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

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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.

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



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.




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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Img_0330Not totally built

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.


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...

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0120a7a5c1bf970b-400wiBorrowed nostalgia

THE PICTURES OF VERNON GRAY (2010): Why materialism isn't always greedy.

PreviewScreenSnapz001Escapism is delish, but only if you're sure what you're seeking to escape

GLACIAL PROFILING (2007): In which I manage to relate Tasti D-Lite (RIP) to my '80s teen angst.

THIS WAS THE NIGHT (2010): I finally locate the long-lost video of my drag performance as Samantha Fox!

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0120a511e443970b-400wiBay Culture

THE FOUR-DAYTRIPPERS (2009): San Francisco in words and pictures.

PreviewScreenSnapz001Self-portrait of the artist as an old man

PARTYBOY (2008): Turning 40. Sigh.

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MY ROXY HEART (2006): The day The Roxy went bankrupt. Plus, bisexual French guys'll break your heart and have cruddy aim.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e5519dcae38834-800wiThis guinea pig magically became a 16-pound dog!

PROMISES, PROMISES (2008): The first appearance of my four-legged offspring, Hyphen & Sash Rettenmund-Vélez.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e5537b65588833-500wiWe all scream

PRIDE/A DEEPER LOVE (2008): A journey home to Michigan, then a march in Manhattan.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e5520d5b898833-800wiI like it. "Ruff!"

ARE YOU OUTTA CONTROL? IS THAT DOG WALKING YOU? (2008): Bringing my dogs home.

Sc00008d24"Beady" ladies were just "all too awful," my friend and boss used to say

A FIGHT AT THE MUSEUM (2007): My late mentor's husband struggles to give away his family home.

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EXPELLING BEE (2008): The most inappropriate things I ever wrote for school.

Img_0287_2The gays go wild...for Mickey Mouse

BUTT PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN (2007): Our trip to Gay Days at Walt Disney World.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e5521d2da08833-800wiRun of the house

PUPPIES AS METAPHORS (2008): The Zen of Shih Tzu.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f277d248834-800wiThey had faces then, but who was looking at their faces?

WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS (2007): Erotic memories of my brushes with the Big Leaguers.

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BIRTH OF A SALESMAN (2006): Did you ever know I'm a natural-born capitalist?

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BRING BACK ALL OF THOSE HAPPY DAYS (2008): The charm of Easter remains hidden to me.

Img_0910Killing time

SECRET SHOTS (2008): My trip to Dallas, and to the site of JFK's murder.

Fair5_1Life's not fair, but The Fair was life

TAKING STOCK (2007): My first job—as a stockboy—helped me see what life had in store for me.

GgrandmaWhat a great great-grandma!

MO MO MO (2007): A journey to Missouri as a fat kid. Stuckey's was involved.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f54b4e98833-800wi"This won't help a bit..."

WELL HEALED (2006): Some of the doctors I've had were enough to make ya sick.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f3bf25b8834-800wiThere are some real nutjobs out there...on juries!

THE JURY IS OUT (2007): My experience on a jury was so horrible I can't believe it's been so long since it happened!

6a00d8341c2ca253ef010536e22357970c-200wiJustice is blind

LEGENDS OF THE FALL (2009): My next jury experience was better...kinda.

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LONG-DISTANCE RUNNER (2008): A peek at my youthful roomabilia.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0120a768da5e970b-400wiHow do I look?

ON THE FACE OF IT (2009): My project to have all my high school classmates do simple self-portraits.




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"CALL ME" (NO, SERIOUSLY!) (2005): My first post on this blog and still one of my favorites—it's about meeting Debbie Harry at an exclusive AOL Sessions taping for The Curse of Blondie, but it's about more than just that.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0134879e9dde970c-400wiI was given the red-carpet treatment

HAVEN'T WE MET? (2010): Celebrating my time with someone I've only met once—Madonna.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01538e227318970b-400wiLadies with an attitude


6a00d8341c2ca253ef012877a0eb5b970c-400wiIn the pink

HE WENT POP (2010): Freezing my ass off for some Mr. Brainwash freebies.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0128763684ba970c-400wiDressed for success

STRENGTH IN NUMBERS (2009): The A Single Man press day, with video.

ORANGE YOU GLAAD YOU CAME? (2010): Firsthand account of The 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0147e35afef8970bHis 'n' his bon-bons

SO TOTALLY GAY: THE 22ND ANNUAL GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS (2011): Catching Ricky with his lover, Ricky catching me.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0115700529e8970c-400wiI've got a Proposal for you...

WHITE NIGHT (2009): The story of how I got my favorite celebrity pic-with ever.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0133efd35d85970b-400wiThis was Real exciting

I FELT THE MAGIC (2010): My second meeting with Belinda Carlisle.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01539118b72d970b-400wi"We're all dreamers, we're all whores"

GO-GOING, GO-GOING, GONE-GONE (2011): Meeting the Go-Go's!

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f7793fd8833-800wiA peek at Parting Glances

"IT WAS ALL AT ONCE...EVERY WHICH WAY!" (2007): A review of Parting Glances and of Outfest's event celebrating its restoration.

A GAY OLD TIME (2009): Mixing it up with Arthur Laurents.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01156f431836970c-400wiMaripol gave Madonna her material, girl!

THE LOOK OF LOVE (2009): Meeting Maripol.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0162fc2534ba970dMadonna and I were Validated!

YES, ICON (2009): Meeting with Liz Rosenberg...could ya die???

PreviewScreenSnapz002"No pictures, please!"

KATHY'S CHOICE: MY THREESOMES vs. MARCUS WELBY S&MD (2009): A fun but frustrating meet-up with Kathy Griffin.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0148c7ca4598970cRivers ran shallow...but that was the idea

HOW DARE SHE! (2011): Seeing and meeting Joan Rivers.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef014e600b6446970c-400wiBrandon looks good walking in either direction, or sideways


6a00d8341c2ca253ef014e8a69a249970d-400wiOn your Mark


6a00d8341c2ca253ef013488a140fd970cYes, she sparkled

IT WAS A DARK AND STORMY HILTON... (2010): Visiting the Chiller Theatre Expo with Barbara Eden, the cast of Dallas and tons more OMG-listers.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01543214677f970cAre you a Mark man?

"HE'S INSIDE ME": CHILLER THEATRE OF THE ABSURD (2011): Another foray into the horrifying world of Chiller.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01543686516f970c-400wiHe later signed a pic of his dick

SNOW JOKE: THE CHILLER THEATRE THAT FROZE MY HEART (2011): A trip to a third-world country ends badly.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef014e6083105c970c-400wiHis incredible ass later made "Ends of the World"

THE "HI!" PRICE OF FAME: MAKING A CAMEO AT THE HOLLYWOOD SHOW (2011): Meeting and greeting some stars of yesterday-once-more.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef014e89fa7dbf970d-400wiI wish Maxwell was not for ladies only

NOT FOR LADIES ONLY: IT'S HOLLYWOOD SHOWTIME! (2011): Probably my fave autograph-show outing.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef015436169c56970c-400wiHim Tarzan, me horny

"AT MY AGE? ARE YOU KIDDING?": HOLLYWOOD SHOW & TELL (2011): A show where the vendors were as fun as the stars.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e551ea9eee8833-800wiIt was a prize-winning experience

WHAT HAPPENS AT MISS USA DOESN'T STAY AT MISS USA (2008): Things can get pretty/ugly at beauty pageants.

DEBBIE REYNOLDS: SINGIN' THROUGH THE PAIN (2009): We were half the age of everyone else in the room...and Debbie knew it.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef014e60814d7e970cShe does a mean Madonna

SHE WHIPS HER HEROINE BACK AND FORTH: A REVIEW OF NADYA GINSBURG'S MADONNALOGUES (2011): The best and wickedest Madonna impersonator...and so much more.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0147e37f130e970b-400wiQuite a feet

ON THE DRAG: THE 25TH ANNUAL NIGHT OF 1,000 GOWNS (2011): Costume drama!


6a00d8341c2ca253ef0115701434a9970cThe spiritual godfather of Madonna's Susan

"LET'S GO TO THE MOVIES...A DOUBLE FEATURE?" (2009): Screening Smithereens and Desperately Seeking Susan with director Susan Seidelman.

THE MOVIE-MAGIC CLUB (2010): My surreal time at the Desperately Seeking Susan 25th-anniversary screening.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0120a59b78f4970cNo photo op...can I forgive them?

THEY WERE ALWAYS ON MY MIND (2009): Meeting and enjoying the Pet Shop Boys.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef013486aacd2c970cNervous titters as I asked her to sign a nipple-exposing poster

WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN?: PLATINUM BLONDIE IN THE FLESH (2010): Meeting Debbie Harry for the third time.



PreviewScreenSnapz001I had the fever for porn, for Madonna and for Jon-Erik Hexum

AN OBSESSION IS BORN (2009): One of my best posts about my obsession with...obsession.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0148c77cf085970c-400wiHung up, hung up by you

WALL TO WALL (2011): More specifically about my obsession with posters.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01157223317e970b-400wiThe i-stardom movement is upon us

IT'S IN THE iSTARS: IN 15 MINUTES, WE'LL ALL BE FAMOUS (2009): One of my best essays. Top three.

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THE TRUTH IS NOT MALICIOUS UNLESS YOU ARE LIVING A LIE (2007): The Thomas Roberts Affair, one of my first backlash backhands.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e5540ec1d28834-400wiStriking poses

MADONNA: HINDSIGHT IS 50/50 (2008): My never-completed series meant to compare Madonna, at age 50, to 50 other famous women when they were the same age. Should've been a book for all the effort!

6a00d8341c2ca253ef010535faf115970c-400wiKimspiracy theories

WILDE AT HEART (2008): An out-of-nowhere tribute to Kim Wilde.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0105370dca2b970bHe has the right stuff

DIDN'T I (BLOW YOU THIS TIME)? (2009): This passing along of the news about Jonathan Knight being gay went viral.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef010536e7c39e970c-400wiWhose knife is it anyway?

AND LIKE A CASTLE IN THE SAND, YOU HAD TO FALL APART (2009): Probably my favorite piece on Madonna and plastic surgery—and as you know, I've written lots of 'em.

Looker3_1They're killing all the beautiful girls

UNFUNNY FACE (2006): Is Looker the best movie ever made?

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f245d6f8833-800wiChastity, get IN HERE!

DON'T CALL IT A COMEBACK (2007): Why Britney Spears sucks. Forever. Times infinity. 

SafariScreenSnapz002Birth of an icon

MADONNA & PRINTS (2009): The amazing Madonna prints I was—and am still (some left)—selling.

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HARD TIMES (2009): The death of gay porn magazines. (Some are coming back soon!)

6a00d8341c2ca253ef014e600ebdbd970cEnd credits

REFLECTIONS IN A VIOLET EYE: ELIZABETH TAYLOR DIES AT 79 (2011): The biggest living star fades out.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01127903c4b528a4-400wiThe sun sets (and always shines) on Morten Harket

TOTALLY AWESOME '80S: AN a-ha MOMENT (2009): Musings on Morten.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef014e870b085a970d-400wiMissing you

"I'VE GOT A THEORY THAT YOU SHOULD DO EVERYTHING BEFORE YOU DIE"—RIP FARLEY GRANGER (2011): It bugs the hell out of me that I never met Farley Granger.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0120a55d57d3970bGranted, he was the hottest guy ever

CHAN THE MAN'S PRIZE-WINNING CAN (2009): Frustratingly, images of Channing Tatum's stripper days gave me what were for a long time the most hits the site's ever gotten.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef015432793ea2970c-400wiVoyage, voyage

RE: RUNS (2011): My "gone too soon" TV candidates.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0154340a3fd6970c-400wiFur real!

BROW WOW WOW (2011): I love your eyebrows, too, Joe.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f63306b8833-800wiKiss and tell

HAPPY ENDINGS (2006): The internet makes it hard to keep secrets, but it makes it easy to tell them, too!

PreviewScreenSnapz001Choosing cash over the sash

BOTTOM'S REMORSE (2008): Maybe I just like the title, but this juicy exposé of a Mr. World turned pornstar did rack up the views.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01538ea53f5e970b-400wiMilkin' it

POP QUIZ: VIDEOS THAT KILLED (2011): Totally awesome '80s!

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PRETEND IT'S 1978 AND YOU'RE STRAIGHT (2008): Of Matt Dillon and Debralee Scott.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef015432977a13970c-400wiDude looks like Lady

WORSHIPING AT GAGA'S ELECTRIC CHAPEL: HAUS MUSIC ALL NIGHT LONG (2011): A fun promo event for one of the year's biggest albums.

Bette-midler-angry-1Losing Bette

THE HANGING OFFENSES OF BETTE MIDLER (2005): My second-ever post, also recycled from a 2004 essay, was this hit piece on the not-always-Divine Miss M. Have my opinions softened? Somewhat.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef015436a3370f970c-400wiPeruvian Princess

FOR THE BIRDS (2005): Why Yma Sumac is better than Laguna Beach. (Note: She passed away in 2008.)

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e554f95af78834My terms of endearment for Jennifer Jones

LISOLETTE-DOWN (2008): Me and Mrs. Jones.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0147e2a585e5970b-400wiPlaying around


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AS I AM, YOU WILL BE (2008): Madonna's chameleon ways under the microscope.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0147e2f3dae8970b-400wiHandy man

GOTTA HAND IT TO ZAC (2011): The mere rumor of Zac Efron being gay got me 20,000 hits.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f975d998833-800wiHe was a male stripper in a go-go bar

HE'S GOT THE PART (2007): There's something about Marcus Patrick...oh, wait, I know what it is.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f2227de8833-800wiYes, slur, that's my baby

SUPERFAG (2007): That gay joke from Vince Vaughn's new flick is quaint compared to this shit.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f59d29e8834-800wiMadonna, hostess with the mostest

THE DIVA, THE DANCE FLOOR & HER WARDROBE (2005): Fame as a virus.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01157039413b970b-400wiWho, me?

HARVEY MILKING IT (2009): My first stab at defending Perez Hilton.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0115708517f7970cDead wrong

THE DEATH OF "PEREZ HILTON" (2009): My second and best stab at defending Perez Hilton, but it goes way beyond exploring Mario-bashing.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0120a5e1c720970cThat's my boys

TOTALLY AWESOME '80s: SHOOTING PARTY (2009): A predilection for pop perfection.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54faaafcf8834-800wiHot hoofer

ACTION JACKSON (2007): This post on Cheyenne Jackson in reFRESH got me oodles of hits. My scans are the main ones from this mag seen all over the 'Net to this day.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f53d8898833-800wiMadonna's very first time

ISLAND OF LOST SOUL (2006): First-hand info on Madonna's Island Magazine cover.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f1eb8608834-800wiGay movies? The Quad is in the mix

SCREENING QUEENS (2007): Are gay movies usually crappy? Or are gay people just crappy at supporting them?

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f21fbad8834-800wiLard magic

DIVINE INTERVENTION (2007): My fascination with famous corpses.

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QUAID MAKES ME RANDY (2008): Shirtless shots of buff Dennis Quaid became an Internet sensation thanks to my scans.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f31e6108834-800wiWhere Kevin James goes, (unintentional!!!) homophobia follows

TRUNZO IS DUNZO (2007): Star Magazine implying gay people aren't quite right? Not normal!

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MADONNA, OVER EASY (2006): This simple post, calling attention to Madonna's infamous egg movie from high school, was what got me my first Towleroad (and only Boing Boing) link.


AND JILL CAME TUMBLING AFTER (2009): The death of Farrah Fawcett.

TwinsBrothers, but not in law

WHICH TWIN HAS THE BONER? (2008): I was first with pictures from outlaw twin brothers Keyontyli and Teleon Goffney, who along with committing robbery had earlier performed twincest for porn mags.



6a00d8341c2ca253ef013488ae32e9970c-400wiShould I stay or should I go now?


6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e55386e2708833Crist for the mill

FLORIDA'S GOVERNOR ENGAYGED: DOES THIS COUNT AS "GAY MARRIAGE?" (2008): Charlie Crist is gay. Really, really gay.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e5503134a98834-800wiThere's always 2012...

HOW DO I LOVE THEE? LET ME COUNT THE GAYS... (2008): The gay affair with Hillary Clinton.

Flag_basingAre gays our own worst enemies? Or is it the fags we need to fear?

WORDS, THEY CUT LIKE A KNIFE (2008): Rejecting anti-gay slurs is not being PC.

Aids_ribbon3Barebacking is not your friend

SEROPERVERSION: TWISTED LOGIC & HIV (2008): Being judgmental is underrated.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01157132f146970bDykes on bikes? Likes!

ILL WILL & GRACELESS (2009): Why it's wrong to think flamboyant homosexuality is damaging our movement.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e554eff2a28834It breeds!

PREGNANT PAUSE (2008): Remember how liberals were made to feel dirty for questioning Sarah Palin's questionable behavior while pregnant? And how conservatives were made to feel dirty for questioning Barack Obama's status as an American? Who gave it up and who's still not backing down?

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0147e0edb98f970bHe has my vote in '12...easily

IT GOT BETTER (2010): DADT goes bye-bye.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e554e2e7d28834Hail, Mary, full of disgrace

SARAH PALIN = SPIRO AGNEW + HARRIET MIERS (2008): Aw, she'll never last...

6a00d8341c2ca253ef010535eb3b36970b-400wiWhoopi-tee-doo & Kate, too!

THE MARRYING KIND (2008): That fabulously spontaneous anti-Prop 8 march in NYC.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f7bf7138834-800wiMadonna's motherhood on trial

OY, MOTHER (2006): Proof positive that Andrea Peyser is just a douche.

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PLANET OUT (2007): The debate over labeling involving two magazines on in-the-life support.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef010534a4fe07970cIf 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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MY REALITY IS I AM (NOT) A GAY AMERICAN (2007): Flushing out the Larry Craig affair.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e554c63eeb8834Speech therapy

ALL TIME HIGH (2008): When it was still okay to love Barack Obama.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0147e24d04ad970b-400wiAs 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.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f1bcfae8833-800wi"Wanna go skinny-dippin'?"

OUTRAGE (2007): Barebacking, my great white whale.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54fb099b28834-800wiOprah's Favorite Thing

STANDING O (2007): Was Oprah keeping it real in choosing O over Hill?

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.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f1a6dce8833-800wiAlso: Are you a kitten and don't want to be?

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT (2007): I used that title a lot, apparently! This time, it's to kvetch about an infamous ex-gay.




BARE ESSENTIALS (2008): I'll never forget my first, Matthew Morrison-dominated Broadway Bares.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0115704d548e970cMust be the money

EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT ROTATION (BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK) (2009): My second Broadway Bares was even more bare, if that's possible.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0133f189d0e9970bI actually do know him from Adam—Adam Fleming, that is

IF YOU LIKED IT THEN YOU SHOULDA PUT A HOTEL ON IT: BROADWAY BARES XX—STRIP-OPOLY (2010): My latest excursion into the meat market.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0147e3be7b0e970bThe world's second coolest Matt

FLYING SOLO—A VIDEO REVIEW OF BROADWAY BARES: SOLO STRIPS (2011): The most luscious dancers taking it all off for charity.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef014e894635e5970d-400wiBroadway Bares-backer




6a00d8341c2ca253ef01156f736459970c-400wiI love her "LoveGame"

LADY GAGA LIVE: PAPARAZZI DON'T PREACH (2009): My first GaGa show, and I went GaGa for her.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef012877122ca8970c-400wiSo bloody good

SUCH AN INNNTERESTING MONSTER (2010): My favorite GaGa show.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e5534d3fb98834-800wiThe original Cyn

CHANGE OF ART (2008): To 'the Brink with Cyndi Lauper.

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ABOUT A BOY (2009): A review of the film Chris & Don.

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SKELETON KEYS (2011): Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" video went all out.


YOU HAD TO LAUGH (2008): The first time I saw Kathy Griffin's stand-up act, it was falling-down funny.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e554ec5e1a8833Do I like Equus? Of course, of course.

FULL-FRONTAL GALLOP (2008): I still think Equus got shafted.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f6fe2758834-800wiMy best concert experiences so far were in 2006 at MSG inches from this lady

SUPERWOMAN RETURNS (2006): My first of several reviews of Madonna's Confessions Tour.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01157000839b970c-400wiBern', baby, Bern'!

BERNHARD: WITH A VENGEANCE (2009): Seeing Sandra Bernhard's 20th anniversary Without You I'm Nothing.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef015391ccc4f4970b-400wiGotta hand it to them


6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e553bbf5ad8833-400wiThe kid stays in the picture (every chance he gets)

AS I AM YOURS, YOU ARE MINE (2008): Assessing Christopher Ciccone's savage memoir about his sister.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef014e881e4632970d-400wiLarry Kramer's love note to reason

"WE'RE LIVING THROUGH WAR": A REVIEW OF THE NORMAL HEART (2011): One of the best things I've ever seen.

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INTO AFRICA (2008): The NYC premiere of Madonna's I Am Because We Are.

SafariScreenSnapz001...and I disliked it!

I DISSED A GIRL (2008): In which Katy Perry's charms elude me.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e552b0bfae8834-800wiAnd Gilles Marini had a great, big, juicy part

IT WAS GOOD (FOR ME) (2008): I actually liked the first Sex and the City movie.


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HOLLYWOOD STARFUCKER (2011): Bill Dakota's life as a metaphor.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f4dfe178833-800wiThe performance was Fein

HOLLYWOOD & FINE (2006): A quirky review of The Little Dog Laughed, co-starring Fran Drescher.

6a00d83452955169e201156f14718d970c-800wiWrangler's got a dangler

THERE'S A LINE BETWEEN LOVE AND FASCINATION (2008): A review of Wrangler, a documentary about the now deceased porn legend.

Kevin-SessumsSissies are not always pussies

CLASS IN SESSUMS (2008): My take on the Kevin Sessums memoir Mississippi Sissy.

Deena_2Granted, Jennifer Hudson's perf was a fluke...

DREAMGIRLS (2006): My favorite film of the year had Beyoncé in it???

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e553a8d77a8833Yay, Team Moyet!


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THE TELL-SOME AUTOBIO (2007): Farley Granger's memoir teases without going all the way.

2Women in love

NOTES ON A SCANDAL (2006): A terrific film, and this review brought me to the attention of Joe.My.God. 

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e55346208e8834-500wiHomosexuality rocks!

EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW WAVE AGAIN (2008): True Colors was a true delight.

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WONDER NEVER CEASES (2007): I paid good money to hear Lynda Carter sing.

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EATING OUT 2: SLOPPY SECONDS (2006): A review of the film I called an unlikely "guilty treasure."

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YOU ARE WHAT YOU DON'T EAT (2009): The day I stopped eating red meat and pork.

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MADONNA: STICKY/SWEET (2008): My first and second impressions of Madonna's most recent tour.


FEELING SUPER-DUPER (2011): Finally getting to see my pal Simon Curtis perform live!

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0120a66002ae970b-400wiMama knocked you out

I FOUND GOD IN MYSELF/AND I LOVED HER/LOVED HER FIERCELY: A REVIEW OF PRECIOUS (2009): A hard-to-take movie was easy to choose as one of the year's best.

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DO WHAT YOU USED TO DO (2008): Blondie's amazing Parallel Lines Tour.

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THE BLACK DAHLIA (2006): A review of Brian De Palma's over-the-top, underwhelming film and a laundry list of what I love and hate about the filmmaker.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0120a6349728970c-400wiMadonna-lite years

LIKE-ON: THE DEVIL I DIDN'T KNOW (2009): What happens when a Kylie Minogue hater sees her live show.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef012875d13eb0970cFirth and foremost

EVERY SINGLE, SOLITARY THING: A REVIEW OF A SINGLE MAN (2009): A movie that really moved me.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef010535e464ee970bBirthday boy Harold gets to blow out the candles and blow his gift

WHO IS HE? WHO WAS HE? WHO DOES HE HOPE TO BE? (2008): My affection for The Boys in the Band is never on the verge of "turning!"

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e551fffd6a8833-800wiSweet surrender

HARD CANDY REVIEWED: GIVE ME A CHANCE TO GROW AND I'LL TAKE IT (2008): More thought than anyone's given Hard Candy...even Madonna!

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f9c442e8833-800wiRosie's Barbara-wired defense

THE VIEW HAS TWO FACES (2007): A review of Rosie O'Donnell's Celebrity Detox.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f59df808834-800wiMadonna gets it together

CONFESSIONS ON A DANCE FLOOR BY MADONNA (2005): My track-by-track of Madonna's most recent masterpiece.


EVIL WOMAN (2007): Assessing Debbie Harry's solo CD Necessary Evil...perhaps too kindly. Haven't listened to it since.

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DON'T PRETEND YOU'RE NOT HUNGRY: MADONNA AT ROSELAND (2008): The one where I almost killed a girl at a Madonna concert. 



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JUST FOR KICKS: AN INTERVIEW WITH MR. BROADWAY, MICHAEL CUSUMANO (2011): The one question I didn't ask him was the one question anyone would want to ask upon seeing this cutie.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef014e8a5cf1c5970dA young man who learned the term "lightning rod" fast


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DREAMBOY: AN INTERVIEW WITH MARCO DAPPER (2006): He now thinks the country is going "Socialist," but he's still nice to look at.

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ANONYMOUS SEX: AN INTERVIEW WITH BLACK SPARK (2011): The barebacking (con?) artist speaks.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef015391c6f08b970b-400wiI don't often do this...


6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f0b581b8833-800wiGay directors don't discriminate between "CUT!" and "UNCUT!"

FAG IN A BLACK LEATHER JACKET: AN INTERVIEW WITH BOY CULTURE DIRECTOR Q. ALLAN BROCKA (2007): My Q&A with the guy responsible for integrating and interpreting my novel for the big screen.

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TOWARD THE SPOTLIGHT: AN INTERVIEW WITH BOY CULTURE'S DARRYL STEPHENS (2007): Quizzing one of the nicest and smartest actors you'll ever meet.

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TRUSTING THE FALL: AN INTERVIEW WITH BOY CULTURE'S JONATHON TRENT (2007): Only Jonathon could play both guileless "Joy" in Boy Culture and Andrew Cunanan—as he later did—convincingly.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0148c7dccdde970cAs a Tumblr would say, "Fuck yeah, Gavin Creel!"

THE CREEL DEAL (2011): Chatting with Broadway babe Gavin Creel.

Frederick_weller_43_photo_joan_marcA flashback to my East Village "date" with Frederick Weller

TAKE ME OUT OF THE CLOSET (2007): Aka, "I used to have Frederick Weller's phone number."

6a00d8341c2ca253ef014e5f200107970c-400wiJust Cause

CAUSE CELEBRE—A REVIEW OF SAL MINEO: A BIOGRAPHY AND INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR (2011): A book I couldn't down and a Q&A with a guy who's helped preserve a man's legacy.


THE TWINKIE DEFENSE: AN INTERVIEW WITH COURTNEY BURR (2011): A fascinating man opens up about his unique connection to a late, great gay artist.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0154325d3a14970c-400wiSal would've approved

VAL MINEO: AN INTERVIEW WITH VAL LAUREN (2011): Meet the actor bringing Sal Mineo back to life.