Lost home videos were discovered by Geoff Story, a filmmaker from St. Louis. Telling Nancy Fowler from St. Louis Public Radio he explained that he stumbled upon them 20 years ago at an estate sale of the Buddy Walton.
Walton often referred to as St. Louis' "hairdresser to the stars", including Eleanor Roosevelt and Ethel Merman if they happened to pass through St. Louis, but was also known for having lavish pool parities at his home.
“These men are still in their 20s in the sun, swimming, like they always will,” Story says. “There’s a real sweet pain, and when you watch it, there’s a happiness but you can’t believe it’s so long ago and you can’t touch it–it’s gone.”
Finding the footage inspired the idea for a documentary, which lead Story to set out and find gay men who were alive in the 1940's and talking to them about their experiences and lives. Story's new film Gay Home Movie, which he is currently working on, give us a rare look into an invisible world when LGBT individuals were forced to love and live in the dark. His documentary has already sparked the interest of gay Hollywood exec Brain Graden. “It speaks to a wide array of people on a very deep level,” Graden tells Fowler. “What are the chances someone would go to an estate sale and pick up these canisters of old footage? It’s almost like these men are trying to talk to us from beyond the grave.”
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So this video is about six months old, but hey when you combine free-balling and Dreamgirls that could never go out of style?
We just came across this a-little-bit-funny but a-whole-lot-hot video in which a guy named Griff Twombley-King (what a name, right?) was recorded by his hubby Rick performing an impromptu “routine” in the kitchen.
(Sidenote: Griff and Rick live in Atlanta are both total hotties. They got married last December in what we can only assume was an amazing, super sexy ceremony.)
The original Facebook stated: “What happens when you put a former chubby kid in charge of dessert?? Well, you’re gonna love it ! Especially the explosive happy ending." If you happen to stick around and watch the entire video there definitely is an “explosive happy ending” involving that can of whipped cream Griff has turned into a microphone.
While Griff effortlessly nails every note and every run of Jennifer Hudson’s version of “And I Am Telling You” from the 2006 film version of Dreamgirls (personally we would have preferred Jennifer Holliday’s 1982 version, but hey, beggars can’t be choosers), there’s something else altogether that might keep you enraptured.
And there is an added bonus it appears that Griff doesn't like wearing underwear (not complaining) and sporting grey basketball shorts. The shorts are quite revealing, and Griff appears to wear them well. There isn't a moment of shyness and well the performance is funny and cute, you can't help but just fall in love.
On a final note just didn't understand about what happens in the video, after you watch: Why the hell are you chucking what we presume to be perfectly good cupcakes?! Not cool, bruh. Not cool.
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If we're going to be honest I had never heard of Colby Melvin. It's impossible to follow everyone in the LGBT culture and to me he was just another pretty face. But I took the time to read the article published by Queerty. The article talks about his coming out in conservative Alabama, the pressures of modeling, being a young gay man, HIV testing, and some other interesting topics.
When I first came out I was scared to get tested. I hadn’t really received much education on how to take care of myself. Over the years I’ve learned and become much more comfortable talking with my doctor and regularly getting checked. Colby Melvin
Regardless if you're a fan of following young gay men or not. I found this article to very open and interesting. We tend to forget that while they have amazing bodies, they are for all intents and purposes people.
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How does a young man from conservative Memphis go from working at A & F, and attending college suddenly become a popular and in demand porn star? JJ would start his porn career in Memphis. Recruited by Jason Sparks he would do his first scene in a hotel room. I’m not going to speculate about that room. “It was a little nerve-racking at first, I was afraid that my family and friends would find out. But what the hell I can have sex with hot men and get paid”.
His first scene would be for Falcon Studios’ in October 2015 and shot in Palm Springs (Heated). It’s hard to believe that he's only been in the industry for two years; since then he has managed to learn the “ropes”; comfortable performing while people are watching, developing an established name, and the understanding that even if you’re not attracted to your co-star you still must perform. “I might have to “juice” myself up” he states. Establishing a name for yourself is important as he explains, you might get asked who you want to work with, however, that’s not always the case. If you go into a scene with someone you’re not typically attracted to you must complete the scene, it’s what I’m getting paid to do. To be always professional, regardless of the scene or scene partner.
Every porn actor must understand and know that there will come a day when they're no longer in demand. So, I asked JJ his thoughts, “of course I’m afraid that one day I’ll no longer be in demand. So, you can either make the decision to leave or someone will do it for you”. There are just a few porn actors that have remained in the industry for a long period of time and remain successful. Explaining that he doesn’t expect this to be long term, but would like to work behind the camera producing movies. Like most in the porn industry, he has learned the value of self-promotion using social media. Social Media has truly become one of the most important aspects of promoting not only his name but scenes or movies.
I want people to know that they can approach me, to say hi. Some people might think I'm a asshole, in truth I'm not. JJ Knight
For every porn actor, public appearances and dancing can be tricky. So, they must learn that it's a balancing act. JJ fully knows that he is there for the fans. There are times some will go a little far with touching, but it's part of the business. "I completely understand that people are going to touch me, especially in the area I'm known for " (depending on what you like, there could be a lot to touch, just saying). He appears completely at ease with this aspect of his life. He does admit that sometimes it's hard to go out. Fans or people in general what a picture and you just don't want to do it. That many don't comprehend that even porn actors have a personal life and that what you see on film isn't a true depiction of their personal life.
When it comes to his personal life including, dating, and relationships JJ stated that it has been hard to date outside of the industry and simply impossible. The guys he wanted to date were either dancers or models but didn't want to date him because he was in porn. He has found that most of his friends are in the industry, maybe because they understand how it works, and know that it's a job. I would imagine it would be hard; I mean here's your boyfriend working 12-16-hour days sucking, getting fucked or fucking someone perceived as hot. I can only imagine that the industry might take a toll on personal relationships.
JJ is currently engaged to Brent Corrigan. JJ considers this his first serious long-term relationship. While in Australia promoting a new movie, he would ask (and had the ring for a while), however, Brent was hesitant at first since he had been engaged before but said no and it would be several months later that Brent would say yes. JJ contributes this to their getting to know one another, and this allowed JJ and Brent to grow closer. It's apparent that the two are devoted and committed to their relationship and love each other.
I can say that I found JJ Knight to be relaxed and laid back during the interview. Willing to be open about his life and career, candid, realistic about the ups and downs of the porn industry, remaining focused on his career, and the balancing act between his personal and professional life.
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Duchesse fessée de Etamps made a rare appearance in New Orleans for Southern Decadence. Spankings were the order of the day, and she paraded in the historic French Quarter. Looking for bad/nasty men to spank. The Duchesse was seen with Princess Stephaney as she reigned as one of the Southern Decadence Grand-marshals and her royal court. Will she make an appearance next year, who knows....The Dechesses had this to say "Donner l'fessées sont importants à l'ordre de la culture gay. Ce n'est pas il n'aime pas être une fessée, je veux dire qui ne fonctionne pas ?"
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Darrell Klassy competed in the annual Mr. Louisiana Leather contest hosted by The Lords of Leather over the Southern Decadence weekend in New Orleans. Mr. Klassy will represent the leather community in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region. Ross Randsom who won the title in 2017, gave an amazing speech and it will be a tall order to fill his shoes. But I believe that Mr. Klassy will manage to make the title his own, and represent the community at IML in Chicago in 2018. We wish the very best to Mr. Klassy.
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To understand someone, you must listen with an open mind about what they’ve gone through in life, what makes them who they are and the path they have chosen. I don’t believe anyone just wakes up one morning and says, “I’m going to do porn”. Of course, I could be wrong, but it’s unlikely. But I do wonder what drives someone to succeed in the porn industry? I mean it’s a cut-throat industry, where you ride a high for a few years then you’re considered old news. Why? Because someone younger and new has come along, and before you know it you’ve been replaced.
To be honest, I didn’t know that DJ Dominic Pacifico was even in porn, I had only known him as a DJ, and a damn good one at that. So, you can imagine my surprise when I Googled him and there it was several results for pornhub, xvideos, mansuger, and redtube. It was apparent that not only was he a porn star but a well-established DJ. I began to wonder how does one cross over from porn to DJ’ing and do them both very successfully.
Dominic started doing porn in 1998 in San Francisco, after leaving Key West with his boyfriend at the time. After being dumped he found himself needing money and a place to stay. He would be discovered by Brian Mills who introduced him to still pornography (X-rated pictures). As an 18-year old he had the twink look that everyone craved. This allowed him to make anywhere between $500.00 to $1,000.00, and thus started his path into porn. He stated, “I didn’t realize that I was doing porn, it was art”. At 22 he would do his first feature film for Raging Stallion and would be mentored by Michael Brandon. Dominic learned the ropes so to speak, always understanding that his fans were the most important aspect of his porn career.
I do have an opinion about politics, and world events. For those who think I don’t give a shit, I do. It can be hard for me not to say anything. DJ Dominic Pacifcio
He has been in the industry for 19 years, and for anyone to last that long is an achievement. I asked him how he did this, he explained that it’s all about branding, staying focused, having something to sell, and being in the right place at the right time. One of the important aspects of the porn for Dominic is having the adaptive ability to change with the times.
What’s it like being called a Daddy now? He smiled and said “I love it. All these young men come at me all of the time, and it’s flattering”. I got the feeling that he has embraced the so call daddy porn. As “daddies” are become more in demand, and the younger generation seeks more of this genre, Dominic has once again reinvented himself to adapt to the need and demand. “Hell, I don’t mind, it’s crazy that I’m given a 2nd chance to reinvent myself”, he stated.
I wondered how he went from porn to DJ’ing. DJ’ing didn’t come easy for him, he admits that being in porn created road blocks, since he wasn’t really taken seriously by the more established DJ’s. But somehow, he has managed to merge the two. I think this comes from his determination to be himself and to prove that he is more than just a porn actor. Since his first DJ’ing gig at the Castro Street Fair in 1998, he has come a long way. Now playing around the United States and the World. He is influenced by Brazilian house, early 90’s and seth pop. I asked him how does he know that what he’s playing is being well received he stated, “I try to understand the age demographic, venue, and style of the people”. Either way, I find his music intriguing, interesting, powerful, and well mixed.
Regardless of what you think about DJ Dominic, I found him fascinating and quite intelligent. He has proven to be a smart businessman and inventive with regards to both his porn and DJ careers. For example, in two weeks Dominic Entertainment will release self-molds of Dominic Pacifico Signature molds to be sold worldwide, along with signature self-molds of Casey Everett, Brandon Jones, and Pierce Paris. It’s another expansion of his business and brings to his fan what they want. The ability to adapt.
It is easy to pass judgment on someone that you don’t understand or even know. He said something that really had an impact on me. He stated, “you know you’re at a bar, and the quiet man sitting alone tells you hello, that’s your true fan.” To be humble and sincere is quite unique, and I must say I enjoyed my time with him.
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If you know me, then you know that I really love DJ Kidd Madonny, and have been a fan of his for-a while. Then comes along someone with a completely different style and approach to music. DJ Whitney Day is a DJ and event producer based in New York City. Her work can be heard throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia. Her focus is about bringing high caliber events to the lesbian and LGBTQ communities.
It was in college that she discovered a different side of music and her interest changed to music production, recording and technology. After college, she began to work in the film industry, it was now in her life that learned mixing, composing music and sound design for both TV and film.
Before she was 21 she would spend time checking out clubs and raves in the city and Brooklyn. It would be her fascination of the DJ that she would be inspired with the concept of remixing a song and blending different parts together, it would be her ability to re-imagine a song that would carry her through her career, even today she strives to perfect her vision of music and sound. While she considers herself a DJ, she has also expanded to include event production. She continues to search for venues always hiring the best in the industry and those coming up the ranks.
For Whitney, this is not a black and white subject. There are factors that determine what she will play, and how it’s played. For her every venue is different, the crowd, location and of course her mood. Throughout the years she has learned to be flexible and maintain a somewhat “open format”. DJ’ing is about learning how to spin for any crowd, this would include funk, soul, hip-hop and pop. For her this would be the basis for learning the art of DJ’ing. The importance of experimenting with mixing genres, and overtime cultivating and developing your own sound. This is to move the audience, but to expose them to new songs, artist and genres. Whitney states “These days I play very little pop and hip hop, but have grown into my own taste which tends to be dominated by soul inflected house music – sometimes with a disco thing, sometimes more percussive and other night with a deeper more electronic sound. It’s all organic and spontaneous”.
But it’s her ability personalize her music choicest that makes her unique and widely in demand. Whitney states “Giving them something that’s creatively more than what they’re used to and hopefully memorable and exciting”. To balance what the audience likes and wants to hear and remain true to my music is a complicated process at first. She appears to have mastered that and delivers music that is fresh and new. I get the feeling that for her it’s not just about winning over a crowd, but really giving them something to dance to, to remember, and want to hear again. That she wants to expose people to different styles of music and to show energy.
I asked her about the role of women in the DJ industry, and she stated that “it is unbalanced, and yes there is a glass ceiling”. With that said she strives to focus on events that celebrate women in music, as well as queer artist.
Whiney proved to be an interesting induvial to interview, thoughtful of her abilities, a firm understanding of the LGBTQ community, and mostly importantly her love and drive to be the best DJ without compromising herself.
This Southern Decadence Whitney will be at The Bourbon Pub and Parade, it would be worth the effort to hear her spin. For more information visit : bourbonpub.com
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Honestly I'm not a theater person, not that I don't like to go if the production is well received. In my life time I've only been to a handful and mostly in Chicago. However, this past Sunday I attended the production of Looped, directed by Gary Vandeventer and staring Elizabeth Bouvier with Gregory M. Nacozy.
In the summer of 1965 Tallulah Bankhead spent an entire day re-recording (or looping) a few lines of dialogue for a horror film called " Die, Die, My Darling). Working with the sometimes dull film editor Danny. Bankhead was on her on her last leg, dying of emphysema, extremely unemployable because of her unreliability, and addiction to booze, cocaine, and cigarettes. During the heyday of her time she was considered a great stage comedian, and well respected dramatic actress. However due to her outrageous behavior both onstage and offstage it just overwhelmed her talent.
Ms. Bouvier gave an amazing performance. It is clear that she is both witty and funny, while at the same time capturing the essence of the character. I was struck how she could "rip" off a one-liner then turn around and be completely absorbed in the dramatic side of the play (it was effortless). Mr. Nacozy was equally effective in portraying a frustrated film editor, trying to get a difficult actress to do her job. They managed to toss around the jokes, while remaining commented to their character.
There are several one-liners dealing with Bankhead's affairs with both sexes ("[Joan] Crawford was a lousy lay. She kept getting out of bed to beat the children"). But if you really like wisecracks Ms. Bouvier delivers them perfectly.
Source: Bret, David. "Tallulah Bankhead". Robson Book, Limited. 1997.
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