Davey Wavey Interivew With Brent Corrigan; Peter Scolari Wins Emmy For Playing Gay Dad; JK Rowling’s Revelation and HIV Metaphor

Davey Wavey Interview With Brent Corrigan

Sometimes I like to post on topics that I know absolutely nothing about. For me it’s a practice in objectivity, which I think is important to any writer. In fact, I wish we saw more objectivity these days everywhere.

So here’s an article about an interview Davey Wavey did with Brent Corrigan. It’s interesting and I really don’t follow either one of them often.

Does this turn you on? Unavoidable YouTube personality Davey Wavey just interviewed adult film star Brent Corrigan for his Business of Sex web series, eking out stories about his early beginnings in the adult film industry, why he wants to steer clear of promoting King Cobra, and his lifelong obsession with horses.

You can check it out here. There’s a video.

As always with pieces like this that are just meant for fun and not meant to change the world, you’ll find the comments from readers a little surprising. At least I did. 

Peter Scolari Wins Emmy For Playing Gay Dad

I know nothing about this. I used to watch the TV show Girls all the time. I think I even posted about it here at one point. But even though I liked it, I stopped watching because of Lena Dunham. I’m not going to elaborate on that, but I lost track of the show and characters and this is news to me as well.

Peter Scolari won his first Emmy Award on Saturday (10 September) for his portrayal of Lena Dunham’s gay dad on the HBO series Girls.

The win took many by surprise since the actor was not initially a nominee in a field that also included Larry David (Saturday Night Live), Tracy Morgan (Saturday Night Live), Martin Mull (Veep), Bradley Whitford (Transparent) and Bob Newhart (The Big Bang Theory).

You can read the rest here.

JK Rowling’s Revelation and HIV Metaphor

The only book I’ve really read by JK Rowling was A Causal Vacancy, which I reviewed here on the blog. I loved that book, it was a long book, and I hated to see it end. However, I’m not familiar with the Harry Potter series at length, it’s not my preferred genre, and I know nothing about this alleged controversy with Rowling. I wasn’t even sure how to title this part of the post.

JK Rowling has debunked the ‘revelation’ fan fave character Remus Lupin’s werewolf condition is a metaphor for HIV.

In one of her new ebooks, the author is quoted as talking about his lycanthropy as a metaphor for an illness that carries some negative public opinion. 

Here’s the link to read more. I can’t parse this one no matter how hard I try. But someone in the comments tried to make it clearer.



Gay Parody: Stepbrothers In the Attic; Faye Dunaway On "Mommie Dearest"; Polyamorous Gay Love Relationships

Gay Parody: Stepbrothers In the Attic

I’ll have a new book coming out in a few months titled, Step Brothers In the Attic, and as the title suggests, clearly, this will be a gay parody of Flowers In the Attic. This will be one of the first parodies I’ve done in a while and the only reason I’m doing it is because a publisher approached me about it.

It’s still so new I don’t even have edited excerpts yet that I can share. I will soon, but right now I’m still working out issues in the plot, and dealing with how I think the characters should be portrayed. It hasn’t been easy either. I didn’t even know where the story was going until last week. And that’s because I didn’t want this to be a dark, creepy book. It’s a parody. It’s not a tribute of fan fiction to the original book or movie. There’s a huge difference. I hope people find it a little campy at times, and a little peculiar, too. I didn’t see any other way it could be done, at least not with a book like this that has such a controversial theme.

With all that said, I also get into certain issues that still haunt gay men. Reparation/Conversion therapy is one of them. I can’t go into details about how this comes into play in this book, but I thought it worked well considering the general story line. It’s actually been the first time I’ve ever been able to work Conversion Therapy into any story line, so I hope readers will find that part a little different.

I will definitely post more in the coming weeks, with release dates and links. I’ll post an excerpt, too, as soon as I have one I think is ready to go.

Keep one thing in mind. In the original story, the controversial theme revolved around incest. However, in this parody, the controversy revolves around two gay men who fall in love and raise a family. I’m not by any means comparing gay love to incest. That should be abundantly clear. What I’m doing is showing that there are people out there who think one is as bad as the other.

Faye Dunaway On Mommie Dearest

Speaking of campy parody, here’s an article that discusses how Faye Dunaway has always felt about doing the film, Mommie Dearest. In spite of the fact that millions of people have loved that film time and again, and quoted from it every chance they can get, she’s not too thrilled with it herself.

“I think it turned my career in a direction where people would irretrievably have the wrong impression of me,” she says, “and that’s an awful hard thing to beat. I should have known better, but sometimes you’re vulnerable and you don’t realize what you’re getting into.”

“It’s unfortunate they felt they had to make that kind of movie,” she continues. “But you can’t be ashamed of the work you’ve done. You make a decision, and then you have to live with the consequence.”

I loved it…and so did many of the people in the comments. You can check that out here. 

Polyamorous Love Relationships

This is an off-beat piece about polyamorous relationships, which I know nothing about so I can’t comment too much in detail.

Polyamorous love. Is it all it’s cracked up to be? How could you possibly know until you’ve given it a try?

Writer Jeff Leavell and his husband Alex have been together for almost five years. A year and a half ago, they opened their relationship up to include a third man, Jon, and the three became a triad.

You can read more here. I have personally known guys in three-way long term relationships and I’ve never seen one last. They always think it will. They always claim how wonderful it is in the beginning. But in the end, one always winds up becoming the third wheel on that proverbial wagon. That’s just from what I’ve seen personally, with friends. I’m not making a broad generalization.

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Women and Penis Size, Again; Fifty Shades Darker and Jamie Dornan Full Frontal Male Nudity; "Bake Off" and the Giant Penis Bread

Women and Penis Size, Again

Here’s another one of those articles that talk about penis size and how size doesn’t matter to women. Notice how heteronormative it is, and the way it never takes gay men into consideration…at all.

According to a survey published by Bustle Magazine, 84 percent of women reported being fine with the size of their partner’s penis, while men are afraid of being perceived as less manly or unable to satisfy their partners’ needs if their member is not of a certain proportion.

I just thought it was interesting to show how gay men aren’t even part of this conversation anywhere. I’m not just singling this article out. This isn’t the first time I’ve seen this happen.

Here’s the rest, if you feel you need to read that water is wet, again.

I’m adding this just in case the link doesn’t work. I had a few issues with it. If you copy and paste it into your browser this does work.


Fifty Shades Darker and Jamie Dornan Full Frontal Male Nudity
Evidently, there will be male full frontal nudity in the film Fifty Shades Darker.

Fifty Shades Darker fans will be delighted to know that Jamie Dornan is indeed going to show his penis while he gets intimate with Dakota Johnson in upcoming sequels.
It goes on to talk more about Fifty Shades as a series, and how Dornan finished shooting the last two sequels in the series and won’t be doing anymore Fifty Shades movies after that. I haven’t even seen the movie yet and that’s partly Tony’s fault. He won’t watch it and that’s a compromise I’m willing to make.

“Bake Off” and the Giant Penis Bread

There’s a TV show in the UK called “Bake Off” and one of the contestants was trying to create a loaf of bread in the shape of Thor’s hammer. (I think Thor is a character in Game of Thrones.)  
However, this is what happened…
While making some slightly odd bread anyway (stuffed with cranberries and seaweed?!) Tom Gillford opted to shape it in a peculiar way too. Supposedly Thor’s hammer, but he ended up with a bread c*ck.

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Steve Grand’s Giant Wonderful Sense of Humor; Mother Teresa’s Views On Homosexuality; James Franco/Nick Jonas Frat Boy Film

Steve Grand’s Giant Wonderful Sense of Humor

I saw this trending earlier this week on Twitter and didn’t think it would make the news. Evidently, I was wrong. I titled the post that way on purpose because when I saw the tweet it was definitely meant to be taken lightly. And Grand does have a playful sense of humor on social media. His followers love it. I love it.

Let the groan-inducing double entrendres begin.

“All-American Boy” artist Steve Grand took to Instagram to show the world that he’s been doing odd jobs around the house, particularly caulking. Yes, caulking. The people have a right to know.

You can check that out here. It’s all in good fun and very SFW.

Mother Teresa’s Views On Homosexuality

I actually caught the ceremony last weekend where they canonized Mother Teresa. It was totally by accident. I was cleaning my garage and it came on the radio, so I listened while I dusted shelves. It was absolutely beautiful, and in so many different languages.

In any event, this article is about Mother Teresa’s views on homosexuality. It’s all speculation, though.

Most famously, Teresa is said to have stopped an interviewer when asked about her views on homosexuality, objecting to the word, saying they should instead be called “friends of Jesus.” Finding a primary source for this interaction proved fruitless.

You can read the rest here

James Franco/Nick Jonas Frat Boy Film

I can hear the groans already. Another James Franco/Nick Jonas gay baiting story. However, it’s still newsworthy to a certain degree. And it actually does look like an interesting film. But more important, there is a strong connection between fraternities and gay culture…for lack of a better way to put that. If this weren’t so, there wouldn’t be so many gay porn sites that are focused on fraternities. I’ve seen these frat web sites, and I’ve seen how they work. If you haven’t seen them, just do a simple search.

Back in July, we told you about Goat, the upcoming psychosexual thriller that pairs Nick Jonas and James Franco and delves into the darker aspects of frat culture: hazing rituals, unstoppered sadism, and the lengths frat boys will go in the name of “brotherhood.”

You can check this out here, and there’s a trailer that claims to be even darker than anything anyone expected. But I’m wondering if the word realistic might be more appropriate.

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Anti-Gay Pastor Promises Butthole Cancer To Gay Men; What If Pedro Almodovar Had Made Brokeback Mountain? Terrorists Who Planned Mass Murder In Gay French Nightclub Deported

Anti-Gay Pastor Promises Butthole Cancer To Gay Men

Last week I posted about a church in Harlem that was planning to burn the gay “Rainbow Fag Flag.” Well, here’s another story about the pastor who leads this holy church.

The chief pastor at the ATLAH World Missionary Church has posted a bizarre online sermon in which he promises a ‘cancer in the butthole’ of every gay person.

James David Manning, yelling and using the word ‘butthole’ countless times, made the vow that ‘God is gonna put a cancer in the butthole of every sodomite … There will be people all over America walking around with flames coming out of their butthole.’ 

You can check that one out here. 

There’s a photo of him with the link. He’s wearing a blue superhero cape of some kind.

What If Pedro Almodovar Had Made Brokeback Mountain

Although I’ve never been a huge fan of Brokeback Mountain, I know a lot of you are and I think this is an interesting question.

“What If Pedro Almodovar Had Made Brokeback Mountain?”

And Pedro Almodovar, a gay filmmaker who was originally going to direct the movie, would have definitely fixed that.

‘More sex, more sex, and this is not gratuitous,’ the Oscar-winning director said during Empire magazine’s podcast.
‘[Author] Annie Proulx’s story is about a physical relationship, an animal relation. So sex is necessary, because it is the body of the story. So I always had the image —these two guys start making love to each other like animals, like they were taking care of.’ 

You can read more here. I know a lot of you will disagree with this, but the truth is that’s how it happens in real life whether you like it or not. I find Almodovar’s comments spot on.

For the record, I didn’t dislike BM. I thought it was an interesting character study from a heteronormative POV. But it’s not something I’d ever watch twice. It was too hard to do the first time.And I have been known to re-watch films like Sliver Linings Playbook so many times I can repeat the lines verbatim.

Terrorists Who Planned Mass Murder In Gay French Nightclub Deported

I haven’t seen this trending much in mainstream news, but it’s been all over the Internet.

The alleged terrorists, who pledged allegiance to ISIS, were deported to Morocco.

Assabah, an Arabic newspaper, claims the two men had planned to attack the city Metz.

Redouane Dahbi and Ayyoub Sadki had planned to attack Place de la République, a restaurant, a gay club and use various vehicles to run over pedestrians.

You can read more about it here.

A lot of people have been asking why these terrorists weren’t put in jail so they couldn’t hurt anyone else. I have no idea, but it’s a valid question.

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Male Celebs Who Bared It All This Summer; Assisting Gay Ghosts To Come Out; STIs Outsmarting Antibiotics

Male Celebs Who Bared It All This Summer

I think I posted about most of these guys who dropped their dick pics all over the internet, but in case you missed anything this article talks about male celebrities who took it all off this summer.

A-List Hollywood apparently took note, with Orlando Bloom soon joining the coveted coven of male celebs with their own jaw-dropping penis pic leaks. Not to be outdone, fellow star, occasional romantic rival, and all-around runt Justin Bieber once again took off all his clothes to prove, once and for all, that he can be nude with the best of them. Then he proved it again. And again. Hey, he proved it last summer, too.

The article takes a slightly glib tone and I’m not sure why. There should be nothing wrong with male full frontal nudity. I do think these people are only trying to get free publicity, but still…  You can check the rest out here. It’s SFW.

Assisting Gay Ghosts To Come Out

This article does take a glib tone for obvious reasons. However, I have a true story I want to share right now. I lost my best friend in 2000 suddenly…a heart attack…and I was so stunned by the loss I contacted a psychic a few months after he died. I was very, very young at the time and I needed some kind of closure, because it was so sudden and so shocking. I was inconsolable. This was someone I spoke to daily, and saw every single weekend for over six years, and then he was gone. Just gone forever. 

So I found a good reputable psychic (they do exist) and I had a reading where the psychic channeled my deceased best friend. Keep in mind the psychic knew nothing about me. But I knew my friend was gay, all his other friends knew he was gay, but he never actually came out of the closet to his family and to people who didn’t know him outside of his own small circle. And during the psychic reading, when the psychic channeled him, one of the things my friend said during that session was that he regretted not coming out of the closet and living a fully authentic life. It was a dark, serious moment that gave me chills. It was also the last thing I expected to hear. I didn’t know he felt that way.

In any event, I always wonder about this kind of thing now.

A gaggle of LGBTQ paranormal investigators from Columbus, Ohio have joined together for Queer Ghost Hunters, a new reality web series with a simple mission: To locate gay ghosts and assist them in coming out in the afterlife.

You can check this out here.

STIs Outsmarting Antibiotics

This is scary and I’m sure a lot of people aren’t paying attention to it.

Look out, world — chlamydia’s getting clever, along with a whole host of other STIs. About a million people sexually transmit an infection every day around the world, according to the World Health Organization, and a lot of them are becoming harder to treat.

You can check this one out here. The article does mention there is one way to combat all this. In case you haven’t heard of them, they’re called condoms. And that’s something I’m never glib about. 

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Colton Haynes HRC Visibility Award Video Speech; Dating A Deaf Gay Man; What Stories Do Constitute Gay News?

Colton Haynes HRC Visibility Award Video Speech

I know this video of Colton Haynes has already made the rounds on social media all week, but I’m posting it anyway because I like to revisit these things sometimes. Or maybe, when I end this blog someday (and all blogs do come to an end eventually) someone younger who is struggling with coming out will watch it and gain something from it.

And I think Haynes really means what he says…and feels it, too. He’s also more than just a pretty face.There are only a handful of celebrities out there who work social media well, and he’s one of them.

With that said, here’s the speech that Colton Haynes made when he accepted the HRC award last week. I would imagine this is safe to share because I shared it directly from Youtube.

You can check it out on Youtube, here.

Dating A Deaf Gay Man

Even though I think most of the people I know couldn’t care less about whether someone is deaf or not, this is a nice article, written by a nice guy, that has a lighter tone…

Meet Dickie Hearts. He’s a Los Angeles-based filmmaker, an avid hiker, biker and weight-lifter, and a total comic book/super hero geek. Oh, and he’s also deaf.
“I face a lot of interesting challenges,” he tells Queerty in an exclusive interview. “At times, I do feel invisible, which can be frustrating. At the same time, it drives me more and gives me a stronger voice (or hands) as an actor-filmmaker.”

You can read more here. It’s actually an interview where Hearts answers a series of questions that might provide you with information you didn’t know. I usually learn something from these things.  There’s also a video of a short film he made titled, Passengers, for which he won an award.

Side note: I once dated a deaf guy who looked like a younger version of Sylvester Stallone. I didn’t have any problems at all communicating with him.

What Stories Do Constitute Gay News?

Whenever I read the comments that follow any story in any gay press (not just this one I’m linking to), I usually find a few that complain about the fact that the story isn’t what they consider gay news. Personally, I don’t know what constitutes gay news anymore than the people writing at gay presses. I also understand that there has to be a certain amount of clickbait, otherwise no one will check out the web site and search engines won’t even pick it up. But since so many people out there think they do know what is considered gay news, this article asks them to comment about it in the comment section.

Despite the increasingly concerned advice of friends and therapists, we actually do read the comments here at Queerty. (Yes, we drink.) And while there’s never any shortage of food for thought or ammunition for our ever-sagging self-esteem, there is one comment that we see all the time, and frankly, we want to know why.

You can check that out here, and don’t miss the responses in the comment section. As of right now, there are 37.

I think if I had to add anything to these comments as a reader, about what constitutes gay news, I’d have to say that I’ve had about enough of James Franco and Nick Jonas to last me a lifetime. And I would also like to see more reporting on politics that’s not so subjective. A little objectivity never hurt anyone, because the gay community is far more diverse than most people would imagine.

But I’m not complaining. I can still remember a time when it was virtually impossible to link to any gay news sites online anywhere. I’m thankful we have what we have now.

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