502 posts categorized "AIDS"

Aug 08 2020
Disney+ Streams HOWARD, About The Gay Lyricist Who Gave A Mermaid Her Voice Comments (0)

Howard-ashman-gay-aids-disney-plus-boyculture-documentary“To our friend Howard, who gave a mermaid her voice and a beast his soul ... ” (Image via Disney+)

Streaming from August 7 on Disney+, Howard is a documentary about the late, great Howard Ashman (1950-1991), the playwright and lyricist whose genius work on The Little Mermaid (1989) and Beauty and the Beast (1991) made him a Disney legend ahead of his untimely death from AIDS complications.

Watch the trailer below ...

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Aug 04 2020
GAME OF BONES + Black Family Cuffed + Trump Dithers On COVID-19 Stats + Unreleased Tom Moulton Mixes + MORE! —12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: You can still watch Broadway Bares, but you'll need to take a rain check on “Rotation.”

BELOW: Keep reading for a Fire island gay old time, Kit Harington's adjustment, Trump's most doddering interview yet and more ...

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Jul 29 2020
Remembering Artie: An Appreciation Of Pioneering Gay Filmmaker Arthur J. Bressan Jr. Comments (0)

Arthur-bressan-gay-boycultureArthur J. Bressan Jr. — May 27, 1943-July 28, 1987 (Image via Facebook)

The following is an appreciation of pioneering gay filmmaker Arthur J. Bressan Jr. (May 27, 1943-July 29, 1987) written by LGBT historian Michael Bronski:

Editor’s Note: One of the pioneers of independent gay cinema in the 1970s and ‘80s, Arthur J. Bressan Jr. is best known for his devastating 1985 drama, Buddies (the first feature film about AIDS) and his groundbreaking 1977 film Gay USA (the first documentary by and about LGBT people). Working across multiple genres including documentary, narrative, adult and short-form filmmaking, Bressan’s boldness and artistry as a writer-director earned him both acclaim and controversy over the course of his decade-long filmmaking career. Bressan died of AIDS in 1987. The majority of his films have long been unavailable. The Bressan Project is currently undertaking efforts to preserve and make them available once again and has now re-released Buddies, Gay USA and his 1974 debut feature, Passing Strangers. Bressan’s 1979 feature Forbidden Letters will also be available via the PinkLabel.tv platform starting August 22.

Artie Bressan and I were friends. The sort of friends that did not see one another a lot — we lived in different cities — but who kept in touch frequently. When he came to Boston, usually to promote a new film, he always stayed with my lover Walta Borawski and me in our Harvard Square rent-controlled apartment. We hung out the few times I visited San Francisco in the late 1970s and he took delight in introducing me to his favorite places, from Hamburger Mary’s to used record shops. (I had already discovered the plethora of backroom bookshops on Castro Street.)

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Jul 16 2020
Jake Picking By Sharon Stone + Chrissy Teigen vs. Trolls + Fools' Golddigger + Sebastian Bach Slams Trump + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: And I've held on to this clipping ever since.

BELOW: Keep reading for Hollywood's Jake Picking, Chrissy Teigen vs. pedogate trolls, the hack to end all hacks (or was it a dry run?) and more ...

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Jul 02 2020
Ghislaine Maxwell Arrested + Remembering Stephen Stucker + Gay Commish Voted Out + Dr. Birx Don't Need No Mask + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: I don't look like this anymore.

BELOW: Keep reading for the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell, an armed Karen, the late Stephen Stucker and more ...

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Jun 20 2020
Second Pass: Your Chance To Revisit The Erotic Classic PASSING STRANGERS Comments (0)

PASSING STRANGERS-bressan-gay-boyculture-SFW-HR(Image via PinkLabel.tv)

Any filmmaker would be lucky to be remembered with a project devoted to the preservation and promotion of their films, and we're lucky one exists for Arthur J. Bressan Jr.

Bressan was Buddies-gay-bressan-boyculture a pioneering gay indie film director best remembered for his lovely, touching drama Buddies (1985; pictured), the very first feature about AIDS. I just saw this film's 2K restoration within the past couple of years and it holds up beautifully.

The Bressan Project is the work of Bressan's sister Roe Bressan and LGBT film historian Jenni Olson. Their work is what enabled me to see Buddies.

More on that via press release:

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Jun 08 2020
This Is Wake-Up Call + BOYS ON FILM + Cop-Free Minneapolis? + CrossFit CEO's George Floyd Harakiri + Poland's First Gay TV Ad + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: In case you're not sure what the T-shirt means, click here.

BELOW: Keep reading for an all-nude wake-up, a cop-free Minneapolis, a criminal who is criminally cute, why it may be time to throw a CrossFit and more ...

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May 28 2020
Sex-Factor + Ice Skater Comes Out + Brian Sims Calls For Resignations & Prosecutions In PA COVID-19 Scandal + Dreamy Charlie Taylor + National J.O. Day + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Hard to argue with that.

BELOW: Keep reading for Brian Sims's righteous rant against Pennsylvania Republicans who knowingly exposed their Democratic colleagues to COVID-19, an X-rated X-Factor participant, dreamy Charlie Taylor, a ice skater comes out with love and more ...

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