plug it they did—and I hope it will help.

I'm edging closer and closer to being 50% funded, which is awesome since I'm still less than a week into the month-long campaign.

But once I'm halfway there, I still have halfway to go.

Please consider backing my campaign. Thanks, and thanks for putting up with a couple of pitches a day.

 
Need To Know: Stade Muffins + Iggy Popped + To Your Health + Noun, Verb, Benghazi + MORE! Comments (0)

StadeIt's Dieux, duh.

*widget boy cultureDieux du Stade is still three years away from being legal!

*widget boy culturePhilly gay-bashing solved by Twitter?

*widget boy cultureCould that Iggy Azalea sex tape see the light of day after all?

*widget boy cultureMadonnaTribe does Encyclopedia Madonnica!

*widget boy cultureFor all you vodka Queens.

*widget boy cultureThanks to Obamacare, uninsured rate plummets.

*widget boy cultureAdvocate names 50 most influential LGBT mediaites.

*widget boy cultureDownton Abbey ventures into ex-gay territory.

*widget boy cultureRaymond & Lane's delusions of grandeur.

*widget boy cultureElisabeth Hasselbeck connects Ray Rice to Benghazi.

*widget boy cultureFind out how pic-with king Geoffrey Dicker totally won the Internet, and met Oprah.

I won the internet