18 posts categorized "JANE FONDA"
Above: Sexy snap at the très gay Belmont Rocks in Chicago, circa '70s. Owen Keehnen points us to A Place for Us: LGBTQ Lie at the Belmont Rocks.
Below: Keep reading for Gus Kenworthy's boyfriend-friendly ad, Speedo freak, Timothée Chalamet's big win, Randy Rainbow's latest cover, Hugh Jackman's ass, naked came the rapper, BPM scores a César, 9 to 5 2, jumpy dad, the late John Garfield, BenDeLaCreme reveals why #WhiteOutLivesMatter and SNL gets handsy ...
NBC, just fire this Fox News harpy and be done with it. You made a huge mistake.
On Monday, the struggling daytime host spent minutes of her show trashing Jane Fonda for having the temerity to be taken aback by a ham-handed interview they had in which Kelly awkwardly brought up Fonda's plastic surgery. Fonda bristled then and has joked — joked! — about it recently, leading Kelly to go full Hanoi Jane ...
However, ramming in a question on a sensitive topic like that when you have a short time with Fonda — and she's sitting next to a co-star, Robert Redford, who in spite of his own surgical adventures was not being asked the same thing — is unprofessional.
That's why Jane snapped at the hapless, hopeless Megyn Kelly ...
(Image via JaneFonda.com)
You gotta admit — their eclipse-watching party was cooler than yours ...
Check out all the fiery speeches from the SAG Awards, in which almost none of the winners avoided taking a pointed jab at Trump's outrageous Muslim ban here.
One speech that blended the personal with the political was that by Mahershala Ali, who won for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for his mesmerizing turn in the gay-themed Moonlight.
Listen to his beautiful words on converting to Islam many years ago, and still having the respect of his Baptist mother:
Genius and LGBTQ icon/activist Lily Tomlin —presented her Life Achievement award by Dolly Parton solo after Jane Fonda called in sick — was funny/mean toward Trump, but was also just plain charming, referencing Ruth Gordon's legendary Oscar-acceptance speech, in which she joked that it was “encouragain'” — a hoot coming from a woman past 70:
Travis Smith does Joe Dallesandro justice, no?
French flight escorted to JFK following bomb threat.
The male version of that Desperately Seeking Susan scene.
If you like facial hair and bulging biceps ... click here.
Incredible Jane Fonda interview. She looks like Farrah Fawcett!
When was the last time Katy Perry spoke to Russell Brand?
Incest-friendly Mike Huckabee draws the line at the Supreme Court.
Incest-friendly GOP angry at whistle-blowing cop in Duggar case.
Feminist zinger from Jessica Lange.
Guess I'll never get prostate cancer.
Touching tribute to the late Rona Newton-John.
Omar Sharif has Alzheimer's disease.
Chris Pratt is (hilariously) pre-sorry.
BOY CULTURE REVIEW OF HOLLYWOOD: **** out of ****
Last night, I was thrilled to have a chance to meet Don Bachardy, 80, who met the late, great English novelist Christopher Isherwood (August 26, 1904—January 4, 1986) as a teenager and became his life partner. For 30 years, the men were together, and over time Bachardy established his own identity (no easy feat when you're perceived as the boy-toy of a genius) as a gifted portraitist.
I actually knew about Bachardy before delving into Isherwood; I bought Pagan Love Songs from Alyson or a similar publisher while in college, and was enchanted by the dreamy illustration of “Naked Poet” (and porn actor and writer and...) Gavin Geoffrey Dillard on the cover. I wrote him a fan note and we corresponded for a few years.
The illustration had been by Bachardy.
Now, Bachardy's entire oeuvre of Hollywood portraits—Kate Hepburn? Of course! Parker Stevenson? Why not? David Hedison, Teri Garr, Natalie Schafer? The more the merrier!—has been collected in the posh tome Hollywood (Glitterati Incorporated, $75). It's a stunning document of his life's work.
Bachardy was deligthful in person, immediately asking me to come see him in Santa Monica. I'm there next week, maybe I should take him up on that! Years ago, an associate of him suggested he might like to draw me nude, but I never figured out if that was a come-on from a friend or a real offer. And I could also never figure out who on earth would want to see me nude.
I was also pleased to meet his associate Richard Sassin, a former actor and charming man who told me that he and Bachardy had recently watched In the Cool of the Day (1963), which is apparently a must-see, can't-believe-how-bad-it-is Jane Fonda film in which her hair was unnaturally dark. Bachardy drew her portrait (it was on display at the signing) for it. I told Sassin that as a movie, it sounds like it made a good portrait—he agreed.
The most famous portrait of Don (L) & Chris (R). See my take on the film Chris & Don here.
I'll keep you posted on that front, but until then, check out the lovely book here.