19 posts categorized "STEPHEN GUARINO"

Aug 04 2017
6-PACK — Mario Testino's Got More Pretty Stuff Than He Can Handle + Kardashians Turn On Caitlyn + Debbie Harry's New Spread + Fur Ball + Employing The Boy + In Andre's Secret Garden! Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2017-08-04 at 6.22.25 PM 1If you really want to feel poor, you shouldn't miss the video shot by Sotheby's in which legendary fashion shooter Mario Testino talks about his art collection, some of which is going up for sale September 13, 2017.

“Collecting has been an amazing journey for me,” he notes. No shit?

Keep reading for an eyeful ...

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Aug 02 2017
Stephen Guarino Is A Comedy God Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2017-08-02 at 2.29.34 PMStephen Guarino is attached to our Boy Culture: The Series project, and we couldn't be luckier to have him in any capacity — he's just one of the funniest guys I've ever met.

In his novella-length Instagram post — essentially an ask for pledges, but publishable as an e-book — he displays a fraction of his wit. It's worth reading, even if you already gave at the office ...

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BOY CULTURE: THE SERIES On #pinksixty Comments (0)

Pretty cool to hear Boy Culture: The Series discussed as a news item. Thanks, Pinksixty! One more tidbit after the jump ...

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Aug 01 2017
6-PACK — Patti LaBelle On Divettes & Gay Love + What's New, Gay Buenos Aires? + Jock Poetry + Madonna's Fake Corset & Real Polaroids + Huff Post On BOY CULTURE! Comments (0)

Patti-LaBelle-Last-Unbroken-Heart“I just want all of my gay fans to know that I will always be here for them the way I am: honest, to the point, and loving my gay fans even more and more each day,” Patti LaBelle says. “I mean, when I think about it, the gay fans are some of the reason — one big reason — I'm still standing, 'cause they loved me when other people tried not to. Everybody always says, 'What makes gay men like you?'... I know that love has lifted me up for many, many years.” More from Ms. LaBelle, including her rumored Aretha beef, plus other hot links of the day after the jump ...

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Jul 25 2017
Big News — BOY CULTURE: THE SERIES! Comments (0)

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Ten years after the theatrical release of Boy Culture — the movie directed by Q. Allan Brocka that was adapted by him and Philip Pierce from my 1995 novel of the same title — I am proud to announce a Kickstarter for a sequel!

Click Here for the Kickstarter!

Boy Culture: The Series is already written. It's a funny, edgy follow-up in six, 15-minute installments that catch us up on the rocky romance between cold cookie X, an emotionally stunted hustler, and his fed-up, vanilla partner Andrew, 10 years after the events of the original film. Each installment will tackle a different aspect of gay life in 2017, from aging to race to monogamy.

I am proud to announce that I co-wrote this project with Allan, marking my first screenplay.

Screen Shot 2017-05-15 at 5.21.09 PMMe in L.A. with Philip Pierce, Stephen Israel and Q. Allan Brocka (Image via Matthew Rettenmund)

Screen Shot 2017-07-24 at 10.42.18 PMMatthew Wilkas's Emoji Roommate Instagrams crack me the hell up. (Image via Instagram)

Boy Culture: The Series will welcome back the amazing Darryl Stephens as Andrew. He was such a valuable part of the movie and is so lovely in person — couldn't be happier to welcome him back.

Check Out Darryl Stephens on Instagram Here!

In the role of X, we have cast Matthew Wilkas, a terrific actor (check him out in Gayby) who just wrapped The Pride (great play if you ever get a chance to see it) in L.A. You may also know him as the boyfriend of Gus Kenworthy — they recently shared the cover of Out.

Check Out Matthew Wilkas on Instagram Here!

As one of the leads, we've got the incredibly sexy Matt Crawford aka Daddy Crawf of Insta-fame. This kid is going to nail the part he plays. More on that in due time.

Screen Shot 2017-05-15 at 5.27.44 PMCrawford & Stephens at a recent reading of the script. (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)

Check Out Daddy Crawf on Instagram Here!

We've also signed up one of my favorite people, the talented Steve Grand for his acting debut! Mr. Grand is playing P-Town through August:

And we're lucky to have Stephen Guarino, one of the funniest people alive. I've known him for years and was happy to bump into him at the BearCity 3 premiere in NYC his week.

Screen Shot 2017-06-11 at 3.03.48 PMStephen Guarino, who is currently seen on Showtime's I'm Dying Up Here

More casting news as we get closer to our goal of $50,000.

So far, all the guys playing gay characters this time around are ... drumroll ... actually and openly gay! What a concept!

I write Boy Culture the blog almost for free; the few ads I have don't nearly compensate for the time spent, and the only occasoin on which I've approached you guys with my hand out was when I launched my Encyclopedia Madonnica 20 Kickstarter years ago.

Now, I am humbly asking you to please do either or both of these things:

(1) Donate to the Kickstarter! It's here.

(2) Share the link to the Kickstarter on all your social media.

THANK YOU for your consideration!

 
Jul 22 2017
Den Brothers: Inside The BEARCITY 3 Premiere Comments (0)

IMG_8335***_newThis kinda sums up how the cast and creatives feel about each other. (All images by Matthew Rettenmund)

It must've been the call of the wild, but I came out of hibernation for the BearCity 3 premiere in NYC tonight, held at the SVA Theatre as a gala to benefit PFLAG.

IMG_8293***_newThe poster's like “Where's Dildo?” — here, the handsome Matthew Montelongo & friend.

Cast member — and All Male, All Nude director — Gerald McCullouch was the one who invited me, and when Daddy tells you to do something, you do it.

IMG_8248***_newGregory Gunter, director Doug Langway & Stephen Guarino 

The very funny film about love, lust, parenting and laughter, directed by Doug Langway, stars Kathy Najimy, Daniel Franzese, Stephen Guarino, Chris Salvatore, Joe Conti, Gregory Gunter, Matthew Montelongo, Brian Keane, J. Andrew Mullins, Bruce Howard Seeds, Jay Arseno, Richmond Chandler and many more, but for my money, the MVP is Guarino, one of the funniest people I've ever met.

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IMG_8258***_newGuarino & McCullouch, who should become professional auctioneers ... see below.

Also hysterical was the story the warm and fuzzy Gunter told me while praising my blog. He'd already greeted me on impact, and then confessed he'd been sending all these gay links from my blog to a friend on Facebook, only to discover way, way into the process that he was sending it to a straight dude in Canada with the same name. When I asked what the guy said about it eventually, Greg joked, “'Don't ever come to Canada. And I have a boner.'”

IMG_8350***_newCute couple! J. Andrew Mullins (R) reprises his role of Jimmy and also executive produced

IMG_8299***_newI think I was caught checking out the white-jeansed booty of one of these attendees ...

IMG_8354***_newBrian Keane & Guarino bask in the glow of completing a threequel.

IMG_8284***_newHair ya go!

IMG_8279***_newHot pieces abounded in all shapes and sizes.

IMG_8281***_newA woman came.

A summary of BearCity 3, in case you need some catching up from the first IMG_8247***_new two (via the BearCity 3 team):

After a continuing losing streak that started at the altar, Roger tries to claw out of financial ruin and into the arms of Tyler. But Jay, Ty's hunky Fire Chief partner is not letting that flame blaze. Meanwhile, fireworks explode when Fred's obsessive tinkering on their bear documentary conflicts with Brent's baby prep and the unwavering due date of their new born. Mama Bear Michael faces major challenges and finds that love comes in all colors, shapes and sizes. Join us as we take one final adventure into the woods with the BearCity gang, where romance can sometimes be hairy but ultimately worth every hilarious, sometimes painful and all-consuming moment.

Great movie, great party and a great event to raise cash for PFLAG — which is $500 richer from an impromptu auctionioning of a gift bag prior to the screening, sweetened by a promise that McCullouch would date the winner. “He's hung!” Guarino shouted, driving the price higher.

Mom would be proud.

More Pics Here!

 
Jan 30 2017
This Is Who Trump Blames For His Muslim Ban's Chaos Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2017-01-30 at 3.08.05 PM(Video still via MTV)

Stephen Guarino is always hilarious, and when I read that Trump was blaming chaos caused by his Muslim ban on Delta's system, all I could think of was this sketch.

For fun, check out a Q&A I did with sexy Stephen six (!) years ago ... on Cam4 ...

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Mar 05 2016
Stephen Guarino Happens: FRONTIERS Cover Story For GAY SKIT HAPPENS Star Comments (0)

12771831_10208879280406117_5636151141179896388_o(Image by Ted Sun/Frontiers)

My buddy Stephen Guarino covers Frontiers—and it's about time!

In the feature, Guarino's multiple projects are almost impossible to sort out (some cool gays werk, Guarino works), but reading about his big break in meeting Rosie O'Donnell and landing a spot on The Big Gay Sketch Show and later duking it out for a spot on SNL that he didn't get are highlights.

Screen Shot 2016-03-05 at 11.59.36 AMGay Skit Happens is the icing on the cock. (Video still via Logo)

Now, he's back with the Logo series Gay Skit Happens, which he calls “post-millennial” in its approach, saying, “A lot of the work is quicker, and it's mostly location-based. We're also doing it quarterly, instead of week after week.”

Check out some hilarious pieces from Gay Skit Happens below, and pick up/visit Frontiers now ...

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