Just when you think you’ve see it all, along comes a film to totally blow your mind, flip your equilibrium and open up tracks of thought you never imagined possible. The film I’m talking about is Canadian provocateur Bruce LaBruce‘s Gerontophilia, a love story about a gorgeous young man named Lake (Pier-Gabriel Lajoie) who has a relentless appetite for men of the geriatric persuasion. To satiate his needs, Lake takes a job at a nursing home where he falls hard for one of the residents named Mr Peabody (Walter Borden).
In this revolutionary tale director La Bruce, “…dares us to look beyond fetish to embrace the beauty of all stages of life.” The closing night gala includes the New York Premiere of this film, a pre-screening cocktail party, a Q & A with the director and a private after-party. Come with your guns fully loaded it’s sure to be a banging affair.
$15 screening only/$45 Gala ticket, 5:30PM cocktails, 7:00PM screening, Walter Reade Theatre 165 W. 65th St. NY, NY.
The event was presented by Deryck Todd, with special guests Robert Richards and Earl Dax, plus a special performance by Joey Arias at Acme
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.
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.
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.
The solo presentation marking 10 years of the fruitful collaboration between Slava Mogutin & Brian Kenny — The exhibition is on view until August 15th.
Hosted by Issa Israel — with Juliana Huxtable, Merrie Cherry, Will Sheridan, Charlie Klarsfeld, Mark Dommu and more...
A New Summer Party!!!
The Summer seems to get Gio Black Peter worked up and in a horny mood, that’s why he’s back with a brand new party on July 17th at a secret location. He told me that it’s “a dance party that started in his apartment last Summer and since my apt has a max capacity of 66 boys (remember my last house party?) … I’ve decided to bring the party to a bigger spot to accommodate all my horny gay and bisexual friends.”
Music will provided by Gio himself and Drrty Pharms, plus there’s a special performance by the adorable Tyler Ashley — who will be previewing his upcoming show Kidnap Me (it premieres on July 21th at Dixon Place) plus Jessica Yatrofsky of iheartboy.com fame is also doing an installation to set the mood.
I highly recommend you attend Batty Boy — trust GAYLETTER with this one. Gio is going to take his pants off at some point during the night, so you are guaranteed to see some peen. What else is happening? Gio adds: “You can expect cute guys with boners in basketball mesh shorts on the dance floor dancing, drinking, making out and performing other fun activities…” OK, got it, we would expect nothing less from you Gio.
RSVP for secret location at email@example.com, 10:00PM.
Backstage images from the Spring/Summer 2015 Show at Milan Fashion Week
There’s a lot going on tonight at ACME on Great Jones St. First up, at 9:00PM, is the T-shirt launch for the legendary (we don’t use that term lightly) Joey Arias. Who knew that Joey was into T-shirts? Whenever I see her, she’s usually clad head-to-toe in some custom Mugler. I guess these t’s are for when she has some downtime — they’re to be worn around the house, or for a casual walk around the neighborhood. I digress. The T-shirts are in collaboration with Robert W. Richards and Deryck Todd. Which speaking of Todd, he’s the man responsible for the whole night. He’s enlisted Flotilla Debarge to DJ the event and Joey will also be performing live.
After the T-shirt launch stick around for Strut (ACME’s new-ish weekly party). From 11pm onwards, Todd has pulled together an impressive group of hosts for the night (and I’m not just saying that because we’re involved…well maybe a little, but trust it’s a cunt lineup). Here’s who to keep an eye out for: Joey Arias (of course), DJ David Sokolowski, Leo Gugu, Earl Dax, Sam Jones, Matthew Gagnon, Kevin Gallo, Ezra Xavier, Maddelynn Hatter, Damn the Light, Shawn Paul Mazur, Sophia Lamar, and YOU.
There’s going to be an ugly sweater contest, and all sorts of trill trouble. Call your dealer, call your dad, we want to see you strut!
FREE (Mention GAYLETTER), 9:00PM-late, ACME, 9 Great Jones St. NY, NY.