51 posts categorized "MATTHEW BOMER"

Apr 21 2014
The Abnormal Art: Matt Bomer Transformative Role Comments (0)

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According to the June/July 2014 cover story of Out, Matt Bomer's beauty almost lost him his plum part in HBO's upcoming TV event The Normal Heart. Kramer worried Bomer was too pretty to play “Felix Turner,” who is stricken with AIDS in the early years of the disease.

But he of course won out.

Bomer tells Out:

“You’re really lucky as an artist if you get a role that changes you as a person. It taught me how to access myself on a completely different level as an artist. And it blew my mind in terms of the level of unconditional love between 'Ned' and 'Felix'—my goodness, if these people could incorporate this into their lives, under their circumstances, why can’t I?”

 
Apr 10 2014
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The Hollywood Reporter's story on the it-took-forever-to-make making of HBO's The Normal Heart is fascinating and complete, filled with Streisand and Kramer dish.

Now, can someone please make a movie out of Faggots?

 
Mar 10 2014
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Hello, gorgeous! It's been a long time coming, but HBO's adaptation of Larry Kramer's amazing play The Normal Heart—a sensitive and thorough document of the AIDS crisis starring Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Julia Roberts and many others—looks fantastic in its first trailer.

Watch the trailer after the jump, and watch for The Normal Heart on HBO on May 25...

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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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 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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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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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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Aug 28 2013
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Randomly, here are my favorite 11 shots from the Attitude (August 2013) "100 Sexiest Men 2013" insert. In on particular order, they include: Harry Judd, Amir Kahn, Ben Foden, Chris Mears, Danny Miller, Marvin Humes, Matt Bomer, Matt Jarvis, Simon Webbe, Tom Daley and Tomasz Schafernaker.

 
Aug 21 2013
I Got A Bomer On The Way To Work Yesterday Comments (0)
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Spotted Matt Bomer filming scenes for the new season of White Collar today around the corner from my apartment. Luckily, I had my camera. He's a piece in real life just as much as on the small and big screens...

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Apr 24 2013
Air Disses @ The GLAAD Media Awards Comments (2)

Cloris-1I'm such a Phyllistine

Saturday was the GLAAD Media Awards in L.A. It's been four days, but keep in mind I had to travel and work in-between!

FreddieI like GLAAD. I support the work it does. I think all of the awareness it raises is invaluable, let alone the training it offers to newly-minted gay heroes and heroines and the hell it gives people and organizations who insist on defaming the LGBT community. There's nothing wrong with throwing a party to have fun and raise money and garner attention, even if the awards being handed out are certainly up for debate. I love Bill Clinton, but I'm not sure he truly deserves an award for his leadership on gay issues. I've never doubted he is pro-gay, but I'm not sure he's actually led with his gut. Not saying he should be tarred and feathered—he's done lots of good—but I am on the fence as to whether GLAAD should be awarding him anything.

RumerSimon Halls, Matt Bomer, Rumer Willis & Jayson Blair: Power quadruple

All that said, the event was held at the J.W. Marriott, which sounds like someone who would be starring in Kansas City Trucking Co. (1976) or some other pre-condom (as opposed to bareback) classique. The carpet was wide open and there really weren't that many media types on my side of it. Beth-ditto-1Considering the scores of stars I snagged last year in L.A., I thought this was a good omen.

I was next to Autostraddle (I always am; they're cool) and the adorbs (the word suits him) Matthew Rodrigues, an on-camera host for Pop Sugar. I said, "I'm Matthew." He said, "I'm Matthew." I said, "I was Matthew first." He agreed a little too quickly, which instantly gave rise to a boner of contention; I had a hard-on for teasing him about it.

ChazChaz gave one interview on our end of the carpet—to Ms. Damiana Garcia

No matter; it wasn't even a real faux pas as I am clearly old enough to be his dad, which he denied, guessing me at 34. His straight camera guy went lower. At this point I was selling all my shares in Botox since I've never touched the stuff.

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Feb 27 2013
Need To Know: Hiding Your Candy, JWoww's Booby Trap, Can You Afford To Pop For Art? Comments (1)

*widget boy cultureAbove, Anderson Cooper's thong made of man candy. Andy-Warhol-shirtless-boys-guys-underwear-Margaret-Hamilton-witch-Wizard-of-Oz

*widget boy cultureJWoww's Double-Disasters.

*widget boy cultureTitanic...the sequel?!

*widget boy cultureJinkx is the only artist on RuPaul's Drag Race.

*widget boy cultureRepublicans get all "me, too!" on marriage. (GOOD!)

*widget boy cultureBig business coming out swinging against Prop 8.

*widget boy cultureO'Reilly blames U.S. marriage enlightenment on media "campaign."

*widget boy cultureWill the Spice Girls tour Australia in 2014?

*widget boy culturePlease like the Boy Culture Facebook page.

*widget boy cultureChuck Hagel is your new Sec. of Defense.

*widget boy cultureHot boys 'n' men by Domenico Dolce.

*widget boy cultureOver 20 pages of Andy Warhol @ Christie's.

*widget boy cultureRumors of the death of punk are greatly exaggerated.

*widget boy culturePornstar Pierre Fitch documentary. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureBoy Culture's (Work Unfriendly) tumblr.

*widget boy cultureMichael Jackson's kid continues on path to Corey Feldmandom.

*widget boy cultureMatt Bomer break.

*widget boy cultureAnti-gay? A-Okay!

*widget boy cultureDon't miss Matt Gold's "Oh Joe" music video:

 
Feb 03 2013
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*widget boy cultureJakub Bandoch uncovers self, covers Instinct.

*widget boy cultureScott Evans co-stars with Matt Bomer's butt.

*widget boy cultureAmerican Sniper author shot and killed at gun range.

*widget boy cultureEven Chris Wallace thinks Wayne LaPierre is ridiculous.

*widget boy cultureJustin Bieber mounts a horse.

*widget boy cultureSen. Ann Romney (R-Massachusetts)?

*widget boy cultureAnother bigot refuses to sell cake to gay lovebirds.

*widget boy cultureEd Koch's video self-eulogy: "Do ya miss me?":

 
Dec 14 2012
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Widget boy culture"Artistic greeting cards for gay couple in love" are here.

Widget boy cultureLeAnn Rimes's titty is pro-marriage equality. Gossip-gay-LeAnn-Rimes-nipple-shirtless-model-John-Kerry-Susan-Komen-exec

Widget boy cultureThe movies of 2012 in one video.

Widget boy cultureListen to "Die Young" while you're six feet under.

Widget boy cultureMadonna is not filming a "Love Spent" video.

Widget boy cultureFormer Komen exec still loathes Planned Parenthood.

Widget boy cultureJenni Rivera's remains identified.

Widget boy cultureHagel for Secretary of Defense?

Widget boy cultureKerry for Secretary of State?

Widget boy cultureHunk of the Day? More like of the century.

Widget boy cultureMatt Bomer is on at the market.

Widget boy cultureNew gay Internet TV network: EqualityTV!

Widget boy cultureEvery Judy Garland film appearance in 14 minutes: