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So gay (not LGBT!) bathhouses are rebranding and becoming cool again. Check out Frank Melleno's (Work Unfriendly) Polaroids from The Fairoaks Hotel bathhouse in San Francisco 1978 to get an idea of what most people think of when they think of bathhouses.
According to Hawpost:
At its prime, bathhouses were cool because of their popularity among gay, bi and closeted men. There used to be somewhat of a beauty competition on who was allowed to enter these establishments. Sort of like the lines at the hottest nightclub in town where bouncers let in the most gorgeous and stunning people as others get left behind. The 75 year-old president of the North American Bathhouse Association also known as NABA, Dennis Holding recalls his experience of this in the 1970s:
“There was a club in LA called The 8709. It was on the second floor. In its day, there would be a line down the stairs to the street, and you’d wait and you’d climb all the way up, and if the attendant didn’t like your looks he wouldn’t let you in. I got rejected there once, but I got let in three or four times, and I remember the process quite well. But if they thought you weren’t attractive enough they wouldn’t let you in.”
At the height of their success, there were about 700 bathhouses operating throughout the country in the late 1980s. Today that number is down to a merely 60 in operation!
“The acceptance of gays has changed the whole world,” Dennis Holding, who owns a small bathhouse in Miami told the AP. “It’s taken away the need to sneak around places like these and today, you can go to the supermarket, launch your Grindr app and hook-up.”
Yes technology and social media have changed the rules of the game but technology will never be able to replace the safe and comfortable environment that the baths have to offer. At least not yet. Although Grindr can connect you with guys you MIGHT think look like their profile pictures, it doesn’t give you an easy option to walk away once you meet the guy for the first time.
I've actually never been inside a bathhouse. Am I missing out?
I'm officially asking social media sizzler Austin Rhodes on a date here and now, right after I get some ID. (Image via Instagram)
Out Magazine wants you to vote in its poll to determine the most eligible gay bachelor. I'm assuming all gay men are considered eligible bachelors, even the legally married ones, since they're all in open relationships.
After the jump, watch Austin and his brother Aaron come out to their dad, a viral video with over 21 million views. For more on Anthony Wayne, check out my coverage of his turn as Sylvester.
Anthony Wayne might be the most talented on the list, has to be one of the best built. (Image via Instagram)
Davide Zongoli image via Boys of Life
The series debuts on Valentine's Day, so you can either share it with your boyfriend or, possibly, with an entire bag of peanut M&Ms and a lot of frustration.
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ABOVE: Full gallery of movie stills courtesy of Wolfe Video
Coming to DVD and VOD via Wolfe Video on March 8, 2016, is You're Killing Me, a gay horror film directed by Jim Hansen and co-written by Hansen and Jeffery Self. The cast includes Matthew McKelligon, Jeffery Self, Drew Droege, Mindy Cohn and Edi Patterson.
The movie is described as being about “a narcissistic wannabe Internet star” (Self) who is dating “a monotone serial killer” (McKelligon). I'm thinking a lot of people are gonna die in this, but maybe you'll die laughing as it seems this is more intentionally camp than Friday the 13th summer camp.
Trailer is after the jump ...
Are these Star Wars toys or dildos? Why can't they be both?
Sanders & Kasich win Dixville Notch, NH, early vote.
Bloomberg may run for prez, which = He and Dem candidate lose. Period.
Cover via Sports Illustrated
Video still via Fiorious's “No Immunity”
Give out artist Fiorious's “No Immunity” a look and listen after the jump ...