57 posts categorized "TWILIGHT"

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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May 20 2013
Need To Know: Together We're Strong, Another Porn Star's Last Money Shot, SPRING Has Awoken, TWILIGHT Couple's Last Gleaming + MORE Comments (0)

Farid-MammadovHe can power-lift...but can he carry a tune?

*widget boy cultureFarid Mammadov, most recent Eurovision's hottest hunk of man. Gay-KOH-Masaki

*widget boy cultureJapan's #1 gay pornstar, Koh Masaki, passes away.

*widget boy cultureHarvey Milk as bogeyman.

*widget boy cultureSpring Awakening as a high school musical.

*widget boy cultureIvy & Jinkx do Death Becomes Her.

*widget boy cultureKanye West burns it down "just like the theater Hitler was trapped in."

*widget boy cultureJAILBAIT: He thinks Hillary Clinton needs to "be shot in the vagina."

*widget boy cultureSAY HIS NAME: Joe.My.God. attends vigil for hate-crime murder victim Mark Carson:::

MARK-CARSON-GAY-HATE-CRIMEI missed the rally for the man blown away for being gay...in the West Village.

*widget boy cultureVia Sticky (Work Unfriendly): Model Sergio Carvajal & 2 other beauties. Gene-Anthony-Ray-as-Leroy-fame-16822239-1200-793

*widget boy cultureDo you have sympathy for "The PayPal 14"?

*widget boy cultureRob Pattinson & Kristen Stewart break up.

*widget boy cultureSoon: A "Yahoo-Tumblr mega-deal."

*widget boy cultureREMEMBER: Black masculinity & Fame.

*widget boy cultureDaft Punk "One More Time" singer Romanthony dies.

*widget boy culturePresident Obama's approval rating enjoys a BOUNCE.

*widget boy cultureNew (demo of) Britney song "Ooh La La" = Aqua meets Madonna's "Superstar."

*widget boy cultureDavid Chaloub by Cristiano Madureira for Made in Brazil.

David-ChaloubThis David shoulda been a statue.

 
Mar 14 2013
Kristen Stewart Plays PERSONAL BEST With Personal Assistant? Comments (0)
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National Enquirer (March 25, 2013) claims that Kristen Stewart is having a "gay time" without Rob Pattinson, hooking up with Katy Perry's assistant. A fetus ate its way out of her uterus, and this is supposed to be shocking?
 
Nov 30 2012
Need To Know Comments (0)

Mormon-Kama-SutraWhen every position is the missionary position

Widget boy cultureThe Kama Sutra re-enacted by Mormon missionaries.

Widget boy cultureObama/Romney lunch meeting was hand-shaky. Pool-shirtless

Widget boy cultureHere are the polls that made Romney believe he'd win.

Widget boy culture"Greg" by Lionel Andre is hot and wet.

Widget boy cultureBrowns player Tank Carder goes unpunished for "fag" rant.

Widget boy cultureBritish man fighting 50-year-old criminal record for being gay.

Widget boy cultureKatie Holmes hits Broadway again.

Widget boy culture$pend the day with Lady Gaga.

Widget boy culturePerfect 10: Hot, free Madonna remixes.

Widget boy cultureTwilight's 18-year-old gym buff strips in a parking lot.

Widget boy cultureNJ Dems want Hillary in '16, prefer Christie as guv to two of their own kind.

Widget boy culture"The Middle Class Cats of Instagram." Purrrfect.

Cat-instagram-kitty-enhanced-buzz-3533-1353990844-0These pussies are a riot

 
Nov 24 2012
Acting On Impulse Comments (0)
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Kellan Lutz is feeling—or at least looking—blue on Essential Homme (November/December 2012).

In the issue, he talks about why his early modeling career was fun but ephemeral:

"I never did theater growing up, I never did anything in front of the camera. But I liked it. I learned a lot about myself doing it. And then I realized—I have more personality than I have looks. Modeling you can't really express your personality, but in film you can."

 
Oct 03 2012
You're Kellan Me Comments (0)
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Kellan Lutz's take on arm-wrestling almost makes me want to see The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 2.
 
Aug 18 2012
The Monster Mash Comments (2)

Creature from the black lagoon monster
Keep reading for a funny video about how we need to reclaim monsters in our books and movies and TV shows so that they go back to being disgusting, evil and repulsive killers instead of sparkly vampires who date underage girls...

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Aug 16 2012
Jockumentaries: Funny Olympics-Themed Parodies Of Famous Flicks Comments (2)

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Via I Believe in Advertising: These Australian ads for movies, themed to the Olympics, are pretty ingenious. Gotta love that they spoofed Brokeback Mountain without being offensive. Keep reading for all the best ones...

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Aug 15 2012
Baby, Baby, Just Give Me The Real Deal Comments (4)

Jackson Rathbone baby Twilight People
The People (August 27, 2012) pictures of Twilight actor Jackson Rathbone holding his son Monroe (born to his burlesque-dancer GF just a year after they first met) kinda remind me of this '80s poster fad:

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I kinda think this pose appeals more to straight women than it does to gay men. But a cute man's a cute man, and a cute baby's a cute baby. One more of Jackson after the jump...

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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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