Recently, I wrote about
a documentary about body issues among gay men*
in which I appear.
*[ I’ll do us all a favor & skip my Queers-vs-Gays diatribe ; sound like a deal? ]
Well, as it turns out. . .
At Both The Right Time [ Your Leisure ]
& Price [ Free ] ,
an [ edited ] version is available for your on-line viewing
UNLIKE THAT ENGORGED NIP BLINKING A MESSAGE OF
“TOUCH ME/TWEAK ME/C’MON FREAK ME, BABY” IN [ WH ]ORSE CODE
The Following Info? Bitch, Don’t Get It Twisted. . .
Said another way?
No, I’m not providing marked time codes as any sort of encouragement to
“just fast-forward to [my] section.” If I were that much of an egomaniac,
I’d have—oh, I don’t know—assaulted you countless times via Facebook
messages [ HATE. THOSE! ] & event invites for The Adonis Factor‘s
4 pm time slot among the airwaves, this Sunday past. . .
On the contrary, the [ forthcoming ] digits have been designated
for those who might be skimming this text &—at the moment—have but a few minutes to spare.
IN SUCH AN INSTANCE, HOWEVER, THE IDEA
IS THAT YOU’LL RETURN WHEN CHANCE PRESENTS.
Not only am I grateful to have been chosen as an interviewee for this film with such timely subject
matter, but I also want to formally express my thanks to the scribes who’ve included me in reviews :
those in which I’m mentioned by name or [ somewhat ] reasonable facsimilie ,
as well as references to me by archetype, regardless of phrasing.
All the clichés about “the ugly side of being beautiful,” a director’s “unflinching gaze” [ homophone
much? ] : they’re all applicable—as are the strong reactions Hines’ investigation provokes.
[ one example ] :
“‘If you’re gonna be gay, you’re just gonna have to experience the wrath of the A crowd,’
one perfect 10 in search of an 11 attests.
Some of us are just too allergic to house music to hazard that . . .”
He continues :
“Whoever said opposites attract clearly never went to the Folsom Street Fair, where every body type runs in packs of two (or several). Sure, mom said looks aren’t everything. But was she a gay man? It’s brutal out there. Combine a sophisticated, compartmentalized urban gay scene like San Francisco’s own with the Internet’s heightened judging-book-by-cover — no actual book reading implied — and you’ve got a recipe for looks obsessiveness that can snare even the safely off-market.”
To which filmmaker Christopher Hines counters, via
interview with Edge New York :
“The point of the film is that we’re men. We’re not going to hold hands and sing ’Kumbaya’
and just all be nice to each other.”
Touché, Mssr. Hines. . . Touché!
That being stated, my Q & A [ conducted on a sweltering summer afternoon, sans the luxury
of air conditioning—hence the Yes-I-Know-I-Could-Moonlight-at-KFC, Honey /
Ain’t-No-Need-To-Mention-My-Mug-Being-Beyond-“Dewy” look ]
is nestled within the
25:17 — 28:37
If you can survive the commercials
[ we’re all impatient, so don’t even consider visiting that territory—
same as the unedited, 30 minute longer version with extras:
convenience is a privilege, not a ‘right’ ]
Behind-The-Scenes Footage from a Mother-Of-London Photo Shoot
— as well as —
the photography of
[ listed in order of appearance ] :
[ From The L.A. Weekly : Red Cross, Blue Liz McGrath Sculpture/Background ] : Kevin Scanlon
[ Red Not Dead : On Location, Filming of POX ] : Piper Ferguson
[ From Frontiers Newsmagazine : Green Hat, Turkey-Bone Bouquet by Adele Mildred ] : Amanda Brooks
» Sequence Break : My ‘Lower-Third’/Establishing Shot/Intro «
[ Putting The “Gay” In “Geisha” ] : Amber Gray
[ Screen Test for A Pilot Without Fuel ] : Suren Seron
[ Two Childhood Shots ] : Nada Clue
[ Black & White/Bleached Hair/Posin’ At The Boneyard ] : Jennifer Roberts
[ Hustler Pink Handprint/Does-This-Look-Like-A-Hotbed-Of-Mental-Health? ] : Dirk Mai
[ Blue Heart-Shaped Face; “Daytime Casual” Shoulder Mirrors ] : Austin Young
[ On The Rooftop, Red Jewelry/My Forehead ] : Nick Bohn
[ Sepia-Tinged Dapperification ] : Lotus Josephine
[ with Audrey Kitching, Two Consecutive Images ] : Dirk Mai
[ Los Diablos’ “Darling, I Can’t Be Bothered” Beautification Regimen,
Featuring Deadlee & Jillian Lauren ] : Jon Wasserman
[ With Audrey Kitching & Linda Strawberry ] : Nhat Nguyen
[ Two Consecutive Lipstick Prophets Catalog Shots ] : Dirk Mai
[ Black & White/’Mean-As-Sweeney-Todd’ ] : Eric Kroll
[ From Secret magazine : White Top Hat, Two Consecutive Black & White Images,
One Thistle Harlequin ] : Andrea Ferrante
[ Final Photo : Fully Face-Beat, Mother of London, Tricked-The-F-Bomb-Out ] : Dirk Mai