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Nov 13 2017
Contract Playa: A Review Of SCOTTY AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD Comments (0)

T-scotty-bowers“I created the rainbow in Hollywood.” — Scotty Bowers (Image via Altimeter Films)

Five years ago, I posted a review of the book Full Service, the as-told-to story of Scotty Bowers, a 21430294_1815779352046499_9204368091529911051_nHollywood gas station owner who claims to have become a procurer for some of Hollywood's biggest names from the '40s onward, including Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, George Cukor, Rock Hudson and many more.

Along with hooking them up with sex partners, he also claims to have had sex with many of them himself, including Bette Davis, Walter Pidgeon and both Cary Grant and Randolph Scott.

Gore Vidal on Scotty Bowers

The comments on my review were largely critical, blowing him off as a liar in spite of the support of Gore Vidal and other serious people who wanted us to know Scotty was the real deal.

I prefer this take: 

Now, director Matt Tyrnauer has shot a compelling documentary on the man of 1,000 facials, and I think Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood far surpasses the book as both art and documentation that Bowers was probably every bit as busy as he boasts ...

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Nov 08 2017
Fiery-Hot Heroes + Sri Lankan Shame + Surviving Hillary's Loss + Gay Talese Is Pro Spacey + Construction Sex Worker + Hot Diversion — 6-PACK! Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2017-11-08 at 4.05.48 PM(Image via 2018 Australian Firefighters Calendar)

Shirtless Firefighters with Pooches

Sri Lankan Nightmare

Ben Ryan: To Hill(ary) and Back

Gay Talese Laments Loss of Kevin Spacey's Career

Construction Worker Takes Up Hustling

Too-Hot Tuesday

Keep reading for the day's hottest links ...

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Oct 14 2017
Gays For Trump Squirm Upon Reflection + TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Shot Down + Julia Roberts, AIDS Warrior + Even STRANGER THINGS + Fox News's Cognitive Dissonance + CHARLIE'S ANGELS Reunion?! — 6-PACK! Comments (0)

Vladimir-putin-donald-trumpGay Republicans are traitors to the gay-rights cause, period. That should be obvious.

It's not, though, because those 15%-ish of LGBTQ people who voted for Trump stubbornly felt it was okay to vote for the party that enshrines anti-gay and anti-trans discrimination in its written platform all because of other concerns, like taxes, health care and defense (all of which Trump is screwing up so badly gay, straight, bi, trans and none of the above people are being negatively impacted already).

Now, some of the high-profile Gays for Trump are speaking out and acknowledging that Trump is a disaster for our community.

Keep reading for that and more of the day's hottest links, including a Charlie's Angels reunion, the banning of To Kill a Mockingbird and why Julia Roberts' hubby has a schlong-related nickname ...

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Oct 10 2017
Roxette Thinks They Got The Look + The Marsha P. Johnson War Of Words + Posthumous Porn Memoir + Go-Go Heaven + Flag-Bashing Firefighter + Trans Prom King — 6-PACK! Comments (0)

Jakub&Dawid-1208A gay couple celebrating their honeymoon were asked to do a special video for legendary band Roxette, set to their “Good Karma.”

It will turn you gay if you aren't already.

Keep reading for that, the controversy over the Marsha P. Johnson movies, a seriously sexy go-go blog, a cute but troubled firefighter and more of the day's hottest links ...

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Oct 04 2017
An Affair To Remember: A Review Of CALL ME BY YOUR NAME — Plus, Q&A With The Stars & Director Comments (0)

*DSC05728_newTimothée Chalamet & Armie Hammer watch Luca Guadagnino speak. (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)

I attended the NYFF U.S. premiere of the highly anticipated film Call Me by Your Name (from the novel by André Aciman) Tuesday night.

Keep reading for some great snippets from the Q&A, plus a full review of the gay film of the year ...

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Oct 02 2017
Madonna Fans Unite: Let's Make THE MADONNA OF BOLTON A Reality Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2017-09-29 at 10.45.19 PMThe Madonna of Bolton is a new novel by Matt Cain of Attitude, and if you're one of my site's Madonna fans, he needs your help.

In fact, even if Madonna isn't your thing, if you're a fan of gay coming-of-age stories, The Madonna of Bolton needs a boost.

Keep reading for more details on this fresh new novel ...

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Sep 20 2017
Billie Jean King Movie's Sin Of Omission + Robbie Rogers For Target + Students Riot Over Shooting Of Scout Schultz + Gay Muslim's Journey To Saudi Arabia + Cassidy Still Lying About Health Care — 6-PACK! Comments (0)

BjkTennis fan Kenneth Walsh turns in a much more nuanced review of Battle of the Sexes, the Billie Jean King/Bobby Riggs film I raved about this week. (He liked it a lot, too.)

Walsh examines the film's choice to leave out the part of King's affair with Marilyn Barnett where Barnett became a paraplegic while living in Mr. and Mrs. King's home and sued Billie Jean for palimony, effectively outing her in '81. (She would not acknowledge she is a lesbian until 1998.)

There is a lot to the story the film doesn't (can't? possibly shouldn't?) contain, but at the very least, an epilogue would've been appropriate. Keep reading for this and more of the hottest links of the day on...

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Sep 19 2017
SPOILER ALERT: THE HERO DIES — A Review Of Michael Ausiello's Emotionally Resonant, Darkly Witty Memoir Comments (0)

MikekitI met Michael Ausiello and Christopher “Kit” Cowan when they attended a party thrown in my building. I remembered them as the prototypical cute NYC couple — smart, good conversationalists, clearly well-matched.

Years later, I was shocked to hear that Kit had succumbed to cancer, but I am not surprised that Michael — the founder of TVLine.com — has turned his grief into a book. Writers write when life beats them up, and in this case, we're all the better for his urge to memorialize his relationship ...

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