This boy (pictured) Issa Israel has been busy, we see him out constantly. Now he even has this regular party in NYC: The Dirty Triff that happens twice a month (every other Sunday). We talked about the launch of this party earlier in June, but we have to mention it again because GAYLETTER is co-hosting this one; which means it’s about to really pop off. You can expect a lineup of super cute NYC people, or as Issa likes to say “some of New York City’s most creative nightlife personalities.” That’s right hunty, Merrie Cherry, Lady Simon, Gerry Visco, Laura Holden, Chris Harder (of Cocky Boys), Kevin Hunter and others will all be there. Music is by DJs Brian Whateverer and William Francis. There’s an open bar from 10 to 11:00PM which is great because if you drink fast enough you should be super drunk by 11, which is the way to party on a Sunday night — Mondays suck regardless so might as well be hungover. Advil girl!
The event was presented by Deryck Todd, with special guests Robert Richards and Earl Dax, plus a special performance by Joey Arias at Acme
I don’t even know if we should be publicizing this event, it’s at a rooftop in Brooklyn and it’s a birthday celebration for the dancer/performer Tyler Ashley. I guess with the list of performers and people involved it should be fine if people from outside his social circle crash the night — you can learn a thing or two from these BK queens and maybe some make new friends — It’s Slut Summer 2014! The party is organized by Dauphine of Bushwick (this is the first time that I have heard about her, which is always an exciting thing.) Music will be served by Matty Beats X Horrorchata, J L V M V R, Riki Razo, Yackez (Larissa & Jon Velez-Jackson) and Jessie Gold. There’s going to be “showz” by Hamm Samwich, WiLL, Shane Shane, Andy Pandy, Princess Mickey Jägerand, Chris of Hur, Lady Simon, Andrew Robert Simon, Charlene, Diego Montoya and Yackez ft. Trashley. There’s another long list of people “holding court,” (you all know who you are). Give $5 dollars to the artists, you must BYOB and be prepared to run. #JULYISOURS
A new show by the artists Walt Cessna and Natasha Gornik
A provocative photography exhibition is opening on July 25th at Leslie+Lohman Prince Street Project. The artists Walt Cessna and Natasha Gornik will present Sharp Objects, a showcase with a focus on sexuality and the male gaze. While New York based photographers, writers and bloggers Cessna and Gornik have collaborated before, this is their first show together — and it looks very promising.
The reception is hosted by MachineDazzle Flower, Brooklyn DJ David John Sokolowski will play music and a special performance by Paul Leopold (aka BOYWOLF).
To get a taste of what’s in store, check out their websites (Cessna and Gornik), then head on down to the gallery, and enjoy a cocktail served up by Cessna’s “super muse” Chad Ferro. I am glad they’s have a muse as bartender, some of those servers can be boring sometimes…
FREE, 6:00PM-9:00PM, Leslie+Lohman Prince Street Project, 127-B Prince St. New York, NY.
Expand your mind at one of the Summer's trippiest parties.
Paul Leopold is a busy boy. Not only does he help produce the wonderful The Week, but he also runs (with David Sokolowski) the Bushwick Psychic party series. The last one was Psychic Spring, and now, obviously it’s time for Psychic Summer on Saturday July 26th. Paul is a bit of tripper, which we love. I’ll let his description for the party speak for itself:
“Psychic Summer continues the journey to expanded consciousness we tapped into this spring. We’re creating a space where our community can gather together and collectively explore deepening our relationships to each other and our imaginations. Through music, dance, atmosphere, ritual and libations, guests at the party will lift off from the ground that supports our everyday lives and travel through a universe of dreams where freedom and sensuality guide the way to love and bliss.”
I mean, call your mushroom dealer ASAP, shits about to get wavvvvvy. Here’s how it’s playing out musically, again I’ll let Paul fill you in:
“The night will begin with David Sokolowski and Mikey Hefez playing lyrical upbeat house, from there we’ll move on to Tursi and Dandylion who will take us on an experimental techno journey sure to make you see the stars and land you in a sea of ecstasy as Econ, Viv & Analoug Soul take over 4 turntables to bring you the ultimate sunrise deep house/Detroit techno extravaganza.”
The party has moved to a new location in the heart of Brooklyn. I’ve been told (this is a big one) that “special libations and treats will be on hand.” Special treats, oh shit! This sounds like my kind of event.
$10 ADVANCE / $15 DOOR ☯ 11:00pm- 7:00am ☯15 Thames St. Brooklyn, NY.
Did you read the name for this event? Have you taken it in? Free pizza, that’s no joke — we wouldn’t play you like that. Every fourth Friday of the month Via Tribunali Neapolitan Pizzeria on Ludlow Street in the LES hosts a free pizza night to support a worthwhile cause (what generous homos). This month they’re donating to God’s Love We Deliver, “a not-for-profit organization with the mission to improve the health and well-being of men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses by alleviating hunger and malnutrition.” Here’s how it works, you show up, enjoy free Neapolitan pizzas, and $3 Peronis, and then you donate a couple of bucks to the cause. It’s the easiest fucking good deed you’ll ever do. Give it girl.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center's LGBT Festival runs until July 29
Just because the film opens up on the searing white sands and blue skied beaches of Brazil doesn’t necessarily mean the film is going to be super hot and sweaty. Instead, in the hands of stellar Brazillian director Karim Ainouz, Futuro Beach opens with a tragedy that unites a lifeguard (involved in a failed rescue) with the victim’s super sexy biker friend visiting from Germany. In a twist of fate the two men fall hard and fast for one another. They initiate their sexual adventure in a car, with a scene that made me so horny I hit pause to cool off a bit and refresh my rum drink. Told in three parts, the film departs Futuro Beach and heads off to Europe where the drama continues to unfold in a mysterious and unexpected fashion. A surprise visit from the lifeguard’s brother years later turns the plot upside down and inside out, so hold on until the poetic and deeply poignant end where the men of this tale journey into an unknown future. A bold choice to open the festival and one I will remember for days to come.
Check out the Newfest schedule. There are a myriad of exciting LGBTQ themed films to enjoy, If I come across one of note you should check out I will be sure to let you know. Peace out from the sunny green mountains of Vermont.
$13, 7:00PM, Walter Reade Theatre, 165 W. 65th ST. NY, NY.
UnionPool is one of those places that I always enjoying visiting, yet it’s pretty lacking in boys who want to go home with me — I don’t have a vagina, what can I say. This Thursday might change all that as Amber Valentine and JD Samson (both pictured) attempt to queer-up the place. They’re throwing their wonderful party Pat and you’re not going to want to miss it. As they like to say “this party is for you. And this party is for us.” Sounds reasonable, nothing wrong with a little give-and-take. The party is free and we’re told that it’s also “footloose.” You can expect Tiffany Roth (Midnight Magic) playing in the front room with friend of GAYLETTER Beppe Savoni (Odyzë). Beppe DJs the best Euro disco ever. Full stop. Period. Done. This time he is bringing us a performance of new music that he has been working on with his brother Gigi Savoni. In the back room it’s Amber, JD, Justin Strauss, and The Carry Nation. Pat it girl!
If you’ve been lucky enough to spend some time in Berlin, you’ll know that the nightlife more than lives up to its reputation. Need a bit more convincing before you book your flights? Look no further than Yony Leyser’s upcoming movie, Desire Will Set You Free.
This feature-length film explores the queer and underground Berlin scene that makes it such a great city for the young and artistic. Filming has already taken place with highlights including performances by Peaches, Nina Hagen, Brooklyn’s Blood Orange and Rummelsnuff. Also the film will feature newcomers Tim-Fabian Hoffman (Sasha), Chloé Griffin (Cathrine) and the director himself, Yony Leyser (Ezra). Your support is needed to fund post-production. After checking out the fundraising video, we can’t wait to see this. So head over to their Kickstarter page for a watch and just try to keep a smile off your face (and your hand off your wallet) — we dare you.
Marilyn Monroe was the original crazy lady of Hollywood. Sure some came before her, but no one could outdo that nutcase. She was also super-smart and a captivating performer. And just when you thought the world had seen every last damn photo of this woman (I mean she died in 1962 at the age of 36) comes a traveling show that features newly discovered images snapped by five photographers who just happened to be around Marilyn at the right time. The show is comprised of work by Milton Greene, Lani Carlson, Thomas “Doc” Kaminski, Mischa Pelz and her personal make-up artist Allan “Whitey” Snyder. These photos were taken mainly while on vacation and show Marilyn doing all sorts of regular people things like visiting Niagara Falls, petting a horse and chilling out with some black bears. The show only runs for 4 days, so carve out some time for it. Get to it girl!