AfterElton Briefs: A gay kiss for “Chuck”, a gay misunderstanding for Emile Hirsch, and more!

Zachary Levy and Adam Baldwin

In a continued effort to bring you all that is important in the world of gay entertainment and ensure that you are being spoon-fed images of gorgeous, commoditized manflesh, we present the newly-minted AfterElton Briefs. Following the usual assortment of carefully-selected news items, interested readers can find a refreshing pic of a hot man in underwear after the jump. Yes, we’re serious.

  • Adam Baldwin and Zachary Levi to share a (non-romantic) man-kiss in an upcoming episode of Chuck? Okay, that’s probably about the only thing that could get me to watch the show. Clever writers!
  • I guess we ARE the only people watching Wanna Bet? … hosts Ant and Dec (who are huge in the UK) recently made their first US talk show appearance on Jimmy Kimmel and within seconds accidentally suggested that they were a gay couple, which they quickly corrected.
  • Emile Hirsch’s “gay misunderstanding”: If Speed Racer the movie had boasted the Three’s Company vibe that Speed Racer the shoot apparently did, maybe it wouldn’t have been such a flaming wreck at the box office.

Mike Diamond knows what’s On the Gaydar

  • Below, check out 365Gay’s new series, On the Gaydar. The topic of this new man-on-the-street vlog starring Mike Diamond is gay marriage, but honestly my first thought was, “Mike D from the Beastie Boys is gay?!” (Answer: No, he’s not. Or we’re getting hella punk’d.)
  • And finally, under-mattress mainstay Playgirl is shuttering its print operations in favor of an online-only business model. Not that that has anything to do with us. Nope.

And today’s Briefs are brought to you by…

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In 2003, Brian launched the world's first website devoted to horror film from a gay perspective (, mining an untapped (and occasionally unintentional) source of entertainment and bringing together a huge and colorful population of gay horror fans and filmmakers. When he's not pulling skeletons out of closets, Brian writes reviews for horror megasite, general film site, and can be found on the ever-informative Brian is also a filmmaker, having produced, written, and directed two shorts (the dark romantic comedy An Apple a Day and the eerie suspense piece Two Story House) that have played at film festivals worldwide and left audiences generally uneasy. A born-and-bred Midwesterner, Brian studied Mass Media and Film at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. (I know – crazy, right?) before fleeing the district for the warm and occasionally stinky shores of NYC. Brian is a proud member of the Online Film Critics Society, loving husband to illustrator Andy Swist, and benevolent overlord of their two cats.