76 posts categorized "DOCUMENTARIES"

Sep 29 2014
WIN IT: The Awesome Documentary TO BE TAKEI! Comments (0)

To-Be-TakeiTo Be Takeiwhich I reviewed here—is coming to DVD October 7, 2014!

To win 1 of 3 copies that Boy Culture has, just comment this blog with your favorite documentary of all time. I'll pick 3 of you at random to win 1 week from today at 5PM ET (U.S. resident only). Good luck!

From a press release:

TO BE TAKEI is an entertaining and moving look at the many roles played by eclectic 77-year-old actor/activist George Takei whose wit, humor, and grace has allowed him to become an internationally beloved figure. The film offers unprecedented access to the day-to-day life of George and his husband/business partner Brad Takei and chronicles George's fascinating personal journey, from his childhood in a U.S. internment camp for Japanese Americans during WWII, to his iconic and groundbreaking role as Sulu on "Star Trek,"® to his rise as an internet phenomenon with over 7-million Facebook fans. The film shows what it truly means TO BE TAKEI.
 
“Directed by Jennifer M. Kroot and featuring special appearances by William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy,Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig and Dan SavageTO BE TAKEI has a run time of 93 minutes and is not rated. Currently in select theaters, on demand, and on iTunes, for more information on the film, please visit ToBeTakei.com.”

 
Sep 23 2014
Need To Know: Aged Beef + DICK Movie + Come Back, Little COMEBACK + Supreme Court Justice For All + MORE! Comments (0)

ChippendalesTook it off! Took it off!

*widget boy cultureIt's a Chippendales infestation as the strip org turns 35!

*widget boy cultureRick Perry plays the Joan Rivers card against abortion.

*widget boy cultureAre you ready for Dick: The Documentary? Brainwash

*widget boy cultureThe Comeback's comeback explained.

*widget boy cultureHoward Stern regular dies @ 39.

*widget boy cultureFor fans of Mr. Brainwash.

*widget boy cultureJustice Kagan officiates at same-sex wedding.

*widget boy cultureLooking hits the Folsom Street Fair.

*widget boy cultureBroadway Flea Market raises over $700K for AIDS.

*widget boy culture“Fuck it—I quit!” anchor explains her actions.

*widget boy cultureAmerican Horror Story: Freakshow cast shots are shudder-inducing.

*widget boy cultureWhen jocks become underwear models.

Jed-hill-muscle-power2010812103003503King of the Hill

 
Sep 18 2014
The Devil Is In The Details Comments (0)

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From here: I've always been fascinated by Kenneth Anger (b. February 3, 1927). I first knew of him via his horrendous (but delicious) book Hollywood Babylon, which is filled with a whole lot of nonsense, Kangerbut which delivers the nonsense in such an authoritative tone it's impossible to put down. Anger's view of the celebrities in his book was so maliciously irreverent, it was a subversive and alarming new idea for me as a kid—the idea that things happened to stars that were not glamorous, that were at times more terrible than even the things that happened to mere mortals, that publicity was, by its very nature, a lie.

It was also an eye-opening introduction to the gossip underground, and the gay-gossip underground.

But when I discovered Anger's short films, I was, without reservation, impressed that someone could have written such a book and yet have directed such movies, beautiful, scary, unpolished, artful films that I could not imagine having been created in the '40s, '50s and '60s. (He actually made movies starting at age 10, in the '30s.)

The 1970 German TV documentary after the jump is the most extended look at Anger I've watched, and as I couldn't with his book or with his films, I couldn't look away...

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Sep 14 2014
Need To Know: Up In The Hair + GOOPs! She Did It Again + Madame President + Didn't Ask Didn't Tell + MORE! Comments (0)

Mike-StalkerAre you a stalker Stalker?

*widget boy cultureMike Stalker's legs are hairy, chest is smooth...wonder what else is hairless?

*widget boy cultureA courageous young Texan's coming-out story.

*widget boy cultureMartha Stewart says Gwyneth Paltrow “needs to be quiet.”

*widget boy cultureHillary Clinton is running for president, duh.

*widget boy cultureISIL beheads British aid worker David Haines.

*widget boy cultureComing Out Under Fire (1994) makes a comeback.

Coming_out_under_fire-01Military service: What a drag!

*widget boy cultureFashion Week posers skewered by Jimmy Kimmel.

*widget boy cultureTexas teacher dodges sex charges by marrying his 16yo girlfriend.

*widget boy cultureArkansas judiciary stacks the deck against gay marriage.

*widget boy cultureMaher IDs the dude keeping “twentysomethings in their parents' basements.”

*widget boy cultureZimmerman threatens motorist: “Do you know who I am? I'll fucking kill you!”

*widget boy cultureMadonna collaborator Patrick Leonard teaming up with Leonard Cohen.

*widget boy cultureEven Russell Crowe's own kid wants him to get out of his face.

*widget boy cultureGuess whose tits these are:

JACKSON-SPIDELL-BARECHESTEDI love him, a bushel and two pecs!

 
Aug 25 2014
Need To Know: Crack Shot + VMA Bloods Bath + Osborne-Again + Gay For Islam + The White Stuff + Another Gay (Porn) Movie + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureDo wrestlers make you horny?

*widget boy cultureChris Brown throws Bloods gang signs, Suge Knight gets shot.

*widget boy cultureCatching up with Michael Sam.

*widget boy cultureDan Osborne, shirtless god, does naked ice-bucket challenge.

*widget boy cultureNeil Patrick Harris also takes the challenge.

*widget boy culture...but Ramin Karimloo does the challenge best of all:

 

*widget boy cultureDO THE HUSTLE!: Lea Michele shows off her hustler beau. SeattleSuspect2

*widget boy cultureGay serial killer did it in the name of Islam?

*widget boy cultureMiss Spain comes out—1st gay national beauty queen.

*widget boy cultureGAY-BEIJING: Harsh comments from citizens on LGBTs.

*widget boy cultureTeen makes important AIDS discovery.

*widget boy culturePandora Boxx's yummy Mammo-Grahams.

Racial-tension

*widget boy cultureABOVE: This helps to explain racial tension in the U.S. to some extent.

*widget boy cultureMichael Brown grand jury is mostly male, mostly white. Austin-Mahone

*widget boy cultureShould we stop freaking out about ISIS/ISIL?

*widget boy cultureWhat it's like on tour with Austin Mahone.

*widget boy cultureIggy Azalea pulls an Ann-Margret.

*widget boy culturePaul Ryan can't handle DREAMers at book signing.

*widget boy cultureThe worst thing David Sedaris has ever published?

*widget boy cultureFor some reason, I'm a Porn Star's trailer is blowing up...after the jump...

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Aug 21 2014
Need To Know: Crack Of Pawn + Obama's Outrage + Whoopi Not Enjoying THE VIEW + Wet Zac + MORE! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureABOVE: The Emmys' new teaser is funnier (AND LONGER) than most nominated comedies.

*widget boy cultureObama, outraged by Foley's execution, sounds ready to do just about anything.

*widget boy cultureWhoopi wants to bolt The View?

*widget boy cultureWhat a racket!

*widget boy cultureGAY TREASON: Sam Smith says to delete Grindr!

*widget boy cultureGeorge Takei & hubby on their new doc. Kink-documentary-james-franco

*widget boy cultureAlaska's ice-bucket challenge is fierth.

*widget boy cultureZac Efron drenched in sweat.

*widget boy cultureWABBIT SEASON: Rabbit-hole foods.

*widget boy cultureFranco's next gay-themed (not totally!) movie is here.

*widget boy cultureStuart Reardon naked in the tub. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureGay rights in India, after the jump...

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Aug 10 2014
UNDERGROUND Filmmaker Comments (0)

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Check out this engrossing scene from the new documentary Peter de Rome: Grandfather of Gay Porn, in which the late filmmaker (he just died at 89) discusses at length his famous 12-minute film Underground (1972), featuring two guys screwing on the NYC subway.

 
Jul 30 2014
The Dog Gets His Day: A Review Of THE DOG Comments (0)

The-dog_torontoThe Dog candidly self-identifies as a pervert in the movie. A romantic one.

BOY CULTURE REVIEW: ***1/2 out of ****

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John “The Dog” Wojtowicz never had any regrets, but he seems to have created quite a few on the path of his life, which began in 1945, peaked when he robbed a bank to pay for his lover's sex-change operation in 1972 and ended in 2006.

The Dog's bank robbery inspired the critically acclaimed film Dog Day Afternoon (1975) starring Al Pacino, and now has inspired another film, his personality apparently having been too big for just the one. (In fact, this is the third documentary on his life.)

Dog-Day-AfternoonService in Vietnam turned him from a Goldwater Republican to an anti-Establishment law-breaker.

In the affectionately sympathetic new documentary The Dog, directed (from 2002 until recently—making it almost like the Boyhood of gay stick-up men) by Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren, Wojtowicz lives on via his larger-than-life, bigger-than-the-big-screen ego, captured in multiple interviews. He is rendered in ways both charming and unsettling. To the film's credit, as much as it roots for the guy, it doesn't shy away from his darkness.

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