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‘Desert Island Downloads’ With Singer, Songwriter, Superstar DJ ShyBoy

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If you live in Los Angeles or have visited in the past few years, chances are you’ve attended one of ShyBoy’s DJ gigs at Bootie or his incredibly popular events with bf Mark Nubar at the Faultline (“MaDonna Summer” being the most epic). ShyBoy’s also an incredibly prolific singer/songwriter. Voted LA Weekly Best Solo Artist,…

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Watch Closely Now: Does Streisand ‘A Star Is Born’ Deserve Second Look?

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By Joe Ferrelli As the Lady Gaga/Bradley Cooper take on the rising star/falling star showbiz tale opens around the world, Flagrant looks back at the Barbra Streisand/Kris Kristofferson (Google him, children) juggernaut that rocked the box office, Billboard charts and awards shows in 1976-77. If you count “What Price Hollywood?” (1932), the Streisand/Kristofferson version of…

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Road Rage: AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s Testing Truck Fiasco

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Rants by Frank Rodriguez The non-profit AIDS Healthcare Foundation was founded in 1987 and is the largest HIV/AIDS organization in the world offering free HIV treatment to 820,000 patients in 39 countries. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the AHF has been no stranger to controversy. It’s President, Michael Weinstein is a polarizing figure, advocating increased condom…

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Scotty Bowers, Pimp To The Hollywood Stars, Tells Even More, Part Two

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In the conclusion of our interview with Scotty Bowers, the former Marine who ran a prostitution ring for gay and bi Hollywood types, he pours the tea on some of Tinseltown’s biggest stars, including Rock Hudson, James Dean, Vincent Price and more. This never-before-published interview was originally conducted in 2012, upon the release of Bowers’…

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Scotty Bowers, Pimp to Hollywood Stars, Tells Even More, Part One

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When Full Service, a memoir by Scotty Bowers, was published in 2012, it confirmed what many film buffs had suspected all along: queer movie stars have been around since the advent of cinema. Bowers, a handsome sexually fluid Marine veteran, made his way to Los Angeles after World War II and landed a position at…

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Exclusive: ‘Don’t Worry’ Director Gus Van Sant Remembers Much Different Roseanne

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By Evan Lambert Imagine Jonah Hill’s Superbad character, but wise and gay. Now imagine Joaquin Phoenix’s rapper from I’m Still Here, but sad and wheelchair-bound. Now just imagine Jack Black but drunk, Rooney Mara but more backlit, a bunch of artful zooms, and that’s Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot. Based on the…

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Flagrant Flashback: Rock Hudson, Jim Nabors Gay Wedding Scandal

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Joke:  If Rock Hudson married Gomer Pyle, he would be known as “Rock Pyle.” That was the gag behind the party invitations that went out. In the early 1970s, a middle-aged gay couple who threw the year’s biggest party in Huntington Beach, California – usually exceeding 500 guests – thought their invitation was a riot….

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Flagrant Originals: ‘Desert Island Downloads’ With Dorian Wood

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The premise: You’re stranded on a deserted island. Maybe you were on a gay cruise and the U.S.S. Streisand hit an iceberg. Or your flight to Paekakariki Pride dove into the Tasman Sea. Whatevs. You’re all alone. Suddenly, your iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus or flip phone borrowed from Aunt Sally lights up with…

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Drew Droege On Being A Male Actress, Impersonating Betty White, And Why You Need To Watch ‘Heathers’

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The next time the encyclopedia is updated, expect to see a photo of Drew Droege beside the word “ubiquitous.” The comic actor is literally everywhere. One minute you’ll find yourself obsessed with his eccentric take on fashion icon/actress Chloe Sevingy and the next you’ll be dazzled by his singular, alcohol-infused renditions of past events on…

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Flagrant Flashback: Camp, Cult Chat Show ‘Decoupage With Summer Caprice’

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Once upon a time when human beings could pay attention long enough to read a newspaper and choose their visual stimulation with care as opposed to swiping through hundreds of garbage GIFs, there existed a wonderful form of expression called Public Access Cable. Some could argue that the finest Public Access programs could be viewed…

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