Saturday, October 22, 2016
Picked up on our Hitchcock theme by seeing a special 3-D presentation of "Dial M for Murder" at the Village Cinema East. It was my "first" 3-D movie, and what a way to begin, with Grace Kelly at her most luminous and Robert Cummings looking every bit the part of "another man." Love how a nearly two hour film can be almost entirely set in a single room yet you're engrossed from beginning to end.
I use the scare quotes on first because I attempted to see the third "Jaws" with my Michigan best friend, Mark, in the summer of '83 at the Fiesta Village in Mesa, but had to get a refund after explaining to the manager the film was in "negative 3-D"!
Although the effects weren't working -- the projector must have been failing -- and I got a major headache, I did stay seated long enough to fall in lust with Timothy Gibbs, whose Hanes-briefs-romp-in-the-sand may just have been what sealed the deal for my homosexuality. Swoon ...
Friday, October 21, 2016
And I was so looking forward to putting that incident at the Pink Pounder behind me.
A bill named for WWII codebreaker Alan Turing that would have pardoned more than 49,000 gay men convicted under gross indecency laws has failed in UK parliament after the Government’s Justice Minister Sam Gyimah, who had proposed an alternative bill, spoke until the bill was killed.Details HERE.
A weekly look at what's making news in the free gay mags:
Gloss (SF): Five steps to a perfect chest / Online edition HERE.
The Fight (L.A.): The musical duo Branden and James, appearing at Palm Springs Pride in November, on relationships, being marginalized and finding your truth. Read HERE.
I didn't even know they had black history month in the U.K.! Read HERE.
Metro Weekly (D.C.): Scott Wallis wanted to opening a gay underwear store. Then he added shirts, belts, casual wear, colognes, ties. The result is perhaps the most appealing masculine boutique Washington has ever seen. Welcome to Avenue Jack. Read HERE.
Get Out!: 20 places to be this Halloween / Online edition HERE.
Chris Sutton says there’s “never been a better time” for a gay footballer / Read HERE.
Echo (Phoenix): Local artist creates platform for transgender and nonbinary community members to share their stories / Read HERE.
Winq: Multi-talented Mark Gatiss talks to us about his latest turn treading the boards in seminal gay play "The Boys in the Band" / Read HERE.
Grab (Chicago): Screen, queen! Read HERE.
Q Salt Lake: Chelsea Clinton took a break from campaigning to speak to the LGBT press / Read HERE.
Trump started off with some great jokes at the Al Smith dinner then, just as he did in the latest debate, took a hard right into Crazyland. (Other than a couple unfunny blows, Hillary was pretty much hilarious!) Read HERE.
Editorial: Bury Trump in a Landslide / Read HERE.
In Debate, Hillary Clinton’s Clarion Call for Women Thrills Many / Read HERE.
Concrete-Covered 1957 Cadillac Makes Art Historians Lose Their Marbles / Read HERE.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Yahoo reports about the fun dom-sub situation:
On Tuesday, Amy Schumer performed at Madison Square Garden and the surprise opener was none other than Madonna. (It was a thank you to Schumer for opening for Madonna during three Rebel Heart tour dates in NYC in 2015.) The Material Girl took the stage to introduce the “insanely funny” “genius of comedy” Schumer. It involved some racy stumping for Hillary Clinton. The power blondes then danced together onstage (with a little grinding) to kick off the comedy show.
Behind the scenes, things were even more fun apparently. The funny gal and “f***ing Madonna,” as Schumer called her, hung out with her friends. We’re sure not just anyone could get “f***ing Madonna” to do a human pyramid, but Schumer did and it was incredible.
Madonna (with those buff arms) was on top of the lady tower. She appeared to be cracking up. Schumer was on the bottom row, looking a little nervous that she may injure her Madgesty.
The human pyramid is apparently Schumer’s go-to move when she’s bonding with a new pal. Well, the famous ones anyway. We’ll never forget the one she did with Jennifer Lawrence in July 2015. What great form! Again, Schumer served as anchor and she let her friend shine in the top spot.
After the show, Madonna posted a photo with Schumer, writing, “Love and Respect this woman so much!! Thanks for letting me get on your stage! It was AWESOME!!” She also posted a photo of her onstage, captioning it, “So much fun opening up for amyschumer at Madison Square Garden tonight!! It was short but it was sweet (like me). I’m forever changed! Love you Amy.”