13 posts categorized "FINDING PRINCE CHARMING"
Robert Sepúlveda Jr., he of Finding Prince Charming infamy, has posed for a sex work-themed calendar to raisey money for and awareness of the sex industry. Or something.
How many of the limited-edition calendars — shot by the man himself, with the exception of the cover — will sell, priced at $49.99?
Video after the jump ...
Trump states flatly that African-Americans are in worse shape in the U.S. now than “ever, ever, ever.”
Italy's first same-sex civil union!
Robert Sepúlveda Jr. will sue you if you're mean to him. (Glares.)
Jared Leto will play Andy Warhol in a new biopic.
Hey so it's #biweek- the week for the Bi kids to be visible. I try to be visible all the time just by being true to who I am openly, but I know many people struggle with this because of the stigma associated with bi-ness. I know that some of you, probably friends even, are reading this and rolling your eyes- "oh he's still holding on to that? Who is SHE kidding?"- and I don't blame you. Not many are open about it so we appear to be very rare creatures, maybe even mythical. I've definitely felt the pressure to just accept being lumped in as gay when I meet new people- correcting them feels super political and unnecessary in the moment but then later I realize that it's my own shame. I don't write this to position myself as an activist or a role model. I try to be the best person I can be always but I am just an actor, not a queer-studies professor, and I am learning along with everyone else. I have and will continue to put my foot in my mouth on issues so I won't pretend to know everything. What I do know is that because of my platform as an actor, kids reach out to me almost daily confused about their sexuality and it breaks my heart to learn that they are denying their hearts, bodies, and souls just because of what other people will think of them. We now talk about LGBT+ issues constantly but how often do we really consider the B in there? Have you ever doubted someone who tells you they are Bi- "Sure, Jan"- or debated the validity of that claim behind their back? Do you have a preconceived idea of what bi "really" looks like based on what TV and movies have told you? Do you think of it just as a sexual kink or as a true identity? When I encounter ignorance about my identity, I always try to approach it from a place of warmth and education, so this is not me lecturing the monosexuals out there. I'm inviting you this week to think about your own feelings towards bisexuals and ask yourself if there is any lingering doubt or prejudice there. If you think you could be bi, ask yourself what is holding you back from accepting it- is it your own developing feelings or your fear of society around you? Together, we can end that stigma. 🏳️🌈 📷: @lukefontana
New romance set amidst the real-life grotesque dealings of the so-called “Harlem Hate Church.”
They hate-watched every second of Finding Prince Charming so you don't have to!
Clinton says Trump led birther movement: "His campaign was founded on this outrageous lie." https://t.co/Qz5t7C7vyH— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) September 16, 2016
Aren't masc guys really just assholes?
HA-HA: Nutjob Craig Jungwirth, who allegedly made terroristic threats against fellow gays, indicted.
Keep reading for that Russell Tovey trailer ...
You've GOTTA hear (and see!) Céline Dion rapping. Some vocalists can do anything.
Kentucky Gov. Bevin calls for actual, literal bloodshed if Clinton wins.
Here's the guy who would rather get fired than watch a video about how not to be terrible to LGBT people - https://t.co/lharfqeOaX— Zack Ford (@ZackFord) September 12, 2016
Religious nutjob would rather be fired than watch mandatory LGBTQ diversity video.
NCAA pulls championship games from North Carolina over anti-LGBTQ law. Swoosh!
Full-frontal Viggo Mortensen. (Work Unfriendly, Unless You're A Medical Doctor)
Finding Prince Charming star's lawyer compares him to Tyler Clementi in take-down notice. (Work Unfriendly)
Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz pledges $20M to defeat Trump.
Truly, utterly unbelievable, indefensible TV ad mocks 9/11 to sell mattresses.
Male soap star flashes his can. (Work Unfriendly)
Katy Perry tearfully meets Pulse gay nightclub shooting survivor on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, after the jump ...
Robert Sepúlveda Jr. continues to heap shame upon himself, this time by justifying why he became a sex worker by trotting out a story of being dirt-poor and having no options:
The small furniture store I was working at suddenly went out of business. I didn't know how I was going to pay rent or my [college] tuition or buy food. I saw no other way to support myself so I decided to do it too. I had all those expenses, I just knew that I had to do something. I had no other choice.
This kind of B.S. just makes his (not-so-distant) past in sex work into some kind of horror, when it does not need to be. Also, if you happen to be morally opposed to sex work (which would be a stupid position), then you also would not buy the fact that needing money means you do anything it takes to get it.
Plus, he gives the story to a non-LGBTQ (thought very LGBTQ-friendly) outlet., People.
The photo shoot I posted happened on March 1, 2006, and he used one of the images in his escorting profile. His latest claim is he stopped escorting in 2006, upon his graduation. So I guess we'll now sit back and wait for johns to say they hired him in 2008, etc.; that's what happens when you open the door and fib to make things sound better.
For example, he says:
(All images in this post © Don Hanover, meaning he can sue you if you use them without his permission.)
Once it became clear that Robert Sepúlveda Jr.—Logo's Finding Prince Charming star—really was an escort in the past, a friend showed me these images from a shoot he did with the “very nice” guy in Florida 10 years ago, after Sepúlveda had flaked out on a previously scheduled shoot. He's only 33 now, in spite of his take-me-seriously salt-and-pepper hair (we won't even discuss his take me? seriously?? endowment—there ain't a thing wrong with him physically), so he was 23 when these images were taken, yet he said this week he was an escort only to get through college. Speaking to Noah Michelson of Huffington Post, he addressed the rumors of his past as a sex worker by saying:
I mean, the past is the past, y'know, I was young and it helped through college, um, but what I want people to focus on is who I am today—the entrepreneur, um, as an activist, um, I started a non-profit, and, y'know, um, focusing on the show. That's really what I want people to focus on.
This photo shoot is the one from which he used an image to advertise himself as a sex worker. He graduated college in 2004, so was clearly still escorting two years (or more) later.
That's not the major issue for me—because I'm all for sex work and all for sexy photo shoots and all for bar rags (this shoot was for Buzz Magazine)—but the show's thrust and Sepúlveda's reaction to the gossip is.
Following the gay bachelor's brusque, clearly embarrassed brush-off of the escorting issue, Michelson bizarrely tried to spin it as an example of how the very aggressively heteronormative show isn't that heteronormative. Had Sepúlveda been upfront about this aspect of his life (he has also, via lawyers, sent cease-and-desist letters to blogs that posted X-rated selfies), it could've been an interesting twist on the show. Instead, it appears very likely that he was attempting to hide his sex work in order to appear on a show that undoubtedly would have rejected him over it. The show is set up identically to The Bachelor—you simply do not get more heteronormative than that.