94 posts categorized "WEB SERIES"

May 04 2014
I Was Gonna Cancel: Kylie, Boy George & Other Stories From The GLAAD Trenches Comments (0)

IMG_6426 kylieKylie's for gay rights, her handler was against gays' right to snap photos while she spoke...too bad!

Peter-DeeLast night was The 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Or at least, the latest 25th Annual; GLAAD likes to hold the same event with different stars for a different pool of potential donors in different cities. I just covered L.A. weeks ago. The Oscars might consider doing this—then everyone could win! Best Picture (L.A.): Crash! Best Picture (Every Other City): Brokeback Mountain!

Held at the Waldorf Astoria, the event had a pretty darn good list of celebrity attendees, perhaps in part fueled by the fact that medium-sized gay stars who would normally have to pay good money like any other schlub in order to share air with Kylie Minogue—who was performing, perhaps her new UK single “I Was Gonna Cancel”—would get to kibbitz with her on the carpet free-for-nothin'.

Matthew-Rettenmund-Peter-DeeI was in good hands with King of the Selfies, Peter Dee!

IMG_6429 Peter DeeTrying something new, I got a mic and asked Peter Dee (pictured) to do the honors as my red-carpet face man. It was nice having his optimistic energy (“Maybe we'll get Kylie and maybe Lindsay Lohan will show up!”) to temper my...own energy (“We'll never get Kylie. We'll be lucky if they remember to give us a spot.”)

We arrived early and discovered that my two spots on the carpet were non-existent. Score one point for the power of negative thinking. GLAAD knew I was supposed to be there, so squeezed me between a Howard Stern reporter (I had nightmares of stuttering insult questions, but he was a doll, very off-brand) and some lesbians who were having a blast. One of them told Peter, “It's like everyone in New York is 25.” Yes, it is.

IMG_6371 RollerenaNot everyone in NYC is 25: Ageless Disco Era icon Rollerena!

The carpet went fairly well; we were able to squeeze in interviews with most of the names we wanted (we missed Looking's Frankie J. Alvarez and Raul Castillo, had to skip Laura Prepon for Boy George, Natasha Lyonne bypassed everyone—boy, that GBF cast sure loves to promote their adorable movie!—didn't recognize country star Kacey Musgraves, another of the evening's performers, and never saw Emmy Rossum, Abigail Breslin, Chely Wright or Naomi Watts on the carpet), and a few interesting things happened, which is all you can ask for when you're not People, Us or, at this one event only, Logo and Instinct Magazine.

IMG_6397 boy georgeBoy George was in the pink while chatting with Mike Diamond.

The toughest get was Boy George. He caused a huge commotion when he arrived in what reminded me of a pink and red hat tip to Madonna's recent Colonel Sanders look, as if the photographers were going to make a mint off of posed Boy George photos. I think that no matter what he does or what year it is, Boy George is a real-deal icon of the '80s, and an original character, so he (you should pardon the expression) engenders genuine excitement.

I was not excited when his handler had him skip over three or four outlets only (mine included)—he did extensive interviews with the big press to my right and then also did long chats with everyone further down the carpet, inexplicably. Got his PR's attention and gestured that I just wanted one question. She said, “You can do photos.” I shook my head no; one question. He was doing stand-up comedy with some of these other outlets. It was nuts. She agreed, then ignored it when George continued down the carpet, further away.

So we just went to the end of the carpet and grabbed our one question. I was happy that we were able to ask about his recent Kylie and Madonna faux-quotes scandal, because he told us we were the only ones to ask it (hello, Kylie is at the event!) and he gave us a great take on the situation, was playful, noted the name of my site in relation to his own name and did a high-five. The only thing that would've made it better would be if he'd initially been steered to stop and talk to us like we existed in the first place. George himself was great. Good moment:

“Rubbish. And in fact, I knew someone was gonna ask me this. I sued the TETU Magazine and they've actually taken responsibility for printing...and they're gonna pay me some money as well, so I might buy a new hat...I'm here to give Kylie an award, and I've traveled a long way to do it. I've actually had four hours' sleep. If I didn't love her, I wouldn't be here, would I?”

I was personally psyched to speak with Swoosie Kurtz, and to have Peter ask her about her 1981-1982 TV series with Tony Randall, Love, Sidney. After all, that show—the first with a gay (albeit subtly) gay character as a lead—made her kinda like the first “Grace.” (The first “Jack” was “Mr. Mooney”! The first “Karen Walker” was Eva Gabor on Green Acres! I like this game...)

IMG_6376 Swoosie Kurtz

IMG_6377 Swoosie Kurtz
IMG_6378 Swoosie Kurtz

Swoosie-Kurtz Swoosie talked about Love, Sidney...yayyy!

Swoosie was pure class. When I admitted I, the cameraman, was the Love, Sidney fan, she said I must have been a very little boy (in truth, I'd been close to puberty).

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Apr 23 2014
Need To Know: An Actor With Character, Daddy Issues, The Daley Grind, Dammit Janet, Battle Of My Bulge + MORE! Comments (0)

Tumblr_mt8ssniJRy1qexeroo1_500Peace out

Boy-CultureMean Girls' Daniel Franzese comes out with a letter to the gay character he played.

Boy-CultureFather of the Year Christie was seen as too powerful to out as corrupt.

Boy-CultureAvril Lavigne is so much worse than her detractors ever feared.

Boy-CultureVERY MUCH TO MY VIKING: Alexander Ludvig & Clive Standen get shirtless.

Boy-CultureZac Efron off to London.

Boy-CultureKiss your asteroid good-bye.

Boy-CultureWalter Delmar's bangin' Sprummer 2014 Mix

Boy-CultureConor Collins creates a Tom Daley portrait using hateful tweets:

Conor-Collins-Tom-DaleyDaley struggle

Boy-CultureDamiana Garcia meets Barbra Streisand...kinda.

Boy-CultureDark gay Web series EastSiders looking for a 2nd season!

Boy-CultureNew site for all you gay daddies.

Boy-CultureJoyce DeWitt from Three's Company is 65 years old.

Boy-CultureThe Obamas remember DJ Frankie Knuckles.

Boy-CultureOprah's step-mom set to publish balls-out tell-all.

Boy-CultureThe days when Mark Harmon and Gregory Harrison were treated like meat.

Gregory-Harrison-Mark-HarmonThe need for Speedo

 
Apr 15 2014
Need To Know: We'll Always Have PARIS IS BURNING, F.U. Airways, Logo-Go Boys, MOTHERS Pay + MORE! Comments (0)

Paris-Is-Burning-Sharon-NeedlesSharon Needles, learning she isn't the first queen with a mummified body in her closet.

*widget boy cultureNew book on classic movie Paris Is Burning.

*widget boy cultureU.S. Airways shows disgruntled customer how to go eff herself.

*widget boy cultureGet attached to Logo's short-form series Montreal Boy: Some Strings Attached. Girl-gone-wild

*widget boy cultureMadonna does Buzzfeed, word-associates "Putin" with "gay."

*widget boy culture"Girl Gone Wild" is even gayer, more dance-oriented.

*widget boy cultureSky Ferreira is such a tease!

*widget boy cultureYES to this Quinn Jaxon video, NO to this one.

*widget boy cultureAaron Taylor-Johnson, undies model.

*widget boy culturePlease support The Mothers or they'll guilt you to death: 

*widget boy cultureGay Games driving some Cleveland Muslims crazy.

*widget boy cultureSome bookstores are actually thriving. How???

*widget boy cultureRobin Roberts still defending being glass-closeted for so long.

*widget boy cultureKansas City shooter also loathed gays.

*widget boy cultureThat laptop is a lucky bitch.

NakedLaptop...or lapbottom?

 
Apr 09 2014
Drama King Comments (0)

Hustling

Sebastian La Cause's Hustling Web series has taken the top prize at The 5th Annual Indie Series Awards in L.A. Congrats to all involved on some well-deserved honors!

 
Apr 05 2014
Dated Material: WALLFLOWERS Returns! Comments (0)

Wallflowers

Season 2 of the hilarious Wallflowers is here. The first episode is after the jump, and I hear that this season has lotsa eye candy.

Kinda like these shirtless fellers from the series...

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Mar 31 2014
I Know There's Something Going On Comments (0)

My-Gay-Roommate

The latest My Gay Roommate is all about coming out...

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Mar 11 2014
Holding Your GAYS: A Peek At The New LGBT Web Series Comments (0)

Gays

Are you watching Gays? It's a new Web series that vibes off of HBO's Girls, with its third and fourth episodes dropping within a week. From a press release:

"Following the release of a sexy teaser trailer, and the launch of a buzz generating social media blitz, Gays, a new half-hour original series about—you guessed it—a group of gay friends in New York City, premiered on January 12, 2014. The first two episodes went live at gaytheseries.com as well as on VIMEO, while cast, crew and the extended Gays family screened them at a packed premiere party...

"...Strategically timed to premiere the same day as HBO’s Girls, Gays continues to hope to reach a similar, if broader, crowd. Paying homage to, rather than spoofing, the HBO series, Gays is about four friends trying to make it in New York City. Though the lead characters can be defined as gay, the series aims to transcend labels, rather conveying the struggles that any group 20-something friends faces when living and working in NYC. Episodes three and four take us deeper into the lives of this relatable, flawed and funny group. The episodes will go live March 16, 2014."

Watch the first episode, after the jump...

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Feb 20 2014
Oh, Happy Gay Comments (0)

My-Gay-Roommate

A new episode of My Gay Roommate is here. Get naked and watch...

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Feb 17 2014
Need To Know: Flippin' Burger, Jinkx: The Documentary, Republican Fat Cats + MORE! Comments (0)

Submissions-OnlySubmissions possible

*widget boy cultureThe trailer for Season 3 of Submissions Only is funnier than most entire Web series. Gabriel-Burger

*widget boy cultureMy interview with It's What You'd Like To Be.

*widget boy cultureGabriel Burger looking hot in the wild.

*widget boy cultureUltimate Kraft Dinner with Tuna Sauce recipe.

*widget boy cultureJinkx Monsoon's new documentary!

*widget boy cultureRepublicans are bought and paid for by billionaires.

*widget boy cultureOFF THE MONEY: "You pay $1,000,000 in taxes, you get a million votes. How's that?"

*widget boy cultureAbove: Straight guys in a "Sticky Situation."

*widget boy cultureRussian diva on anti-gay laws: "They're not really about gay people."

*widget boy cultureHelen Gurley Brown helped keep Rosie O'Donnell in the closet for 10 extra years.

Helen-gurley-brownBrown-out

 
Feb 12 2014
Whoa, Dude Looks Like A Lady! Comments (0)

This week's episodes of Whoa, Dude! focus on drag queens (above) and daddies/bears (after the jump)...

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