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Jul 30 2014
The Dog Gets His Day: A Review Of THE DOG Comments (0)

The-dog_torontoThe Dog candidly self-identifies as a pervert in the movie. A romantic one.

BOY CULTURE REVIEW: ***1/2 out of ****

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John “The Dog” Wojtowicz never had any regrets, but he seems to have created quite a few on the path of his life, which began in 1945, peaked when he robbed a bank to pay for his lover's sex-change operation in 1972 and ended in 2006.

The Dog's bank robbery inspired the critically acclaimed film Dog Day Afternoon (1975) starring Al Pacino, and now has inspired another film, his personality apparently having been too big for just the one. (In fact, this is the third documentary on his life.)

Dog-Day-AfternoonService in Vietnam turned him from a Goldwater Republican to an anti-Establishment law-breaker.

In the affectionately sympathetic new documentary The Dog, directed (from 2002 until recently—making it almost like the Boyhood of gay stick-up men) by Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren, Wojtowicz lives on via his larger-than-life, bigger-than-the-big-screen ego, captured in multiple interviews. He is rendered in ways both charming and unsettling. To the film's credit, as much as it roots for the guy, it doesn't shy away from his darkness.

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Need To Know: Shirtless Is More + Ex-Gay Smackdown + Max Emerson's Hump Day + Infantile Humor + Anything Goes For Gaga + MORE! Comments (0)

Kliff-KingsburyNo jacket required

*widget boy cultureKliff Kingsbury goes shirtless (finally)!

*widget boy cultureParamount's tasteless Ninja Turtles poster.

*widget boy cultureVia Joe.My.God.: Vintage LGBTQ home movies sought for film I already want to see.

*widget boy cultureEx-ex-gay calls out ex-gays as untrustworthy and uncured.

*widget boy cultureMax Emerson nakedly humps couch for Joe Lally. Typo forgiven.

*widget boy cultureWatch Kyle Kingsbury go out in a butt-blaze of glory:

KingsburygayassVictory in the end: There's a weiner in you.

*widget boy cultureTwo top Ebola docs die during latest Africa outbreak.

*widget boy culturePerversely funny baby prank.

*widget boy cultureShameless locker-room show-off.

*widget boy cultureLady Gaga and Tony Bennett croon “Anything Goes”.

*widget boy cultureGround-breaking Asian-American actor James Shigeta dies at 81.

James-ShigetaFlower Drum swan Song

 
Jul 29 2014
Chexytoons: There's No Place Like Homo Comments (0)

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Via Chexy Decimal.

 
Need To Know: They Done Her Wong + Gayborhoodlums + One Erection + 1 Cupp, 2 IQ Points + Jungle Fever + MORE! Comments (0)

Anna+may+wong-8Wong's career was limited due to her race.

*widget boy cultureAnna May Wong biopic in the works 90 years after her breakthrough role.

*widget boy cultureDEAR STRAIGHT WHITE PEOPLE...: There goes the gayborhood!

*widget boy culture1D's Liam Payne flaunts his one erection.

*widget boy cultureNoah Matthews finally old enough to do nude scenes.

*widget boy cultureFreddie Prinze Jr. loathed working with Kiefer Sutherland.

*widget boy cultureMadonna-themed photograph by Richard Misrach up for grabs:

Madonna-artShot by Herb Ritts, this image was later actually shot by Richard Misrach.

*widget boy cultureSouthern high schoolers totes don't think a Confederate mascot = racism.

*widget boy cultureRight-wing idiot S.E. Cupp is so anti-pot she probably wants The Times impeached.

*widget boy cultureNC Attorney General won't defend state's gay-marriage ban.

*widget boy cultureRomney would beat Obama today, Clinton will beat Romney tomorrow.

*widget boy cultureThis stud was almost the movies' first “Tarzan”:

HermanBrix21Me Jane! Me Jane!

 
Jul 28 2014
All Systems GO Comments (0)

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Getting Go, the Go Doc Project is a new gay indie that's now available on digital and on DVD August 5. Starring Tanner Cohen (Were the World Mine) and sexy Matthew Camp, it sounds intriguing:

Matthew-CampToo shy to make a proper introduction, a recent college grad decides to shoot a documentary about the NYC nightlife scene in order to meet the go-go guy he’s cyber-obsessed with. Camera in hand, he follows his subject across the city: into restaurants and bars, onto rooftops and dance floors and ultimately into living rooms, kitchens, bathrooms & bedrooms. GETTING GO, THE GO DOC PROJECT is a nearly no-budget, post-indie, hybrid of documentary, narrative & art film forms. It’s a fast, fleeting summer fling in the city. It’s fifteen minutes of fame. It’s one young man’s foundation firming up as he steps into his future.

 
Need To Know: Zankie Panky + Justin Time + The Bauer Of Love + Can't Gaystapo The Music + Spider-Man's Tangled Web + MORE! Comments (0)

Tumblr_n9csqrcELJ1rzydvuo1_500Big Brotherly love

*widget boy cultureZankie profess to be in love on Big Brother.

*widget boy cultureJustin Theroux had wood for Debbie Harry as a kid.

*widget boy cultureSteven Bauer has wood for Tea Party activist, a kid.

*widget boy cultureDEADLY BLESSING: Jersey Shore: Massacre is near.

*widget boy cultureAriana Grande tribute dripping with shirtless guys.

*widget boy cultureFired “Gaystapo” editor whines about First Amendment.

*widget boy cultureCharlie Crist vs. Rick Scott on climate change.

*widget boy cultureHarlem's most hateful church has an insane message for pro-gay people.

*widget boy cultureBizarre Times Square show-down between “Spider-Man” and cops.

*widget boy cultureGal Gadot's “Wonder Woman” looks like a gladiatrix. Zzzzz.

Gal-Gadot-Wonder WomanXena?

 
Jul 25 2014
Need To Know: Boogie Woogie Bulge Boys + REAL Cute + Not Fonda Murdoch + Comments (0)

AbsThere's so much more to him than just muscles. There's also the peen.

*widget boy cultureWhat do you see first, his bulging abs or his bulging...?

*widget boy cultureSupercute Danny Roberts from The Real World is still adorbs.

*widget boy cultureBuzzfeed's Chris Geidner is NGLJA's Journalist of the Year.

*widget boy cultureWhy would Rick Santorum want a photo op with Eric Stonestreet???

*widget boy cultureJohn McCain sad that he has no dinner invites from President Obama.

*widget boy cultureJane Fonda lashes out at Rupert Murdoch.

*widget boy cultureAngry landlord decapitated tenant while she was alive, dismembered her.

*widget boy culture50 Shades of Grey is the worst book ever. Looks to be the worst movie:

*widget boy cultureSHOCK!: Megyn Kelly has no idea what she's talking about. Amanda-Lepore

*widget boy cultureLong Island Medium's Theresa Caputo called a fraud.

*widget boy cultureAmanda Lepore inks book deal.

*widget boy cultureThe new Giovanni's Room can sell her book!

*widget boy cultureThat Madonna snippet was a re-do of “La Isla Bonita”.

*widget boy cultureJust like the dude in the first link, this one also has a lot going for him:

ShirtlessThey don't make them like this anymore. Well, they do, but it's harder to make them—they're so stuck up!

 
Jul 24 2014
AB FAB's 'Dolly,' Dora Bryan, Dies @ 91 Comments (0)

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Dora Bryan, best known recently as June Whitfield's dotty friend on Absolutely Fabulous in the '90s, has died at 91. The British actress had a long and fruitful career in radio, TV and film.

 
Jul 23 2014
Oh, Dear Comments (0)

Dear-White-People

I didn't even think Dear White People was a real movie when I saw this hysterically funny trailer...

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Buona Sera, Ms. Grant: Attending Lee Grant's I SAID YES TO EVERYTHING Book Signing Comments (0)

Lee-GrantGrant's story of freezing on a Broadway stage in 1972 was gut-wrenching!

Lee-Grant-bookI spent a nice evening at the 82nd Street Barnes & Noble, attending the booksigning for the memoir I Said Yes to Everything (Blue Rider, $28.95) by Lee Grant (b. October 31, 1925)...though it did have some ups and downs.

First, getting there 20 minutes before the start time, I was nonplused to find the entire seating area filled. The crowd was older, and the event free, which made for an interesting time when it came to the things one overheard:

“Who exactly is this person?”

“She was in everything in the '60s and '70s.”

“How old is she? Eighty-eight? That's a very flattering photo on the cover.”

“What's she going to talk about? A book? What book?”

Joy Behar (b. October 7, 1942) had a ringside seat [later asking a loaded question about Grant's Broadway co-star Peter Falk (September 16, 1927—June 23, 2011)], while the rest of us just stood around like groupies. Grant was there early, off to the side, eyeballing the attendees and excusing herself silently to find a bathroom. It was cute that she looked so pleased by the big crowd.

Lee-Grant-audienceThey said yes to Lee Grant.

Grant was engaged in a conversation by well-known biographer Tom Santopietro, who repeatedly joked about Grant being the star. Grant was very comfortable doing the same, cracking jokes, cursing and openly reflecting about her early career, her experience being blacklisted for a dozen years and her transition to directing mostly documentaries.

Of her experience on the blacklist, she recalled stumbling into it after doing a Broadway play with J. Edward Bromberg (December 25, 1903—December 6, 1951) and many others who'd fled the House Un-American Activities. She was asked how she felt about his death of a heart attack and said she felt he'd been hounded to his death...and that quote wound up in Red Channels.

One highlight was when she reminisced about walking down the aisle to receive her Oscar and thinking it was a big fuck you to the McCarthyites who'd tried to keep her down.

For an 88-year-old woman, she looks and acts far younger, and has not only her wits but also her wit about her.

The questions were—shocker!—really great. These things usually have at least one or two embarrassing queries, but this time, Grant fielded thoughtful questions about stage fright, making diverse projects like her Columbo episode (March 1, 1971) and the '90s gay-themed movie It's My Party (1996) and how she felt when her sitcom Fay (1975) was axed after eight episodes.

Barbara-Cook-Barbara-BarrieCook (L) and Barrie (R) catch up. Barrie was going into The Prisoner of Second Avenue in 1972 when Grant was leaving.

After, we lined up. I spotted the fabulous actress Barbara Barrie (b. May 23, 1931) off to the side, chatting, but she gave off a vibe of, “Don't.” So I hesitated. After I saw her sign an autograph and then receive an intro by Grant, who'd begun signing in earnest, I knew I would go for a photo. By pure luck, Barrie was with the legendary singer Barbara Cook (b. October 25, 1927) when I got over to them. I asked politely for a photo with them both. “With? Yes,” Barrie said, implicitly saying no to a posed shot of just the two of them.

Barbara-Cook-Barbara-Barrie-2The room was filled with talented ladies.

“Oh, is it your birthday?” Cook asked, why I had no idea. Turns out she'd misheard something I said, but I didn't want to correct her. Barrie was amazed that Cook had guessed that just from seeing me. I felt guilty taking advantage of birthday positivity, but it was just an oops. The pic is cute.

Barbara-Cook-Barbara-Barrie-Matthew-Rettenmund-starsWith a great singer and a great actress. Hopefully, I'm a...great writer?

When I got up to Grant, I told her it was nice to be able to admire her both as an actress and as a person, because so many major stars are—and then the guy behind me was snapping our photo, so I smiled. “What? So many are what?” Grant wanted to know, ignoring the camera. Click. So that's why the photo is less than ideal. But oh, well, we look engaged in conversation.

Lee-Grant-Matthew-RettenmundAre we deep in conversation about Warren Beatty's sexual prowess?

“Sorry, so many are right-wingers,” I finished. She pooh-poohed that until I clarified, delicately, that I meant so many who were making movies in the '40s and, like she was, the '50s. With that proviso, she agreed.

I was able to get her people/the store's rep to approve my getting a posed shot of Ms. Grant—and I do mean one—posed shot in-between the umpteen fans who were queued up to buy her book.

Lee-Grant-2Ms. Grannnnnt!

It wasn't ideal, photo-wise (though my shots of Grant and of the Barbaras turned out great!), but it was still a thrill to be able to meet an Oscar-winning, one-of-a-kind actress and director whom I truly thought I'd never get to see.

I can't wait to read her book. If you've never seen The Landlord (1970), recommended to me by my pal Gordon not so very long ago, seek it out.