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Justin Theroux On His Infamous Sweatpants Scene; Married Conservative Politician Sexting Teen Boy; Alabama Justice Defies Fed Gay Marriage Laws

Justin Theroux On His Infamous Sweatpants Scene

If you recall, In 2014 I posted about Justin Theroux, from the TV show Leftovers, with regard to a scene in the show where he was jogging in very loose sweatpants…with what appeared to be no athletic support whatsoever. His junk was bouncing around, in every direction. The sweatpants were loose.

That scene took off on the Internet and gave Justin Theroux tons of free publicity. Most of what I read…including my own post…was positive publicity.

Fast forward to 2016. Here’s Theroux’s take on what happened back then.

Now, in a new interview with Elle, he’s finally opening up at length about the incident that helped transform him into more than just Mr. Jennifer Aniston.

“It’s like having someone yank your shorts down in public,” he says. “It doesn’t feel great. Anyone who has an unflattering picture taken of them would probably say, ‘Join the club’.”

Even though most people spoke positively about Theroux’s package, he says he still cringed.

“It has the appearance of a compliment,” he says, “but it’s more mortifying than anything else.”

I can’t speak for Theroux, however, I am a runner. I have been running every single morning, in all four seasons, rain or shine, since I was in college. And when I go out to run in the morning I make sure I’m wearing support, and sweatpants or shorts that are discreet enough to keep my junk from bouncing in every direction possible. That’s all. Men who run know the importance of this. Men who wear sweatpants know this. It’s what you do.

You can check the rest out here, and make a point of reading the comments.

Married Conservative Politician Sexting Teen Boy

According to this next article, some married conservative politician was allegedly caught sexting a teen boy. The boy did happen to be of the age of legal consent. But the author of the article fails to mention whether the politician is married to a man or a woman.

Evidently, the author thinks we’ll all assume he’s married to a woman, because that’s how we’ve been trained to think. In some cases I don’t think it needs to be distinguished, but in others I think it’s relative to the story.

According to his Twitter profile, Republican Mike Yenni is “the President of Jefferson Parish and happily married with one daughter.” But according to the several unnamed sources, he’s a closet case who has been sending some rather racy texts to a teen boy he met at a Catholic high school function while on the campaign trail last year.

Here’s the rest. The comments really attack the article itself with this one…for a variety of reasons…as well they should. 

Alabama Justice Defies Gay Marriage Laws

This next article is why I’m starting to prefer my LGBT news from more professional mainstream sources. I didn’t see this headlining in any gay presses, and I think it’s highly significant. I’m not saying we have to stop all clickbait. I like clickbait sometimes, too. But at least give a balance.

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was removed from the bench Friday for defying the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage, more than a decade after he was ousted for disobeying a federal order to take down a 2 ½-ton monument to the Ten Commandments.

You can read it in full here. This judge has a history of defiance.

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Gayest Brady Bunch Episode; A Day Without Grindr; 39 Gay Sex Toys

Gayest Brady Bunch Episode

Don’t ask me why, but I was curious and I fell for the clickbait…

Every few months this Funny or Die video from 2010 gets circulated in our newsfeed and we have to drop everything and watch it again. Appropriately titled “Oliver Twist,” the comedy site inserts a sassy gay version of the character originally played by Robbie Rist who gets the customary warm welcome from the Bradys (“I feel like the last quaalude at a key party,” he exclaims) before the kids realize he’s a walking disaster area.

You can watch the video here.   

The comments are mixed. As far as parody goes, though, it’s actually clever.

A Day Without Grindr

With so many things happening out there I’m not sure why the gay presses are still so focused on hate politics and pointless pieces like this one below, but it’s what I’m still seeing headlining in gay news.

And that’s a little scary, because readers seem to prefer various topics, not just one focus. I’ve seen gay presses come and go in the past, and mostly it’s due to their unending self-indulgence with politics, and the inability to let go of the old gay stereotypes. I hope that’s not going to happen again, especially now that we’re just beginning to realize how diverse the gay community really is. In other words, the news is out there but we’re not getting it all, and I happen to like gay news and I want them to stick around.

In any event…

L.A.-based sketch comedy duo and YouTubers Cool Kid Adjacent have come up with a clever, effective, and non-preachy vid that encourages gays to look up from their phones and get into the variety of hot guys that ripe for the picking in the real world.

You can check that out here.

39 Gay Sex Toys

This is actually pretty interesting. It talks candidly about how sex can be intimidating in the beginning, and how sex toys can help ease a lot of the anxiety for younger men before they actually have sex. And if you’re a gay man there are certain things you have to learn. It’s not…and never was…as easy as Brokeback Mountain led you to believe it was.

I’ll be honest guys, I did not enjoy sex toys when I first came on the scene. I was a freshman in college, brand new to sex, and all my friends, left and right, were exploring their anal pleasures with dildos. “It helps you get used to the feeling,” one guy told me in his dorm room. “I go at my own speed so that when the real thing comes, I’m ready.”

You can check out the list here. I never knew there were that many. 

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