Gay Nightlife Competition Heats Up: Here's The Dish
Sutter and Blair. Photo: Next magazine
John Blair and Beto Sutter recently left xl--the gay dance club on West 42nd Street--but I hear the Saturday night event that they used to promote there is still super crowded without them.
But that could change.
I hear Blair--along with Alegria promoter Ric Sena--will start Saurday night gay bashes at the new Hell's Kitchen club Stage 48 later this month.
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That's the club with all the fire alarms, either due to heat problems or disgruntled rivals--but other than that, it's a sleek, happening space.
Meanwhile, Fridays at XL have been facing off against Penthaus bashes in the Copa rooftop. It seems like weekends have become extremely dancey--and competitive--for gays, and someone might have to eventually lose out.
But hey, competition is always healthy. Right? Right?
And moving from xl to Xelle--the two-girls-and-a-drag-queen supergroup--they premiered their new Zach Adam-directed video, "Hologram," at Norwood last night. (See below for the video.)
It's a fun, interactive romp--very Abba meets Josie and the Pussycats--whereby the crowd got to pick which gal to follow as they tried to free kidnappped disco diva Martha Wash.
After the screening, the group said they not only created a video miracle, they saved a life in the process. In the background of their shooting at Roosevelt Island, a man tried to kill himself by jumping in the river!
A production guy promptly alerted the authorities and he was saved.
And so was Martha Wash! (And my career. I cameo as a bumblebee. True story.)
Now it's on to xl. I mean Penthaus. I mean Stage 48....
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