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Matt Bomer New Film; James Franco Naked and Afraid; Public Grindr Connections

Matt Bomer New Film

I guess Matt Bomer got the last laugh when he didn’t get offered the part of Christian in the film adaptation of  Fifty Shades of Grey. Since all that happened his career continues to move forward in different directions that might suggest not getting the part on FSoG was the best thing that could have happened to him.

He’s now been cast in a new feature film, The Nice Guys, with Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe. Its release is set for summer 2016.

It casts Gosling plays a detective hired by a gangster played by Crowe to find a missing girl. A dangerous conspiracy is uncovered in the process which somehow involves Bomer’s character.

The busy Bomer is currently shooting the film Magic Mike XXL which is the sequel to the 2012 box office hit Magic Mike in which he also appeared.

In addition, Bomer was one of the stars of the recent limited release Space Station 76 and is attached to play Montgomery Clift in an upcoming feature film.

More here.

James Franco Naked and Afraid.

I warned everyone about this right after James Franco shaved his head for an upcoming film. I said he’d be back with something even more annoying and sure enough he’s now posing in the nude in some kind of a quasi parody of the reality show, Naked and Afraid. He’s posing nude with that other actor Hollywood type guy…can’t remember his name offhand.

I do, however, love the parody aspect.

Oh, and they’re both completely naked. Franco posted the pic to his Facebook page with a caption that reads “Boom boom, NAKED and Afraid.

 Me and Seth, in the bush, naked, together. For reals.”

There’s more here, with a link to another article about Franco sniffing his genitals. Seriously.

The last line of the article said this:

Yeah, yeah…we get it Franco. You’re so secure and down with the gays, but enough is enough. Pony up and show us the goods already or put an end to the cockteasing.

The comments are even more entertaining.

In spite of what everyone says, I still loved his novel, Actors Anonymous.

Public Grindr Connections

I know nothing about Grindr except what I read, so take my posts about this with that proverbial grain of salt. Now there’s a guy in Berlin who is putting himself in a glass box in a public square where he’s going to spend 100% of his time trying to make non-sexual connections with men on Grindr.

Why bother? I thought Grindr was a hook up site.

According to the interview, Verhoeven will live inside a glass container for 15 days with five smartphones, only making connection with the outside world via Grindr. The conversations he has will be projected on a large black screen for all to see, though the men on Grindr will have their faces blurred for privacy.

The article goes on to mention a few more reasons why, but my main thought here is that he’ll be showing all these personal conversations live, in public. Although their faces will be blurred, will they know they’re being evaluated in public during these intimate, private conversations?

Chris in the comments said this:

 “trying to make nonsexual connections on Grindr” is like trying to eat vegan at a steak house. It MIGHT be possible; but why?

Thank you, Chris.

You can read more here.  Stay tuned for more Grindr updates, too.

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Spreading HIV On Purpose; More Grindr Crimes; Anderson Cooper on Joan Rivers; Smashwords Ryan Field

Spreading HIV On Purpose

A few weeks ago I posted about a gay man who found out from friends on social media that the guy he was in love with and hoping to marry had intentionally infected him with the HIV virus. You can read more about that here. This gem of a guy had allegedly been spreading HIV to others as well and brags about it on social media.

His name is Miguel Guerra, and he also goes by Ashton Chavez. In California where this happened it’s considered a misdemeanor and a judge, in what sounds like a lame attempt to curb this guy’s habits, recently ordered him to stop using online hook up sites, especially Grindr. It’s also been alleged there are more victims to come forward. I guess the judge never heard of sockpuppets…or isn’t familiar with the extent of deceit online everywhere these days.

San Diego Superior Court Judge Dan Link approved Deputy City Attorney Taylor Garrott’s request that the judge orders Guerra to not use Internet dating sites as a condition of remaining free on bond after a request to increase bail from US$2,500 to US$50,000 was rejected.

You can read the rest of this article here. The comments are interesting, and slightly divided. My only comment is that if it can be proven Guerra intentionally infected other men with HIV, lock him up and throw away the key. You get charged with a misdemeanor for pissing on the sidewalk, not spreading a serious, life-changing illness.

I’m starting to think we need a new term for this sort of thing…like rape culture. Because in many respects HIV culture is a lot like it. The victim is blamed for having raw anal sex with someone who didn’t use a condom, even if he’s in a long term relationship with someone he thinks he can trust.

More Grindr Crimes

I also posted about this next article a few weeks ago, where two UK men lured and blackmailed unsuspecting men on Grindr. In fact, I’ve posted quite a bit about Grindr this year so far. You can find more with a simple search at the top of the blog.

In any event, the two creeps wound up getting four years in prison.

The victim had saved the money and drew it out from the bank to give to the men after they stayed all night in his home to ensure he paid up.

But when the other said he had no money, the two men told him he should crash his car into a store to get the cash – the victim was forced to go to the police.

You can read more here. The story is more involved, in the most frightening ways.

I wish I could be more encouraging about this, but I think that if you’re going to screw around on Grindr you should hope for the best and always be ready for the worst.

Anderson Cooper on Joan Rivers

Anderson Cooper recently commented that he wasn’t fond of Joan Rivers as a kid because she used his mom, Gloria Vanderbilt, as the focus of some of her most vicious jokes. You can’t blame him. It was his mom.

But as he grew older he changed a few of his opinions:

‘As an adult when I got to know her I came to actually like her and appreciate her,’ Cooper said.

We’re all thinking it. I know I am. What does Gloria Vanderbilt think about all this now? Elizabeth Taylor wasn’t too thrilled with Joan Rivers’ fat jokes, and Taylor spoke about that candidly after she lost a great deal of weight.  Here’s one article that dates back to 1983:

But Taylor seemed intent on finally getting back at the acid-tongued comedienne. While her escort-of-the-moment, Mexican lawyer Victor Gonzalez Luna Jr., and 1,100 well-manicured guests looked on, Taylor rose from her dais seat, planted ringless (for once) hands on her ample hips and continued, “Because I was going to say Joan Rivers, if you’re here, eat your hear-r-r-r-t out.” Touched

You can read more about Cooper here.

Rivers often crossed the line, but many people laughed even more whenever she did that because it was always so true. Never a lie. The one thing I don’t think anyone has mentioned so far since her death is that she was a brilliant woman. I’m not talking about comedy. I’m talking about her intellect, her knowledge. And I think the hardest part for her must have been these changing times where everyone’s become so PC…or maybe it was easy for her? You make a joke or comment about a big fat ass anywhere nowadays and you’re branded a hater for life. Or, you’re destined to post images of fluffy kittens for the next four years.

RIP, Joan. Even though you pissed a lot of us off at times, you made most of us laugh.

Smashwords Ryan Field

Some may know, others may not know, but I have a full list of titles on Smashwords, from my indie published books priced at .99, to my e-books with publishers. The link below will take you to the Cage James page, which is  a recent release. Once there, there are links where you can check out the full list.

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