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Nov 07 2018
Boy Culture Turns 13 Comments (0)

6a00d8341c2ca253ef019b00b67803970d-550wiWelcome to the (Boy) Culture wars!

It blows my mind to realize that Boy Culture is now 13 years old — it turned 13 on November 6.

I am naturally technophobic; I avoided the computer classes that started just as I was entering high school, preferring to focus on more useful fare like British Tradition. (So glad I at least forced myself to sweat through my O.P. tops in the somewhat related typing class, which proved to be the most useful course I ever took.) Therefore, when I decided I should launch a blog to keep my writing skills from rusting over and to add my voice to the world, it was a challenge for me to figure out how to create one, and what it should or could be.

The first blogs I remember seeing were Towleroad and Page Six Six Six aka Perez Hilton, and I didn't even totally grasp how to read them at first. Visually, it was confusing. Content-wise, I of course cottoned to Towleroad, but Perez made me queasy — how were so many typos okay? (How are so many typos okay to this day for TMZ?)

I can still remember the joy I felt when I figured out how to post, how to upload an image and how to embed a video. I remember every time a post blew up, bringing in hits and new readers. I remember the longtime commenters, the trolls, the (not-exaggerating) stalkers, the anti-gay gays, the friends I met in person after they discovered my blog, the spam and the never-ending (and validating!) pitches and free tickets and photographers' snaps of half- or all-naked male models that I was sent and told to use at my discretion.

I've used Boy Culture to express myself, to help express others and to connect to people internationally. Have I built a brand? Maybe a very small one.

I've used it to show off my humor (both high and low), to flaunt my obsessions, to reality-test my sexual diversions and perversions, to laud the art I love, to lash out against the enemies of gay people and to broadcast my admiration for Madonna. Unfortunately, I've also had to spend time debating a long list of pathetically time-worn topics, everything from what free speech is, whether gay people should be expected to be liberal, why people who do not identify as racists can still do racist things, why it's okay to take photographs of people in public without their permission, why flamboyant gay people are not why homophobes hate us and many more. It gets exhausting, and I think it's a microcosm of why people get very concerned about their lawns as they age — they're sick and tired of engaging in the same debates over and over with new cycles of citizens.

I've used my blog to help me gather Kickstarter funds for my Encyclopedia Madonnica: 20th Anniversary Edition, and I will also shortly be announcing how to order my next book, MLVC60. It was very helpful in raising money for Boy Culture: The Series (which is shot and will soon be edited).

In spite of all these things, positive and negative, the blog has faced and continues to face some serious existential challenges. I was once part of a blogging network, earning a small but worthwhile amount of money each month from Google and other ads. Because I've always kept things on the verge of racy, this led to my expulsion from that network, and to a ridiculously unfair banning by Google AdSense that was, in part, the fault of my not being forwarded the exact image Google objected to, resulting in the image staying up for over a year. By the time I'd removed it, Google AdSense had apparently lifetime-banned me — and there is no way to get any representative to explain why or to offer any insight as to whether making changes could lead to my being welcomed back. Losing that sum of money every month year after year has been a drain, and it doesn't help that I still encounter people who earnestly believe this blog is my day job and primary means of support.

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Oct 17 2018
Hot Chefs + Gay PDAs + Golfcart Gail Saves The Day + Tom Daley & A Butt + Khashoggi Dismembered Alive + Locker-Room Love + Homophobe Rewarded + Hot Guy Awards + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Are you all about that (Jake) Bass?

BELOW: Keep reading for red-hot cooks, Khashoggi's horrendous end, gay PDAs, meet Golfcart Gail, Rita Hayworth at 100 and more ...

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Oct 13 2018
BABY Love Comments (0)

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Jason Caceres, who has a major part in the upcoming Boy Culture: The Seriesand is profiled extensively and shirtlessly here — is appearing in Baby Eyes at Playwrights' Arena in L.A. Check out the great Broadway World write-up here.

 
Oct 09 2018
About A Boy: Rising-Star Actor Jason Caceres's First Act Comments (0)

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I first met social-media sensation Jason Caceres when he was cast as Cuban-American hottie Chayce in the upcoming Boy Culture: The Series, and we became fast friends. That's easy to do — he's outgoing. self-aware and, in spite of being a millennial, knows a lot about what came before, and is interested in finding out about the stuff he doesn't know about.

His Instagram is growing like a weed, his career in equal measure.

He's currently appearing in the play Baby Eyes at the Atwater Village Theater in L.A., will be seen on Jim Carrey's Kidding, appears in the indie flicks Seven Boxes and Paper Tiger (both December), and just signed to appear in The Amazing Nurse George, a feature that films in November.

Catch up with this actor to watch via my nosy Q&A ...

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Sep 22 2018
You're Welcome: Luis Pinon Comments (0)

 
Aug 30 2018
Ends Of The World: Jojo Guadagno Comments (0)

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Was happy to meet Jojo Guadagno, the Prince of Twerk, on the set of Boy Culture: The Series. He nabbed a funny part in which he will not be playing against type.

Keep reading for a primer on his talents ...

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Aug 22 2018
Nolan Gould's Fuzz + RIP Craig Zadan & Barbara Harris + Walls Closing In On Trump + Gay Nightmare In Ghana + Gay Cop Sues SFPD + BOY CULTURE: THE SERIES News + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Follow me today on Instagram for updates on Boy Culture: The Series! We are just two more shoot days away from wrapping on this project, and I couldn't be happier with how it's gone!

BELOW: Nolan Gould's pits, Trump's future is the pits, RIP to two Broadway legends, and much more ...

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Aug 15 2018
BOY CULTURE Set Sneak Comments (0)

Um ... stuff happened on the set today.

 
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