Well Jeffrey Sanker certainly did it again.
I can’t say that I’ll be able to survive the WPPS experience my entire life as greys start to appear on my temple, but, until the day the day my knees finally give out on me (wow, that came out a lot dirtier than I wanted!), I’ll be attending and enjoying this epic event alongside friends and tricks, knowing that I’m experiencing one of THE parties of the year. 2015 was no disappointment.
The largest gay dance weekend in North America, over 30,000 men (and begrudgingly I admit a few women) arrive with sunscreen and not much else in hand to this event, ready to have the time of their lives. Not just a time to bang and run, this tiny town of overwhelming universal gay acceptance turns electric as men of all shapes and sizes are welcome and find a space to have an amazing time. That SAID, both the pictures you’ll see from this event and the majority of those in attendance you’ll actually meet, have been hitting the gym and skipping the carbs a BIT in prep for this one. So, while there’s a type for everyone: if your type is perfectly sculpted everything with a face to launch a thousand ships, you’re gonna have a great time here. I myself keep it trim to the point of looking like a PSA for malnutrition- and let me tell you: even an old twink like me can still find fun and love in the desert. And, so can you.
So I have to ask: how bad ARE the asses of guys in England??
Honestly, what passes for hot over there? I have to assume by the zoom ins on what I have to say are the flattest butts I’ve ever seen that squats aren’t exactly a part of a Brit’s daily routine. Still, the accents are pretty sexy so don’t give up quite yet. Set up as Logo’s sister show to Cucumber that follow the story of one older gay man, Banana instead focuses on the youth of gay Manchester and peeks into the often less than glamourous but still full of anal lives of a much younger demographic. This is definitely a recommend to the younger generation looking to see how British gay life compares. Spoiler alert: other than the bad asses and average builds, our trials are pretty universal.
Well, I’m never growing old. Or getting into a relationship apparently.
No one does drama quite like the Brits: the humour is so dry it’s depressing. One of Logo’s newest TV series, Cucumber, follows the life of a 50-something gay protagonist in Manchester as he starts life anew after a pretty dramatic break up with his boyfriend of 9 years. Filmed alongside its “sister show”, Banana, Cucumber is a sometimes sad, sometimes funny look at what it means to be an older man in our gay community. I know I sound like I’m ragging a bit on the show- but that’s not it at all- rather, I want to make it clear that what you’re in store for with this one takes a certain type of temperament. If you’re looking for Queer as Folk with daddies, this ISN’T that: it’s… well, really, it’s its own type of show and it is certainly worth the look.
If you can find this movie, I don’t care if you have to buy, rent, steal, torrent or what: do it. This movie is an instant gay cult must-see. Is it as outrageous as Drop Dead Gorgeous? No. Is it as infinitely quotable and lasting as Mean Girls? Not quite. Is it modern, relevant and funny as hell? Absolutely-fisting-lutely.
GBF looks at the current trend among girls to have the latest and greatest “it item”… a Gay Best Friend. The film is filled with new and upcoming actors who put a fresh face on the indie film scene and attempt to promote and trend the idea that anyone who’s anyone wants and needs that iconic gay friend. The three biggest queens from high school fight over control of the friendship of the town’s newest gay and comedy ensues. Admittedly, the premise is more fun than earth-shattering, however the script does take on a lot of real issues and in a simultaneously hilarious and informative way. Looking at coming at in high school, being seen strictly as being defined by our sexuality alone and of course the ever-present issues of bullying and acceptance, GBF does a great job of appealing to both youth and adults with this lighthearted movie about being gay in today’s world.
Holy hell, do I already have to cut carbs out of my diet? It’s literally at freezing temperature in Vancouver and I’m looking to prep (both physically and mentally) for the incredible adventure that is White Party, Palm Springs 2014 (WPPS). Not only will Jeffrey Sanker– the party’s longstanding owner and developer- be pulling out all the stops and exploding the tiny desert town with an influx of all things hot, fun and gay, but this is their 25th anniversary… I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s a bit afraid of what that will entail. (Afraid means turned on right…?)
We’ve received a recent press release of the 3-day insane party with the deets on the location and specifics of the major events… but this is just the beginning. In the weeks and months to come we’ll keep you in the know on possible giveaways coming out for tickets as well as the lowdown on the acts and stars that will be performing and just generally attending with their awesomeness at this event. Below is the released plan for the weekend adventure and my specific opinion and recommendations on what you should know in prep for these parties. I personally cannot wait to get back down South to make up some new amazing memories… and, let’s be honest: bang some new amazing guys.
UPDATE 7:30PM November 30: Paul Walker’s official Facebook page reports that he was the passenger while riding in a friend’s car during the accident that took their lives this afternoon.
It’s been reported by TMZ and substantiated by other reputable news sources that this afternoon, November 30th, 2013, Paul Walker died in a car crash at the age of 40.
The accident occurred in Santa Clarita, a city North of Los Angeles in California when Walker’s Porsche lost control it’s reported and crashed into a tree. The car burst into flames and then exploded taking the life of the famed actor. At the time Paul was driving a passenger who also died as a result of the accident. It’s been said that no other cars or people were involved. The investigation is still ongoing to understand who was driving and what caused the accident itself. Sources close to Paul explain that he was often taking friends out for rides in his new Porsche GT and that he was in Santa Clarita as a part of a car show that was looking to donate to the victims of the typhoon incident in the Philippines.
Listing itself as “Your Favourite Gay Store in Canada”, I can truly say that I was saddened to hear the news as I opened up facebook this morning about my local “gay sex shop” Priape closing its doors across Canada. Opened in 1974, Priape was a lot of things to a lot of people. I don’t at all claim to be anywhere near its best customer or an expert on the business, but as a VERY sex positive writer for this site I thought I’d take the time to write an article to announce the sad news to those who haven’t heard and let people post if they had something to say about their time at this legendary establishment.
This boy is CUTE. If you’re from across the pond and into pop and acoustic covers you’ve more than likely heard your fair share about this boy, but there might be something new for the rest of us to learn about here so please, indulge us! Hobbie Stuart is a relatively new singer out of Brighton, England who is just absolutely killing it with his covers and subtle mash ups of today’s biggest songs. Introduced to me by one of my more music-forward (and very muscled and I do believe single and living in NY just FYI) friends, Scott, through a random weekday post on his fb wall, I first fell hard for this high-pitched youngin’ listening to his recent cover of Miley Cyrus‘ “We Can’t Stop” mixed in with “Best I Ever Had” and “Crew Love” by Drake. The original song (now nearly ruined by twerking for me) is revitalized and given a poetic and romantic depth that Miley wouldn’t ever have dreamed of adding to it. It had me from note two (don’t worry, I’ll attach it after the jump!).
What matters for me is not the kid’s cute looks (he’s 23-years old, so too young for me) but damn does this half-Brazilian pull off an amazing boy-next-door- rather, it’s his musical mind that sees fit to combining unexpected current hits to produce something altogether new sounding… oh, and awesome. His voice- you’ll hear- is not the typical booming bass or even tenor but hits the high notes in a nearly prepubescent manner that wavers ever so slightly as he creeps the top of his registry to guarantee you the balls have dropped: he just REALLY knows what he’s doing! He’s got a couple dozen covers out there on YouTube and it’s actually hella hard to find anything on him except for a few interviews, so whatever little I can do to help propel his name out there, I’m up for it. You’ve got to read on and hear this kid take on huge names like Rihanna, Adele and more and look very good while doing it.