What price Hollywood? was the title of an early George Cukor film, but is a question every closeted movie star has probably asked himself. In 1930, the top box office star was a gay man. Billy Haines lived with his lover, Jimmie Shields, and never posed on the red carpet with a beard on his arm. By 1933, he was washed up in show business; and by 1936, he had become hugely successful in an entirely new line of work-interior decorator. Out of the Closet, Off the Screen: the Life of William Haines details the extraordinary life of Billy Haines, the only matinee idol who ever decided that Hollywood’s price was too high and walked away from film stardom.
Love this drawing! Look at his arm/chest hairs and that cat. Purrrrfect!
“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
Just MEGA-ADORE the art direction/ vision and pinkness of WOO YEAH! Solidly AWESOME…
INPSIRED LOOK OF THE DAY: BEARDY MODEL in PRETTY SNAKE & MASSIVE’S CAVEMAN GUU “surfing raw steak through the universe” SWIM BRIEF…
MASSIVE X PRETTY SNAKE SWIM BRIEF: CAVEMAN GUU
Pretty Snake and MASSIVE have teamed up again to bring you the latest in FOIN ASS swimwear. It’s JIRAIYA’s iconic Caveman Guu surfing raw steak through the universe and it will make you want to get wet.
This awesome swim brief fits even more sexy and snug than our first swim drop with Pretty Snake. Made entirely in USA, this item ships from Brooklyn NY.
Model shown wearing a Size L
86% Polyester, 14% Spandex
Printed and Assembled in USA of imported fabric
S (26-28″), M (28-30″), L (32-33″), XL (34-36″), 2XL (38-40″), 3XL (42-44″)
NYT: The British fashion stylist IB Kamara, originally from Sierra Leone, and the South African photographer Kristin Lee-Moolman have collaborated on a project titled “2026,” which addresses heteronormative attitudes to self-expression through fashion. The photographs imagine what men’s wear may look like in 10 years, through the use of fabrics rescued from garbage bins and thrift shops in Johannesburg and made into contemporary garments.
“I wanted to create a utopia where you can be whatever you want to be, without emphasis on masculinity or sexuality,” Mr. Kamara said last week, as he put the finishing touches to the large-scale photographic prints of young African men in dresses now hanging from the walls of Somerset House, one of Britain’s grandest palaces. “I wanted men, in particular black men, to just be able to be and breathe like every other type of man has been able to breathe for centuries, without the pressure and policing of black masculinity lingering over them.”
Articles & Images:
VOGUE RUNWAY: Haute couture is inherently a push-and-pull of old and new: old techniques, new materials; old maison, new designer; old silhouettes, new interpretations. Today, Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren transformed their old collections into dramatic new clothes. This wasn’t an ordinary exercise in upcycling, nor a trip down memory lane. Rather, it relied on varying proportions of everyday base layers handwoven with leftover fabrics, boosted with swirling tulle volumes and embellished with heaps of hardware and buttons. Essentially, the designers performed a wondrous feat of conflating rag rugs with riches.
pics @ VOGUE RUNWAY
LOVE these three collections!
We’ll start with my fave pieces for the Valentino Resort 2017 collection and move to Chiuri (off to DIOR?) & Piccioli’s Red Valentino Grey Gardens inspired Resort collection 2017 and finish with Sarah Burton for McQueen Great inspired visuals abound!
Cecil Beaton meets Wes Anderson meets 70s/ 80s/ 90s Brit POP… SEE THE FULL COLLECTION @ STYLE/ VOGUE
MORE @ FUCKING YOUNG
MORE images (w/ titles & names of artists) HERE @ 19th CENTURY BOYFRIEND
PAST SISSYDUDE/ 19th Century Boyfriend posts HERE & HERE
sissydude loves: “IT’S A BEAUTIFUL LIFE” six transgender women share their story @ CR FASHION BOOK/ photos by Jane Canedo
PHOTOGRAPHS JUNE CANEDO
EDITOR RON HARTLEBEN
MAKEUP LINDA GRADIN
HAIR BLAKE ERIK
WORDS ELSA DE BERKER
READ THE FULL STORY HERE
Above… TOTAL MISS. JANE HATHAWAY/ NANCY KULP stylez!