The Next Gay Review: Dragonette: Bodyparts
Oct 01 2012 | If you ask me, I think Dragonette’s wickedly fun new album, Bodyparts, should come with a warning label: “Danger! If your religion forbids dancing, this album comes with a reservation for a special burning seat in the hottest corner of hell!”
We, the fans, have been giddy
A year in art
Oct 01 2012 | American queer magazine The Advocate features a lot of artwork among its news and politics. With all of the exhausting end-of-year lists, The Advocate's collection of featured art from the past year is just my speed.
They’ve covered some amazing artists, both contemporary and more
VIDEO: A very miserable Christmas
Oct 01 2012 | If Dec 21 doesn’t kill you, seasonal depression might, with the kind of movies that are coming out on the 25th: slavery, sad French prostitutes, murder, musical-to-movie adaptations.
Les Misérables and Django Unchained stars Anne Hathaway and Samuel L Jackson, respectively, got
Dreaming of a Pink Christmas
Oct 01 2012 | This just seems like a natural for Toronto. That is, if we ever get real snow on the ground.
Amsterdam's Pink Christmas, a sort of winter Pride, hosts an annual Drag Olympics where competitors, kings and queens alike, suit up in eyelashes and parkas and fight for medals in events like the pre
VIDEO: Gay holiday with Takei
Oct 01 2012 | Coming out to your family can be hard, especially when there’s a great deal of pressure for you to live up to their expectations. So comedian Andy Richter’s come up with a business plan that makes coming out over the holidays easier -- he’ll do it for you.
Even better, on
Oct 01 2012 | Director Matthew Mishory is presenting a less conventional portrait of one of Hollywood’s most enduring, although briefly present, actors, who he calls the “first postmodern film star.”
Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean is Mishory’s attempt to address the J
VIDEO: Face of the community
Oct 01 2012 |
Blake Pruitt, a young New York City filmmaker, was confounded by hearing “I hate gay guys” or “I hate stereotypically gay guys” from gay guys, so he decided to sit down and talk to some friends, exploring their reflections on the New York City gay community in 20MA
VIDEO: A very offensive Christmas
Oct 01 2012 |
Some people have A Christmas Story, some people have A Charlie Brown Christmas, but my Christmas classic is Christmas Evie, starring none other than the century-old diva herself, Evie Harris (Jack Plotnick).
Evie recounts a Christmas when she almost stopped believing in Santa C
Oct 01 2012 | They’re (unfortunately) probably never going to make a movie about a cosmetics-counter employee saving the day, but that doesn’t make Allan Fonseca any less of a hero.
When a 22-year-old gunman opened fire with a stolen weapon in an Oregon mall this past Tuesday afternoon, killi
VIDEO: Ian McKellen, sexual outlaw
Oct 01 2012 |
Sir Ian McKellen is one of the most badass gay men in the entire world. The English actor of stage and screen has been fighting for gay rights for longer than I’ve been alive.
In a clip from Anderson Live, McKellen describes to Cooper how for many years he and his live-in boyfr
VIDEO: Rolling Gagas
Oct 01 2012 | As far as mainstream music goes, you could have worse experiences than a Gaga-Stones marriage.
I actually enjoy this video. I'm not a big classic-rock guy, but (and I’m not trying to date anyone) I feel like the Stones are my dad’s generation’s Gaga, in a way, in the s
VIDEO: Yonder nipple-stars
Oct 01 2012 | It wouldn’t be the holidays without a drag queen playing Christmas music on the theremin.
Pussy Willow rocks some sparkly ass lip-gloss as she presents her version of “We Three Kings” for Canada's largest queer television station, OUTtv. The song, of course, becomes &l
Oct 01 2012 | In the latest “Well, duh” move, the American Psychiatric Association has approved a huge change to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, which includes removing the term “gender identity disorder” and replacing it with the more neutral “gender dysph
Mr Sulu goes to Riverdale
Oct 01 2012 | George Takei is a total cutie, but on the cover of a new Archie comic he looks completely adorable.
Also, Kevin Keller is amazing: the first gay character in the Archie universe and a Star Trek nerd. When the Riverdale kids give presentations about the people that inspire them, Kevin choose
VIDEO: Funky guy
Oct 01 2012 | It’s no secret that I’m kind of in love with Australian Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham. He has an adorable smile, he seriously rocks the ukulele and he has an even more rockin’ bod.
It will come as no surprise that Mitcham’s modelling for Australian men’s underw
VIDEO: All I want for Christmas
Oct 01 2012 | Sometimes when you see something that is either porn or porn-like, you start recognizing people based on their tattoos. Like in the latest Andrew Christian Christmas-themed video, this blogger recognized model/performer Johnathan Myers by his f-holes . . . if you catch my drift.
Oct 01 2012 | If you’re sick of all the cheery Christmas music they’ve been playing since October, everyone’s favourite adorable, melancholy singer/songwriter, Jay Brannan, has the antidote. His song “Dear Santa” has a lonely boy wishing for a visit from Father Christmas.
Embracing the Paine
Sep 28 2012 | In the world of queer rock groups, Gossip is queen. Their live show is described as one of the best around, and aren’t we lucky: they’re making their way through Toronto this Saturday to give Torontonians a dose of their noise.
They’re coming through in support of their fif
Nuit Blanche gay guide
Sep 28 2012 | Once a year Toronto celebrates Nuit Blanche. Installation artists aim to captivate the masses and transform Toronto into a great big art party. Matt Barker put together the best-in-gay from this one-night-only festival so we can take advantage, stay up all night and enjoy the free, contemporary art
VIDEO: How to be a heartbreaker
Sep 28 2012 | Marina and the Diamonds is really killing it this year.
First the hugely underrated dance anthem "Primadonna" and now "How To Be a Heartbreaker," featuring many naked boys in a shower? The Welsh songstress seems to be living out all of our fantasies!
“I had 100 percen