The only gay pool parties I’ve ever willingly attended (besides the ones I had to go to when I worked in the gay porn industry – true story) are referred to as “bear soup” due to the extreme amounts of rotund, hirsute gentlemen splashing about in pools at various locations in Provincetown. Go bears! I eat Ring-Dings on the regular so you’re probably not going to see me at your average, outdoor speedo fashion show gay pool parties. Speaking of gay pool parties, here’s what a gay pool party in 1945. Basically the same as today’s version, but I’m guessing the music was a little different and there were way less slutty twinks humping giant pool inflatables in an attempt to attract potential donors.
Filmmaker Geoff Story is currently working on a documentary called Gay Home Movie, and found footage of this party at the St. Louis estate sale of one Buddy Walton. Walton was a celebrity hairdresser in the 40s, and this footage is only some of the film shot during the party. Keep in mind that this party took place at a time when being openly gay was a HUGE no-no. It’s just dudes hanging decorations and dancing and making out by the pool, but I want to see more. (Ok, I actually want to see Cary Grant come waltzing in for some skinny-dipping.)
Pool floaties were oddly colored back then, huh?
The hottest trend in Hollywood right now (besides the ongoing one in which celebrities give their unfortunate children the names of cities that also sound like television hospital dramas) is to disavow writer/director Woody Allen. Actors appear to be taking Woody’s daughter Dylan Farrow accusing him of molesting her when she was a child seriously. (It only took three years.) Whereas actors once viewed Woody asking them to be in one of his overly long and overly talky movies as a sign that they’d made it, now many of them are claiming that they will treat it like he’s offered to personally clog all of their toilets for free. No thanks, Wood. The latest actor to jump aboard the “Nix That Nebbish” bandwagon is eternal hipster and misunderstood Instagram beauty Chloe Sevigny. Maybe. Continue reading
The human representation of Taylor Swift Marketing Ploy #25 (“Platonically befriend dudes who don’t look like your other model friends so the world sees you’re not shallow.“), Ed Sheeran, got engaged. Hopefully his future bride didn’t see him in that “End Game” video. Please stop chucking the deuces, Ed. Bodies are still frozen mid-cringe after watching that. She might call off the wedding! (Oh, and Darren Criss got engaged, too.) Continue reading
Rock icon Tom Petty ascended “ Into The Great Wide Open“ last October (twice!) at 66 and TMZ is reporting that the results of his autopsy have been released. Tom overdosed on a mix of whatever you can’t get over the counter at CVS without a prescription. Continue reading
This fountain of wisdom from Cornelius, North Carolina!
I have been patiently waiting for the grand return of Inga Swenson, but this is not what I had in mind. Winter storm Inga has been fucking with the South and creating a mess. People have been told to stay inside and do whatever they do to keep warm. Now, my idea of keeping warm involves weed, whiskey, porn and microwavable pork rinds, but Shirley Nash of Cornelius, NC also has the right idea.
WCCB in Charlotte were interviewing the people to find out how they were going to spend their time during the winter storm, and a viral star was born when a reporter put Shirley Nash on camera. Shirley said that her family was pretty much just going to shove deliciousness into their bodies, and then she brought out the old saying “fat and sassy,” which I guess is the family friendly version of Netflix and Chill. Shirley delivered words to live by when she said:
“We’ll probably sit around and cook soups and eat bread and desserts and just get all fat and sassy!”
Now I need to see if “fat and sassy” is a tribe on Grindr because those are my people!
Woodrow Washam is the Mayor of Cornelius, but he better watch it. Because if Shirley Nash ever decides to run, the job will be hers. Because who wouldn’t vote for a mayor who’d beseech your ass to get fat and sassy during a winter storm?
Pic: WCCB via YouTube
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