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Nov 13 2017
Contract Playa: A Review Of SCOTTY AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD Comments (0)

T-scotty-bowers“I created the rainbow in Hollywood.” — Scotty Bowers (Image via Altimeter Films)

Five years ago, I posted a review of the book Full Service, the as-told-to story of Scotty Bowers, a 21430294_1815779352046499_9204368091529911051_nHollywood gas station owner who claims to have become a procurer for some of Hollywood's biggest names from the '40s onward, including Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, George Cukor, Rock Hudson and many more.

Along with hooking them up with sex partners, he also claims to have had sex with many of them himself, including Bette Davis, Walter Pidgeon and both Cary Grant and Randolph Scott.

Gore Vidal on Scotty Bowers

The comments on my review were largely critical, blowing him off as a liar in spite of the support of Gore Vidal and other serious people who wanted us to know Scotty was the real deal.

I prefer this take: 

Now, director Matt Tyrnauer has shot a compelling documentary on the man of 1,000 facials, and I think Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood far surpasses the book as both art and documentation that Bowers was probably every bit as busy as he boasts ...

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Nov 06 2017
BOY CULTURE Turns 12: 50 Links To Celebrate! Comments (0)

ThirstyBoy of my dreams
It's been another year of Boy Culture, and that makes 12.

Img100 copy 2 Img100 copy 3I've spent a decade and change of my life posting think-pieces, don't-think pieces, sexy butts, sexy bulges, infuriated protests, news of the day, news of the gay, surreptitious photos, self-promotion, self-deprecation, humor, pathos, dead celebrities, celebrities you thought were dead and what evidence of what passes for my powers of observation. I've acquired fans and anti-fans and momentarily interested passers-by.

The first blogs I encountered (I was a late bloomer) were Perez Hilton and Pink Is the New Blog ... and I barely understood how to read them. The concept of scrolling down for information, which is now becoming passé, was so new to me, they just looked like a jumble of information.

As I became accustomed to the idea, I noticed Towleroad — a specifically gay blog. Color me inspired, and by the end of 2005, when I was living in misery in a temporary apartment across the street from the dream apartment into which I would soon move (and eventually lose), I spent my free time figuring out Typepad. I was off-the-charts thrilled when I became adept at uploading images and formatting captions. I had previously experimented with Blogger, but now I was in business. Posting some old Blogger pieces and plunging ahead with all my thoughts on Madonna's new album Confessions on a Dance Floor, Boy Culture was born.

Why did I start this blog? (Besides as an excuse to disseminate images of guys in their skivvies.)

IMG_1436_newSo many nights at the Adonis ... (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)

Mainly, I thought I could promote the theatrical release of the movie of the same name, which Allan Brocka had co-adapted and directed from my debut novel (new edition coming). I was proud of the movie and wanted to help get the word out, so I posted about each screening in-between quirky, topical entries on music, movies, Madonna and me. Just this past year, I used my blog (and Kickstarter) to help get the word out about the sequel to that movie — to which you can still donate here. I would also eventually lean on Boy Culture to help create awareness of Encyclopedia Madonnica 20, which was a huge hit.

KEEP READING!

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Oct 17 2017
Child Tortured, Beaten To Death, Allegedy By Mom's Boyfriend — Because He Seemed Gay Comments (0)

Palmdale-gabrielA 6'2", 270-lb. security guard is currently on trial for the torture and beating death of his girlfriend's 8-year-old son, and the reason the prosecutor thinks he (and the boy's mom) committed the crime is that the child seemed “gay.”

This happened in Los Angeles.

We have a long way to go ...

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Oct 10 2017
Roxette Thinks They Got The Look + The Marsha P. Johnson War Of Words + Posthumous Porn Memoir + Go-Go Heaven + Flag-Bashing Firefighter + Trans Prom King — 6-PACK! Comments (0)

Jakub&Dawid-1208A gay couple celebrating their honeymoon were asked to do a special video for legendary band Roxette, set to their “Good Karma.”

It will turn you gay if you aren't already.

Keep reading for that, the controversy over the Marsha P. Johnson movies, a seriously sexy go-go blog, a cute but troubled firefighter and more of the day's hottest links ...

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Sep 04 2017
Evangelicals Attack Pro-LGBT Book + Nikki Haley Warns North Korea + Anti-Gay Pastor Says Harvey Is God's Vengeance + L.A. Brush-Fire Disaster + Gay Punk Zine, Collected + Racing For The Door Over David Duke — 6-PACK! Comments (0)

51lOr0fYHkLParents tend to think the world revolves around their precious progeny, which can lead to whacky things like Evangelicals Kurt and Michaela Jaros demanding a Chicago library remove from its shelves a gay-positive book because their 3-year-old toddler allegedly stumbled across it.

This Day in June (Magination Press) teaches kids about Pride, and has the American Psychological Association's seal of approval.

Keep reading for the Chicago Public Library's response, and more of the day's hottest links, including North Korea war posturing, the anti-gay pastor who claims Harvey is God's wrath for letting trans people pee and more ...

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Aug 27 2017
Trans Woman To Caitlyn: IT'S REALLY F*CKED UP THAT YOU ARE HERE Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2017-08-27 at 4.46.37 PMCaitlyn Jenner had her ass handed to her by an angry trans activist at a Tran Chorus of L.A. performance of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars Saturday night.

At the event — made possible by Jenner's bucks — Ashlee Marie Preston got right up in Caitlyn's face over her support of Donald Trump ...

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Aug 23 2017
LAPD Will Investigate Man's Meth-O.D. Death In Wealthy Politico's Home After All Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2017-08-23 at 10.49.14 AMI didn't go too hard on the initial story about the death of Gemmel Moore, a homeless escort who died of a meth overdose in the home of Democratic donor and prominent L.A. figure Ed Buck, because that story was written by a former friend of Buck's who seemed to have an ax to grind. (A Google search turned up other reasons to doubt his version of events.)

However, at the urging of Moore's mom Letisha Nixon, and after more escorts have come forward to claim that Buck's fetish for getting young black hustlers high on meth to see how they'd react, the LAPD is launching a probe, lending credence to thes shocking initial allegations ...

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Aug 11 2017
6-PACK — The Worst Gay Boss Ever + Lord, He Needed To Be Fired + Justin Trudeau As Part Of Her Trousseau + Rainbow Slur + What Did Ed Buck Have To Do With Youth's Meth Death? + Chelsea'll Handle 'Im! Comments (0)

16708210_860062367467474_3232455252443295400_nGay agent Michael Einfeld was not happy when his assistant, Rosette Laursen, asked to have the day of the National Women's March off, so he responded by venting to others — many others, replying all unintentionally — that she should “sew her vagina shut,” and threatening to never hire another “girl.”

Laursen was made aware of his misogynistic comments and threatened to sue, which he ignored. So she went public, and an already ugly situation got uglier. Keep reading for that and more of the day's hot links ...

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