Saturday, July 26, 2014

Lenny Kravitz's Bulge; David Tyree Reversal; James Franco an Idiot? Pretending To Be Gay Backfires

Lenny Kravitz's Bulge

When a friend sent me this link I smiled because it was about Lenny Kravitz. Tony and I have a guest apartment on our property that we rent and we actually rented to Kravitz's keyboard player, George Laks, about a year and a half ago. I kept that quiet for his privacy, but since he's been gone this long I see no need to keep it quiet any longer. Laks was a great tenant; no complaints. I wish they were all like him. And he's as adorable as Lenny Kravitz. One of the things I loved most about having him here was listening to him play the keyboard when he didn't know anyone was listening. It was wonderful.

In any event, this article about Lenny Kravitz's bulge seems to be getting a lot of attention and why shouldn't it? He's a great looking guy and if he wants to show off a little I see nothing wrong with it.

Lenny tweeted the cover art with the caption: "Sex--coming soon."
Whatever your mission was you've accomplished it, Lenny. 
Many times over. 
Is it warm in here??

Note, this is a bulge and it's not VPL...VPL, like I've been posting about this week. Is it going to change the world? Of course not. I just don't think everything should be a long involved discussion about social or political issues all the time. Someone started hawking me on a comment thread the other day about an indie film and about the social implications with regard to gay men and I just went silent. Sometimes it's just about fun. And sexy shit is fun.

You can read more here and view the photos of the bulge. The comments are typical and what you'd expect from anonymous online trolls.

David Tyree Reversal

David Tyree is the Director of Player Development for the NY Giants. He's famous for his anti-gay comments and promoting the concept of gay conversion therapy. Evidently, he's had a huge change of heart:

“Christianity teaches us love, compassion and respect for our fellow man, and it is in that light that I will continue to work with Wade and others to better serve the gay community,” Davis quoted Tyree saying in his SI column. “I would absolutely support any player on the Giants who identified as gay, in any way I could. And I will continue to stay in touch with Wade to ensure I am aware of the right ways to do that.”

The article goes on to talk about how HRC slammed the Giants for hiring Tyree. A lot of this article sounds like hearsay, but it's interesting all the same. Actually, I hope we'll see more reversal's of this nature in the future. I don't really care what motivates them or if they are sincere. At least they're doing it.

You can read more here.

James Franco an Idiot?

I added the question mark there because I'm not sure about this. I'm linking to an article that talks about something James Franco did on social media that's supposed to be, I think, funny. But funny in that questionable...often trite...Internet way.

Franco posted a bogus tabloid story, written by 'Dave Francock,' on social media which claims Efron and Dave Franco are dating and uses photos of them on the set of their film and at a basketball game as evidence.

One problem with this kind of humor is that it wouldn't work with any other minority. At least not unless Franco made it clear this was some kind of social experiment up front.

Another problem with this is that when Franco posted about it on Facebook the comment thread lit up with all kinds of insulting comments that wouldn't be funny with any other minority either. Here's the link, and here's just one comment.

I always knew he was a fagg but I know this shit is fake

I guess there was a sale on g's that day.

Maybe I'm being too PC? Maybe there's nothing wrong here? Maybe it's okay for straight people to play gay and laugh about it with each other?

I shared the post and I was told by a straight person that Franco is a friend of the LGBT community. Maybe she's right. I really am on the fence about it. On the other hand, there's a reason why Bill Cosby helped stop the old TV show, Amos and Andy, from being aired in syndication. That might not be the best analogy to this piece, but a lot of people found Amos and Andy highly amusing in the same way they find Franco's bogus story amusing.

Is this a social comment by Franco? Was he looking for these comments? Or is he just full of shit?

Again, I'm honestly not sure. The only thing I wish is that more people in the LGBTI community would at least question these things more often. We should be taking the power, not giving it away for free.

You can read more here.

Pretending To Be Gay Backfires

This story makes most things these days stand out more than anything I've seen in a long time. In a way, it could read like a sordid gay romance. There's this allegedly asexual guy who was sick of his family trying to set him up with women so he recruited a straight male friend to pretend to be gay. The asexual guy told his family he was gay, the straight friend pretended to be gay, and it all wound up backfiring when the asexual guy disclosed he was gay and that this was all a diabolical plan to get the straight guy's attention. It's creepier than anything James Franco has ever done, because the straight friend pretending to be gay fell in love with the asexual guy's sister, Jenny. (I hope I got that all right; I'm linking just in case)

Things went pretty well over next few months, I got along with everybody and kept telling myself I'd ask Jenny out after we told them the truth.

Well, Jeff ended up getting an apartment and moving out of his parents house, he needed a roommate and I volunteered (I wanted to move out of my parent's house anyway).

One night I get back from work to find a fucking candle lit dinner waiting for me, turns out he really was gay and had a crush on me, and decided the best way to seduce me would be an elaborate scheme to trick me into moving in with him.

Needless to say I rejected him, and he was actually surprised when I did. So he calls his mom crying and said I cheated on him.

His family hates me now, especially Jenny. They won't believe a word out of my mouth, because it's his word against mine.

You can read more here. There are links and even a moral to the story. It all sounds a little far-fetched to me, but what do I know (smile).

Small Town Romance Writer

 
by Ryan Field


 






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