Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Every Day A Little Death

Here is 20-year-old danseur Célestin Boutin as Tadzio in a new production of Benjamin Britten's opera Death In Venice which opened in June at The Garsington Opera at Wormsley. That's in England, if you couldn't guess. 

The success of any production of Death In Venice rests on two things: the singer playing Auschenbach, and the dancer playing Tadzio. If the reviews are to be trusted, this production gets it mostly right. It might be pointed out that Tadzio has been aged up to avoid bruising modern sensibilities, a move that may make audiences more comfortable, but which robs the work of some of its bite. ( (From The Guardian: "The boy Tadzio is older and more knowing than in the novella, which makes the fiction less credible, but he is a winning choice. At least half the audience could barely suppress their drools.") As you might have guessed,  I'm not going to complain about Monsieur Boutin.  I fully accept him as an object of pure beauty to be worshiped from afar.






Friday, July 24, 2015

A Reminder


Every once in a while I feel the need to point out how beautiful Lee Jong Suk is. Mission accomplished. 

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Thursday, July 9, 2015

A Portrait Of Simon Nessman


Simon Nessman was 17 years old in May of 2007 when Models.com chose him to be their Model of the Week.  This is what he looks like now.  Someone has a painting hidden in his attic.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

New Star


Recently I have been seeing quite a bit of Parker van Noord around the internet, notably at The Beauty Hunter 2, but other places as well.  He's going to be major, I have no doubt.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

The Just In The Nick Of Time Independance Day Weekend Sunday Roundup







It's been ages since I've done a Sunday Roundup,  but I have  a three day weekend, so why not go for it?  As always, this is just a collection of pictures that I've gathered from around the Internet. There may be actors, singers, models, pornstars, athletes,  or just guys on Instagram.  Enjoy!











Lots more after the break.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Bananas!


The oily Swedish boy on the bed of bananas pictured above is Michael Westlund, the cutie-pie star of Dildorado's new video United Fruit.  Yes, you read that right, Dildorado.  The song is a catchy, bouncy earworm, and the video is the kind of thing that you expected to see in 1994, but not so much in 2015. In other words, it embraces many of the things that are awesome about gay culture, and many things that are slightly embarrassing.  In a world where there are gay people wringing their hands and worrying about gay marriage destroying gay culture, and other homosexual people debating the the very validity of gay identification, I'm glad that things like this still exist.  And frankly, I'm always happy to see hot, nearly naked guys dancing around with drag queens. It's just how I roll. 


Thursday, July 2, 2015

A Boy Named Love



Behold 17-year-old Love Rönnlunda skinny young thing so new to modeling that his agency still only has Polaroids of him on their site. But that didn't stop him from making a big splash at the recent menswear shows. It seems that fashion may not be Love's great passion.  He's a singer. And a good one too!  Here he is a few years ago on Talang 2001, aka Sweden's Got Talent.



‪And here is a much more recent performance. ‬



You can also find him acting like a teenage goofball on Vine, plus he has a nice Soundcloud, if you would like to hear more of his music.

 And finally,  here's more pictures.











Saturday, June 27, 2015

Lucky Idol

 
Numéro Homme Berlin launches it's premiere issue with an uncanny fourteen page spread of Lucky Blue Smith channeling young Billy Idol.  And why not? After all, it is a nice day for a White Wedding.
 
 

 

Friday, June 26, 2015

Victory... But The Fight's Not Over

 
There's no question that this has been a big day.  Yesterday I saw a picture on Advocate.com of my own niece proudly marching in the Iowa City Gay Pride Parade, and today the Supreme Court of The United States made marriage equality the law of the land.  Honestly, I have always been of the opinion that one of the advantages of being gay is that it meant you avoided pressure to get married.  I am very happy, though, for the many couples I know who are married or planning to marry.
 
Not to be too much of a Gloomy Gus, but keep in mind that 1) it still is legal in many states to discriminate against LBGT people in such areas as housing, employment, etc., and 2) Vigilance is the price of Liberty.  Take a moment to celebrate, but remember, there are still mighty forces working against us.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Return of Ed!


Seems as good a time as any to share some more pictures of that new old favorite of mine, Ed Bale, owner of the world's most chisled jaw line, a beauty mark of perfection, and eyes, like Gretchen Wieners' hair, full of secrets.