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Dec 21 2017
Bo-! Bo-! Bo-! + Internship From Hell + Rex Reed's Nasty New Goof + Goddard Accused By 8 Men Of Molestation + Mariah's Triumph — 6-PACK! Comments (0)

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More of Pietro below, along with Rex Reed's latest embarrassing review, Mariah's new/old Top 10 smash, and news about eight former child actors who've now alleged Gary Goddard abused them ...

GAY FLESHBOT: Pietro Boselli makes for a most appealing I've-got-a-secret Santa!

NY TIMES: Indonesia is cracking down on gay men, arresting them in record numbers:

In Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority country, homosexuality has generally been tolerated, if marginalized. But that began to change last year, when the authorities, under pressure from right-wing Islamic groups, started arresting gay men in what experts say are unprecedented numbers, raiding not just bars and saunas but hotel rooms and private apartments.

10-92erasuremeDeino during a positive moment of his internship in the early '90s — meeting Erasure (Image via Daryl Deino)

OBSERVER: Writer Daryl Deino remembers an incident of attempted abuse at work while an intern at Chicago's B96 in 1992. It was violent, and he fended it off — but it still affected his life tremendously in ways he is now able to fully understand:

I should have quit right then and there, but wanted to see the internship to the end. I also feared that by having nowhere to go in the morning, I’d end up going through with ending my life.

My behavior changed. I was rude and sometimes violent. After the internship ended in the Winter of 1993, I found the cold weather and the long Chicago winter exacerbating my feelings of depression and shame. Substitute teaching offered some solace for a time, but eventually the young children came to remind me only of a more innocent time in my life. I even got plastic surgery done on my nose, thinking it would make me feel like a different person than the one I was ashamed of.

As the weather got warmer, I began going out late at night—hanging out at the lakefront. I began obsessively weightlifting, which became obvious in my appearance. My mom thought I was on drugs. My brother thought I was on steroids. And my friends were simply concerned. I certainly wasn’t the same person I was a year earlier.

BILLBOARD: Mariah Carey's “All I Want for Christmas Is You” hits the U.S. Top 10 for the first time.

Screen-shot-2017-09-14-at-9-49-54-am1Reed was ripping into Shape. (Image via Fox Searchlight)

INDIEWIRE: Fine. So vile critic Rex Reed (who is openly gay) hated The Shape of Water, one of the most acclaimed films of 2017. But can he at least not mix up the name of the director with that of a famous actor? And can he not mix up their nationalities? His reviews often read as if he hasn't watched the movie at all.

LA TIMES: Hollywood producer Gary Goddard has now been accused of sexual abuse for at least eight actors who, as boys, worked with him. They include Anthony Edwards, whose gut-wrenching story of abuse at Goddard's hands inspired others to come forward with allegations. One of them, Bret Nighman, also wrote a touching, haunting remembrance of that time in his life for Medium.

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