Just got a new phone: a Blackberry 7100t which I'm full-on loving. How genius it is to have the web and your e-mails in you pocket. Now I can read my favorite site pagesixsixsix.com while out eating lunch. It's like going on a daily date w/ Perez Hilton...
Michael Lucas (porn star/entrepreneur) was the guest this past Monday at Scott Nevins *Presents*this past Monday night and proved himself to be the David Merrick of the porn industry. In other words, he answered all of the questions asked him in 2 ways: 1) with eye rolling because all questions were seemingly "below him" and 2) not one question was answered truthfully -- he answered in promotional terms; that is to say every question was answered with whatever he thought was gonna sell more DVDs.
Scott Nevins' show does provide you with promotion -- why else would you do it? -- but also lets the crowd see who you are as a person. Hopefully, if all goes well, the audience will love you and go out and buy your CD...or a ticket to your show...or even your film on DVD. But treat them like they're idiots who'll actually believe the crap you're spewing and they'll quickly turn against you. When asked if he preferred cut or uncut, one of his biggest stars admitted that he preferred uncut men to which Michael quickly shot back at him "No, no...you only liked cut men because that's who's buying your movies."
What bothered me most was when Scott asked him to talk about his very vocal stance on no barebacking in any of his films in order to promote safe-sex awareness and Michael Lucas just laughed it off like it was pointless to bring up. "These people don't wanna hear about that... that's a downer," he said. "They know about safe sex, right?" Then why did we get a press release from Mr. Lucas regarding him speaking about said "downer" at Yale?
"FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Michael Lucas to speak at Yale New York, NY (April 20th, 2005) — Lucas Entertainment President and CEO Michael Lucas has been invited to speak at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, on Thursday, April 21st.
The GaYalies campus group—one of the six member groups affiliated with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Cooperative at Yale—has asked Lucas to speak to students and staff about his experience in the adult industry. The talk, which will include a question and answer session, will take place at Calhoun College residential hall on campus at 4:30 pm.
"The Master's Tea is one of those programs where by someone notable who has done something of relevance and interests to the students is invited to campus to talk to students," said Yale Professor William H. Sledge, Master of Calhoun College. "Mr. Lucas came to our attention because of his responsible and clear positions on substance abuse and safe sex practices, a message that we feel is very important for youth of today."
Lucas, who founded Lucas Entertainment in 1998, was profiled by his friend Harvey Fierstein in the August 2004 issue of The Advocate because of his activism against the "barebacking" no-condom trend in the gay adult industry. In the June 2004 issue of The Advocate, Lucas took out a full-page ad to speak out against drug use within the gay community and champion safer sex practices both on-screen and off.
"I am honored to be invited to Yale to speak about these issues," said Lucas. "That a prestigious institution such as Yale recognizes them for discussion is a testament to how important and critical they are in this community right now."
It's just not important enough for the crowd at therapy.
I'm sure that Michael Lucas see this as a huge promotional gig where he can market his movies to the students. But will he be able to answer any pointed and intelligent questions w/out a "buy-my-films" response? Methinks not.
Michael Lucas is a snake oil salesman at best, my friends. And I'm never jerking off to another one of his films.
I had SUCH a fun time as the guest DJ on Daniel Nardicio's radio show Nardi Gras Radio this past Saturday night. The World Famous *BOB* was his co-host in her lovely pink bra and vintage pink panties and served us her famous vegetarian enchiladas. Cazwell came by to debut his new song Is It All Over My Face? (which I can't wait to get my hands on...) and all 11 of us in the tiny room studio went out to the sidewalk to dance. *BOB* found an adult family who had just eaten at the restaurant next door to shake her groove thang with. Will Clark gave us his porn report, showed us that the carpeting does match the drapes, and even brought natural smelling realness for us to inhale (it was oh-so-Eagle). Seaman and Queerfunkel performed 2 groovy songs, one of which was called Puppet Love about Bert and Ernie's relationship. There were also 6 cops who stopped by to follow up on a report that a "naked woman" was seen dancing outside the station. When they realized it was *BOB* in her pink undies they asked her not to do it again...however nothing was said to Brandon who not only dancing with us but on the sidewalk, but was serving us cocktails in his "Daddy Fucker" undies. Hmm...
If you get the chance, definitely tune in to www.eastvillageradio.com every Saturday night from 8pm - 10pm. It'll totally get you in the mood to go out that night.
If Naima don't win on America's Next Top Model, then there is something wrong with the judges on that show. Wait...strike that...I just realized what I was saying. Janice Dickinson telling girls how to pose? Come on now.
Not just because Naima is the only one who could actually have a career in high fashion modeling (rather than the Sears catalogue work the others will be serving), but because she looks like a 15 year-old Jennifer Lopez... Right?
* Prediction: Fantasia has THE song/remix of the summer with It's All Good (The Scumfrog Extended Mix) which'll rank right up there w/ Mary J Blige'sIt's Your Child, Madonna's Beautiful Stranger, and Toni Braxton's Unchain My Heart. Put it on and watch the soon-to-be packed dancefloor eat it up.
* Wow. I'm shocked. Britney Federline is pregnant. (If only sarcasm came throught better when one wrote...)
Today's the day, children for Miss Mariah's album. Heard she's a good one, too.
UPDATE: I bought bot Mariah'sEmanipation of Mimi and Garbage'sBleed Like Me and must say I wan't too impressed w/ Mariah (she's got a scorching case of the Beyonces; every song is downtempo...zzzzzzzzzzzzzz). However Garbage is back on their game with this AMAZING CD. Me likee a lot, Scotty.
"New Rule: You don't get a million dollars just for being gay. Remember Dick Cheney's daughter Mary, the one John Kerry mentioned was a lesbian, and the Republicans pretended to get all irate about it? Well, she just got a million-dollar advance to write her memoirs. Memoirs? 'Chapter One: my dad's vice president. Chapter Two: I like pussy.' The End."
I don't go out nearly enough anymore. It may be because of one or all of the following: a) I did my fair share in my 20's b) I's ma'ried now and c) NY nightlife has lost her flavor.
Or has she?
This past week I went to 2 different parties that both gave me hope that there still IS nightlife out there and also made me miss "the old days". I wish that I had know people like Daniel Nardicio, Sweetie, Nita Aviance, Sammy Jo, Corvette, Sophia Lamar, and Justin Bond back when "kiki" was Justin's other name; when parties were events that always proved colorful and interesting; when gay was still a community rather than a nation. They are a blast to be with now, but can't imagine what they would have been like when the city was not a conservative as it's become. Would we still be alive?? They are some the last glimmers of hope in NY nightlife.
Those who are out at parties nowadays are looking around to see who's there, all while weilding champagne glasses as a show of power/wealth. Rich is the new po', children. Unfortunately it's all show and for all the wrong reasons. Who gives a shit if Lindsay Lohan is at Beige? Give me Madonna at Roxy any day.
While I enjoyed the great music and fun company this past week (I hung out with the I-was-there-when crowd which made me wanna be back in it), I longed for the days when the parties/clubs you went to made you count down the days until you went again. "6 more days until Flamingo East." "2 more days until Palladium." "Tomorrow is Factoria 21..." Alas, those days will never be again.
Shit. I thought this post was gonna make me feel better...
JEERS: To Lizzie Grubman for being such a hideous bitch who makes statements such as, "If you're not at [P.Diddy's] party then you're a nobody" and "It was fun for me to watch the Gotti boys torture Ali"on her crappy MTV reality series PoweR Girls.
CHEERS: To Millie (one of Lizzie's "girls") for being such a hideous bitch who has no problem telling Star Jones-Reynolds that she'd rather not let her in to Fabolous' party in the Hizzamptons.