1658 posts categorized "NEW YORK"

Jan 17 2024
Nick Sandell's Junk-Filled Trunk + GLAAD Nominees Announced + Trump vs. Haley + Remembering Cary Grant + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: A peek at his twins.

BELOW: Keep reading for Nick Sandell's wiggle, GLAAD, Florida and more  ...

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Dec 29 2023
Paul Mescal, Andrew Scott, Zane Phillips, Ncuti Gatwa & Other Sexpots + Trump Booted From Maine Ballot + Nikki Haley Isn't A Slave To Personal Responsibility + Avocado Toast Booster Dies + MORE — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: If you know, you know.

BELOW: Keep reading for Paul Mescal, Zane Phillips, Ncuti Gatwa and more ...

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Dec 21 2023
Hot Mechanic + Trump vs. The Constitution + Schiff Leads In California + Black Gay Republican Shocked He Was Shouted Down By His Own Party + Giuliani Broke + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

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ABOVE: More of him after the jump.

BELOW: Keep reading for Trump's insurrection, a Black gay Republican who's unhappy his racist and homophobic party rejects him and more ...

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Dec 18 2023
Andrew Scott Talks ALL OF US STRANGERS In NYC — Full Q&A Comments (0)

Andrew-scott-boycultureHe was dressed kinda like his character's dad in the film — retro! (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)

I am DEAD-UH after two outta three Madonna gigs at Barclays, but I dragged my ass to the Angelika Film Center in NYC to attend a Q&A with Andrew Scott about his instant-classic film All of Us Strangers.

The film, by Andrew Haigh, is like a poem, or a dream. It's lushly sensual (sometimes in the hot way, sometimes just literally about our senses) and exquisitely acted by Scott and Paul Mescal, with whom he has can't-look-away chemistry.

Keep reading for the 18-minute chat (and kudos to the interviewer for being so well-informed and erudite):

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Dec 17 2023
Andrew Scott: Acting Helped Him Come Out + Trump Goes Full Hitler + Matthew Perry's Cause Of Death + MORE! — 6-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Some of my best Madonna Celebration Tour shots from night 3 of Brooklyn. Catch this tour if you're a fan or casual fan. Follow my Madonna Instagram if you're a fan-fan.

BELOW: Andrew Scott, Matthew Perry, Robin Cousins and more  ...

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Dec 01 2023
George Santos Booted Out Of Congress For Brazen Criminality Comments (0)

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Rep. George Santos (R-New York) is gone.

Santos, in a historic vote, has been expelled from Congress by a 311-114 vote.

I want you to think about all the low-down, no-good, dirty, corrupt assholes who have served in the United States Congress, from the time of slavery to now — and only 20 have ever been expelled.

Most of those were in the Senate in the 1860s for being Confederate goons. Nobody has been expelled from Congress in over 20 years, and only six have ever been expelled from the House (which has hundreds of seats up for grabs every two years).

So Kitara was really that bad.

Santos on his way out:

To hell with this place.

Next stop: Federal prison.

Nov 30 2023
Les Hommes, NYC's Premier & Oldest Gay Adult Store On The Upper West Side, To Shutter Comments (0)

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I am hearing word that Les Hommes (217-B W. 80th St., 2nd Fl., NYC), the last gay adult store on the UWS of NYC — one which has been operating since 1979 — will soon close.

The building has been sold, and the business is expected to shutter by early January.

If you've never been, it's an experience. And it used to be even more so, before laws were enacted necessitating that most of the merch be non-adult in nature. That led to a gay sex shop turning into your one-stop-shopping for old VHS and DVD copies of movies that perhaps haven't hit streaming yet.

Gay male spaces continue to dwindle — for lack of demand? Because of the changing ways in which gay men seek and have sex? Regardless, Les Hommes is about to go the way of the Unicorn. (Literally — the Unicorn, its brother store, closed in Chelsea several years back.)

Nov 28 2023
Gerry Geddes Releases Memoir DIDN'T I EVER TELL YOU THIS? Comments (0)

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I had the pleasure, last year, of seeing Gerry Geddes in action, reading from his then-unpublished memoir about his life as a gay man in NYC from the '60s on.

Gerry Geddes by Matthew REttenmund IMG_7976Gerry at Pangea in NYC (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)

I sought him out because he wrote for Torso for years, and I was in the process of compiling my extensive oral history of that and the other Mavety magazines (coming in 2024, finally).

He is so witty and perceptive, and knows so much about LGBTQ+ life in NYC, his book Didn't I Ever Tell You This? is sure to be juicy reading. Here is how it's described:

Arriving at Columbia University in New York City in 1967, Gerry Geddes found himself in the throes of a political, cultural, social, and sexual revolution beyond his wildest imaginings. Against a backdrop of the anti-Vietnam War movement at its most intense, the cultural upheaval of the fight for racial, gender and sexual equality, the sexual revolution exploding all around him,the vibrant theatrical and musical scene of the late 20thCentury, and the tragedy and horror of the AIDS epidemic, a love story unfolds. a love story of a romantic, 20-year partnership cut short by a deadly disease, of a gay man thriving in the worlds of performance and entertainment that opened up for him in his adopted home, and of the lasting affection he feels for the city itself – the city that formed and changed his life in unexpected and lasting ways. It is a tale bursting with humor and pain and passion and history told in a voice that is funny and touching and powerful, and uniquely his own.

It's out now here.