Artistic Differences: Better Before, by...
My friend Pierre-Yves Monnerville had little to say about this exhibition, a slideshow on inter-generational envy featuring a grizzled Gallic Andrew Sullivan lookalike and titled “Better Before”. Never mind, since the in-character scribble monologue, as usual, says it best. (Transcription:) The previous generation is so lucky. They must have had a much better life than us now. My parents...
Here’s my boyfriend returning home to me after another long day at his work:
REDEMPTION USA, 1995 Director: Steven Scarborough Stars: Zak Spears, Brad Stone, Tom Katt, Chuck Barron Available on DVD, download or stream - order here The Abduction series, so nearly sublime, ends in ridiculous fashion with this coked-out muddle. For no apparent reason, the story has been transferred to a tacky-looking mock-Moroccan pleasure dome where some cheesy Prince What’s-his-name...
A moment with Elizabeth Taylor #3
How to tie Marc Dylan up
Should you ever have the opportunity: don’t dream it, watch it
Truth in titling
ANOTHER GAY MOVIE USA, 2006 Director: Todd Stephens Stars: Michael Carbonaro, Jonah Blechman, Jonathan Chase, Mitch Morris Available on DVD - order here Review by Matthew Rettenmund “I don’t even want straight people to see us acting like that.” That’s what an openly gay actor from one of Outfest’s shorts told me when I asked if he’d seen Another Gay Movie,...
Found In Translation: Los Chicos de la Banda...
Just when you thought Harold couldn’t sound any more maleficent, try him out in Spanish: the original English: [[MORE]] “You’re a sad and pathetic man. You’re a homosexual and you don’t want to be, but there’s nothing you can do to change it. Not all the prayers to your god, not all the analysis you can buy in all the years you’ve go left to live. You may one day be able to know a...
THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Australia, 1994 Director: Stephan Elliott Stars: Hugo Weaving, Terence Stamp, Guy Pearce Available on DVD/Blu-ray - order here Popular Sydney drag queens Mitzi (Hugo Weaving) and Felicia (Guy Pearce) join transsexual Bernadette (Terence Stamp) on the long trip to Alice Springs, where they’re booked to play a few weeks in the showroom of a...
Trailer Park: Yentl (1983)
A fittingly tentative trailer for our beloved perfectionist’s imperfect labour of love: more on Yentl
THE LARAMIE PROJECT USA, 2002 Director: Moises Kaufman Stars: Steve Buscemi, Peter Fonda, Laura Linney, Amy Madigan, Camryn Manheim, Mark Webber Available on DVD - order here After Matthew Shepard’s murder, lines were clearly drawn and though the group spewing the indignant gay pride rhetoric assumed they were doing the right thing, Shepard was in fact violated by both sides equally, as they...
In The Room
ELEPHANT USA, 2003 Director: Gus van Sant Stars: John Robinson, Alex Frost, Eric Deulen Available on DVD - order here Funny, isn’t it, how a deafening roar of gay activist outrage attended Matthew Shepard’s murder but nary a whisper was heard from gay circles less than a year later, when rumours of homosexuality swirled around the perpetrators of the Columbine school massacre. Whether...
Gay Scene: Les Puceaux (The Virgins) (1998)
Les Puceaux (The Virgins) was a segment from François Ozon’s shorts collection Scènes de lit (Bed scenes) in 1998. The guys giving each other head are Sébastien Charles and Jérémie Elkaїm. [[MORE]]
Mark Simpson on Magic Mike
Mark Simpson’s take on Magic Mike: Magic Mike just doesn’t deliver the goods. The junk stays in the trunks. It’s a 110 minute prick-tease without any pricks and very little tease. Most unforgivably of all, this male stripper movie – starring Channing Tatum – wants to be taken seriously. It thinks it has a plot. And the plot is… another fucking Hollywood morality tale. Will...
Best Movie Ever
Michael Brawn, lover of cock, takes you through the basics in this stunning instructional video: [[MORE]]
Hotty of the day: Harrison Ford
Some men age really well and Harrison Ford, who turns 70 today (July 13), isn’t one of them. The diamond earring, Calista Flockhart - it’s all been downhill since Witness, really. But there was a time when Ford was the quintessential spunky matinee idol, and before that, a hard working carpenter! [[MORE]]
Brad, Billy & Patrick
Billy Hayes (right) visits Brad Davis on the set of Midnight Express in 1978. The dog is a stray, adopted by Brad on the set. He named it Patrick, and took it home after filming wrapped and gave it to his mother. If you click on the image, you can see it full size, and note Brad’s Marlboros and matches, scuffy sneakers, and patched jeans. Note too, the beauty of his forearms, and...
Doing lines: Harold arrives, The Boys In The Band...
Listen, repeat, and memorise, then turn up late to every future event and announce your arrival thus*: “What I am, Michael, is a 32-year-old, ugly, pockmarked Jew fairy, and if it takes me a while to pull myself together and if I smoke a little grass before I get up the nerve to show my face to the world it’s nobody’s goddamned business but my own. And how are you this...
Happy Birthday Richard Simmons
The one and only Richard Simmons is 64 today (July 12). Apart from sending Barbra Streisand diamond jewelry (she sent it all back, saying “he’s responding to an illusion, sending expensive gifts to an idea that isn’t actually real”) and speaking at Senate hearings on obesity (below), Richard lives fairly secretively in a palatial home in the hills above Hollywood.
Dawson's (muddy) Creek
In his latest blog post Mark S. King asks if Dawson’s 20 Load Weekend is “the most important gay porn film ever made?” It’s an interesting read, despite occasional lapses into self-satisfaction (dismissing HIV-negative doubters as “jealous”) and an inclusion of the ludicrously disingenuous ravings of Eric Rofes (“barebacking is liberation …...