George Takei Gets A Little Trek Twisted; Gus Kenworthy Gets Hit By A Car; James Franco and Nick Jonas, and Goat

George Takei Gets A Little Trek Twisted

When I first learned there would be a gay character on Star Trek Beyond, I thought it was excellent. Finally, a gay character that sounds toned down, and just might be a little different than other gay characters on TV. I saw how excited fans were on social media.

But George Takei wasn’t too pleased:

But Takei, to whom producers were giving a nod by turning his iconic character into a gay man, was surprisingly displeased by the news, telling The Hollywood Reporter, “I’m delighted that there’s a gay character. Unfortunately, it’s a twisting of Gene’s creation, to which he put in so much thought. I think it’s really unfortunate.”

Stark Trek’s Simon Pegg disagreed with Takei, and Zachary Quinto said this…

“Any member of the LGBT community that takes issue with the normalised and positive portrayal of members of our community in Hollywood and in mainstream blockbuster cinema… I get it that he has had his own personal journey and has his own personal relationship with this character but, you know, as we established in the first Star Trek film in 2009, we’ve created an alternate universe.

“My hope is that eventually George can be strengthened by the enormously positive response from especially young people, who are heartened by and inspired by this really tasteful and beautiful portrayal of something that I think is gaining acceptance and inclusion in our societies across the world, and should be.”

You can check that out here. I still think it sounds like a good idea.

Gus Kenworthy Gets Hit By A Car

Thankfully, this one sounds more serious than it actually is. I’d hate to see anything bad happen to this sweet young thing.

Kenworthy posted this on Instagram…

 “I got hit by a car today,” he writes in the caption, adding, “Luckily I didn’t get hurt too badly, I just wheelie, wheelie scared myself.”

You can check that out here with a shirtless photo of Kenworthy and his cycle.

James Franco and Nick Jonas, and Goat

I’m not going to be sarcastic about this one, mainly because I recently watched a James Franco film, Everything Will Be Fine, on Netflix that was excellent. I hate to admit it, but I didn’t know Franco was the star until the movie started. If I had known I probably wouldn’t have watched it. But I’m glad I did watch. It’s one of the best films I’ve seen all year on Netflix, and I wish Franco would stick to making more films like this.

However, there’s another Franco movie coming out called Goat, with Nick Jonas, that sounds like it could be questionable. I’m not sure.

What happens when you pair up the likes of Nick Jonas and James Franco in a psychosexual thriller about hazing rituals, unstoppered sadism, and the lengths frat boys will go in the name of “brotherhood?”

 Based on the controversial memoir Goat by Brad Land, the film promises an unending barrage of perverted sadomasochistic pranks, punishing rites and rituals, homoerotic camaraderie, and typical male bonding gone bad.

You can read more about this here

James Franco is like dinner at one of my favorite restaurants. It’s never consistent. I’ve had the best meals of my life there, and the worst. But I keep going back for more because the best meals really are the best.

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The Arrangement

Channing Tatum Gay Baiting? Adam Joseph Gay Weatherman; Dan Osborne’s Bulge

Channing Tatum Gay Baiting?

Whether you prefer to call it gay baiting or queer baiting it’s all basically the same thing. It’s when they take two straight guys and put them in homoerotic situations, but never actually follow through with anything gay. The most interesting part about this, for me anyway, is that it actually does boost attention and interest. And when it happens on TV it usually boosts ratings for TV shows that would otherwise tank hugely.

In this link about Channing Tatum and Bear Grylls working together on Grylls’ TV show, Running Wild with Bear Grylls, they make some interesting comments about previous shows.

Bear Grylls is bound to have the highest ratings in primetime if he keeps this up.

The 40-year-old adventure show host made love to America’s television sets two weeks ago when he convinced Zac Efron to remove his shirt before strapping their half-naked bodies together. The pair rappelled down a jagged cliff into a body of water for some of the most homoerotic Sean Cody-esque programming we’ve ever seen.

Sean Cody produces adult all male entertainment films. You can find out more about that with a simple search.

Is this kind of entertainment exploitation? I’m not sure yet because I haven’t seen the show (I will). I know a lot of you are probably thinking I’m talking about something harmless now. Or, I’m being too sensitive. But I also know we’re not supposed to race bait, and I agree with that. And if I were a straight actor nowadays I’d watch out for this kind of trap. It just might stick with you. Oh, it’s funny and amusing to see “that gay shit” and some will be entertained and others will be quietly turned on. But at what expense down the line?

You can read more here.

Adam Joseph Gay Weatherman

When I spotted this story on social media this week I wasn’t going to post about it because I thought it was too localized to the Philadelphia region where I live. But now that I can link to it on a global level I think many will find it interesting. I also think the back story about Adam Joseph as a gay man is mentionable.

First, the Philadelphia local news market is a very family orientated business in the sense that most of us who’ve lived here and grown up here for most of our lives think of local news personalities as friends…or at least comfort zones. You don’t normally see local news personalities coming and going around here. When they get a job at a TV station they usually stick with it for life.

And openly gay weatherman, Adam Joseph, is one of them. He’s been doing the local weather report for an ABC affiliate station for as long as I can recall. Before him, I could tell you who did the weather, too. They really do stick with these jobs for life. In any event, Joseph recently came out in public, with a story about his husband and his newborn baby. For those of us who live in the Philadelphia area and who are gay, this wasn’t a huge surprise. The baby was, but not the gay part. 

Adam Joseph, the hunky meteorologist at 6ABC in Philadelphia, has grown his fan base by tenfold this week after coming out as a partnered gay man and beaming new father in one adorable Facebook post.

Reporting live from the hospital where they first held their newborn baby boy, Joseph says the couple is “ready to spoil him with unconditional love”:
As I said, this was no surprise to people who are gay in the Philadelphia region. You can read more here. I could post links that talk about Joseph being gay prior to his announcement. I’ve seen a few snarky articles. But I won’t because it doesn’t really matter now. I’m glad he came out and I hope he and his family live happily ever after.

In a way, I find this a little bittersweet, especially since so much is changing. We all knew it but wouldn’t say it aloud. I even feel guilty mentioning the earlier forum links and I know intellectually I shouldn’t feel that way. But when you’re raised to believe gay and shame are synonymous it’s a difficult habit to break…even for me.
 

Dan Osborne’s Bulge
In a much lighter story, this link will take you to Dan Osborne’s bulge. Or maybe it’s his VPL…his visible penis line. I’m never sure these days anymore. All I know is there’s a photo of him and his junk is ready to fall out of his pants.
British reality hunk Dan Osborne attended the premiere of The Expendables 3 in London Monday night, where he decided to walk the red carpet with a massive and obvious bulge, an entity large enough to qualify as his +1.
The photos below were shared on Twitter by an Irish fan last night, and then dutifully reported by our friends at Attitude. Next month, Dan will join them as the magazine’s new official fitness guru.
You can read more here, and see what has so many people talking. Maybe there’s a thing called Penis Baiting (smile).
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By Ryan Field