343 posts categorized "AGING"

May 02 2024
Gay New York In The 1970s And 80s Comments (0)

Screenshot 2024-05-02 at 10.23.58 AMI think he sold 12" ... records. (Images via Facebook)

If you're a gay man of a certain age, you might want to look at the Facebook group Gay New York in the 1970s and 80s.

It serves as both a walk down memory lane and a fun then-and-now gallery of guys proudly showing off what unattainable hotties they were, at a time when at least some of them felt they weren't anything special.

The group is also a historical repository that is creeping into AIDS Memorial territory, in the sense that it is rife with one-of-a-kind photos and stories.

Oh, and if anyone has Michael's Thing, Where It's At, David (Florida) and similar '70s and '80s gay publications they don't want — HIT ME UP.

Michaels-thing-boyculture(Images by Matthew Rettenmund)

May 01 2024
Sam Phillips Promotes Testicular Cancer Awareness + Columbia Arrests + Dems Win Special Election In New York + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Richard Kline, Larry from Three's Company, is inspiring at 80.

BELOW: Keep reading for testicular awareness, Columbia arrests, Dems kick ass in special N.Y. election ...

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Apr 29 2024
Chiller Theatre 2024: Do NOT Touch William Shatner Comments (0)

CharoCharo is full-service! (All images by or courtesy of Matthew Rettenmund, unless noted)

If you've read my site for a long while — it is officially 19 years old in November — you may recall my past penchant for attending autograph shows and dissecting all my celebrity and fan encounters.

I started these journeys 13.5 years ago, at first telling myself it was for research on a screenplay I always wanted to write (I finished it — any producers wanna read it?), but soon realizing I was of it, not above it. I made each visit a costly, no-holds-barred endeavor, during which I would meet 10-20 stars in order to take photos and document the weird, wild world for BoyCulture.com.

*chillerChiller's program; glam, men's room-adjacent signage and teeming crowds

The last time I went to one was Chiller Theatre five (!) years ago. Cheryl Ladd was the main attraction, and was one of the best celeb interactions I'd ever had at one of these things. Then COVID hit and that, coupled with fatigue at having been to at least 15 shows, led to my early retirement.

It also needs to be said that I had already met many dozens of stars, and there were few truly exciting prospect left alive who would actually do a show!

Dabney ColemanSick day (Image via Chiller Theatre)

This year, having ogled Chiller's lists every time, I immediately decided I'd go when I saw that Dabney Coleman, 92, was on the list. Dabney, 92, had apparently never done a show, and he was such a link to the past (a 60-year career) and to 9 to 5, on just about every gay man's Top 10 list of all time. I couldn't resist. I bought a lobby card and began gaming out who else I would want to see ... and how I would get there. (The train from NYC sucks.)

In the meantime, Dabney canceled on doctor's orders, which is ominous, so I mailed him the lobby card and will cross my fingers for him and for me.

Still, when a very kind Facebook friend offered to chauffeur me out to Parsippany, New Jersey, I knew I had to go, in spite of not wanting to spend the money, in spite of not loving how I look (which is a real consideration when the trip is about selfies). So, bright and early on Saturday, April 27, 2024, off we went.

Donald Fullilove IMG_2416Donald Fullilove, 65, was workin' the parking lot!

The event, held at the Hilton Parsippany, was crowded. My friends informed me it had been quieter in recent years, but 2024 seems to represent a bit of a comeback. (Well, quiet isn't really the word for a show that endured a bomb threat and a groping spree, but let's just say that COVID had kept at least some percentage of the fanboys and -girls away.)

This time, it was packed.

The stars are positioned throughout the hotel, some in the main lobby, some in rooms off the main lobby, others squirreled away in halls and in hotel rooms. I can't fathom how normie guests deal with such a thing — it must be maddening! — but the pool was undisturbed, whether by conventioneers, exhausted celebs or anyone else.

Minus Dabney, I had a list of must-gets and a longer list of people about whom I was at least somewhat curious, but at the top of the list were Cybill Shepherd (who has never done a show), Charo (a living legend I knew I had to get while she was on the East Coast), Dylan McDermott (hello, hot) and Madonna-satellite stars Rosanna Arquette and Griffin Dunne, both of whom I have met, but it never hurts to double up.

Dylan McDermottLeather jacket love American Horror Story

Dylan McDermott, 62

The first person we grabbed was Dylan, and this was because he was on our way to Rosanna and because his line was reasonable. Out of everyone at the show, he was IMO the most surprising guest, in that he is youngish and still working a lot. However, as I tell all my friends who are agog that relevant stars do shows like Chiller, it amounts to traveling to a hotel free and being told for three days that you are fucking amazing, then walking away with $10,000+.  Someone like Dylan might make a lot more; he certainly had a good turnout.

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Apr 26 2024
Queer, Black Columbia Student Calls For Zionists To Be Murdered, Apologizes + Biden Interviewed By Howard Stern + CABARET Roasted + Vanessa Williams's Musical Return + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)
@boyculturedotcom Kathy Bates was 42 IRL. #kathybates #friedgreentomatoes #moviequotes #aging ♬ original sound - Matthew Rettenmund/BoyCulture

ABOVE: You know it's true.

BELOW: Queer, Black Columbia student roasted for calling for the murder of Zionists, Biden chats with Howard Stern and more ...

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Apr 04 2024
Boys On Film + Hunter Schafer Rejects Trans Roles + Nebraska's Far-Right Power Grab For Trump + RIP Christopher Durang + MORE! — 6-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Her true colors are (still) shining through.

BELOW: Keep reading for hot boys in love, a trans contrarian and more ...

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Mar 31 2024
Bathroom Bulge + Ageless Ernie Hudson + Caitlyn Jenner Turns On All (Other) Trans Folk + Ross Lynch Shows Off + MORE! — 6-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Imagine the Marinaro sauce.

BELOW: Big bulges, ageless Ernie Hudson and more ...

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Mar 22 2024
GOLDEN GIRLS Reboot Debunked + Elizabeth Berkley Gets Emotional Over SHOWGIRLS Love + Drake & Josh + MORE! — 6-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: I love how he adjusts his butt like it's a prop.

BELOW: Keep reading for the fake Golden Girls reboot, Tennessee vs. AI and more ...

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Jan 09 2024
Sweaty, See-Through Shorts + Santos Enters Flop Era + France Gets Young, Gay PM + MORE! — 6-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: A rare actor from Hollywood's Golden Age who sported back hair (sometimes).

BELOW: Keep reading for sweaty ass, Santos in his flop era and more ...

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