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Aug 28 2016
Chelsea Handler Finally Cuts Madonna Some Slack, Lola Reacts To Mom's On-Screen B.J. Demo Comments (0)

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Friday the 26th was the long-awaited 25th-anniversary screening of a pristine, restored print of Truth or Dare at Metrograph in NYC, featuring commentary by director Alek Keshishian (who also co-wrote W.E. with Madonna 20 years after they first met) and moderated by noted Madonna-basher Chelsea Handler.

IMG_9169*** copyBlack-and-white ... and would Madonna get read all over?!

I hardly knew what to expect, considering the week's other Truth or Dare screening—at MoMA on Wednesday—had attracted Madonna herself.

[If you live in NYC and haven't been to Metrograph, do go. It's a lovely, chic theater that offers eclectic movies, including classics, midnight movies, cult hits, first-run arthouse fare and, well, Space Jam. (Look who's snarking—I'm paying $15 to watch Body of Evidence there next week!)]

IMG_9155***Team Quantico

Before Truth or Dare started, my friend Raj noticed in the lobby two of the female stars of Quantico (Yasmine Al Massri IMG_9248***and Johanna Braddy) with their dates, so I was able to get some quick pics of them. Braddy was turning 4 years old when Truth or Dare was released, BTW.

The guy who came out to intro the movie had the hipster vibe down pat, shrugging his way through a few lines about how the movie was part of a series of Madonna's masterpieces, then telling us the place has a restaurant upstairs if we ... whatever. It was actually very funny, and not the typical anal-retentive speech given at fledgling moviehouses about upcoming events.

Watching the movie for the second time in 48 hours was odd because ... it totally didn't bore me. I found new things to focus on, and even spotted the late Jack Larson in/near the infamous Kevin Costner scene.

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IMG_9176***My T-shirt went over big.

As the movie wore on, though, I was nervous because I'd been hoping to get some shots of Chelsea and Alek before or after. Luckily, one of my companions, Anthony (who designed my book) was monitoring Facebook and noted that fellow fanboy Michael Da Rocha had posted a pic with Chelsea from outside. That was my cue to hit the lobby, where I found Chelsea and Alek holding court at the bar with a gaggle of familiar fan faces.

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Aug 25 2016
There's Nothing To Say Off-Camera: Madonna Shocks Fans With Surprise Appearance At TRUTH OR DARE Screening Comments (0)

IMG_8942*Host with the most, Joe Berger (All images by Matthew Rettenmund except for Instagram embed)

Joe Berger has been working his heart out to get Madonna's glory years on film properly acknowledged, first with an invite-only MoMA screening of the 1991 gem Madonna: Truth or Dare (at the time the most successful documentary ever), then with a special evening devoted to choreographer-director Vincent Paterson, then with a Madonna film series at Metrograph that embraces the best (Dangerous Game) and worst (Body of Evidence) she had to offer.

IMG_8976*Madonna posed by these Warholian images in the lobby

IMG_8935*Famous, front-row fans!

IMG_8938*Jose & Slam! Forgot to dare them to kiss...

So think of it as Kabbalistic karma that tonight, at his Truth or Dare event, Madonna herself shocked the entire room by showing up totally unannounced (her publicists knew, the MoMA curator knew—that was it) to sit in the middle of the audience and watch every frame of the film.

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Aug 18 2016
More On That Incredibly Detailed Madonna Documentary: EMMY AND THE BREAKFAST CLUB Comments (0)

If you're a Madonna fan, you may have caught wind of Emmy and the Breakfast Club, the new documentary from Guy Guido, who already brought us the thoroughly charmingly short Physical Attraction.

According to Guido, the new doc will make use of intimate notes and original recordings that Madonna made in bed with her then lover Dan Gilroy. Yes, that means there are never-before-heard songs that we're about to hear.

The film will include on-camera interviews with a host of the original players in the early story of Madonna, as well as what are shaping up to be uncannily orchestrated re-enactments—just check out how closely Guido & Co. have approximated this original PR shot of the Breakfast Club (below, top) with the film's actors (below, bottom):

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14030661_10155114676817067_541325969_n(Both images via Guy Guido, original copyright Dan Gilroy)

For a peek behind the scenes, Guido also sent me this shot of his filming of the shot:

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Aug 08 2016
Madonna's Fans Open Their Hearts Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2016-08-07 at 8.54.24 PM(Video still via Mad for Madonna)

A new documentary on Madonna's fans is on the way. Trailer after the jump ...

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Jun 25 2016
Bill Cunningham, NEW YORK TIMES Fashion Street-Shooter, Dies @ 87 Comments (0)

6a00d8341c2ca253ef014e602458a6970cBill Cunningham: March 13, 1929-June 25, 2016

Bill Cunningham, long a fixture in New York, where he would dash (and bicycle) around to take photos of real people in real fashion for the paper, has died at 87 from the effects of a stroke he suffered earlier this week

I was so proud to meet and get a picture with the out shooter (who did not take a picture of my outfit) a few years ago.

From that write-up:

I was most excited to meet and chat briefly with Bill Cunningham, the octogenarian fashion shooter for The New York Times. A new documentary on him (Bill Cunningham New York) is getting lots of good press, something he seemed a bit shy about when I mentioned it. “I haven't seen it,” he told me, “but I understand the filmmakers deserve a lot of praise.” He remembered my name when thanking me. It was fascinating to watch him work the line; so many of the queens had no idea who he was and seemed bemused when he would hand them a pad to write down their names. (This old-school method is fail-safe, though, if you want to avoid being Miss Identified.)

If you never saw Bill Cunningham New York (2010), do yourself a favor and see it.

 
May 28 2016
6-PACK — Unholy Mess + Mark Salling Indicted + HOT-Guy Roundup + COMING TO AMERICA Again + Eggplant Money Shot + Ultimate Video That Highlights Trump's Racist Bloodlust! Comments (0)

Holy-HellWill Allen (Movie still via WRA Productions)

*widget boy cultureReview of Holy Hell, a doc shot by a former gay porn actor who had a bit part in Rosemary's Baby (1968) who spent 20+ years in the Buddhafield cult.

*widget boy cultureMark Salling has been indicted on charges of receiving and possessing child pornography.

*widget boy cultureHEAT INDEX: Furry guys galore. Nude sunbathing on Fire Island: Status report. Lewis Hamilton shirtless on the beach. Ricky Martin's new BF nude. (Work Unfriendly) 

*widget boy cultureMI teens recreate scene from terrible movie Coming to America (1988) for their prom. Pretty damn cute, actually.

*widget boy cultureThai man decides to pleasure himself in the booty with an eggplant while on a public bus. Someone helpfully recorded and posted it.

*widget boy culturePerfect visuals to go along with Trump's bloodthirsty comments about how his protesters, mostly POC, should be treated: 

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May 14 2016
6-PACK — TICKLED To Death + Size Matters + Ellen Serves Some LEMONADE + Texas Dead-Against Bathroom Privileges + Meet Joe Allen + Facial Rejuvenation! Comments (0)

TickledI'm certain this tickles your fancy—but can you take it? (Film still via Horseshoe Films)

*widget boy cultureTickled is a new documentary about men who compete for the title of being able to stand tickling the longest ... and whose motto is, “No homo.”

*widget boy cultureWhat man doesn't hate condoms? And what's worse than when the condom doesn't fit? Good news for all you horses out there. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureEllen DeGeneres was in Beyoncé's Lemonade—did you miss her? Oh, and Becky with the good hair's got zilch on Wanda with the good (?!) weave: 

*widget boy cultureTexas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has made it clear that he'd rather give up billions in aid for poor students than let trans students use their bathrooms of choice.

*widget boy cultureGreat piece on Joe Allen, proprietor/namesake of one of my favorite NYC restaurants. Also uniquely NYC: Free huggers demanding tips, punching you in the face.

*widget boy cultureTrans activist Rajee lived for 10 years with cement-like nodules in her face following black-market injections—check out her transformation.

Screen Shot 2016-05-14 at 12.39.27 PMFresh face (Video stills via Botched)

 
May 06 2016
6-PACK — Nick Covers OUT + Hillary Reaches Out To Victim Of Trans Hate + Bernie Boosters Bust Up Hillary Event + Gay Palestinians Get ORIENTED + Coming Out To Dave Franco + RIP To An UNTOUCHABLE Comments (0)

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiNick Jonas covers Out, says he would like to be vulnerable ... like Drake. Okay. As long as the arms are there.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiHillary Clinton sent a message of support to a trans woman assaulted on an NYC subway.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiMisguided or desperate, a band of Bernie Sanders Bros & Sisses shuts down a Hillary event in California. Helpful!

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiCheck out the FB page of Oriented, which follows three gay Palestinians who come out in the Middle East.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiComing out is a process, but imagine coming out to Dave Franco.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiRIP Abel Fernandez, who has died @ 85, one of TV's Untouchables. His final feature was 1991's Buster's Bedroom.

FernandezFernandez with Robert Mitchum, who he knocked out three times during the filming of his 1953 debut. (Image via RKO)

 


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