May 1, 2016

Singer Tyler Glenn takes on the Mormon Church in latest single

Tyler GlennNeon Trees' singer Tyler Glenn has released his first solo single. If you look beyond the catchy bass and synthesizers, you'll find in "Trash" a whole lot of anger.
In the song, the openly gay and openly Mormon Glenn is calling out the Mormon Church for its stance on homosexuality. 
"My entire life and perspective on God, the afterlife, morals and values, my self-worth and my born sexual orientation has been wired within the framework of this religion that doesn't have a place for me," he explained. "I served [this church]. I was the square peg trying to fit into the round hole. I believed it till six months ago."
"I always tried to make being gay and being Mormon work," he added. But he realized it was meaningless in light of the Church's recent declaration that it would excommunicate anyone in a same-sex relationship.
"The big problem here is that they claim it's the only truth. There have been over 40 suicides within the church as a result of this policy. These aren't just grown men and women. Many are children. It's backwards. It's not of God. I needed to make this statement to artfully show the pain of a faith crisis and the darkness of doubt, but also that there's ways to reclaim what is yours."

April 28, 2016

Check out the trailer for "Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie"

The Absolutely Fabulous movie trailer has been released, and Patsy and Eddie are once again screwing up royally!
This time they've killed a supermodel. The two escape to the French Riviera, but how long before they get caught?
The film is filled with cameos, from Jon Hamm and Rebel Wilson to Kate Moss and Joan Collins.

April 26, 2016

Online gaming team can't compete because it's sponsored by porn company

Team YouPorn from the Electronic Sports LeagueThe Electronic Sports League (ESL) -- the biggest video game competition organization in the world -- has dropped a team for being sponsored by YouPorn, the x-rated video streaming site.
ESL said it made the decision to ban Team YouPorn because many of the countries in which its live events take place have anti-porn laws. 
"Advertising pornography is not legal in the markets we operate in," the company said in a statement. "The vast majority of partners we're working with have strict 'no drugs, no alcohol, no pornography' rules that we've contractually taken on board."
YouPorn even rebranded the logo to read Team YP. ESL still said no.
“I am disappointed that Team YP’s growth is being stunted by this decision, not to mention the effect that this will have on our roster of players,” Team YP manager Claire Fisher said. “While for some, our participation in esports has been controversial, stopping our players from competing because they are sponsored by us, in spite of Team YP operating as a completely SFW [safe for work] brand, clearly separated from any adult content, seems unfair to say the least.”
If the fear is "offending" countries in which gaming takes place, does this mean no gay teams are allowed to enter? Besides, everyone knows that when gamers aren't playing World of Warcraft, they're pirating porn.

Harvey Fierstein will appear in ‘Hairspray Live!’

Harvey FiersteinNBC, which aired The Wiz Live! in November, has announced that its next live production will be Hairspray.
Even better, Harvey Fierstein, who played Edna Turnblad (pictured) in the original Broadway production, will reprise his role as the main character's loving mother. (In the movie version of the play, John Travolta played Edna.)
“Harvey Fierstein created the role of Edna Turnblad on Broadway in an indelible Tony-winning performance that demanded to be memorialized on film, and we’re happy he wanted to step into her shoes one last, unforgettable time,” Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment, said.
He added, "We’re also so grateful that the incomparable Jennifer Hudson will play Motormouth Maybelle and we know her rendition of ‘I Know Where I’ve Been’ will literally stop the show.”
Fierstein will also be writing the script for the NBC special.
The show takes place in 1962 Baltimore. Edna’s daughter, Tracy Turnblad, wins a spot on “The Corny Collins Show," but risks her chances of becoming a local celeb by fighting to have the show allow dancers from different races.  
Hairspray Live! is set to air Wednesday, December 7, on NBC. 

April 17, 2016

More teasers about James Franco's "King Cobra"

King Cobra

Now that King Cobra has premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, the rest of us are getting a better idea of what we can expect from the gay porn biopic.

The film explores the real life murder of porn producer Bryan Kocis (Christian Slater). Garrett Clayton plays Sean Paul Lockhart (aka Brent Corrigan), whose career has been shepherded by Kocis. When Lockhart decides he’d be better off as a free agent, rival producers Harlow Cuadra and Joseph Kerekes (James Franco and Keegan Allen) aim to cash in by any means possible. 

Director Justin Kelly said the sex in the movie is unapologetic.

“We wanted to make it as unapologetic as possible," Kelly explained. "I didn’t have a desire to shock — it’s a part of the story. Myself and the actors discussed from day one that you can’t shy away.”
He added: “A few times, the actors took things further than the script." (Well, that has our interest piqued!)
The movie has been rated NC-17. Kelly blames the rating on homophobia.
“It’s a complete fact that graphic gay male sex will get you an NC-17 rating,” he said. “Straight men can [appear] completely naked and be choking a woman, and that’s PG-13. There are crazy rape scenes that get by, it’s mind-blowing.”
As for an official release date for the film? There isn't one. Currently it is popping up at a few film festivals, but hopefully it'll land in theaters or stream online sometime soon.
Until then, here's a tease of what to expect ...

April 16, 2016

Broadway Bares announces 2016 theme

Broadway Bares is back! The annual event, showcasing the talents - and hot bods  - of dancers from the biggest Broadway shows, raises money for the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS announced this year's theme is Broadway Bares: On Demand. Yep, it'll be a naked celebration of television!
If only we could watch the damn thing on TV.
Even if we don't get to see it, it has done the world a lot of good. After 25 editions of Broadway Bares, it has raised $14.3 million for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
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April 14, 2016

Queer Archie Comics' character gets new look

Kevin Keller

Out gay comic book character Kevin Keller is back, and he's sporting a very different look.

When he first appeared in Archie Comics, he was slim and clean cut. Now, he is a little more buff, and sporting a bit of scruff on his face.

The new series, Life With Kevin, is a digital comic exploring what Kevin's been up to the past little while.  “The new series explores Kevin’s life after high school and college, as he enters the real world," explained creator Dan Parent. "And we can explore all the career and romantic challenges that he has an adult.”

April 11, 2016

Derek Bishop channels a retro vibe for “Taffy”

Openly gay singer Derek Bishop has just released the video for his latest single, "Taffy."

“I wanted the video to look like a catalog of retro albums and posters flowing together, with each scene serving as its own little graphic moment," he explained. "I didn’t have an assistant, so I was running back and forth behind and in front of the camera. I filmed a lot of very blurry scenes not being able to see what was going on.”

For a DIY project, the video is pretty good.

March 26, 2016

Check out the latest Pet Shop Boys' single, "Happiness"

The Pet Shop Boys are back with a new album coming out on April 1, 2016. Two dozen songs were actually written for Super, but only 12 made the final cut.

This is the second single from upcoming release ...

March 17, 2016

Big gay spoiler for "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2"

My Big Fat Greek Wedding was a surprise hit back in 2002. The movie was written by and starred Nia Vardalos, and followed the trials and tribulations of a single Greek woman falling in love and being pressured to settle down by her very large family.
On March 25th, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 is coming out; the sequel will focus on Vardalos' on-camera daughter's trip down the aisle.
But this time there will also be a homo twist. Joey Fatone’s character Angelo returns in the sequel ... and this time he’s gay!
The former 'NSYNC member says his character's sexuality is treated "with a shrug and a smile."
"Our gay and lesbian brethren and sisters are 10 per cent, if not more, of the population," Fatone said. "When my cousins came out, the love that came at them was so intense and unconditional that I thought, 'This is my chance to put a little message in of acceptance.'"
He said that he was touched to find out that he was given such an important, if small, moment in the movie.
"It was quite an honor for Nia to give me something like that, because not many people see the non-comedy side of me and to have to deliver something like that – telling your parents you are gay – it’s a tough thing. It was an exciting thing to do and it’s from life experience – one of my best friends, him coming out."
Will the sequel live up to the original? Probably not. But if we miss it in the theaters we definitely catch it when it comes out on Netflix.

March 16, 2016

AB SOTO shares “Queen Daddy”

AB SOTO has released the music video for his song “Queen Daddy.” 

There's a lot of grinding and sex sounds, but we're not sure if this will make it into our playlist anytime soon.

March 14, 2016

Hottie cast to play gay character in Archie Comics inspired show

Corey Cott to play Kevin Keller
Riverdale is a new series being planned for the CW. It will be a polished, updated reworking of the classic Archie Comics series.
Most of the cast has already been named, but we just got word that a very sexy Corey Cott will be playing gay character Kevin Keller.
Cott is better known for his work on Broadway, namely as the lead in the musical Newsies ... a role he got just two weeks after graduating from Carnegie Mellon University.
CW fare often skews towards a younger audience, so it will be interesting to see how much focus Keller gets in the show.

March 12, 2016

Adore Delano releases new single "Take Me There"

"Take Me There," is the second single from Adore Delano's sophomore album After Party. Yes, it was only two weeks ago that she released the first single and video "Dynamite." (Seriously, where do these queens find the time?)

March 10, 2016

Why Sacha Baron Cohen isn't playing Freddie Mercury

Sacha Baron Cohen explains why he dropped out of making Freddie Mercury biopic.
Believe it or not, funny man Sacha Baron Cohen (pictured, left) was once signed on to play Freddie Mercury in a biopic about the singer; however, clashes with Mercury's band Queen eventually led to a parting of the ways.
Cohen is now opening up about what exactly went wrong and why, in 2013, he decided to pull out of the project.
"There are amazing stories about Freddie Mercury… the guy was wild," he told Howard Stern this week. "He was living an extreme lifestyle – debauchery! There are stories of little people with plates of cocaine on their heads walking around parties.
“[When Queen intervened] it was less interesting a movie. ... You’ve got to remember, and I understand it – they are a band, they want to protect their legacy as a band… they want it to be about Queen. And I fully understand that.”
He said the band wanted the movie to be about themselves and how they carried on after Mercury's passing.
"‘Well, we see how the band carries on from strength to strength’… I said, ‘Listen, not one person is going to see a movie where the lead character dies from AIDS, and then you carry on to see the band carry on!’.”
Cohen explained: “There’s a type of biography called hagiography – if you’re a king, you want your own history written. You want to be the guy who saved the world, and you don’t want it to be someone else saves the world. ... The problem is with any biopic… if you’re in control of your rights to your life story, why wouldn’t you depict yourself as great as possible?”
“The remaining members are still great musicians, Brian May is a great guitarist… but he is not a great movie producer," he added.
We'd actually like to see both Queen's version and Cohen's version of Mercury's life.
Cohen is currently promoting his new movie, The Brother's Grimsby.