In the battle over gay rights, dissent during wartime isn't always tolerated
This sizzling Chelsea contretemps was just fed to me by a friend of gay-porn man Michael Lucas. I'll present it as it came in and then follow it with Whaley's response. "According to an insider, Michael Lucas, CEO of Lucas Entertainment, is having a feud with his next door neighbor and actor Fran ... More >>
A 'power list' for the rest of us
My newest book, Fork on the Left, Knife in The Back, has an official pub date of September 1, but one of my millions of fans (shut up) has alerted me to the fact that it's available on Amazon and in fact she was just told her copy shipped right away. It's a preemie baby, and such a cutie!
Reversing field once again, the LGBT Center has now banned all discussion of the explosive issue of Israel and Palestine on its premises. The most recent flip-flop (a reversal of its previous reversal) came a week after a new group called Queers Against Israeli Apartheid was allowed to meet at the ... More >>
Veteran transgender activist Pauline Park — responsible for adding the "T" to Manhattan's LGBT Center — blasts the center's controversial decision in March to cave to pressure from pro-Zionist gay-porn impresario Michael Lucas and ban an "Israeli Apartheid Week" event sponsored by Sie ... More >>
I'm the documentary king, having appeared in docs about bisexuality, Paris Hilton, The Boys in the Band, Charles Bush, Jackie Curtis, the Gramercy Hotel, Jack Wrangler, the Roxy, Squeezebox, Michael Lucas, Kiki & Herb, Divine, Vito Russo, Michael Alig, Bert Stern, Quentin Crisp, Joey Arias, F ... More >>
The simmering feud at the LGBT Center over Middle Eastern politics — and who gets to use the landmark gay center to argue about it — flared up again last night with yet another cancellation of an event. This time, it was the Orthodox Jewish gay group GLYDSA (Gay and Lesbian Yeshiva D ... More >>
The LGBT CenterMichael Lucas, the pro-Zionist pornographer who led the successful effort to get the LGBT Center to cancel an anti-Zionist "Israeli Apartheid Week" event, once again dominated discussion at what was billed a "community forum" last weekend on who gets to use the Center. The spirite ... More >>
At the beginning of the week, porn impresario Michael Lucas was somewhat known as a controversial gay conservative writer, someone you could expect to see playfully debating Ann Coulter at a GOProud event. But he was far more famous for his day job as a top porn star. He seemed more likely to go ... More >>
Last year's Israeli Apartheid Week event at Columbia's Low Plaza.Well, that was quick. We were looking forward to covering "Party to End Apartheid!," an Israeli Apartheid Week event on March 5 at the LGBT Center, where those two worlds would collide. Our excitement was short-lived. Pornograp ... More >>
Homovision.tvPorn star/director Michael Lucas just assured me over dinner that he's never bottomed, either onscreen or off. Is it because such allegedly submissive behavior would somehow diminish his stature as a porn actor? "No, he said. "That would enhance it, if I was versatile."
CNN's charismatic Anderson Cooper and his boyfriend, club owner Ben Maisani, turned up at the gayest party in town on Wednesday night.It was gay club promoter Josh Wood's birthday bash in a suite at the Chelsea Hotel, and I hear it was attended by a glittery bunch of males, plus two women and one pe ... More >>
It's even better than Alien vs. Predator. You see, porn titan Michael Lucas (from the audience) debated conservative pundit Ann Coulter (onstage) at the GOProud event this Saturday, and I got my grubby gay hands on video of this so we can see and hear for ourselves.
I just shot a cameo in a Michael Lucas porn film called Kings of New York--relax, I was fully clothed (though I was certainly willing to strip if they wanted). As a judge in a talent competition scene, I sat with drag star Bianca Del Rio and Big Brother's Steve Daigle (above right) and mad ... More >>
Big Brother star Steven Daigle is showing his daigle again. The Big Brother personality, who went on to make the immortal Steven Daigle XXXposed, is shooting Kings of New York, a Michael Lucas epic in which you'll undoubtedly see even more of his big brother. Goshers, it used to be porn sta ... More >>
Straining at the ropes at the International Escort Awards.
Ingrid Taylar via WikipediaYes, I got to corner the pilot who made the only heroic gesture of 2009! And what did I ask him? "Were you really saving your own ass?" CLICK HERE for my column in which he pushes me into the Hudson--I mean gracefully responds to that query. You will also get to r ... More >>
Person-to-person with Sully Sullenberger, Michael Fassbender.
Yes, the gay porn star with the big lips is ready to open them and tell his story, and he's searching for just the right author to jot down every pearl. I personally rejected this plum assignment because (1) I didn't hear any exact dollar figure tossed around; (2) I'm busy; and (3) I suspect ... More >>
Fame, the musical is watered-down, unlike von Trier's Antichrist.
Reaching puberty was so memorable for me that I don't think it's ever been surpassed as a landmark in my life--except maybe for seeing Fantasia in The Color Purple. As I remember it, all in a matter of moments the world became exciting, throbbing, thrilling, terrifying, confusing, and very wet.
Wear a condom while reading this: My sit-down with the Russian-born gay-porn czar
The most loved and hated man in porn, gay icon Michael Lucas has really big lips and he loves to flap them around. Click here for this week's column and you'll get a long and dirty q&a with Lucas, who uncorks his thoughts about the mob, Viagra, penis enlargement, hustling, flatulence, and why his bu ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla joins with the rest of Neko Case's lovestruck/dumbstruck audience. Zach Baron on the upper-middle-class and rising rapper Asher Roth. Rob Trucks walks down Broadway with Scottish indie-pop enclave Camera Obscura. Jason Gross at Merce Cunnin ... More >>
Photo by Star Foreman. You're going to love Zoe Kazan. She's Hollywood royalty (granddaughter of Elia Kazan). She's been on Broadway and in movies, one of which, The Exploding Girl, debuts at the Tribeca Film Festival. Melissa Anderson interviews her. You may also view Star Foreman's photo slidesh ... More >>
Adult film entrepreneur Michael Lucas called me from the GayVN awards in California to tell me this little half-clothed bombshell: "Remember Brent Corrigan, who forged his birth certificate and lied about being of legal age? He did porn videos when he was 17 and basically sent the owner of the comp ... More >>
Agnès Varda, speeding at 80; Cowardly behavior
There's an award for everything from Best Actress in a Nazi Musical to Best Supporting Actor Who'll Never Work Again, and now there's finally a trophy for best male escort! In fact, it's been there for quite a while, but somehow in all the Grammy/Oscar/Emmy/People's-Choice frenzy, the 'ho-a-phobic m ... More >>
I generally get inundated with emails from all varieties of show biz types, all regularly hawking their wares, their firstborn, their mood swings, and their genital jewelry, in eternal hopes of a mention. But two figures rise way above the pack in the sheer volune of promo materials they put out th ... More >>
Who says Montreal is cold? It's hot, baby.
When someone loudly passes wind, is your immediate reaction, "Ooh! Hot!"? Then gay porn king Michael Lucas has just the movie for you. It's the debut entry in the Lucas Raunch Line and it's called Farts!, a wondrous journey into flatulence--and other stinky turn-ons--that promises to "plunge into th ... More >>
I have a feeling I know why I didn't get an official DVD of RuPaul's Starrbooty! movie in the mail; I'm quoted on the back of the box saying the film is "kickass," when all I actually wrote is that Ru plays "a kickass Pam Grier type"! I hadn't even seen the film at that point! But you know what? I'm ... More >>
Porn tycoon Michael Lucas lives for water sports, I mean controversy. He's the one who, a day after rocker Dean Johnson was found dead, had his p.r. people tastefully send a photo of HIMSELF found dead to try to stir up some horrified attention. (It did—especially when people found out he WASN'T d ... More >>
From the seer, suckers: The nominees, plus trash talk about some non-nominees
Watching a career sore. And hearing amid the praise for Day-Lewis: 'Huston. We have a problem.'
At Lincoln Center, the ambiance of felching. Elsewhere, smoking gossip.
. . . with beauty queens, drama queens, and just plain queens. Plus dirt so dirty it'll make you go go blind
Porn stars and their fans mix at the New York Gay Erotic Expo