Entertainment: October 2010

Happy Halloween, my lovely friends

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 30, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

via cuteoverload.com Thought I'd spread a little puggish holiday cuteness and use this opportunity to tell readers (and editors and colleagues!) just how much I love you guys, and how very deeply honored I feel that I get to...Read More


Power Bottom Appreciation Day

Filed by Bil Browning | October 30, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Happy Power Bottom Appreciation Day Projectors! On this day we honor those brave men who are willing to straddle adversity and take one for the team. In related news, be sure to vote on Tuesday!...Read More


James Spada: A Man of Many Talents

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | October 30, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

James Spada is a prolific author, photographer and publisher whose career has taken some amazing turns over the past thirty-five years. In 1979, after writing about Barbara Streisand (1974) and Robert Redford (1977), Spada published The Spada Report, the Newest...Read More


Queer music Friday - Tori Fixx

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 29, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Tori Fixx has been a mainstay on the queer hip hop scene for over a decade. He's released seven studio albums and toured the country in 2006 with the HomoRevolution Tour. Here's the video for "Not Perfect" from his album...Read More


Glee Neuters Rocky: "Tranny" is OK but "Transsexual" isn't?

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 27, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

I probably would have just put up an open thread on the Rocky Horror episode of Glee last night, which Jerame recorded for me, with a couple of lines if it weren't for the fact that Ryan Murphy, the creator...Read More


Let's Have A Toga Party! 1962 Halloween photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 27, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Amazing private photos (from an estate listed on eBay) of a gay/drag costume part in 1962! In those days, prints were dated when they were developed (not shot), so this was probably a Halloween hoe-down. And what a night it...Read More


The message we should be sending

Filed by Bil Browning | October 25, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

While there have been a couple of critiques of the It Gets Better videos on Bilerico Project, I've been amazed at how quickly some readers and other sites got all worked up when someone suggests that the messaging could have...Read More


Lovers or Goofballs? Vintage dancing men

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 25, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

I keep finding strange private shots of men dancing, which is lovely. What would be even lovelier if is if I had a clue about what's going on. Unfortunately, about 90% of the stuff I post on Bilerico comes out...Read More


Native American Heritage Month, La Mission Film, & The Bratt Brothers

Filed by Davina Kotulski | October 25, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

There's a brilliant new gay-themed film from an unlikely source. Peruvian and Native American film director Peter Bratt and his hunky actor brother from TV's Law & Order, Benjamin Bratt, bring to life a complex relationship between a hyper-masculine Latino/Indigenous...Read More


Willow Smith, the new Beyonce

Filed by Michael Buckley | October 25, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: 1. Do you think the Glee photos are too racy? Discuss! I'm curious since we love Glee! 2. Tell me how much you love to Whip Your Hair? Amazing or is she too young...Read More


Lingerie Lady Love: Vintage lesbian fetish erotica

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 23, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Possibly a little hardcore for the gentle Projectors, but so unusual I thought it had to be shared. Photo is from ca. 1930s, and part of a series of 1920s-1930s amateur porn photos I recently located, showing playful, frisky, happy...Read More


Queer music Friday - Gioia Bruno

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 22, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Gioia Bruno, one-third of the Italian 80's girl group Exposé, went into solo dance music after her success with the pop band, sang with the rock band Wet, and opened a performing arts academy. She also came out of the...Read More


Senate Candidate O'Donnell Flunks The First Amendment

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 22, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

As a college professor, I am contractually obligated to bemoan the state of our educational system today, but this one takes the cake. When United States Senate candidates don't know what the First Amendment says, we really need to think...Read More


Hard-Working Women: Depression-era photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 21, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

As always with vintage/antique photos, impossible to know whether people are what they seem to a contemporary eye. They could be a trans/lesbian couple; or they could be sisters or friends who performed manual labor. Either way, I think they...Read More


Oh Bo: When the gay boy raps

Filed by Bil Browning | October 20, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Bo Burnham has been a staple on Bilerico for years. We've posted clips and ditties from the young comedian's songs several times. Now Bo has his own Comedy Central 1 hour special and two LPs on Comedy Central's record label....Read More


Stone Hot Butch: antique photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 20, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Love this photo (and that suit!), and the look on his face -- a little shy and very intelligent. Seems to be early 20th century, possibly as late as the 1920s or 1930s....Read More


Thirty years after my win on The Price is Right

Filed by Mark S. King | October 19, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

When I was nineteen years old, I vacationed to Los Angeles with my boyfriend and won a car on "The Price is Right." It was a long time ago. Thirty years. I have a videotape of the entire episode and...Read More


Glee changes Rocky Horror lyrics: Is "transsexual" a bad word?

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 19, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

The soundtrack for the Rocky Horror Show episode of Glee is out, and they changed a few of the lyrics to clean them up for prime time. Fortunately for them, they didn't attempt the dirtiest songs in the play and...Read More


Butch and Femme: 1932 photo by Brassai

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 19, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

Classic 1932 photo by the great Parisian photographer, Georges Brassai, of a lesbian couple at the infamous "Le Monocle," owned by Lulu of Montparnasse....Read More


There's a lot of f--king in this video

Filed by Bil Browning | October 19, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

This is a great fucking video. It really fucking just puts it all out there in a simple fucking way that any fuckwad can fucking understand. If you're at your fucking job and they get fucking testy about foul language,...Read More


A one-question interview with Sassafras Lowrey

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | October 18, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Mattilda: You recently edited Kicked Out, an anthology of stories by current and formerly homeless queer youth (including yourself) -- one of the dominant themes in the book involves the chosen families that youth create in order to challenge, undo,...Read More


Justin Bieber gets bullied with homophobic taunts

Filed by Bil Browning | October 18, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Teen pop star Justin Bieber was on the receiving end of some anti-gay bullying over the weekend. While playing laser tag in a Canadian arcade, Bieber was repeatedly "shot" by a twelve year old kid who kept calling the singer...Read More


Robbie Williams + Gary Barlow + "Brokeback Mountain" = "Shame"

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | October 18, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

Even though he's (probably) straight, UK music superstar Robbie Williams loves to mess around with the media when it comes to his sexuality. He says suggestive, gay-ish things in print and in song, part of an elaborate public ruse--to what...Read More


New Ishiguro Movie Must See

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 16, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

I have long loved the works of Kazuo Ishiguro, the British author with the Japanese name, ever since I read "Remains of the Day" in the 90's. And, despite the fact that most movies based on books I love often...Read More


Queer music Friday - Richard O'Brien

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 15, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

After posting about Glee's de-transed version of the Rocky Horror Show yesterday, I thought I'd look up Richard O'Brien, who played Riff Raff and wrote the musical, and see if he identified as L, G, B, T, or Q. I...Read More


Just when you thought the gay agenda was complicated

Filed by Bil Browning | October 15, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Do you ever get frustrated with the seeming lack of planning around LGBT issues? Tired of the gay agenda looking more like a kindergarten drawing than a roadmap for success? Weary of trying to decipher what the hell is really...Read More


Gender Play Party: Antique photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 15, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

I have no idea what's going on here. Could be a costume party but judging by some of the chaps in the back row, it certainly seems like they feel altogether at home in their garb. Not sure why the...Read More


'Rocky Horror' for Tiny Fools Who Quake With Fear

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 14, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Update: Rory in the comments accuses me of "burying the lead," and point well taken. Glee's Frank N. Further will be played by a woman, making the "cross-dressing" just "dressing" and the homosexual pining becomes heterosexual pining. I'm not the...Read More


I See AC/DC: vintage pulp

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 14, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Didn't quite know how to write a title for this delicious morsel of torrid bisexuality, transgenderism and all-around sluttiness, but wow, I love it. The redhead on the bed looks like Julia Roberts to me... but on Ecstasy. Book cover...Read More


Trans Woman Sues LPGA

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 14, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

The New York Times reported on a lawsuit by a transgender woman, Lana Lawless, against the Ladies Professional Golf Association, which banned her from participating in the sport after she won the women's world championship in long-drive golf. This move...Read More


Wal-Mart Carries "Cure the Gays" Book

Filed by Bil Browning | October 13, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Just when you think that Wal-Mart couldn't possibly go any lower, the company stoops to even new depths. Several stores are now carrying Chased by an Elephant, the Gospel Truth about Today's Stampeding Sexuality, a book by Janice Barrett Graham,...Read More


Queer Dog Indeed: antique photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 12, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

Just too cute not to share this late 19th/very early 20th postcard. Of course, queer had a very different connotation back then, but, gee, I kind of wish I could get this in a bumper sticker....Read More


McDonald's new American gay marketing?

Filed by Bil Browning | October 12, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Okay, remember when McDonald's put out a gay themed commercial in France and a high level American McDonald's executive said he was a Christian and wouldn't allow an ad like that to air here? Apparently someone thought the fast food...Read More


New Religious Right Horror Flick

Filed by Bil Browning | October 11, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Picture it. If the religious right were going to make a horror flick what would their monster be? You know, zombies, vampires and werewolves are so overexposed if this movie is going to stand a chance it'll need a more...Read More


Miley Cyrus blind-folded in bed - "Who Owns My Heart" Video

Filed by Michael Buckley | October 11, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: 1. What do you think of Miley's video? Too skanky or just skanky enough? 2. What would you rather be? BONUS: Physical compliments are nice for Buck- new tie and all!...Read More


Songs for Sunday: Josh Edition

Filed by Bil Browning | October 10, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

My best friend is spending the holiday weekend with us but right before I moved out of Indianapolis he made me a mixtape to take to DC with me. I thought that since it'd been a while since I've done...Read More


Queer music Friday - Tiziano Ferro

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 08, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Italian pop singer Tiziano Ferro came out this week as gay. Good for Italy - Here's "Breathe Gentle" with Kelly Rowland:...Read More


Constance, the movie

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 08, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

ABC is considering making a movie about Constance McMillen: ABC Family is developing a TV movie about the lesbian teenager who made national news after her high school banned her from the prom, network reps say.[...] Craig Zadan and Neil...Read More


Beach Blanket Lesbian Bingo: Pulp cover

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 08, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

OK, here's my question: why would anyone want to escape? Looks like fun in the sun to me....Read More


Beach Blanket Lesbian Bingo: Pulp cover

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 08, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

OK, here's my question: why would anyone want to escape? Looks like fun in the sun to me....Read More


Beach Blanket Lesbian Bingo: Pulp cover

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 08, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

OK, here's my question: why would anyone want to escape? Looks like fun in the sun to me....Read More


Hot Bodies in Blind Alleys: Gay Pulp

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 07, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Are they trapped behind chicken-wire? Is the guy on the right a robot? How does realism trap a person? Is this a psychological drama or a story about sex in an alley? What? Huh? "Anonymous" has a lot of explaining...Read More


Hot Bodies in Blind Alleys: Gay Pulp

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 07, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Are they trapped behind chicken-wire? Is the guy on the right a robot? How does realism trap a person? Is this a psychological drama or a story about sex in an alley? What? Huh? "Anonymous" has a lot of explaining...Read More


Hot Bodies in Blind Alleys: Gay Pulp

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 07, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Are they trapped behind chicken-wire? Is the guy on the right a robot? How does realism trap a person? Is this a psychological drama or a story about sex in an alley? What? Huh? "Anonymous" has a lot of explaining...Read More


Scarlet Betch Episode 28

Filed by Jason Tseng | October 07, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

We got such a good response from y'all on our last video, we've made the decision to transition to a video podcast. We hope y'all like the new format and bear with us as we experiment with a new medium....Read More


LGBT History -- Theater Pioneer George Birimisa

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | October 07, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Birimisa: Portraits, Plays, Perversions: The Work of George Birimisa, edited by Lanny Baugniet and Paul Sagan (Sweetheart Press, 2009). Our annual history month always brings out the faction that believes our real history started in 1969 with Stonewall -- that...Read More


A unicorn petting a cat

Filed by Bil Browning | October 06, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

I've been so busy today running around town with all my anniversary machinations that I forgot to write my 5pm post! (I had to go get a haircut so I look good for tonight's romantic dinner and I surprised Jerame...Read More


Amateur Impersonators: vintage photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 06, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Halloween Party? Stage show? Behind the scenes at a drag ball? Or fun and games at the senior center? Your guess is as good as mine....Read More


Amateur Impersonators: vintage photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 06, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Halloween Party? Stage show? Behind the scenes at a drag ball? Or fun and games at the senior center? Your guess is as good as mine....Read More


Can I get that with a reach around? Funny ad

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 05, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

A real ad from a Minneapolis realtor who has learned to love his unfortunate name, via Boing Boing....Read More


Margaret Cho makes DWTS even gayer

Filed by Bil Browning | October 05, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

I had to laugh when I heard one of the judges say that "Dancing With the Stars has gone gay!" after Margaret Cho's well-intentioned but badly-executed samba in a rainbow dress to show support for LGBT bullied teens. Gone? I...Read More


Glenn Beck & Donald Duck

Filed by Bil Browning | October 05, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

I used to love watching Disney's Donald Duck cartoons (my favorite is still the one where they explain how to shoot pool using math), but this takes it to a whole new level. Combine everyone's favorite raucous duck with America's...Read More


Did SNL go too far with bullied boy sketch?

Filed by Bil Browning | October 04, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

Saturday Night Live's recent show featured a sketch about a small fifth grade effeminate boy who dreams of being a mural artist that's bullied by the other kids at school; his father decides to show the kid how to defend...Read More


Bad, Naughty Belly Monkey: tattoo photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 04, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

I love tats. Have a few myself. But is there no decency left in this world? This is from a rogue's gallery of ridiculous belly tats and, actually, this one is artistic, albeit questionably positioned. Click over and groan at...Read More


Bad, Naughty Belly Monkey: tattoo photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 04, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

I love tats. Have a few myself. But is there no decency left in this world? This is from a rogue's gallery of ridiculous belly tats and, actually, this one is artistic, albeit questionably positioned. Click over and groan at...Read More


Literary Quickie: Lady Chatterley, Shoe Sex And Saving The Written Word

Filed by Andrew Belonsky | October 04, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

It's no secret the written word's in danger. With newspapers, magazines and other printed matter falling victim to the ongoing digital revolution, it wouldn't be completely irrational to imagine a future in which the alphabet's been reduced to pixels and...Read More


Queer music Friday - McKendree

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 01, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

A marketing rep sent me this video from McKendree, which he says was recorded on Church Street in Nashville. He recorded a "continuation" to Dolly Parton's "Jolene" and I can't stop laughing (although I don't know if it's for the...Read More


50 Cent: Go kill yourself if you don't eat p***y

Filed by Bil Browning | October 01, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

While I've seen several back and forth conversations on whether or not 50 Cent was gay bashing in a tweet he sent yesterday, I think we can all agree that either way it was in bad taste. While many in...Read More


My Forbidden Love for Gay Monsters

Filed by Mark S. King | October 01, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

My first boyhood crush was on a dead man. He was a zombie named Quentin Collins, with eyes that pierced my gay soul and sideburns the size of the Florida peninsula. He stalked across my TV screen on weekday afternoons...Read More