96 posts categorized "DOCUMENTARIES"

Jun 12 2015
The Good SEED: A Review Of The New Chuck Holmes Doc Comments (0)
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Screen Shot 2015-06-12 at 12.39.16 AMI absolutely loved Seed Money: The Chuck Holmes Story, (sexxxy) director Mike Stabile's A+ doc on the porn magnate that's making the film fest rounds.

Seed Money is at once a sympathetic but unblinking portrait of Falcon founder Holmes, an impeccably curated collection of some of the most indelible clips from the unbearably erotic movies that have become a shared visual language among gay men, and a ribald cockumentary on the commodification of M4M sex.

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Seed Money - Stabile HeadshotChuck Holmes (top) and Mike Stabile (bottom)—which might be wishful thinking.

The film will make you marvel at the fact that clean feet and fresh-from-the-package tightie-whities could make a guy so rich, and leave such an impression on so many others just like him. Even though Jeff Stryker is on hand to reminisce, the film's money shot is its honest portrayal of a gay kid from the sticks whose drive to make something of himself and whose struggle with and eventual celebration of his sexuality wound up all but defining the history of gay porn.

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Seed Money is that rare documentary that you could easily jack off to (hello, Bill Henson ... how you doin', Buster? ... 'sup, Kurt Marshall?) but that never stops engaging your brain. Though it touches only briefly on the potentially problematic nature of Holmes's taste becoming the gay community's default position on all things randy (you'll cringe when Chi Chi La Rue tells it like it was regarding what black models were and were not allowed to do on Falcon sets), that portion of the film is emblematic of its thoughtful, nuanced approach.

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Think of it as yet another side of Aspen.

Make sure to catch this important film at Outfest and/or Frameline.

 
Jun 08 2015
Need To Know: Pinball Wizardry + Peter Can + Walmart Whore + Restored Virginity + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureAmazing pinball machines of the past.

*widget boy cultureZayn goes green.

*widget boy cultureKelsey Grammer brags that his B'way show can run 30 years.

*widget boy culture10 ways to celebrate Gay Pride.

*widget boy cultureHot remix of Teenage Love's “Lazer Vision.”

*widget boy cultureWOW, did Reese Witherspoon ever get paid for this.

*widget boy cultureDonald Trump invites Caitlyn Jenner to judge Miss Teen USA.

*widget boy cultureCaitlyn was almost outed in 1985.

*widget boy cultureBarbie finally has flats.

*widget boy cultureMan wrongly accused of crime & denied trial commits suicide.

*widget boy cultureThe Voice contestant dies @ 28.

*widget boy cultureThe Queen of Versailles subject dies @ 18.

*widget boy culture1985 report on Madonna's Virgin Tour, first time on the 'Net.

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Jun 05 2015
Finding Your Gay Voice Comments (0)

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Check out the trailer for the fascinating-sounding doc on sounding gay, Do I Sound Gay? I had a chance to see it and had to pass this week, but will probably pay to see it ASAP ...

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May 13 2015
That's A Wrap(ped In Plastic): Check Out This Queer TWIN PEAKS-Themed Kickstarter Comments (0)

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If you are gay, are interested in the problem of substance abuse, are obsessed with Twin Peaks, are intrigued by fandom and/or are a fan of films like Tarnation, you should get over to Kickstarter and check out the campaign for the new documentary Northwest Passage.

Director Adam Baran (Jackpot), who I blogged about recently regarding his Looking rant, is proposing to explore his teen fascination with Twin Peaks.

From the campaign:

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Apr 09 2015
Need To Know: LOOKING Ahead + Shoot First + Cl*y A*ken + Lynch Mob + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureLooking movie to film in September.

*widget boy cultureWhite and armed = arrested. Black and unarmed = executed.

*widget boy cultureFerguson police were routinely racist in e-mails.

*widget boy cultureTsarnaev is guilty; his mom is nuts, too.

*widget boy cultureTOILET TRAMP: Clay Aiken's potty mouth.

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*widget boy cultureSee the boys above wiggle 'n' jiggle.

*widget boy cultureFrances Bean Cobain isn't really feeling Nirvana.

*widget boy cultureSex sells!

*widget boy cultureTwin Peaks cast begs Lynch to return.

*widget boy culturePresident Obama to come out for banning ex-gay therapy for minors.

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Apr 05 2015
Sowing The Seeds Of Love Comments (0)

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Check out this interview with Mike Stabile regarding the fascinating-sounding doc on Chuck Holmes, Seed Money. It's got everything, from money to doing the right thing to porn.

 
Apr 03 2015
Need To Know: Kerry On + Ash Crack + Rehab Workout + Gay Joke + The Fix Is In + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureAmazing nuke deal with Iran. Last grasp for Kerry.

*widget boy cultureAshley Parker Angel's not on crack, but you'll wish you were.

*widget boy cultureYES, YES, YES: New Amy Winehouse doc is on the way.

*widget boy cultureSam Smith's April Fool's Day joke makes some people mad.

*widget boy cultureGov. Pence (R-Indiana) signs so-called “fix” bill.

*widget boy cultureNYC photo exhibit is a can't-mister!

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*widget boy culture“Religious freedom” mixed bag from Arkansas.

*widget boy cultureGay h.s. jock berated and chased.

*widget boy cultureWhy Rebel Heart is tanking.

*widget boy cultureMadonna Rebel Heart mega-mix, after the jump...

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Mar 24 2015
Put It On My Tab Comments (0)

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Tab Hunter Confidential, the new doc by Jeffrey Schwarz, is on my list of must-sees. Schwarz is one of my favorite filmmakers of late—he's already brought us fantastic films on Divine, Jack Wrangler and Vito Russo.

Hunter, fit as a fiddle at 83, showed up for the film's screening at the BFI, where he engaged in a long Q&A after and signed autographs.

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A highlight was his meet-up with Peggy Cummins, who turns 90 this year. She was the star of the unforgettable Gun Crazy (1950). Both she and Hunter look like they've discovered the Fountain of Youth!

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