three polaroids by RENAUD Duc
LA MUJER MURCIELAGO (Batwoman) is a Batman rip-off that passed under the radar of DC comics in 1968, directed by the king of mexploitation cinema Rene Cardona. Starring Italian beauty Maura Monti. MORE ABOUT LA MUJER MURCIELAGO @ DVD DRIVE-IN
Watch the movie after the jump…
Define Beauty: His Sweat
Matt Lambert gets under the skin of our infatuation with the bodily fluid
For the first instalment of the new series of Define Beauty, our series exploring the nuances of desire, Berlin-based director Matt Lambert delves into the sensual side of sweat. Here, the American filmmaker and photographer—known for his often-NSFW work exploring sex and intimacy—talks about his film asking: exactly what it is about our most-prevalent bodily fluid that have so many feeling weak at the knees?:
“I held an open casting call via my Instagram, inviting people to share thoughts on their love of sweat. The film aims to demystify, celebrate, sensualize and add humor to sweat and the love many gay men have for it.
“Sweat becomes a metaphor for love, sex, masculinity, vulnerability, excretion, exhaustion and intimacy”
“It’s a film about sweat, but we rarely refer to the sweat itself. It’s much more about its essence and what it represents. Sweat becomes a metaphor for love, sex, masculinity, vulnerability, excretion, exhaustion and intimacy.”
burning man photos by IVÁN ARÁNEGA more PICS HERE
Seed Money is the story of Chuck Holmes, a San Francisco pornographer turned philanthropist. Holmes helped create and shape gay identity in the years after Stonewall, and later became a major contributor to gay advocacy groups like the Human Rights Campaign and the LGBT Victory Fund. Later in life he would come to find that, while his money was welcome in philanthropic circles, he sometimes wasn’t.
“Director Mike Stabile has crafted a loving homage to the legendary Falcon Studios and the man, Chuck Holmes, who created the Empire”, said Breaking Glass’ Co-President Richard Ross. “This is a fitting tribute to a bygone era, and the beginning of the most recognizable brand in gay adult films.”
Starting October 4, SEED MONEY will be available to buy/rent on the following platforms: iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play, Vudu, and On Demand through local Cable & Satellite Providers.
WIKIPEDIA: The Picture of Dorian Gray is a 1976 BBC video-taped production which formed part of the Play of the Month anthology series. It stars Peter Firth, Jeremy Brett, and John Gielgud. A 100-minute adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s novel The Picture of Dorian Gray by John Osborne, it was first broadcast on 19 September 1976. This production was a critical success at the time of its first screening. In 2009 The Times called it the “most Wildean” adaptation of the novel, boasting “perhaps the best Dorian” and mentioning that John Gielgud “steals the show, having of course been given the most beguiling lines by Wilde”.
This version accentuates the gay subtext of Wilde’s novel more than other versions; e.g. when Dorian wants Alan’s help in the disposal of Basil’s body, it is strongly suggested that the two had a sexual relationship in the past and when Dorian’s seduction attempt fails, he apparently threatens to expose Alan as a homosexual. In the novel and other adaptations the precise nature of Dorian’s hold over Alan is mostly left to the imagination of the reader or viewer, respectively.
Peter Firth as Dorian Gray
Jeremy Brett as Basil Hallward
John Gielgud as Henry Wotton
Judi Bowker as Sibyl Vane
Nicholas Ball as James Vane
Gillian Raine as Mrs Vane
Nicholas Clay as Alan Campbell
Michael Barrington as Mr Erskine
Mark Dignam as Lord Fermor
Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies as Lady Agatha
on my first birthday august 28, 1965 (born is ’64 of course)
MOST vintage fun scene on this mega-post via MATTADORE
LUCAS KAZAN: He knows exactly who he is (at 24) and what he wants. Meet Italian newcomer Marco: openly gay (doesn’t often happen amongst Italian applicants), comfortable in his own skin, exclusively into bottoming (never happens!) “Sex is a form of freedom and self-expression”, he proudly says. “It’s not something I’m ever ashamed of, on the contrary…” Stay tuned for Marco’s action debut: we promised him a big cock!
“YOUR ACCOUNT HAS BEEN TERMINATED” FUCK YOU TUMBLR MEGA-POST!!! w/ CECIL, XL, JAKE, TEGAN & “The Rest”…
Cecil Beaton images (some from) and all inspired by the awesome “MattAdore”
SISSYDUDE @ FACEBOOK GROUP on August 4: Just read this interesting piece by Slava Mogutin about censorship on social media. I related a great deal, having myself been “terminated” and “blocked” on several occasions. I lost Sissydude on Blogspot in Sept 2009 (I was Dennis Cooper’d)… with no explanation or warning, been blocked from Facebook for several “month long” periods with no explanation as to why. And seriously, just after reading Mogutin’s article I went to log into Tumblr to find that today my account has been terminated! Ugh. No explanation of course, I’m waiting to hear back. Nine years of curation gone and connection to all the blogs I followed… gone. I think it’s really time to stop all this and go analog and just make real art and stop sharing things I love online. I’ve had enough of this. XO
August 6: Still nothing from Tumblr. I’m sure they won’t be back. So glad I moved Sissydude (thanks Aubs!) to it’s own site/server so many years ago. No one can censor me here. Though I may have take a break at some point. Thanks for coming here everyone! Much love to all. XOXOXO
Openly gay, experimental filmmaker Todd Haynes burst upon the scene two years after his graduation from Brown University with his now-infamous 43-minute cult treasure “Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story” (1987). Seizing upon the inspired gimmick of using Barbie and Ken dolls to sympathetically recount the story of the pop star’s death from anorexia, he spent months making miniature dishes, chairs, costumes, Kleenex and Ex-Lax boxes, and Carpenters’ records to create the film’s intricate, doll-size mise-en-scene. The result was both audacious and accomplished as the dolls seemingly ceased to be dolls leaving the audience weeping for the tragic singer.
Unfortunately, Richard Carpenter’s enmity for the film (which made him look like a selfish jerk) led to the serving of a “cease and desist” order in 1989, and despite the director’s offer “to only show the film in clinics and schools, with all money going to the Karen Carpenter memorial fund for anorexia research,” “Superstar” remains buried, one of the few films in modern America that cannot be seen by the general public.
Now finally you have a chance to see this piece.
shooting by Jade Young
published in OH LA LA mag
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