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Yul Brynner was the first man I ever saw physically aroused. Metaphorically speaking. But still. And how.

No, I was never lucky enough to be in the altogether with the Oscar- and Tony-winning star of The King and I and, so far as I know, the Yul log was only lit to...

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Bruce LaBruce's next film will be Gerontophilia , a love story of sorts -- the director describes it as a “reverse Lolita ” -- between an eighty-one year old man and an eighteen-year-old boy. The old man, Mr. Peabody, lost the love of his life, Smitty, when they were both in their twenties in a swimming accident. Alone for most of his life, and finally abandoned in an assisted living facility...

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Today is Jean Genet's birthday. He was born on this day in 1910. This reflection on his only film, the hypnotic Un Chant d'Amour , is one of Mark Simpson's classics. At the end of Mark's review, please find our special feature presentation.

Set in a French prison, Jean Genet's only film was a silent, black and white 25 minute “porno” movie intended for sale only to rich homosexual...

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How It Happened: Being cast in Jonathan Demme’s first film after he won the Oscar for The Silence of the Lambs would be thrilling for any actor. That Demme was following up this huge success with a big-budget, Hollywood-financed movie about a gay man who fights the discrimination he faced because he had AIDS was, in a word, extraordinary. Especially for me. I wasn’t only an actor, I was an...

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If you don’t believe in a world ruled by secret, unseen forces that control how we think, feel, and treat others, there’s a quick remedy to your delusion: Tear a twenty dollar bill into tiny, useless pieces. Better yet, do it in front of a friend. One or both of you will gasp, feel sick, feel remorse. All over a little piece of paper.

Of course, it’s not the paper itself, but the...

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About ten thousand beers and some weighty, suck-my-cock attitude have steadily transformed Russell Crowe into the swarthy, phone-throwing leading man loved and wanked over by fans around the world.

His current vibe suggests the malevolent aura of an insatiable, angry top , which is odd, because Russell used to seem so much more easygoing -- pliant, even. Indeed, back in the...

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Watching the new and highly-acclaimed documentary How To Survive a Plague was very strange for me. I think that's because the film's story -- the fierce battle against the AIDS epidemic that was fought in the late 1980s and early 90s by AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power (ACT UP) and its offshoot the Treatment Action Group (TAG) -- is my story. Not mine exclusively, although I was interviewed...

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"Go ahead! A single bullet can never destroy the beauty of fascism!" --Mink Stole, Desperate Living .

The first time I visited EUR, Mussolini's failed Fascist wonderland on the outskirts of Rome , was back in July 2001. That was the year the Eternal City's left-wingers were fomenting dissent in response to the recent re-election of right-wing Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi . By...

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I'm telling you right here and now: the voice you'll be thrilling to in Barbra Streisand's new movie Guilt Trip probably won't be hers. Her co-star Seth Rogen and his growly stoner tones will easily steal the show.

Rogen's smoked-honey vibrato is what a hug from a linebacker must sound like to a synesthete and my guess is that he makes a goofy little chuckling noise soon after he cums...

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