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Jul 18 2017
6-PACK — Tweaking The Potty Police + Whoopi: Send In The Crows + BIG BROTHER Blackface? + Trumpcare: Good Riddance + Supreme Goals + Garfield Responds To Gay Flap! Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2017-07-17 at 10.00.35 PM(Image via Instagram @ashleysmithhair)

WIDGETJoe.My.God.: Trans woman expertly trolls Texas Gov. Greg Abbott!

WIDGETCartoon Brew: Whoopi Goldberg, fan of vintage racist Americana, wants Song of the South (1946) re-released, and more black crows merch from Dumbo (1941).

GiphyIn the black (GIF via Disney)

WIDGETDecider: Meanwhile. a Big Brother contestant wants to dress in blackface to humiliate a black rival.

WIDGETPolitico: RIP Trumpcare — the bill's been blocked by Republicans. It's brain dead, but on life support.

WIDGETNYT: Can we score nationwide employment protection for LGBTQ people with Kennedy's help?

WIDGETGT: Good for him — Andrew Garfield clarified his “I am a gay man” comments, and didn't apologize.

C9xJ72oXUAA0Kv7(Image via GT)

 
Jul 14 2017
Your Place Or Ours?: A Review Of AFTERGLOW Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2017-07-13 at 11.32.09 PMBrandon Haagenson & Patrick Reilly: What's missing from this picture? (Imagesvia AfterglowThePlay.com)

Afterglow, S. Asher Gelman's emotional play about polyamory, is ironically titled; Aftershock would be more like it, considering how things go when its central couple splinters following a no-holds-barred threesome with a new pal.

Josh (Brandon Haagenson) and Alex (Robbie Simpson) are a privileged married pair, Josh a director so successful his husband wouldn't have to work if he didn't want to, and Alex an industrious would-be chemist. They've paid a surrogate to carry their presumably perfect baby because they think they're genetically gifted, or so they joke ... or so they say they joke. At one point, Josh says to his husband, “We're young and hot,” in the context of wondering why they don't have even more sex than they already do, and he also marvels at how he's in the best shape of his life.

It's hard to love these guys immediately.

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Jul 12 2017
6-PACK— Turban & Out + Gay Marriage Comes To This Catholic Nation + Muslim Gay Marriage + Martin Shkreli's Odd Gay Conversations + Coming Out In India + FAGGY AT 50! Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2017-07-12 at 3.43.13 PMGiving good face! (Image via Instagram @charliecarver)

WIDGETInstagram @charliecarver: Charlie Carver and Colton Haynes show the behind-the-scenes of looking good for Teen Wolf.

WIDGETJoe.My.God.: The 24th country worldwide just approved same-sex marriage!

Screen Shot 2017-07-12 at 3.30.42 PMGood advice for Muslims who look down on homosexuality. (Image via The Independent)

WIDGETThe Independent: Scenes from a gay, Muslim marriage.

WIDGETTowleroad: Bizarre gay twist in Martin Shrkeli lawsuit.

170711-mohana-swamy-mn-1540_b5607af92907cd671597379fd82faf8c.nbcnews-ux-600-700(Image via HarperPerennial)

WIDGETNBC News: The book series that's helping Indian men come out of the closet.

WIDGETJoe's Pub: This is the perfect show for you if you're feeling Faggy at 50.

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Jul 06 2017
Andrew Garfield's Actual Words On The Topic Of Being Gay WITHOUT THE ACT Comments (0)

Angels-in-america-andrew-garfieldAndrew Garfield (Image by Helen Maybanks/National Theatre)

As people continue to pile on gay ally Andrew Garfield for offhandedly saying he is all but gay, it would serve us well to consider the full context of his remarks, delivered at a talk in support of his performance in the London revival of Angels in America.

Speaking about his concern with playing a gay role, Garfield said (minus some interjections from a co-star):

But, but, but, basically as soon as I, uh, was free of these other commitments, I, I — I think we all did — we all just got incredibly immersed in um... Well, for me, one of my main concerns, which, uh, I feel every day when I do this play is, um, as far as I know, I am not a gay man. As far as I know. You know. I may [hit? have?] an awakening, you know, later in my life, which would be wonderful. I could explore that area of the garden. Um ... but, but, but right now I'm secluded to my, my area, which is wonderful as well. I adore it. Um, but a big concern was what right do I have, you know, to, to play this, this, um, this wonderful, seminal, gay part? Um, and again, what Denise [Gough] was saying I had to trust that it was, it was, it was the right thing, and Tony had asked me and I thought, Well, if you're asking me, then maybe it's okay ...

So, so, for me, it was doing honor and doing justice to know my herstory, as it were ... But, but, but the preparation had begun before, you know, with, with, with all of my friends, you know, and this was as much devoted, me doing this is as much devoted to my friends in the gay community as it is to, um, those that I don't know, to those that passed during the AIDS epidemic, um. Lots of films, lots of reading, every season of RuPaul's Drag Race, like every ... like, every Untucked episode, every little interview with, with Alaska. I have RuPaul — that was literally the only time off during rehearsal during the show, every Sunday I had eight friends over and we watched Ru. That's literally it, that's, that's my life outside of this play. [Laughs]

Um, I'm, I am a gay man right now, pretty much — just without the physical act. But that's all. [Laughs]

He goes on to stress that he took inspiration from We Were Here (2010), How to Survive a Plague (2012( and AIDS activist Peter Staley. 

I don't see how this is offensive, in context.

 
Jul 05 2017
6-PACK — How Mae West Was Won + Kathy Griffin: Terrorist? + Matt Wilson Inserts Foot Straight Into Mouth + Did Americans Collude With Russians In '16? + Sheeran Just Got Little Monstered Off Twitter + Vatican Orgy! Comments (0)

Blog-aug-14-mae-west-raid-of-drag-imageWhen she was bad, she was better. (Image via Daily Mirror)

WIDGETThe Guardian: Only assholes use Mae West as an insult — revisit the trailblazing female writer's scandalous plays The Drag and Sex — both 90 years old.

WIDGETSlate: Kathy Griffin was interviewed for an hour by the Secret Service for that mock photo of Trump's head? Seriously?

GiphyKathy Griffin should not be considered a serious threat to Cunanan Mr. Trump. (GIF via Bravo)

WIDGETGreg in Hollywood: One problem with having straight guys play gay is when they say their characters don't act gay, they act ... “normal.”

2FAC67E800000578-3378015-image-a-7_1451425643712Matt Wilson in an image by AussieBum. He's normal, you're not. No offense! (Image via AussieBum)

WIDGETPolitico: Democrats think Americans — Republicans — helped Russia hack our election. So do all intelligent life forms.

EdSheeranTwitterFollow Gaga's message and stop being so hate-filled. (Image via Ed Sheeran's now-defunct Twitter account)

WIDGETDListed: Ed Sheeran quit Twitter because Lady Gaga's fanbase has so many assholes in it. (Why does an anti-bullying, pro-LGBT icon inspire SO MUCH HATE?)

Proving my point:

Screen Shot 2017-07-05 at 7.13.56 PMTypical, garden-variety Little Monster email — fails to see I'm calling out him, not Gaga.

WIDGETJoe.My.God.: Roman police raided a Vatican apartment last month, breaking up a gay orgy because of course.

 
Jul 03 2017
Billary Ballyhoo At OSLO Perf In NYC Comments (0)

Don't cheer — vote. Next time.

 
Jun 30 2017
Hedy First — A Review Of HEDY!: THE LIFE & INVENTIONS OF HEDY LAMARR Comments (0)

Hedy-lamarrHedy & Hedy (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)

I was able to catch HEDY!: The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, written and performed as a one-woman show by Heather Massie, here in NYC last night.

The show  — playing tonight at 5:15 p.m. — benefits the Intrepid Sea, 5904c5e51400002600a9c946 Air & Space Museum's GOALS for Girls Program, which is fitting since its subject is a Hollywood beauty icon who is becoming more properly known for her incredibly important frequency hopping invention.

In the show, Lamarr addresses the captive audience, narrating the story of her life in Austria, rise to fame in Hollywood, her many marriages, and — most importantly — a bit about how her WWII-time invention would go on to become the basis for so much of what we use today, including cellphones, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and many military applications.

As Hedy tells it, her invention could have ended WWII without nuclear weapons had the U.S. taken it seriously at the time. Instead, the government waited until the invention was theirs to use — with no compensation for Lamarr or her co-inventor George Antheil.

HEDY! is an informative piece, albeit one that lacks sufficient drama. Too often, it feels like a Wikipedia entry brought to life. It works best when Massie, who captures Lamarr's kooky grandeur and cerebral air, jokes with the audience, and pokes fun at herself. Was the real Lamarr so convivial? I don't know. But she was definitely ahead of her time.

Check it out here.

 
Jun 20 2017
BROADWAY BARES: STRIP U Makes The Grade! Comments (0)

DSC03923_newGone to the dogs! (All live images in this post by Matthew Rettenmund)

As always, enjoy my report on Broadway Bares, and feel free to chime in with names for anyone I failed to ID. All my Facebook pics are here. Thanks!

Broadway Bares, the annual, one-night-only, two-shows-only burlesque event that raises cash for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, was back for a 27th installment on June 18, accepting thousands of new students in a revue entitled Strip U. It raised a total of $1,568,114 for the cause.

No SAT, no shade: Strip U was the kind of baby-got-back-to-school experience that promised to keep *Scanyou up many sleepless nights in the future — and not with nightmares about forgetting your locker com or being late to class.

140+ Facebook Pics from Bares Here!

Overall, this show — directed by Nick Kenkel — was the apple of my eye among recent installments of Bares, an impressive return to form that passed with flying colors while demonstrating its mastery of diversity (race, age, body size, gender) and of the core skills that make these shows so much fun in the first place (dancing, humor, exhibitionism).

Tons More Broadway Bares Posts Here!

The only area in which this Bares could be called lacking when graded on a curve against the best ones of all time was star power, a commodity that has been on the wane for years. But who needs big-name stars when the show has so many homegrown stars, (anatomically) gifted hoofers more than capable of owning the stage? (Okay, it would've been fun to see Bette Midler's girls. But we've seen them before.)

Giphy-3Locky Brownlie goes for extra credit!

We arrived at the Hammerstein Ballroom two hours early for the midnight show, putting us right near the front of the amorphous line of young gay guys in aggressively cute shorts pretending they didn't even try with their outfits and enough drooling daddies that the show's traditional placement on Father's Day was, as always, humorously literal.

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