Monday, December 23, 2013

Gay QVC Proposal; Duck Dynasty & Gay Porn; Slutty Little Xmas

Gay QVC Proposal

I remember when QVC started to gain in popularity about twenty years ago. Once in a while I would hear something or see something and I'd wind up staring at the TV while someone went through more than one hundred ways to use a scarf. And even though we don't watch much TV anymore, to this day I can still sit and watch QVC until Tony screams for me to change the channel. I was, proudly, one of the original Kathy Levine and Jeff Hewson groupies of the 1990's. It states here that Jeff had a stroke in 2010, but oddly, that's all I could find...for the time being. In any event...this is what happened on QVC recently with a gay marriage proposal:

British QVC salesman Will Gowing got quite a surprise over the weekend when his boyfriend asked him to marry him on the air.

Gowing didn’t realize what was happening when a text message popped up on the teleprompter. The other host, Alison Young, asked him to read it. The text was a marriage proposal from Gowing’s boyfriend of over nine years, Steven.

The only drawback to when I had my book, Loving Daylight, sold as a group of Romance novels on HSN a few years ago was that the books were sold on HSN, not QVC. I would have loved to see them on QVC, too.

From GalleyCat: September, 2009

Today, at 8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. (Eastern/Pacific), the Home Shopping Network will welcome Holly Schmidt, the president and founder of the digital publishing house Ravenous Romance, who’ll be bringing the company’s first printed products with her: three sets of six books in the contemporary, historical, and paranormal genres plus a fourth sampler set containing two of each.

At the time I kept that toned down because I was using a pen name, Malia Sutton, and this was a hetero novel with a pg rating. It's the only novel I ever wrote with that pen name and I started talking about it about a year ago. This is the novel that I wrote in three weeks, and it's one of the books I look back on with the most fondness, to date.

Duck Dynasty/Gay Porn

In one of the most ironic, amusing twists I've seen in a long time, it now seems reality show, Duck Dynasty, has ties to gay porn through the creator of the show, Scott Gurney. For those who don't know, Duck Dynasty star, Phil Robertson, made gay hate speech last week and I've been posting about it here. Scott Gurney, creator of Duck Dynasty, starred in a well-known gay film about the adult entertainment industry that millions of young gay men at the time worshipped.

Gurney starred as a gay-for-pay porn star and meth addict who comes under the obsessive gaze of a male film student turned the titular on-set “fluffer.” For those who may not be aware, a fluffer has the (un)enviable job of “prepping” the porn star before a scene. It’s a dirty job but somebody’s got to do it. Preferably somebody without a gag reflex.
Full story here: http://www.queerty.com/watch-duck-dynastys-gay-porn-connection-20131223/#ixzz2oLlXOlWO

The Fluffer is actually one of my all time classic favorites. You can read more about Scott Gurney here.

I wonder what poor Bristol Palin's thinking now. Ugh!

You can read even more at Buzzfeed. Andy Zeffer, co-star in The Fluffer contacted the author at Buzzfeed and added more to the story. Evidently, Scott Gurney is straight and not comfortable around gay people, but he didn't mind taking the lead role in a gay film. It doesn't get richer than that. Zeffer's comments about how insulting/homophobic Gurney was to him at the time are worth reading at the link above.

Slutty Little Xmas

I would imagine most people have already begun their holiday, so I thought I'd keep the posts lighter and of a more festive nature, so to speak. And this link to several GIFs are entertaining in a slutty little Xmas way. Or maybe not. I guess it depends on who you are.

In any event, here's the link.

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