Entertainment: November 2009

The things one finds on eBay: CBT for sale

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 30, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Seems the softening in the economy has forced an unknown UK sex-toy vendor into bankruptcy -- prompting a wholesale liquidator to snap up a lot of chastity devices. Hard times call for desperate measures. Male Chastity Device Heavy Chrome From...Read More


The New Lady Gaga?!!!

Filed by Michael Buckley | November 30, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Please check out the very talented people featured in this episode of Buck Factor. If you like them, please subscribe to them! They deserve it! Thank you for supporting them! The Shures (watch their new Gaga video)! TheOriginalTyler JumokeTV...Read More


Conservative Rapper's Delight

Filed by Terrance Heath | November 29, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

I now extend my request for Levi Johnston to these guys. The Christian side hug, for the unaware, is the Christian version of the standard "full frontal hug," which is a sinful abonimation and should be avoided until marriage (I...Read More


The Cleveland Show goes transphobic: GLAAD goes silent

Filed by Bil Browning | November 29, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

I realize the Thanksgiving holiday was last week, but surely the folks at GLAAD didn't take the entire week off work. After all, they had plenty of time to critique Good Morning America's decision to dump Adam Lambert after his...Read More


Campy Theater Lobby Card: Swamp Woman

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 29, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Proving once and for all that even when you live in a swamp, ladies always wear heels....Read More


Campy Theater Lobby Card: Swamp Woman

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 29, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Proving once and for all that even when you live in a swamp, ladies always wear heels....Read More


Book Review: Transmigration

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | November 28, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Poet Joy Ladin's new collection, Transmigration, will soon be out from Sheep Meadow Press. This is from her poem Secrets: You discover them every day, Leaning toward you, trying not to laugh. As guilty Of the truth you never told...Read More


Camp Theater Lobby Card: The Girl Who Had Everything

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 28, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Everything but a restraining order....Read More


Camp Theater Lobby Card: The Girl Who Had Everything

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 28, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Everything but a restraining order....Read More


Queer music Friday - Jean Guidoni

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 27, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Paul Guidoni is a gay, French singer who's been in the singing business since the 70's. Here's him doing "Marseille" for television back in 1990. More after the jump....Read More


Hockey Dad, Gay Son

Filed by Dana Rudolph | November 27, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

This ESPN story is breaking all over the sporting news. Brian Burke, president and general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, "a most public example of hockey machismo," has a gay son, and accepts him. Not only that, but the...Read More


Camp Lobby Card: The Fallguy

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 27, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Studying this earnestly I realize I'd be pissed too if my husband and his lover walked in just as me and my girlfriend were getting down to business....Read More


Camp Lobby Card: The Fallguy

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 27, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Studying this earnestly I realize I'd be pissed too if my husband and his lover walked in just as me and my girlfriend were getting down to business....Read More


On Giving Thanks The European Way, Or, Freedom: It's The New Black!

Filed by Don Davis | November 25, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

I have a Thanksgiving story for your consumption that has nothing to do with turkeys or pumpkin pie or crazy uncles. Instead, in an effort to remind you what this holiday can really stand for, we'll meet some people who...Read More


Queering Obama's first state dinner

Filed by Diane Silver | November 25, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

On this Thanksgiving Day's Eve, it's delightful to note that at least one openly lesbian couple and one openly gay couple attended President Obama's state dinner for the prime minister of India last night. What's even more fun is the...Read More


The Diamond Queen: Camp Lobby Card

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 25, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

No one expects the Spanish Inquisition....Read More


The Diamond Queen: Camp Lobby Card

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 25, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

No one expects the Spanish Inquisition....Read More


Who is better for the movement: Adam Lambert or Will Truman?

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 25, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

I posted the other day that Adam Lambert's performance was actually kind of boring, nothing new, not really shocking. Of course, I'm not a Real American. Not only that, I'm constantly being crushed under my own massive ennui. So it...Read More


Post-modern feminist peeing: Go Girl!

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 25, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

If you must know more, visit go-girl.com. via Yahoo news...Read More


Precious: A Must See

Filed by Michelle Marzullo | November 25, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

"Those people talk like TV channels I don't watch." This was by far my favorite line in the movie Precious produced by Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry. Here I will join the flocks of the converted and preach to you...Read More


Adam Lambert Kisses A Boy & Jennifer Lopez Falls! - American Music Awards 2009

Filed by Michael Buckley | November 25, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: 1. What did you think of Adam Lambert's performance? Were you offended by the sexual nature of it? 2. What did you think of the other performances? Lady Gaga (my fave), Rihanna, Keith Urban,...Read More


Campy Theater Lobby Card: Queen of Outer Space

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 24, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Before there was GaGa there was Zsa Zsa!...Read More


FOUND: Strangest beauty contest ever

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 24, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

"Miss KKK 1945?" WTF? Your captions welcome....Read More


One Queer Man and One Straight Woman on a Big Gay Bus

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | November 24, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Bilerico guest blogger Louise Larsen, who also writes at Louise on the Left, joined me this past Sunday for a ride on a big gay bus. You see, Out & About Tours recently launched Los Angeles' first and only gay...Read More


One Queer Man and One Straight Woman on a Big Gay Bus

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | November 24, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Bilerico guest blogger Louise Larsen, who also writes at Louise on the Left, joined me this past Sunday for a ride on a big gay bus. You see, Out & About Tours recently launched Los Angeles' first and only gay...Read More


Adam Lambert kissed a man on TV

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 23, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

In case you haven't seen, Adam Lambert kissed a boy on TV last night at the American Music Awards. Wasn't his performance dangerous and edgy? Haha, just kidding. It's a definite improvement over the last time I saw a TV...Read More


Camp Lobby Card: Private Property

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 23, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

I'm addicted to vintage theater lobby cards, especially the campy/cheesy ones. Since I can't buy them all (or at least that's what my partners tell me), I have to get my fix by blogging them. "Private Property" is a sound...Read More


On Murdoch And Google, Or, Hey, Rupert, Where's My Check?

Filed by Don Davis | November 22, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Our favorite irascible media tyrant is in the news once again, and once again it's time for me to bring you a story of doing one thing while wishing for another. In a November 6th interview, Sky News Australia's David...Read More


Queer music Friday - Placebo

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 20, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Brian Molko of alternative rock band Placebo announced a long time ago that he was bisexual, but now he regrets it. More on that after the jump. But here's "Happy You're Gone," from their newest album....Read More


Irene Vilar's Impossible Motherhood: Testimony of an Abortion Addict

Filed by Paige Schilt | November 20, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

The title of Irene Vilar's new memoir, Impossible Motherhood: Testimony of an Abortion Addict, is a bit misleading. Although Vilar chronicles 15 abortions over 15 years, "addiction" as a diagnostic category is only hastily grafted onto her tale of existential...Read More


SEXXX Tapes for Jesus!!! Carrie Prejean Interview

Filed by Michael Buckley | November 20, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Thanks for watching! I hope you enjoy my interview with Carrie Prejean. Thoughts on Miss Prejean? LOL Anyone.....anyone? TV Guide says this week, "15 Minutes has never felt so long."...Read More


Colbert & San Fran's Rep Jackie Speier

Filed by Bil Browning | November 18, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

Representative Jackie Speier of California's 12th District sat down with Steven Colbert for his "Better Know a District" segment. The two talk about marriage equality and whether or not sexual orientation is genetic. She's a really good sport about it....Read More


Stephen Colbert on DC Gay Marriage

Filed by Michael Crawford | November 18, 2009 | 10:43 AM | comments

Stephen Colbert takes on the DC marriage equality issue in the way only he can. The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cThe Word - Skeletons in the Closetwww.colbertnation.comColbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorU.S. Speedskating...Read More


Don't Ask, Don't Tell: "Jess, Bend, Oregon, 2009"

Filed by Jeff Sheng | November 17, 2009 | 7:30 PM | comments

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WWII memorabilia: WAC gives a leg up on hygiene

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 17, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

A fine sentiment for all occasions....Read More


Found: Righteously rubbery book cover

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 16, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

With a title like this, the book would tell a different story today. via flickr...Read More


I'm not a slut! I'm creative and hot!!

Filed by Michael Buckley | November 16, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

I asked what you thought of Katie Price. This video is what you said! I laughed so hard watching your videos! Comment questions of the day: 1. What do you think of Katie? 2. Do you love this video?...Read More


A "Str8" Cologne? Smells like homophobia to me...

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 14, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

From our friends across the pond at Queeried Magazine, we get "Str8" Cologne, or what they are calling "The Most Homophobic Piece Of Advertising Ever": Get it? There's only one way and it's to be straight. Brilliant advertising, morons... I...Read More


Preacher's Sons: Two Dads, Five Sons, Four Cities

Filed by Dana Rudolph | November 14, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

President Barack Obama, in his proclamation of November as National Adoption Month, said: "By continually opening up the doors to adoption, and supporting full equality in adoption laws for all American families [my emphasis], we allow more children to find...Read More


Queer music Friday - Kim Petras

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 13, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Here's German trans pop singer Kim Petras. If you really like Europop ballads, well, she's about as Europoppy as you can get. Here's "Die for you." And the really taboidy Insider segment on Kim is after the jump....Read More


Historic photo: Ella Wesner, 1880

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 12, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Photographer: Napoleon Sarony (1821-1896) Title: Ella Wesner, male impersonator Date: ca. 1880 Medium: albumen print via Flicker Commons...Read More


Recent Racist Italian Laundry Ads

Filed by Bil Browning | November 11, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Check out this 2006 television ad for the Italian laundry product Coloreria Italiana. Nothing like reinforcing the stereotype of the black man as the virile, better lover, eh? Of course, while we're using stereotypes to hawk Coloreria Italiana, we might...Read More


Zenyatta: Why Should We Care About a Horse?

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | November 10, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Whenever the U.S. economy is down and out, horse racing always manages to come up with a "feel good" champion that captures the public imagination. During the Great Depression, it was a homely little bay stallion from California named Seabiscuit....Read More


1903 Muscle Mag: VIM

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 10, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Talk about rare! A wonderful relic from the Victorian age, when men were put on pedestals. So to speak....Read More


On Snow And Cameras, Or, Health Care Gets A Day Off

Filed by Don Davis | November 09, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Whether you are deliriously happy, incredibly sad, or still uncertain about how you feel about what has emerged from the House this weekend, it's probably safe to say that one thing everyone is... is sick of the whole thing. Of...Read More


Muscles for a rainy day: Brian Moss

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 09, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Sweet shot by photographer Brian Moss....Read More


Shane Dawson Orgasms For Degrassi!!!!

Filed by Michael Buckley | November 09, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: 1. Don't you think next time Take 180 should let me sing?? Go tell them! 4 realz! 2. Are you watching Degrassi??? What do you think of season 9 so far!! Mia a model?...Read More


Fellatio in fruit bats

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 08, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

My buddy Mike finds the most interesting things. For example, this article about a study of the blowjob habits of the fruit bat. It raises numerous sexological questions. Do they like it here or there? Do they like it anywhere?...Read More


Sunday Funnies: Maine, Mormons, Guy Fawkers, & Glenn Beck

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 08, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

It was a week of big losses and big victories for the LGBT movement. But one big winner? Biting satire calling out the ridiculousness of the anti-equality forces. First up is the Daily Show's take on the Maine Marriage Vote:...Read More


Sunday Funnies: Maine, Mormons, Guy Fawkers, & Glenn Beck

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 08, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

It was a week of big losses and big victories for the LGBT movement. But one big winner? Biting satire calling out the ridiculousness of the anti-equality forces. First up is the Daily Show's take on the Maine Marriage Vote:...Read More


Pure Kitsch: vintage sexual humor postcards

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 07, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

I've been on a bit of a kitsch jag, and collected images of many a tragically ridiculous and astonishing postcard. These are all ca. 1940s-50s....Read More


Architreks - My First 2009 Christmas Shopping Recommendation

Filed by Father Tony | November 07, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Have you ever wondered why architectural photography books make such delicious gifts even in a Google Earthy world in which every building on the planet may be zoomed at your desk. I'll try not to get overly Susan Sontagular in...Read More


Queer music Friday - Aiden James

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 06, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

TBP reader Scott sent in this video for gay pop/rock singer Aiden James' video for "On the run." Scott says: "A good song, even after the election results." And the video's cute....Read More


Happy Birthday Sesame Street!

Filed by Bil Browning | November 06, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Today is Sesame Street's 40th birthday! Google has a special front page image for the show and I automatically thought back to my dad's favorite story about me as a kid. We'd gone to visit my sister who lived in...Read More


Erotic Gay Comics - Superman Never Looked This Good!

Filed by Father Tony | November 04, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

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Strange wedding rituals of the heterosexuals: cake topper

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 04, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Ah yes, another tribute to the so-called sanctity of straight marriage. I've had nightmares like this....Read More


Miley Cyrus kills lesbian cats!

Filed by Michael Buckley | November 04, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of The Day: 1. What do you think of this kitty website? Is it scary or funny? Should Miley tweet to save Fuzzy? 2. Do you believe John Gosslein really does not want fame? What is next...Read More


The Leather 70s: vintage gay erotica

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 03, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

From a rare French photoset...Read More


Gay Erotic Shower Curtain

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 02, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Kitsch or cute? You decide. All I know is I wouldn't mind walking into his arms every morning. You can find more hand-painted erotic curtains @ the artist's ebay auctions...Read More


Lady Gaga is a boy?!

Filed by Michael Buckley | November 02, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

YouTuber's Featured in this video: Please subscribe to these talented people! 5 Awesome Optimists Slyth66 Geekella TheFineBros...Read More


Call The Transgender Language Police!

Filed by Father Tony | November 01, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

Although Wilton Manors (Fort Lauderdale) is a diverse community any day of the year, on Halloween, even fluid identities get delightfully scrambled. Yesterday, at the annual Wicked Manors festival, the emcee, local drag queen Misty Eyez, had a tough time...Read More


One Human Family - It Works In Key West

Filed by Father Tony | November 01, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

The "Official Philosophy" of Key West is written in tile near the Aids Memorial on the beach at the end of Duval Street. Among the locals ("conchs"), this way of life is more than just a marketing effort. Having lived...Read More


Drag Memorabilia: Club 82

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 01, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Bilerico readers are the best! I posted a vintage shot of Finocchio's recently and was delighted by all the background history you provided. I do exhaustive image searches for everything and anything related to sexual history but don't have the...Read More


Sunday Funnies: InfoMania's 'Conversion'

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 01, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

The brilliant and irreverent satirist Bryan Safi, from my favorite nerdy show on my favorite nerdy channel - InfoMania, is back exploring more LGBT issues and stereotypes as they are portrayed by the clueless media and pop culture. This clip...Read More


Sunday Funnies: InfoMania's 'Conversion'

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 01, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

The brilliant and irreverent satirist Bryan Safi, from my favorite nerdy show on my favorite nerdy channel - InfoMania, is back exploring more LGBT issues and stereotypes as they are portrayed by the clueless media and pop culture. This clip...Read More


Lindsay Lohan Makeup Tutorial

Filed by Michael Buckley | November 01, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment question of the Day: 1. What is your favorite costume of all time?...Read More