81 posts categorized "DOCUMENTARIES"

Oct 28 2014
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Nathaniel Grant, a Navy recruiter, recites text regarding one of the biggest gay scandals in political history, the Newport scandal involving FDR, which was ignored by the recent Ken Burns documentary on the Roosevelts.

It's amazing how forgotten this is...

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Oct 23 2014
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Another video in support of the fascinating-sounding documentary Free for All (donate here!) has been released, this one detailing the case of John Perkyns, a homophobe who took to slashing and defacing gay-themed books at a San Francisco library.

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As you'll see in the video, the books were then provided to artists internationally, who turned them into pretty amazing art pieces—check the gallery for a few spectacular examples. What an inspiring way to turn things around...

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Oct 10 2014
Need To Know: Don't You Forget About Her + Thom Thom Club + Gay Marriage Goes Viral + Gay After All + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureMolly Ringwald takes on Madonna's “Sooner or Later”.

*widget boy cultureA buncha hot Thom Evans pictures, sans shirt.

*widget boy cultureGay marriage coming to more states minute by minute!

*widget boy cultureObama stands firm on Net neutrality.

*widget boy culturePainful irony of Stephen Collins on Jessica Biel's “child porn” mag cover.

*widget boy cultureFinding out your dad is a child molester.

*widget boy culturePARIS STILL BURNING: Vogueing doc hits Toronto.

*widget boy cultureMore Magic Mike XXL goodness from GA.

*widget boy cultureCute British reality star finally admits he's gay.

Charlie+King+Celebrity+Social+Media+Pics+IYufEcKLy4xlI wouldn't even mind if Charlie bit my finger!

 
Oct 07 2014
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Find Your Way, a new documentary, is playing at the CBGB Music and Film Festival this Thursday, October 9. It sounds compelling.

From a press release:

Find Your Way explores themes of creativity and success through the lens of street music.  It raises fascinating questions about the nature of context and how it can affect our perception of artistic worth.

“Using a richly woven fabric of raw footage, insightful interviews and a compelling soundtrack, Find your Way prompts audiences to become more aware of how their own pre-conceptions of 'what's good' can prevent them from appreciating something's natural beauty.
 
“Featuring Grammy-winning violinist Joshua Bell, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gene Weingarten,90's rocker Chris Ballew (The Presidents of the United States), and a some of Seattle's finest busking talent, this film will forever change the way you think about creativity in our culture.”
 
Need To Know: Delish Dish + You Get The Squat-Thrust + A PEAK Into The Future + Infectious Ignorance + MORE! Comments (0)

Duc-NguyenI can stand the heat.

*widget boy cultureABOVE: More of the delicious Chris here.

*widget boy cultureLoving his deep squats.

*widget boy cultureJust over 3 days left, Madonna fans!

*widget boy cultureBuh-byes, Teresa Giudice!

*widget boy cultureGérard Depardieu brags that he's gay catnip, turned tricks at 10.

*widget boy cultureTwin Peaks returns...did the show predict its own comeback???

*widget boy cultureMadonna's Bedtime Stories is 20 years old.

*widget boy cultureMeet the filmmaker exposing gay-shaming Russian thugs.

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*widget boy cultureThe art of Silverjow.

*widget boy cultureFor the 1st time, Ebola is contracted outside of West Africa.

*widget boy cultureElisabeth Hasselbeck is too stupid to be allowed to talk about Ebola.

*widget boy culturePBS correspondent embarrassed by FOX's Ebola ignorance.

*widget boy cultureBeyoncé's absence makes his heart grow fonder.

*widget boy cultureShe can do something you can't:

 
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.

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Sep 18 2014
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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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