39 posts categorized "DUSTIN LANCE BLACK"

Dec 03 2013
Tom Daley's Boyfriend? Comments (0)

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Social media is convinced this is Tom Daley's boyfriend. Worst-case scenario, he's just a supercute guy who's met Tom Daley. For some reason, I pictured himself with someone older. And with me watching.

UPDATE: Looks like the above was just a cute fan.

Dan Wooton, for the U.K. tabloid The Sun, confirms that Tom Daley's BF is world-famous, Oscar-winning, gay-activist/screenwriter Dustin Lance Black. I didn't really see that one coming, but I did see the older part. "Safe" just sounds like something a young person would mistakenly believe they are, automatically, when they're with an older person.

Tom-Daley-Dustin-Lance-BlackAge ain't nothin' but a number...when you're both cute and famous.

 
Dec 02 2013
Boy Culture Turns 8: My 100 Favorite Posts! Comments (0)

BoyCultureBlogYou need a little (Boy) Culture!

StripperIt blows my mind to realize that Boy Culture is now eight years old. I can still remember the joy I felt when I figured out how to post, how to upload an image and how to embed a video. I remember every time a post blew up, bringing in hits and new viewers. I remember the longtime commenters, the trolls, the spam and the never-ending (and validating!) pitches and free tickets and photographers' snaps of half- or all-naked male models. 

RuPaul-Drag-RaceShooting for my blog has never been a drag.

Cone-boyI've used Boy Culture to express myself, to help express others and to connect to people internationally.

I've also used it to show off my humor (both high and low), to flaunt my obsessions, to reality-test my sexual diversions and perversions, to laud the art I love, to lash out against the enemies of gay people and to broadcast my admiration for Madonna.

I want to thank you all for having read this blog over the years. It's a very hard thing to maintain, and it will not be maintained forever. But each time I get some positive (or even just meaningful) feedback, each time my posts are shared on social media, each time something I've written elicits a response, it keeps me going that much longer.

Madonna-stepmother-Joan-MDNAMadonna's stepmother was not impressed.

Thank you. Please enjoy my 100 favorite posts, please let me know if you're reading any old ones for the first time and are liking them and, most of all, please share this entire post far and wide to help get my work out there.

**2008 first one 6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54fdddbfd8833-800wiMy first "Guydar" post from 2008.

As always, you can find me on Facebook (personal and blog), Twitter, Instagram and YouTube (plus, here are my YouTube greatest hits). 

ALL ORANGE TITLES ARE HOTLINKS.

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TOTALLY RANDOM LISTS (2011—2013)

I've gotten way into lists. Way. You'll find more of my lists higher up on, uh, this particular list. But the ones that are just completely random go here because I worked my ass off on them, because I love them and because—judging from Quantcast data—you like 'em, too.

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DuranMy favorite Duran Duran member.

POP QUIZ: VIDEOS THAT KILLED (2011)

Totally awesome '80s! Take this visual quiz to see how many classic music videos you can ID.

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Brando-DeanI wish sex tapes had existed in the '50s.

UNDER THE GAYDAR: 10 PEOPLE YOU MAY OR MAY NOT REALIZE WERE OR ARE QUEER (2012)

I got lots of feedback on this, mainly because nobody realized Nell Carter was with a woman at the time of her death.

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DazzlerI would've chipped in to get this one made.

WOULDA COULDA SHOULDA: 5 INCREDIBLE MOVIES THAT NEVER HAPPENED (2013)

I'm shamless for including Leda & Swan, a movie that was a bomb without ever even being made.

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Lizabeth-ScottGreat Scott!

IN & OUT: 25 STARS' FIRST & LAST PERFORMANCES IN FILM & ON TV (2013)

Being obsessed with nostalgia and with movies, this was fun—but so very taxing—to compile. I loved the randomness of it.

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PSBI hate that music has been sleeveless for 20 years.

20 7" SINGLE SLEEVES FROM THE '80S THAT BELONG IN A GALLERY (2013)

Just 20 from my massive collection of 45s. I got rid of my 12" records, but I've kept these guys because they're just too much a part of my childhood.

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Amanda-BlakeAmanda Blake's marriage was a mystery, with both spouses dying of AIDS.

GAY MARRIAGE: CELEBRITIES WHO MARRIED LGBT SPOUSES (2013)

It might've been more efficient to make a list of famous straight people who managed to marry other full-on heteros.

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Mark-MessierThe infamous Gary Coleman/Mark Messier two-shot seen 'round the world.

ODD COUPLES: 19 UNUSUAL CELEBRITY PAIRS (2013)

This post encapsulates my outlook on pop culture and my desire to twist it and play with it...except in this case, its participants are already doing the dirty work.

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Lake-GenevaHaunted House: The family home that haunted Jane and Bill's final years.

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A FIGHT AT THE MUSEUM (2007)

My late mentor's husband struggles to give away his family home.

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POLITICS (2005—2013)

I'm a political person and I blog about it a lot. Some of the entries stand up over time, but many are so of the moment it was hard to pull the ones I like best.

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Kevin-James-Adam-SandlerWhere Kevin James goes, (unintentional!!!) homophobia follows.

TRUNZO IS DUNZO (2007)

Star Magazine implying gay people aren't quite right? Not normal! This took off on several blogs and GLAAD got an apology from Trunzo over it. Some people think it's being "oversensitive," but Jesus...how much clearer is "Man to man" with a huge "NOT" (NORMAL) stamped over it?

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John-McCainIf McCain calls, I'm not here. 

NEW YORK TO McCAIN: DROP DEAD! (2008)

The time I saw John McCain and showed him exactly how I felt. 

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54fdcda278833-800wiThe Clintons practice some black magic 

WHITE MISCHIEF (2008)

When Bill and Hillary decided to use race in the race for the White House.

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Jason-WetheringtonCrist for the mill 

FLORIDA'S GOVERNOR ENGAYGED: DOES THIS COUNT AS "GAY MARRIAGE?" (2008)

Charlie Crist is gay. Really, really gay.

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Hillary-Clinton-guysThere's always 2016... 

HOW DO I LOVE THEE? LET ME COUNT THE GAYS... (2008)

The gay affair with Hillary Clinton.

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e554e2e7d28834Hail, Mary, full of disgrace

 SARAH PALIN = SPIRO AGNEW + HARRIET MIERS (2008)

Aw, she'll never last...

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Whoopi-Goldberg-Prop-8Whoopi-tee-doo & Kate, too! 

THE MARRYING KIND (2008)

That fabulously spontaneous anti-Prop 8 march in NYC.

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Barack-Obama"Fierce advocate" was once a taunt, and is now just true.

WITH US OR AGAINST US (2009)

A post from when the Obama Administration was considered almost openly hostile toward gay-rights advocates. I believe he's turned that impression around.

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OBAMA-DADTA good sign

IT GOT BETTER (2010)

The one where President Obama happily signed DADT out of existence.

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Sophie-B-HawkinsAs she lays her career down to sleep...

DAMN, I WISH SHE WOULDN'T DO THISI (2011)

Sopie B. Hawkins GOesProud. I wish she'd GOHome.

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Merv-Griffin-Tombstone_6I live for death!

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OBITUARIES (2009—2012)

I tend to write about almost every celebrity death I hear about, specializing in anyone from the Golden Era. These are two that really blew me away. You, too?

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Farrah-FawcettVery hazardous duties

AND JILL CAME TUMBLING AFTER (2009)

The death of Farrah Fawcett, a woman whose nips decorated my walls before I realized I had no use for them.

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Elizabeth-taylor-bathing-suitEnd credits

REFLECTIONS IN A VIOLET EYE: ELIZABETH TAYLOR DIES AT 79 (2011)

The biggest living star fades out. It's still hard to believe she isn't around anymore.

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Donna-SummerShe worked hard for the money.

LAST DANCE: DONNA SUMMER DIES AT 63 (2012)

I'd spent a long time hating Donna over her alleged anti-gay comments, but that rumor isn't the whole story on her life.

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Barbara-KentGood egg

MAKES SAD FACE, MOVES LIPS, TYPE APPEARS ON PANEL: "THE END" (2012)

I was surprised when no major news services noted the death of the last person to have starred in a silent film as an adult, Barbara Kent.

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Nov 26 2013
Need To Know: A Fine Line Between Love And Haiti, AMAs Were The Cat's Meow, LOOKING Good + MORE! Comments (0)

Madonna-Sean-PennMadonna heads to Haiti with her ex.

*widget boy cultureMadonna and Sean Penn reunite in Haiti. In other news, hell freezes over.

*widget boy cultureHORRORS!: They wrote the book on gay panic.

*widget boy cultureThings learned from watching the AMAs this year.

*widget boy cultureBlack & Van Sant will attend Milk screening in Russia amid bomb threats.

*widget boy cultureMaltese Falcon sells for $4M+.

*widget boy cultureYour chance to help make The Gender Book a reality.

*widget boy cultureUNCUT: HBO's new cinéma véri-gay series is Looking good.

*widget boy cultureAlan Ritchson shows off his big jock.

*widget boy cultureSix decades of the most popular names for girls.

*widget boy cultureSee Jamie Dornan naked before 50 Shades of Grey.

*widget boy cultureBroadway star Natalie Toro releases new CD, has release party @ Birdland Dec. 8.

 
Oct 11 2013
Need To Know: Head Games, The Tea Party's Over, This Old Thing? + MORE Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureMarilyn Monroe's skull X-ray is up for grabs if you've got $30Kish.

*widget boy cultureChris Christie loses in court on gay-marriage stay.

*widget boy cultureHis son committed suicide, he was run over on a walk to memorialize him.

*widget boy cultureRecord low approvals for GOP and Tea Party.

*widget boy cultureFreddie Prinze Jr. a few years later.

*widget boy cultureRamona Singer's hubby Mario doesn't fire blanks.

*widget boy cultureAging a lifetime in a few moments.

Aginggif1Time goes by so quickly.

*widget boy cultureSnooki, JWOWW & RuPaul's finest at Night of the Living Drag in NYC. Drag

*widget boy cultureTom Daley and Dustin Lance Black share a cuppa Joe. (Not Jonas.)

*widget boy cultureIn the mood to pop some Frute Brute in your mouth?

*widget boy cultureDid Madonna call a moviehouse scold an "enslaver?"

*widget boy cultureRussian athletes support NOH8.

*widget boy cultureJoe Scarborough gets a (secret) divorce.

*widget boy cultureLiza Minnelli to award recipient Ann-Margret: "Can you believe we're both still alive???"

Pic #1 photo credit Richard TermineYou make me feel alive, alive, alive! Courtesy of Richard Termine.

 
Aug 03 2013
Need To Know: Wise Kid, Coming Out As Anonymously Gay, Grandma Sucks, Clay Makes His Own Kinda Music + MORE Comments (2)

*widget boy cultureABOVE: Meet "the real-life Doogie Howser," 16-year-old gay genius Jake Andraka.

*widget boy cultureDid a famous male movie star anonymously come out (stay in?) on Reddit?

*widget boy cultureWords of wisdom from a grandmother sodomite. Cher-650-430_0

*widget boy cultureCher loves Chad Michaels and Jake Shears.

*widget boy cultureIncredibly beautiful and hot 90-minute gay kiss.

*widget boy cultureA 2-year-old boy is assaulted for being a "faggot.

*widget boy cultureWhite people, please start policing your thugs!

*widget boy cultureWill Dustin Lance Black's miniseries be our Roots?

*widget boy cultureClay Aiken channels Mama Cass.

*widget boy cultureRich Juzwiak has all the answers on the Stoli boycott.

*widget boy cultureI HEAR DEAD PEOPLE: Vinyl records made of remains.

*widget boy cultureLovely "Always" by R00K.

*widget boy cultureThe audio cassette turns 50.

*widget boy cultureDiahann Carroll back to Broadway after 30 years.

*widget boy cultureHere's 30 minutes with Ethel Merman 30 years ago, newly uploaded.

*widget boy cultureChristian children's entertainer wanted to EAT kids. Gets 20 years.

Ronald-William-Brown-pornography-puppetA remake of the movie Magic is in order.

 
Jun 27 2013
On The Outs: A Review Of Timothy Greenfield-Sanders's THE OUT LIST Comments (1)

TimothyGreenfield-Sanders with Dustin Lance Black

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders's The Out List follows his The Black List and The Latin List as an HBO documentary that serves as sort of a moving portraits of a number of LGBT luminaries, and by its diversity of subject, of the LGBT community at large.

WANDAAiring June 27 on HBO, The Out List is in some respects a simple, to-camera Q&A with famous LGBTs. Stylistically, nothing new. But the sum is greater than its parts. Greenfield-Sanders engenders (in some cases, the editing is a bit too aggressive) plain-spoken, highly personal responses from the people in front of his lens. In the same way that he showed a new side of porn stars via photography, many of these familiar faces are presented in slightly different ways in this film.

Most interestingly, the edge behind Lady Bunny's humor is revealed, not purposely, to be her anger over being marginalized by not only the world at large but by her own community, especially the young'uns.

What follows are memorable quotes from each of the film's subjects. Check them out, and don't miss this queer filmic time capsule when it airs later this month on the 44th anniversary of Stonewall...

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Apr 05 2013
Need To Know: Forget What You Know About Reagan, Cindy McCain Plays Gay, Bad Dad + MORE Comments (0)

Timothee+Chalamet+19th+Annual+Screen+Actors+3YUGJC5eK_8xImagine having Madonna as a potential mother-in-law?

*widget boy cultureMadonna's buena daughter Lola is dating adorable Timothee Chalamet.

*widget boy cultureCindy McCain playing gay Prop 8 plaintiff in AZ production of 8. Ronald-Reagan-gay-My-Best-Gay-Friends-Vietnam-EJ-Johnson

*widget boy cultureBIG IN 'NAM: My Best Gay Friends charms the Hanoi hoi-polloi.

*widget boy cultureThe Knife are back, as sharp as ever.

*widget boy cultureThe accidental gay first date.

*widget boy cultureRoger Ebert's greatest accomplishment?

*widget boy cultureMagic Johnson supports gay son in interview.

*widget boy culturePatti Davis claims her scummy dad would be pro-equality.

*widget boy cultureCan bad movie sequels diminish the originals?

*widget boy cultureMajor lava flow = mass extinction.

*widget boy cultureSen. Bill Nelson (D-Florida) comes out for marriage equality.

*widget boy cultureMadonna tours Malawi hospital.

*widget boy cultureRep. Matt Salmon (R-Arizona) is anti-equality. His gay son: "Okay!"

*widget boy culture91% of America supports background checks for guns.

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Mar 04 2012
The Monster That 8 California Comments (3)

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To see the full reading of Dustin Lance Black's 8 as staged in L.A. this weekend, keep reading...

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Nov 11 2011
The Way They Were?: Reviews Of J. Edgar & My Week With Marilyn Comments (6)

I have yet to write about Madonna's W.E. because I've only seen it via test screenings, nothing official. But it's not the only biopic coming at year's end. In fact, there are so many similar pictures that W.E. is getting an awards-consideration release December 9 then not reappearing until February 3 so as to dodge the glut.

I had wildly different reactions to two of the other biographical films out there.

Leonardo-dicaprio-armie-hammer-j-edgarMy buddy, my buddy...

J. Edgar, directed by Clint Eastwood, written by Dustin Lance Black and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts and Dame Judi Dench, is a film I was curious about in spite of its odious subject, longtime, iron-fisted FBI god-king J. Edgar Hoover (DiCaprio). The film covers Hoover's era-spanning career as the country's loved/hated A-list G-man, from the birth of the FBI through Hoover's death during the Nixon presidency. For a film attempting to cover so much, it winds up with surprisingly little to offer by way of honest insight.

DiCaprio's old-age makeup was quite distracting at first but was overall passable, particularly when compared to that used on Armie Hammer as Hoover's longtime companion Clyde Tolson. Somehow, Tolson starts out younger and cuter than Hoover and winds up looking like something out of a Saturday Night Live sketch; just unbearably bad work on the makeup. Watts looks too old to be a young secretary in the beginning of the movie, but way too young to be a senior citizen by film's end.

Superficialities aside, DiCaprio is admirably committed as Hoover, but I found him very actorly and at times hammy. He comes off, more often than not, as a boy pushing hard to seem like a man. Gorgeous Hammer exudes a knowing quality that Eastwood unfortunately D74ryb8itr95rt5bdoes not reign in properly, leading to laugh-out-loud lines that shouldn't be. For example, it's pretty humorous when Hammer's Tolson fusses about the sartorial blunders of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz and a side-splitter when he sniffs that Dorothy Lamour (pictured with Hoover in the '40s) is a bit "camp" for him. If he gets an Oscar nomination for this after not 1getting one for The Social Network, that would be a travesty.

Watts has nothing to do and does nothing for the film—she's sleepwalking.

In stark contrast, the usually flawless Dench is way over the top as Mama Hoover, a cardboard cut-out of a taciturn mother who's so pushy even Norman Bates wouldn't have traded for her.

I think the biggest problem with this film is the script. After deservedly winning an Oscar for Milk, Dustin Lance Black turns in a Razzie-worthy blueprint this time, structured around Hoover dictating his self-aggrandizing memoirs to a series of young secretaries (all dudes, nudge-nudge). This set-up allows for too much telling and not enough showing, and makes the film's focus drift disagreeably between Hoover's most famous case (the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby), his weirdly asexual yet romantic relationship with Tolson (there is an aborted kiss, but otherwise we're supposed to believe they were inseparable but never fucked) and the origins of his rabid anti-Communism.

I'm as liberal as it gets, and I like that there is goss out there that Hoover was gay and/or cross-dressed, but I strongly felt like the gay stuff in the film (a convenient story about a childhood acquaintance of Hoover's nicknamed "Daffy" for "daffodil" who was bullied and committed suicide feels very It Gets Better) was questionable, and the cross-dressing was one of the most embarrassing things I've seen in a high-profile drama in years.

I wish I liked this movie, but then again, screenplay be damned, maybe it would've helped if the main character were not so thoroughly contemptible from start to finish.

J. Edgar (Warner Bros.) is out now.

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PreviewScreenSnapz001Misty Rowe will be eating her heart out!

A far more likable VIP gets the biopic treatment in My Week With Marilyn, directed by Simon Curtis and written by Adrian Hodges from the famous memoir by Colin Clark, who had the good fortune to be third director on The Prince and the Showgirl in the late '50s.

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Nov 10 2011
Brothers Should Go To It Comments (2)

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I've always loved the Lane Twins—Gary and Larry—and now they have a Dolly Parton-themed documentary coming out called Hollywood to Dollywood that I'll be seeing on the 17th in NYC. As part of their promotions, they landed a spot of The Rosie Show on OWN. Non-Dolly clip of them after the jump...

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