22 posts categorized "DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN"

Nov 15 2014
John Hancock-Tease: Robert Joy Comments (0)


I saw Side Show in previews (review coming Monday, November 17, when the show opens) and took advantage of the opportunity to meet the last major cast member of Desperately Seeking Susan who I had yet to meet: Robert Joy. Joy plays the original daddy/conservator in Side Show and was, of course, Madonna's punker boyfriend in DSS.


Waited afterward at the theater's incredibly awkward stage door area (actors find themselves walking down a long hall with patrons after the action ends) and Robert was, well, a joy—very nice. He signs with his right hand, but holds the Sharpie in his fist as he does it. He happily posed for a picture (I was bummed he'd just put on his hat). 

Joy recently turned 63.

Check out the time I met most of the DSS cast here, my favorite Madonna meeting here and meeting Laurie Metcalf here.

May 05 2014
Need To Know: Vice Squad, What A Waist, Orange You Glad You're Not Boehner?, DESPERATELY SEEKING Locations + MORE! Comments (0)


*widget boy cultureJulia Louis-Dreyfus & Joe Biden take a veep joyride.

*widget boy cultureWAIST OF SPACE: Khloe Kardashian loves cinchers.

*widget boy cultureSexy Federico Diaz, a Ricky Martin ex, comes out.

*widget boy cultureObama zings Boehner with Orange is the New Black jibe.

*widget boy cultureAnother Bryan Singer/Gary Goddard sex suit.

*widget boy cultureNate Berkus got hitched.

*widget boy cultureBryce Johnson looks great naked. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureFeel sore, or feel sorry, tomorrow. Like him.

*widget boy cultureDesperately Seeking Susan's NYC locations laid bare.

*widget boy cultureRicardo Baldin looking good in his JAMs.

*widget boy cultureOops! Britney Spears is about to get sued again.

*widget boy cultureLevi Michaels of Cocky Boys launches YouTube channel with “lighting” round.

May 23 2012
Hitting The Jim Comments (1)

PreviewScreenSnapz001Robert today, Robert in Times Square, Robert in DSS

Pretty sure I spotted Robert Joy the other day fleetingly in Times Square. He's worked steadily for 30 years, but to me he'll always be the nearly cuckolded Jim from Desperately Seeking Susan. Hating that I didn't grab him when I had the chance.

Nov 06 2011
Boy Culture Turns 6: My Favorite Posts Comments (13)

IMG_7536Prove it!

As of midnight last night, it was exactly six years since my first post. It's been a tough thing to keep up with a dayjob and outside activities, and just when I think I might walk away, a valuable connection or interesting opportunity or a kind word comes my way. Thank you all for reading me.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef014e89143e3e970d-400wiOf whom are you more jealous?

Here are my favorite 100+ posts out of nearly 11,000. Please take some time to read (or re-read!) a couple and tweet or Facebook any you like.

xoxo Matt

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54ff027a28833-800wiThe pocket pool championships were intense this year



FROM BOY TO MAN: BC B.C. (2007): The entire history of my novell and novel Boy Culture as well as the movie version; might be my ultimate post.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f5599878833-800wiJonathon Trent & Derek Magyar make an Allan Brocka sandwich

BOY ON FILM (2006): An account of the NYC launch party for Boy Culture as it played the TriBeCa Film Fest.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f7f18238834-800wiI was left "Reeling" by the experience

FRIENDS AND "FAMILY" (2006): The movie version of Boy Culture hits Chicago.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f5ebead8833-800wiNo one would've mistaken me for Taylor Lautner

RAPT PUPIL (2006): The final night of Outfest with Boy Culture; I was fat but on the other hand got to meet Bryan Singer.




PreviewScreenSnapz001Construction worker (shot this week) vs. James Dean

GUYDAR (since at least January 17, 2008) & ENDS OF THE WORLD (since at least January 13, 2008): Attractive men of the world—I got your backs. Your fronts, too.

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Img_0330Not totally built

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0120a58f680c970bUnaltered iPhone image that still blows me away

"Your pictures suck" (2008): An art critic attacks me, but not without sustaining some hits in return.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e551ff08528834-800wiLet's call it a draw

DRAWN TOGETHER (2008): How my desire to draw related to my secret desire. One of my absolute favorite posts.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01156faa215c970cThe shirtless one

LOST ANGELES (2009): My favorite photographic travelogue of L.A.

Img_0986_1Even then, New Yorkers feared 9/11 was the beginning of the end

ART IMITATES LIFE (2006): My 9/11 and my distaste for grief tourism.


6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f435c1a8834-800wiDeath of the party—Jeff in high school, already halfway through his life

BURNING MAN (2007): Tribute to my late high school friend and first romance.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef014e862b4a41970d-400wiSigned, sealed (eventually) delivered

LOST BOY FOUND (2011): There is a book in here somewhere.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01538f1f464a970b-400wiBe Italian

CIAO HOUNDS: OUR TRIP TO ITALY (2011): Finally got José to Europe.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f10b4de8833-800wiDeath becomes here

ILLINOIS DEATH TRIP (2007): Ruminations on death while revisiting a past home, and the past.

Zehnders Life is short...and meaningful

PASSING BY (2008): Mourning the loss of a person I only met once.

Lots more...

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Jul 11 2011
"It's the beginning of a long career!" Comments (8)

Via Bobby & Bronagh: Madonnarama.com uploaded to YouTube this very rare (and high-quality) snippet of Madonna being interviewed in 1984 on the set of Desperately Seeking Susan. Check out the beginning, where she's wearing THE jacket while flipping through her script. It's French, but they use subtitles so it's easy to see and hear her.

SafariScreenSnapz002 Love. It. She's so pleased with herself for having worked "debauchery" into her answer.

Looks like a bunch of reporters just asking questions during a break on set (judging from seeing a bit of a hand-held recorder).

Video after the jump...

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Jun 24 2011
Madonna, Movie Star Comments (14)

In case you were wondering, Madonna is a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, so she gets to help decide Oscars. If that seems funny considering Shanghai Surprise, Who's That Girl, Body of Evidence, The Next Best Thing and Swept Away, remember Desperately Seeking Susan, Bloodhounds of Broadway, Dick Tracy, A League of Their Own, Dangerous Game and Evita.

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Mar 14 2011
When Madonna Met The Camera Comments (4)

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About to be posted at Out.com, here is Out's "The Unseen Madonna" cover by Richard Corman, with a feature entitled "I Shot Madonna" that chronicles his experiences with the then-unknown wannabe.

I used to own Corman's work (he's since bought it back) and spent way too much time stressing over the fact that people had the images and were trading hi-res scans, etc., because how else to make back my money if not via sales, and how to guarantee sales if the images were everywhere?

1I don't remember owning these; Corman must've found more!

I'm so relieved he has them back, and it's gratifying to see them showcased at Out.com. See even more of them here.

Madonnass8One of my absolute faves of the unreleased shots

One small criticism is that the exquisite portfolio at Out.com offers some shots of Madonna in '80s sweaters without noting that this session was for the January 1984 issue of Italian Glamour (Lei) and unrelated to the apartment/street and VisionQuest shots. Corman told me Madonna hated those sweaters so much she cried—that's why her eyes are red in the originals.

Luckystar_madonna_first_album_draft_edoMadonna's first first album cover

Also, Corman shot the cast of Desperately Seeking Susan; his image of Madonna with her late BFF Martin Burgoyne (who designed the aborted cover for Madonna's first album) included at Out.com is from that session.

Finally, click here to read Corman's remembrance of shooting Madonna that mentions a modern-day Cinderella angle (though that Last Temptation of Christ bit is pretty juicy, too).

Feb 28 2011
Rock Me, Amadeus Comments (0)

AMadonna at the Amadeus party by the amazing Patrick McMullan

If you liked his last Madonna-infused entry, you'll be happy to know Reid Rosefelt is back with another Madonna remembrance, this time centering on his escorting her to the rockstar-friendly (well...just Madonna and Roger Daltrey) party for the film Amadeus.

Richardcorman_photographs_sale_news Particularly charming is his memory of Madonna having to toss keys down to anyone trying to get into her apartment—this must've been the same place she was in when Richard Corman shot her because Corman told me a similar story.

As an aside, Rosefelt says Madonna did her rolling-on-the-floor version of "Like a Virgin" for MTV on an off-day of shooting and that she mentioned to him she was bothered because "Cyndi Lauper wouldn't even look at her that night, which bothered her (!!!) because she said she wanted to be friends with other women singers."

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