Monday, December 9, 2019

Keanu Reeves Was In a Homoerotic Thriller; Fake Viral Petition Against Hallmark's Gay Movies; Ryan Field Books

Keanu Reeves Was In a Homoerotic Thriller

Now here's a name I haven't heard in ages...Bruce LaBruce. He's a Canadian filmmaker and underground director who's known for his gay films that combine art and gay porn. But that's a very general description, and not very good either. I've always liked his work and sometimes it's inspired me to combine gay romance with explicit gay sex in books. Click that link on his name to read more. I remember reading a lot about him in the 90s.

According to this article, LaBruce posted old photos on Insta recently and a few were of Keanu Reeves that date back to 1984, to a time when Reeves was in a play titled, Wolf Boy.

I never knew about this, and obviously neither did many other people. I don't even remember the play. I was too young to really be part of that scene. Apparently though, it was very big in some circles.

The same documentary says, “The play’s homoerotic undertones made it a cult hit with Toronto’s gay community.”

You can check it all out, here. There are a few excellent photos.

Fake Viral Petition Against Hallmark's Gay Movies

I like Hallmark movies, but no one can dispute the fact that they are some of the most heteronormative movies ever produced. And there's nothing wrong with that either. They target an audience and they know what they are doing. So when Hallmark commented last week this way, a lot of people were surprised.

“We're open to really any type of movie of any type of relationship in any space,” he said. 

Then they announced they were looking for pitches with gay content, which sounded even more encouraging. After that happened, right wing deplorable conservatives went berserk and started a petition that they are claiming has been a huge success. However, according to this article, the petition hasn't been as successful as they claim.

You can read it all, here. I know nothing about the petition and I haven't been following the story closely. But I did see a few posts about this on social media and I saw how viciously these conservatives who watch Hallmark TV reacted to just the thought of gay content in a Hallmark movie. It was not encouraging. The comments weren't just homophobic, they were downright stupid. However, I also know a lot of people who love Hallmark movies and they wouldn't have a problem at all with gay content.

It always seems to be these extreme groups on either side of the spectrum that love to ruin things for everyone. 

The Straight Pride Parade: This is one night he’ll never forget! by [Field, Ryan ]

How to be a Good Gay Bottom 

How to Be a Good Gay Bottom by [Field, Ryan]

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

We Like Mayor Pete and Not Just Because He's Gay; "Dr. Penis" Explains Penis Enlargement; Funniest Gay Hook Up Stories; Ryan Field Books

We Like Mayor Pete and Not Just Because He's Gay

I don't have any links to this, and I'm not going to go all political now. I really do hate politics that much. I just want to mention that it's okay to like and support Mayor Pete if you're gay. I see a lot of people targeting gay men about supporting Mayor Pete. They seem to believe that the only reason gay men like Mayor Pete is because he's gay.

And that's just not the case with most of us. We like him because he's smart, he has common sense, and he seems to resonate with us on most issues. And that's just to name a few things.

But most gay men aren't supporting him just because he's gay. We're not that shallow. Gay men are supporting Mayor Pete because they believe he's the best candidate.

But you know what. Even if we did like him just because he's gay, that's none of your business. For those of you who are supporting him just because he's gay, you have every right to do that. And here's why. There will be just as many homophobic straight people who don't support him just because he's gay. It works both ways. 

"Dr. Penis" Explains Penis Enlargement

Evidently, there's someone named "Dr. Penis."

He's actually a board certified plastic surgeon and there's a video of him explaining various penis enlargement procedures.

You can watch the video here.

You'll be amazed at how many men actually go through these procedures.

Funniest Gay Hook Up Stories

Here's more from Reddit.

This time guys share their funniest, and sweetest, hook up stories.

One guy couldn't get his inexperienced bottom to relax, at least not at first. So he came up with a joke to break the proverbial ice and I guess things were fine after that.

I think the one titled "The Tour Guide" is extremely sweet and intimate. They made a beautiful memory.

You can check out the rest here.

The Straight Pride Parade: This is one night he’ll never forget! by [Field, Ryan ]

How to be a Good Gay Bottom 

How to Be a Good Gay Bottom by [Field, Ryan]

The Rescuer

Saturday, December 7, 2019

10 Logical Reasons Why E-books Are Better; Why Gay Guys Ended Long Term Relationships; Ryan Field Books

10 Logical Reasons Why E-books Are Better

The other day I came across a post on social media dealing with maps. It doesn't really matter what the post was about. I just thought one of the comments was interesting. A woman who appeared to be in her 50s left a comment stating that it would be too expensive to re-print all the maps. And my first thought was she's still reading maps printed on paper? I wonder if she still has a phone book, too.

Evidently, boomers are not letting go of paper any time soon, and I think that's a huge reason why so many have never embraced digital books. I also know plenty of boomers who do read digital books, but they aren't in the majority. These people (of all ages) who read e-books are the serious dedicated readers, not just the readers who pick up a Stephen King or JK Rowling print book once a year. Many of these e-book readers will buy 5 books on a Monday and finish them off by Friday. That's serious reading.

But it always makes me wonder why so many others don't seem to understand digital books. I switched to digital about 10 years ago and I haven't read a print book since then. And I read a lot of books over the course of a year. Digital books, like digital music, opened up a new world for me, one where I had more control and easier access to the books I love to read. And I think that's the aspect of reading digital books I love the most. It's a logical, simple approach to reading. I might not be able to actually smell the book, but I'm getting that book instantly, I can take it anywhere I go on my phone, and I can even read it at night and not disturb anyone else. Plain, simple, and logical.

With that said, I'm linking to a piece now that shows 10 reasons why e-books are better than print books. I know the die-heard print map readers out there are not going to agree. But I also know many avid readers who will agree. I like #7 the most, and I think most serious readers who venture beyond Stephen King and JK Rowling will agree.

There are many independent, self-published authors who only have their work available in digital formats. Many of these titles include novellas and short stories that would be too short to publish on their own in print, but which are perfectly suited to reading digitally. Owning an eReading device gives you access to writing that you otherwise wouldn’t be able to read.

They are absolutely correct about short stories and novellas. And I completely agree with everything else in this article. You can check it out here. It's very well written and it's recent.

And, of course, there's nothing wrong with reading either e-books, or print books, or even both. I do know more than a few people who switch back and forth, without giving it a second thought.

 Why Gay Guys Ended Long Term Relationships

This is a twist from the usual articles about meeting men, hook up apps, and dating men. It's another one of those Reddit threads where gay guys talk about why they broke off a long term relationship. There are several different reasons, and some are more complicated than others.

Here's one direct quote:

“We were together during our college years and a few beyond that. It was a time of growth and coming into ourselves, and we ultimately realized that we just wanted/needed very different, incompatible things.”

You can check out more, here. The comments speak loudly, too. Nothing sounds too contrived. I would also imagine that these reasons are similar to why straight people break off long term relationships nowadays.

The Straight Pride Parade: This is one night he’ll never forget! by [Field, Ryan ]

How to be a Good Gay Bottom 

How to Be a Good Gay Bottom by [Field, Ryan]

The Rescuer

Friday, December 6, 2019

Hot Belgian Rowers Get Naked For a Cause; A Mom Finds Out on TikTok Her Gay Son Is Going To Get His "Sh#t Wrecked"; Ryan Field Books

Hot Belgian Rowers Get Naked For a Cause

If it will help bring attention to something, or help promote a good cause, I see nothing wrong with doing things like this. It's always done in the spirit of good fun, and there are always good intentions. I support it completely.

A group of Belgian rowers recently tweeted that they are launching a campaign called "same sport, different sexuality." They are using hot locker room photos to garner attention. I've posted stories about things like this many times over the last 10 years. They're trying to raise awareness with regard to homophobia in sports. And there is still plenty of homophobia in sports.

Here's a link to read more. There are SFW photos and you can read their Tweet in full, too.

A Mom Finds Out on TikTok Her Gay Son Is Going To Get His "Sh#t Wrecked"

I'm fascinated with TikTok by now. Once I tried out the app I wasn't able to stop looking. It's strange, too, because nothing is really all that earth shattering. Maybe it's a weird fascination with the mundane and uninspired? I'm not sure. All I know is that it is absolutely ridiculous, and it can be addictive.

With that said, some of the things I've seen in TikTok have made me wonder. This conversation between a gay kid and his mom is one of them. 

There's only one way to find out and that's to watch the video. I just think it's interesting to see a gay kid talk about things like this with his mom. And her reaction is even more interesting. 

Here's a direct link to Twitter.  And here's a link to the original source.  I'm adding the original source because you'll want to check out the comments.

The Straight Pride Parade: This is one night he’ll never forget! by [Field, Ryan ]

How to be a Good Gay Bottom 

How to Be a Good Gay Bottom by [Field, Ryan]

The Rescuer

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Season Four Eastsiders Streaming Gay TV Series; Ru Paul's New Netflix Series AJ and the Queen; Ryan Field Books

Season Four Eastsiders Streaming Gay TV Series

We started watching the 4th season of Netflix's streaming gay TV series, Eastsiders, and I just had some thoughts. It's not a review. I've watched all the episodes from previous seasons and I've seen a few from this new season, and I'll continue to watch the rest. I like the show. And that's not because I like or identify with any of the characters. In fact, I've been openly gay for most of my life and I can't relate to a single character in this show, and I'm not even sure if I like them.

I live in New Hope, PA, which is a gay destination point and has been for many years. We've been spending a great deal of time in Palm Springs, CA in the last few years, which is another gay destination. My gay brother lives in Manhattan, and I'm familiar with many gay men there. More than half my gay friends live in Wilton Manors, FL. However, I don't think there's one single gay person in my own life that I can say reminds me of the gay people on Eastsiders. And that's partly why I like watching it. I like seeing that kind of diversity with gay men...even when I can't relate to anything about the characters or the lives they live.

At times Eastsiders can be a little self-indulgent, and at other times a little amateur. For example, one character is a writer and they use the typical old author cliche where he gets a great book deal in New York, gets a fantastic advance from a big publisher, and he's on his way to becoming the next James Patterson. Huzzah!! Instant success!! But then again, all TV shows do this sort of thing with characters who are writers. It's a standard cheap cliche and I guess most people don't know any better. I just don't like the fact that they portray the publishing industry in such an unrealistic way. But I certainly won't stop watching Eastsiders because of that.

Even though the story lines are moving in all kinds of directions this season, it's definitely not too complicated to follow. The only thing that bothers me is that the characters aren't that memorable, and I mean that in the most literal way. I'm finding it difficult to remember the story lines and the characters from previous seasons. I don't usually have that problem. I've watched every season of Grace and Frankie and I never forgot the most important characters there. I watched all seasons of Transparent and I never forgot those characters. But even that's not going to stop me from watching Eastsiders. And I think that's because it's so different from anything else that's on TV with gay content. And I recommend it to anyone who does like gay content. If for no other reason, it's interesting to see just how some gay men live nowadays.

You can read more about it, here. There are also a few reviews. They seem to be split.

Ru Paul's New Netflix Series AJ and the Queen

They just dropped the trailer for Ru Paul's new TV series, AJ and the Queen, on Netflix.

It's about a drag queen who has a sudden reversal of fortune so they are forced to do a cross country tour to make money. While on the road, they meet an 11 year old runaway. It's a trope that's been done time and again, but it's a good trope, too.

It's difficult to tell from the trailer about this one, but I'll definitely check it out. It will begin on Netflix on January 10th. You can check it out here. 

The Straight Pride Parade: This is one night he’ll never forget! by [Field, Ryan ]

How to be a Good Gay Bottom 

How to Be a Good Gay Bottom by [Field, Ryan]

The Rescuer

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

The Art World Trending In Miami with Art Basel; Wife Dumped Him Because His Penis Is Too Huge; Ryan Field Books

The Art World Trending In Miami Beach with Art Basel

Even though I'm not a huge fan of Florida, I do like certain parts of Florida and Miami Beach is one of them. It's really a very nice city, and there's a lot of culture, and pop culture.

Art Basel is in Miami again and there's an exhibit at the Miami Beach Convention Center this month. There will be some very important works for sale, and they will be selling at some interesting prices. For those who don't know, Art Basel is an art fair that started in Basel, Switzerland and now it also runs in Miami Beach and Hong Kong.

The photo of a man in a jock strap with this article is by a black queer artist named  Paul Mpagi Sepuya

You can read all about it, here. 

Wife Dumped Him Because His Penis Is Too Huge

I never totally buy into that theory that penis size doesn't matter. I think that might be true for some people, but not for everyone...especially because no two penises on earth are exactly alike.

Apparently, size matters to this guy's wife. She kicked him out because his penis is too long and too thick, and because he lasts too long in bed.

It's actually a letter to an advice columnist, and there is a reply.

Here's the link to read it in full.  

The Straight Pride Parade: This is one night he’ll never forget! by [Field, Ryan ]

How to be a Good Gay Bottom 

How to Be a Good Gay Bottom by [Field, Ryan]

The Rescuer

US Ambassador Comments On How Badly Zambia Treats Gay Men; The Fresh Hells of Being Gay In Uzbekistan; Ryan Field Books

US Ambassador Comments On How Badly Zambia Treats Gay Men

Here's a story from the global front where Zambia is actually upset about comments made by the US ambassador with regard to how badly Zambia treats gay men. And this is nothing new. These hideous countries in these backward parts of the world never treat gay men with respect, dignity, or equality.

They will sentence gay men to 15 years imprisonment for having sex. And now there's a diplomatic disagreement over these practices.

The article goes into a lot more detail. You can read it in full here. 

There's also a comment that's interesting.

The Fresh Hells of Being Gay In Uzbekistan 

Here's another story about what it's like to be gay in other parts of the world. This time it's about Uzbekistan, a country in central Asia.

It begins with a story about a young gay man in Uzbekistan who came out on Insta, only to be found dead a few days later. The police are now trying to make people believe the young man was murdered by his lover, but LGBTQ people are not buying into it. And that's because there's so much corruption with the police.

The police will catfish gay men on social media to apartments, with sock puppet accounts and fake profiles, and give them the choice of paying or 3 years in prison. 

Here's the link to more. It really is an intense, amazing story that you should read. It shows just how bad things still are for LGBTQ people in other parts of the world.

A Christmas Carl: A Gay Retelling of A Christmas Carol by [Field, Ryan ]

Chase of a Christmas Dream by [Field, Ryan]

Glendora Hill: Cowboy Christmas Miracle by [Field, Ryan]

Second Chance: The Littlest Christmas Tree by [Field, Ryan]

The Computer Tutor by [Field, Ryan]

Holiday Gay : Tales of Love, Lust, Romance and Other Seasonal Gifts

My short story: I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus

Holiday Gay  : Tales of Love, Lust, Romance and Other Seasonal Gifts by [McDonagh, Maitland ]

Down the Basement II: Santa Saturday by [Field, Ryan]