August 20, 2014

Doug Locke releases touching "#ThisCouldBeUs"

Openly gay musician Doug Locke has released his new single, "#ThisCouldBeUs."

In the music video, Locke's character reconnects with one of his former flames, which brings back memories of their youth together.
"We all have those former loves that, while life may have led us in different directions, we find ourselves reminiscing over, daydreaming about what could have been," Locke said. "I'm a firm believer that once you give a person a piece of your heart, you never truly get it back."

August 18, 2014

Celebrating the hot guys in video games

A parody that pays homage to the impossible physiques of male video game characters ...

August 17, 2014

A song about bi-curious boys and their oblivious girlfriends

New York rapper Chapman has released a new single for all the "straight" men he has bedded.
In “Switch Hitta,” he raps: “He don’t need to be confused no more. I could show him the way. He never mentioned you. Never told me he was straight!” Snap!

August 12, 2014

Author explains lack of gay sex in "Game of Thrones"

Gays in Game of ThronesGeorge RR Martin gets asked a lot of questions about his A Song of Fire and Ice novels (the series that spawned the HBO hit Game of Thrones). When will the next novel be written? Why did he kill so-and-so? Who will rule Westeros?

Another popular question: why don't his books have more explicit gay sex scenes?

In the TV series, there have been a few intimate moments between two men. However, such scenes are not common in the books. During his appearance at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Martin was asked about this.

"Because none of the viewpoint characters are gay, there are no explicit gay sex scenes in the early books," he answered. "A television show doesn't have those limitations. Will that change? It might. I've had letters from fans who want me to present particularly an explicit male sex scene – most of the letters come from women."
He added: "I'm not going to do it just for the sake of doing it. If the plot lends itself to that, if one of my viewpoint characters is in a situation, then I'm not going to shy away from it, but you can't just insert things because everyone wants to see them.
"It is not a democracy. If it was a democracy, then Joffrey [the sadistic boy king] would have died much earlier than he did."
Gays in Game of Thrones
George RR Martin reveals why there's no gay sex in Game of Thrones [The Guardian]

August 10, 2014

Sam Smith's "I'm Not the Only One" music video

Sam Smith's debut album keeps spawning hit after hit. His latest release, the jazzy "I'm Not the Only One," is sure to be another successful single.

August 7, 2014

Sarah Silverman plays gay in "Masters of Sex"

Sarah Silverman lands dramatic role in "Masters of Sex"Comic Sarah Silverman is taking a slightly more serious role in her latest project. She plays the ex-lover of Annaleigh Ashford's character on Showtime's Masters of Sex.
Silverman will appear in episode five. She is the secret ex of former prostitute Betty (Ashford) who is married to a man.
"Sarah Silverman and I do have a love scene and she was luxurious as a scene partner," Ashford said. "' ... She was just such a dream to work with. She’s one of the most gifted comediennes of our generation and oftentimes we forget that great comedians are great because they’re honest and that makes them honest, interesting actors and she brought all of that comedy and humanity to the role that she played and I couldn’t be more grateful to have a fabulous scene partner."
Series creator Michelle Ashford said that she always pictured Silverman for the role. She hoped that Silverman would be coming back for season three.
"We knew she had to be a very unusual woman to have hooked up with Betty," she explained. "So she alone has this whole mystery - but she’s so beautiful and subtle in the role. I think people will be really surprised."
Sarah Silverman's lesbian kiss
“Masters of Sex” has a 1950s lesbian storyline in Season 2 [After Ellen]

August 6, 2014

Cazwell gets all artsy

The new music video from homo-hip-hopper Cazwell is not as sexy as his other work. 

“'Sprung' was approached differently than a typical music video to promote the album," Cazwell explained. "This was an art installation piece I did with JB . The video pulls inspiration from early ’90s hip hop videos, video games, and the movie The Neverending Story."

We prefer it when he adds men with big bulges and tiny undies.

August 4, 2014

Andy Bell releases album, “Torsten the Bareback Saint”

Andy Bell, “Torsten the Bareback Saint”

Andy Bell, the lead singer of the Erasure, is back with a new album, with lyrics written by Barney Ashton and music composed by Christopher Frost and Simon Bayliss.

In Torsten The Bareback Saint, Andy sings in character as an age-defying polysexual. He will be performing live as a one man show at the Edinburgh Festival from August 5-16.

Torsten is a Dorian Gray-esque character. He's had many lovers, male and female, but as time passes he must suffer as they abandon him and die.

Bell called the album and play "the biggest challenge of my career so far.”

"You feel naked," Bell explained. "There are no bells and whistles, and it’s not your own songs. When I’m doing Erasure, I’m in my comfort zone. This is something completely different. I don’t think people are going to be offended but there’s quite a lot of swearing and visceral lyrics. It’s quite rude but I’m really enjoying it because I’ve got a clean-cut image."

As for the character of Torsten, Bell said: "He’s very vulnerable but he has this armour as well. I don’t see him as a victim at all. To me, it feels like you are reading through Torsten’s diary and each song is a certain period when he’s written down what he’s going through at that time. He seems to be a bit like Doctor Who where he can just travel wherever he wants to."

July 30, 2014

Culture Club back together for first time in 15 years

Boy George shared this video from Culture Club's Saturday performance at Edinburgh Castle. His voice is a lot smokier now, but he can still carry a tune. 

"In case you missed me and the guys dust off the cobwebs for the first Culture Club performance in 15 years at Edinburgh Castle last week,” he posted.

July 29, 2014

Tom Hardy to play twin gay gangsters

Tom HardyActor Tom Hardy is on somewhat of a gay streak.
First, he will be playing twin gangsters in the film Legend. The movie is about Ronald and Reggie Kray, brothers who ran East London’s underworld in the 1950s and 60s.
Although few knew about their sexuality, Freddie "Brown Bread Fred" Foreman, who worked with the twins, recently claimed that they were gay. He said Ronald admitted he liked men as a teenager, and Reggie's marriage to Frances Shea was a sham and never consummated (she committed suicide two years after they were married).
"The film apparently has Reggie looking out of his prison window and saying "I love you Frances" but he certainly did not love her like a husband loves a wife," Foreman said. "They never had sex." 
Hardy will also be portraying uber-gay singer Elton John in an upcoming biopic. And he played queer gangster Handsome Rob in Guy Ritchie's RocknRolla.
Although rumors about his own sexuality have been whispered about in gossip columns, he insists he is straight. In 2008, he said: "As a boy? Of course I have. I'm an actor for fuck's sake. I'm an artist. I've played with everything and everyone. But I'm not into men sexually. I love the form and the physicality but the gay sex bit does nothing for me."
Still, it's great that the hunk has no problem taking on gay roles. Now if only some of those roles required tasteful nudity! 

July 22, 2014

First trailer for ‘The Imitation Game’ Alan Turing biopic

The first trailer for a biopic about the life of gay codebreaker and computer genius Alan Turing has been released.
The US film, titled The Imitation Game, was written by Andrew Hodges, and stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Turing. Turing is considered to be the father of modern computing, and played a key role in deciphering German codes in World War II. His achievements, however, were overshadowed when he was prosecuted for "gross indecency" in 1952, because of his relations with other men.

Jay Brannan is back with "Always, Then, & Now"

Jay Brannan's new album Always, Then, & Now has already spawned two amazing singles ...

July 8, 2014

Doc about gay athletes secretly filmed in Russia

Johnny WeirVladimir Putin won't be too happy about this: a secret documentary about the lives of gay athletes was filmed under his nose during the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia.
The documentary, To Russia With Love, will premiere on US cable channel EPIX in October. It promises to examine "human rights through the lens of LGBT athletes," following several in the run-up to and during the Sochi Olympics. Parts of the film were also shot in New York, Toronto, Calgary and St. Petersburg.
“As gay athletes fight for equality continues to gain momentum, EPIX is proud to provide a platform for this important global conversation," explained EPIX CEO Mark Greenberg. 
Oddly, the documentary will be hosted by Johnny Weir. The openly gay figure skater said he would not speak out against Russia's anti-gay laws while visiting the country during the Winter Games, opting instead to show "respect [for] the culture."
Jason Collins, snowboarders Belle Brockhoff and Simona Meiler, and ice hockey player Charline Labonté are some of the people profiled in the film. To Russia With Love also features interviews and commentary from David Remnick, editor-in-chief of The New Yorker, and actor Stephen Fry.
Russian portions of the film were shot with neither permits nor consent of the country's authorities. It seems Putin is not all-seeing and all-knowing after all!

July 6, 2014

These gays are totally animated

Nate Clark and Allen Loeb have created a new animated web series called Somewhere In Palm Springs, about three gay buddies and their gal pal fruit fly. The first episode aired June 24.
"Life is hard when you're young, dumb and hungry...poolside in Palm Springs, California," the creators wrote. "Somewhere In Palm Springs is the harrowing tale of 4 friends forced to wait a normal amount of time for their lunch to arrive to their lounge chairs — they share hopes, dreams, neuroses, and the sordid details of their various one night stands. They may be vapid, but, hey, at least they're vapid."