Entertainment: December 2009

Rosie O'Donnell is off the market!

Filed by Bil Browning | December 31, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Because the romantic life of celebrities is what we peons live for... The comedian and former TV talk show host -- who in mid-November revealed that her longtime partner Kelli Carpenter moved out of their home two years ago --...Read More


WTF? Deep fried fish eaten alive

Filed by Bil Browning | December 30, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

WARNING: Graphically disturbing! I have never seen anything like this before in my life. According to the Huffington Post, Chinese chefs have found a way to keep a fish alive while deep frying it so it can gasp for air...Read More


Neil Patrick Harris: My new goal

Filed by Bil Browning | December 29, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

I can't say why yet, but I'll be in Los Angeles in late March. Hopefully, dreamboat Neil Patrick Harris will be there too since he doesn't stop by Indianapolis often ever. Even though Neil missed my birthday party and didn't...Read More


Guest conductor steals the show

Filed by Bil Browning | December 28, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

After winning an auction to conduct the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus during their holiday show, the guest conductor stole the show. If this doesn't hit you with a sock full of giggles, you must be suffering from post-Christmas Grinchiness....Read More


Suddenly Hunky: Shirtless Lance Bass

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | December 27, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

After reading Joe Mirabella's post about how Lance Bass saved Christmas, I remembered how I recently stumbled across hot, shirtless, and surprising pictures of the former boy-band member. For me, Lance Bass saved my screen saver. (I mean, how many...Read More


Gay Bookstores: A Dying Breed

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | December 27, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Like many lesbians, gay men, bisexuals or transgender people, I came out of the closet with the help of gay books and gay bookstores. Though we didn't have a gay bookstore in Miami when I came out in the early...Read More


The LACE Grannies say, "Down With Christmas!"

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | December 24, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

The Ladies Auxiliary for Cultural Enrichment, aka LACE, are at it again. This time they're on YouTube warbling a holiday song titled "Down With Christmas," sung to the tune of a popular carol. Every year at this time, Edna, Agnes,...Read More


The LACE Grannies say, "Down With Christmas!"

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | December 24, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

The Ladies Auxiliary for Cultural Enrichment, aka LACE, are at it again. This time they're on YouTube warbling a holiday song titled "Down With Christmas," sung to the tune of a popular carol. Every year at this time, Edna, Agnes,...Read More


Merry Happy and More

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 23, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Just a quick personal note to say thank you to the amazing people associated with Bilerico -- its writers, its editors and especially the readers and all who've left me many wonderful, supportive and sometimes hilarious comments. I am thankful...Read More


Merry Happy and More

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 23, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Just a quick personal note to say thank you to the amazing people associated with Bilerico -- its writers, its editors and especially the readers and all who've left me many wonderful, supportive and sometimes hilarious comments. I am thankful...Read More


Santa, Bound by L. Frank Baum

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 22, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

I always figured Santa is a friend of Dorothy. Not far from the Laughing Valley where Santa and all his magical helpers live, and beyond the Forest of Burzee, there stands a huge mountain that contains the Cave of Demons....Read More


Santa, Bound by L. Frank Baum

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 22, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

I always figured Santa is a friend of Dorothy. Not far from the Laughing Valley where Santa and all his magical helpers live, and beyond the Forest of Burzee, there stands a huge mountain that contains the Cave of Demons....Read More


Katy Perry offends LGBT people in a bout of twitterrhea

Filed by Jerame Davis | December 22, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Singer Katy Perry, who is no stranger to controversy with both the religious right and the LGBT community, is at it again. Now, instead of crooning about promiscuous lesbian fantasies or insulting an ex-boyfriend by insinuating he's gay, she seems...Read More


Ricky Martin comes out for acceptance

Filed by Pedro Julio Serrano | December 21, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

In a recent op-ed in Puerto Rico's major newspaper, my fellow Puerto Rican and international superstar Ricky Martin came out against hate crimes and asked people to move on from tolerance and embrace acceptance. His op-ed was published also in...Read More


Videogame Censorship, LGBT, and Birdo (Part III)

Filed by Austen Crowder | December 21, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

This is part three of Austen's three-part series on videogame censorship. Part one dealt with the videogame crash, Nintendo of America's early "Seal of Quality" validation process, and the birth of Birdo as a Mario character. Part two dealt with...Read More


Videogame Censorship, LGBT, and Birdo (Part II)

Filed by Austen Crowder | December 20, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

This is part two of my three-part series on videogame censorship. Part one dealt with the videogame crash, Nintendo of America's early "Seal of Quality" validation process, and the birth of Birdo as a Mario character. Part two deals with...Read More


Super-Heroic Holidays Past

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 20, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Original Wonder Woman greeting card from 1942. Original 1945 Superman Christmas art by Win Mortimer after the jump....Read More


Videogame Censorship, LGBT, and Birdo (Part I)

Filed by Austen Crowder | December 19, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

It's easy to tick off a few tropes in Nintendo's core cast of characters. Mario, the everyman hero; Luigi, the trusty, goofy sidekick; Peach, the ever-present damsel in distress; Daisy, the strong, independent woman; Bower, the sociopathic villain; Wario, the...Read More


Santa Balls

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 19, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

1932 golf trade card for Terminal Magic Shops...Read More


Santa Balls

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 19, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

1932 golf trade card for Terminal Magic Shops...Read More


Queer music Friday - Billie Joe Armstrong

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 18, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Billie Joe Armstrong, lead vocals for Green Day, has been out about his bisexuality for over a decade. The band itself has come back, as political as ever, this past May with 21st Century Breakdown. Personally, I love "Welcome to...Read More


Tribute to Herbert List

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 18, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

An image credited to a Herbert List caught my eye on eBay a few weeks ago, so I searched around and was blown away by what I found. Magnificent work, haunting, disciplined, filled with light, truth, and clarity. When I...Read More


Erotic Art by Felix Volloton

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 17, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

The latest video in my Erotographica collection features Felix Vallotton (1865-1925). Vollotton remained one of the leading figures of Symbolism until his death. He turned his unsparing gaze on the double standards of the Parisian bourgeoisie, the raging battle of...Read More


7 Gayest Offbeat Video Games of the Decade

Filed by Austen Crowder | December 17, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

At heart I am a gamer girl - always have been - and I spend an inordinate amount of time studying the history of video games and pinball. I've been looking for an opportunity to write some dorky articles. I...Read More


In a bad mood? This will cure it!

Filed by Bil Browning | December 16, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Thanks to Bamboo Nation and Louise on the Left, I bring you today's cure for a bad mood. What could be cuter than a 5 year old Japanese kid rocking out on a ukulele? Here he is with a Jason...Read More


The Advocate: "Beau Bridges on Sex Changes, High Heels"

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | December 16, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

The Advocate on Monday published an article on an interview with actor Beau Bridges, who portrays a transgender detective on TNT's TV show, "The Closer." The article is written by "Advocate.com Editors," who appear not to have read the GLAAD...Read More


Where the Mannequins Are (vintage lobby card)

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 16, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

This is wrong on so many levels....Read More


Where the Mannequins Are (vintage lobby card)

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 16, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

This is wrong on so many levels....Read More


Handjobs Are the Perfect Christmas Gift!

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | December 15, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

When I first saw the commercial for a product called a "Handjob," I thought it had to be a joke. I mean, there's nothing strange about a grip pad that helps you open tight jars - I believe there may...Read More


Yellow is the Color that Career Girls Wear

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 15, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

I'm too distracted by the shoes to figure out what kind of career makes you dress like a canary....Read More


Yellow is the Color that Career Girls Wear

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 15, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

I'm too distracted by the shoes to figure out what kind of career makes you dress like a canary....Read More


The Gay Agenda Revealed

Filed by Bil Browning | December 15, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

I loved this Houston Chronicle cartoon about the election of openly lesbian mayor Annise Parker....Read More


Kisses & No Christmas Shopping!

Filed by Michael Buckley | December 15, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Some personal thoughts on filming and creating my What the Buck videos....Read More


Grindhouse Buddha (vintage lobby card)

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 14, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

This film had it all: racism, sexism, and sacrilege. Good thing Buddha's not an angry god....Read More


Grindhouse Buddha (vintage lobby card)

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 14, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

This film had it all: racism, sexism, and sacrilege. Good thing Buddha's not an angry god....Read More


"Brokeback" and "Bruno" Top List of Highest-Grossing LGBT-Related Films of the 2000s

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | December 14, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

While I question the importance of box-office numbers when it comes to cinema (millions of Twilight fans don't negate the fact that those movies make me want to punch the screen), I do think they're a good barometer of public...Read More


The fabulous mermaids of Weeki Wachee

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 14, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

A fond flashback to the 1960s cheese that was Weeki Wachee, Florida, and images of their underwater acrobats. More after the jump....Read More


Queer music Friday - Lou Reed

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 11, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side. Here's "Sunday Morning" from his work with the Velvet Underground. More after....Read More


Tushie Toppers: The Butt Cover

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 11, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Does the sight of your pet's bunghole bother you? Do you find yourself staring at it fixedly? You could see a therapist. Or, you can buy the "Rear Gear Butt Cover" from this enterprising Etsy "artiste," which promises "No more...Read More


The Greg Grunberg Story: An Update

Filed by Rebecca Juro | December 10, 2009 | 7:30 PM | comments

Once my response to Greg Grunberg's email about my post regarding his tweets about Chaz Bono that many transpeople and allies found to be transphobic hit The Bilerico Project, things started happening pretty quickly. Bil got in touch with Rich...Read More


Erotographica presents: Egon Schiele

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 10, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

The amazing and wonderful Egon Schiele!...Read More


Vintage mermaid sex(ist) humor

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 09, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Seeing this vintage postcard reminded me that this was a popular joke when I was a kid, and, albeit briefly, a popular subject of het male speculation. I think I'll go back to blocking that memory now....Read More


Vintage mermaid sex(ist) humor

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 09, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Seeing this vintage postcard reminded me that this was a popular joke when I was a kid, and, albeit briefly, a popular subject of het male speculation. I think I'll go back to blocking that memory now....Read More


Lady Gaga X Factor - Bad Romance as Batgirl

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

Comment Questions of the Day: 1. Who do you want to win X Factor? Who was your fave this week? Are you surprised Danyl is not in the finals? 2. What did you think of Lady Gaga and Janet...Read More


Greg Grunberg Responds...and So Do I

Filed by Rebecca Juro | December 08, 2009 | 7:30 PM | comments

Early yesterday afternoon, I received a email through the Bilerico Project from "Heroes" star Greg Grunberg about my recent post about his tweeting about Chaz Bono. It read: My comments about Chaz Bono letting himself go had NOTHING to do...Read More


Vintage lobby card: Why So Reluctant, Sadist?

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 08, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Lobby card for a film I'd never heard of before. Apparently it was a Danish film titled "Jeg - en marki" and was made in 1967. According to IMDB, the "hero" of this story is named "Marcel de Sade."  And according...Read More


Sex and Sexual Semiotics in Literature

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 08, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

(You're free to share this, just spell my name right.) FaceBook just kicked me to the curb, presumably because some of my naughty vintage erotica offended them. Why do people keep banning sex-related imagery in the 21st century? As I...Read More


They'll Get Down on You

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | December 07, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Back when I was obsessing over boy bands in the late 1990s and early 2000s, I somehow missed the power and the magic of b4-4, a Canadian trio who holds the distinction of producing perhaps the single most disturbing music...Read More


They'll Get Down on You

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | December 07, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Back when I was obsessing over boy bands in the late 1990s and early 2000s, I somehow missed the power and the magic of b4-4, a Canadian trio who holds the distinction of producing perhaps the single most disturbing music...Read More


"Heroes" Star Greg Grunberg Tweets Transphobia

Filed by Rebecca Juro | December 06, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

UPDATE: Greg Grunberg e-mailed a response to this post. Read the message and Becky's response in this post. Since I started using Twitter several months ago, I've built up quite the list of personal friends and aquantances as well as...Read More


What Kid DOESN'T Enjoy Playing in an Elephant's Rear?

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | December 06, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Remember how the Japanese manufactured a giant play toy in which children were encouraged to climb inside Pikachu's vagina? Click to enlarge:...Read More


Vintage Postcard: ca. 1900 prefeminist potty humor

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 06, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Now that we know more and understand more, we may see layers of subtext in this postcard, ca. 1900-1905, that its creators did not consciously intend. Pre-feminist patriarchal potty humor with an overlay of trans bathos, OH MY....Read More


Queer music Friday - Cris Williamson

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 04, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Cris Williamson is famous for producing the first album with lesbian themes back in 1975 with The Changer and the Changed. It was released by Olivia Records, the first all-women record label. She eventually started an independent label of her...Read More


Victory! NCLR Wins Landmark Title IX Retaliation Lawsuit on Behalf of Former Head Basketball Coach

Filed by Kate Kendell | December 04, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Whoever said "victory was sweet" may have been a sports figure, or perhaps a lawyer vindicating the rights of a sports figure--say, for example, a lawyer vindicating the rights of a lesbian basketball coach fired from her job when she...Read More


Marriage was a drag in 1930

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 04, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Upholding the British naval traditions of rum, sodomy, and the lash.... Possibly from a line-crossing ceremony...Read More


Using My Gay For Good

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

I made this video to show at a charity event I was at this week. I talked about how I used my status on the internet to help LGBT equality. I am happy that I am the first gay...Read More


Dragon Age: Origins - Humans Top and Elves Bottom

Filed by Jason Tseng | December 02, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

So, I won't deny that a large part of Dragon Age: Origins' squee factor for me was the possibility of getting it on with hot elf assassin, Zevran. What can I say? I always had a thing for Legolas. (I'm...Read More


Found: Paint-on Stockings ca. 1940s

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

Found some lovely gems from the 1940s when the nylon shortage made women find creative solutions. Some just drew on seams; others went for full leg-painting plus seams. More after the jump.          ...Read More


Meredith Baxter Comes Out: Family Ties, Family Lies?

Filed by Keri Renault | December 02, 2009 | 10:46 AM | comments

I almost choked on my cornflakes this morning. Milk dribbled down my chin as I smiled. America's favorite 1980's sitcom mom, Meredith Baxter of "Family Ties" came out gay during a surprise Today Show interview with Matt Lauer. Visit msnbc.com...Read More


Miley Who?!! World AIDS Day! X Factor & Movie Bombs!

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

Comment Questions of the Day! (Discuss!) 1. Thoughts on X-Factor Final 4? Who was your fave this week? Do you think Cheryl loves me too? HA! 2. Did you want Donny Osmond to win Dancing with the Stars? Thoughts...Read More


GLAAD responds to Cleveland Show criticism

Filed by Bil Browning | December 01, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Sunday I posted about a blatantly transphobic and homophobic episode of Family Guy spinoff, The Cleveland Show. I criticized GLAAD for immediately denouncing an episode of South Park that used the word "faggot" repeatedly to illustrate how stupid the word...Read More


Girls on the Loose: Camp Lobby Card

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 01, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

"Just because I've started wearing pajamas to bed doesn't mean my feelings for you have changed."...Read More


Girls on the Loose: Camp Lobby Card

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 01, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

"Just because I've started wearing pajamas to bed doesn't mean my feelings for you have changed."...Read More