The terrific song “Sparkle” has taken on a new layer of poignance with the death today, at age 76, of Labelle-ter Sarah Dash. She was featured on this track by my friend Ari Gold back in 2011 — and Ari also died this year:
ABOVE: He's one of the filthiest people alive, and yet — a Town & Country cover boy!
Gr8erDays on IG's Mantique of the Day for September 19 is handsome Ray Danton. Julie Adams (The Creature from the Black Lagoon, Capitol) was lucky enough to be married to that for quite a long spell.
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Do you find kitschy erotica from the past still gets you hot and bothered, or is it too silly to connect?
The Great American Strip-Off, a Playboy Channel show that nervily mixed male and female stripper contestants in the '80s, is a good example. There is a lot of male flesh (and at the time, it would have been like man-uh from heaven for starved gay boys tinkering with cable boxes to get Playboy Channel in the middle of the night), but the dancing and styles are outta this world.
A camp feast. Watch here!
ABOVE: Looking forward to this as it continues to roll out.
People often say, when the media covers unpleasant public figures, not to give them a platform or attention. But I've never known any of history's villains to evaporate simply because they were ignored.
What do we tell ourselves when people like Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) puts out the most violent, terrorist political ad in the history of the U.S. and then continues to hold office and gets re-elected (possibly along with a Republican-majority Congress that could put her in positions of even greater power) ... if we don't acknowledge her as a threat in real time?
Her ad is appalling ...