40 posts categorized "VANITY FAIR MAGAZINE"

Apr 15 2014
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Annie Leibovitz is very one-trick pony to me, but you can't not look at a picture of Neil Patrick Harris's trouser snake(s). Seeing Hedwig tomorrow night. Will I love it? I saw the original when the person I'm going with was in middle school.

 
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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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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Oct 21 2013
Need To Know: F.U. Asked Me To, Gwyneth's Billion-Dollar F*ck Buddy, Pits Stop + MORE Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureReba McEntire, cover your ears. ABOVE: "Does he F.U.?"

*widget boy cultureToo many Christians are just assholes.

*widget boy cultureSocial butterfly Madonna's rape gets a rave review. Her face gets a pan.Underarm

*widget boy cultureVanity Fair dogging Gwyneth Paltrow. Did she cheat?

*widget boy cultureHairy underarm gallery. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureGrindr winner Eric Angelo loses his clothes.

*widget boy cultureGay couple's moves from the Big Apple to Motown.

*widget boy cultureRoom for transgender rights in the gay-rights battle?

*widget boy cultureOld Dogs & New Tricks comes to DVD.

*widget boy cultureNZ instructs diplomat to watch gay Olympians in Russia.

Gaga-Madonna-Twitter*widget boy cultureGaga decides to respond to Madonna...though not in a timely fashion.

*widget boy cultureIs Diddy a diddler?

*widget boy cultureSixty people injured during Montenegro Gay Pride march.

*widget boy cultureHe wanted to look like Bieber, wound up looking like Bryan Singer.

*widget boy cultureTraffic court judge candidate hit with anti-gay swimsuit flyer.

Richard-perque-homophobic-mailer2He's got my vote...and I don't even live there!

 
Jun 05 2013
Channing Tatum's Animal Magnetism Comments (0)
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Channing Tatum looks like Bruce Weber's wet dream in Vanity Fair (June 2013). Luckily, they got Bruce Weber to shoot him.

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And you've got to love Bruce Weber, for whom black-and-white b-roll becomes a "film." Artiste.

 
Dec 24 2012
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Not a big fan of toreadors, but José Maria Manzanares is certainly adorable on and in Spanish Vanity Fair (Noviembre 2012).

 
Dec 07 2012
Need To Know Comments (0)

Happy-Holidays-Andrew-Christian-underwearNone of these stockings are stuffed

Widget boy cultureBIG GULP: Andrew Christian's R-rated Christmas card.

Widget boy cultureGay couples in WA begin getting licenses to wed. Max-Wanted-Nick-Youngquest-shirtless-Vanity-Fair

Widget boy cultureJudd Apatow's Vanity Fair covers do suck.

Widget boy culturePICTURE THIS: KIIS-FM Jingle Ball portraits.

Widget boy cultureIsrael's first gay divorce.

Widget boy cultureMormons warming up to gays?

Widget boy cultureStarbucks, JCP ignore anti-gay protests.

Widget boy cultureDILDO BAGGAGE: Gay couple humiliated in court, too.

Widget boy cultureWealthy gays OK with tax hikes for the rich.

Widget boy cultureHe should be the Hunk of the Day every day.

Widget boy cultureAnti-gay Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-North Carolina) can't read.

Widget boy cultureThis is not an Onion headline:

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Dec 06 2012
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Tig-NotaroBeing mistaken for a man now rankles this breast-cancer survivor

Tig Notaro has a moving two-page spread in the Vanity Fair (January 2013) comedy issue guest-edited by Judd Apatow, in which she discusses how her annus horribilis led to her instantly legendary stand-up routine in which she revealed her cancer diagnosis. Coming off of a life-threatening intestinal illness and her mother's sudden death, Notaro was diagnosed with cancer in both breasts. Deciding to confront it onstage was not an easy decision since she was never known as a personal-issues comic.

"I saw people grabbing their own faces in fear. Other people were knee-slapping. Everyone was processing it in their own time...The big picture of my story is that you never know what's coming around the corner. I need ot sit down, take a deep breath, and connect with where I feel there's humor these days...I could push a stool around Conan's stage for the rest of my life, but some of my other jokes...I just don't think I connect with them anymore."

Be sure to read the whole piece in the magazine or, when it's available, online.

 
Dec 05 2012
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Richard-widmarkDisabled? Rebublicans couldn't care less.

Widget boy cultureRepublicans thumb noses at wheelchair-bound Bob Dole.

Widget boy cultureScorching-hot cub calendar for charity. Kate-Middleton-shirtless-cub-blackface-Jayson-Blair-Paul-Rudd-Vanity-Fair-Niall-Horan-One-Direction

Widget boy cultureHillary Clinton is totally running in '16. C'mon.

Widget boy cultureIs Kate Middleton a gay icon? C'mon.

Widget boy cultureAnderson Cooper went blind for 36 hours.

Widget boy cultureMike Diamond sweats Ben Cohen's jock.

Widget boy cultureHandicapping Supreme Court Justice deaths.

Widget boy cultureTrade association NRECA selects homophobic head.

Widget boy cultureEven more Jayson Blair.

Widget boy cultureDutch treat blackface as jolly Christmas tradition.

Widget boy cultureNewest Vanity Fair cover looks funny "ha-ha." 

Widget boy cultureParis Hilton's a DJ...wait, what did she used to be?

Widget boy cultureBoybands ready to scratch each other's eyes out.

Widget boy cultureMadonna's touring must-haves.

Widget boy cultureTop sugar daddy misconceptions. (Wait, aren't any of 'em bottoms?)

Sugar-daddyI wouldn't say no. I'm unemployed!

 
Oct 03 2012
Here's A New Way To Cover Your Bald Spot Comments (1)
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Really awkward. Looks like he's uncomfortably wearing a woman as a shawl.
 
Sep 12 2012
Performances You Can Get Behind? Comments (1)

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Vanity Fair (October 2012) offers a first look at Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in character as Liberace and Scott Thorson in Behind the Candelabra. Not bad! Matt especially passes the giggle test.