The new issue of TV Guide is seriously trying to fuck with us, offering up Glitter starring Mariah Carey as a highlight of the week on TV. The writers refer to Carey as "one of our favorite divas!" and launch into a blurb explaining what Glitter's all about...as if everyone in the world doesn't already know it as one of the most maligned movies in the history of cinema (right down there with Shanghai Surprise and Swept Away). And you wondered why TV Guide's circ is a shadow of its former self?
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As of midnight last night, it was exactly six years since my first post. It's been a tough thing to keep up with a dayjob and outside activities, and just when I think I might walk away, a valuable connection or interesting opportunity or a kind word comes my way. Thank you all for reading me.
Of whom are you more jealous?
Here are my favorite 100+ posts out of nearly 11,000. Please take some time to read (or re-read!) a couple and tweet or Facebook any you like.
FROM BOY TO MAN: BC B.C. (2007): The entire history of my novell and novel Boy Culture as well as the movie version; might be my ultimate post.
BOY ON FILM (2006): An account of the NYC launch party for Boy Culture as it played the TriBeCa Film Fest.
FRIENDS AND "FAMILY" (2006): The movie version of Boy Culture hits Chicago.
RAPT PUPIL (2006): The final night of Outfest with Boy Culture; I was fat but on the other hand got to meet Bryan Singer.
"Your pictures suck" (2008): An art critic attacks me, but not without sustaining some hits in return.
DRAWN TOGETHER (2008): How my desire to draw related to my secret desire. One of my absolute favorite posts.
LOST ANGELES (2009): My favorite photographic travelogue of L.A.
ART IMITATES LIFE (2006): My 9/11 and my distaste for grief tourism.
BURNING MAN (2007): Tribute to my late high school friend and first romance.
LOST BOY FOUND (2011): There is a book in here somewhere.
CIAO HOUNDS: OUR TRIP TO ITALY (2011): Finally got José to Europe.
ILLINOIS DEATH TRIP (2007): Ruminations on death while revisiting a past home, and the past.
PASSING BY (2008): Mourning the loss of a person I only met once.
"Ashton's getting naked, so I don't have to. In fact, I have several layers on, which is a new thing for me!"
He was hired by Chuck Lorre to be the kind of guy who could intimidate even Ashton Kutcher.
"She's going to run on the platform of 'Lets get rid of the arts and cut all the entitlements.' She's basically running as Michele Bachmann, without the crazy 'I hate homosexuals' bit."
TV Guide (August 1—14, 2011) has a reunion of two of the stars of one of my favorite movies of all time, Robert Redford's Ordinary People. Mary Tyler Moore and Timothy Hutton trade notes on their experience making the film and fellate each other with admiration:
Not sure if you ever saw Rock Hudson's Home Movies (1992), but it was a fun and creative documentary that used scenes from Rock Hudson's real movies to highlight moments when his real-life homosexuality seemed to inform or vibrate against what was happening on the screen. Well worth a look.
The modern version is this collection of three images from current magazines, all of which seem to comment on the widely rumored homosexuality of three otherwise closeted stars.
TV Guide (December 20—January 2, 2011) chooses Modern Family as its favorite TV show of the year—and grants modern family Cam, Mitchell and Lily (Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jaden Hiller) one of three cast covers.