46 posts categorized "STEVEN KLEIN"

Dec 02 2013
Boy Culture Turns 8: My 100 Favorite Posts! Comments (0)

BoyCultureBlogYou need a little (Boy) Culture!

StripperIt blows my mind to realize that Boy Culture is now eight years old. I can still remember the joy I felt when I figured out how to post, how to upload an image and how to embed a video. I remember every time a post blew up, bringing in hits and new viewers. I remember the longtime commenters, the trolls, the spam and the never-ending (and validating!) pitches and free tickets and photographers' snaps of half- or all-naked male models. 

RuPaul-Drag-RaceShooting for my blog has never been a drag.

Cone-boyI've used Boy Culture to express myself, to help express others and to connect to people internationally.

I've also used it to show off my humor (both high and low), to flaunt my obsessions, to reality-test my sexual diversions and perversions, to laud the art I love, to lash out against the enemies of gay people and to broadcast my admiration for Madonna.

I want to thank you all for having read this blog over the years. It's a very hard thing to maintain, and it will not be maintained forever. But each time I get some positive (or even just meaningful) feedback, each time my posts are shared on social media, each time something I've written elicits a response, it keeps me going that much longer.

Madonna-stepmother-Joan-MDNAMadonna's stepmother was not impressed.

Thank you. Please enjoy my 100 favorite posts, please let me know if you're reading any old ones for the first time and are liking them and, most of all, please share this entire post far and wide to help get my work out there.

**2008 first one 6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54fdddbfd8833-800wiMy first "Guydar" post from 2008.

As always, you can find me on Facebook (personal and blog), Twitter, Instagram and YouTube (plus, here are my YouTube greatest hits). 

ALL ORANGE TITLES ARE HOTLINKS.

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TOTALLY RANDOM LISTS (2011—2013)

I've gotten way into lists. Way. You'll find more of my lists higher up on, uh, this particular list. But the ones that are just completely random go here because I worked my ass off on them, because I love them and because—judging from Quantcast data—you like 'em, too.

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DuranMy favorite Duran Duran member.

POP QUIZ: VIDEOS THAT KILLED (2011)

Totally awesome '80s! Take this visual quiz to see how many classic music videos you can ID.

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Brando-DeanI wish sex tapes had existed in the '50s.

UNDER THE GAYDAR: 10 PEOPLE YOU MAY OR MAY NOT REALIZE WERE OR ARE QUEER (2012)

I got lots of feedback on this, mainly because nobody realized Nell Carter was with a woman at the time of her death.

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DazzlerI would've chipped in to get this one made.

WOULDA COULDA SHOULDA: 5 INCREDIBLE MOVIES THAT NEVER HAPPENED (2013)

I'm shamless for including Leda & Swan, a movie that was a bomb without ever even being made.

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Lizabeth-ScottGreat Scott!

IN & OUT: 25 STARS' FIRST & LAST PERFORMANCES IN FILM & ON TV (2013)

Being obsessed with nostalgia and with movies, this was fun—but so very taxing—to compile. I loved the randomness of it.

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PSBI hate that music has been sleeveless for 20 years.

20 7" SINGLE SLEEVES FROM THE '80S THAT BELONG IN A GALLERY (2013)

Just 20 from my massive collection of 45s. I got rid of my 12" records, but I've kept these guys because they're just too much a part of my childhood.

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Amanda-BlakeAmanda Blake's marriage was a mystery, with both spouses dying of AIDS.

GAY MARRIAGE: CELEBRITIES WHO MARRIED LGBT SPOUSES (2013)

It might've been more efficient to make a list of famous straight people who managed to marry other full-on heteros.

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Mark-MessierThe infamous Gary Coleman/Mark Messier two-shot seen 'round the world.

ODD COUPLES: 19 UNUSUAL CELEBRITY PAIRS (2013)

This post encapsulates my outlook on pop culture and my desire to twist it and play with it...except in this case, its participants are already doing the dirty work.

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Lake-GenevaHaunted House: The family home that haunted Jane and Bill's final years.

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A FIGHT AT THE MUSEUM (2007)

My late mentor's husband struggles to give away his family home.

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POLITICS (2005—2013)

I'm a political person and I blog about it a lot. Some of the entries stand up over time, but many are so of the moment it was hard to pull the ones I like best.

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Kevin-James-Adam-SandlerWhere Kevin James goes, (unintentional!!!) homophobia follows.

TRUNZO IS DUNZO (2007)

Star Magazine implying gay people aren't quite right? Not normal! This took off on several blogs and GLAAD got an apology from Trunzo over it. Some people think it's being "oversensitive," but Jesus...how much clearer is "Man to man" with a huge "NOT" (NORMAL) stamped over it?

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John-McCainIf McCain calls, I'm not here. 

NEW YORK TO McCAIN: DROP DEAD! (2008)

The time I saw John McCain and showed him exactly how I felt. 

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54fdcda278833-800wiThe Clintons practice some black magic 

WHITE MISCHIEF (2008)

When Bill and Hillary decided to use race in the race for the White House.

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Jason-WetheringtonCrist for the mill 

FLORIDA'S GOVERNOR ENGAYGED: DOES THIS COUNT AS "GAY MARRIAGE?" (2008)

Charlie Crist is gay. Really, really gay.

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Hillary-Clinton-guysThere's always 2016... 

HOW DO I LOVE THEE? LET ME COUNT THE GAYS... (2008)

The gay affair with Hillary Clinton.

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e554e2e7d28834Hail, Mary, full of disgrace

 SARAH PALIN = SPIRO AGNEW + HARRIET MIERS (2008)

Aw, she'll never last...

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Whoopi-Goldberg-Prop-8Whoopi-tee-doo & Kate, too! 

THE MARRYING KIND (2008)

That fabulously spontaneous anti-Prop 8 march in NYC.

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Barack-Obama"Fierce advocate" was once a taunt, and is now just true.

WITH US OR AGAINST US (2009)

A post from when the Obama Administration was considered almost openly hostile toward gay-rights advocates. I believe he's turned that impression around.

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OBAMA-DADTA good sign

IT GOT BETTER (2010)

The one where President Obama happily signed DADT out of existence.

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Sophie-B-HawkinsAs she lays her career down to sleep...

DAMN, I WISH SHE WOULDN'T DO THISI (2011)

Sopie B. Hawkins GOesProud. I wish she'd GOHome.

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Merv-Griffin-Tombstone_6I live for death!

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OBITUARIES (2009—2012)

I tend to write about almost every celebrity death I hear about, specializing in anyone from the Golden Era. These are two that really blew me away. You, too?

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Farrah-FawcettVery hazardous duties

AND JILL CAME TUMBLING AFTER (2009)

The death of Farrah Fawcett, a woman whose nips decorated my walls before I realized I had no use for them.

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Elizabeth-taylor-bathing-suitEnd credits

REFLECTIONS IN A VIOLET EYE: ELIZABETH TAYLOR DIES AT 79 (2011)

The biggest living star fades out. It's still hard to believe she isn't around anymore.

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Donna-SummerShe worked hard for the money.

LAST DANCE: DONNA SUMMER DIES AT 63 (2012)

I'd spent a long time hating Donna over her alleged anti-gay comments, but that rumor isn't the whole story on her life.

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Barbara-KentGood egg

MAKES SAD FACE, MOVES LIPS, TYPE APPEARS ON PANEL: "THE END" (2012)

I was surprised when no major news services noted the death of the last person to have starred in a silent film as an adult, Barbara Kent.

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Sep 25 2013
You Say You Want A Revolution: Inside Madonna's secretprojectrevolution Party Comments (0)
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Gallery from the party above, plus tons more photos of Madonna & others below.

A few hours ago, I was lucky enough to attend the launch party for Madonna's secretprojectrevolution, a 17-minute short film made in conjunction with Steven Klein that's meant to address discrimination and injustice in the world.

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I arrived around 9 for the event, then had to kill time until 10 before the doors opened. The e-mail containting the invite had stressed promptness, warning we may not get in if we arrived past 10:45. But too early was no good either. How would everyone get into the Gagosian Gallery between 10 and 10: 45? Turns out the guest list was just that small, maybe 250 people.

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Sep 04 2013
Lana Del Ray Of Light Comments (0)

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Animated gif from here.

The latest #secretproject trailer announces that Madonna's Steven Klein surprise is actually a Web site called ArtforFreedom.com—it debuts September 24. This is the first trailer that was really exciting to me.

Bizarre that 30 years into her run, Madonna—who some think has lost her edge—is still cooking up unexpected stuff like this. Love the raspy "My Country 'Tis of Thee" vocal and the Partial Veronica Lake Meets Dietrich and Winds Up in Jail look...

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Sep 03 2013
Need To Know: Hard Twerkers, Getting Along Swimmingly, Nice Piece Of Glass + MORE Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureThe Puerto Rican & Brazilian Boys Twerk Team. (The one in gray wins.)

*widget boy culture"Very famous actor" who made sex tape with Black Spark threatens suit.

*widget boy cultureLesbian swimmer Diana Nyad, 64, swims 110 miles from Cuba to Florida with no cage. Article-2408427-1B91202A000005DC-286_634x853

*widget boy cultureWhich closeted bi actor appeared in Venice alongside his current boyfriend?

*widget boy cultureAssad says Western strike would lead to regional war.

*widget boy cultureObama to meet with Russian gay activists? ZING.

*widget boy cultureA history of electronic music in 55 songs.

*widget boy cultureJames Deen in first Google Glass porn movie.

*widget boy cultureSteven Klein's DSQUARED2 short film has #secretproject vibes:

 
Jul 02 2013
Madonna: Then & Now Comments (6)

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Madonna looks forward on Instagram while looking back, resuscitating looks for Harper's Bazaar that call to mind her X-static Process work with Steven Klein and her Dita era (complete with gold tooth...more than one, this time). All shot by...Terry Richardson! (I wonder if he slapped her with his penis?)

Meanwhile, others continue to live in the past (in the good way!), tweeting Polaroids from Madonna's Like a Virgin shoot and her even earlier Mademoiselle spread of 30 years ago:

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Jun 22 2013
Our Baby's Got A Secret Project Comments (1)
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Here's the official trailer for Madonna's secret project with Steven Klein, which she showed us at her Epix event the other night. Looks similar to her work with Klein from 10 years ago that haunted the Donna Deitch, sounds like W.E., definitely has the violent afterglow of MDNA...and yet still feels like something new...

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May 30 2013
Out Of Klein Comments (0)
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With thanks to John for catching this: Steven Klein was apparently bemused by my "Need To Know" one-liner. Cool.
 
May 16 2013
Need To Know: Don't Let Them Eat Cake, Heads Roll, Embraceable Hugh + MORE! Comments (3)

*widget boy cultureFleur Cakes doesn't do dyke wedding cakes, probably can't define "ironic." Dbe-new-and-repeat-special-743

*widget boy cultureMANY UNHAPPY RETURNS: Obama sacks IRS head.

*widget boy cultureHolder IDs Deputy Attorney General in AP "scandal."

*widget boy cultureJohn Boehner: "Who's going to jail?" (How about Cheney?)

*widget boy cultureRepublicans waste $55 million against Obamacare.

*widget boy cultureHot men like Josh Henderson at the TBS/TNT Upfronts.

*widget boy cultureHALF-BAKED: Amy's Bakery nutjobs talk to the media.

*widget boy cultureFresh, shirtless Hugh Jackman shot from The Wolverine.

*widget boy cultureSteven Klein uses Matt Woodhouse's ass to sell undies.

*widget boy cultureCharlie Hides tries on Madonna's Met look for size.

*widget boy cultureThe connections between Madonna, Prince & Jacko.

*widget boy cultureSave 20% on  undies using code BOYCULTURE20.

*widget boy cultureFour-fifths of The Wanted comes out of the closet.

*widget boy cultureWatching Behind the Candelabra...from behind bars.

*widget boy cultureThe dog with a seeing-eye cat:

 
Apr 26 2013
Need To Know: Best Bette, Zac Makes Me Feel Funny Down There, The Beginning of ENDA + MORE Comments (1)

Daniel for west phillips (14)He shoots, he scores!

*widget boy cultureWest Phillips knows how to shoot a model. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureTeens' sexualities relatively unaffected by porn?

*widget boy cultureDoes Zac Efron in a tight T-shirt affect adult sexuality?

*widget boy cultureBette Midler's I'll Eat You Last is a "delectable soufflé."

*widget boy cultureKey Delaware senator will be voting for marriage equality.

*widget boy cultureENDA introduced in Congress.

*widget boy cultureRyan Lochte fans turn out to support What Would Ryan Lochte Do?:

Image004 Image014 Image016I love him, jeah, jeah, jeah! What Would Ryan Lochte Do? airs Sundays @ 10PM on E!

*widget boy cultureSteven Soderbergh raised on The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.

*widget boy cultureJoin the Concrete Hero Urban Obstacle Challenge to fight AIDS.

*widget boy cultureHow marriage was won in Rhode Island.

*widget boy culture"Have Your (Cup)Cake & Read It, Too! -- The Great Gatsby edition.

*widget boy cultureChanning Tatum & Joseph Gordon-Levitt remaking Guys & Dolls?

*widget boy cultureMadonna was "impressive" recording "Like a Prayer."

*widget boy cultureMore of Madonna's so-called "secret project."

*widget boy cultureFrom here: Madonna's not-so-secret past wardrobe hits Macy's. All 8 looks.

MadonnaHaven't collected many items worn by Madonna, but I'd kill for a Keith Haring dress.

 
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