Thursday, December 5, 2013
Long before Freddie Mercury became the most famous queen of rock and roll as the flamboyant frontman of Queen, there was Jobriath who during the early 70 glam rock movement was hailed as the first openly-gay rock star to be signed to a major label. I had heard very little about 10 years ago because of my love for music history (as a blogger and an obsessed fan of music one should always know the history of which they speak) but I didn't know a lot about him - until now.
Jobraith was heavily marketed as the "American David Bowie," but after mixed reviews and poor album sales, he was dropped from his label and all but forgotten until his death in 1983 at age 37 from AIDS complications.
With the glam rock and punk scene such a pivotal trend at the time, Jobriath should have been a much bigger success but then again Americans have always been a few decades late with catching on to something awesome until it's been watered down to five week old expired milk.
So 30 years later, Jobriath's legacy lives on through other artists who have been inspired by him, such as the Pet Shop Boys, Scissor Sister frontman Jake Shears and Morrissey, to name a few. Another person Jobraith has had a huge impact on is filmmaker Kieran Turner, who has compiled together a series of interviews and footage in a new documentary called Jobraith A.D., which does an excellent job educating those who were not familiar with Jobraith on his short impact on the music world.
“I am really excited that, on the 40th anniversary of the release of Jobriath’s first album, and thirty years after his tragic death from AIDS, a new generation of the LGBT community will discover why he was so important to both queer history and music history,” Turner tells Queerty. “As the first openly gay rock star, he kicked open the door for so many who came after him. I’m honored to be the one who gets to tell his amazing story.”
Hopefully like the documentary I saw a few years ago about Klaus Nomi (another performer way ahead of his time) this documentary will inspire all those young up and coming queers to put down their iPods filled with the latest Katy Perry, Britbot and Lady Gaga music and pick up a guitar, step up to a microphone and let their flame burn bright whether it's in some hole in the wall dive club or future rock arena.
Jobriath A.D. will premiere on VOD and iTunes on December 10 and will premiere at select theaters on January 31, 2014.
George Clooney Believes You Are A Moron If You Are Famous And On Twitter - Lainey Gossip
Autopsy Reveals That Paul Walker Died From Being Burned To Death And Not the Injuries Sustained From The Crash - ICYDK
Beyonce Doesn't Approve Of Her Mother's New Relationship - Black Media Scoop
Kevin Hart Queens Out At Beyonce Concert - E! Online
Anti-Apartheid Icon Nelson Mandela Has Passed Away - CNN
Martin Bashir Resigns From MSNBC After Saying Someone Should Shit In Sarah Palin's Mouth - SOW
Poor Black And Latino Men Are Unfortunately The Face Of HIV - NY Times
LeBron James And Kevin Hart To Play Brothers In New Movie Ballers - Gossip Cop
Fist Brown Being Sued For Millions For Assult - TMZ
Five Guys Compete For Mr. Transman 2013 - Queerty
Jared Leto Opens Up To Jon Stewart About Playing A Trans Woman - Towleroad
Waitress Involved In Ant-Gay Tip Hoax Suspended From Job - APP
Drake Is Still Riding Aaliyah's Dead Coattail For Attention - Pink Is The New Blog
The Old Limelight Nightclub is Being Turned Into The David Barton Gym - Commercial Observer
Lindsanity Lohan Might Be Bumping Ugly's With Liam Neeson's Teenage Son - Dlisted
Stephen Moyer Talks About The End of True Blood - Just Jared
Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Star Trek Into Darkness) reading R. Kelly's lyrics to his song Genius is the best kind of eargasm a man could ask for.
James Franco unleashed two "high art" photos on his Facebook page called 50 Shades of Batman and Robin, where in one photo features the self-anointed "savior of homoerotic art(poop)" in a leather harness and in the second photo features what looks like some man-chowder on his mask. I have no idea who's jizz that is on his mask, but if it is Mr. Franco's then that's a good amount of babies gone to waste. I think at this point the only thing James has on his bucket list to do (for the sake of art, of course) is to do gay porn.
Or better yet rent out an art gallery, hook a harness to the ceiling (or place four queen -sized mattresses in the center of the floor) and let countless male strangers take turns fucking you in the ass for eight hours straight. If Marina Abromovic can call herself a performance artist just for staring in people's faces for what we look at as a full work day, then anything is possible.
A few months ago I revealed that SyFy was interested in creating a series version of the movie Legion for their network. Now I can reveal that the series, titled Dominion has gone beyond the pilot stage and has been given a full season order.
Based on characters from the hit theatrical film Legion (2010), "Dominion" is an epic supernatural drama set in the year 25 A.E. In this transformed post-apocalyptic future an army of lower angels, assembled by the archangel Gabriel, has waged a war of possession against mankind. The archangel Michael, turning against his own kind, has chosen to side with humanity against Gabriel. Rising out of the ashes of the 25 year-long battle are newly fortified cities which protect the human survivors. In Vega (formerly Las Vegas), the largest of these cities, two vie for control and the stage is set for political upheaval and a dangerous power shift. Meanwhile, a rebellious young soldier begins a perilous journey as the war between the human race and the fallen angels hell-bent on their domination escalates.
"Dominion" stars Christopher Egan ("Kings"), Tom Wisdom (300), Roxanne McKee (" of Thrones"), Alan Dale ("LOST"), Anthony Stewart Head ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer") and Luke Allen-Gale ("The Borgias").
This isn't the only TV series based on a hit movie coming to SyFy. Earlier this fall it was announced that Aaron Stanford (Nikita) will be playing the Bruce Willis role in the series version of 12 Monkeys. I will admit I started to get a bit worried about the network after they started canceling some of my favorite shows like Eureka and Warehouse 13 and replacing them with ridiculous reality shows (excluding FaceOff, of course), but with the success of Defiance and the upcoming series Helix peeking my interest (the latter premieres next month) the network seems to be on the right track in regards of quality scripted programming again. Supernatural is the only show on TV that's tackling the angels vs. humans concept, and being that Legion was a terrible film, I feel this concept will work much better on the small screen.
It's great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there's no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp.
Check out the trailer below...
After it leaked earlier this week that the man who turned Tom Daley out happened to be Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, the 19-year-old Olympic swimmer opens up for the first time about his relationship.
"It really was love at first sight, I'd never felt like anything like it before. We were at a party and I hadn't even spoken to him all night. I didn't know what to do or if he was gay at first. I made the first move, I typed 'call me' in his notes with a smiley face on this phone and the next day he texted. He makes me feel safe and happy, right now I couldn't be happier. I'd never felt the feeling of love, it happened so quickly, I was completely overwhelmed by it to the point I can't get him out of my head all the time. I've never had it before where I love someone and they love me just as much."
If you like it then I love it.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
A new brand spankin' trailer for 300: Rise of An Empire has been unleashed, and in regards to gladiator-style action, it looks way better than that Hercules movie starring Kellan Lutz.
The follow-up to the 2006 film that starred Gerard Butler now features Strike Back star Sullivan Stapleton as Greek general Themistokles who tries to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war. Themistokles is forced to face off against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), and Artemisia (Eva Green). Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, David Wenham, Jack O’Connell, Andrew Tiernan, Igal Naor and Andrew Pleavin also star. 300: Rise Of An Empire hits theaters on March 7.
Check out the new trailer below...
ROSEANNE BARR THROWS SHADE AT NBC, ANDERSON COOPER AND NURSE JACKIE CREATOR IN SERIES OF TWITTER RANTS
Outspoken comic and in my opinion the creators of one of the greatest sitcoms ever on television Roseanne Barr (the series Roseanne hasn't stopped playing in reruns since it was canceled back in the 90's) is fighting mad at Hollywood, revealing in a series of Tweets her anger towards Anderson Cooper (who I like to hear like to hire male prostitutes), NBC and others, vowing never to work in Hollywood again.
Earlier this year Roseanne was in talks to develop a sitcom for NBC with Nurse Jackie showrunner Linda Wallem but became pissed when Wallem turned in a script she didn't like. NBC eventually passed on the series which in turn left Barr stark raving mad for a second time (this is also the second sitcom Roseanne had in development in the past two years that wasn't picked up).
“I’m never going to work in television again. I’m never going to even attempt it,” she Tweeted. Without naming Wallem specifically, Barr wrote of a female showrunner who disappeared on her for seven weeks and turned in a script she didn’t like:
“[The] development process went like this: show runner disappeared for 7 weeks-never returned any calls from me-I was told she ‘goes in2 a cave’. I was also told that this was ‘her process’-and that the result would be fantastic. I asked why I had been removed totally from the process. They had less than no interest in including me in the development of a show that was built on ‘my brand’. It was horrible, but I kept on bc i kept on bc I had 2 C it thru-out of a bizarre interest in the insane outcome. The script didn’t resonate with me-I tried 2 b kind about it There were hardly any jokes in the script, and I didn’t connect with the characters at all. My family told me 2 quit-I kept on trying.”
In her series of Tweets Roseanne referred to Cooper as a "toad, and even dissed former Roseanne showrunner Matt Williams who she had legendary verbal sparring matches back in her ABC days.
“Every word I turned in to nbc and nbc studios was censored and thrown out – they wanted ‘my brand’ w/o me in it. Worse than matt w,” Barr wrote. “When I was told that no star gets to write their own show, I asked, ‘Who writes Tina Fey’s show, then?” she Tweeted. She wrapped the missive by declaring to Hollywood that “I am done being mentally tortured – I quit.”
All in all Roseanne has said she will develop a sitcom as a web series where she will write, direct and star. She also says “My new internet tv sitcom will feature nudity, obscene language, violence politically incorrect analysis & channelling The Immutable Goddess” - all the things we love to see on TV anyway. I've always seen Roseanne as someone who needs to do a half hour dramedy on Showtime or HBO. There aren't that many great sitcoms on the major networks anymore, and if ABC or NBC doesn't want you I would at least try and get a meeting with Netflix. With shows like Orange Is The New Black and Arrested Development, Netflix is changing the game in how we watch TV and how we view original programming without having to wait every week for a new episode. Roseanne has way too much talent to be wasted dealing with idiot fat cats who have no idea how TV works.
Remember a few years ago when Eric Prydz's video for Call On Me featured some sexy ladies doing what was supposed to be exercise but was basically musical and visual porn for the eyes? Well now Andrew Christian has come up with his own version, featuring hot male models lifting ans separating parts in a workout he's calling "broga."
Andrew never seems to disappoint with his videos. Get into it by getting yourself limber with some Yoga for Bros below...
- 5 Deadly Venoms
- Another Gay Movie
- Blade Runner
- Boy Culture
- Brokeback Mountain
- Die Hard
- Eating Out
- Enter the Dragon
- First Blood
- Friday the 13th (1980)
- Kill Bill
- Mysterious Skin
- Night of the Living Dead
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Spider Man 2
- The Bourne Trilogy
- The Circuit
- The Crazies (2009)
- The Dark Knight
- The Empire Strikes Back
- The Fluffer
- The Goonies
- The Lost Boys
- The Matrix
- The Monster Squad
- The Road
- The Road Warrior
- The Terminator
- True Lies