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Nov 27 2016
Bodybuilders Attempt To Belly Dance Comments (0)

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Watch these bodybuilders try to learn how to belly dance. Much butt-shaking ...

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Nov 16 2016
Gene Anthony Ray Of Light Comments (0)

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Jeremy Kinser's got a fascinating remembrance of gay actor Gene Anthony Ray, known to us all as Leroy Johnson in the 1980 film Fame.

Ray stole his first scene in the movie like so:

Clad in barely-there satin shorts and a sleeveless shirt pulled behind his head to accentuate his flawless torso, Ray electrified audiences with his sultry dancing. “What do you call that?” a teacher asks the instructor played by Debbie Allen as they take in Leroy’s suggestive moves. Allen, no slouch on the dance floor herself, instinctively replied, “Wicked!” Movie viewers couldn’t help but agree.

Kinser's remembrance is biographically complete, including details about his family life and his slide into drugs and eventually ill health.

He was iconic for many but couldn't make a living—but we do, at least, remember his name.

 
Oct 22 2016
Deep In The Nyle: Chippendales Is NOT For Ladies Only Comments (0)
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I went to see the Chippendales in Vegas a few years ago, and was surprised how gay-friendly it was. Returning this past week to catch the final night of Nyle DiMarco's residency as celebrity host, it had only gotten gayer—while still maintaining its unique status as the premier male burlesque stop for ladies.

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IMG_1211*JPGThe Chippendales Theatre at the Rio, plus Nyle's sexy-as-hell promo poster! (Images by Matthew Rettenmund)

The show is a nonstop parade of irresistible, hypermasculine clichés designed to elicit scream after scream—Marines, construction workers, motorcycle gangs, they're all there, as are the mostly hairless, uniformly muscled, TALL, sometimes tattooed men who thrust their way through the numbers.

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As bulky as they are, most of the guys are terrific dancers, the music is up-to-the-minute, the costumes are on-point (and half-off!) and the newly installed LED displays let you check out every flex.

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Oct 20 2016
You Can Be At HERO, Baby Comments (0)

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If you're in or near NYC, or can find a flight, check out the 3rd Annual Broadway & Ballet HERO Awards, brought to you by HERO (HIV Experience Resources Organization).

The event—held October 24 at Stage 48 (605 W. 48th St., NYC) at 8 p.m.—will honor Broadway legend Donna McKechnie and international ballet star Marcelo Gomes. Plus, Ruby Lewis, Cirque du Soleil star, will receive the John Adams HERO Award and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will get the 2016 HERO Partner Award.

Directed by the amazing Patrick Boyd, the event is not to be missed. Per a press release:

This spectacular event will feature 14 original performances and a cast of over 30 stars from the worlds of Broadway and ballet including: (honorees) Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line, Broadway HERO Awardee), Ruby Lewis (Cirque du Soleil Paramour, John Adams HERO Awardee),  Marcelo Gomez (ABT international ballet star, Ballet HERO Awardee), Michael-Leon Wooley (Little Shop of Horrors, American Buffalo, The Princess and the Frog), LaTrisa Harper (The Color Purple, The Lion King), Christopher Jackson (The Lion King, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater), Stephen Hanna (An American In Paris, On The Town, Billy Elliot, Principle dancer, New York City Ballet), Michael Cusumano (All Shook Up, Chicago, American in Paris), Brandon Leffler (Trip of Love, On The Town, Cinderella) Patrick Boyd (Grease, The Wizard of Oz, Gypsy, Touch: A Love Story), Daniel Lynn Evans (Trip of Love), Clifton Oliver, (Kinky Boots, Lion King) Donna Vaughn (The Lion King), LaMar Baylor (The Lion King, PHILADANCO!), Sean Stewart (American Ballet Theatre), Alina Faye (American Ballet Theatre alumni), Luis Villabon (A Chorus Line), Morgan Stinnett (soloist with Connecticut Ballet, member of Aijkun Ballet Company), Shomari Savannah (Alvin Ailey), Alexis ”Tilly” Evans-Krueger (Sonya Tayee Dance Company BODYTRAFFIC, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company), Melanie Fields (EvitaThe Visit), Javon Jones (The Julliard School, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater), Sean Rozanski (Dirty Dancing, Gus Giordano, Jazz Dance), a special performance by Pace University students Seeley Stephens, Nia Coleman, Shannon Weir, and Kadin Andrew Mestas, choreography of an opening number by Ray Mercer (The Lion King, Award Winning Choreographer), and more. 

Get your tickets here!

 
Gayest Britney Song Ever Comments (0)

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Check out this gay-themed video of Britney's “Change Your Mind” ...

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Oct 14 2016
Hillary On THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW: Trump Stalked Her During Debate, Michelle O's Speech Was Spot-On + Funny Debate Dance Vid Comments (0)

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Hillary Clinton sat down with Ellen DeGeneres to talk about the debate—including Donald Trump stalking her around the stage—and Michelle Obama's powerful anti-Trump speech.

Here she is on Trump invading her personal space and the importance of the election:

She also had to sit through a reel using video wizardry to reveal her dance routine with Ken Bone. Keep reading for that ...

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Oct 12 2016
He Will Meet Madonna's Dancers! Comments (0)

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Fabio “I Will Meet Madonna” Viana meets up with Madonna's Blond Ambition dancers in this “Deeper and Deeper” tribute video ...

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Sep 14 2016
What A Heel! Comments (0)

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Check out Yanis Marshall & Co. dancing to Christina Aguilera from The Get Down: The Original Soundtrack to the Netflix Original Series ...

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