Posted by SGT. COACH on Monday Mar 4, 2013 Under ART CLASS
Xtra.ca: Leonardo da Vinci, the painter of such iconic masterpieces as The Last Supper and The Mona Lisa, was almost certainly gay. He had male lovers and likely never had sex with women, but popular culture continues to insist he was straight. “I think he needs to be reclaimed,” says Ross King, author of the spellbinding book Leonardo and the Last Supper. King’s book, which focuses on the painting of The Last Supper, won the Governor General’s Award for Non-Fiction and is up for the Charles Taylor Prize, which will be awarded in Toronto on March 4. Ross says that the portrayal of da Vinci as straight — in The Da Vinci Code, for instance — is done “against all historical evidence.”
“Still an entertaining bitchfest!”
– Film Threat
“Made on Fire Island beach, this is vintage Warhol, with rather more structure than usual. The camera pans between a bronzed, blond hustler, statuesque on the sand, and an aging queen talking on the verandah of a beach house. The queen provides most of the soundtrack: part monologue, part conversation in best New York camp style, witty, vicious, and outrageous.”
– Time Out (London)
My Hustler starred Paul America who, according to Warhol, had been discovered by Lester Persky at the discotheque named Ondine (no relation to the superstar). According to Paul America, however, Persky had picked up Paul while he was hitchiking. The plot, as outlined in Popism, of My Hustler is that an old homosexual brings a butch blond hustler to Fire Island for the weekend only to have all his neighbors try to lure the hustler away.
While filming on Fire Island, somebody in Warhol’s entourage spiked either the scrambled eggs or orange juice with acid. Gerard insisted it was in the scrambled eggs and that everyone, including Andy had some. Stephen Shore said he saw the Sugar Plum Fairy put it in the orange juice. Andy denied he was stoned.
Posted by SGT. COACH on Tuesday Jan 29, 2013 Under ART CLASS
Antonio Vaz Lemes performs Camargo Guarnieri.
The project “Tribos” consists of eight videos which associate popular art & classical music’s language, performed by young and promising pianists. Each artist had the mission of talking to a specific social ”group”. Antonio Vaz Lemes was asked to make a video performance about the “gay world”. This is the video.
The stars of the European porn studio Bel Ami usually look a little more like “Love Me Tender” than “Rebel Yell”. The new photo book by Spanish celebrity photographer Joan Crisol is proof that they can switch mode at any time. He portrays the handsome boys in bold poses and puts the spotlight on their wild side. The resulting works are extremely sexy and absolutely convincing. With aplomb and appeal these ever-so-sweet guys show that they have plenty of raw and rampant sexual energy in them after all. BUY THE BOOK HERE!
Bob Mizer (1922-1992) was a photographer and filmmaker whose entrepreneurial talents led him to form a one-man empire in the field of homoerotica, beginning in the 1940s. Working out of his home in Los Angeles, he was photographing at a time when bodybuilder magazines were as close as gay pornography got to being legal, and he pursued both genres when he established his Athletic Model Guild in 1945.
Mizer soon ran into trouble with the law. In 1947 he was convicted of sending obscene material through the mail and put in jail for nine months. Once out, he picked up where he left off and, with the help of his mother, Delia, kept his studio going for decades. He occasionally used female models; the young Susan Hayward posed for him. But a majority by far were male. A few — Alan Ladd, Victor Mature, Arnold Schwarzenegger — became Hollywood stars; others became luminaries of the gay underground.
The Mizer show at Invisible-Exports, organized by Billy Miller in cooperation with the Bob Mizer Foundation, is an archival display, engrossing on several levels. First, it’s a record of extreme creative industriousness. Mizer was apparently a nonstop worker and cottage industry micromanager. Over the decades he produced countless promotional catalogs from paste-up boards, then photographed the boards to use as handouts. Examples of all these formats are here.
Mizer worked with thousands of models, on whom he kept meticulous files, not just on their physical appearance, but also on their character, habits, backgrounds and sexual repertory, with all the information both written out and distilled into pictographic codes for quick reference.
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