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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 02 2017
Savage Lust + Trump Wants Death Penalty (I Would've Been Satisifed With Prison, But Let Him Have It!) + Christmas Carol + Spacey Seeking Treatment + Brazile Trashes Hillary + Rose Marie's Must-See Doc — 6-PACK! Comments (0)

Terry-Miller11-534x780Dan Savage has been trashed by some in the gay community over issues of race, so it's maybe a little daring for his boyfriend, Terry Miller, to pose for literal re-creations of classic Tom of Finland BDSM images that were very racially driven to begin with.

Some of the shots work, some don't. Terry's got the body of death, that's for sure.

Keep reading for more of that deadly body, plus Trump's terror-ifying folly, a Carol Burnett ornament, Kevin Spacey's new treatment, Donna Brazile twisting the knife in Hillary and a rave review of a doc about a 94-year-old showbiz legend ...

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Oct 12 2017
Crying To Your Soul: A Review Of BPM (BEATS PER MINUTE) Comments (0)

**IMG_1134_newI caught France's submission for this year's Best Foreign Language Oscar, BPM (Beats Per Minute), and found it to be a sneakily emotional film, one that begins as a fairly dry protest procedural but gradually becomes a deeply moving look at an all-too-short love affair ended by AIDS.

Keep reading for a full review and pics from one of the film's NYC preview screenings ...

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Oct 09 2017
Drawn That Way: A Review Of The Film TOM OF FINLAND Comments (0)

Tom of Finland Physique PictorialAn example of Tom of Finland's early work (Image via Physique Pictorial)

I'm a fan of the art of Touko Laaksonen, so the new film Tom of Finland — his professional name as an erotic-art illustrator — was so far up my alley it was practically parked in my garage ...

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Oct 05 2017
Regrets Of A Go-Go God + NRA Okay With Bump Stock Regulation + Trump & His Minions Really Are THAT Anti-Gay + Cumming Attractions + Harvey Weinstein Sexual Harassment Claims — 6-PACK! Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2017-10-05 at 3.29.04 PMOne of NYC's most famous '90s go-go boys, Mark Allen, chats with Paper about his OMG-yes-OMG-no encounter with Madonna back in the day, his approach to cancer and his advice to today's hot pieces.

That, plus more hot links of the day, including Trump's ongoing anti-gay battles, Roy Moore's utter inhumanity, a hot new Cumming/Stone show and those troubling Harvey Weinstein allegations ...

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Oct 04 2017
An Affair To Remember: A Review Of CALL ME BY YOUR NAME — Plus, Q&A With The Stars & Director Comments (0)

*DSC05728_newTimothée Chalamet & Armie Hammer watch Luca Guadagnino speak. (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)

I attended the NYFF U.S. premiere of the highly anticipated film Call Me by Your Name (from the novel by André Aciman) Tuesday night.

Keep reading for some great snippets from the Q&A, plus a full review of the gay film of the year ...

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Sep 20 2017
Billie Jean King Movie's Sin Of Omission + Robbie Rogers For Target + Students Riot Over Shooting Of Scout Schultz + Gay Muslim's Journey To Saudi Arabia + Cassidy Still Lying About Health Care — 6-PACK! Comments (0)

BjkTennis fan Kenneth Walsh turns in a much more nuanced review of Battle of the Sexes, the Billie Jean King/Bobby Riggs film I raved about this week. (He liked it a lot, too.)

Walsh examines the film's choice to leave out the part of King's affair with Marilyn Barnett where Barnett became a paraplegic while living in Mr. and Mrs. King's home and sued Billie Jean for palimony, effectively outing her in '81. (She would not acknowledge she is a lesbian until 1998.)

There is a lot to the story the film doesn't (can't? possibly shouldn't?) contain, but at the very least, an epilogue would've been appropriate. Keep reading for this and more of the hottest links of the day on...

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Sep 19 2017
Tennis, Everyone!: BATTLE OF THE SEXES Is The Feel-Gay Movie Of 2017 Comments (0)

Emma-stone-steve-carrell-battle-of-the-sexesI went to a screening of Battle of the Sexes — the story of Billie Jean King's herstoric tennis match vs. Bobby Riggs — thinking it would probably be tons of fun since King herself was supposed to be in attendance.

Alas, King wasn't able to make it (though the directors and some co-stars came), but the film was more than enough on its own, a crowd-pleasing, spirited retelling of the story of how a clownish, faded tennis star and one of the greatest female athletes of all time used a ridiculous event to further their own agendas ...

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