Grindr Date, Murder, and Cannibalism
This is probably one of the worst Grindr related stories I’ve seen so far.
A cop hooked up with someone he’d met on Grindr and wound up dead. And they way the victim’s body was disposed of is beyond horrific.
He also claims that he disposed of some body parts by biking them over to a quiet spot beside the River Themes.
Brizzi said there was still a foot, hand, and leg at the apartment “which I tried to roast as well.”
While being interrogated, Brizzi, who’s HIV-positive, allegedly admitted: “I thought I was getting away with it.”
Be careful out there. You never know.
James Franco and Christian Slater Gay Baiting, Again
Here’s a link to yet another quasi promotional piece for the upcoming movie, King Cobra.
This just in: Christian Slater is a very competitive person. Especially when it comes to shooting gay sex scenes in movies.
While speaking at a Q&A after the premiere of King Cobra over the weekend, 47-year-old Slater spoke candidly about the film’s many, many, many gay sex scenes and how he didn’t want James Franco to get all the attention. So he improvised a scene of his own.
There’s more here, with comments. I’ll post one of the comments below.
I’ve been posting about this for a while, and the fact that Brent Corrigan distanced himself from the entire project because he didn’t feel anything was being portrayed accurately. And this was his life…he lived a good deal of the story.
Here’s one of the articles where Corrigan speaks candidly:
Corrigan was previously offered a role in the film but he rejected the offer. In an interview with Str8UpGayPorn (NSFW), Corrigan stayed firmed on his decision, and further revealed that the script isn’t accurate, has ‘loads wrong’ and some important parts are also left out.
‘I chose to stay out of it because it was clear to me they were not trying to make a movie that would serve gay men, the gay adult industry, or any justice with what happened to Bryan, or what I lived through with Grant [Roy].
If you don’t know what King Cobra is all about, here’s a link to a few things I’ve posted.
And here’s a comment from the piece to which I linked first that pretty much sums it all up for most gay people.
I don’t understand how Hollywood can be so filled to the brim with gay men yet so homophobic these tools have to create crappy loosely gay movies to express who they really are.
Then again Tyler Perry is doing the same thing in Atlanta.
After all the progress towards people accepting orientation Hollyweird just can’t seem to get on board because they want an endless supply of teen boys to pimp out.
I understand it. They are coming from places of privilege and they don’t have a clue. They think of us as gay, and they’re okay with that, but we’ll never be totally equal to them. That’s the mind set I’ve been dealing with most of my life. I once went into a sparring session on the DearAuthor comment thread with the owner of the blog herself, Jane Litte, about why it’s so wrong for this kind of appropriation to happen in films (and sometimes books). And while she was trying to trick me into saying the wrong thing, and presenting the argument that straight actors should be able to play gay roles whenever they want, I knew it was falling upon deaf ears and I took a step back. There are some hills that aren’t worth climbing. But I never forget either.
“Moonlight” A Beautiful, Rare Gay Movie
I wanted to post about this, in direct contrast to King Cobra. While reading the comments to one of the articles above, I saw a few people mention a wonderful new gay film titled, Moonlight.
The forthcoming film Moonlight, out October 21, is at once particular in its perspective and universally relatable. Set in Miami in the late 1980s and ’90s, the film chronicles the coming-of-age of a gay black boy—Chiron (“shy-rone”)—as he struggles with his sexuality, peer pressure, and a drug-addicted single mother. Over the course of the film, he is taken under the wing of a sympathetic local drug kingpin (Mahershala Ali), and he finds, loses, and finally reconnects with his first love, Kevin. The action unfolds in three acts—each one a different stage in the life of Chiron, whose conflicted teenage persona is captured beautifully by Ashton Sanders. Overall, the film is a moving reflection on black masculinity and human vulnerability.
It’s actually an interview with the author of the play on which the film is based, Tarell Alvin McCraney. You can read it in full here.