187 posts categorized "ENGLAND"

May 11 2021
Bisexual Nazi On Trial + James Norton Nude + Borna Coric's Undies + Remembering Gay-Porn Actor Buster + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Chris Meloni liked a tweet of mine yesterday, so excuse me, but I'm spending most of today touching myself.

BELOW: Keep reading for the bisexual Nazi, a touching AIDS Memorial post and more ...

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Apr 09 2021
Apartheid-Era Movie Touches On Homophobia + RIP DMX, Anne Beatts, Prince Philip + RESIGN, House GOPer Tells Gaetz + Satan Shoes Recalled + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Not your father's robe. (Though those can be fun, too.)

BELOW: Keep reading for the South African gay movie Moffie, RIP Prince Philip and (more so) Anne Beatts, Lil Nas X's Satan Shoes recalled and more ...

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Mar 25 2021
Anthony Ramos Stripped Down + MAPPLETHORPE Re-Cut + Alan Turing Gets His Due + MORE! — 6-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Yes, the old man from 9 to 5 was once “the most beautiful man in the movies.”

BELOW: Keep reading for Anthony Ramos in his skivvies, a new cut of that Mapplethorpe doc and more ...

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Mar 11 2021
Alex Beresford Responds To Piers Morgan's Exit Comments (0)

Alex-beresford-piers-morgan-boycultureBeresford told it like it was, and is now taking the high road. (Images via ITV)

Alex Beresford, the weather man who called out Piers Morgan on his racist vitriol against Meghan Markle, is speaking out now that Morgan has left Good Morning Britain, saying in a statement:

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Mar 07 2021
Meghan Markle Drops Bombshells In Oprah Q&A: Racism, Self-Harm, Lies Comments (0)

I found Meghan Markle Meghan-Markle-racism-Oprah-Winfrey-boycultureto be remarkably empathetic and forthright and modern in her explosive sit-down with Oprah Winfrey. The seasoned interviewer seemed, at times, gobsmacked by what Meghan and Harry were telling her, including:

√ Markle was, at five months pregnant, suicidal — and disallowed by the Palace from seeking treatment.

√ Contrary to tabloid reports, Meghan never made Kate Middleton cry, but Kate did make Meghan cry. (For which she apologized and was forgiven.)

√ The only reason the couple could afford to leave the royals was the money bequeathed to Harry by his late mom, Princess Diana, who he said he believed would have supported him were she alive today.

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Feb 25 2021
Looking Back Upon Our Lives: A Review Of IT'S A SIN — Spoiler Alert Comments (0)

Its-a-sin-actors-gay-aids-boycultureTheir stories are our stories. (Images via Channel 4)

When it comes to the early years of the AIDS crisis, I can't say, “I was there.” Rather, I was around there.

My youth wasn't so much directly shaken by AIDS as it was formed by the tsunami it created. I was already aware of what AIDS was before I had my first kiss in 1987, so by the time I was having sex, it was a fact of life. There was no meaningful before, during and after for me, just — after.

Instead of sexual abandon, I poured myself into collecting things, obsessing over music, making art and writing. I eventually worked out many of my frustrations in a novel that, in retrospect, exposes some of my AIDS-induced hang-ups — and I think It's a Sin could be read as similarly revelatory of the mindset of creator Russell T. Davies, for better and for worse.

Having received largely rapturous reviews, It's a Sin, a commercial, serialized, gay-told take on how AIDS ravaged the queer community in London in the '80s, is now experiencing a bit of a backlash, mostly from HIV activists, whose experience with the subject matter makes it impossible for me to refute their experience with the series. From the perspective of someone who narrowly missed the early years of HIV, and as an HIV-negative man, It's a Sin was always going to mean something different to me than it would mean to people who truly survived that era.

But I think the praise and the criticism are both valuable, and speak to the buttons Davies and his talented cast are pushing — buttons that should be pushed more often so we don't wind up, as we did when this first aired in the UK, with scores of young people expressing shock that AIDS ever happened in the first place.

Overall, I loved It's a Sin. Over the course of four episodes, I was engrossed in the story, impressed by the acting and surprised by Davies' deft ability to work in other aspects of gay life that I hadn't expected, including issues surrounding coming of age, coming out, meeting your first gay person, coming to terms with and exploring sexuality and dealing with parental, political and social pressures while attempting to nurture one's own sense of self. The series is not the story of HIV, after all, but the story of a group of people confronted by it, and it is most successful when not losing sight of that.

The fifth episode, however, failed miserably for me. It was so off the mark it caused me to reflect more deeply and critically on minor quibbles I'd had with the previous installments, and led me to decide I felt It's a Sin — which I urge everyone to watch — is a far better and more important work if one forgets the final episode.

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IT'S A SIN Has People Talking + Trump's Taxes Hit Manhattan + Marjorie Taylor Greene's Anti-Trans Sign + Florida Karen Trashes Kamala + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Anchor aweigh!

BELOW: Keep reading for a contrarian POV on It's a Sin, a Florida Karen dragging Kamala into her battles, Trump's tax returns hit the Manhattan D.A. and more ...

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Feb 17 2021
Tyler Posey Calls OnlyFans MENTALLY DRAINING + Rush Limbaugh Finally Dies + Gay Politician Trashed For Having A Younger Boyfriend + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Head to toes.

BELOW: Rush Limbaugh is FINALLY dead, QAnon continues to dog-whistle and whistle-whistle its way through the culture, Trump implosion and more ...

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