86 posts categorized "CHER"

Feb 24 2014
Drag Is Commercial Comments (0)

In honor of the season premiere of RuPaul's Drag Race tonight, a couple of spots that employ two of my fave divas. Second one after the jump...

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Dec 02 2013
Boy Culture Turns 8: My 100 Favorite Posts! Comments (0)

BoyCultureBlogYou need a little (Boy) Culture!

StripperIt blows my mind to realize that Boy Culture is now eight years old. I can still remember the joy I felt when I figured out how to post, how to upload an image and how to embed a video. I remember every time a post blew up, bringing in hits and new viewers. I remember the longtime commenters, the trolls, the spam and the never-ending (and validating!) pitches and free tickets and photographers' snaps of half- or all-naked male models. 

RuPaul-Drag-RaceShooting for my blog has never been a drag.

Cone-boyI've used Boy Culture to express myself, to help express others and to connect to people internationally.

I've also used it to show off my humor (both high and low), to flaunt my obsessions, to reality-test my sexual diversions and perversions, to laud the art I love, to lash out against the enemies of gay people and to broadcast my admiration for Madonna.

I want to thank you all for having read this blog over the years. It's a very hard thing to maintain, and it will not be maintained forever. But each time I get some positive (or even just meaningful) feedback, each time my posts are shared on social media, each time something I've written elicits a response, it keeps me going that much longer.

Madonna-stepmother-Joan-MDNAMadonna's stepmother was not impressed.

Thank you. Please enjoy my 100 favorite posts, please let me know if you're reading any old ones for the first time and are liking them and, most of all, please share this entire post far and wide to help get my work out there.

**2008 first one 6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54fdddbfd8833-800wiMy first "Guydar" post from 2008.

As always, you can find me on Facebook (personal and blog), Twitter, Instagram and YouTube (plus, here are my YouTube greatest hits). 

ALL ORANGE TITLES ARE HOTLINKS.

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#100

TOTALLY RANDOM LISTS (2011—2013)

I've gotten way into lists. Way. You'll find more of my lists higher up on, uh, this particular list. But the ones that are just completely random go here because I worked my ass off on them, because I love them and because—judging from Quantcast data—you like 'em, too.

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DuranMy favorite Duran Duran member.

POP QUIZ: VIDEOS THAT KILLED (2011)

Totally awesome '80s! Take this visual quiz to see how many classic music videos you can ID.

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Brando-DeanI wish sex tapes had existed in the '50s.

UNDER THE GAYDAR: 10 PEOPLE YOU MAY OR MAY NOT REALIZE WERE OR ARE QUEER (2012)

I got lots of feedback on this, mainly because nobody realized Nell Carter was with a woman at the time of her death.

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DazzlerI would've chipped in to get this one made.

WOULDA COULDA SHOULDA: 5 INCREDIBLE MOVIES THAT NEVER HAPPENED (2013)

I'm shamless for including Leda & Swan, a movie that was a bomb without ever even being made.

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Lizabeth-ScottGreat Scott!

IN & OUT: 25 STARS' FIRST & LAST PERFORMANCES IN FILM & ON TV (2013)

Being obsessed with nostalgia and with movies, this was fun—but so very taxing—to compile. I loved the randomness of it.

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PSBI hate that music has been sleeveless for 20 years.

20 7" SINGLE SLEEVES FROM THE '80S THAT BELONG IN A GALLERY (2013)

Just 20 from my massive collection of 45s. I got rid of my 12" records, but I've kept these guys because they're just too much a part of my childhood.

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Amanda-BlakeAmanda Blake's marriage was a mystery, with both spouses dying of AIDS.

GAY MARRIAGE: CELEBRITIES WHO MARRIED LGBT SPOUSES (2013)

It might've been more efficient to make a list of famous straight people who managed to marry other full-on heteros.

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Mark-MessierThe infamous Gary Coleman/Mark Messier two-shot seen 'round the world.

ODD COUPLES: 19 UNUSUAL CELEBRITY PAIRS (2013)

This post encapsulates my outlook on pop culture and my desire to twist it and play with it...except in this case, its participants are already doing the dirty work.

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Lake-GenevaHaunted House: The family home that haunted Jane and Bill's final years.

#99

A FIGHT AT THE MUSEUM (2007)

My late mentor's husband struggles to give away his family home.

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#98

POLITICS (2005—2013)

I'm a political person and I blog about it a lot. Some of the entries stand up over time, but many are so of the moment it was hard to pull the ones I like best.

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Kevin-James-Adam-SandlerWhere Kevin James goes, (unintentional!!!) homophobia follows.

TRUNZO IS DUNZO (2007)

Star Magazine implying gay people aren't quite right? Not normal! This took off on several blogs and GLAAD got an apology from Trunzo over it. Some people think it's being "oversensitive," but Jesus...how much clearer is "Man to man" with a huge "NOT" (NORMAL) stamped over it?

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John-McCainIf McCain calls, I'm not here. 

NEW YORK TO McCAIN: DROP DEAD! (2008)

The time I saw John McCain and showed him exactly how I felt. 

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54fdcda278833-800wiThe Clintons practice some black magic 

WHITE MISCHIEF (2008)

When Bill and Hillary decided to use race in the race for the White House.

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Jason-WetheringtonCrist for the mill 

FLORIDA'S GOVERNOR ENGAYGED: DOES THIS COUNT AS "GAY MARRIAGE?" (2008)

Charlie Crist is gay. Really, really gay.

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Hillary-Clinton-guysThere's always 2016... 

HOW DO I LOVE THEE? LET ME COUNT THE GAYS... (2008)

The gay affair with Hillary Clinton.

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e554e2e7d28834Hail, Mary, full of disgrace

 SARAH PALIN = SPIRO AGNEW + HARRIET MIERS (2008)

Aw, she'll never last...

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Whoopi-Goldberg-Prop-8Whoopi-tee-doo & Kate, too! 

THE MARRYING KIND (2008)

That fabulously spontaneous anti-Prop 8 march in NYC.

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Barack-Obama"Fierce advocate" was once a taunt, and is now just true.

WITH US OR AGAINST US (2009)

A post from when the Obama Administration was considered almost openly hostile toward gay-rights advocates. I believe he's turned that impression around.

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OBAMA-DADTA good sign

IT GOT BETTER (2010)

The one where President Obama happily signed DADT out of existence.

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Sophie-B-HawkinsAs she lays her career down to sleep...

DAMN, I WISH SHE WOULDN'T DO THISI (2011)

Sopie B. Hawkins GOesProud. I wish she'd GOHome.

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Merv-Griffin-Tombstone_6I live for death!

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OBITUARIES (2009—2012)

I tend to write about almost every celebrity death I hear about, specializing in anyone from the Golden Era. These are two that really blew me away. You, too?

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Farrah-FawcettVery hazardous duties

AND JILL CAME TUMBLING AFTER (2009)

The death of Farrah Fawcett, a woman whose nips decorated my walls before I realized I had no use for them.

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Elizabeth-taylor-bathing-suitEnd credits

REFLECTIONS IN A VIOLET EYE: ELIZABETH TAYLOR DIES AT 79 (2011)

The biggest living star fades out. It's still hard to believe she isn't around anymore.

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Donna-SummerShe worked hard for the money.

LAST DANCE: DONNA SUMMER DIES AT 63 (2012)

I'd spent a long time hating Donna over her alleged anti-gay comments, but that rumor isn't the whole story on her life.

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Barbara-KentGood egg

MAKES SAD FACE, MOVES LIPS, TYPE APPEARS ON PANEL: "THE END" (2012)

I was surprised when no major news services noted the death of the last person to have starred in a silent film as an adult, Barbara Kent.

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Nov 27 2013
Art's In Pop Culture In Me: An Interview With Street Artist Pegasus Comments (0)

Prince-Harry-nudePrince Harry: Private servant.

I'm a fan of street art, so yes, I was pissed I didn't find any Banksys to steal (or buy for a song) during his NYC residency. But I have had a Mr. Brainwash run-in/own some of his stuff, once pried a piece of an Invader mosaic from a local bridge, and have found two stunning works by Ty Cummings on the street where they were left for—presumably—me to rescue.

So I was intrigued by the work of Pegasus, which I think merges pop culture icons in ways that are more playful and quirkier than Brainwash's cynical-feeling concoctions. If you're wondering what I mean, look no further than "Strike a Pose," his clever, sweet marriage of Cher, Madonna, Janet Jackson, David Bowie, Elvis Presley...and maybe more:

PegasusThe ultimate celebrity mixer.

Unlike all of the artists I've mentioned, Pegasus is highly reachable...and reacted favorably to my interview request. What follows is my chat with this emerging artist, whose work is destined to decorate my walls one day...

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Nov 20 2013
Cher And Cher Alike Comments (0)

Cher-Take-It-Like-a-Man Antonio-Biaggi
Looks like Cher licensed a bunch of previously used Andrew Christian footage (including pornstars, like barebacker Antonio Biaggi) as a quick video for her "Take It Like a Man" (7th Heaven Remix)...

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Oct 18 2013
Time After Time Comments (0)
David-Lee-Rotten-Cher-Manila-Luzon
Manila Luzon pulls a Divine, acting in guy drag, in this Godley & Creme-y video for David Lee Rotten's cover of Cher's "If I Could Turn Back Time"...

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Need To Know: Ice Too Vanilla For Madonna, Twilight's Last Reeking, Great Scott, Myth Universe + MORE! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureNOT NICE, NICE, BABY!: Would Vanilla Ice do a Madonna Sex sequel? "Hellll, no."

*widget boy cultureRobert Pattinson loves a good whiff of whatever you've got.

*widget boy cultureScott Evans looks damn good to me naked. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureThomas Roberts thinks hosting Miss Universe in Russia is pro-gay. Somehow.

*widget boy cultureWes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel trailer arrives.

*widget boy cultureOut Israeli mayoral candidate is a first.

Nick-GruberExtreme homo makeover.

*widget boy cultureAs a Michigander, it'll blow me away if my birth state gets marriage equality soon.

*widget boy cultureStephen Fry allows "gay-curing" "doctor" to hang himself with his own words.

*widget boy cultureHomeless LGBT youth living on the streets of NYC.

*widget boy cultureYes, Virginia, "ex-gay" activists suck...ironically.

*widget boy cultureGigantic ass...wow.

*widget boy cultureIs Nick Gruber's support in a pro-gay campaign positive?

*widget boy cultureCher: Gaga is not the young Madonna, no one is the young Cher.

CherIf she could turn back time, she still wouldn't find "the young Cher."

 
Oct 15 2013
Cher And Cher Alike Comments (0)
Cher-I-Hope-You-Find-It
Cher hopes you find it...

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Oct 09 2013
Bitch Session Comments (0)
Cher
Cher compliments "magic bitch" Madonna.
 
Oct 03 2013
Need To Know: Worst Mother Ever, Worst Nobel Nominee Since Hitler, I Want Henry Cavill In The Worst Way, Worst Daughter Ever, Worst Movie-Editing Decision + MORE Comments (0)

EUTHANASIA_2689242bIn transition.

*widget boy cultureBelgian trans man chooses euthanasia after botched gender surgery; Mom shrugs.

*widget boy cultureVladimir Putin nominated for Nobel Peace Prize. (Not j/k.)

*widget boy cultureCher can't get played on the radio...doesn't need to.

Even if you're a Britney stan, this is hilariously written.

*widget boy cultureEating out with Henry Cavill.

*widget boy cultureJacobs pens letter to showgirls, gramps pens note to homophobic daughter.

LettersLettermen.

*widget boy cultureVotes are there to pass a clean budget bill, but Boehner cries foul.

*widget boy culturePop-Up Museum of Queer History in Brooklyn.

*widget boy cultureRihanna humps the air in a throne.

*widget boy cultureHere's the video of the 54 kiss between Phillippe and Meyer.

*widget boy cultureBethenny Frankel and Hoda Kotb get inspired by Macklemore.

*widget boy cultureMadonna's Super Bowl garb is a 2013 Halloween costume.

Madonna-SuperbowlWho's this hot trick-or-treat?

 
Sep 30 2013
Cher Ecstasy! Comments (0)
Cher
Cher answered my question! I asked about that old rumor that Madonna had wanted to direct a video for her song "Dov'e L'Amore," and Billboard passed it along. See her answer to this and far more interesting questions after the jump...

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