45 posts categorized "INTERVIEWS"

Nov 14 2019
My Q&A With Jonathan Tucker Comments (0)

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Check out my Q&A with hot actor Jonathan Tucker for Iris Covet Book HERE.

 
Oct 26 2019
Model Interview: Marcos Enrique Mejia Comments (0)

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On Friday, I posted the new Animal Line shoot from Modus Vivendi. Learn more about one of the models, Marcos Enrique Mejia, here:

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Oct 16 2019
Interview With A Vivendi Model: Darko Salvatore Comments (0)

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Recently, I ran images from Modus Vivendi's Camo Marine Line. Now, MV has kindly provided this meaty Q&A with model Manuel Hoya Rodriguez ...

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Oct 15 2019
Interview With A Vivendi Model: Manuel Hoyas Rodriguez Comments (0)

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Recently, I ran images from Modus Vivendi's Camo Marine Line. Now, MV has kindly provided this meaty Q&A with model Manuel Hoya Rodriguez ...

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Nov 20 2017
My Interview With Julian Morris Comments (0)

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Please check out my interview with Man in an Orange Shirt and Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House actor Julian Morris for Iris Covet Book interview here.

How'd I do?

In case you think he's kinda cute — yes, he's also from Pretty Little Liars — keep reading to think he's the sexiest thing ever ...

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Nov 10 2017
Ross Lynch On Playing Jeffrey Dahmer, Welcoming Gay Fans & Becoming A Star Comments (0)

Twenty-one-year-old Ross Lynch, who starred as a crushworthy musician on Disney Channel's Austin & Ally for five years and who headed up two Teen Beach Movie installments for the network,  isn't on the typical Mouse House trajectory of some of his forebears.

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When I met him back in 2012, he struck me as a potential future Michael Jackson or Justin Timberlake, displaying effortless dance skills and bursting into song while I attempted to corral him for an interview for the teen mag I founded. He also had mega-charm, enough to stick out among a cast of talents that included similarly charismatic Garrett Clayton.

Screen-shot-2017-10-11-at-1-07-31-pmLynch is transformed on the big screen as Dahmer (Image via FilmRise)

Instead of a solo journey, Lynch surprised me by eschewing the Hilary/Miley/Demi/Selena route, focusing on music with his mostly-family rock band R5 and, now, by choosing a movie role that represents a 180 from his perky Disney character Austin Moon, that of a teenage Jeffrey Dahmer before his serial-killing days in the well-received My Friend Dahmer.

It's a disturbing film, one that could best be described as coming-of-rage.

My Review of My Friend Dahmer

In the film, which is in theaters now, he brings to life a pathologically awkward teenage boy whose family trouble, social-outcast status and verboten, unannounced homosexuality make him strangely relatable ... until you remind yourself that the character would, in real life, grow up to kill and eat a bunch of innocent dudes.

I spoke with Lynch about this unique moment in his life and career, when everybody's niece knows him and more adults are getting the memo every day, as well as all about the bold-as-hell movie that is helping to put him on the grown-up map ...

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Nov 06 2017
BOY CULTURE Turns 12: 50 Links To Celebrate! Comments (0)

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It's been another year of Boy Culture, and that makes 12.

Img100 copy 2 Img100 copy 3I've spent a decade and change of my life posting think-pieces, don't-think pieces, sexy butts, sexy bulges, infuriated protests, news of the day, news of the gay, surreptitious photos, self-promotion, self-deprecation, humor, pathos, dead celebrities, celebrities you thought were dead and what evidence of what passes for my powers of observation. I've acquired fans and anti-fans and momentarily interested passers-by.

The first blogs I encountered (I was a late bloomer) were Perez Hilton and Pink Is the New Blog ... and I barely understood how to read them. The concept of scrolling down for information, which is now becoming passé, was so new to me, they just looked like a jumble of information.

As I became accustomed to the idea, I noticed Towleroad — a specifically gay blog. Color me inspired, and by the end of 2005, when I was living in misery in a temporary apartment across the street from the dream apartment into which I would soon move (and eventually lose), I spent my free time figuring out Typepad. I was off-the-charts thrilled when I became adept at uploading images and formatting captions. I had previously experimented with Blogger, but now I was in business. Posting some old Blogger pieces and plunging ahead with all my thoughts on Madonna's new album Confessions on a Dance Floor, Boy Culture was born.

Why did I start this blog? (Besides as an excuse to disseminate images of guys in their skivvies.)

IMG_1436_newSo many nights at the Adonis ... (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)

Mainly, I thought I could promote the theatrical release of the movie of the same name, which Allan Brocka had co-adapted and directed from my debut novel (new edition coming). I was proud of the movie and wanted to help get the word out, so I posted about each screening in-between quirky, topical entries on music, movies, Madonna and me. Just this past year, I used my blog (and Kickstarter) to help get the word out about the sequel to that movie — to which you can still donate here. I would also eventually lean on Boy Culture to help create awareness of Encyclopedia Madonnica 20, which was a huge hit.

KEEP READING!

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Jun 10 2017
Pride Month: Fenton Bailey & Randy Barbato — Class Is In Session! Comments (0)

636261827379396103-1837549981_635879698894970088-290439679_o-RUPAULS-DRAG-RACE-facebookBailey & Barbato's oeuvre is not all about RuPaul's Drag Race ... but this interview is! (Image via VH1)

Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato founded their now world-famous World of Wonder production company in 1991, taking on a slew of documentaries, FentonBaileyRandy_Feb2004reality TV and scripted films.

The onetime couple — they have described their journey as de-merging from romantic, never wavering creatively — and longtime best friends are responsible for some 1,600 TV episodes and series you know and love or know and hate or hate to love or love to hate or know you love: Tori & Dean: Inn Love (2007-2012), the Million Dollar Listing franchise (2006-) and so many more.

The films of Bailey and Barbato represent a peculiarly queer perspective, one so badly needed in an arena where people are coming up with ideas like remaking shitty Brendan Fraser mummy movies starring shitty Tom Cruise. If you've never seen their The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2000) about the late televangelist-turned-LGBTQ alley Tammy Faye Bakker Messner, do; and their Party Monster (2003), about the murderer Michael Alig, is an early '00s must.

Image-w856How I love ya, my dear, old Tammy ...

On Sunday, June 11, Bailey and Barbato's Menendez: Blood Brothers, a smart, stylish look back at the notorious Menendez Brothers slayings, airs on Lifetime (my review here).

Screen Shot 2017-06-08 at 6.41.35 PMMyko Olivier as Erik Menendez in Bailey and Barbato's Menendez: Blood Brothers (Image via Lifetime)

I spoke to these queer cinema icons about their most famous baby: RuPaul's Drag Race (2009-) ...

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