122 posts categorized "STARRY-EYED"

Dec 16 2019
Golden Guy + Zambia Gay Couple Get 15 Years In Prison + Touch Our Junk Theater To Be Razed + Mormon For Marriage Equality + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Puppy love.

BELOW: Zambia slams pro-gay ambassador, Touch Our Junk getting gentrified, New Year's Cockin' Eve and more ...

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Oct 02 2019
Rock Hudson-Hard Abs + Gay TikTik + Pompeo Admits He Was On Ukraine Call + Hillary & Chelsea: LOCK HIM UP! + My Latest Madonna Encounter + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: I'd love to get into his pink.

BELOW: Keep reading for the hot new Ryan Murphy find, gay TikTok, Pompeo needs to be removed, too, and much more ...

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Oct 01 2019
Everybody Wants To Be Your Friend: An Evening With Debbie Harry & Chris Stein Comments (0)

DSC01056No pictures, please! (Images by Matthew Rettenmund)

I had fun at the Town Hall event surrounding Debbie Harry's new memoir, Face It, Monday night. Having heard mixed reviews of the book, I had low expectations.

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Dec 05 2018
RUMOURS-Monger Comments (0)

Lindsey BuckinghamWe went our own way. (Image via Matthew Rettenmund)

Was thrilled to see my first Lindsey Buckingham concert — and to meet the guitar god — in NYC last night. Full review here.

After the jump, one of my favorites of his songs ...

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Jun 26 2018
Happy 83rd, Larry Kramer! Comments (0)

IMG_2085Thank you to Mike Summers for the invite! (Image by Mike Summers)

The indomitable — to put it nicely — Larry Kramer had a great deal of influence IMG_2087 on a generation of gay men. For me, a person barely touched by the AIDS crisis on a one-on-one level, I was nonetheless in his thrall as I read the bitterly funny Faggots, which certainly informed Boy Culture.

So it was a thrill to share air with him again, this time on the occasion of a reading of his 1992 play The Destiny of Me by Eric Bogosian, Ellen Barkin, Gideon Glick, Josh Hamilton, Lee Pace (on his night off from Angels in America), Mark Ruffalo and Edie Falco at the Lucille Lortel.

Scintillating play! So well-observed and such a classic story of growing up gay.

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May 31 2018
BOY Crazy: Inside The Party For THE BOYS IN THE BAND Comments (0)

IMG_5201Playwright Mart Crowley appeared for the final bows
IMG_5201Take a bow — the boys of The Boys in the Band (Images from audience member in mezzanine)

It took The Boys in the Band 50 years to get to Broadway, and it took me nearly as long to get into the pre-opening after-party ... but I did.

Huge Recap of the Original The Boys in the Band — HERE!

I impulsively bought one of the last tickets for Wednesday's 7 p.m. performance (I had already seen the first preview April 30), scoring one with an empty seat on one side of me and two empty seats on the other. (There were only seven empty seats in the house; not surprising since the show's official opening night is tonight, which is probably the night fans targeted, thinking it would be the star-studded choice.)

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Mar 17 2018
Gus Kenworthy Was Team Shangela & Other Things I Learned At His Samsung Event With Nigel Sylvester Comments (0)

****IMG_4359_newGus before the event (All images by Gus Kenworthy)

****IMG_4367 copy_newMy pal Mark Greeno kindly alerted me to a Gus Kenworthy event moments before it was happening, so I tore down to Samsung 837 in the Meatpacking District to see what was happening.

Gus is a rare gay guy who talks about skiing some slopes without it meaning drugs, and he's also — as expected — 100% sweet. The event was messy! I arrived and got several different answers as to where to stand and what to do. I was even mistaken for Samsung staff and handed an official wristband IDing me as such. Okay!

Eventually, things became more clear, and Gus did a quick walk-through past us. I introduced myself (his boyfriend Matt Wilkas is currently attached to star in the Boy Culture Web series) ****IMG_4377_new and took some snaps of him with a few superfans, including a couple of guys who didn't look too shabby, even next to Gus! One guy, who later told me the day was one of the highlights of his life as a gay man and as an athlete, wisely had Gus sign some skis, which he happily did.

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Jan 11 2018
Get Ur FREAK SHOW On: Inside Trudie Styler's NYC Movie Premiere Comments (0)

DSC05836Ms. Styler could not have been more gracious to me, or to her guests (Party images by Matthew Rettenmund)

If you've never read Freak Show by James St. James — as I hadn't, until recently — do! It's a darkly funny coming-of-age story about a flamboyant kid attempting to adapt to his decidedly non-flamboyant surroundings, and it couldn't be more timely.

MaxresdefaultAlex Lawther's imitation game is strong. (Movie images via IFC)

Now, Trudie Styler is making her directorial debut with a feature adapted from the novel, and I was lucky enough to be invited to the NYC premiere last night ...

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