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Frank Miller Draws Superman’s Peen, Will Smith Returns to Music, “The Affair” Gives Male Full Frontal: MEME

Southern Baptist Convention drops reparative therapy, Candace Cameron-Bure tries slut shaming Danny Pintauro, Alaska gave Denis O'Hare tips on playing Liz Taylor

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Will Smith is finally getting back into music, he announced on Beats 1 Radio, and is headed out on tour next summer with DJ Jazzy Jeff, his first world tour. “Jeff and I actually have never done a full tour. “I was always on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, or making a movie. So I’m looking this summer to be the first time we go out on a full world tour.” Smith says he’s recorded about 30 new songs for the tour, and six or seven of them he really likes.


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Larry Kramer sat down at the New Yorker Festival to talk about everything from the second volume of The American People, his historical look at gay figures in history, to his feelings on modern gay life, including PrEP. With less fire in his dismissal of PrEP than he’s shown in the past, he noted it doesn’t protect against other STIs, and “seems most used by people who are still partying … and don’t want to use condoms.”

I don’t like to argue with someone who has done as much as Kramer has, and his work on HIV prevention has no doubt saved hundreds of thousands if not millions of people. But those partiers he decries not using condoms aren’t going to use condoms with or without PrEP, so I don’t see why we can’t save them too with some Truvada.


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While Denis O’Hare had a fabulous costumer to play Liz Taylor in American Horror Story: Hotel, he also sought out some advice from a famous queen. “I met with Alaska (Thunderfuck) from RuPaul’s Drag Race, who I love, and he was fantastic. He sat down with me and sort of just talked me through some stuff and it was really, really, really helpful. He is a great guy and she is an amazing performer.”


San Francisco changed the way HIV treatment works, and the rest of the world, including the World Health Organization, is finally catching up to how they’re winning the battle against new HIV infections.


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Frank Miller is writing Dark Knight III: The Master Race for DC Comics, and somehow, as part of the deal, they’re letting him draw for Superman and Atom DK3 tie in, and people can’t help but notice that not only does Superman look kind of ridiculous, you can clearly see the outline of his dick.


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The Pope, as usual, is sending some mixed messages at the family synod. After calling for traditional marriage to be defended, he’s also calling on the church to be more inclusive. He says the church is “not a museum to keep or preserve” and “It (the synod) is a place where the holy people of God move forward.”


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After Dylan O’Brien went on Live with Kelly and Michael and noted that when filming The Maze Runner:Scorch Trials, they had been given access to land that contained Pueblo artifacts and history, but told not to litter or take rocks or bits of history, they still swiped some things, a petition is calling for the cast and crew to apologize and return what they took.


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Showtime’s The Affair isn’t going to shy away from male nudity, hitting it full on in the season premiere. When one of the main characters is in bed with her lover, he gets up to get room service, and she, and the audience is staring at his flaccid penis. “That moment of male nudity in the premiere is very much about Helen looking at a new penis and it depressing her because it’s not her husband’s. That whole first scene is about the experience of having sex with someone who isn’t her husband and how depressing it actually is. We felt the nudity was appropriate for where she was in that scene and that it would be an important thing about having sex with somebody new; there’s new genitalia you have to contend with and it can sometimes throw you.” There’s no word on if that’s actually Josh Stamberg’s penis or a body double was used. The link is NSFW for said penis.


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Some fans of Clean Bandit’s Neil Amin-Smith are expressing their affection for the singer, who is in a relationship with Olly Alexander, by saying they want to “rape” him, and he rightfully finds it creepy, “there is not anything flattering, cute or attractive in being told by someone that they want to rape you. it’s gross and fucked up.”


Dr. Mohler and Dr. Heath Lambert of the Southern Baptist Convention have come out and said that they no longer support reparative therapy to change your sexuality. But they do think that the power of prayer can do it. “We do not believe that homosexuals are to be converted to heterosexuality and that would not solve the deepest problem. We believe that all same-sex sexual activity is sin and that marriage can only be the conjugal union of a man and a woman. We believe that no one has the right or even the ability to ‘change’ gender. But we are not calling the LGBT community to be converted to heterosexuality. Rather, we are calling everyone, regardless of sexual or gender identity, to be converted to new life in Christ — a new life that begins in conversion and leads to a life of wholeness and holiness as defined by the Bible in obedience to Christ.”

I’m not surprised – reparative therapy has a terrible reputation these days, but saying that Christ can’t deliver you from anything would blow up their entire gig, so this is a weird, slightly less destructive ground they’re staking out. It’s not going to make anyone happy in life, but I suppose it’s better than their previous stance.


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Julianna Margulies recently said in an interview that she has no issues with Archie Panjabi, and the fact that they filmed their final scene together separately was simply a matter of scheduling because Panjabi’s new series The Fall was filming. Panjabi doesn’t seem to want to let her get away with that however, tweeting “@TheFallTV was not even in production at that time and I was in New York ready to film the scene!”


A 21-year-old babysitter has been given a suspended sentence for having sex with an 11-year-old she sat for after the father, who once had a sexual relationship with her, told the judge that she was a particularly immature 21-year-old, and his son was very mature, and wasn’t scared by the experience at all. “I know he told her he was 15. He looks older than his years. He is sex mad. He would have been fully up for this experience and in many ways sees it as a notch on his belt and is totally unaffected by it.” I can’t help but wonder if the judge would have been so quick to suspend the sentence if the gender had been reversed.


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Ellen Page is in talks to play the female lead in a remake of Flatliners, which doesn’t seem to be something that needed to be made in the first place, and certainly doesn’t need to be remade.


Danny Pintauro sat down on The View to talk about his HIV diagnosis With Raven-Simone and Candace Cameron-Bure, making a stage full of child stars. They all wanted to emphasize that Pintauro’s journey wasn’t because he was a child star, but Cameron-Bure seemed intent on slut shaming Pintauro for his lifestyle and his choice, demanding that he own it, which he’s never not owned. Raven-Symone also asks him if he has unprotected sex with his HIV- husband, which I flinched from, but felt he handled very well.

I admit, I’ve felt some issues with Pintauro since he came out as HIV+ that I can’t quite explain. We have some similar stories. I’ve been HIV+ for almost 12 years. I contracted it while using crystal meth during sex. I don’t claim that I was being safe when I got it, because I wasn’t. It took me years to be public about it, as it did him, and I did it because I thought I might help a few people.

It just felt like there was something self-righteous about how Pintauro has approached it, putting his contraction of the disease in a box, like it was more socially acceptable to box in a brief period of sexual exploration and getting it via oral sex while using condoms. It may be his story, but it already felt like he was sort of slut shaming himself, and I’ll be damned if Cameron-Bure gets to have an opinion about my sex life, his sex life, or your sex life.

At Pride this week in Chester, a demonstration was given on how you react to anti-gay bigots protesting. You go with facts, not hate, not counter chanting. Just a simple sign can bring out some uncomfortable truths.

Back To the Future is having a renaissance, with a documentary coming out and re-release. And if you recall in the film, Marty saw that Jaws 19 was out, predicting the sequel mania we’re all living these days. But that leaves some gaps for other films before you get to 19, and we hear just what those would have been with the trailer for Jaws 19.


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