3 posts categorized "TWILIGHT"

Oct 07 2015
Need To Know: Moan Granger + Hillary 2.0 + Pintauro Tested + Her Mothers' Keeper + When Booty Calls + Let's Get Loud + Heavy Wedding + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureSELL OR BE SOLD: Rising-star artist Edward Granger is hot... in two senses. Images

*widget boy cultureDavid Mixner prefers the new Hillary, isn't bullish on her chances.

*widget boy cultureUNION CITY BLUE: Hillary endorsed by nation's biggest union. Candace-cameron-bure-raven-symone-danny-pinaturo

*widget boy cultureDanny Pintauro insists he got HIV from oral sex. Images

*widget boy cultureHas Pintauro actually hurt the cause he's trying to help?

*widget boy cultureRIP Chantal Akerman, Belgian director.

*widget boy cultureRosie O'Donnell heartbroken over daughter's tell-all.

*widget boy cultureTHRONE BUTCH BLUES: Treasure found in porta potty.

*widget boy cultureIf this ass is real, it's real nice.

*widget boy cultureFind out how to look like Kim Davis. Images

12122633_1480336315628799_2632600069001833826_n-500x503Making up is hard to do.

*widget boy cultureVanity Fair discovers why Billy Eichner is so loud.

*widget boy cultureSuper, super, super, super hot cop.

*widget boy cultureIs Cara Delevingne engaged to her GF?

*widget boy cultureThe Stonewall is a landmark!

*widget boy cultureTHE DEVIL YOU KNOW: Muscly Well-Strung.

*widget boy cultureSuppressive person Nicole Kidman not at daughter's wedding.

*widget boy cultureYou'll love seeing entitled Luke V. Gatti get taken DOWN

*widget boy cultureCIAO, BELLO: It's like Twilight in reverse.

*widget boy cultureWhy? Just La Cause. Images

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Aug 15 2012
We Saw What You Did: Signing Up For Another Autograph Show Comments (14)

Gerard Christopher autographGerard was gonna sign it "you changed me—I changed back"

*** Great videos of some of the stars or just click on their hot-linked names to see. ***

Hollywood Show pricesAnother Hollywood Show has come and gone, and I came, I saw, I kicked its ass.

Not really.

I just went and had a lot of fun.

Christian BaleI was gonna ask this Christian Bale dummy for a photo but was afraid it would berate me

This was one of my longest trips out to Burbank because I combined a bunch of networking meetings with the show, which to be honest was not as thrilling as some Barbara Hale autographs 2have been in the past due to a lack of massive stars. But even though the show only had a few really big draws this time (Henry Winkler, Tab Hunter, Dean Cain and Barbara Hale (pictured) seemed to be the most wanted), it had a large number of people I was after for one reason or another.

Ivan Roth Matthew Rettenmund Night of the Comet Ivan E Roth autographI even got my friend's autograph—he was in Night of the Comet (1984)

Yet again, my buddy Ivan was my sidekick, taking pic-withs, shooting B-roll and obsessing over my hydration—I try not to eat or drink for these things until after all photo ops are done!

Chris AtkinsChris is a man of the (loin) cloth

Right off the bat, my pal Roy from Baby Jane introduced me to Christopher Atkins, 51, of The Blue Lagoon (1980) fame. I can't be the only one for whom Chris was a teenage dream—he was all over the teen mags and was shirtless (and totally nude in TBL) in most of his movies. I'm not usually a blond-chaser, but he was just cute as a button.

Chris Atkins Matthew Rettenmund

Chris Atkins shirtlessI think I make a better pair with Chris than Kristi McNichol did

Now, Chris is a handsome guy, supertanned because he's a nudist (life imitated art), and was very nice. He has done these shows before, bringing with him a stack of awesome original mini-posters from TBL of himself in a loin cloth pre-signed. But he also had a great folder of nudes to choose from. I went with a really beautiful Greg Gorman shot (above) in which he almost looks like Jon Bon Jovi (no?) and is showing off his best ASSet. When I asked him what it was like to work with Greg Gorman, he laughed and said he was working with him when he was just his friend Greg.

Chris Atkins and daughterHis daughter, an actress in her own right named Brittney (pictured), was right there to help with the transaction. If you think it must be an odd thing to sell men photos of your dad's butt and dick, you don't understand Hollywood and never will.

When I asked about his teenybopper-magazine memories, Chris's reaction was to exclaim, "I don't know where all that time went. Back then, it was...every day, it was another magazine." He told me he'd just been hanging out with Leif Garrett and his best friend Scott Baio (can you imagine?) and that he has movie nights with Scott all the time where Scott's wife digs out all the old teen mags with them on the cover and shows their daughter.

Henry Winkler"Eyyyy!"-rights advocate

Next, we went for Henry Winkler, 66 (can you believe it?), who already had a decent line even before the regular attendees had entered (I always pop for "early-bird" admission, an hour before). He'd been set to attend the last show but bailed, so I'd mailed him my vintage photo to sign and he'd returned it signed, "Matt is great!" It was a great way to make me feel I was in third grade again.

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Henry Winkler Matthew Rettenmund Happy DaysMove over, babe, here comes Henry

But I wanted an in-person autograph and of course a pic-with, so we braved the line. In no time, we were up to him and he was being pulled in various directions. I seem to have a knack for attracting people who line-jump and try to infringe upon my experience with the stars. It's so annoying. You're only with them a minute or less and yet there are always people walking up who just wanna shake their hand or say hi or who once worked with them.

Henry Winkler autographA Fonzie scheme

That happened, but I think the real reason Winkler wasn't especially warm to me (and he wasn't) was that my buddy Ivan was filming him and was spotted immediately. Some stars care, some don't. Winkler seemed on the fence. He signed my photo but it was all very business-like. Another friend had asked him to give the Fonzie "thumbs-up" in their photo and he'd refused. He was also asked about getting a business address for one of his celeb friends and replied, "No." Wasn't a prick, just wasn't all hugs. And hey, he has no reason to do these shows—it's a total gift to fans. A gift that costs money, but a gift.

Tab Hunter autograph to Matthew RettenmundTab's signature is huge

Tab Hunter Ida MyersNext we queued up for Tab Hunter, who just turned 81. Tab was bright-eyed and very sweet to everyone who approached him, very conversational. Too, in my case, because an elderly lady came right up as we were beginning to speak and reminded him they'd worked together. She turned to me and said, "You wanna take our picture and send it to me?", pressing her card into my hand. So I agreed to do just that and then waited while they kibbutzed. "We're lucky," he told her, presumably meaning, "...to still be alive."

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Nov 06 2011
Boy Culture Turns 6: My Favorite Posts Comments (13)

IMG_7536Prove it!

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.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef014e89143e3e970d-400wiOf 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.

xoxo Matt

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54ff027a28833-800wiThe pocket pool championships were intense this year


BOY CULTURE


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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.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f5599878833-800wiJonathon Trent & Derek Magyar make an Allan Brocka sandwich

BOY ON FILM (2006): An account of the NYC launch party for Boy Culture as it played the TriBeCa Film Fest.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f7f18238834-800wiI was left "Reeling" by the experience

FRIENDS AND "FAMILY" (2006): The movie version of Boy Culture hits Chicago.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f5ebead8833-800wiNo one would've mistaken me for Taylor Lautner

RAPT PUPIL (2006): The final night of Outfest with Boy Culture; I was fat but on the other hand got to meet Bryan Singer.

 

MY ART

 

PreviewScreenSnapz001Construction worker (shot this week) vs. James Dean

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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6a00d8341c2ca253ef0120a58f680c970bUnaltered iPhone image that still blows me away

"Your pictures suck" (2008): An art critic attacks me, but not without sustaining some hits in return.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e551ff08528834-800wiLet's call it a draw

DRAWN TOGETHER (2008): How my desire to draw related to my secret desire. One of my absolute favorite posts.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01156faa215c970cThe shirtless one

LOST ANGELES (2009): My favorite photographic travelogue of L.A.

Img_0986_1Even then, New Yorkers feared 9/11 was the beginning of the end

ART IMITATES LIFE (2006): My 9/11 and my distaste for grief tourism.


ME


6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f435c1a8834-800wiDeath 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.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef014e862b4a41970d-400wiSigned, sealed (eventually) delivered

LOST BOY FOUND (2011): There is a book in here somewhere.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01538f1f464a970b-400wiBe Italian

CIAO HOUNDS: OUR TRIP TO ITALY (2011): Finally got José to Europe.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f10b4de8833-800wiDeath becomes here

ILLINOIS DEATH TRIP (2007): Ruminations on death while revisiting a past home, and the past.

Zehnders Life is short...and meaningful

PASSING BY (2008): Mourning the loss of a person I only met once.

Lots more...

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