After having a nightmare about Cyril busting out of prison to exact his revenge on him, Nelson (Ben Zook) is horrified to discover that the crazed killer actually did escape and has been on the lam since last Christmas and that Reggie may know more that he is admitting about why Cyril may have come back to Silver Lake. Reggie: Rick Copp. Wood: Joe Dietl. Todd: Ian Parks. Cyril: Scott Beauchemin. Detective Winters: Chad Sanders.
The Fortune Teller, History of Modern Gay Man in 5 Mins, Dir by Leo Herrera, Decode the Clips at http://www.homochic.com/fortuneteller
The Fortune Teller” is comprised of over 50 years of imagery and footage. The 5-minute clip took six months to film and assemble, and is made up of 100 carefully selected clips.
The Fortune Teller is a film by gay artist/activist Leo Herrera, chronicling milestones and icons of the modern gay man. The story is told through the trance of The Fortune Teller (played by Stanley Frank) and created using archival and modern footage. The film is a documentary and time capsule, paying homage to psychedelic films of the 1960′s and the modern art of the YouTube Montage film. From Mapplethorpe to Lohanthony, Uganda to Burning Man, Vogue to Sissy Bounce, AIDS to The Berlin Patient, meticulously edited clips create a kaleidoscopic five-minute journey through more than 50 years of gay history.
“This film was created with the hopes that every gay man can find something to identify with. The Fortune Teller does not attempt to be an all-encompassing history; the clips in the Fortune Teller were curated based on icons and moments that personally defined me as a gay man. Mexican singer Juan Gabriel was the first gay person I identified with as a child, I’ve sat many nights laughing at Kid Fury’s preacher-like passion and razor wit, I still remember the first time I saw the androgynous Karis perform in the Scissor Sister’s Filthy/Gorgeous video and thought “I can be that?!” or the moment Hedwig sang Wicked Little Town and reminded me of the unrequited love of high school. My work in HIV Criminalization has made me see how deeply ingrained the stigma of HIV is within our community and my wild nights in San Francisco’s nightlife has shown me that a party can be a cathartic communal experience.”
“I grew up an illegal Mexican immigrant in Republican Arizona, as far from “gay” as possible. Yet, the challenges and hopes I’ve faced as a gay man are the same as all of my peers across the world, as if homosexuality can transcend culture, geography and race. Homophobia is the same in New York City as it is in Russia, HIV and its stigma are as devastating in the South as they are in San Francisco, our sexual freedom is as reviled in America as in Uganda…and yet we are all moving forward on a global scale: our contributions to nightlife and the arts are as pronounced in Berlin as they are in Provincetown, the legalization of our unions is spanning continents, the unmistakable softness of our gestures transcends language. I don’t know if these universal similarities make homosexuality a culture, a race or a shared experience. What I do know is that they stir a deep pride in me that is almost religious.”
Edward Earle Marsh (December 20, 1929 – May 29, 2004) was an American actor, musician, adult film director and star. He is principally known by his stage name Zebedy Colt.
Born in California, Marsh began his career as a child actor in Hollywood. In the late ’60s he became an innovator of “queer cabaret” when he recorded the early gay album “I’ll Sing for You” with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. This was the first time he used the “Zebedy Colt” name. Controversial in its day, the album consisted of original gay-themed compositions (credited to his real name) and songs originally meant to be sung by women (Listen to George Gershwin’s “The Man I Love” above), but given a homosexual twist by being covered by a man. In November 1969 Marsh wrote a letter to Time Magazine, using his “Zebedy Colt” pseudonym, in response to an article published in its October 31, 1969, edition entitled “Behavior: A Discussion: Are Homosexuals Sick?”, using his Stockton, New Jersey, address, in which he argued that gays were then “becoming more and more a part of the mainstream.”
READ MORE ABOUT ZEBEDY HERE
Celebratory rally takes place at New York’s historic Stonewall Inn. See story here: http://bit.ly/11RbaWz
DAILY XTRA: Colby Keller is quite possibly one of the hottest, smartest, cutest and most interesting pornstars on the planet. Not only does he know how to have great sex on camera, but he has a blog (bigshoediaries.blogspot.com) that follows his #selfie adventures around the US and a YouTube channel called In Bed with Colby Keller. Colby lover and gay blogger Sissydude spoke to him.
Sissydude: Hey Colby, how are you?
Colby Keller: Wunderbar! Et tu Sissydude?
SD: I’m awesome. So, you’ll be in Toronto for FIT PRIMPIN’ (Friday, June 28 @ The Great Hall). Very exciting!
CK: I’m seriously pumped. Moisturizing my spankin’ hand as we type.
SD: Have you been to Toronto before?
CK: Never! And I used to summer every year at Beach of the Pines in Grand Bend. I have no excuse.
SD: Well, you will “SEE PENIS” … Toronto’s CN Tower is super phallic. And it’s Pride Week. So you know there will be real peen everywhere.
CK: Hopefully much of it inside my body at some point.
SD: I know that you’re a major foodie… Toronto has tons of amazing restaurants. Be prepared!
CK: I’ll remember to bring my jockstrap AND my suspenders.
SD: As one should. What will you be doing @ Fit Primpin’?
CK: Managing a small mom and pop-spanking booth (minus the mom and double the pop, if you think your booty can handle it).
SD: Your blog Big Shoe Diaries really is a fun place to hang out and get to know what you’re all about. You, Dale Cooper, Conner Habib, Logan Stevens and a few other gay porn men are really adding an artistic/scholarly dimension to what a gay porn star is thought to be.
CK: I’m flattered you think so. Thank you.
It was the 1960s. Both straight and gay people embraced the sexual revolution. The result? An explosion of STDs, and then, 30 years after it began, over 500,000 were dead. The HIV virus had appeared on the scene. In this era of confusion and horror, gay men embraced whatever solutions were available, including experimental drugs to stop the deaths from AIDS, and for the first time, condom use became a part of gay life. Today, the AIDS epidemic is over in the US. It has morphed into the HIV epidemic, with a steady 50,000 new infections a year. Individuals are still dying, but in the bigger picture, this is a largely silent epidemic.
Individuals who survived the AIDS epidemic, having lost partners, brothers, sisters and even parents, are still shell-shocked by the carnage it wreaked on their lives. The younger generation, and those older individuals who came out late, like me, were insulated from the plague. Individuals who could be mentoring us are either dead or in relationships away from the scene. What is left is a gay health infrastructure set up to fight one epidemic that has failed to transition to a new reality. This is largely due to grant requirements dictated by the federal government.
In the midst of this situation comes a blog post by Mark S. King. Mr. King is a former director of the AIDS alliance in Atlanta and also a contributing columnist for TheBody.com, which provides valuable information about gay health issues to the community.
The blog post’s title: “Your Mother Liked It Bareback.”
Some of the post is factual: One has a low risk of dying from HIV. Still, there are 18,000 deaths a year. Cigarettes do kill more people than unprotected sex does. HIV-positive men who are medication-compliant and have bareback sex only with those of a similar HIV status are at low risk; there is increasing evidence that men who are HIV-medication-compliant (a pathetic 28 percent in the U.S.) and have an undetectable viral load are basically unable to transmit the virus. And even if HIV-negative men have unprotected sex with HIV-positive men who are medication-compliant, they are likely to remain HIV-negative.
PReP has recently come onto the scene as another option. But is it feasible? Let’s look at PReP. For one, the actual effectiveness of PReP is unknown; all the literature says, “Use with a condom.” With barely 28-percent medication adherence among HIV-positive individuals, what is the assurance that anyone on PReP will be totally adherent? For HIV-positive guys to be drug-compliant requires 90-percent adherence, whereas PReP requires 100-percent adherence. And for anyone who thinks PReP is a panacea for dispensing with condoms, think about at least a few weeks of your body adapting to some really strong meds. Sure, some guys have no side effects. Others do! Mark mentioned that “some” insurance companies are paying PReP’s cost (presently $14,000 a year). What value do you put on your money and your health?
Mark quotes a “survey done on Grindr” that found that the majority of men on that site bareback. This is not the only site where this is occurring. In fact, one prominent site is 100-percent bareback and hosts bareback parties in 19 cities in the U.S.