38 posts categorized "BILLY EICHNER"

Mar 31 2023
34th Annual GLAAD Media Awards: Starry, Starry Night Comments (0)

Jennifer-coolidge-white-lotus-glaad-boycultureThese gays are trying to award her! (All images by Getty Images for GLAAD)

On the same day Donald Trump's indictment leaked, Jennifer Coolidge was again surrounded by gays — and nature was healing.

Jeremy-pope-glaad-gay-boyculturePope-ularity contest

The 34th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in L.A. included Coolidge, awards for Bad Bunny, Christina Aguilera and Jeremy Pope, and stars from Billy Eichner to Joel Kim Booster, Sarah Michelle Gellar to Vanessa Williams.

Plus, Gabrielle Union and stepdaughter Zaya Wade made their first twofer on the red-carpet together.

Margaret-cho-glaad-boycultureCho suddenly looks Gen Z! Amazingly youthful.

The show was emceed by Margaret Cho, who is a proper queer legend at this point.

Charlie-carver-lance-bass-boyculture-glaadThree-way photo: Charlie Carver, Johnny Sibilly & Lance Bass

Watch for this to stream on Hulu beginning April 12.

More pics:

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Nov 29 2022
Celebrity Tail + Romney vs. Trump + Singapore Legalizes Gay Sex + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Damn, that Old Kid on the Block looks good to me. How is he MY age?!

BELOW: Keep reading for celebrity tail, Romney vs. Trump and more ...

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Nov 17 2022
Bare BROS — Sexiest Moments From The Gay Rom-Com Comments (0)

I didn't love Bros. But I supported it!

Now, Mr. Man chimes in, sharing the sexiest frames from the groundbreaking film:

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Oct 03 2022
Shawn Mendes On Being Vulnerable + Bolsonaro A Strong 2nd Place In Brazil, Runoff Coming + Billy Eichner On BROS Bombing + MORE! — 6-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: One of my favorites. Follow Gr8erDays HERE.

BELOW: Shawn Mendes plays reptilian, Bolsonaro overperforms in Brazil and more ...

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Sep 26 2022
Fascism Arrives (Back) In Italy + Tale Of 2 Traitors + Chicago Gay Bar History + Frank Kameny Remembered + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: What a beauty. Been 18 years since he died already!

BELOW: Keep reading for gay history, fascism in Italy, a tale of two traitors and more ...

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Sep 25 2022
Talking Easy With Billy Eichner Comments (0)

Billy-eichner-bros-boyculture(Image courtesy of Talk Easy)

Check out this hourlong podcast featuring Bros creator/star Billy Eichner, who tells Talk Easy host Sam Fragoso that he sees his film as being in the ranks of Annie Hall and When Harry Met Sally.

Listen here.

Sep 22 2022
BRO-ing To The Movies + IRISH FARMER CALENDAR + Hamm On His Meat + Ginni To Chat With 1/6 Committee + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Marketing.

BELOW: Keep reading for a hot calendar, Ginni in the hot seat, Jon Hamm's hot pocket and more ...

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Sep 19 2022
Before BROS — Billy Eichner's Hollywood Screen Kiss Is Almost Here Comments (0)

I'm excited for Billy Eichner's Bros, the Judd Apatow-produced rom-com that is being billed as the first gay entry in the field to be released by a major studio.

It's out September 30.

Billy EichnerIt bothers me that we are just now here, yet have always been queer. (Image via CBS)

Watching this interview with out journalist Jonathan Vigliotti, I realized Bros is VH1, not MTV — my dated reference will land with you, no doubt — in that they're going for married moms and such, too, considering it was for one of my fave shows, CBS Sunday Morning. They usually interview Angie Dickinson about the Rat Pack, and you can digest their fare while sipping something and making little grunts of agreement to yourself.

This is at least in part because the love interest, Luke Macfarlane, is a Lifetime rom-commer, a barrier I hadn't realized was such a big deal — but it is.

Billys-hollywood-screen-kiss-gay-kiss-me-guido-poster-boycultureThe queer film moment of the '90s kissed crossover success, then receded. (Images via Trimark & Paramount)

There have been many gay romantic comedies, and some have starred gay people (at least, they were eventually out professionally). Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss (1998) comes to mind, and that really launched Sean Hayes, who was clearly gay but who did not come out for many years. That's another first — Bros features a cast made up entirely of queer people.

It's actually surprising for me, as a gay man, and a gay man who helped make a movie (and soon a series — I swear this fucking thing is coming soon), that until the press picked up on the marketing surrounding Bros, I may not have fully connected the dots about the film's firsts. It's like ... I or we were lulled into thinking gay was already normal, but we still had and have bridges to build.

I do remember Kiss Me, Guido (1997) having huge push as being a gay rom-com with a major studio behind it because it was distributed by Paramount. So I think at the time, they were pushing that it was the first to get distribution from a major ... but it was an indie. I enjoyed it at the time. I should rewatch. But I also know it will have 1997 tropes, so Bros promises 25 years of progress.

So kudos to Billy Eichner for dragging us over the finish line.

I hope it's so funny and successful I hate his guts after:

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