This is ambitious — a full-on “Good Morning” tribute that's just like the one in the 1952 classic Singin' in the Rain, if Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor were boyfriends (as Christopher Rice and Clay Thomson are)!
Eloise Kropp doubles as Debbie ...
Beck Bennett & Kate McKinnon tag-team Trump on SNL. Watch the Putin cold open and Kellyanne Conway doing Chicago:
It's official: Trump will never release his tax returns, idiots.
Totally awesome Women's March signage.
Brian Justin Crum's new video.
Check out Reid Waterer's polyamory short Bed Buddies after the jump. The black-and-white/color film (remember The Wizard of Oz?) provides no easy answers, but does offer underwear, lovemaking and many dirty words ...
Day 1: Here's the lawsuit that could be used to eventually overturn the SCOTUS ruling in favor of marriage equality.
Yesterday's Rally. was an amazing and beautiful experience. I came and performed Express Yourself and thats exactly what i did. However I want to clarify some very important things. I am not a violent person, I do not promote violence and it's important people hear and understand my speech in it's entirety rather than one phrase taken wildly out of context. My speech began with " I want to start a revolution of love." ♥️ I then go on to take this opportunity to encourage women and all marginalized people to not fall into despair but rather to come together and use it as a starting point for unity and to create positive change in the world. I spoke in metaphor and I shared two ways of looking at things — one was to be hopeful, and one was to feel anger and outrage, which I have personally felt. However, I know that acting out of anger doesn’t solve anything. And the only way to change things for the better is to do it with love. It was truly an honor to be part of an audience chanting “we choose love”. 🙏🏻🇺🇸♥️🙏🏻🇺🇸♥️🙏🏻🇺🇸♥️🙏🏻🇺🇸♥️🙏🏻🇺🇸 *******************************************************
Ivanka Trump's Democratic bro-in-law spotted at Women's March — “observing.”
Trump shamelessly handing out amazing, cushy jobs to already-rich supporters.
Zoe Saldana continues to be a delusional fool, carrying water for Trump by saying we should give him a shot.
“Tuesday” singer ILoveMakonnen is gay, tweets, “it's time I've come out.”
Even Chuck Todd knows that, “Alternative facts are not facts, they're falsehoods.”
Bernard Perlin is an artist whose name is not as well-known as some of his so-called most intimate companions in the field of the arts, men like Aaron Copland, Christopher Isherwood, Truman Capote, Leonard Bernstein, Vincent Prince, Clifton Webb, Paul Cadmus and George Platt Lynes.
In the ravishing new Bruno Gmünder book One-Man Show: The Life and Art of Bernard Perlin, biographer (and visual curator) Michael Schreiber sets about correcting that oversight, cataloguing exhaustively the work produced by the artistic and sexual renegade, who died in 2014 at the ripe old age of 95.
Perlin got his big break creating U.S. propaganda during WWII, including the famous Let 'Em Have It war bonds ad depicted above. His work went on to encapsulate a growing sexual tension via unique male nudes (some seen as props in Lynes images), unromantic portraiture, haunting still lifes.
To my amazement, I figured out that a Lynes image I own — depicting a nude man against a graffitied wall — was a collboration; the wall was by Perlin, and it looks both authentic and stylized.
From Schreiber's intro:
...Bernard Perlin was an inveterate explorer, one who reveled in pushing social, sexual, political, and creative boundaries. It's no wonder that critics of his art, while applauding individual works and even entire, small-scale one-man shows of his paintings, often complained that his body of work, when assessed as a whole, seemed to lack cohesion from one show to the next. Bernard shifted styles and themes often throughout his long career, making him truly difficult to categorize.
That shapeshifting quality leads to an incredibly rich book with surprises on every page.
The book is a stunning collection of the remarkable work of a gay man that is enhanced by interviews, unseen personal photos and Schreiber's love of his subect — which is something that makes any book of this nature indispensable.