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Nov 03 2012
A Charge You Can Believe In Comments (1)

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Globe (November 12, 2012) points out that while Mitt Romney's cousin (he probably has 300 brother-cousins in all) Ron Romney is a convicted sex offender/child molester, hey, at least Mitt was born in America and never sold cocaine in college and does not bother Donald Trump in the slightest.

Actually, kinda funny this is billed as Mitt being caught up in a sex scandal. Is he his cousin's keeper?

 
The Least Transparent President Ever: He's Just Like US! Comments (1)

Barack Obama 25 Things Us WeeklyOMG, the half-eaten apple is a Biblical reference—he's the anti-Christ!

I still think that when cretins like Donald Trump refer to President Obama as being "the least transparent president ever" it's just a thesaurus-fueled way of calling him so black he's blue. But on top of that, Barack is an open book. Or rather, an open magazine—Us (November 12, 2012) offers "25 Things You Don't Know About Me," the Barack Obama edition!

Actually, we knew a lot of these things, including the fact that he's the first president to tweet and that he was hugged by a Republican pizza-shop owner.

But I was surprised that his first kiss with Michelle was outside a Baskin-Robbins in Hyde Park. I wonder if I ever went to that one when I attended the U of C?

P.S. Mitt Romney refused Us's offer to do his own list, but probably because he thought it was a ruse to get at his tax returns. Or because he wasn't sure about which Mitt Romney they wanted to learn things.

 
Lady Gaga: C'mon, Vote! Comments (1)

LADY GAGA MARRIAGE EQUALITY MINNESOTANice sentiment, but the Web site behind this should learn to spell "Minnesota"

Lady Gaga promotes marriage equality by reminding viewers of this quickie video that residents can vote for the stuff on Tuesday in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington...

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Nov 02 2012
Need To Know Comments (1)

 

Widget boy cultureScenes from the ongoing disaster that is Sandy.

Widget boy cultureSandy's tallest hero.

Widget boy cultureBloomberg insists NYC Marathon will come off without a hitch.

Widget boy cultureBenedict Cumberbatch goes gay.

Widget boy cultureAstronauts using Madonna's "Vogue" in space!

Widget boy culturePapa Joe Simpson will "never" come out.

Widget boy cultureRape apologist Mourdock's poll numbers crater.

Widget boy cultureFinal pre-election jobs report: Real momentum.

Widget boy cultureWhy 2012 is America's chance at an 1896 do-over. Truck tub

Widget boy cultureNothin' like a buddy-bath in the back of a truck.

Widget boy cultureStomach-turning gay bashing in Jamaica.

Widget boy cultureAd: Maryland vet's parents for equality.

Widget boy cultureJoy Behar doesn't get homocons.

Widget boy cultureGay voters definitely get President Obama.

Widget boy cultureStarbucks gets President Obama, too.

Widget boy cultureMitt Romney: Elect me or the economy gets it.

Widget boy cultureClinton/Booker in 2016! (I'm thinking Clinton/Castro.)

Widget boy cultureRomney/Sandy in 2012!

Widget boy cultureIf Obama calls...I'm here! I'm here!

Barack Obama Hillary ClintonThis begs for a Hillary text in reply

 
Obama, Can You Hear Me? Comments (2)
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Barbra Streisand's endorsement of President Obama hinges on women's rights, support of Israel and LGBT support...

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Oct 08 2012
"You Shouldn't Have!": How I Met President Barack Obama Comments (19)
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As regular Boy Culture readers know, I met and posed for a picture with Madonna in the spring. Last night, I met and posed for a picture with Barack Obama.

First the queen, now the president.

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That's the ticket

I came to L.A. this week for one of those notorious autograph shows I write phonebook-length posts about, but I also came to see Madonna (on Wednesday) and, most importantly of all, I came for the big Obama/Biden fundraiser at the Nokia in Downtown L.A. The event wasn't cheap, but I felt compelled—as I had in '08—to give till it hurt. And it did and does hurt, especially since I lost my job recently (under a Democratic president, but under a Republican boss—ha) and am in no position to be spending as freely as I have been.

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But no matter what happens in a month—and I feel pretty strongly that the president will retain his job—I wanted to give as much as possible since I don't see myself knocking on doors or phonebanking. If Mitt Romney gets in, we'll have four years of anti-equality, business-first/people-last, misogynistic, Matthew Rettenmundright-wing policies to endure, not to mention a slate of Supreme Court justices unworthy of being called "supreme" and with a far different concept of justice than the ones President Obama has selected.

Once I made my mind up, and once I realized I would be able to meet the president and get a photo with him, I clammed up. I didn't even tell my partner because I worried something would go wrong, I would find out it was a photo op with a roomful of people or the president would cancel to spend two weeks attending Debating 101.

None of those things happened, so after spending a lovely afternoon with mystery photographer Venfield 8 (who shot me, but not in the raw), I put on my new J. Crew suit, shirt and tie and hopped into a car to arrive at the Nokia around 2:45, an hour before show time.

* NOKIA

The crowd was bubbling with excitement at the prospect of sharing air with not only the U.S. president, but with this U.S. president. Reporters were trying to ask people if they were disappointed with the president's debating skills when they should have been asking if we were elated by the latest jobs numbers or by the fact that Big Bird is now the Democratic Joe the Plumber or by the fact that polls are beginning to show that Romney's Lie-apalooza was losing its luster.

My ticket and wristband—surprisingly, just a simple, store-bought, yellow wristband—were at will call, where I don't think it was my imagination that all the workers were extra-smiley.

Inside, I gave my name and was allowed downstairs to the VIP lounge, where we were offered a feast that I went nowhere near—I've been avoiding bread, pasta, rice and (until the day before yesterday) anything sweet for a week in hopes that I'd be able to squeeze into my suit, and had just had lunch with Venfield...no need to look bloated with the prez.

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There was an interesting mix of people in the VIP lounge—hot gay gazelles in skintight suits, old power brokers of both genders, young campaign workers in casual wear, Gloria Allred.

I snagged Ms. Allred for a pic-with after some excited young girls did the same thing. Love her or hate her, I have to tell you she was beyond gracious and asked me to let her know if there was anything she could do for me. (The woman can smell media a mile off.)

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Around 3:30, I made my way upstairs and was taken to my fabulous seat, ORCH E 107. I wasn't far from the stage; it reminded me of the time I attended The MTV Video Music Awards from Radio City and  could basically see Christina Aguilera's tonsils and  Justin Timberlake's hemhorroids.

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Jun 19 2012
Bottoms Up—A Review Of Broadway Bares XXII: Happy Endings Comments (7)

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Please let me know if you ID anyone in these photos so I can credit them. Please don't take any images unless you credit them to me. Thanks and enjoy! More coverage here.

1 IMG_0608It was that time of year again—another  Broadway Bares fleshfest to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS—and we were late. My buddy Jason and I walked up to the Roseland around 10:15PM ahead of the midnight show, and the line had already wrapped around onto Broadway. I figured everything would work out, and yet I also swore that 2013 would be my year to see both the 9:30PM and midnight shows to double up on photos and videos.

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We'd been to the show many times before. In fact, you can flash back to those times here, here, here and here.

A sign posted before the show reminded us that photography was disrespectful to the participants, yet their excitement at being asked to pose told a different story. Why look amazing and wear an outlandish outfit if you're not going to let people document you for posterity?

Let's start with the best video: "Rotation"

IMG_0478In line we were joking with friends and came up with a parody that Jackie Beat needs to do—"Christian Fister" set to "Sister Christian", all about a holier-than-thou Bible-thumper who's secretly a pig bottom. These are the kinds of things that get said while waiting to see 200+ dudes and chicks in the almost-buff. That and the remark that Elena Roger is so hated in Evita thaf if she were to do Broadway Bares the crowd would root for HIV. Don't get made at me—I liked the production! (P.S. More seriously, why couldn't Ricky Martin have done Bares this year?)

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Hot will photoA Smashing good time was had by all (thanks to Greg for these 2 pix)

My pal Greg exited the first show and promptly told us of seeing Christian Borle (formerly married to Sutton Foster, a piece of trivia that bears repeating at every opportunity), Steve Kazee and Will Chase (all pictured above) entering the midnight show together as VIPs, but mostly we were scoping out the rather hot crowd. We'd just done Folsom Street East earlier in the day (100s of photos coming soon) and it can be hard to turn off being turned on.

IMG_0757Hirsute is back! No stopping me when love handles come back in.

IMG_0491Inside, we dashed to the central of three stages and I glaciered my way from one body away to being right at the stage. It seemed to me to be an ideal spot, though there is an argument to be made against being too close—I wound up shooting straight up at some of the performers, which worked out well in cases where we're talking about a lead performer in a kilt.

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1 1IMG_0489A wandering stud fondled this undercover agent pre-show

Before the show, which was themed to fairy tales, two lovely ladies fluttered overhead like gigantic Tinkerbells as sexy boys made the rounds selling memorabilia but giving everything else away in their skimpy outfits. There was a childlike sense of wonder in the air as well as the rather more grown up scent of balls. One had to be careful not to slip in the pools of Pavlovian drool once the lights went down signaling the main event was about to unfold.

The opening, "Happy Endings",  was one of the most spectacular I can remember, a light-hearted romp starring superfit Kyle Dean Massey (those jean shorts were so lucky) as The (Gay) Boy and GCB's Miriam Shor as his Fairy Godmother. "Well, I used to be a good Christian bitch," she announced. "Now—I'm just a bitch."

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But a well-intentioned bitch, and one who promised to help him find his own happy ending via a magical song she performed with backing by her Goddamnettes (Holly Davis, Chelsea Morgan Stock and Dan'Yelle Williamson)—it was consistently hysterical and bawdy.

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Img_0520d...but ended even better! (Jeff Metzler front—and back—'n' center!)

How can you not like a song that seamlessly segues into a limerick containing the word "cunty"?

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Nov 06 2011
Boy Culture Turns 6: My Favorite Posts Comments (13)

IMG_7536Prove it!

As of midnight last night, it was exactly six years since my first post. It's been a tough thing to keep up with a dayjob and outside activities, and just when I think I might walk away, a valuable connection or interesting opportunity or a kind word comes my way. Thank you all for reading me.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef014e89143e3e970d-400wiOf whom are you more jealous?

Here are my favorite 100+ posts out of nearly 11,000. Please take some time to read (or re-read!) a couple and tweet or Facebook any you like.

xoxo Matt

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54ff027a28833-800wiThe pocket pool championships were intense this year


BOY CULTURE


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FROM BOY TO MAN: BC B.C. (2007): The entire history of my novell and novel Boy Culture as well as the movie version; might be my ultimate post.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f5599878833-800wiJonathon Trent & Derek Magyar make an Allan Brocka sandwich

BOY ON FILM (2006): An account of the NYC launch party for Boy Culture as it played the TriBeCa Film Fest.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f7f18238834-800wiI was left "Reeling" by the experience

FRIENDS AND "FAMILY" (2006): The movie version of Boy Culture hits Chicago.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f5ebead8833-800wiNo one would've mistaken me for Taylor Lautner

RAPT PUPIL (2006): The final night of Outfest with Boy Culture; I was fat but on the other hand got to meet Bryan Singer.

 

MY ART

 

PreviewScreenSnapz001Construction worker (shot this week) vs. James Dean

GUYDAR (since at least January 17, 2008) & ENDS OF THE WORLD (since at least January 13, 2008): Attractive men of the world—I got your backs. Your fronts, too.

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef0120a58f680c970bUnaltered iPhone image that still blows me away

"Your pictures suck" (2008): An art critic attacks me, but not without sustaining some hits in return.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e551ff08528834-800wiLet's call it a draw

DRAWN TOGETHER (2008): How my desire to draw related to my secret desire. One of my absolute favorite posts.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01156faa215c970cThe shirtless one

LOST ANGELES (2009): My favorite photographic travelogue of L.A.

Img_0986_1Even then, New Yorkers feared 9/11 was the beginning of the end

ART IMITATES LIFE (2006): My 9/11 and my distaste for grief tourism.


ME


6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f435c1a8834-800wiDeath of the party—Jeff in high school, already halfway through his life

BURNING MAN (2007): Tribute to my late high school friend and first romance.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef014e862b4a41970d-400wiSigned, sealed (eventually) delivered

LOST BOY FOUND (2011): There is a book in here somewhere.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01538f1f464a970b-400wiBe Italian

CIAO HOUNDS: OUR TRIP TO ITALY (2011): Finally got José to Europe.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f10b4de8833-800wiDeath becomes here

ILLINOIS DEATH TRIP (2007): Ruminations on death while revisiting a past home, and the past.

Zehnders Life is short...and meaningful

PASSING BY (2008): Mourning the loss of a person I only met once.

Lots more...

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