Really fascinating post @ Sequential Crush. CHECK THE FULL STORY & IMAGES HERE!
CHECK OUT “OUR GENTLEMEN’S CLUB” for more soft-focus male goodness!
NFL COM: From 1965-77, Jerry Smith was a two-time Pro Bowl tight end for the Washington Redskins. At the time he retired, Smith held the record for the most touchdown receptions by a tight end in NFL history. Yet off the field, Smith lived with a personal secret he did not publicly share with his teammates. NFL Network’s two-time Emmy-nominated series A Football Life continues with Jerry Smith: A Football Life. The one-hour documentary chronicles the life of Smith, detailing his career with the Redskins, his life as a gay athlete and his death from AIDS. BELOW are links to the 4 part doc.
PART ONE: A PRIVATE LIFE BECOMES PUBLIC
Former Washington Redskins tight end Jerry Smith met with a reporter for a feature and it ended up being a big moment in history. See how the profile on Smith led to the first retired professional athlete to reveal his homosexuality.
PART TWO: LIVING A DOUBLE LIFE
Former Washington Redskins tight end Jerry Smith found his calling on the football field, but it was not an easy life. See how a closeted gay man became a dominant tight end in an intolerant era.
PART THREE: A KNOWN SECRET
Could Jerry Smith be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame if not for one fluky play? We take a closer look at Smith’s legacy and learn about his personal life and how he kept it separate from football.
PART FOUR: STARING DEATH IN THE FACE
When former Washington Redskins tight end Jerry Smith retired, he moved to Texas and opened up a gay bar. Later he was diagnosed with HIV, and passed away at the age of 43.
THE WEIRD & WONDERFUL JUKEBOX COMICS… SEE ELLA FITZGERALD, COUNT BASIE, DINAH SHORE & KATE (((FUCKING))) SMITH… IN ACTION!!!
Jukebox Comics! Who knew!? Really fun & warped comic book stories featuring Ella Fitzgerald, Lawrence Welk, Count Basie, Dinah Shore, Kate Smith and others. I’ve included a few of my faves here. Never knew there were ever comic book stories of these music stars. Really amusing pop culture artifact…
READ ALL SIX ISSUES HERE AT SUPER AWESOME COMIC BOOK PLUS!
SISSYDUDE MEGA P featuring lovely B&Ws @ MYSELFIXION, Older Hotties @ REALMENREALLIFE… and other NAKED BOY GOODNESS
A SISSYDUDE IS NOT A HOUSE/ MEGA P: THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY, FASHION, HAIRY BUM-BUMS, DIRTY TONY BOYZ & DRIPPING DINKIES.
HOTARIOUS: “Playboy’s Roller Disco & Pajama Party” (1979) with the ORIGINAL commercials… and Wayland & Madame!!!
1979 ABC-TV primetime special, “Playboy’s Roller Disco & Pajama Party,” hosted by Richard Dawson, with appearances by Hugh Hefner, James Caan, Chuck Mangione, Wayland Flowers and Madame, The Village People, Robert Culp, and Dorothy Stratten… Includes commercials for Contac, Mystique romance novels, Maybelline, Tostitos, and assorted ABC shows.
Parts 2-4 after the jump…
For most of the 20th Century, New York’s Fire Island was virtually the only place on Earth where gay men and lesbians felt safe to live and to love. But at the dawn of the 1980′s, an entire culture changed irrevocably, as the populace began falling prey to a mysterious and lethal new illness. What happened over the next decade is a haunting story about emotional and physical transformation in the midst of a plague.
Produced, edited, and mixed by Myke Dodge Weiskopf. Supervising producer for UnFictional was Nick White.
Technical assistance from Lori Ann Brass, Ann Heppermann, Jasmin Lopez, and Dylan Peers McCoy.
Special thanks to Jim Fouratt, Gina Garan, Jon Kinnally, Ann Magnuson, Eric Marcus, Carl Meyer-Curtis, and Chris Young.
Dedicated to the ghosts of Fire Island.
Myke Dodge Weiskopf has a page featuring photos, videos, and more information about Fire Island and this project.
Eight men, smeared in differently flavoured Jelly, test their strength in nude wrestling. What flavour do you prefer? Time to get tested! RFSL Göteborg (The Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights, Gothenburg branch) has produced this video to promote HIV testing for men who have sex with men. Read more at testa.wf
WIKIPEDIA: Different From The Others (German: Anders als die Andern) is a German film produced during the Weimar Republic. It was first released in 1919 and stars Conrad Veidt and Reinhold Schünzel.
The story for Anders als die Andern was co-written by Richard Oswald and Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld, who also had a small part in the film and partially funded the production through his Institute for Sexual Science, with the aim of presenting the story as a polemic against the then-current laws under Germany’s Paragraph 175, which made homosexuality a criminal offense.
The cinematography was by Max Fassbender, who two years previously had worked on Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray, one of the earliest cinematic treatments of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray. Director Richard Oswald later became a director of some considerable note, as did his son Gert. Veidt became a major film star the year after Anders was released, in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.
Anders als die Andern is noteworthy as one of the first sympathetic portrayals of homosexuals in the cinema. The film’s basic plot was used again in the 1961 UK film, Victim, starring Dirk Bogarde. Censorship laws enacted in reaction to films like Anders als die Andern eventually restricted viewing of this movie to doctors and medical researchers, and prints of the film were among the many “decadent” works burned by the Nazis after they came to power in 1933.
Live / composed Electro-acoustic soundtrack
By Yael Acher “Kat” Modiano
Flute & Effects and Laptop
Performance at Spectacle Theater