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Oct 14 2016
Congrats To Alaska! Comments (0)

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Alaska took top honors on this season's riveting RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars, fending off stiff competition from Detox, Katya and Roxxxy Andrews. (I still think Alyssa Edwards should have been runner-up!)

Check out the book I wrote with Alaska here if you haven't already. Reviews appreciated, too.

 
Oct 10 2016
RuPaul's Drag Queens Drag Donald Trump! Comments (0)

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Hilarious lip-synch mash-up of Trump's dumbest statements by RuPaul's drag stars ...

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Oct 04 2016
Piane In The Ass Comments (0)

Lucian Piane is one of those annoying LGBT people who think that being a contrarian makes them more informed, more intelligent and more open-minded. He loves free speech (who doesn't?) but confuses the concept of being constitutionally allowed to speak your mind with being allowed to say stupid shit without being checked.

After excoriating Hillary Clinton for months on social media and saying he likes Dr. Jill Stein, he recently went off saying how Trump is at least a good businessman and at least speaks his mind.

Speaking your mind is cheap—as Lucian exemplifies—it's results and policies and Justices that make the world go 'round. This privileged elitist—he should be profiled by Chadwick Moore for Out—doesn't care, simply does not care, that he disagrees with half of what Trump says (only half), because at least Trump has no filter.

Why is having no filter at all a good thing? Does that work in politics? In diplomacy? Anywhere at all in life? Having no filter makes you an unhinged, anti-social prick. Why would that be a plus in a president?

 
Sep 25 2016
6-PACK — Centenarian Holocaust Survivor For Hillary + Trump Backs Down On Flowers + Phi Phi O'Hara's Neverending Tantrum + FRIENDS, WILL & GRACE Reunions! + Killer Threesome + Model Behavior! Comments (0)

*widget boy culture100-year-old Holocaust survivor becomes U.S. citizen in time to vote for Hillary.

*widget boy culturePence says Gennifer Flowers won't be at debate, but Hillary inviting Mark Cuban was just as mean. 

*widget boy cultureAlyssa Edwards was right—Phi Phi O'Hara really was that girl.

*widget boy cultureLisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox play Friends trivia, plus: Am-ahh-zing Will & Grace reunion pix.

*widget boy cultureDid this gay throuple get away with killing a straight buddy just for kicks?

*widget boy cultureNew model obsession = Eian Scully:

 

#Regram from @danieljaems!! #ObsessionSeries

A photo posted by Eian Scully (@eianscully) on

 
Sep 12 2016
6-PACK — Cue Democratic (And Media) Hand-Wringing Over Pneumonia + WikiLeaks' Unhealthy Obession + Trump Gets A Pass (Again) + Trump Lied (Again) + Slain Jogger's Last Moments Alive + RuPaul Gets The Respect That He's Entitled To! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureWaste of space Cokie Roberts claims Dems are “nervously whispering” about replacing Hillary Clinton. Which can't really be done.

*widget boy cultureWikiLeaks is openly campaigning against Hillary, has lost all semblance of being a whistleblower: Poll mocks her health.

*widget boy cultureMedia colluding to elect click-magnet Trump: Hillary's health overreported, Trump gets a pass on his foundation, his taxes.

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*widget boy cultureCIA Director says Trump lied about security briefing—there was no anti-Obama body language to read.

*widget boy cultureSlain jogger's final moments alive captured on video—cops have a DNA profile of her at-large male killer.

*widget boy cultureRuWARDING EXPERIENCE: RuPaul wins Emmy for Best Talk Show Host! “I don't know if I'm dreaming or not.”

 
Sep 06 2016
6-PACK — MMA Fighter For LGBTQ People + Trumping Clinton + Hillary Rips Trump A New One + Bear Essentials + FOX Pays For Roger Ailes's Abuse + Detox & Adore! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureMMA's Nicolas Dalby sticks up for LGBTQ community at weigh-in.

*widget boy cultureNew (Labor Day Weekend) CNN poll puts Trump +2 on Hillary.

*widget boy cultureFresh Hillary ad savages Trump on veterans' issues:

*widget boy cultureIf you're a bear or love bears, THESE sneakers are for you.

*widget boy cultureFOX pays off Gretchen Carlson ($20M!), will apologize; Greta Von Susteren abruptly leaves, too. (Nobody touched me!!!)

*widget boy cultureDetox catches fan stealing. Adore Delano explains what happened when she left RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars

 
Funny Business: An Interview With Bruce Vilanch On The Occasion Of MOTOWN & MORE: On AIDS, Body-Shaming, Eartha Kitt & That Bette Midler Caitlyn Jenner Joke Comments (0)

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When you get an opportunity to interview Bruce Vilanch, one of the most celebrated comedy writers in history and a way-out gay man to boot (and boots go with anything), you do not pass it by.

Vilanch spoke with me last week about a cause close to his heart, the Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation and the great work it does and will continue to do thanks to the bucks it seeks to rake in from a one-night-only Help Is on the Way cabaret benefit: the Broadway touring cast of Beautiful will perform in Motown & More on Monday, September 12, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. at the Marines' Memorial Theater in San Francisco.

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The highly anticipated show will be co-hosted by Vilanch and operatic drag diva Katya Smirnoff-Skyy. Get your tickets here.

Vilanch's career took off when a friendship with Bette Midler (before she was Bette Midler!) led to him writing for her 1974 Broadway show Clams on the Half Shell. He's collaborated with her many times, and has written for a dizzying array of TV shows and performers, from Donny Osmond to Elizabeth Taylor, and for some of the funniest people of our time: Robin Williams, Roseanne Barr (she really did used to be funny), Billy Crystal, Lily Tomlin and more.

Help Is on the Way performers speak out about the charity:

Somehow, Vilanch has been able to be a part of the best and worst of pop culture, writing for the Oscars for 27 years and counting, and also counting The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (1976-1977) and that infamous Star Wars Holiday Special (1978) among his credits. He is the nuclear cockroach of HA!, and always the best thing about whatever project he's tackling.

Vilanch survives in any milieu because everyone knows he knows from funny. He's beloved because, unlike some very funny people, he also has a sense of humor about himself, and a sense of duty toward the gay community and people in need.

Read on for my chat with the most hilarious person in the room, because the room is usually filled with people delivering lines he's given them to say ...

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Aug 24 2016
Legacy Hires: Eight Queens & One Raven Gather On Behalf Of RuPAUL'S DRAG RACE ALL STARS, Season 2 Comments (0)

IMG_8872 copyLittle “women” (All images by Matthew Rettenmund, unless noted)

Took a friend to the media event for Season 2 of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars at the Crosby Street Hotel last night, and we think we already know who is going to win the whole damn thing, but I won't say so nobody thinks I'm giving a stealth spoiler.

IMG_8888*The hand on top reminds me of Hitchcock's “Man from the South” ...

Of course, we actually do know who goes home when the show's first episode airs on Thursday, August 25, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Logo ... but we're sworn to secrecy on that one.

Screen Shot 2016-08-24 at 12.35.20 AMThis is what you came here for.

The girls who showed up: Alaska, Alyssa Edwards, Coco Montrese, Ginger Minj, Katya, Phi Phi O'Hara, Roxxxy Andrews and Tatianna. Only Adore Delano and Detox were not there in the flesh, and Logo persuaded Raven-Symoné to act as moderator for a Q&A sesh, part of which was seen live on Facebook and part of which was not seen live—thankfully, because the girls discussed the first to go and other top-secret secrets.

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IMG_8886*Hey, girls—does the red carpet match the drapes?

The gimmick this time around is that each week's Top 2 are the ones who lip-synch for their lives legacies, and the winner—who has already made a selection—gets to choose who goes home from the other, not-safe ladies.

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IMG_8905*Raven lunatics

It's a twist that generated a lot of tears and a lot of fears on the episode, in which we also learn that some of the girls really wanna repair their images ... while others just really want the money.

IMG_8898*Single white “female”

I can tell you this is one of the most exciting and effortlessly funny premieres of any Ru series yet. Plus, it has the brand's characteristic lightning-fast editing and hilarious sound effects and dry spit takes. It's all dressed up with everyplace to go.

IMG_8913*Pay attention, gurl!

During the Q&A period, Raven-Symoné (whose name is actually pronounced sih-mow-NYAY?!) got two of the queens' names wrong, and also asked them a question that presumed all of them had won their seasons when in reality none had. When corrected, she offered a classic That's So Raven face and covered even better than Coco's foundation. She was actually delightful in her function, and later said, “My whole childhood!” when I reminded her I was the editor of a teen mag she appeared in frequently.

IMG_8916 copyKatya said drag queens used to be streetwalkers, Ginger seems to say, “Used ta???”

Someone in the audience tried to get each queen to say which person should've been voted off the first episode, but they were too afraid to lay it on the line. I also asked them each to tell me who they'd send home at that moment for what they were wearing onstage and got very few replies.

Screen Shot 2016-08-24 at 12.55.13 AMThat's so Ronnie (with Raven) (Image via Ronnie Marte)

Katya very wisely noted, in response to another question, that drag queens used to not be nice, saying they used to be thieves, drug users, drug dealers and hookers. She was spot-on, though it was ironic that she was reading the mainstreaming of drag while promoting the show that has at once elevated and somewhat sanitized the form.

IMG_8930 copyKatya also said she can't stand Katy Perry, which elicited gasps.

IMG_8919*Orlando Cal-miss-ian

IMG_8923*Tatianna was serving fish harder than Red Lobster.

IMG_8925 copyPhi Phi O'Hara said her drag's changed the most. “Yeah, you're a man now,” Ginger quipped.

IMG_8928 copyAlaska matched the theater's seats, that sign behind her and Coco's face.

Removing our thinking caps, RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars is a not-so-guilty pleasure. Just wait until you see Tatianna's talent routine ... or Coco's, for that matter.

Choices!