Behind the Candelabra, the Liberace biopic, intiially featured a little gay porn. However, Michael Douglas, who plays the flamboyant pianist, requested that director Steven Soderbergh cut gay porn images.
Douglas explained that he wanted to be able to show his young kids the film without having to explain the explicit shots.
He said he had no problem sharing intimate moments on camera with his co-star Matt Damon, who plays Liberace’s young lover Scott Thorson. It was the more graphic images of overly large male genitalia that worried him.
“Liberace loved sex, and I didn’t have a problem with that," he said. "But, at one point, Steven Soderbergh wanted to show Lee (Liberace) watching a gay porno…
“I said, ‘I’d like my kids to see this R-rated movie, but I don’t want to show them a 14-inch dick!’ It was the only thing I objected to, so we cut to different parts of the apartment during the porno… It may not have been 14 inches, but it was huge.”
Thanks a lot, kids!
Michael Douglas Banned Giant Penises From Liberace Biopic, Behind The Candelabra! [Big Gay Picture Show]
Russia is not a gay-friendly country.
Each year, Moscow has denies a permit to groups wishing to hold a Gay Pride Parade, even though the denial has been repeatedly ruled illegal by European Courts. This year, Moscow has again said no to a Gay Pride request.
Then there's the 'Gay Propaganda' legislation in various parts of Russia that make showing homosexuality in a positive light a criminal act. A country-wide version of the law is now being debated.
This all makes the results of a recent poll, though chilling, not all that surprising.
According to the Levada Center, over 70% of Russians think public displays of homosexuality are unacceptable. Only 12% think it's okay.
As well, 35% of respondents said same-sex relations were a disease or a result of psychological trauma, and 43% thought it was a bad habit.
Only13% said homosexuality should be punishable with jail time, though another 38% of respondents felt gays needed treatment. Only 38% felt homosexuals should be left alone.
Gay marches are often met with violence, sanctioned by authorities and ignored by police. And just last week a young man was tortured, sexually assaulted with beer bottles and killed after coming out to two 'friends.'
Russia will remain a sad, backward country for years until it smartens up!
Poll: 7 in 10 Russians are against the ‘justification and display of homosexuality’ [PinkNews]
With just a few words, French porn star Francois Sagat declared his porn days were officially over. He released the statement on YouTube in a short video shot in front of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland Park.
His message: “Hello, I’m Francois Sagat and from this day forward I’ve retired from porn.”
He revealed a little more on his blog, saying, “I want to tell you everything. But I do not plan to make porn again. No regrets. Just new goals.”
Sagat started work in the industry when he was 25 for the French site Citebeur, using the alias Azzedine. He changed his name to Sagat in 2005 when he agreed to work for Raging Stallion, appearing in several videos for the company. He also starred in Bruce LaBruce's strange porn-horror-indie flick L.A. Zombie, proving that even the undead can't resist a hard cock and a hot ass.
His last adult film was Incubus 2 for Titan Men.
Aside from porn, Sagat has been a popular muse for fashion designers and photographers, and had a small role in the mainstream gore-fest, Saw IV.
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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) really wants Cam and Mitch from Modern Family to tie the knot.
The group has started a campaign demanding that producers of the hit show include an episode where the two characters wed. There's even a petition for people to sign, cleverly designed in for the form of an RSVP to the ceremony.
”Mitch and Cam are a couple that America has come to know and love, and seeing them get married, and seeing the characters in the story grapple with their desire to get married, makes it real for a bigger part of America,” explained James Esseks, director of the LGBT Project at the ACLU.
He said that the episode would help draw even more attention to the current court battles over gay marriage rights.
“The freedom to marry is being advanced in American living rooms as much as in court rooms,” added ACLU Executive Director Anthony D. Romero. “As we wait for the Supreme Court to rule, we want to keep this issue on the minds and screens of Americans everywhere.”
If this is something you feel strongly about, you can RSVP at the ACLU website.
Her name is Linda Harvey, and she is one of the walking jokes of the religious right. In her world both Harry Potter and Halloween should be banned because they promote Satanism. Oh, and get this: she also hates the gays! (What? But we're so loveable!)
Her latest claim is that LGBT news publications are turning children gay.
“Internet pornography can be the kerosene on an already simmering fire of adolescent hormones and confusion, and these feelings can bring them to precisely the wrong conclusion," she said on her radio program. "Manipulating feelings in the wrong direction is what pornography does anyway. Homosexual-themed pornography is extremely accessible to young people if they ever visit any websites covering the gay agenda as news."
"For instance, if your child was during a report on same-sex marriage just researching the political issue and visiting sites that are sympathetic to the social and political goals of the homosexual movement may quickly bring them in touch with explicit images because many of the homosexual news blogs have soft-porn gay dating sites or worse as ads."
Of course, we should expect no less from a woman who says homosexuals should not get any rights because gay people aren't even human, and that same-sex wedding talk is making kids have gay sex.
So why bring her up? As someone somewhere once said: know thy enemy. And Linda is the perfect representative of the ignorance the LGBT community still faces each and every day.
US Radio host: Gay news websites are covered with porn that is turning teens gay [PinkNews]
Linda Harvey Has Never Said Anything Hateful, Dishonest, Disgusting or Homophobic [Truth Wins Out]
This handy info-graphic explains where some of the more interesting euphemisms for cocks, breasts and vaginas originated. Thanks IntensityNow.com!
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Star Trek: Into Darkness opens this week, giving Trekkies everywhere Enterprise-sized boners.
Chris Pine (as Kirk) and Zachary Quinto (as Spock) take on a new enemy, played by Benedict Cumberbatch. Isn't the Prime Directive that all conflicts are to be worked out through mud wrestling?
There's a new 'reality' show on TV. Called Felt, the Logo series reveals the real life struggles of couples in sex and couples therapy. The catch: the real-life dialogue is acted out by puppets.
Twenty-four couples, both gay and straight, were given free therapy sessions, as long as they agreed to tape the process.
“We wanted to create a show about therapy, but we wanted to take the pain out of watching people talk about their sex lives,” said Micah Fitzerman-Blue, an executive producer. “Using puppets as an intermediary between the real and the adorable works. There’s nothing gross about a puppet.”
“Puppets almost create a safe zone,” added Rachel Clark, one of the counselors on the show. “It’s not gross, or uncomfortable. You can learn about relationships without falling asleep.”
Participants get to maintain their anonymity throughout the show. They are never revealed on camera, and even the producers never get to meet them.
Counseling Kept at an Arm’s Length [NY Times]
Sean Saves the World is a new sitcom coming this fall on NBC starring Sean Hayes (who most of us fell in love with as the loveable Jack on Will & Grace). I'm not sure this is must see TV, but I'll give it a chance when it starts in September.
If you have a Facebook friend you've secretly been fantasizing about, there's a new app that could help make your wet dreams come true.
Bang With Friends was designed to help turn your FB friend into a friend with benefits. The premise is simple: you list the friends you secretly want to bang. You remain anonymous until they list you back. You are both alerted when there's a match!
There's even an option to "undo a bang" in case you listed someone while drunk, or accidentally selected the wrong friend.
The company claims that over 800,000 members have joined in the past 90 days, with almost 200,000 matches being made.
Finally, a Facebook app I can use!
Patricia Krentcil, who became known as 'Tanning Mom' when she was accused of taking her six-year-old daughter with her into a tanning booth, is about to make her porn debut! Thankfully, she will remain fully clothed and won't be having any sex!
She is making a whopping $1,000 for the cameo appearance in an upcoming episode of Lucas Entertainment's Kings of New York.
According to Marc MacNamara, the writer and director of Kings of New York, she will appear in an episode in Season 2. Krentcil will play the owner of a tanning salon.
"We expected Patricia to need a bit of hand-holding, but when she showed up we quickly found out we had to hold more than her hand to prop her seemingly inebriated body up," MacNamara revealed. "She seemed to [be] having a great time, but it was definitely a challenging day. In the end she delivered Tan Mom in all her glory and that's what people are infatuated with."
Krentcil has been hoping to land a porn gig, though initially her sights were set much higher. She offered to do a video for Vivid Entertainment.
"I see you are trying to buy this sex tape from this Teen Mom, well if you REALLY want to make MONEY then I would agree to let you film me and all my hotness," Krentcil wrote in an email. "Because let's face it I am far MORE popular and WAY HOTTER than Farrah! Men want a cougar and a real woman not a teenybopper. Contact me back if you're ready to talk serious cash and rock the world."
The offer was declined.
Sorry, Tanning Mom: Vivid Doesn't Want "Granny Porn" [E! Online]
Tanning Mom Patricia Krentcil To Appear In Gay Porn [The Huffington Post]