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Jul 26 2017
Great News On My Series Kickstarter! Comments (0)

Kickstarter Projects We LoveWe have about $2,500 of the $50K we need, and our Kickstarter has only been live 24 hours.

Better yet, it was instantly chosen as a Project We Love by KS (my second out of two) and on July 29 will be the movie project of the day on the site.

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Your donation of any amount would really mean a lot to me. Thank you for considering, and for putting up with 28.5 more days of asks.

 
Jul 25 2017
Big News — BOY CULTURE: THE SERIES! Comments (0)

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Ten years after the theatrical release of Boy Culture — the movie directed by Q. Allan Brocka that was adapted by him and Philip Pierce from my 1995 novel of the same title — I am proud to announce a Kickstarter for a sequel!

Click Here for the Kickstarter!

Boy Culture: The Series is already written. It's a funny, edgy follow-up in six, 15-minute installments that catch us up on the rocky romance between cold cookie X, an emotionally stunted hustler, and his fed-up, vanilla partner Andrew, 10 years after the events of the original film. Each installment will tackle a different aspect of gay life in 2017, from aging to race to monogamy.

I am proud to announce that I co-wrote this project with Allan, marking my first screenplay.

Screen Shot 2017-05-15 at 5.21.09 PMMe in L.A. with Philip Pierce, Stephen Israel and Q. Allan Brocka (Image via Matthew Rettenmund)

Screen Shot 2017-07-24 at 10.42.18 PMMatthew Wilkas's Emoji Roommate Instagrams crack me the hell up. (Image via Instagram)

Boy Culture: The Series will welcome back the amazing Darryl Stephens as Andrew. He was such a valuable part of the movie and is so lovely in person — couldn't be happier to welcome him back.

Check Out Darryl Stephens on Instagram Here!

In the role of X, we have cast Matthew Wilkas, a terrific actor (check him out in Gayby) who just wrapped The Pride (great play if you ever get a chance to see it) in L.A. You may also know him as the boyfriend of Gus Kenworthy — they recently shared the cover of Out.

Check Out Matthew Wilkas on Instagram Here!

As one of the leads, we've got the incredibly sexy Matt Crawford aka Daddy Crawf of Insta-fame. This kid is going to nail the part he plays. More on that in due time.

Screen Shot 2017-05-15 at 5.27.44 PMCrawford & Stephens at a recent reading of the script. (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)

Check Out Daddy Crawf on Instagram Here!

We've also signed up one of my favorite people, the talented Steve Grand for his acting debut! Mr. Grand is playing P-Town through August:

And we're lucky to have Stephen Guarino, one of the funniest people alive. I've known him for years and was happy to bump into him at the BearCity 3 premiere in NYC his week.

Screen Shot 2017-06-11 at 3.03.48 PMStephen Guarino, who is currently seen on Showtime's I'm Dying Up Here

More casting news as we get closer to our goal of $50,000.

So far, all the guys playing gay characters this time around are ... drumroll ... actually and openly gay! What a concept!

I write Boy Culture the blog almost for free; the few ads I have don't nearly compensate for the time spent, and the only occasoin on which I've approached you guys with my hand out was when I launched my Encyclopedia Madonnica 20 Kickstarter years ago.

Now, I am humbly asking you to please do either or both of these things:

(1) Donate to the Kickstarter! It's here.

(2) Share the link to the Kickstarter on all your social media.

THANK YOU for your consideration!

 
Jul 24 2017
Coming Soon ... Major BOY CULTURE Announcement! Comments (0)

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Jun 06 2017
One Psychological Drama Desk Awards After Another ... Comments (0)

DANIEL CRAIG*Autograph hound bothering me and my date Daniel Craig (Image by Mike Summers)

I was gonna go to D.C. this weekend, or even plan a camping trip, but they seem to be falling through.

Instead, I had my getaway right in NYC: My pal Mike had an extra ticket to the Drama Desk Awards Monday evening, as well as the after-party, so I was only too happy to snap it up.

IMG_0312Christy Altomare of Anastasia (The guy with her was dreamy.)

TOMMY TUNETommy Tune, one of the few I grabbed outside (Image by Mike Stern)

We attended with our other pal, also Mike.

Did I mention that Mike #1 is 10X the starfucker I am, and that Mike #2 is 100X the starfucker I am?! Having two people seeking star pic-withs is ideal, because if you grab someone, it's easy enough to then switch positions and stars are usually happy to oblige. With three, it becomes overwhelming.

IMG_0349Christine Ebersole! This one, I didn't think was destined to happen. (Image by Mike Summers)

So, I did not go for everyone they did (Danny DeVito, Amy Ryan, many nominees), yet still had fun and wound up with some nice photos.

DSC03432ABOVE: Randy (with Mike #2) was a hilarious presenter, zinging Andrew Lloyd Webber in absentia. BELOW: Mike #2 in action with George Takei! (Images by Matthew  Rettenmund)

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We found Randy Rainbow (so nice, with Mom as his date) before the carpet, but then parked where the stars would go from carpet to theater so the guys would be able to grab as many quick pic-withs as possible.

Screen Shot 2017-06-05 at 3.28.02 PMVanessa Williams, Kevin Kline, Jane Krakowski (Images by Matthew Rettenmund)

I must say my spotting abilities were on point — I went from tiny Danny DeVito to towering Tommy Tune, and helped them spot Kate Walsh and other famous people they knew but couldn't place. (Though I was hopeless on  theater people.)

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May 12 2017
To Be Reel: NYC's Landmark Quad Cinema Gets A Facelift Comments (0)

Quad CinemaNew Quad above (image by Kenneth Walsh), old Quad below right (image by Matthew Rettenmund)

Charles S. Cohen, a film distributor, real estate developer and patron of the arts well-known in NYC, Quad Cinema Image 2007 by Matthew Rettenmundbought the storied Quad Cinema (built in 1972) in 2014 and poured millions into refurbishing it so it could compete in 2017.

Kenneth in the (212)'s Quad Review!

With a design courtesy of Paula Scher of Pentagram, the new, old theater looks as fabulous as the rest of us New Yorkers do when we don't scrimp on maintenance — and even better, it's received technical enhancements (it can now screen 35mm, 16mm, 4K digital and 3-D films) that will allow it to show a broader variety of films.

The new Quad Cinema's Director of Repertory Programming, Christopher Wells, says:

Not only was the Quad New York's first multi-screen cinema, it was also a true neighborhood theater, drawing Village audiences with its sophisticated art-house fare. The new Quad will preserve both the welcoming, communal atmosphere and the cultural cachet of the original theater while updating—and upgrading—the moviegoing experience for contemporary cinephiles. The new design is  intimate and luxurious, but most importantly, it’s the range and quality of our programming that will distinguish our identity, bringing people together sharing a love for the movies. It’s an exciting time for filmgoing in New York City and I can’t think of two people with more knowledge and more passion than Chris and Gavin to better curate the repertory experience at the new Quad.

Already the theater has shown a flair for diversity, hosting a Lina Wertmüller retrospective followed by Golden Goldies — yes, a slate of films featuring Ms. Hawn. (God, if only one had been the almost-happened screen version of Chicago starring Goldie & Madonna!)

Check out what's next here.

I can't wait to sample the place. Over 10 years ago, when the movie version of my novel Boy Culture was released, Quad Cinema ran it for weeks and weeks.

Boy Culture's Creation Story — One of My Favorite Posts Here!

I attended one odd screening at the invitation of a group of gay film fans. One anti-social creature in the group demanded to know why my story wasn't just more gay fluff. Welcoming! I told him, and he grumpily sat down to watch. He left almost immediately.

Boy Culture movieThe Boy Culture movie poster hanging in the Quad's lobby in 2007 (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)

The others stayed and seemed to enjoy it, and now, more than a decade later, the movie — which is the sole reason I started blogging, by the way — looks like it is about to get a sequel.

Details coming!

 
Apr 08 2017
I'm Going Back To Porn Comments (0)

Some of you may know that I have a history in porn — I was an editor at Mavety Media Group (Torso, Honcho, Inches, Playguy, Mandate were the company's gay staples) in the '90s and also published quite a few erotic short stories, which I collected in my book Young and Horny.

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Now, I've been lured back — the guys who say they're retiring from porn are always lying! — to be one of the judges of the inaugural edition of the Str8UpGayPorn Awards. (Work Unfriendly? The shit is Work Hostile)

Editor Zach Sire chose the judges so that we would have no vested interest in who wins, making the winners more legit.

Allz I know is I get to attend the ceremony on June 22 in NYC free-for-nothin', and it's hosted by Sandra Bernhard.

For that, I will gladly watch some guys with a lot of roommates get fisted and give you my honest opinion as to how deeply they touched me with their performances.

May the best whores win!

 
Apr 05 2017
DNA #207: My Shots In The Sports Issue Comments (0)

D1c179f6-236a-803e-e888-3478363855e3_DNA207Cover490x694(Image via DNA Magazine)

I had some of my work published over at Summer Diary Project (featuring stunner Devyn Lee), but my first printed work appears in DNA's Sports Issue (#207), available now!

My feature is apparently an eight-pager (!) starring a model I've shot for years, the flawless Screen Shot 2017-04-05 at 10.44.05 AM_newNick Dawson. Nick is a Bruce Weber wet dream in person, so I did my best not to screw it up. I don't think I did — he is this issue's pinup!

So as not to step on their feature, here is a shot of Nick not included in DNA., at right.

I've always admired DNA, so to be published in the mag is a great honor.

Please give it a look-see and let me know what you think once you get your hands on a copy!

 
Mar 14 2017
Matchless Peers Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2017-03-14 at 9.20.04 AMHallelujah.

The above alert I received from Match.com sums up why I finally canceled my passive participation in the crappy matchmaking site — it's not that I wouldn't dream of dating a 57-year-old — far from it! — but they're not exactly selling him to me.

The site is also fond of writing me notes like, “You both went to college and work out occasionally!”

Gee, we sound like a match made in heaven.

Screen Shot 2017-03-14 at 9.28.16 AMI, uh, live in NYC.

 


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