I've been remiss with pop culture pieces lately...because there have been so many unusual things happening. But I've been meaning to post about this, and I will post a more in-depth piece soon for several reasons. One, I think my readers will enjoy it. Trevor Donovan played a gay character...Teddy...on Beverly Hills 90210 a few years ago and he stunned so many his fandom grew practically overnight. Two, the character Donovan is playing, Kit Acklin, is one of the most interesting in the old wild west. Three, I've been following Donovan in social media and I notice that a lot of m/m readers follow him, too. I think they'll LOVE this new mini-series called Texas Rising.
The History Channel has had some major past success with period miniseries (Hatfield & McCoys) so they’re hitching their (covered) wagon to the lone star state. The network is currently filming Texas Rising, an eight-hour miniseries about the Texas revolution and the rise of the Texas Rangers (the oldest state law enforcement agency in North America.)
The project has an impressive cast, folks like Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chad Michael Murray, Ray Liotta, Oliver Martinez, Max Thieriot (from Bates Motel), but we’re most interested in Trevor Donovan‘s participation (Donovan has been a favorite with TheBacklot readers since his days as Teddy Montgomery on 90210.
You can read more about Texas Rising and Trevor Donovan here. And I will post something more detailed, with photos...yes, I have permission to use photos...very soon. Of course the focus is on Donovan and the show in general, but I'm trying to find links about Kit Acklin and I'm learning that what's there is excellent, but there's really not much out there in general about the old wild west.
Mark your calendars. Texas Rising will be launched on Memorial Day weekend this May 25th.
Steve Grand Album Release Date
These days there seems to be an interesting trend with anything LGBT related. The mainstream press will pick up on something gay trendy and beat it to death until they've had their fun and all the straight people have been entertained. They usually don't follow up. And in this case I've been seeing this trend with the new release of LGBT singer Steve Grand's album, All American Boy. I haven't seen much support from the mainstream...yet.
SO, let's give the guy a break and start sharing this news. This is significant to LGBT culture as well as pop culture. And while the straight people and James Franco continue to exploit and appropriate us, the least we can do is help each other out when something important comes along.
I think everyone reading this post knows about Steve Grand by now. If you don't you can find out more with a simple search. His new album, All American Boy, is going to be released tomorrow...March 24th...and he's been working hard to promote this for the past few weeks all over social media.
Steve kicks off his debut album, All American Boy, set to be released on March 24. The album includes the hit singles All American Boy, Stay, Back To California and Time. Steve's KickStarter campaign used to fund the album was the 3rd most successful fundraiser on the website ever.
There's more here at Grand's web site. I'll be buying this one on iTunes, and I hope everyone else who is buying it helps spread the word about it.
Morning After Glow
This is the type of pop culture piece I personally love. It's a new photo shoot by photographer Paul Dedona and it captures some of the most interesting moments you'll ever see.
It makes sense that the photo shoot has a “morning after” feeling. Petit Q’s underwear designs are all about sex appeal, like good luck charms if you want to get lucky. The underwear modeled by Andrei ranges from the flattering to the deviously distracting. The Bondage Bikini and Majax Boxer both offer full-coverage designs, technically. They leave the back and front covered, but your sides and legs are emphasized by sexy straps.
Whether or not the pair is masculine or feminine doesn’t matter. Like we said, Paul Dedona captures Andrei’s confidence. It lets Andrei pull off every Petit Q design thrown his way.
There's more here, where you can see the photos.
The Way We ALMOST Were
A Gay Parody