When Beyonce surprised everyone with her self-titled album, many thought she would forever change how artists would release their music. While there have been a couple notable instances of others copying her strategy, it hasn’t become as prevalent as many had thought. Drake, though, is the latest artist to following in Bey’s footsteps.
At the stroke of midnight last night, the Canadian rapper tweeted a link to iTunes for his new LP, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. The 17-track offering features some previously premiered songs that have appeared on his Soundcloud as well as new material including collabos with Lil Wayne and Travi$ Scott.
Just hours before the release of his surprise album, Drizzy premiered a short film titled Jungle. The 14-minute clip features some snippets of his new songs while he walks the streets of Toronto. Concrete jungle, get it ;) Check out the visual below.
Love, love, love this. As someone who’s been involved in an interracial relationship for more than a decade, I been subjected to certain stereotypes. The obvious being with regards to sexual position. Hieu Tran tackles the common perception that Asian men are bottoms in his new gay short titled Squared.
With Squared, I want to show that not all Asians fit into the stereotypes that society has constructed, says Tran. I chose to show an interracial relationship because I see many interracial couples in my daily life but usually not on screen. I see interracial relationships as something beautiful – two people who are able to share and learn about each other’s cultures. However, I see a problem when one objectifies or manipulates the other.
Yamil Jaiman picks up Ethan Le Phong thinking he’s about to get a power bottom. When the action starts to get steamy, he’s in for a rude awakening. His one night stand gets competitive and the two battle it out to see who’s top dawg… at least for that night. Check out the sexy teaser below.
In a hilarious ‘Couples Therapy‘ sketch, gay couple Vincent and Daniel work out their relationship issues in therapy. Their issue… Vincent (Mike Rose) overusing his jokes – particularly a recent Twitter joke he makes about Daniel (Stephen Guarino) and why he doesn’t use that particular social networking site.
Vincent repeats the joke while they’re hanging out with friends, talking to someone on the phone, and again at another friend’s house. This drives Daniel crazy and he just can’t take it anymore. With that, they discuss the issue at their weekly couple’s therapy session to work it out. Their therapist tries to help them get to the root of the problem so that they can come up with a solution to movie forward with.
Find out what the joke is and why it drives Daniel so batty by watching the funny video below. It’s really well done and I definitely want to see more “Couples Therapy” episodes from these guys! Enjoy!
Dog Eat Dog is a short film based on the true story of how actor/producer Zachary Quinto finally adopted his first dog in a Los Angeles Animal Shelter. During the events of his hilarious trials in attempting to adopt a shelter animal, Sian Heder, the film’s director was apparently there with him and taking notes about the whole thing to make a good dinner party story. After the story was told many times, it eventually evolved into the script. The film is described as “a twisted, fun, morality tale about the lengths to which some of us will go in order to get what we want.”
Zachary Quinto said, “We are excited to be sharing Dog Eat Dog with Petsami. This story is very close to all of us, as we have all rescued or fostered dogs over the years. The story of the film is an exaggerated account of how I eventually found my rescue dog Noah, but it still reflects a bit of the reality I faced when I was looking to adopt a shelter dog. Additionally, we are incredibly honored to have Philip Baker Hall and Sharon Wilkins, both pet lovers themselves, join us to make the film.”
Dog Eat Dog also really serves as a reminder of how there are so many dogs that need a home – one with a responsible, loving owner. Watch the cute and funny short film below.
This morning I came across a new short film called Loom, starring Giovanni Ribisi and Jellybean Howie. It’s a futuristic dystopian society where the main character works in a meat cloning facility and gets into some trouble.
The film was written and directed by Luke Scott, son of Ridley and nephew of Tony, and done in cooperation with RED Camera. The futuristic film was shot in 4K format in the tone and style of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner. It was originally shot to showcase the prototype REDray 3D laser player and constructed for 3D.
It’s a really cool movie (only twenty minutes long) and pushes the limits of the camera’s exposure sensitivity adn color range. This is the only film of it’s kind thus far, as the first to use this technology.
Pride Toronto and Google+ have teamed up to release “Together,” a series of films by award-winning director Jeff Feuerzeig. The videos tell different real life stories that people have with coming up or coming to terms with their sexuality. The idea behind the films are as follows: “Love Together. Share Together. Celebrate Together. Demonstrate Together.”
I’ve included three short films below for your to check out. One is a general trailer for all of the short films, while the other two tell the stories of two very different individuals and the journey that led them to where they are today. Ray’s story is quite interesting, a man who was in the military, married and with two children who was more or less forced to come out when his children figured out that he was gay because they had found something that made them realize that was the case.
Pride Toronto takes place from June 22 – July 2, 2012. Enjoy the videos below!!
I love being able to share new and upcoming gay shorts with our Homorazzi readers when I come across them. My latest discovery comes courtesy of collaborators Michael Saul and Heath Daniels. The two first came together when they created the sultry and satisfying short film, “Go-Go Reject.” This time around, the boys have turned up the heat once again for a voyeuristic film titled “Peephole.”
In the short, we follow a man named Michael, a man in search of love. His wanderings take him into a maze of sexual encounters where he meets solo exhibitionists and frisky couples. To make it even more interesting, Michael is deaf and the short includes no dialogue. Just lots of voyeurism for your viewing pleasure. Check out a teaser of the upcoming “Peephole” below.
While we are gearing up for Lindsay Lohan to play icon Elizabeth Taylor, she currently ready to appear in a new short film presented by Richard Phillips. The new short film titled “First Point” features a sultry Lindsay prepping to catch a few killer waves on her baby blue surf board. The film is set to debut at Art Basel in Switzerland next week. Here’s a quick take on what the film is about.
“First Point” is a post-modern take on the surf film genre through an abstract framework of imagery in which the actress engages in cinema performance tropes inspired by contemporary film noir.
When watching the preview below, don’t be impressed by Lindsay’s surfing skills. Pro boarder Kassia Meador had most of those scenes on lock. Lindsay just looks pretty and handles the surfboard on dry land. Check out a quick preview of the new short film and share your comments and thoughts with us!