27 posts categorized "ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK"

Mar 26 2017
You May Kiss, Brides: ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Couple Weds Comments (0)

Samira-wiley-instagramWiley & Morelli (Image via Instagram @whododatlikedat)

Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli got married in Palm Springs, ExtraTV reports.

Wiley, who plays Poussey Washington on Orange Is the New Black, and Morelli, who is one of the Netflix show's writers, met on set... when Morelli thought she was straight, and was definitely married to a man.

In an Identities.Mic essay, Morelli wrote of her discovery that she is a lesbian:

... while it certainly would have been disorienting to begin to question my sexuality after three decades of knowing myself, it was particularly blinding because I'd gotten married only a few months before. It was the sort of wedding that makes you believe in absolute partnership and the strength that can come from facing obstacles, like the life-threatening illness that my new husband had battled for the majority of our relationship. But he was healthy again, so we danced under strings of Christmas lights and drank fancy cocktails that were served in mason jars, all while being surrounded by the friends and family who had held us up over the previous six years.

Which is why it's now a punch in the gut every time I have to say, “I'm getting divorced because I'm gay.” It's a sentence I've said approximately 5,223 times in the last six months. For those of you keeping track, I'm definitely not exaggerating and I'm not prone to hyperbole, ever.

Often, after I make the declaration in as casual a voice as I can manage, the next question is, “Did you know?” It's a question that I dread because I always hear the implied “How could you not know?”

 
Dec 29 2016
OUT Explores The Nuances Of Love With High-Profile Couples Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2016-12-29 at 11.36.09 AM(Images via Out Magazine)

Out really delivers with its pair of Love Story-themed covers, one of which features actor/Internet personality Matthew Wilkas and his boyfriend Gus Kenworthy, the Olympic athlete, the other of which showcases once-you've-gone-Orange Is the New Black-you'll-never-go-back girlfriends Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli — just beautiful.

I was particularly interested in the very real approach the guys are taking in their relationship, with Wilkas saying:

For me, being apart a lot of the time is a good thing, but I don’t think Gus feels that way. He doesn’t really want a long-distance relationship. I don’t either but think time apart is valuable and can work.

Kenworthy says:

All relationships take work, and we’ve definitely begun to realize that…I was in a relationship from 18-23, and I still haven’t really experienced that much sexually. I wouldn’t want to ever sacrifice my relationship with Matt just to go out and get that out of my system, but we’ve also talked about that and he doesn’t want to deprive me of experiencing anything while I’m still young. I don’t necessarily know what that means. But we’re not in an open relationship and we’re not breaking up. But we’re also not getting married.

Check out the cover stories here.

 
Jan 30 2016
SAG Taps LGBT-Themed Winners Comments (0)

Full list of SAG Awards winners right here.

I thought the show was great, and felt right, as always. However the SAG membership works its voting is superior to the Oscars, and has the benefit of not coming dead-last in the season so as not to be overly influenced by other shows.

LGBT highlights include wins for Orange Is the New Black (see victory dance above) for comedy series and Uzo Aduba for her performance on the same show; Jeffrey Tambor for Transparent; and Alicia Vikander for The Danish Girl. Also, Queen Latifah won for Bessie, and I hear she liked women. Bessie Smith, that is.

 
Dec 15 2015
Need To Know: Full Tit + Cosby Sues To Protect Sterling Rep + THE FORCE AWAKENS In L.A. + McNudity + Adele To Go + Smith v. Trump + Madonna Feasts On Your Boos + MORE! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureColton Haynes gets pierced. Images

*widget boy cultureCosby suing (some) accusers. Now even The Devil & Max Devlin is ruined.

*widget boy cultureStar Wars: The Force Awakens premieres. See the entire original cast.

*widget boy cultureAll 305 films eligible for Oscar consideration!

*widget boy cultureMore on that Paris climate agreement.

*widget boy cultureDustin McNeer is Mc-nude. (Work Unfriendly) 

*widget boy cultureAdele tour dates!

*widget boy cultureOh, Be Clever's “Blanket” is epic.

*widget boy cultureTAG-ing Matt Bomer & Chelsea Clinton.

*widget boy cultureOrange Is the New Black-tress addresses “assault.”

*widget boy cultureFlynt fishing for proof that Ben Carson advisor sexually harassed dudes.

*widget boy cultureMelanie Griffith serving 58-year-old selfie realness.

*widget boy cultureWill Smith gently spanks Donald Trump.

Screen Shot 2015-12-14 at 10.15.42 PMCafeteria delirium

*widget boy cultureInfamous jalapeño mac-and-cheese brat: The full story. (Video after the jump.) Images

*widget boy cultureWorld of Wonder offers helpful gift suggestions. Unnamed

*widget boy cultureWorld of Wonder sent me this pressie: Selfie stick! Images

*widget boy cultureNice c*m-gutters. (Work Friendly, surprisingly.)

*widget boy cultureEx porn star Bo Dean paralyzed in dispute.

*widget boy cultureCaitlyn Jenner apologizes for unfortunate comments.

*widget boy cultureUK papers use a couple of assholes on Twitter to gin up Madonna-bashing piece.

*widget boy cultureMadonna's speech in Manchester got cheers, not boos. People are so wimpy.

*widget boy cultureJesus, don't tell Mariah Carey she's #2 on this chart!

*widget boy cultureKeep reading for video on the mac-and-cheese brat's arrest ... Images

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Jul 25 2015
Need To Know: Blond Girl + ENDA Discrimination As We Know It + Surprise: Shooter Was Nuts + Not-So-Incredible Hulk + Just Jealous That You Can't Be Nick + MORE! Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2015-07-24 at 11.51.19 PMShe raises a couple of good points!

*widget boy cultureSWEDE HEART: Spectacular Blond Ambition World Tour footage!

*widget boy cultureNew anti-discrimination bill will benefit millions of LGBT people.

*widget boy cultureLA shooter was mentally ill, loved Hitler, hated black people.

*widget boy cultureScooter LaForge licenses some of his brilliance to Blondie. 

*widget boy cultureBlack people simply are not up to Hulk Hogan's standards.

*widget boy cultureVAST LEFT-WING CONSPIRACY: NY Times effs up Hillary story.

*widget boy cultureSome people think Biden would be a good Democratic candidate.

*widget boy cultureNew Jessica Six vid = “Down Low.”

*widget boy cultureReal-life “Alex Vause” dishes on Orange Is the New Black: “Total fiction.”

*widget boy cultureNick Jonas brags on his very good year to Billboard.

Screen Shot 2015-07-25 at 12.13.00 AMJealous much?

 
Jul 16 2015
Dyke-otomy: Lea & David Comments (0)

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Yes, Lea DeLaria is releasing an album of her cover versions of David Bowie songs. Weird and wonderful.

 
Jul 10 2015
Need To Know: Don't Hack Madonna + Don't Text In The Theater + Grande Bargain + Jock Shuckers + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureMadonna's hacker gets 14 months in prison.

*widget boy cultureJonathan Groff demeans rude Madonna as a “bitch” for texting during his play.

*widget boy culture(Madonna previously denied texting, via statement.)

*widget boy culturePatti LuPone becomes one-woman security team, shuts down texting patron.

*widget boy cultureMeet the idiot who tried to charge his phone on stage at Hand to God.

*widget boy cultureAriana Grande apologizes for “I hate America” joke, then apologizes again.

*widget boy cultureWorld-famous Ed Hardy designer Christian Audigier dies of cancer @ 57.

*widget boy cultureStill more athlete nakedness from ESPN Magazine's Body Issue.

*widget boy cultureSouth Carolina drops Confederate flag ... in 2015.

*widget boy cultureWhoopi Goldberg is officially indefensibly stupid on the topic of Cosby. Screen Shot 2015-07-10 at 2.10.28 AM

*widget boy cultureJoan Jett won't comment on bandmates' rape allegations.

*widget boy cultureCRACKS ME UP: The sex toy that mimics a twerking ass.

*widget boy cultureAre eyewitness accounts worthless?

*widget boy cultureReese & Sofia hate each other???

*widget boy cultureTrump leading Republicans in new poll.

*widget boy cultureGreat new dance track!

*widget boy cultureOITNB's Ruby Rose takes chill approach to gender.

*widget boy cultureSounds like Biden smells an opening in '16.

*widget boy cultureElderly gay men embrace aging!

*widget boy cultureSmell like a drag queen.

*widget boy cultureMatt McGorry uses Miley Cyrus and Chrissy Teigen to support “Free the Nipple.”

 

Hi. This is a photo of me from my bodybuilding years, circa 2010. And these are the nipples of @mileycyrus and @chrissyteigen (I hope you don't mind me borrowing them!) from their Instagram posts that were removed due to the dangerousness of their visible female nips. Can’t you tell by how perverse my photo has become without my asexual male nippies? Sarcasm. If you're new to the #FreeTheNipple movement (like I am!) let me tell you what I think I understand about it. The banning of women's nipples may sound normal or even inconsequential as you think, "well, women's nipples are more sexual than men's nipples”. But that’s not some scientific fact. It’s because of how our society so heavily sexualizes women. And it should be up to the individual woman to decide if she wants to show them, just like men have the choice. Part of the stand of #FreeTheNipple is about the right of women to claim what their breasts and nipples mean to THEM, and not have that be defined by how men and much of society decides what their boobies mean. At this point, if you’re still clinging to the notion of “well, that’s just the way it’s been,” then you might reconsider thinking of yourself as a rational and progressive person. If you have breasts, you might think, “I’m not interested in showing my niplets on social media or in public,” in which case you should feel free to keep ‘em swaddled! But shouldn’t you support the freedom of CHOICE of the INDIVIDUAL woman to do this even if YOU don’t want to? Like, even if you’d never be interested in joining a protest, wouldn’t you think it’s important to have the CHOICE to be able to legally protest, if one so chooses? The answer is yes. You might be thinking to yourself, there are way more important issues out there than women being able to expose their bumpy buttons whenever men can. But it’s not just about getting an even tan; it’s one piece of the puzzle of creating deep change in the way our society objectifies women and creates these different standards for men and women (and other genders). At the heart of it, it’s simply about gender equality and equal rights. - #FreeTheNipple and photoshop newbie

A photo posted by Matt McGorry (@mattmcgorry) on Jul 8, 2015 at 12:41pm PDT

 
Jun 24 2015
Cox & Bottoms: Broadway Bares Turns 25 ... And The Other Cheek Comments (0)
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Dozens of photos in the gallery above!

Check out my other Broadway Bares-related posts herePlease let me know of any names I got wrong or am missing. Please feel free to pluck photos for posting on Facebook, but tag me and the people in them. One shot too naughty for this blog appear at my adult tumblr (Work Unfriendly). Enjoy, and please donate to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

A reader contacted me on Grindr on Sunday morning to say:

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10389967_10153296937226001_4660789475532557727_nI skipped Broadway Bares last year after getting reamed for taking photos at a Solo Strips, but returned Sunday for Broadway Bares 25: Top Bottoms of Burlesque, the silver-anniversary installment of Jerry Mitchell's unfortunately-still-necessary AIDS charity show that rounds up as many hot and talented chorus boys and girls from Broadway and Broadway-adjacent (and a few who just have roommates on Broadway) to put on a one-night only, two-times only, razzle-dazzle-'em-at-any-cost show.

I decided to go back because I missed the good time and knew the dancers always seem to like having photos to share, people affiliated with the show “like” them on Instagram, etc. Where we stood, everyone around us had their phones out. I think the rule about photos is a misguided fear that it will bite into the show's revenues. In reality, since it's a show that happens once a year, seeing photos from it just encourages people to come the following year, and/or to seek out the merch. I have had a lot of readers say they now travel in for the show thanks to the photos I've posted. So hopefully it helps.

You would think this year's title would mean it was going to be 100% up my alley (I am the original ASSMAN), but I found it to have no more or less tail than past editions, save for its hilariously sexy opening—the curtain lifted to just above waist-level to reveal a bevy of dimpled booties peeking out at the crowd. It was not unlike waving a turkey at a bunch of starving bums on Thanksgiving and saucily asking, “White meat or dark?”

DSC00678I swear Nick Adams's ass and this tableau could be a Mel Odom illustration.

Directed by Jerry Mitchell and Nick Kenkel, who choreographed it with Laya Barak, Jim Cooney, Armando Farfan Jr., Peter Gregus, Ryan Lyons, Brice Mousset, Rachelle Rak, Michael Lee Scott, Kellen Stancil and Sidney Erik Wright, the show loosely followed the travails of a wannabe played by Nick Adams, he of the Mario Lopez-threatening biceps.

DSC00232Orange is the new black corset!

Adams starts out too shy to be a stripper, but luckily falls in with the wrong crowd and everything works (and comes) out in the end.

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Along the way, the show included 11 tight numbers (it felt super fast this go-round, and I hated the Hammerstein venue as compared to the more spacious and now vanished Roseland), often takes on classic show tunes, always ending with a little more nudity than you might encounter in a locker room.

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DSC00044Baby, if Callan's the bottom, I'm the top.

“Take It from the Top” was a sterling opener starring Harvey Fierstein and Callan Bergmann, a one-time Mr. Broadway, the latter of which as a great opener. Bergmann's were choice cheeks to inaugurate a buns-hun show, and he was one of the performers who really shone this year.

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