14 posts categorized "SANDRA BERNHARD"

Nov 21 2013
Need To Know: It's In Your DNA, Zimmerman's Finances Are Shot, Without Sandra Bernhard...I'm Nothing, Melba Moore! Moore! Moore! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureWAIT...isn't every issue DNA's "Swimsuit Issue?"

*widget boy cultureGeorge Zimmerman can't own a gun anymore, is $2.5 million in debt.

*widget boy cultureTurns out missing gay officer didn't want to be found.

*widget boy cultureSandra Bernhard Q&A at Without You I'm Nothing screening.

*widget boy cultureSPOILER ALERT: Mare Winningham clip from amazing Philomena. Basquiat

*widget boy cultureMelba Moore + MORE at this year's NYC Sparkle benefit.

*widget boy cultureJay Z spends $4.5 million on a Basquiat.

*widget boy cultureSean Penn is still nuts.

*widget boy cultureCroota Swimwear makes its movie debut in Out to Kill.

*widget boy cultureRacist insults against teammate results in football season being canceled.

*widget boy cultureHetrick-Martin Institute Awards video: Chelsea Clinton & more. 6a00e54fb7301c8834019b01654ccd970b-500wi

*widget boy culturePrettyboy model Jefferson West.

*widget boy cultureStevie Nicks on the set of American Horror Story: Coven.

*widget boy cultureA fresh take on Madonna's "Borderline."

*widget boy cultureGAYS: The Series is coming in January.

*widget boy cultureDo British youth see Tories as "aliens"?

*widget boy culturePsychic Sylvia Browne passes to the other side.

*widget boy cultureComparing Obama to Bush, and Obamacare to Katrina = pure stupidity.

Obama-BushLike comparing apples and Agent Oranges.

 
Jun 29 2013
Need To Know: Married To The Gay Mob, Dirty Sanchez, Soaking Up Your Son, Franco's Fave Diva + MORE Comments (10)

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*widget boy cultureTHEY DID: Paul Katami & Jeff Zarrillo, Prop 8 plaintiffs, are man and husband. Zimmerman-ice-cream

*widget boy cultureChick-Fil-A's Cathy still a dumb cluck on gay issues.

*widget boy cultureICE COLD: Just like Zimmerman, his lawyer #killed it.

*widget boy cultureBaldwin denies homophobia behind his latest rant.

*widget boy cultureNYPD doubles Pride protection.

*widget boy cultureSCOTUS: "I've been married just as long as you have."

*widget boy cultureJames Franco's fave diva? "Madonna. She rules."

*widget boy cultureHow to get Madonna's MDNA makeup

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*widget boy culturePhil Fusco devastates on Sensitif. Young-shirtless-Naomi-Watts-sexy-adore-hot

*widget boy cultureMadonna's Rocco "ready to die" for #secretproject?

*widget boy cultureDrake Jensen's "Scars" video takes on bullying.

*widget boy cultureGay Pride remix of Martha Wash's "It's My Time."

*widget boy cultureTricking Bieber fans = shooting fish in a barrel.

*widget boy cultureGorgeous "Heart of Glass" remix.

*widget boy cultureSupersexy, taboo-ish Adore trailer.

*widget boy cultureNew LGBT-targeted I LOVE NEW YORK site.

*widget boy cultureBernhard, Thompson, DeLaria = So Over the Rainbow.

*widget boy cultureSKINNYFATTIES: Gay-owned tailoring biz modernizes ties.

*widget boy cultureCan someone modernize Evangelicals?

*widget boy cultureMale models frolic in the tropics.

*widget boy cultureMARK SANCHEZ'S BUTT. That is all.

*widget boy cultureThe hysterical Jackie Hoffman is at 54 Below Sundays in July.

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May 14 2013
Need To Know: We Made It After All, Hillary's Popularity Is Scandalous, Mariah Carey As Teacher + MORE Comments (2)

AFERAlmost 25% there...

*widget boy cultureGov. Mark Dayton (D-Minnesota) officially signs marriage equality into law. Tights

*widget boy culture"Americans angry about Benghazi can't find it on a map."

*widget boy cultureThis is final word on Benghazi: The definitive timeline.

*widget boy cultureEven the GOP knows Obama wasn't behind IRS scandal.

*widget boy cultureTranna Wintour: What I've learned from divas.

*widget boy cultureAngelina's kids were supportive during her surgeries.

*widget boy culture57 cans of whipped cream later....

*widget boy cultureGrooviest tights ever!

*widget boy cultureThe racist reality of celebrity porn scams.

*widget boy cultureIs Beyoncé sick and tired, or with child?

*widget boy cultureMeet Ryan Fogle, our worst spy ever.

*widget boy cultureJonathan Groff's gay-themed series picked up by HBO.

*widget boy cultureHoly roller claims to have Jesus Christ's endorsement.

*widget boy cultureGet ready for The Goldbergs (different ones from these):

 
Apr 17 2013
Madonna: The Accidental Feminist Comments (4)
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Sandra Bernhard has some objective and interesting comments on Madonna's rise in the '80s in this extended clip from the (spotty, IMHO) series The '80s: The Decade That Made Us on National Geographic.
 
Mar 29 2013
Need To Know: You Say You Want An Evolution, Marriage-Equality Foot-Draggers, Bernhard Pretends It's 1988 + MORE Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureCallum Blue's best "part" ever.

*widget boy culture13-year-old boy stopped, frisked and emasculated. Vogueing

*widget boy cultureGloria Gaynor vs. cancer.

*widget boy cultureSen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) is "evolving" on marriage.

*widget boy cultureAre gays really too powerful to protect?

*widget boy cultureProminent teabagger plays the NAMBLA card.

*widget boy cultureReporter planned to murder this rapist.

*widget boy cultureSNARKS & PROCREATION: Marriage not only for spawning.

*widget boy cultureWho was early, who was late on marriage equality.

*widget boy cultureDenny Fouts: The best-kept boy in the world.

*widget boy cultureMitt Romney happy to be "normal." DennyFouts

*widget boy cultureOUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES: Amanda Bynes imparts wisdom

*widget boy cultureAnderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin phone the Ryan Gosling Help Line.

*widget boy cultureSandra Bernhard dishes on Madonna and trashes Anderson Cooper.

*widget boy cultureMichelle Visage is "just sayin'" Madonna didn't invent vogueing.

*widget boy cultureMadonna's latest Instagram = Joan Crawford by Hurrell. LOVES.

MADONNA-INSTAGRAMVintage Madonna

 
Feb 27 2013
WIN IT: Tickets To Sandra Bernhard's "I Love Being Me, Don't You?" Comments (11)

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The incomparable, incorrigible Sandra Bernhard is performing her show I Love Being Me, Don't  You? SANDRA-BERNHARDon Friday, March 8, at 8PM at The Baruch Performing Arts Center as part of Solo in the City: Jewish Women, Jewish Stars.

Enter to win a pair of tickets by commenting this blog with your favorite Sandra Bernhard quote, project or character.

One week from tonight, at 5PM ET, I'll choose one area winner (no travel or lodging is provided) to win not only a pair of free tickets to the show, but also a pair of free tickets to an exclusive, VIP after-party.

Good luck, and if you're not feeling lucky, then at least feel free to buy your tickets here.

 
Nov 08 2011
Host Or Travel?: Reading A Star-Studded Book Event Comments (6)

IMG_2981There was a doctor in the house

Last night, I joined my autograph-hound friend, lovable mailman Rich, at an obscenely 514kRDPK4eL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_crowded reading/signing for the book Lights, Camera...Travel! (Lonely Planet) edited by Andrew McCarthy and Don George. Along with the editors (including Mr. Doe Eyes himself!), contributors scheduled to appear included Alec Baldwin (who's lost weight and looks terrific...mayoral run?), Paulina Porizkova, Anthony Edwards, Bob Balaban and Sandra Bernhard. Not bad!

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I showed up after Rich, who'd kindly somehow saved me a spot on a long bench. There were only a few rows of seating in McNally Jackson's lower level, and as the place filled up, I came to appreciate that bench. It was a mob scene, and the signing afterward promised to be a clusterfuck.

IMG_2982Love is...stalking Sandra!

I overheard some guys razzing a girl who claimed to be a movie and TV blogger who made the mistake of confessing to them that she'd never seen Star Wars or Star Trek. "And you wonder why nobody visits your blog???" the guy chortled. Star Wars is mentioned a lot in situations where people are gathered to get the autographs of famous people.

IMG_2911Jesus, this looked like The Last Supper or something!

The first bummer was finding out McCarthy had taken a last-minute trip to New Zealand so wouldn't be there.

The reading started and was shockingly long. I had figured they'd each say something brief and get to signing, but as it turns out, the lion's share of the people who'd come just wanted to hear them read and gawk at them, not actually buy a book, so it was lucky that each contributor read a healthy hunk of his or her piece.

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Sep 23 2011
Are You There, Goddess? It's Me, Matthew: Attending Lizz Winstead's Planned Parenthood Shindig Comments (3)


IMG_2248 Participating in a recent forum on how to effectively market at-home HIV testing, I got a $200 gift card. Not wanting to spend it on a hustler, I instead gave $150 of that to The Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead's Planned Parenthood, I Am Here for You fundraiser that happened here in NYC last night—and it was not only a good investment but also a good investment.

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IMG_2236Joan Walsh & Lizz Winstead

I showed up at 6:30PM at the Gramercy for the VIP reception to find a handful of non-famous women spiked with the evening's famous females—Winstead, Salon editor Joan Walsh, Sandra Bernhard and Lisa Lampanelli. I was the only dude for the longest time in a room filled with women and several womyn.

IMG_2238Adding Sandra Bernhard to the mix

IMG_2239Lisa Lampanelli (L) and Judy Blume (R) join a mom and her baby, Rosie

IMG_2240My new friends with the A-list

IMG_2241All together now!

Talking to a few attendees about the art of the photo op, I figured out we were supposed to meet and greet the stars on our own—there was no formal line happening. This makes it a bit awkward because you don't really want to shoehorn yourself between Winstead and Bernhard when they're engrossed in a conversation about their bodies/their selves. Especially when you're announcing that you blog at something called Boy Culture.

IMG_2244Oh, Fudge! Fawning over Judy Blume

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But it was totally fine and the women were absolutely gracious and eager to pose for photos and chat. Winstead is the ultimate feminist to me—unswerving on principle, unbothered by political correctness, utterly hilarious. She was in boots and a dress that looked macramaed from a distance. She reminds me of Laurie Metcalf and Barrie Longfellow.

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Aug 23 2011
Pretend It's Not 1978—You're Not Straight Comments (3)

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Sandra Bernhard joins The Trailblazer Campaign, telling us that she's always had confidence in who she is (tell me something I didn't know, lady!). "Stand firm and always feel confident—there's no reason to have to defend yourself or feel ashamed or embarrassed by who you are."

Full video after the jump...

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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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