32 posts categorized "QUEEN LATIFAH"

Jan 05 2012
Straight Talk Comments (2)

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From Us (January 16, 2012): The often-rumored-to-be-gay Dolly Parton is asked about her great chemisry with her even-more-often-rumored-to-be-gay Joyful Noise co-star Queen Latifah. I'm actually going to be seeing this movie soon. I'm assuming it will be the non-sexual version of Shame.

 
Nov 06 2011
Popularity Contest Comments (3)

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Thanks for reading Boy Culture on its sixth anniversary today if you did; it was my fifth biggest day ever!

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It was just ahead of January 25 of this year, which was big due to my first post about Black Spark.

Zac-efronIt was behind August 11, 2009, which was plentifully peopled due to two "Channing Tatum used to be a stripper" stories (here and here); September 4, 2009, with its link from Perez regarding Queen Latifah behaving like Redd Foxx with a nasty stripper; and March 3 and 4, 2011, which were both hot due to the mother of all posts, the one where I went all out by scanning an article from National Enquirer claiming that Zac Efron had been spotted holding a guy's hand. Queenstrippere__oPtMarch 3, 2011, was not only my best day ever, it had more views than my third and fourth most popular days put together. (The Zac post was widely "stolen"—if people using my scan of stolen stuff counts as stolen—by others across the Web, so my hits could have been even higher with more attributions.)

The lesson? Sex sells. Even when it's being given for free.

 
Boy Culture Turns 6: My Favorite Posts Comments (13)

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As of midnight last night, it was exactly six years since my first post. It's been a tough thing to keep up with a dayjob and outside activities, and just when I think I might walk away, a valuable connection or interesting opportunity or a kind word comes my way. Thank you all for reading me.

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Here are my favorite 100+ posts out of nearly 11,000. Please take some time to read (or re-read!) a couple and tweet or Facebook any you like.

xoxo Matt

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54ff027a28833-800wiThe pocket pool championships were intense this year


BOY CULTURE


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FROM BOY TO MAN: BC B.C. (2007): The entire history of my novell and novel Boy Culture as well as the movie version; might be my ultimate post.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f5599878833-800wiJonathon Trent & Derek Magyar make an Allan Brocka sandwich

BOY ON FILM (2006): An account of the NYC launch party for Boy Culture as it played the TriBeCa Film Fest.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f7f18238834-800wiI was left "Reeling" by the experience

FRIENDS AND "FAMILY" (2006): The movie version of Boy Culture hits Chicago.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f5ebead8833-800wiNo one would've mistaken me for Taylor Lautner

RAPT PUPIL (2006): The final night of Outfest with Boy Culture; I was fat but on the other hand got to meet Bryan Singer.

 

MY ART

 

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GUYDAR (since at least January 17, 2008) & ENDS OF THE WORLD (since at least January 13, 2008): Attractive men of the world—I got your backs. Your fronts, too.

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"Your pictures suck" (2008): An art critic attacks me, but not without sustaining some hits in return.

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DRAWN TOGETHER (2008): How my desire to draw related to my secret desire. One of my absolute favorite posts.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01156faa215c970cThe shirtless one

LOST ANGELES (2009): My favorite photographic travelogue of L.A.

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ART IMITATES LIFE (2006): My 9/11 and my distaste for grief tourism.


ME


6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f435c1a8834-800wiDeath of the party—Jeff in high school, already halfway through his life

BURNING MAN (2007): Tribute to my late high school friend and first romance.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef014e862b4a41970d-400wiSigned, sealed (eventually) delivered

LOST BOY FOUND (2011): There is a book in here somewhere.

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CIAO HOUNDS: OUR TRIP TO ITALY (2011): Finally got José to Europe.

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ILLINOIS DEATH TRIP (2007): Ruminations on death while revisiting a past home, and the past.

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PASSING BY (2008): Mourning the loss of a person I only met once.

Lots more...

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Sep 22 2011
Royal Split Comments (0)

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According to National Enquirer (October 3, 2011), Queen Latifah has ended things with longtime lover Jeanette and is now hooking up with dancer Eboni Nichols:

"...the pair had already been butting heads over the Golden Globe winner's unhealthy habits—including drinking, smoking and overeating—when Eboni's friendship came between them.

"Surprisingly, Latifah and Jeanette—who once planned to start a family together—remain cordial despite the recent breakup, say sources."

 
Jun 24 2011
Bringing Down The House Comments (0)

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According to National Enquirer (July 4, 2011), Queen Latifah and her longtime love Jeanette Jenkins are on the rocks—and QL is chatting with Jillian Michaels for advice.

This sounds like one of those stories where it's assumed all LGBT people know each other.

 
Feb 03 2011
"I Always Want To Taste A Little Of This And A Little Of That" Comments (5)

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In Touch (February 14, 2011) profiles Queen Latifah's "Sky-High Atlanta Loft." Obvi, she'll be sharing it with her partner, but that's not fair or normal for anyone to know or talk about.

What's weird is she's so confident of the unspoken deal she has with the media she rambles on about her personal life—even referring implicitly to her lover—without any fear of follow-up questions:

"I crave variety. When we go to a restaurant, I always want to taste a little of this and a little of that, especially if it's something I've never tried before."

The 40-year-old star speaks freely of her personal life as it pertains to motherhood:

"I've always said I would love to adopt and have kids, too. Why not? I always pictured myself being a person who both gave birth to and adopted children. Hopefully, I will still be able to be that person. I think I would be a great mom. And I'm definitely planning on doing that."

 
Nov 05 2010
Boy Culture Turns 5: My Favorite Posts Comments (23)

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Img_0736As of midnight tonight, it will be exactly five years since my first post. It's hard to imagine it's been that long, and a lot's changed—the tone and subject matter are different, how often I post, my limits (no nudity in a couple of years due to ad constraints). I've devoted a crazy amount of time and money and energy to this blog for a very small financial return (you couldn't guess low enough), but it's always rewarding to have this forum with which to express myself, keep my writing ability fluid, perhaps influence a couple of people here and there, share obsessions with strangers (in both senses of the word) and learn new things.

6wzn3lxTake That's Howard...can you believe this happened onstage at a pop concert?

Here are some of the posts that were most important to Boy Culture's history. For the uninitiated, some of the oldest ones refer to Boy Culture, the movie made of my novel; I started the blog at the time Boy Culture was being filmed as a way to keep people informed of the progress...and it all snowballed from there.

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Some of these posts are milestones when it comes to the hits they provided but most are filled with original writing and/or photography and video and are just the posts of which I'm proudest. I hope you'll take some time to click on them and send their links around to others—and some time is what you'll need...


MY ART


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FROM BOY TO MAN: BC B.C. (2007): The entire history of my novella, novel and movie Boy Culture; might be my ultimate post.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54fbf2d3e8834-800wiFrom '07, one of my faves. Old iPhones were better because they were worse.

"Your pictures suck" (2008): An art critic attacks me, but not without sustaining some hits in return.

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GUYDAR (since at least January 17, 2008) & ENDS OF THE WORLD (since at least January 13, 2008): Attractive men of the world—I got your backs. Your fronts, too.

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f699b958834-800wiTriBeCa is for Boy lovers...

BOY ON FILM (2006): An account of the NYC launch party for Boy Culture as it played the TriBeCa Film Fest.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f7f10b58834-800wiI was left "Reeling" by the experience

FRIENDS AND "FAMILY" (2006): The movie version of Boy Culture hits Chicago.

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RAPT PUPIL (2006): The final night of Outfest with Boy Culture; I was fat but on the other hand got to meet Bryan Singer.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e551e92d338833-800wiLet's call it a draw

DRAWN TOGETHER (2008): How my desire to draw related to my secret desire. One of my absolute favorite posts.


ME


6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f2f319b8833-800wiDeath of the party—Jeff in high school, already halfway through his life

BURNING MAN (2007): Tribute to my late high school friend and first romance.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef010536a813e5970bI had the Fever for Jon-Erik Hexum

AN OBSESSION IS BORN (2009): One of my best posts about my obsession with...obsession.

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ILLINOIS DEATH TRIP (2007): Ruminations on death while revisiting a past home, and the past.

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PASSING BY (2008): Mourning the loss of a person I only met once.

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HAVEN'T WE MET? (2010): Celebrating my time with someone I've only met once—Madonna.

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Aug 05 2010
Out At Sea Comments (1)

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Queen Latifah may not be on the record as a lesbian, but good for her that she seems to be easing into living her life in broad daylight. I do appreciate that she is one of the only closeted stars to not completely expunge her life of any visual clues that she is in the life.

 
Jul 12 2010
MEMO: Queen Latifah Will Never Come Out Comments (17)

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Queen Latifah equates acknowledging being a lesbian with sharing a very intimate aspect of her "personal, personal" life, and seems to say that people who own up to their identities are publicity-hungry. 

From a Larry King appearance:

"I live my life...you write about my life, you write about what you see. I share with the public the things that we should share...We should share music, I mean, we should share my music, let's share films, let's share that, let's share thoughts about positive things, let's share those things. But what happens in my personal, personal life is my personal business."

No one's asking you to describe what it's like eating out your lover, La, it just would be nice if you'd treat your sexual identity as you do your gender or your race or any other extremely salient, basic fact of your existence. Keeping only one aspect of your private life private makes that aspect seem dirty. The media going along with you just reinforces that impression.

Or it might just be about that Queen Latifah brand she references in the clip; and if so, then be a woman and say, "I want as much money as I can get and if I talk too much about who I am, I might make less of it."

Mike_0644P.S. In the same interview, she defended Jersey Shore as "neighborly" and said people like to be entertained by reality shows. "People like watching other people's lives. That's just what it is."

 
Jun 17 2010
Closet Queen? Comments (9)

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Queen Latifah all but comes out in Upscale...in order to say she's not coming out:

"I don't have to explain anything. I don't have to confirm anything. Look, I need my time. I need my life...I don't feel like I need to explain. I'm the one living it. You write about it. You go ahead and speculate. I'll just live it. I don't feel like I need to explain things to a perfect stranger."

She's right that she can't/shouldn't be forced to speak on the subject of being a lesbian, and if she doesn't feel a personal need to, then that is her right. But I, like a lot of people, wish she did feel that need to speak out, if not for herself then to help—and fuck, it would help with a big star like her!—to change minds and to uplift gay kids.

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