Documentary filmmaker Sara Lamm explores the life of the mental institute escapee, master soap-maker, and self-proclaimed rabbi whose all-natural soap would become a counter-culture cleaning product sensation and a staple of health food stores everywhere. In 1947 – after emigrating to the United States from Germany in order to escape the Third Reich and fleeing from a mental institution where he was forced to endure electroshock therapy – Dr. Emanuel Bonner finally realized his destiny. An experienced soap maker whose faith in humanity hadn’t been shaken by the fact that his parents died in the Holocaust, Dr. Bonner began producing a multi-purpose cleaning product that would bring people together while providing them with tips for living a better live. The labels on Dr. Bronner’s Soaps were filled with inspiring prose borrowed largely from Jewish and Christian sources, and his company was one of the first socially conscious organizations to mass produce a popular product. While Dr. Bronner himself may be long gone, his popular soap lives on. For viewers curious to hear the tale of a man who dedicated himself to the betterment of the human race through the use of all-natural cleaning products, this documentary presents Dr. Bronner’s stranger-than-fiction story in greater detail than ever before. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
“Insane Choreography, Bizarre performances by the dancers, total camp fun. Be sure to watch the mustached dancer who is giving just a little bit more than the other three. My favorite moment is the choreography on the word “cause I really love you”. Sorry about the quality.” – Kevin Chamberlain
The Toronto Comic Arts Festival: The Gay Erotic Art of Maurice Vellekoop & Gengoroh Tagame (Chip Kidd too) … this SATURDAY in Toronto!
- Saturday, May 11, 2013 | 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
- Church on Church – Google Map
- 504 Church St, Toronto, ON M4Y 2C8
Maurice Vellekoop is Canada’s foremost gay comics author and illustrator, with work that sometimes runs in international magazines and other times shrink-wrapped and slapped with an 18+ sticker. Gengoroh Tagame is the undisputed master of Japanese gay erotic comics, in Toronto for the very first time to celebrate his first English book! Together, these two titans of erotic art have produced some truly amazing illustrations, and now for the first time their work will be exhibited together. with Chip Kidd.
http://www.FashionTV.com/videos WORLD – Daniel Garofali from Wilhelmina Modeling agency has a new 2012 calendar and DVD, photographed by Aussie photographer James Demitri. The profits for this calendar go to KIVA, an organization created to help poverty through microloans. We go behind-the-scenes as Garofali gets dressed (or undressed) for the shoot and poses in a series of locations.
Model: Daniel Garofali http://www.danielgarofali.com
“Zac Efron is incredibly handsome,” Seth Rogen admitted. “He’s the sexiest motherfucker on the planet. He’s a good-looking kid.”
“I did a scene next to him, and we’re both shirtless, and it was a very humbling experience,”
“I marveled that we’re literally the same species. He’s very veiny. I’m not that veiny . . . and I’m hairier than he is.”
The world’s most famous drag queen tells The Times’s Marcus Mabry that despite progress on gay rights, the pendulum could swing the other way.
Model: Declan Geragthy @ AMCK Models London
Grooming: Franco Vallelonga
3 pics via arch noble
NYMAG: “Monday night at the Met Gala, Vivienne Westwood took her turn on the Vogue livestream and wouldn’t answer Billy Norwich’s question about what designer she was wearing. Instead, she wanted to talk about her jewelry: A laminated photo of the Wikileaks revolutionary Bradley Manning, attached by safety pins to her pastel robes. “When I did punk all those years ago, [it was about the same thing]: Justice and [trying to] have a better world,” she explained. “I’ve got different methods nowadays.” Then she wanted to keep going – “I’ve got one more thing to say,” she added, gesturing to the guy beside her – before she got cut-off/interrupted as the camera panned over to co-host Hilary Rhoda’s introduction to a video piece on Andrew Bolton, the exhibit’s curator. No matter that Westwood donated a bunch of her pieces to the exhibition and that many on that red carpet (Marc Jacobs included) call her the cornerstone, style-wise, of the whole punk movement in London: Vogue’s got to keep this carefully-curated punk manifestation moving right along.”
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To step into the world of Swiss photographer Karlheinz Weinberger is to fall down a rabbit hole of such a specific homoerotic fashion obsession that to crawl out would be a missed opportunity.
Zurich-based KHW was a lifelong factory worker by trade, but by nature he was a portrait photographer who zoned in on his erotic obsessions, consistently male, who changed along with fashion itself from teenagers to rockers to bikers as the decades progressed. In the early ’60s KHW began photographing the Halbstark, aka the Half Strong, and these are the images with which he is most closely identified as a photographer. The Halbstark were a tribe of denim-wearing, rock and roll fanatics who took the cliché of the new American phenomenon, “the teenager,” and turned it on its head with sly, deviant rock ‘n’ roll fashion rampant with homo-erotic overtones.
KHW’s was a world populated by feral, sly, outsiders, disdained by their conservative Swiss parents who fashioned their own “gangs” and wore their own “colors” consisting of uniquely customized jeans and leathers that proclaimed their counterculture allegiance. Wearing precious denim and leather, they were walking shrines to their American heroes with giant belt buckles emblazoned with pictures of Elvis and James Dean and Brando. They slung heavy industrial chains over their cowboy shirts and striped tees.
The male Halbstark replaced the zippers of their jeans with bolts and laced them with chains. The women teased their hair into ratty towers and downplayed their femininity with denim jackets and scratchy mohair sweaters. The Halbstark obsessed over and fetishized their trans-Atlantic icons as Weinberger obsessed and fetishized over them. As an observer and recorder of a weird, shifting youth culture, KHW’s images are fascinating. As a record of a twisted, crazy fashion movement they are priceless. READ THE FULL STORY HERE @ HUFFPOST GAY
SUPER HOT (and adorable) Bearded Chris- Newfoundland and Labrador Language Lessons: Duckish/ Gut-Founded/ Brewer/ Stogged (via Kyle S)
yep, he’s hot alright… gosling reacting & looking at the camera. TOTES PUPPY CUTE. (via the WOW report)