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Jul 25 2017
6-PACK — OUR FRIEND DAHMER + Trump's Latest Delusions + Kushner's Sleazy Connections + Boy Scout Of His Mind! + Bieber Outta There + Elton Talks Diana With Harry! Comments (0)

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WIDGETYouTube: Earlier this year, I reviewed the brave, bold My Friend Dahmer starring my friend Ross Lynch. Now, the trailer is here:

WIDGETJoe.My.God.: Trump thinks Obamacare has been laying waste to the U.S for 17 years. Lady behind him has eyebrows that qualify as pre-existing condition:

Trumpcare-eyebrowsI know someone in her family is sick, but still. Still. (Video still)

WIDGETThe Guardian: Jared Kushner closed a real estate deal with the firm of a Russian oligarch that's cited in a money-laundering case. Curiouser, curiouser.

WIDGETHuff Post: Trump shamelessly uses Boy Scout jamboree to humiliate Price, demand Obamacare repeal votes, ask boys to cheer him/boo Obama.

WIDGETDListed: Justin Bieber just did to his fans what China recently did to him.

WIDGETTowleroad: Elton John tells Prince Harry about how great an AIDS advocate his late mom Diana was.

Prince-HarryAll smiles hearing about his mother's gift for putting people at ease (Video still via ITV/HBO)

 
Jul 24 2017
Star Shots Comments (0)

Tony-DanzaTony Danza (Images by Bob Deutsch)

My pal Bob Deutsch has shot just about everyone. Check out his Instagram for some great, unique and occasionally totally singular shots of the biggest names of the '60s, '70s and '80s.

Joan-CrawfordYou know who!

 
Jul 21 2017
6-PACK — Twan In A Million + Gay Marriage For Germany + Trump's Lawless Path + A Freddie Mercury Biopic Without HIV? + BYU Prof Fired For Pro-LGBTQ Post + Gay Inspirations! Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2017-07-21 at 11.20.39 AMThe Twan and only! (Video still via Instagram @twan)

WIDGETOMG Blog: Insta-star Twan Kuyper proudly displays his soft (!) spot. (Work Unfriendly)

WIDGETJoe.My.God.: Same-sex marriage has come to Germany! First ceremonies can begin October 1 unless Bavaria challenges.

WIDGETHuff Post: The myriad ways in which Trump can blatantly break the law or facilitate breaking the law — and get away with it legally. But Hillary was corrupt?!

E9be55-20121116-queenSacha Baron Cohen left the Mercury biopic because it was vanilla. Above, Queen. (Image via Capitol)

WIDGETHIV Plus: Rami Malek will play Freddie Mercury in a biopic that will apparently leave out Mercury's HIV. WTF?

WIDGETTowleroad: A Brigham Young University adjunct professor was canned for a social media post broadly supporting  LGBTQ people.

WIDGETThe Guardian: Gay stars reveal the art that changed them — David Sedaris on The Boys in the Band (1970), Isaac Julien on Caravaggio (1986), more!

CaravaggioCaravaggio — with a young Tilda Swinton (Image via Cinevista)

 
Jul 20 2017
Aleshia Brevard, Trans Trailblazer, Dies @ 79 Comments (0)

Aleshia-BrevardAleshia Brevard: December 9, 1937—July 1, 2017 (Image via Brevard/The Heroines)

Aleshia Brevard, a model and entertainer who in the early '60s became one of the first Americans to undergo SRS, has died. She was 79.

As noted in Austin Mutti-Mewse's obit, Brevard had been a popular female impersonator 1at Finocchio's in San Francisco (pictured at left, pre-SRS), where she says Marilyn Monroe caught her act before the icon's death in 1962. Brevard was in character as Marilyn, one of many glamourpusses she portrayed.

Via The Daily Telegraph:

“It was only when the lights went up I noticed her wiggle,” Aleshia Brevard later recalled. “I screamed in excitement. She blew me a kiss. Recounting that night in her diary, Marilyn wrote that watching Aleshia Brevard was like seeing herself on film.

Brevard began her transition in the 1950s, inspired by Christine Jorgensen (1926-1989), undergoing SRS in 1962 with money earned at Finocchio's. She went back to school and then did time as a Playboy bunny and eventually an actress, with appearances in The Love God? (1969), The Female Bunch (1971) and others.

Great Q&A with Brevard Here

She became an acting instructor in her later years, and married four times — twice to men who did not know she was trans.

Brevard came out as trans in the memoir The Woman I Was Not Born to Be: A Transsexual Journey (2001) and wrote several other works, including a 2013 novel.

RIP to a chick who certainly didn't have it easy, but who didn't let that stop her.

 
6-PACK — All The Buzz On James McAvoy + Trump Threatens Mueller + Deutsche Treat + GREASE 2 > GREASE?! + Chest Amazing + The Legendary, Lovely Marlene! Comments (0)

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WIDGETOMG Blog: A chat with James McAvoy about shaving his pubes.

WIDGETYahoo! Finance: Trump attempts to set the parameters of the Russia probe, says Mueller delving into his finances would be “crossing a red line.” Obstruction.

WIDGETVanity Fair: Mueller is subpoenaing info from Deutsche Bank, the massive entity with ties to Russia that has repeatedly loaned Trump cash — when others wouldn't.

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WIDGETNewNowNext: Could Grease 2 (1982) really be cooler than Grease (1978)?!

440306_600“... and I got Scarface lined up, so I ain't nervous.” (GIF via Paramount)

WIDGETKenneth in the (212): Nice rack, bro! (Or click here if you prefer the stuff further south.)

Marlene DietrichDietrich's declaration of independence ... from Hitler

WIDGETNational Portrait Gallery: A reader, Charles, just sent me a rave review of Marlene Dietrich: Dressed for the Image, at the National Portrait Gallery until April 15, 2018.

Dietrich(Images by Charles Bell via National Portrait Gallery)

 
Jul 11 2017
6-PACK — Porn Actor's Wife Sentenced For Covering Up Murder + Don Jr. Self-Incriminates + Tahiti Tea Party + Trump Knows Hillary Won + Remembering 2 Senseless LGBTQ Murders Comments (0)

Francisco sean cody1Sean Cody's Francisco aka David Meza (Image via Sean Cody)

WIDGETInstinct: Lesson learned — never help your gay-for-pay porn star husband after he has brutally murdered his sugar daddy.

WIDGETHuff Post: Incredibly, Donald Trump Jr. just released his Russian-meeting email chain, and it contains a smoking gun of treason right there in black-and-white.

WIDGETDListed: This is as A-list as any Tahitian vacation gets: Bradley Cooper, Irina Shayk, Anderson Cooper (no relation), Andy Cohen, Diane von Furstenberg, Allison Williams.

WIDGETWaPo: Trump knows that Hillary won the election.

Img_2599-1Lockin & La Streisand (Image via 20th Century Fox)

WIDGETBack2Stonewall: Remembering the shocking murder of Hello, Dolly! (1969) star Danny Lockin (1943-1977).

WIDGETFacebook: Never forget Charlie Howard, murdered 33 years ago in Maine for bieng too femme.

19732085_10155233880811210_5566548611587081965_nCharlie Howard, drowned for seeming gay.

 
Jul 10 2017
How Many Of These Stars Can You Name? Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2017-07-09 at 5.51.02 PM(Video still via YouTube @8thManDVD.com Cartoon Channel)

Check out this stunningly HD post of the classic Hollywood Steps Out (1941) animated short from Looney Tunes. I remember seeing this as a kid and being thrilled that I knew who some of the caricatures/references were.

How many can you name? 

I listed the key after the jump ...

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Jul 07 2017
Dennis Posa/Wade Nichols/Dennis Parker: A Biography Comments (0)

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The Rialto Report turns in an exhaustive piece on the life and career of Dennis Posa, better known as gay-porn and straight-porn actor Wade Nichols and as singer/soap actor Dennis Parker. 

The post is more like a full-fledged bio, with detailed interviews conducted with many of the late performer's living friends, co-workers, peers and even an ex-lover.

It's a terrific look not only at the memory of one man, but also at an era — especially an era of NYC.

 


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