1563 posts categorized "NEW YORK"

Feb 06 2023
You Need A Big Boy? Pedro Pascal Is In Session + Beyoncé's Big Win + Santos Lectures On 9/11 After Pretending Mom Died In It + Queerness In A KNOCK AT THE CABIN + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Gr8erDays turns you loose on Fabian.

BELOW: Keep reading for a big boy, Beyoncé's big win, George Santos's biggest lie and more ...

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Feb 04 2023
The Voice(s): Jimmy James Returns To NYC Comments (0)

Jimmy_James_IMG_9018_copyShe and her shadow (All images by Matthew Rettenmund)

Jimmy James is a live performer who blew my young mind on January 18, 1991.

By that time, I — at 22 — had spent a good dozen years obsessing over Marilyn Monroe, who was in vogue again throughout the '80s. I read all the bios and visited those mall stores filled with airbrushed Marilyn posters that were the perfect combo of retro and of-the-moment. I rented her movies, bought an incredible vinyl album with (and memorized) all of her songs and best movie one-liners. Boomers were so powerful they made Gen X respect the favorites of their youth in a way Gen X will never, ever get Gen Z to do — numbers-wise, we simply don't have the range.

Jimmy JamesMy drawing on a folder of Jimmy circa 1991

So when I saw that a person named Jimmy James, a female impersonator, as we called them then, was coming to one of my fave clubs in Chicago, the aptly named Vortex, where innocence went to die, I made sure I was there. I watched Jimmy from the second floor, gape-jawed at the completeness of the illusion he created, looking every inch the glamour queen. To say he captured Marilyn in spirit is to mean he brought her back from the dead. He had her zaftig form, her gown (the original of which was recently defiled by Kim Kardashian), her cotton-candy hair and her speaking and singing voices. The spotlight was like a halo as we peeked into Marilyn in heaven.

Presuming I have my dates right, Jimmy was already well into what would become a 35-years-and-counting-long career, having KILLED on Donahue in 1987. I was so happy I got to see him, and I was also happy this weekend to discover the San Antonio resident was putting on a show not only in my current hometown, NYC, but three blocks from my apartment! Sub-zero temperatures? Who cares? I could have walked over there naked and avoided any Prince Harry frostbite.

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Feb 03 2023
Porn Star's Redemption Arc + Gay Judo Star + Santos's Contract-Killer Connection + Jinkx Hits Broadway + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Michael Mancini fever was real.

BELOW: Keep reading for the cum dump-turned-lawyer, Jinkx hits Broadway, Santos's connection to a contract killer ...

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Jan 30 2023
Tyler Posey Urges Queer Self-Acceptance + McCarthy Cheers On Santos + RIP Wednesday Addams + MORE! — 6-PACK Comments (0)

 

ABOVE: Queer people attacking Sam Smith think they're just expressing their taste, but doing so aligns with right-wing nuts who literally HATE ALL OF US. Pick your battles.

BELOW: Messages from Tyler Posey, Kevin McCarthy and more ...

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Jan 29 2023
New York Rangers Blow Off Pride Night + George Santos's Nonexistent Big-Money Donors + Oral History Of Hollywood + MORE! — 6-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Need I say more?!

BELOW: Keep reading for the New York Rangers backstabbing LGBTQ people, George Santos's phantom supporters and more ...

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Jan 27 2023
FDA Okays Some Gay Blood Donations + Leaving Santosland + Arkansas Plotting To Ban Drag Shows — Entirely + MORE! — 6-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Omar Ayuso steams things up!

BELOW: Keep reading for what's up with the gay blood ban, gay killer sentenced and more ...

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Jan 24 2023
George Santos Attempts To Read Trixie Mattel + Male Model Jeremy Ruehlemann Dies @ 27 + McCarthy LOVES Taylor Greene + MORE! — 6-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Instagram makes the removal of the good parts reminiscent of early beefcake photography.

BELOW: Keep reading for a catty George Santos, a male model's untimely death and more ...

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Jan 23 2023
Simon Dunn Dies @ 35 + Dustin Zito Calls For Backup + January 6 Thug Gets His Due + Erotic Art Fair Comes Twice In A Row + MORE! — 6-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: The gyft that keeps on MacGyving! (It sort of works, though.)

BELOW: Keep reading for the tragic suicide of Simon Dunn, a January 6er gets his comeuppance and more  ...

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