October 8, 2015

Kim David Smith's "Shooting Star"

Australian singer Kim David Smith describes himself as a "neo-Weimar, cabaret-pop" performer (whatever the heck that means). He's just released his new video for the single "Shooting Star," which he was able to produce thanks to financial aid raised through crowdfunding. 
"I’m very excited to release my new music video for 'Shooting Star,'" he said. "Appearing on both my Nova and Supernova albums, 'Shooting Star' touches on the two-year, long-distance period at the beginning of my relationship with my husband."

He also looks pretty good in his undies!

Kim David Smith

October 6, 2015

Sam Smith's James Bond song released

Sam Smith has joined a very select list of artists who were asked to sing the theme song for a James Bond film. (The list includes Madonna, Duran Duran, Shirley Bassey and Sheena Easton.)

It's a good song, but we're not sure it's a chart topper.

September 29, 2015

Smithers to come out to Burns

Mr. Burns' slavishly devoted assistant, Waylon Smithers, will finally come out to his boss in Season 27 of The Simpsons.  We could never figure out what Smithers sees in the decrepit and evil Burns; he must be attracted to power.  Mr. Burns has so far been oblivious to Smithers' true feelings.

According to executive producter Al Jean, “In Springfield now, most people know he’s gay, but obviously Burns doesn’t. We deal with that in two episodes. … We actually do a lot with Smithers this year; he gets fed up with Burns not appreciating him and considers his options.”

Somehow we think that Mr. Burns will not react by tenting his fingers and uttering "Excellent."

September 28, 2015

Troye Sivan's "Fools"

In Troye Sivan's "Fools," from the Album WILD, two boys are in love but know they have to face a dangerous and inhospitable world.

Hercules, baby!

Marvel Comics recently tweeted out the cover for its new Hercules series, and boy is he hot (if a little bloody):

September 25, 2015

Hey, check out Margaret Cho's "Fat Pussy"

Okay, we know that most of you reading this don't have a fat pussy, but we thought we'd give Margaret Cho some love anyway and play her new video.

September 22, 2015

And it's Jeffrey Tambor for the (Emmy) win

Jeffery Tambor Emmy winDuring Sunday night's Emmy Awards, Jeffrey Tambor took the honor for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Maura Pfefferman - a transgender woman who comes out to her family late in life - in the series Transparent.
“I’d like to thank Jill Soloway for giving me the privilege and responsibility [of the role]," Tambor said in his acceptance speech. “I’d like to thank this gorgeous cast; everywhere you rest your eye there’s genius.”
He also dedicated his win to the transgender community. “Thank you for your patience,” he said. “Thank you for your courage, thank you for your stories, thank you for letting us be part of the change.”
Transparent was created by Amazon Studios, and follows the ups and downs of a retired political science college professor who finally opens up to her family about always identifying as a woman. The series also explores the tribulations of Maura's three spoiled, dysfunctional adult children.
Tambor also won a Golden Globe and a Critics' Choice Television Award for the role earlier this year. The show itself has picked up several more awards, including the five Emmys it just took home.
While backstage, Tambor spoke out about how much responsibility he feels about his role, because “lives are at stake… with real humor, you can kill prejudice and keep it far away… I’m not bashful about holding this (Emmy statuette) up because this is bigger than me.”
This is a great moment not only for a talented actor, but also for a community that is starting to be treated with the respect it deserves.

September 13, 2015

John Grant does not disappoint with "Disappointing"

John Grant's video for "Dissapointing" offers something different: a promiscuous camera. Director David Wilson explains:
The idea for the promo came very clearly to me. I pitched the idea of [musician John Grant] being surrounded by men and objects that would be temptations or distractions from a monogamous relationship.
This concept then developed into the camera becoming distracted by these temptations, and for John to be steadfast: addressing the viewer, often appearing, as if by magic at the beginning and end of long, flowing camera moves. It’s been fun to treat the camera as an entity in itself: not quite a person, more a point-of-view that continually veers away from John and go down a rabbit hole of a gay sauna.

September 8, 2015

'Golden Girls' feted by gays and pornographers

The first Golden Girls episode aired in September, 1985; the series lasted seven seasons and has never gone out of syndication. For some reason or other (the bitchy humor, perhaps) gays loved the show. And gay and straight fans alike are marking the 30th anniversay, each in their own way. 

Four former contestants  from Ru Paul's Drag Race will host a two day marathon of favorite episodes on Logo TV on Sept. 12 and 13.  During the "30 Isn't A Drag" weekend, Shangela plays the fiery Sophia, Delta Work is sarcastic Dorothy, Pandora Boxx is dumb Rose and Willam is slutty Blanche.

On the straight side, Hustler Video declared it's time for the MILFs to make way for the GILFs, with the release of a porn parody, This Ain't the Golden Girls. The trailer has no nudity, thank God.  

September 5, 2015

Pentatonix wants that "Can't Sleep Love"

Pentatonix is well known for its acapella reworking of popular songs. The group is hoping that it will be able to win over more fans with original work, which will be featured on their upcoming album Pentatonix. "Can't Sleep Love" is the first single, and has an easy R&B groove.

August 30, 2015

Le1f releases video for new single “Koi”

Gay hip hop artist Le1f has just released his latest single called "Koi" from his upcoming album Riot Boi.
The video was directed by Simon Ward, and follows Le1f and his dance crew on beaches and through jungles as giant koi, miniature koi, cartoon eyes and disembodied lips make various appearances. Fun times!

August 29, 2015

Tyler, The Creator banned from UK

tyler the creatorTyler, The Creator has been forced to cancel all of his upcoming concerts in the UK, and won't be able to perform anytime soon.
The 24 year-old rapper used the word "faggot" and similar words a total of 213 times on his 2011 album Goblin. Because of this, he has been banned from entering the UK for up to five years.
"Coming to the UK is a privilege, and we expect those who come here to respect our shared values," said a spokesperson for the U.K. Home Office. "The Home Secretary has the power to exclude an individual if she considers that his or her presence in the UK is not conducive to the public good or if their exclusion is justified on public policy grounds."
His manager, Christian Clancy, said that he received a note from the UK government stating that his client's music "encourages violence and intolerance of homosexuality."
Clancy said he was completely surprised by the ban. "Can you imagine being beholden to things you said when you were 18? Tyler has been to the UK over 20 [times] in the last 5 years without incident [for shows, in stores, and meet and greets]," he wrote on Tumblr.
Clancy acknowledged that the words made him "cringe" but said the bigger issue was one of free speech. He said Tyler had grown a lot since 2011 and his work reflected that growth.
"What I do know is Tyler is part of an argument that is counter to who he has become. How do you punish someone for growing up?"
Tyler had a similar issue with Australia; he was banned from entering that country last month because his lyrics were believed to promote violence against women.
Tyler, The Creator has been banned from the U.K. over old lyrics [The AV Club]
UK Officials Explain Why They Denied a Visa to Tyler the Creator [TIME]

August 26, 2015

Big Dipper releases "Vibin (Mighty Mark Remix)" video

According to Big Dipper, "[this] video is meant to be one last hurrah for all the summer and backyard parties of 2015." And for some added fun, it features Milk Queen (from RuPaul’s Drag Race) along with a bevy of scantily clad Brooklyn boys and girls. 

August 25, 2015

Artist explores the sexual side of Zayn Malik

SOLO erotic zine about Zayn MalikZayn Malik may be gone from One Direction, but the former boy-bander is not forgotten. Artist Zain Curtis has found a very interesting way to celebrate Malik's new career as a solo musician.
Curtis created an X-rated zine called Solo "with fictional drawings including jockstraps, watersports, toys & more." He thinks it will go over well with "diehard One Direction fans" and "queer Tumblr boys that always fantasized about something like this."
He continued:
It’s a celebration of Zayn becoming a solo artist. I’ve wanted to create something like this for a while. I didn’t know how to properly execute it until I saw that he was signed to a new label and actually was going to put out a record.
I wanted to do something fun and sexy with him, so being drawn in various ‘solo’ masturbation scenes seemed to piece it together for me. It parodies the shedding of the ‘cookie cutter’ image that every pop star eventually runs away from.
It’s exploring the sexuality of someone who maybe had to repress it, while at the same time, it was being sold as a product to audiences.
Solo will be available after September 9 for a whopping $5 here.
Zayn Malik