Above: We've all been there!
Below: Keep reading for Madonna, Michael Jackson, Paula Abdul and also a lot of things that weren't around in the 80s — like a hot male model named Tim and India potentially decriminalizing gay sex...
PORTIS WASP: Find out what Tim (above) stands for. Or just ogle him while he stands there.
FILM LINC: Free screening of the always endearing Desperately Seeking Susan on Governors Island Friday!
KENNETH IN THE (212): True Sons is looking to die another gay.
EMMYS: Full list of nominees for the 70th Annual Emmys. Go, Handmaid's Tale! Go GLOW! (Betty Gilpin is amazing in that. I just wish Alison Brie would've gotten recognized.)
On the gay front, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story and its Darren Criss were acknowledged, rightfully. I think Finn Wittrock was great (also nominated) in that, but I thought Ricky Martin and Edgar Ramirez and Penelope Cruz were really stagey (they all got nominated). Judith Light deserves her nom, but where is Cody Fern? He was the best thing in it.
I want to be excited about the Emmys but Julia Louis-Dreyfus hasn't given us permission to have them yet.— Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) July 12, 2018
More on the gay angles later, but RuPaul's Drag Race scored!
NBC NEWS: As India's top court decides whether homosexuality will continue to be banned, one of its justices said homosexuality:
... is not an aberration, but a variation. Because of family pressures and societal pressures, they are forced to marry the opposite sex and it leads to bi-sexuality and other mental trauma.
Other than the bi shade, sounds positive. In related news, read up on the straight lady who helps arrange gay Indian marriages.
EBAY: Halston, Gucci, Fiorucci —he looks like a still, that man is dressed to kill ...
VJBRENDAN: Kathy Griffin's show is fantastic — and now, even if you can't attend, you can watch her hilarious opening clip!
NEWNOWNEXT: The semi-annual gay mag Hello Mr. is shuttering after five years. I always hate to see print endeavors disappear, but it's really hard out there — when I visit one of the last few magazine emporiums in NYC (where there used to be countless storefronts 10, 15 years ago), I now wonder how so many specialty publications even exist. With money from deep-pocketed luxury brands, yes, but — how long will even that last?
JOE.MY.GOD.: Papa John's John Schnatter, who is an anti-gay, anti-worker, racist goon, reminded everyone of the racist part the other day on a phone call about how to handle embarrassing slips of the tongue in a professional setting (really!) when he casually used the N-word. He has since resigned over it, so some good has come of his thoughtlessness. This moron with shoe-polished eyebrows will ride off into the sunset a kazillionaire, but as Dr. Seuss once wrote, just go.
DLISTED: Did Michael Jackson's doctor from hell just accuse MJ's now-dead dad of chemically castrating him in order to preserve his falsetto?! (He did just say that.)
OMG BLOG: Apparently, people are jonesing to pay good money to see Paula Abdul on a headlining tour. Knock yourselves out!
TALKING POINTS MEMO: Gazing upon Paul Manafort's new mug shot gives me joy: