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Oct 22 2016
Deep In The Nyle: Chippendales Is NOT For Ladies Only Comments (0)

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(First gallery image via Chippendales, all others by Matthew Rettenmund)

I went to see the Chippendales in Vegas a few years ago, and was surprised how gay-friendly it was. Returning this past week to catch the final night of Nyle DiMarco's residency as celebrity host, it had only gotten gayer—while still maintaining its unique status as the premier male burlesque stop for ladies.


IMG_1211*JPGThe Chippendales Theatre at the Rio, plus Nyle's sexy-as-hell promo poster! (Images by Matthew Rettenmund)

The show is a nonstop parade of irresistible, hypermasculine clichés designed to elicit scream after scream—Marines, construction workers, motorcycle gangs, they're all there, as are the mostly hairless, uniformly muscled, TALL, sometimes tattooed men who thrust their way through the numbers.



IMG_1129*So many men, including my Chippendales hubby, John, center (Images by Matthew Rettenmund)

As bulky as they are, most of the guys are terrific dancers, the music is up-to-the-minute, the costumes are on-point (and half-off!) and the newly installed LED displays let you check out every flex.

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Jun 27 2016
Bryan Hawn Celebrates His Years Of Success ... In His Underwear Comments (0)

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Congrats to Bryan on his bazillions of views. Check out his new video after the jump ...

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Jun 21 2016
Actor/Producer Husbands Launch YouTube Channel Comments (0)

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You may know Kit Williamson from Mad Men, or from the Web series EastSiders, the latter of which he produces with his husband John Halbach.

Now, the couple—whom I've met and who simply could not be friendlier or more engaging— is launching a branded YouTube channel that promises a sneak peek into their lives as a same-sex couple in the indie world who love to travel.

Video intro after the jump ...

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Jun 06 2016
6-PACK — Escape To Portugal + Bryan Hawn On Building Your Bubble + How Grindr Helps Gay Men + FLOPSTAR + Novak Djokovic Spreads + Trans Woman In All-Male Dorm! Comments (0)

Manteigaria-1024x725Mouthwatering Portuguese treats—plus, baked goods, too! (Image via Manteigaria)

*widget boy cultureIf you're thinking of traveling to Lisbon, here's the ultimate gay travel-tips roundup.

*widget boy cultureBryan Hawn writes about why men are building their bubble butts: “If I can build mine from scratch, then there’s hope for every guy (and girl) out there.”

*widget boy cultureGrindr is actually improving the social lives of gay men: “I am especially happy that these apps exist for men who live in often-overlooked parts of the country.”

636004947945406654-XXX-POPSTAR--NEVER-STOP-NEVER-STOPPING-2016-108-82264376I thought Popstar was amusing, surprisingly sentimental, not nearly as savage as I'd expected. Funny enough. (Film still via Universal)

*widget boy cultureAndy Samberg's Popstar, complete with “Finest Girl (Bin Laden Song)” and “Equal Rights” (I'm not gay!) anthems, and Samberg's bare butt, bombs at the B.O. in spite of positive reviews.

*widget boy cultureNovak Djokovic, flat on his back, spread-eagle.

*widget boy cultureVIDEO—Ronan Farrow talks to a trans woman forced to room in an all-male dorm at Notre Dame: “I expect the university is hoping as soon as I leave, no one will ever try this again.”

Mar 14 2016
James Sheldon, Pioneering Director Of THE TWILIGHT ZONE & Over 1,000 TV Episodes, Dies @ 95: A Personal Obituary Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2016-03-14 at 3.40.40 AMJames Sheldon: November 12, 1920—March 12, 2016 (Portrait by Matthew Rettenmund)

If you've watched any TV of the '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s or '80s, you've watched James Sheldon's work.

From the notes on Film Forum's An Evening with James Sheldon: TV Pioneer (held Monday, March 27, 2005):

James Sheldon may not be a household name, but it’s one that’s flashed across  BooksBeforeForgetyour TV screen thousands of times.

Coming from radio to the new medium in 1948, Sheldon directed CBS’s first sponsored television series (We, the
People), the beginning of a 40-year directing career that took him from pioneering live shows like Studio One and Mr. Peepers, to just about every hit series you ever watched, including The Twilight Zone, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Gunsmoke, Perry Mason, My Three Sons, The Fugitive, Route 66, The Naked City (filmed on location in NYC), Batman, and The Man From U.N.C.L.E., right up through Knot’s Landing, Dukes of Hazzard, and M*A*S*H.

Tonight, accompanied by some evocative slides and clips, Sheldon will take us on a history of TV through his career, talking about some of the 1,000+ shows he directed and the many stars he worked with, including Bing Crosby, Tony Randall, Rock Hudson, Gloria Swanson, Barbara Stanwyck, and Boris Karloff—and Dustin Hoffman, Gene Hackman, Clint Eastwood, and James Dean at the very beginning of their careers

The veteran TV director, who died at 95 on March 12, got his start as a page at NBC during the days of radio. Working his way up through the ranks, he at one point found out a directorial gig was opening and went to RKO secretary Norma Anderson to find out how he could be considered. She told him she had a stack of other men vying for attention, but that one way for him to rise to the top of her pile was to go home with her that night. He did, and he was hired. (Anderson later became Mrs. Burt Lancaster, proving she had a shrewd eye for both talent and talent.) 

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Nov 16 2015
Out & About Comments (0)

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Gay couple documents trip to 15 countries to show what it's like being gay abroad.

Sep 30 2015
Selfie-Absorbed Comments (0)

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Are you still against selfie sticks when cute guys are using them all around scenic Istanbul? Then don't keep reading ...

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Aug 20 2015
Aloha ... Oy! Comments (0)


This is me as I made the decision to book a trip to Maui.

I fly out today. Even if my flight vanishes (I suggested it, so there's no way it will happen), I have posted lots of stuff on Boy Culture to keep your brains and at least one of your hands busy until I return.

Feel free to share the HELL out of anything you like, which will help my traffic avoid cratering.