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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)

 
Apr 28 2016
6-PACK — Go, Caitlyn, Go! (Literally) + Boehner Body-Slams Cruz + Hastert To The Pokey + Dance Like Madonna + Whitney Doc On The Way + Rock Banned! Comments (0)

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiAbove: Former Ted Cruz fan Caitlyn Cruz trolls the prez contender by taking a leak in the ladies' room at a Trump property. (This is like Koch praising Hillary!)

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiFormer Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner, “texting buddies” with Donald Trump, calls Ted Cruz “Lucifer in the flesh” and a mean “son of a bitch.”

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiFormer Republican Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert admits to being a serial child molester, gets 15 months in prison for cash scheme related to it.

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiCome dance your ass off Wednesday, May 4, if you're in NYC. If you're not, think about a trip.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiApproved Whitney Houston documentary coming from Oscar-winning director.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiJordan bans Lebanese rockers, known for progressive lyrics, over gay singer. Mashrou’ Leila have been called “the soundtrack to the Arab Spring.”

 
Apr 18 2016
Blond Admissions: Madonna's BLOND AMBITION Dancers Open Up On Their Revealing New Documentary Comments (0)

IMG_6062 copyFront: Luis Camacho. Back (L-R): Ester Gould, Reijer Zwaan, Carlton Wilborn, Kevin Stea, Oliver Crumes, Slam Gauwloos. (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)

Strike a Pose, the touching documentary that catches us up on the lives of Madonna's dancers from her Blond Ambition World Tour and the ensuing warts-and-all documentary Truth or Dare, is currently playing the Tribeca Film Festival. This limited engagement was enough to score me some face time with five of the seven original dancers: Slam Gauwloos, Carlton Wilborn, Luis Camacho, Oliver Crumes and Kevin Stea (Gabriel Trupin died of AIDS in the mid-'90s and Jose Gutierez was doing another interview).

Check out my review of Strike a Pose

First, I thought I was getting them in a crowded round table session, so I only had a couple of questions prepared. After all, I'd once been in the same situation with Madonna and it had been a battle to get a word in edgewise. As I got into a cab, I received word I'd have them to myself. Gulp. Could I handle those guys? They seemed high-maintenance in Truth or Dare, holding their own in scenes alongside the planet's biggest superstar. On that topic, Slam later noted of Madonna, “She was not that insecure, you know? I think a lot of artists don’t do that because of their insecurities. She just was perfect at picking the good talent, putting it together, and just, in the end, it made her look better, too.” Kevin chimed in, “When you’re secure with yourself as a star, you want stars around you.”

I frantically dashed off some impressionistic questions. Lucky for me, I'd seen Strike a Pose as well as Truth or Dare and do know quite a bit about the subject matter, so even though I ultimately wound up sharing them with one other journalist, I was ready for these guys and wasn't too nervous that they'd gang up on me.

Making things easier, I found the boys—now men—to be extremely articulate, witty and forthcoming, as you might expect from the cast of Truth or Dare, which has been called the “grandmother of reality TV.” (I submit that Madonna might prefer “aunt.”)

If I dominated a bit, I hope the other writer can forgive me. After all, these were the guys who showed me it was okay to be gay, and who were in the position I most coveted 25 years ago: Madonna-adjacent.

As the film shows and as my life experience had already taught me, glamour is often an illusion, and reality is better anyway. 

Keep reading for my talk with the guys, and with filmmakers Reijer Zwaan and Ester Gould ...

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Apr 05 2016
6-PACK — TOUGH LOVE 2 + You Know You're Gay When You're In TRUTH OR DARE + Mississippi & North Carolina Beg For Gay Boycotts + Archie & Jughead As Sex Symbols? + Boys & Bunnies! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureEpisode 2 of Tough Love. Images

*widget boy cultureMadonna's dancer knew he was gay after seeing himself in Truth or Dare.

*widget boy cultureDraconian, anti-gay “religious freedom” bill signed into law in Mississippi.

*widget boy culturePayPal bails out of North Carolina over anti-gay law.

*widget boy cultureWhy are Archie & Jughead so f*ckable suddenly?

*widget boy culturePortis Wasp, boys and bunnies for Bazaar

 

New Collage: @iamdiegomiguel for @charliebymz // Collage by @portiswasp1 #Disneyvoyeur

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Apr 04 2016
These Kids Are All Right Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2016-04-04 at 3.32.39 PM(Video still via SUPERGRAVITY Pictures)

In Gayby Baby, the children of gay parents offer their POV on what too often is a detached political argument. 

The acclaimed film will have a pre-release screening at Outfest. Click here for tickets, keep reading for the engrossing trailer ...

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