13 posts categorized "FINDING PRINCE CHARMING"

Sep 02 2016
6-PACK — Lutz Me Entertain You + Pietrophile + Melania's Not A Whore! (She's a Slut. Just Kidding.) + Fake FINDING PRINCE CHARMING Star Does Damage Control + Mexican Who Hates Mexicans + Here's WHERE THE BEARS ARE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureKellan Lutz threatens to rip shirt off right now in long-lost audition video.

Mh pietro(Image via Spanish Men's Health)

In bed with Pietro Boselli—gulp.

Melania Trump sues over escort rumors for $150M—which translates into one million BJs.

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Robert Sepulveda & Lance Bass tried some damage control. He sounds ashamed of his past. HP gave him a pass.

This is one anti-Mexican Mexican — words fail me.

If you're wondering Where the Bears Are ... try here.

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Aug 31 2016
New York: The M4M Matchmaker Comments (0)

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Tiffany New York Pollard wasn't lying when she talked about her love of her gay fans at a recent Ru event I attended—she's now hosting a reality TV series called The Ex that puts ex-boyfriends in new dating situations, and that will let the d*cks fall where they may.

The trailer is pretty funny, and this feels a lot more appropriately unserious than the dreadful-looking Finding Prince Charming.

New York is a natural—anyone who can summon legit tears over a silly scenario like this, and who can convincingly state that a bunch of randos she just met are her rocks was born to be a reality-TV persona—and she seems to be approaching this with the right mixture of humor, Mae West raunchiness and color contacts ...

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Aug 28 2016
FINDING PRINCE CHARMING Contestant Comes Out As HIV Positive Comments (0)

TMZ exclusively reveals that a cast member of Logo's Finding Prince Charming will come out as HIV positive to eligible 0826-finding-prince-charming-cast-logo-4bachelor Robert Sepulveda Jr. on an episode of the show.

I'm not thrilled with the stunt aspect. I remember thinking this of RuPaul's Drag Race and Project Runway, too, when cast members announced their status—on those shows, the announcement was not pre-hyped—but I feel like this treatment inadvertently tends to make it seem like HIV is really rare and that when someone in a group comes out about their status, that must mean everyone else is HIV negative.

On Finding Prince Charming, I would be surprised if everyone else on the show is negative; when I'm meeting guys, I assume everyone is positive and proceed as such. I have to imagine Sepulveda is not new to this concept and knows a trick or two about safer sex.

I just hope (against hope) the show will handle the issue sensitively (will PrEP come up? because the concept of being undetectable undoubtedly will) and not make it into a big sob story about how the contestant contracted HIV—I guess I am imagining some kind of dreary you didn't deserve it! speech.

But while I've clearly already decided the show isn't for me, I won't assume the worst about how they handle this topic and will instead wait and see when that episode hits.

(Image via Logo)

Aug 25 2016

Screen Shot 2016-08-25 at 2.43.48 PMOh, brother. Brothers. (Image via Logo)

I root for Logo, unlike many gay men who tell me point-blank they won't watch it. I don't want to do away with a gay network, I want it to be great.

Other than RuPaul's Drag Race, there is very little reason to watch it, actually, since so little original progamming is featured—that shit is expensive—and the movies it airs are cut so as not to offend pre-schoolers.

Now comes Logo's entry into the world of dating series: Finding Prince Charming. (They want you to forget Bravo's Boy Meets Boy ever happened back in 2003.) And I'm still unconvinced Logo is giving you a good reason to watch beyond RDR.

The show was announced months back, but the exclusive introduction of all the bachelors was handed to TMZ, which posted and then unposted and then reposted over at its TooFab, I guess implying it was kind of a lightweight story.

Logo refers to its star, mannequin-handsome Robert Sepulveda Jr., as “the nation's most eligible gay heartthrob,” in spite of the fact that nobody's ever heard of him until now. Well, except for all the commenters across gay blogs, who have alleged he was a rentboy (and bad speller) named Vincent Romen. That could, in theory, be character assassination (presuming you're against hustlers; I ain't), but there are many, many nude selfies of Sepulveda Jr. showing off Sepulveda Jr. Jr. that do kinda look more like business cards than simple narcissism-o-grams. I guess we'll leave it up to Snopes. 

If it seems retro to sniff at a possible hooker in the midst of a dating show, what about Logo's own very old-fashioned pitch (starting with that creaky title):

One by one, the suitors are eliminated until the heartthrob chooses one ideal man to sweep him off of his feet and commit to an exclusive relationship.

“Logo has a long history of showcasing LGBTQ-focused stories with memorable characters that transcend pop culture,” said Pamela Post, SVP of Original Programming for Logo. “Finding Prince Charming will take viewers on a whirlwind journey through modern love and relationships in a way that only Logo can do.”

Why is the explicit goal to find a guy to commit to exclusively? How many gay relationships are exclusive? I'm not knocking it, having tried it, but it's not exactly a fresh, young approach; the entire show seems very detached from gay reality.

I recently did a lot of research into Playgirl (remember it?!) and I came to the conclusion that the reason that brand never truly took off is instead of giving women what they wanted in a sexy magazine, it simply knocked off what the male version was. The same thing seems to be happening with Logo and its Finding Prince Charming—they've taken a straight reality dating series and peopled it with gay men. Doesn't make it a good fit for the audience.

It could end up being a highly watchable trainwreck, but I'm guessing gay men will still be more interested in the original, straight versions until a truly gay answer comes along.

Jul 14 2016
6-PACK — Gay Bachelor + Kim Davis Loses + GOP Lesbian Slowly Understanding Her Futility + Poll Vaulting + In The Swim Of Things + PARTY LEGENDS! Comments (0)

Spain in a day! #Madrid first then #Barcelona! Reading up and making my list of must see places! Here we go! ✈️🌎

A photo posted by Robert Sepúlveda Jr. (@rsjdesign) on

*widget boy cultureMore info on Robert Sepulveda Jr., the donkey-hung new star of Finding Prince Charming on Logo.

*widget boy cultureKim Davis loses ... again.

*widget boy culture1st openly gay GOPer on platform committee asks the question she should've asked years ago: “Why am I even here?”

*widget boy culturePresidential polling is all over the (electoral) map, but any polls showing Hillary losing Pennsylvania aren't worth much consideration.

*widget boy cultureAustralia + swimmer + gay = TV series I need to somehow watch in the U.S.

UnnamedParty Legends airs Thursdays at 10:30 p.m. (Image via VICELAND)

*widget boy cultureVICELAND's Party Legends lets stars recount outrageous bashes while artists recreate them. Tonight: Margaret Cho at Anna Nicole Smith's! After the jump ... 

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