Love the recent works that my friend Ian has been creating… check’em out…
WIKI: The series presents a “battle of the sexes” and role reversal scenario in which two male domestics escape from the female-ruled planet Medusa and, arriving on Earth, are pursued by the Medusan security forces. When the Medusans fail to re-capture the two men, they bring two human hostages—a man and a woman—back with them to their home planet. The series’ 13 episodes concern the two groups’ attempts to adapt to life on the different planets while brokering an exchange for the hostages.
Video artist, sculptor, countertenor, and composer M. Lamar, will be opening the fall season at PARTICIPANT INC with his first New York solo exhibition, NEGROGOTHIC, a Manifesto: The Aesthetics of M. Lamar. Most known for his music and performance-based work, this physical installation cross-references romanticism, surrealism, horror, pornography, gospel, metal, and early silent film to propose radical potentialities of blackness.
“I think this project comes at a particularly important moment, in which prevailing cinematic depictions offer only narrow historical accounts of subjugation.”Lia Gangitano recently said of M. Lamar’s work in Vogue IT
Opening Reception is Sunday September 7th at 7pm
This exhibition will also include several public events at the gallery as well as off site.
Including a conversation between M. Lamar and his sister Actress Laverne Cox September 9th location to be announced soon as well as the world premier of Lamar new requiem “The Tree of Blood” October 5th at the Gallery.
lucy sparrow’s “The Cornershop”, a very clever FELT filled Pop-Up Store in London!!! (via laughing squid)
CARIOCAS by Antonio Da Silva
This is a voyeuristic hunt during my trip to Rio de Janeiro with lots of sea, sun, sweat and sexual encounters. Brazilian men care about their physique and they freely allow admiration of their sculpted bodies. The sensuality of those men creates blurry sexual identities.
An outdoors gym in the Arpoador area unveiled to me the vibrancy of the country and the diversity of men. Just behind the gym there is a gay cruising park. The gym crowd training during the day is very different from the one training at night. The film is a portrait of this shift while adding more Brazilian testosterone to this Summer’s football excitement in the country!
WATCH THE FULL 10 min FILM HERE for only $6
A film by Antonio Da Silva
With: Arpoador Gym Goers, Zao, the Hustler, the Hustler Rodrigo, the Cruisers and Mates from encounters
Camera, Editing, Sound Design and Music: Antonio Da Silva
Assistant Editor: Miguel Pho and Rui Oliveira
Motion Graphics: Miguel Conceição and Elena Fernandez
Narration: Rodrigo Penalosa
Thanks to: MixBrasil Cultural Diversity Film Festival and Cris Reckziegel
Colby’s INDIE GO-GO campaign info HERE
BIG SHOE DIARIES HERE
Whatever did happen to Bobbie Gentry, that’s the question that Rosanne Cash, daughter of legendary Johnny Cash, asks?
More than 30 years ago Bobbie Gentry disappeared from the public’s gaze and despite various attempts to track her down her whereabouts remain unknown as she remains steadfastly in a state of anonymity. VIA PODOMATIC
LISTEN TO THE PODCAST AFTER THE JUMP!!!
more images HERE @ Style.com
FABULOUS NOBODIES- SISSYDUDE talks to JOHN SIMONE about his AWESOME NYC Party Photos! (via Daily Xtra)
Sissydude: Photographer John Simone has two photo retrospectives happening during Toronto’s World Pride. The shows feature New York club culture icons from 1987- 1990. They include Rupaul, Kenny Kenny, Leigh Bowery, John Sex, Quentin Crisp, James St. James, Divine, The It Twins and of course “Party Monster” Michael Alig. Even Cher, Michael Jackson, Madonna and Sandra Bernhard pop up!
Simone left Toronto for New York in 1986 and immediately started working for Club-18 (The Roxy), Details Magazine (including Details’ influential nightlife column by Stephen Saban), Vanity Fair and The Village Voice. Of course the magic really started happening for him when friend Michael Alig appointed Simone chief photographer for his Project X Magazine.
I recently went to visit the very excitable and engaging Simone (above, pictured on the right, with Michael Musto) in his studio apartment in Toronto to get a glimpse of his gorgeous photos and talk, talk, talk about his subjects and his very interesting life during that time. Of course the magnificent creatures in the photos are what really gets him going…
READ THE ARTICLE @ DAILY XTRA HERE
Or click the image below and READ IT NOW!
read the “EXCLUSIVE” unedited version after the jump…
THE TENTH is a publication of art and culture based on the history, culture and research in ideas and aesthetics of the BLACK, GAY community. Loosely inspired by W.E.B. Du Bois’ influential 1903 essay, “The Talented Tenth” and playing off of Alfred Kinsey’s popular, mythical 10% estimate, THE TENTH is a product of the dialogue at the intersection of this “10th” — the vanguard minds of the BLACK, GAY community. Print Issue out this APRIL 2014. FIRST PRINTING SOLD OUT reserve a copy (coming in July) HERE.
GREAT article on the publication HERE @ T MAG (via Thomas D)
Pink Rooster Studio is a creative studio focusing on print, identity, exhibition, and interactive work with clients in fashion, film and music. The studio was founded in 2009 by 3 vanguard minds in the creative industries who’d each created unique visual identities.
CLGA.CA: The first gay-themed Canadian feature film will soon celebrate its 50th anniversary! While it might not be a familiar title to many people today, Winter Kept Us Warm was one of the first Canadian films to attract international attention upon its release in 1965. Even more remarkable is the fact that the film was written, directed and produced by a 22-year-old University of Toronto student named David Secter…as he was also working to complete his degree.
The film, which explores the burgeoning relationship between U of T students Doug and Peter (played by John Labow and Henry Tarvainen), was shot on campus beginning in 1964. While their bond is not explicitly sexual, the subtext that the two are ‘more than friends’ was clear to audiences and reviewers at the time (writing in the Daily Star in November of 1965, critic Robert Fulford references the “latent homosexual lines” that characterize Doug and Peter’s connection). Given that homosexuality was still an offence under Canada’s Criminal Code until 1969, the film’s relative frankness is all the more significant.
With actors from the Hart House Theatre group and a camera crew from Ryerson Polytechnic Institute, Winter Kept Us Warm was very much a student-driven project. As Secter noted in a 1965 Globe and Mail article, filming had to be organized around everyone’s “lectures, labs and peace marches”. Secter and his colleagues struggled to secure the financing to finish their film, and by the summer of 1965 they found themselves with no prospects, mounting debts, and a four-hour rough cut of the film. Their fortunes changed suddenly when Secter received a phone call from the Commonwealth Festival in Wales, which was keen to screen the ‘world’s first student feature’—in six weeks’ time! The filmmakers managed to pull the finished product together by the deadline, and the film premiered in Cardiff on September, 1965.
Winter Kept Us Warm had its Canadian premiere at the ROM theatre a few months later (“College-Made Film Well Worth Seeing”, proclaimed the Globe and Mail). The film went on to a successful theatrical run throughout North America, and it was the first English-language Canadian feature to be shown at the Cannes film festival in 1966. Prominent artists like David Cronenberg have sung its praises.
inspired look of the day: walter van beirendonck’s peen shoes (from his menswear ss14 collection) photos by lea colombo
more pics of the collection here
sissydude loves: edward gorey’s home/ pics @ chris seufert, for an upcoming gorey documentary (via dave p)
more pics of gorey’s home HERE
PIX is my new short film and it is inspired by online Gay dating. PIX is a series of flickering images (faceless-selfies) of 2500 gay men building a three minutes animation portraying what is happening in the “marketplace of desire”. Thousands of male bodies in typical male poses are put together creating the mosaic of one body.
You can watch the trailer on my website.
The full-length film is also available after a contribution of 1$. Every contribution helps me to keep on producing my self-funded films that aim to be artistic as well as sexually explicit.
PIX contains sexually explicit content. Make sure you are over 18 years old before clicking to the site.
PIX goes beyond the casual hook up. For some our online profiles and exposed body feed our narcissistic and exhibitionistic side, while for others is an endless voyeuristic hunt.
“He moved to Bangkok shortly after I moved to Mexico City, and when I decided to move there six months ago, he sweetly invited me to be his roommate! We, naturally, had a clothing optional house, and I photographed him quite often in the course of our daily lives. Here he is, modeling at my apartment in Bangkok, my roommate and good good friend!” – felix d’eon
more from D’Eon’s blog HERE
D’Eon’s lovely work HERE
HOTARIOUS: Byredo Parfums CANDY DARLING scented candle was a thing… and Byredo’s frilly perfume discriptions are a thing of beauty!
9 oz. / 255 grams
60 hour burn time
Candy Darling is a home scent composition offered in candle form, composed by acclaimed perfumer Olivia Giacobetti for BYREDO“, the niche fragrance line founded by Ben Gorham. With top notes of coriander, heart notes of rosewood and patchouli and base notes of benzoin and sweet musk, Candy Darling is reminiscent of the Warhol transsexual superstar of the same name and The Velvet Underground muse who died tragically at the age of 29.
Her persona has been immortalized in “Women in Revolt” (1971) while more mainstream viewers might remember her as a disco patron in the Jane Fonda vehicle “Klute”.
American fashion designer Zac Posen mentions lighting the ByRedo candles in his studio, and specifically cites Candy Darling among his most favorite things in a recent Vogue UK spread.
Check out some of the other scents after the jump (I want them all… collect them like Star Wars action figures or something)…