November 19, 2014
Bearforce 1 is hoping this song will be chosen to be Switzerland's official entry at Eurovision 2015. (After all, if a bearded drag queen can win this year's Eurovision, then four dancing bears have a good shot at taking it next year!)
November 17, 2014
Queer performer Perfume Genius is taking Eminem with him on his current tour. That is, he's selling shirts with Eminem's face on them. And to make a point, it's Eminem - or Feminem - in drag.
He tweeted: "I am selling t-shirts that feature an emasculated Eminem on this tour. Just a fuckin reminder."
And: "Pretty sure I could destroy him with Just a Look, someone put us in a room together and watch Eminem slowly wither from my witch glance."
Eminem, who has claimed he supports gay rights, continues to drop anti-gay slurs in his raps. His most recent freestyle rap, to support his upcoming release, uses the word "dyke" repeatedly and refers to Anderson Cooper taking a "tube up his pooper."
November 15, 2014
David Bowie is back with a new single. It's called “Sue (Or In a Season of Crime).” We think it'll take a special kind of listener (maybe a deaf one) to warm up to it. Just saying.
Anyway, Bowie is interesting in terms of his sexuality. He admitted to being bisexual way back in a 1976 interview with Playboy, He said: "It's true—I am a bisexual. But I can't deny that I've used that fact very well. I suppose it's the best thing that ever happened to me."
However, aside from his rumored relationship with Mick Jagger, his many sexual conquests have been with women. And in a 1983 interview with Rolling Stone, Bowie changed his tune and declared, "I was always a closet heterosexual." His earlier bisexuality was, he explained, "a compulsion to flout moral codes than a real biological and psychological state of being."
Is he? Isn't he? We guess it ultimately doesn't matter since none of us will be bedding the pop star any time soon.
November 11, 2014
Conchita Wurst is an Austrian singer who came to international attention after winning the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark with the song "Rise Like a Phoenix." Because of her win, Russian politicians went ballistic and threatened to pull out of future Eurovision contests.
This is her latest single (lyrics only). We think it's quite pretty.
November 9, 2014
Um, can musicians "jump the shark" like TV shows can?
November 5, 2014
Romas Zabarauskas has found an interesting way to promote his new Kickstarter campaign. The openly gay Lithuanian filmmaker is offering nude selfies to people who help fund his new film project.
The project, titled You Can't Escape Lithuania, will shine light on the current experiences of gays and lesbians in Zabarauskas' home country. "Lithuania is a tiny Eastern European country with approximately 3 million inhabitants," he said "It’s a country of spectacular landscapes, a rapidly growing economy, and people who dream big. The bad news is that our politicians are increasingly pushing a homophobic agenda. Since 2010, a controversial Protection of Minors law, similar to Russia’s anti-gay legislation, has been in force."
The movie is fictional, though loosely based on the filmmaker's life. Romas helps a good friend, an actress, Indre, escape Lithuania after she murders her mother and steals her money. Romas also takes his hot Mexican boyfriend Carlos along for the ride.
On the road, Romas gives Indre an ultimatum: if she doesn’t agree to perform in one last experimental film, he will turn her over to the police. Nope, doesn't sound artsy-fartsy at all.
He hopes his film, and the nude selfie campaign he's using to fund it, will make people think.
"The provocative campaign and the film will challenge the Lithuanian society and will bring up the important political context in crazy artistic ways," he explained.
If you are interested in donating, you can do so here
RuPaul is the mother of many success stories. One of them is Adore Delano, who competed on Ru's Drag Race. Here's Delano's sixth single, and it isn't bad.
November 4, 2014
The video for Dalin's catchy new single, "You Look Good," is filled with naked bodies!
November 1, 2014
Okay, Halloween is officially over; but before you start hanging the garlands and tinsel, Erasure has one last haunted treat.
For the group's video "Dead of Night," all the classic black and white ghouls have been resurrected.
October 30, 2014
Actor Norman Reedus is denying claims that he was upset that his character, Daryl Dixon on The Walking Dead, may be gay.
Reports have been circulating on social media and in the tabloids that he was upset when producers recently confirmed the character may be a homosexual. According to gossips, he feared that making Daryl gay would result in losing his female fans.
“He fears the same-sex shocker would hurt ratings by disappointing his legions of female fans," claimed the GLOBE. "Norman isn’t anti-gay in his personal life, but he’s become one of the biggest male sex symbols in television. He gets thousands of fan letters from women each week – along with dozens of marriage proposals.”
Reedus took to Twitter, tweeting that the rumors were total "BS."
It's not like there's going to be much chance for any man-on-man action in the show. The world's been overrun by zombies, and there aren't any other gay male characters. And are female fans so dumb as to believe because a character is gay, the actor is therefore gay and unavailable?
October 28, 2014
CBC Radio, part of Canada's public broadcaster, has fired one of its most popular hosts.
It cited “information” it recently received that it says “precludes” it from continuing to employ 47-year-old Jian Ghomeshi on the popular Q radio show.
On Sunday, Ghomeshi fired back. He said he was launching a $50-million lawsuit claiming "breach of confidence and bad faith” by his employer. He also claimed he was the target of “harassment, vengeance and demonization."
The Toronto Star said it has been approached by three women who claimed Ghomeshi "was physically violent to them without their consent during sexual encounters or in the lead-up to sexual encounters."
Ghomeshi, however, countered that he "does not engage in non-consensual role play or sex and any suggestion of the contrary is defamatory."
He took to Facebook to write an emotional statement that he has "done nothing wrong." He admitted he enjoyed "adventurous forms of sex that included role-play, dominance and submission." It was always consensual, he said.
He wrote: "I have always been interested in a variety of activities in the bedroom but I only participate in sexual practices that are mutually agreed upon, consensual, and exciting for both partners.
"Let me be the first to say that my tastes in the bedroom may not be palatable to some folks. They may be strange, enticing, weird, normal, or outright offensive to others. … But that is my private life. … And no one, and certainly no employer, should have dominion over what people do consensually in their private life."
He added that the allegations stem from an ex-girlfriend who was orchestrating a campaign with other women to “smear” him.
Ghomeshi is the co-creator of Q, one of the most successful shows on CBC radio. It is syndicated to 180 radio stations in the U.S.
None of the allegations have been proven, and local police say there are no criminal charges pending. It will be interesting to see what comes out over the next few weeks.
Jian Ghomeshi reveals details of sex scandal after threatening to sue CBC for $50 million
[The National Post
Radio host Jian Ghomeshi speaks out about CBC dismissal
October 19, 2014
Provocative American artist Paul McCarthy's Paris show has had a violent reaction. McCarthy's first major solo exhibition in the city, "Chocolate Factory," features two oversized outdoor pieces that have caused many passersby to double-take - and a few to destroy.
"Tree" is (or was) an 80-foot-tall inflated evergreen, with a striking resemblance to a butt plug.
The other piece, at the entrance to the exhibit, is a chocolate Santa holding another "tree."
McCarthy is known for works that push boundaries. Last year, his "WS" show ("Snow White" inverted becomes "Water Sports") was notable, according to the New York Times, for “plentiful nudity, of both sexes, along with scenes of urination and men masturbating to orgasm, not to mention highly unorthodox use of processed foods.”
The sculptures have caused a stir in Paris, and on Friday night vandals "pulled the plug" on the tree.
We hope this will never happen to your butt plug. McCarthy has indicated that he will not resurrect "Tree."
October 16, 2014
A 1968 interview with Liberace by Jay Kent Hackleman has been discovered and animated for PBS.
It was created for Blank on Blank, a podcast "dedicated to uncovering, preserving and reimagining the American interview."
October 14, 2014
This season's The Flash has announced two of its big time villains. Taking on the titular hero will be Andy Mientus as the Pied Piper and Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold.
What makes this even more interesting is that the Pied Piper is one of the few gay characters in DC Comics. And he'll be played by openly bisexual Mientus (who is engaged to Broadway actor Michael Arden.)
And of course Miller, who starred in the TV series Prison Break, is openly gay. As far as we know, however, Captain Cold is all about the vajayjay. Oh well.