Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Toothy Tile Forever

September 9, 2008

Dear Ted:
I have read all your Toothy Tile items and I know who he is. My guess, and I know no one has guessed, is Channing Tatum. He has to be. I also want to throw in Emile Hirsch and Chris Evans just in case.
—Carson

Dear Three in One:
What's Baby Tile, chopped gossip? Negative on all three, but right age group.

Source: Ted Casablanca's The Awful Truth
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September 10, 2008

Dear Ted:
You are so sassy! I knew Toothy Tile was Matthew McConaughey. And then you gave it away stating that Liev Schrieber and Toothy have a much in common...duh, like Liev scrambled is Levi, Matthew's new baby. Seriously! Brilliant. I'm a Republican, through and through...but honestly Ted, I think we would be great buddies. Why can't elephants and donkeys just get along? I adore you.
—J. Strauss

Dear Jungle Joneser:
Why does everybody in the world think M.M. is T.T.? (He's not.) I simply find that fascinating. Adore you back!


Dear Ted:
I absolutely can't stand the format and color of the AT site now. I know, I know, I know you don't care, you're past it...but anyone who's says they like it is just sucking up to you big-time. On another item, in your experienced estimation, what's the ratio of heteros to gays/lesbians in Hollywood? Just so I won't be shocked the next time I read one of your columns.
—Kat

Dear Math Class:
1 in 10. Are straight, that is.


Dear Ted:
I love your column and even if you piss me off more often than not (especially when you badmouth Jennifer Aniston and Jen Garner), I just can't stop reading and following your work. I wish I knew how to quit ya! Is James Franco Toothy Tile?
—Lisa

Dear Toothy Tell All:
No, but dollmuff, you're so close more than a few fagolas in T-town are sweatin' plenty right about now. Nice detective work.

Source: Ted Casablanca's The Awful Truth
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September 11, 2008

Truth, Lies and Ted

Episode: A bit of Phonyspoon

Ted Casablanca

September 12, 2008

Dear Ted:
Is Toothy Tile Chad Michael Murray? Would you even tell us if we guessed correctly?
—cjpulvini

Dear Murray Mistake:
It ain't Murray—we'd have no problem giving Chad's bedroom habits away. Toothy's much juicier than some One Tree Hill chump.


Dear Ted:
You've kept the toothpaste cap on Toothy Tile's identity for too long! Toothy is like your "Who Shot J.R." of the digital age.
—Flicky

Dear Mystery Man:
We promise we won't pull a Dallas and make it all just a dream at the end of the A.T.'s run. Which ain't happening anytime soon, kiddos, worry not.


Dear Ted:
I love that you print all those nasty letters. I don't know anyone who wouldn't be just a little insulted, yet you go and publish them to the world. Nice. So, is Tobey M. our boy Toothy?
—niliyolin

Dear Blinded By the Bisexuality:
Thanks and no. Think prettier. Kinda right on the rest, though!

Source: Ted Casablanca's The Awful Truth
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September 16, 2008

Dear Ted:
I think you are lovely and amazing. But why must you tease us so with the ongoing saga of Toothy Tile? Must we guess every actor in Hollywood until you have eliminated all but one? Since the answer is probably yes, I'll contribute a guess: Milo Ventimiglia. He went out with Alexis Bledel, and who better fits the description of "superannoyingly perfect" than the younger Gilmore? And Tile could be a contraction of "Twenty Miles," which his surname translates to. Alexis, Hayden P....With his tastes in beards, one could say Toothy has led astray the good girl, no?
—Jane, Australia

Dear S&M Wannabe:
Because torture is so delicious. And no on Milo, think even more famous a player.


Dear Ted:
Has Toothy curbed the public nooky sessions? Also, do his parents know he's gay?
—Angela

Dear Det. Debauched:
Yes and yes.

Source: Ted Casablanca's The Awful Truth

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Gawker said...

Brokeback Mountain Author Annoyed By Internet Dorks Re-writing Her Story as Slash Porn

Hey, did you know? Before Brokeback Mountain was a moviefilm about gay cowboys, it was a novella by Annie Proulx. Like, in an actual book. Now that her story has reached a mass audience, Proulx is on the receiving end of certain fans re-writing her story as slash fiction—a.k.a. gay porn—and sending it to her. (Redundant?) Their amateurish attempts annoy the hell out of her. We looked up some of this slash fiction to see exactly how people are molesting this Pulitzer-winning author's story:

Proulx told the Wall Street Journal via Independent:

"They constantly send ghastly manuscripts and pornish rewrites of the story to me, expecting me to reply with praise and applause for 'fixing' the story. They certainly don't get the message that if you can't fix it, you've got to stand it... "Brokeback Mountain has had little effect on my writing life, but is the source of constant irritation in my private life."

She'd like you all to please stop. But let's take a look at some of the so-called Brokeback-themed slash fiction out there:

Jack pulled Ennis close. "I want you in me."

Ennis kissed Jack. "I think I can do that."

"But . . . "

"But, what?"

"I’ll tell you in a few minutes." Jack turned on the lights and grabbed the lube and threw it on the bed. He pulled Ennis on top of him. When Ennis slid inside Jack stopped Ennis from moving. "Don’t move. Thrust once a minute."

"What?"

Jack pulled Ennis’ face close to his. "I want you in me for a long time. I just want to feel connected." They kissed some more. Jack moaned when Ennis moved. "We have to find a better word than boyfriend. You are so much more than that."

"You want to talk about it now?"

"We have time between . . . Good God . . . When I call you my boyfriend. It doesn’t say what you are to me." Jack moved his hands to touch all the places he knew Ennis liked to be touched.

"How about Love-Slave?"

"It would be the last thing I every get to say. You would kill me."

"I don’t know . . . Think of something . . . You are the talker."

Jack bit Ennis’ shoulder. "How about twice a minute?"

"Getting bored?"

"Yeah. You bore me. Are you bored?"

"Always."

"Poor thing."

"I’m suffering . . . This is awful." Ennis laughed. "I think we should all our conversations while having sex."

"All conversations?"

"Private ones."

"Ennis . . . No more talking. Show me how much you love me."

And he did.


That's all, folks!

Gawker

Anonymous said...

And he did.

Oh my, slash before my first coffee.

Ted said...

The Eyes Have It: Nicole Pumps, Vince Pumps More

Vince Vaughn, workin’ on his fitness in Griffith Park. Double V was up bright ‘n’ early on a sunny Hell-Ay Tuesday, hiking through Bronson Canyon. An actor up before lunchtime? Unheard of. Vincy-kins donned shorts and a sweaty tee (you expected something crisp, tight and Toothy-esque?). Jen's whatever-ex walked down the hill with some workout buds, wasn’t too outta breath, how fab. Good thing, too, since dude’s been livin’ on the softer side, lately—he could use the exercise. Do you remember when this guy actually had a jawline? Was divine! Almost as much as…

e! said...

Brad Pitt Shells Out in Support of Gay Marriage

Brad Pitt must have really burned after reading about Prop 8.

The actor-activist has donated $100,000 to fight an initiative to ban gay marriage that is headed for the November ballot in California. If approved, Proposition 8 would overturn the California Supreme Court's landmark May ruling that it is unconstitutional to prevent gay couples from swapping vows.

And Pitt—who along with Angelina Jolie drew a few raised eyebrows after saying that they have no intention of tying the knot until everyone in the United States has the same right—wants to make sure that California, at least, remains a place where anyone can say "I do" and have it stick.

"Because no one has the right to deny another their life, even though they disagree with it, because everyone has the right to live the life they so desire if it doesn't harm another and because discrimination has no place in America, my vote will be for equality and against Proposition 8," the Burn After Reading star said in a statement.

According to the Los Angeles Times' L.A. Now blog, Pitt's contribution is the largest made to the cause so far by a major celebrity—a statistic that's proved surprising for some. “The entertainment industry should view this contribution as a challenge," Chad Griffin, a political strategist for the No on 8 campaign, told Reuters. As of today, the anti-Prop 8 side has raised more than $11.1 million, while supporters have forked over $16.6 million.

Pitt and Jolie, who just announced that their foundation was making a $2 million contribution to fight HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis in Ethiopia, recently landed at No. 6 on the Giving Back Fund's list of the most charitable celebs in 2007 after signing off on $8.4 million in donations for the year.

http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b29620_brad_pitt_shells_in_support_of_gay.html

Anonymous said...

"I wish I knew how to quit ya!"

LOL. The TT story doesn't fit Jake quite to a T anymore, but Ted still gives us the inevitable Jake shoutouts. Mentioning Franco, Maquire and McBongo is like a shark circling the prey.

Anonymous said...

The actor-activist has donated $100,000 to fight an initiative to ban gay marriage that is headed for the November ballot in California

Thanks Brad! George?

Anonymous said...

Gawker readers were inspired by posted slash:

Jack Twist awoke in his luxurious bed in his luxurious Beverly Hills mansion, pressed a button to open the electronically controlled drapes and was confronted by the sight of a young rancher named Ennis clad in a white t-shirt and dirty jeans pissing a perfect arc into his mosaic-tiled swimming pool.

luncheonette said...

Heath bar? No, it’s Ledger’s luncheonette

In the end, Heath Ledger’s legacy is not an A-list life lived in the fast lane, but a cozy little restaurant in Greenpoint. The late actor — and formerly Boerum Hill’s most-famous skateboarder — was a silent backer of Five Leaves, a 47-seat restaurant and bar at the corner of Bedford Avenue and Lorimer Street. And when the eatery fired up its stove for the first time on Sept. 17, chefs told The Brooklyn Paper that they want the joint to be the kind of place that Ledger would have liked.

“Heath was very, very local and not high profile at all — and that’s what this place is striving to be,” said Chef Mario Ishii Hernandez. “We’re very much about the fact that we’re in Greenpoint.” The kitchen, which opens every day at 9 am, cooks up “the kind of stuff chefs cook for themselves at home,” according to Chef Cat von Klitzing, like rolls topped with eggs and cheddar ($6), burgers ($10), truffle fries ($7), and bacon, lettuce, avocado, tomato and aioli sandwiches ($9). Dinner entrees range from $17 to $24, and a barkeep serves four draught beers and a limited liquor selection until 1 am.

Despite the big name affiliation, a great location across the street from McCarren Park, the news coverage, and the fancy nautical-themed interior, chefs say they’ll need a neighborhood following in order to stay afloat. “With Heath Ledger’s name behind it, people think that we have all this money, but we’re just like any other restaurant that’s opening up in the neighborhood,” Hernandez said.

But Greenpoint residents say Five Leaves isn’t like anything else in the community — which could be the restaurant’s greatest asset.

“A lot of what we have in Greenpoint right now are these hardcore bars — there hasn’t really been anything that has opened up that has been a real eating establishment for a while,” said Justine Carroll of the Web site Greenpointers, which has long reported on neighborhood watering holes.

Five Leaves (18 Bedford Ave., at Lorimer Street in Greenpoint) is open daily from 8 am–1 am (kitchen closes at 11 pm). Cash only. Call (718) 383-6084.

http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/31/37/31_37_bm_heath_bar.html

PoP said...

Not sure if this was already posted ...

Prince of Persia - The Journey Begins (2008 trailer)

Anonymous said...

Page Six

GEORGE Clooney has sparked a sex-toy craze. In the Coen brothers' film "Burn After Reading," Clooney plays a sex addict who totes along marital aids, including two items called "The Libera tor Ramp" and "The Silky," both of which are sold in stores. Avn.com reports sales of both are on the rise thanks to the movie. Says one retailer: "Small mentions of adult products in mainstream media can have an outsized effect on sales."

Part 1 said...

When is Out Actually "Out" When it Comes to Covering Gay Celebrities?

Here at AfterElton.com we have a longstanding policy that when it comes to gay celebrities, we only identify them as gay or bisexual if they themselves are open about it. We don't speculate on a person's sexuality or post suggestive pictures or write blind items hinting so-and-so might be gay. In other words, we don't out people.

But yesterday, Sarah Warn, my counterpart over at AfterEllen.com, posted a very thoughtful column on a problem that has confronted that site's writers for quite some time: how do you cover a celebrity who appears to be openly living with a same-sex partner but doesn't discuss it publicly?

In writing about the issue Warn says:

"But beginning in the early part of this decade, a new way of being out emerged that was characterized by living openly in a same-sex relationship and not denying or hiding it from the press, but refusing to actually define it with words. ... This is what has changed — both the increased willingness of the mainstream press to actually report on the lives of gay, lesbian and bisexual celebrities who have not openly declared their sexual orientation, and the increased willingness of (some) celebrities to let them."

The most current example of that is Lindsay Lohan and her supposed girlfriend Samantha Ronson. For those who don't follow the latest in lesbian news, rumors have circulated for years that Lohan is dating Ronson. More recently, however, the two have been photographed in public together numerous times, seen holding hands while attending public events, and even spotted kissing. But when Lohan is asked specifically about the nature of her relationship with Ronson, the actress always declines to answer.

So is she out or not out? And how do sites such as AfterEllen.com — and AfterElton.com — cover this kind of story when we have a longstanding policy of not outing public figures? As Warns notes, figures like Lohan put "me and other entertainment journalists with ethics (yes, we do exist) in a bit of a quandary." Ultimately Warn concludes times have changed and that AfterEllen.com will change along with them. Going forward, that site will cover celebrities who apparently live as openly gay people. But as Warns also notes, this is murky territory. If the standard used to be that a celebrity actually had to use the words, to quote Ellen DeGeneres' famous Time magazine cover, "Yep, I'm Gay" to be considered out, then what is the standard now?

How many times does said celebrity have to bring the person they might be dating to a public event? Must they be photographed holding hands? What constitutes proof they are living together? Must friends and family be quoted discussing them as a couple such as Ugly Betty co-star Eric Mabius did recently when he referred to Ronson as Lohan's girlfriend?

If you don't trade in gossip, it's tricky. But this is also the way more and more gay celebrities are choosing to live. As AfterEllen.com is now doing for female celebrities, AfterElton.com is also considering doing in covering those male celebrities conducting themselves in this fashion. To not do so, the thinking goes, is to ignore the world changing the around us.

But let me be very clear: no matter what happens, AfterElton.com will never start outing people or trafficking in gossip. We would cover only those male celebrities who live their life in a way similar to Lohan. We would exercise great caution. We fully understand that coming out is a very personal issue and can have serious ramifications of all sorts, and a reluctant celebrity wrenched from the closet is not a particularly good role model anyway.

This entire topic raises an interesting point in and of itself: Where are those male celebrities living semi-open lives? Using these evolving standards there are no male couples I can think of that compare to Lohan and Ronson. Or Jodie Foster and her alleged partner Cydney Bernard (with whom she has allegedly broken up). Or Broadway actress Cherry Jones and Sarah Paulson.

http://www.afterelton.com/people/2008/9/whenisoutout

Part 2 said...

Yes, I could reel off a half dozen names of men who everyone in Hollywood or New York "knows" are gay, but I can't think of any actor who has brought another man repeatedly to public events or has been seen holding hands together or lets friends and families discuss their relationship in public.

Some folks might wish to cite Lance Bass, T. R. Knight, Neil Patrick Harris and David Hyde Pierce as male versions of Lohan and Ronson. But using the standards I'm talking about here, none of those men would qualify.

Apparently Neil Patrick Harris and boyfriend David Burtka were seen together around New York attending plays, private parties or dining together before Harris came out, but that alone wouldn't be proof enough for us to discuss here. While Lance Bass vacationed with Reichen Lehmkuhl leading to photos of them together being published online, it was a relationship the singer still clearly intended to keep under wraps and we respected that until he came out to People Magazine; we would do the same thing now.

Before Brothers & Sisters' Luke MacFarlane came out earlier this year, some sites had posted photos of him spending time with T. R. Knight and cited it as proof they were a couple. But being friends with a T.R. does not make a celebrity gay. Or perhaps there is something we don't yet know about Katherine Heigl?

And, yes, there are certain celebrities rumored to be gay that we have mentioned in interviews or discussed in articles, namely Anderson Cooper. But we've done so only because the speculation that he's gay has been so widely reported elsewhere and is presumed as fact by so many. As I said, it's murky.

I certainly haven't seen an example such as Lohan and Ronson myself. As a journalist, I've long said that if I attended a public event and saw Actor X canoodling with Pop Singer Y, I'd report on it the same way as if I saw a straight but gay fave such as Christopher Meloni doing the same thing with Madonna. But that hasn't happened yet (and I hope it won't as I trust Meloni has better taste than that).

One other note: when appropriate, we have never hesitated to ask for clarification or confirmation of whether someone is gay, and we still won't. When David Hyde Pierce mentioned his partner at the very end of a lengthy interview, a fact the reporter writing the article either didn't understand the significance of or felt uncomfortable asking about, we called a publicist to ask if Pierce meant business partner or "partner" partner. And when Broadway star Paulo Szot attended the Tony's with a man named Eduardo whom he thanked after winning a Tony, we again called a publicist to ask if Eduardo was his partner. Why? Because that is the sort of information a traditional outlet wouldn't hesitate to ask about a straight person, but often avoids asking if they think someone might be gay. After all, it's not as if being gay were something of which to be ashamed.

As for the lack of male couples such as Lohan and Ronson, it's not exactly news that the idea of two women together is much more acceptable than two men together. That's why female celebrities such as Madonna, Drew Barrymore and t.A.T.u. do the, as Warns calls it, "bi-for-show thing." But interestingly, whenever a male celebrity dips his toes in those waters, a retraction almost always follows almost immediately (see Jared Leto for one such example.)

But I'm optimistic that we aren't too far from having our own Jodies and Cydneys and Lindsays and Samanthas. And when we do, we may very well cover them here. With any luck though, those stories will be fewer than those about the MacFarlanes, Knights, Szots, and Harris' of the world who will simply acknowledge they are gay and move on to more interesting things.

Anonymous said...

p.s. I much admired the Danish original and feared they'd Hollywoodize the story. Apparently not.

September 17, 2008 12:39 PM


I'm so confident the movie will be good and will get award attention.
All the naysayer's mouths will be shut.

Anonymous said...

Someone on GB said Jake and Reese will attend an engagement party from one of Jake's PoP co stars in London. Might be BS.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful of Brad Pitt. :)

Anonymous said...

8:51 AM

That sounds like a good opportunity for another "actor talks about Reeke" People article. lol

Anonymous said...

I'm so confident the movie will be good and will get award attention.

Why is everyone obsessed with Oscars and awards? People forget about awards but remember good movies.

Anonymous said...

"Why is everyone obsessed with Oscars and awards? People forget about awards but remember good movies."

ITA. Zodiac didn't get any awards but it was one of the best movies last year.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful of Brad Pitt. :)

It is. Hopefully others will follow his example.

Anonymous said...

Jake and Tobey look a little bit like brothers, don't they?

jaketobey

9:18 AM said...

Don't get me wrong, awards are nice but good movie and good performance is what really matters.

UK said...

I wish I knew how to quit ya! Is James Franco Toothy Tile?

Isn't that obvious?

And i'm quite shocked that his parents know that he's gay....

Anonymous said...

Jake and Tobey look a little bit like brothers, don't they?

A bit. Can't find my Jake and Tobey pics :(

Anonymous said...

Jake's dad said in an interview how he was proud of Jake's BBM performance, especially because he's not gay.

Anonymous said...

And i'm quite shocked that his parents know that he's gay....

Billy Crystal knew :)

Anonymous said...

Jake's dad said in an interview how he was proud of Jake's BBM performance, especially because he's not gay.

Stephen can't be that stupid. Link please.

Anonymous said...

Can't find my Jake and Tobey pics :(

I'll post some. Let's start a Jake and Tobey picture fest. ;)

Jake&Tobey and Ruby

I hope they became friends. Maybe we'll see some pictures of Jake hanging out with Tobey and Leo.

Anonymous said...

Jake and Tobey look a little bit like brothers, don't they?

Jake and Tobey

Jake and Tobey

Anonymous said...

Stephen can't be that stupid. Link please.

I'm not lying, he said it. I read it somewhere online when BBM came out. I'll try to google it.
Perhaps other posters here have saved the interview or know where to find it?

Anonymous said...

10:00 AM, I think they did a good job casting them as brothers.

Anonymous said...

I think there aren't many more pictures of Jake and Tobey. There'll be plenty more when they start promoting Brothers. I'm looking forward to it.

Anonymous said...

10:03 here - Couldn't find it. If I do, I'll post it.

Anonymous said...

Jake's dad said in an interview how he was proud of Jake's BBM performance, especially because he's not gay.

LOL

Did critics or anyone else mention great performances "especially because actors are not gay" ?

Anonymous said...

Did critics or anyone else mention great performances "especially because actors are not gay" ?

No but fortunately his dad is no critic.

Anonymous said...

^^Some people were offended by his comment, saying for a liberal that comment sure was unfit.

Anonymous said...

That comment was simply stupid.

Can you imagine Edward Norton's father talking about his son's performance and saying "especially because he's not a racist"?

Anonymous said...

That comment was simply stupid.

Very stupid.

Anonymous said...

Some people were offended by his comment, saying for a liberal that comment sure was unfit.

Nah, Stephen was using the opportunity to fight those bad for business gay rumors.

Anonymous said...

Ted said Franco is not Toothy just in the last week or so. You can probably find it just scrollling down this web page. All signs point to Jake, still.

Anonymous said...

September 10, 2008

Dear Ted:
I love your column and even if you piss me off more often than not (especially when you badmouth Jennifer Aniston and Jen Garner), I just can't stop reading and following your work. I wish I knew how to quit ya! Is James Franco Toothy Tile?
—Lisa

Dear Toothy Tell All:
No, but dollmuff, you're so close more than a few fagolas in T-town are sweatin' plenty right about now. Nice detective work.

Anonymous said...

It's unbelievable how popular the TT stories still are. Even if you don't believe in them, it's still fun to read them. It makes Ted and Jake somehow more interesting.

Anonymous said...

"Jake's dad said in an interview how he was proud of Jake's BBM performance, especially because he's not gay."

Being such a nosey parker, since Jake came on a bear, I cant imagine not having heard above quote, and dont believe his H'wood liberal papa would have said this -
I suspect "especially because he's not gay" was added commentary by a poster, along the way.

Although I think there was implication that Papa G was not gay friendly in some of his correspondence with C--tera.

Anonymous said...

The actor-activist has donated $100,000 to fight an initiative to ban gay marriage that is headed for the November ballot in California.

Gays are grateful, bigots are pissed off.

Anonymous said...

Being such a nosey parker, since Jake came on a bear, I cant imagine not having heard above quote, and dont believe his H'wood liberal papa would have said this -
I suspect "especially because he's not gay" was added commentary by a poster, along the way.


Maybe it was added, but it doesn't mean just because YOU haven't heard it, Stephen G. didn't say it.

Anonymous said...

Stephen G. lied. He should learn not to do that unless it's necessary.

Anonymous said...

Although I think there was implication that Papa G was not gay friendly in some of his correspondence with C--tera.

Who cares what Papa G thinks?

Anonymous said...

I have a feeling all of these stories submitted to Annie weren't from slashers at all, but examples of work from aspiring writers trying to get themselves noticed and hitch a ride on Annie's success, and connections and influence in the publishing industry perhaps?

I wouldn't even elevate slash to the level of erotica - sometimes it's just plain porn. Bordering on the homophobic, because as was mentioned in the After Elton article about stereotypical gay roles in film, it is reductive, reducing a relationship between two people of the same sex to the sex act only, as much as any homophobe or much decried straight guy enjoying the thought of two women together. There are some very talented writers out there tho.

Anonymous said...

After Elton article ...

All I Know About Gay Men, I Learned From the Movies and Television

Gay men spend all their time in dance clubs, have sex constantly, and are ill equipped to become involved in healthy romantic relationships.

Thanks to the creators of Queer as Folk for telling it like is! On the other hand, this series — we're talking about the American version, mind you — was so completely unrealistic that it's rather pointless to criticize it for perpetuating stereotypes. Any show that depicts Pittsburgh as having a world-class gay scene should be taken with an enormous grain of salt. Even the more balanced Six Feet Under had gay Fisher son David hitting the gay clubs the minute he broke up with Keith, with definite consequences.

On the flip side: Brothers & Sisters out Kevin Walker (Matthew Rhys) has thus far only been found in straight bars and has yet to bust a move. Of course, that didn't stop him from getting lucky at a bar near a military base.

del Mar Painting said...

There are some very talented writers out there tho.

"I don’t know what make me say it; maybe the whiskey, ‘cause I had more than my usual share that night; but I say, “Ennis, are you gay?”

He lift his head up, eyes blazin’ hellfire at me.

“What the fuck did you just ask me?” he say, deadly.

But I see his face red, and I think oh my fuckin’ God he is; whether he know it or not.

“I don’t mind if you are,” I say then; and I realize that it’s true; I really don’t mind, for some reason. After all, ain’t like a big thing these days, half the shows on TV are about gay folks and such. And suddenly I don’t even mind if he want my ass; it occur to me that I kinda would be flatter if he did—I don’t ask myself why.

“How old are you, Ennis?” I ask him then. “Thirty-five? Forty?”

“Ain’t that old why you askin’ this shit huh?”

“What are you then?”

“Thirty-four,” he mutter. “What that haveta do with—“

“Ennis. You thirty-four. Ain’t never been married, a good ol’ boy like you; don’t hardly have a girlfriend. Never been in love. You sure you ain’t gay?”

He stand up then, his fists clench at his sides.

“Get the fuck outta here,” he hiss to me.

But I ain’t perturb somehow; I wanta know.

“Oh come on Ennis,” I smile. “You mean to tell me if I go over and give you a kiss you gonna push me away?”

He flinch at that; and I think oh my God—bullseye.

“You got it all wrong boy,” he say, “all wrong. Don’t know why you thinkin’ on this, ‘nless you the one who queer.”

“Me?” I say, gettin’ up too. “Me? Fuck no, not me. I like girls, Ennis; I got a girlfriend, Ennis; unlike you. You ain’t nobody to talk” shit I must be drunk sayin’ this shit what the fuck is the matter with me.

Then I smile. “So you mean if I try to kiss you you would refuse.”

“Don’t want your damn ass,” he mumble, sittin’ down again. “What the hell’s the matter with you.”

Suddenly I feel the need for him to admit that he want me; ‘cause he the one who a faggot, not me, and I need for him to admit it—at least that’s what I told myself at the time.

“Come on,” I say, walkin’ up to him. “Come on, Ennis. Come on.” I bend down to him, but he don’t move oh yeah I was right he want me yes he do.

“Come on,” I whisper; then kiss his cheek.

“Yeah,” I say when I see him flush. “You know you do; you know you do.”

Anonymous said...

Daddy and Daddy's sweet bitch :)

Anonymous said...

The most current example of that is Lindsay Lohan and her supposed girlfriend Samantha Ronson. For those who don't follow the latest in lesbian news, rumors have circulated for years that Lohan is dating Ronson. ... But when Lohan is asked specifically about the nature of her relationship with Ronson, the actress always declines to answer.

So is she out or not out?


Not out.

Dlisted said...

Brad Pitt Cares About The Gays

Maddox's daddy has donated 1 Brangelina dollar to fight the gay marriage ban in California. Oh, 1 Brangelina dollar is 100,000 American dollars. The LA Times reports, that Brad announced he is giving up $100,000 from his own checking account to fight California's Proposition 8, a November ballot measure that would eliminate same-sex couples' right to get married.

Brad said: "Because no one has the right to deny another their life, even though they disagree with it, because everyone has the right to live the life they so desire if it doesn't harm another and because discrimination has no place in America, my vote will be for equality and against Proposition 8."

So far, Brad's $100,000 donation is the largest to the NO ON PROP 8 campaign by an A-list celebrity. Come on, Tommy Girl! Step it up! And by "step it up" I don't mean get higher lifts.

If Prop 8 passes, that means Ellen and Portia's beautiful gayelle married bliss would be null and void. Don't make the gayelles sad. The world stops turning when lesbians cry.

Anonymous said...

"Jake's dad said in an interview how he was proud of Jake's BBM performance, especially because he's not gay."

"I think there was implication that Papa G was not gay friendly in some of his correspondence with C--tera."


IIRC, it was C'tara, not Stephen G, who made the statement that some interpret to mean that Jake is straight.

But, again IIRC, what she said was something along the lines of she understood why Jake gets angry about the gay rumors, which is altogether a different statement.

Anonymous said...

Towleroad:

Former Mormon Bruce Bastian Gives $1 Million to Fight Prop 8

Orem Utah resident and WordPerfect co-founder Bruce Bastian has donated $1 million to the Human Right Campaign's "No on Prop. 8" committee:

"Bastian, a former Mormon and openly gay man, said he, too, was prompted by the LDS Church to donate - but to the other side. He gave a more modest $5,000 check to the cause in May, but upped the ante in July after the church issued a formal statement, backing the ballot measure. 'The LDS Church has no business stepping their big nose in something that's a legal matter, not a religious matter,' Bastian said. 'Constitutions are meant to protect minorities - not to take rights away from people.'"

Anonymous said...

'The LDS Church has no business stepping their big nose in something that's a legal matter, not a religious matter.'

I strongly agree. The LDS should lose their tax exempt status for this. It is outrageous to claim to be a church when you're taking people's rights away.

Anonymous said...

Are they any worse than the Catholic church? They contribute and seek donations for anti-gay marriage legislation as well, albeit under other names. Try to be even handed in your reporting. :)

Anonymous said...

12:53 PM, there wouldn't be as many gay rumors if Jake wasn't so ambiguous about his sexual orientation. He garnered attention with it. Maybe he even wanted that?
If he's now annoyed with the rumors, he has to deal with it and get over it.

Anonymous said...

1:10 - yes, I think Jake did want the attention he was getting, and Cantara was mistaken to interpret that he did not like it at the time. I think he was ordered to start bearding "or else" last October.

Anonymous said...

...rumors of high-maintenance requests have swirled around the actress, making many wonder whether Anne is taking a cue from a different character from the popular movie about a demanding boss and those who serve her. After delaying a day of interviews with just her breakfast order, Anne is beginning to resemble editrix Miranda Priestly instead of down-to-earth Andy. "Anne requested lattes but only ones with soy milk, so she made a guy go out and bring back five soy lattes for her and her crew," a source tells OK! of the Rachel Getting Married event at the Hollywood life House in Toronto on Sept. 6. "Then she requested scrambled eggs since she didn't like the breakfast available. The same guy had to go to a restaurant next door and ask for the eggs. It took 45 minutes, and then she barely even touched them!

Anne Hathaway

ted said...

Bitch-Back! Teething for Toothy

Dear Ted:
We get it, Jen Garner sucks. Onto more important things...Toothy Tile! Could you please run down the "And it's not..." list for me. After all this time, I am getting hazy on the Un-Toothy Tiles. My guess for T2...Matthew Broderick.
—Jen, Iowa

Dear Too Much Toothy:
Toothy's much sneakier than lame-ass Broderick. As for the list, check out the Internet. I do believe someone out there's been keeping track.


Dear Ted:
Is Toothy Tile Viggo Mortensen? You mentioned Lord of the Rings in one of your responses about a Toothy Tile guess.
—Cheryl

Dear Connection Failed:
Not the Lord of the Homo we're looking for dear, sorry. Think younger, less real-life brawny.


Dear Ted:
Love the new format—Monday mornings not so much, the yellow hurts my eyes. Toothy Tile has to be Matthew McConaughey. He has that "trying too hard" macho vibe. And the baby mama was a pragmatic career move.
—Groutless in Toronto

Dear Macho, Macho Matt:
Matt's more Hickville than Gayville, sorry. But at least he's not Toothy, I'll say that much.

Anonymous said...

Teething? :)

Anonymous said...

"IIRC, it was C'tara, not Stephen G, who made the statement that some interpret to mean that Jake is straight."

I don't remember C'tara being mentioned in this interview with Stephen. It was him who said he was proud of his son's performance esp. because he's not gay.
I can't find the damn quote anywhere.
You all can believe it or not. *shrug*

Anonymous said...

12:53 PM, there wouldn't be as many gay rumors if Jake wasn't so ambiguous about his sexual orientation. He garnered attention with it. Maybe he even wanted that?

Or Jake couldn't / wouldn't tell the truth so being ambiguous about his sexual orientation was the best next thing?

Anonymous said...

Lord of the Homo

LOL

Anonymous said...

Or Jake couldn't / wouldn't tell the truth so being ambiguous about his sexual orientation was the best next thing?

He wasn't always ambiguous. At the Toronto Brokeback press conference he said that he and Heath were both straight. Why did he do that?

Anonymous said...

...rumors of high-maintenance requests have swirled around the actress...a source tells OK!

It was interesting till they mentioned the source.

Anonymous said...

At the Toronto Brokeback press conference he said that he and Heath were both straight.

What was the question?

Anonymous said...

"Wetdarkandwild" posted the whole thing a few months ago. I don't remember what the question was.

Anonymous said...

"he said that he and Heath were both straight"

You can't take this at face value. We don't really know what he said. The reporter used the phrase "being straight", which is a lot different from Jake saying "I am straight."

As a contrast, Jake said "I wondered if Heath would be able to pull it off." Not "if we would be able to pull it off."

If you've been in a gay closet for 20 years, you will recognize how carefully worded these things are. The sweet but naive reporter doesn't get it and writes the story as if Jake told her whatever she imagined.

Anonymous said...

And for that matter, sweet but naive Jake babbles a bit.

Anonymous said...

As a contrast, Jake said "I wondered if Heath would be able to pull it off." Not "if we would be able to pull it off.

Didn't Jake mean with "pull it off" that he worried Heath couldn't pull off the role generally, not only the love scenes? I never quite got what exactly Jake meant.

Anonymous said...

^^If he meant the love scenes (only) then there was no need to worry. They pulled it off perfectly. LOL. ;)

Anonymous said...

Not only was Heath able to pull it off but his performance has gone down in history as one of the best leading male performances in celluloid history.

Eat that, Jake.

Anonymous said...

"Wetdarkandwild" posted the whole thing a few months ago. I don't remember what the question was.

I've searched WDW for "straight" and didn't find it.

Anonymous said...

If I recall correctly the comment from Jake's dad was said during the Venice Film Festival Q&A after the showing and premiere of Brokeback.

Anonymous said...

"I can't find the damn quote anywhere. You all can believe it or not. *shrug*"

Will be interesting to see. A lot of 25-year olds haven't gotten around to telling their parents who they have sex with.

And was it a video of Papa G himself saying it? If it was just a quote from a reporter, remember they go in with their assumptions and miss a lot. And "quotes" get edited for publication to make them appeal to the selected target audience and PR agents.

Anonymous said...

"I've searched WDW for "straight" and didn't find it."

Why did you search straight? Search Toronto press conference 2005. Maybe you can ask the girl who owns the website to repost it. You don't have to register btw.

Anonymous said...

Posted on WDW

"Some time ago, we were discussing what could well be one of Jake's best [video] interviews to date - it took place in Venice in September 2005 and Jake was interviewed by an Italian journalist...

Thanksgiving scene

Jake: I think there just comes a point in everyone's life, if they're hiding things or not living a life they want to live, where they crack. I think also there's a sense too with my character that he puts up with a lot from other people. He puts up with a lot of criticsm and he puts up with a lot of - not getting what he really needs and he compensates. And at that point he's just tired of not being called a man and he's tired of not - that definition of whatever a man is - what you're supposed to be. He has a family, he loves his son and he's not going to let somebody tell him that he's not the father of his son.

It's funny cos here I've been asked a lot of questions about how my character's more feminine or something than Heath's character and I find it a real... It's a little offensive simplification of what masculinity is and it's exactly the same thing that makes him so angry at his father-in-law in the Thanksgiving scene because it's just naive. What is masculine and feminine? The idea of a gay man, a straight man, whatever it is, it's just an unfair assumption. The idea here is the idea of love and that's really the hardest part and the most difficult of all!

Anonymous said...

C'tara's blog begins with this:

About me: In order to fathom the mystery that is Jake Gyllenhaal, we first have to look at the history of the Weathermen.

"about me" ! :D :D

Anonymous said...

The Weathermen? I would have thought is was The Weathergirls.

Anonymous said...

Weatherman, known colloquially as the Weathermen and later the Weather Underground Organization, was an American radical left organization founded in 1969 by leaders and members who split from the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). The group organized a riot in Chicago in 1969 and bombed buildings in the 1970s.

Anonymous said...

Why did you search straight? Search Toronto press conference 2005. Maybe you can ask the girl who owns the website to repost it.

I did, it's not there. No need for reposting because all posts are there.

Anonymous said...

I did, it's not there. No need for reposting because all posts are there.

The video must be somewhere in the archives. I know for sure she posted it a few months ago. You can ask her anonymously to repost it, if you want to watch it.

Anonymous said...

If I recall correctly the comment from Jake's dad was said during the Venice Film Festival Q&A after the showing and premiere of Brokeback.

Video or article?

Anonymous said...

^^It's a great video. Fun to watch. They were all very happy because Ang called to tell them they just won the Golden Lion.
On youtube there is only the 6 minutes version.

5:19PM said...

I'm talking about the Toronto press conference.

Anonymous said...

The video must be somewhere in the archives.

I thought it was text / an article.

Anonymous said...

Hm. So Cantara has written a small book about how Jake's parents' break-up has affected him ?

Anonymous said...

I thought it was text / an article.

Why did you think that? It's a video. On youtube you can watch the first 6 minutes. WDW was so nice to post the whole video. I should have saved it.

Anonymous said...

Re-phrasing 5:22 - not exactly their break-up, but their (according to Cantara) unhealthy relationship.

Anonymous said...

Hm. So Cantara has written a small book about how Jake's parents' break-up has affected him ?

Cantara is a nutcase, but Stephen ... he's beyond stupid for associating with her.

Anonymous said...

What was so unhealty about their relationship?

Anonymous said...

She says "As luck would have it, the woman born to take [Jake] in hand has a family to offer him that mirrors the family of his splendid childhood: a mature mother (like his own mother, three years older than her mate) with a son, 4, and a daughter, 8, around the same age difference as him and his sister."

Anonymous said...

I will guess that she's being sarcastic with "splendid."

Anonymous said...

She describes Naomi as controlling the family like a writer controls her script.

Anonymous said...

5:44 PM

LOL
Yep, Cantara is a nutcase.

Anonymous said...

The way she goes after Naomi is evil. SG is still associated with her?

Anonymous said...

Sounds like C'tara is, oh I don't know, jealous of her boyfriend's wife?

Anonymous said...

Cantara really does sound pretty vengeful. I hope the girls from JakeWatch see this. Maybe they could see they are not the only victims.

Anonymous said...

"Video or article?"

I'm not the poster you responded to, but I've read it. Don't know if there's also a video.

Anonymous said...

The back of Cantara's booklet says there will be another installment this month (September).

Watch this space !

Anonymous said...

I think the Jakewatch women figured out what was goin' on, eventually. Clever bunch. Papa led them on, in my view, thrilled by his sudden glamour as poet, thanks to his son - then spit in their eye. He sold quite a few books thanks to JW, I believe.

Anonymous said...

thrilled by his sudden glamour as poet

LMAO.

Anonymous said...

then spit in their eye

ITA. I was pretty disappointed in how he treated them. I think people in my little redneck community would have had more "class" than that! ;)

Anonymous said...

I recall (I think, dont yell at me please) that in some early interviews when SG started poetry readings and PR that he bemoaned his lack of success, as an artist, and that he had to make TV commercials and etc. to support his family, and therefore it was most satisfying to him that he could put forward his true self and gifts.

He's still young despite his aging hipster persona - and it must be hard to see his kids take off like firecrackers and leave him, a gifted artist, apparently, way behind.

C'tera got really pissed about Jake's story on Letterman about the California fire, how papa ran out with an empty suitcase. she said that, actually, SG took with him precious manuscripts. Shows how devoted he is to his art.

what's on for talk shows for the fall season?

Gawker said...

The Many (Rumored) Loves of Anderson Cooper

Silver Fox Anderson Cooper may have a new boyfriend. Village Voice gossip Michael Musto is doing some whispering about a strapping young lad named Jonathan Chase who may or may not be canoodling with the esteemed CNN anchor. Cute! We care not because we're pointing fingers at a gay person, but because it's as newsworthy (or, at least, gossipworthy) as who Kate Hudson or Leonardo DiCaprio is dating. We're, um, orientation blind. After the jump, we've provided a small listicle (because why the hell not) detailing some of the Coop's previous romantic dalliances.
...

Gawker

Anonymous said...

Oh my god. I can't believe Cantara has written that. It is EXTREMELY disparaging of Naomi Gyllenhaal in both direct and passive-aggressive ways. To be honest, I am dumbfounded.

Ted said...

Get Real: Kate and Jada Are Living in La-La Land

Jada Pinkett Smith is heading back to TV—smart move, since The Women ain't exactly getting the gals and the gays, as the filmmakers oh-so-hoped would happen. Sex and the City it was seriously not.

In the TNT drama Time Heals (is this a TV show or a Hallmark-card genre?), Jade'll play a widowed, single-mom nurse at a South Carolina hospital. Say buh-bye to any semblance of suspension of disbelief with that casting choice—think any viewer in their right mind would believe the richest wife in H'wood (save Kate Capshaw, 'course) is a down-on-her-luck mom with money troubles? (Hmmm, Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon as lovers, starring in People magazine, comes to mind right about now, can't think why.)

Sure, JPS always seems to have a "don't mess with me" 'tude like she's seen the wrong side of the street, but the only street this lady living in luxury has seen lately is the wrong end of Robertson. What's next, Victoria Beckham as a college professor?

In other outrageously unbelievable goss, Kate Hudson told my favorite national rag, Parade, that she's not exactly the serial dater she so appears to be. Katie H claims she's "only dated, like, three guys" since her divorce from ex-hub-unit Chris Robinson.

Let's see, there's Owen Wilson, Dax Shepherd, Lance Armstrong and the dude who so upset Lance when Ms. Katie, we're told by those who we're quite on the scene at the time, took off with him. Let's see. That's four! Kate, meet math. Math, Kate.

Hell, Hud-hon's whole ordeal with Owen should count twice. And those are the only fellas the gal's been snapped with in the public—is she trying to make herself into some sorta nun? Didn't Sienna Miller actually try this at some point? Not gonna work, babe. Not one bit, espesh when we see you more often in a bikini or a rumpled dress than in a good movie.

Anonymous said...

La Daily Musto

Guess What Was Cut From The Women?

A scene where Eva Mendes and Jada Pinkett Smith kiss! And it was even in the script!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe that long essay hasn't popped up on a mainstream blog or tabloid yet. Not a very nice portrait of the perfect family. It makes me wonder why Maggie and Jake blathered on so much about their perfect family unit when they first became famous.

Anonymous said...

You don't have to believe Maggie or Jake but they are part of the family, they talk about their lives.

Why would we believe Cantara?

Anonymous said...

Jake and Maggie have not described a perfect family. They have described a normal haha dysfunctctional family.

Father also has described in his poetry a background of alcholism and has discussed his depressions.

Fandom has idolized this family, sometimes.

Cantera's account is a poisonous hit job.

Anonymous said...

Hello? JFC - did HBO even give it a chance?

I know I did. At least until the seventh episode when I started pulling out my hair with this miscast, terrilbly written, bring this plane in for a landing show. I don't think the writers knew where to take this show. Not (AN) fault though. I had to stop watching.

Anonymous said...

11:46 AM, thank you. Del Mar Painting is my favorite slash story ever. I cried when she took down her journal, reposted it, then shut it to limited friends only, not including me. Thank God I had saved it to Word before it was all over. It sits in my closet, in paper form for rereading as the mood strikes. Some of her other stories are phenominal as well.

Anonymous said...

I wish I had been able to read Del Mar Painting. There was something about that passage above, a discovery or something - I wanted to find out what Jack was getting at. I remember seeing it on the sites, but I never did get a chance to read it.

Anonymous said...

OT - Way up in Alaska

Here's some more info about the lovely Sara Palin, her support of the brutal practice of aerial hunting of wolves, and proposed $150 bounty for their severed forelegs! The woman is a horror - and all the media can talk about is how fashionable her glasses are?

Read it and weep, folks -

Sara Palin Supports Brutal Aerial Hunting of Wolves

Anonymous said...

People are printing off copies and disseminating internet slash too? Gives new meaning to the term Burn after Reading. ;)

I'm surprised AP even saw those manuscripts - normally, you're not even supposed to look at them, it could expose you to a lawsuit. I'm not in copyrights, but at my shop, when submissions of ideas, etc., we return them from whence they came with a polite "thanks, but no thanks" letter.

Or could it be publishing kickin' up a little dust at the release of a new book? I know I haven't stopped talking about her new book of stories since I heard about this. :)

pretty please said...

Del Mar Painting is my favorite slash story ever. I cried when she took down her journal, reposted it, then shut it to limited friends only, not including me. Thank God I had saved it to Word before it was all over.

Maggie reposted her stories? What's the blog name?

Del Mar Painting - I have only 8 chapters saved. I know I shouldn't ask this but I'm a slash junkie ...

Could you send me the Word file? Or share the file and post the link (www.sendspace.com)? My e-mail (sans spaces) is slash1234567 @ gmail.com

Anonymous said...

There was something about that passage above, a discovery or something - I wanted to find out what Jack was getting at.

What follows is very slashy and hot ;)
Should I post it?

Anonymous said...

Read it and weep, folks - Sara Palin Supports Brutal Aerial Hunting of Wolves

DL: Hillary vs. Sarah! Who would win?

Well, Sarah would probably bring her gun and shoot Hillary from the helicopter.

Anonymous said...

Sara Palin Supports Brutal Aerial Hunting of Wolves

Humans are the worst animals on the planet.

Anonymous said...

Or could it be publishing kickin' up a little dust at the release of a new book? I know I haven't stopped talking about her new book of stories since I heard about this. :)

Something good has come out of this mess.

JJ said...

Emile Hirsch Covers Nylon Guys

Future Milk man Emile Hirsch takes the latest Fall 2008 cover of Nylon Guys. The 23-year-old actor talks about his upcoming biopic, which tells the story of California’s first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk. (In the film, Emile plays gay rights activist Cleve Jones.)

On his first role in The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys: “I had no idea how to play the part. I didn’t understand the dialogue. I didn’t understand the character. But the casting director really believed in me. It’s funny because people now say, ‘That’s such a natural performance’, but in my mind that performance is the one most influenced by other actors.”

On how he chooses films to star in: “I give a f—, but I don’t give that much of a f—. I’m still going to throw in some goofy s—. I don’t want to get too precious.”

On his upcoming film Milk: “I just had such a wonderful time. it’s such a great ensemble. Speed Racer was such a highly controlled performance environment that I found, honestly, a little frustrating at times just because it’s so hard when you’re on the green screen and it’s all about, ‘Bat this eyelash a little bit here.’ On Milk, it was just a free-for-all and we were all going nuts.”

Milk opens in theaters everywhere on Friday, December 5th. Visit the official website at MilkTheMovie.com.

JJ

Anonymous said...

Thursday, Sep 18

Brokeback 33 Percent

Fresh off a sexy book party, GalleyCat has slash on the brain. For years now, obsessive, creative, and somewhat dirty-minded readers have been churning out slash fiction--recording forbidden sexual encounters between male characters in their favorite stories.

Earlier this week, author Annie Proulx fumed over Brokeback Mountain slash fiction, noting that her fans won't stop mailing "ghastly manuscripts and pornish rewrites" of her original short story. Last night, GalleyCat caught up with Bill Tancer--an online intelligence agent with a new book about how web statistics affect our daily lives. He had some tough love and shocking statistics for authors squeamish about fan fiction.

"There's no way to stop people from interacting with your content. You can ignore or embrace it ... to complain about it isn't going to make it better. Fan fiction makes up 33 percent of all content revolving around books [on the web]."

http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/publishing/brokeback_33_percent_94876.asp

Anonymous said...

Please send DelMar Painting Word.doc to me too if you have it at kristen120486@yahoo.com. Thanks a bunch! :)

Anonymous said...

Waiting for Brothers official website ...

Good link this time :)

Milk - Official website

4:42 AM said...

Could you send me the Word file?

Where are my manners?

Could you please send me the Word file? :)

Anonymous said...

Waiting for Brothers official website ...

Hopefully soon we'll get something. A still, a trailer, something.

FREE KATIE said...

Katie Holmes' Broadway Debut Marred By Protesters

NEW YORK — Katie Holmes knows how to draw a crowd _ including anti-Scientology demonstrators. Nearly 100 people lined up outside the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre Thursday night an hour before Holmes acted on Broadway for the first time in a preview performance for "All My Sons."

Not in the line: roughly 30 Scientology protesters who stood behind a barricade and loudly chanted "Scientology kills!" Some wore masks like in the movie "V for Vendetta," and one poster read: "FREE KATIE."

Moments before the curtain went up, Holmes' husband _ and Hollywood's most famous Scientologist _ Tom Cruise entered the theater, where he mingled and shook hands with some other theatergoers who took photos and clapped. He then hugged Dustin Hoffman, who was sitting a couple rows away, which drew another cheer inside the theater.
...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/09/18/katie-holmes-broadway-deb_n_127622.html

EW said...

Anne Hathaway Shacks Up With Parents

Anne Hathaway crouches down and takes the latest cover of Entertainment Weekly. The 25-year-old access is currently crashing on her parents’ couch just a few months after the arrest of her ex-boyfriend Raffaello Follieri, who pleaded guilty to wire fraud, money laundering and conspiracy on September 10.

“She’s okay, but is staying at her parents’ (Kate and Gerard) New York apartment right now,” an insider tells In Touch.

Anne and Raff used to share a $37,500-a-month duplex apartment, which was raided and seized during the FBI’s investigation.

JJared

Anonymous said...

Page Six

PEREZ Hilton, a work of art? The gossip blogger has lost weight and is being shot by famed fotogs Markus Klinko and Indrani as part of the duo's Miami Art Basel exhibition to be unveiled this winter. We hear Hilton will be shot as "The Circus King" with his hair on fire and surrounded by naked men and women. Others who will be featured in the show include Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, Beyoncé and Mariah Carey.

Anonymous said...

Page Six

JAMES Franco wrote and directed a movie about how horndog actors prey on women - but you'll never see it. "[I read] an interview with Robert Duvall and Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman . . . and I guess they were all room mates back when they were in acting school, and they were like, 'Yeah, we just went for the girls,' " the "Pineapple Express" star tells next month's issue of Interview. That inspired him and a writing partner to pen a play about two girl-crazy acting students, which they then filmed. "I directed it, but it was so . . . I don't know," Franco laments. "It turned out badly. I'll never show it to anybody."

Anonymous said...

Page Six - SIGHTINGS

LEONARDO DiCaprio and Joey Fatone in the lobby bar of the Plaza, eyeing the women flowing in and out of Allure magazine's Best of Beauty Awards, where Natasha Bedingfield performed . . .

Anonymous said...

What follows [Del Mar Painting] is very slashy and hot ;)
Should I post it?


Oh yeah! Please post - it sounds like it's as much about Jack's self-discovery and Ennis'. I love Jack's dialect in it too. :)

Thanks all for giving consideration to my post about Sara Palin. It's terrible - I don't even think her male predecessors had bounties for animal parts! Hunting is one thing, but this isn't sport, it's mass cruelty, and it's been going on for years. We are above that kind of behavior as human beings I hope. She's like the old song lyric - "anything you can do I can do even worse, instead of better - equality to me doesn't mean besting men at their negative qualites. :(

Anonymous said...

That passage from Del Mar Painting was extremely beautiful I thought - what's behind the actual lines. It has a story to it, not just porn for porn's sake, not that there's anything wrong with that either, but I prefer a story along with it. ;)

Anonymous said...

BI

Which Action Star Is Gay When In Europe?

From yesterday's blind items, you guys seemed to think that the rehabbed star who relapsed and returned to sweet sweet booze was Kirsten Dunst. Makes sense to me.
...

This tough guy actor loves playing a hero. His successful movies are violent and loaded with explosive action. He’s always been a macho bruiser so romantic scenes are scarce and that’s fine with him. He dates pretty women when he’s in the US, but he prefers to make movies that film in Europe. That’s because he feels he has more privacy there. He can do what he wants without being observed and what he wants to do is go to gay bars and pick up men. His girlfriends back in the US wish he’d commit, but he’s far too interested in male companionship." [BlindGossip]

http://gawker.com/5052210/which-action-star-is-gay-when-in-europe

del Mar Painting said said...

Oh yeah! Please post - it sounds like it's as much about Jack's self-discovery and Ennis'.

OK, second and last del Mar Painting post (that story is like a drug to me).

del Mar Painting said...

“Come on,” I whisper; then kiss his cheek.

“Yeah,” I say when I see him flush. “You know you do; you know you do.”

He clench his jaw briefly; then before I know it, he turn to me, stand up, take my face in his hands, and kiss me square on the mouth.

Fuck me, I think while our tongues come together; and I try to pull away but I can’t, can’t; ‘cause the feelin’ of his mouth on me, his taste of whiskey and cigarettes and somethin’ fine and sweet seem to drown me dead in liquid whiskey fire.

His arms go around my neck, and I find my own arms embrace his torso tightly to me while we stand there on the concrete floor makin’ out oh my Lord ‘cause I feel myself respondin’ to this in a major way what is the matter with me, what is goin’ on here Jesus maybe we both fags but at the moment I just didn’t even give a shit ‘cause this just felt like heaven in his big strong arms.

We break apart at last, and his mouth on my neck now like to devour me I run my fingers through his hair breathin’ hard feel so good, feel so good him doin’ this to me like nothin’ I ever had before in my life, not with Lureen, not with no one; and it’s like I want him to touch me down there, need it “Touch me Ennis” I breathe in his ear; he moan at that, and I feel his big strong hand stroke me through my overalls and I can’t help but cry out and press myself against his fingers “Take it out, take it out, take it out” I say to him and then he unzip the front of the overalls and plunge his hand in “Oh Christ” I gasp while I feel his hand on my naked self, strokin’ me fine I pull at his clothin’ like to rip ‘em right off him “Come on come on” I say but he push me off him, pull my overalls off and then his hands, his big warm hands caressin’ my naked skin oh my God him groanin’ into my neck while he touch me, me thrustin’ up against him as he run his hands up the back of my t-shirt “Oh my” he whisper in my neck “Oh my oh my” he keep sayin’ while he pull my shirt off then embrace me again, his hands all over me and I can’t stand it no more; I pull at his overalls and he tear them off, then set down on the chair grasp me to him make me sit on him; and he spit in his hand and work it on his big hard dick I nearly faint when I see it; and with wildfire in his eyes he push me onto the floor pull my hips up and Jesus Christ like a blindin’ pain in my backside while he go in this wasn’t what I wanted “Jesus” I shout while he do me, oh my Lord feel like I’m dyin’ bein’ split in two but then he do somethin’, do somethin’ make the pain turn into a blazin’ hot joy and I moan and grab one hand he got on my hip and put it on my dick make him touch me while he do the other thing never had nothin’ like this before never had nothin’ like this before, joy from within and joy from without can’t get enough of it like I’d been waitin’ my whole life for this; I arch my back to him to goad him on, and suddenly I nearly scream when the wave crest as he plunge in and make the sun explode within me, and I shoot all over his hand and onto the concrete floor and he cry out too and fall against my back with one last thrust; and then we set there, me on all fours, him on me, us pantin’ and sweatin’ like to die while I shudder like a thundercloud at the last of my release, him shakin’ upon me likewise.

At last, he get off me, pull me onto the concrete floor with him; and I fall asleep on him and stay asleep until it’s time to go to work the next mornin’.

Wake up the next mornin’ shiverin’ as a draft catch onto my naked bare ass.

Huh? I think bleary as I lift my head up and open my eyes; see in the dim light the concrete floor, feel warm arms around my body.

Then I remember.

Oh, Jesus fuck.

I done a lotta bad things in my life over the years, but this was by far the worst, ever: me, me, Jack Twist, star pitcher for the Kennedy High School Warriors, gettin’ fucked up the ass by some housepainter guy—and lovin’ every minute of it.

“Sonava fuckin’ fuck,” I whisper, layin’ my head back down.

But I realize I’m layin’ my head down onta him; freeze for a moment, not knowin’ what to do.

I’m in his arms, can’t move to get off him; and then I hit with such a rush of shame I can hardly breathe. But then, a specific memory of his hand on my dick come back to me, and then how it felt when he kiss me so good; and ‘fore I know it I got a hard-on, even while my ass is burnin’ like a greasefire from what happen last night.

Oh my fuckin’ God I think, closin’ my eyes. Does this mean I’m a faggot like him too?

Jesus I can’t even deal with this I think, restin’ my head back on him after all.

But then, I ain’t nothin’ like the homos on TV; I ain’t swishy limp-wrist. Naw, I ain’t a fag.

Maybe you just bisexual, I tell myself. That don’t sound as bad to me somehow.

Or maybe it’s just him. Just this one, this Ennis.

He seduce me, I think; it ain’t my fault, I think; I ain’t the homo, he is. It him seduce me; that why the whiskey and such; just bidin’ his time, wait for to catch me off guard.

His fault, that damn queer homo buttfucker, I think.

I’m workin’ myself up into a fine hatred when I feel him shift ‘neath me.

I look over to him, see his eyes open onto my face.

“Wha-?” he cry, risin’ up so that I roll offa him onta the ice-cold floor.

“Jesus, man,” I say.

He starin’ wildly at me like he never seen me before; starin’ at my nakedness, at the fact that I’m even here at all.

“Oh shit,” he say, closin’ his eyes and puttin’ his face in his hands.

“Oh come on,” I say, real pissed by now. “Don’t act like you wasn’t plannin’ for that to happen last night.”

“What the hell you mean,” he say, lookin’ up then.

“Come on, man. You seduce me.”

“Hell I did,” he glare at me. “I seem to recall you the one come up to me and kiss my cheek practically beggin’ for it.”

“Yeah well I know why now you been gettin’ me drunk every night all this time; you was just waitin’ for your chance. ‘Cause you a queer or I’m Barry Bonds.”

“Hush up,” he say, gettin’ up from the floor. “Look who’s callin’ who a queer.”

“You talkin’ to me?” I say, gettin’ up too.

“Yeah I’m talkin’ to you,” he reply. “You didn’t seem to hate it too much last night as I remember.”

“Fuck you. Wasn’t my fault; you the one sendin’ all them gay vibes at me all day.”

“’Gay vibes’?” he say, disbelief. “Fuckin’ ‘gay vibes’?”

“Hell yes,” I reply to him. “I can feel ‘em comin’ offa you right now all the way from over here.”

Anonymous said...

OK, no more posting slash, I'll be good, I promise! :)

Anonymous said...

I try to pull away but I can’t, can’t; ‘cause the feelin’ of his mouth on me, his taste of whiskey and cigarettes and somethin’ fine and sweet seem to drown me dead in liquid whiskey fire.

Breathtaking and beautiful - *sigh*

Probably one of the more passionate scenes I've read, and not only this part, the entire post of it. I wish I could read the entire thing? I promise I'll keep it safe. :)

Anonymous said...

OK, no more posting slash...

It's Gawker's fault - they started it! lol

Annie said...

WTF! ! !

What is the demographic that writes this pseudo-pornish nonsense, anyway?

Anonymous said...

This is some wierd shit, man. . .

Anonymous said...

Calm down Annie.

Anonymous said...

What's weird?

Anonymous said...

He can do what he wants without being observed and what he wants to do is go to gay bars and pick up men. His girlfriends back in the US wish he’d commit, but he’s far too interested in male companionship.

Gawker:

Vin Diesel - "Diesel claims he prefers to date in Europe, where he's not as easily recognized and thinks celebrities dating other celebrities are just asking for trouble."

Anonymous said...

Wikipedia

According to polls, most of slash fandom is made up of heterosexual women with a college degree, though it also includes males and lesbian women. Therefore, the majority of slash authors are women, although male authors also exist (especially in original slash). These demographics are older than the yaoi fans and, as such, they tend to be more easily disturbed about slash depicting underage sexuality. This is becoming less true due to the popularity of Harry Potter slash.

Anonymous said...

To those that asked, sorry guys I dont feel comfortable emailing a word copy of the story. I was not happy when the author closed her journal, but I do respect her right to do so. She did start a new journal under a new name, but opened it only to limited friends. Other authors I guess. Not me. I do not know if she is still writing or not. She used to post comments on ennisjack.com but I don't visit that site anymore, havent for a long while.

To the one who posted the remainder of that scene, what a joy to reread those words.

Anonymous said...

Jesus effin + on a popsickle stick! Some people get off on this stuff?

Anonymous said...

Maybe it's housewivery camp or something. While the kids are sleeping.

Anonymous said...

Well obviously heterosexality is not working for these gals.

Anonymous said...

Wikipedia

It is commonly believed that current day slash fanfiction originated within the Star Trek: The Original Series fan fiction fandom, with "Kirk/Spock" stories – generally authored by female fans of the series – first appearing in the late 1970s.[1] The first such stories appeared in British fanzines.[2] Slash was originally coined as a derogatory term for such fanfiction, and for a time both slash and K/S (for "Kirk/Spock") were used interchangeably. Slash later spread to other fandoms, such as Starsky and Hutch, Blake's 7, and The Professionals.[3]

At first, slash was not accepted by many fans.[4] Later, authors such as Joanna Russ studied and reviewed the phenomenon in essays and gave the genre more academic clout.[5][6] From there, increasing tolerance and acceptance of homosexuality and frustration with the portrayal of gay relationships in mainstream media fed a growing desire in authors to explore the subjects on their own terms using established media characters. Star Trek remained an important slash fiction fandom, while new slash fandoms grew around other television shows, movies, and books with sci-fi or action adventure roots and two or more charismatic male characters.

Until the internet became accessible to the general public in the early 1990s, slash was tucked away as a subculture in certain fandoms, published only in fan-edited non-profit fanzines (often called only "zines") priced just high enough to recoup printing costs,[3] usually sold via subscription or at conventions. Slash moved to become predominantly an internet phenomenon. The field became open to more writers and allowed the publication of a greater quantity of material. It increased the number of readers, who were now able to access the stories from their own home at a much lower cost (the price of zines vs. the price of internet connections). The number of fandoms represented increased, especially those devoted to science fiction, fantasy, and police dramas.[3] The internet also increased the level of interaction – not every fan could write fiction, but the internet made it easier for fans to comment on stories, give episode reviews, and discuss and comment on trends in slash fandom itself.

Anonymous said...

Oh come on - with some of the porn of all types that's been out in the world for eons, don't sound so prudish and faux-offended, please. :(

Anonymous said...

Jesus effin + on a popsickle stick! Some people get off on this stuff?

Yes. What gets you off?

Anonymous said...

How old is young Jack in this story? 17? 18? That's usually the age when young people discover their sexuality. This is a well written story. I wish I had read it at the time it was available. Del Mar Painting Author? Please repost your story on LJ? Thank you! :)

Anonymous said...

11:28 AM

I think they don't get it. I don't understand why I love slash either.

Anonymous said...

There are reasons why people take their stories down and friends-lock their journals. Respect that. If you want to read their work, ask to be friended.

Anonymous said...

OK, I definitely do respect that. I'll ask to be friended. :)

Anonymous said...

Slash is no different than a romantic or erotic novel IMO - and that isn't unusual, I'm sure you would agree. The only furor I can understand to some degree about it is the possible copyright infringement issue. That's a double edged sword, because fandoms keep interest in an author's work going, and that's desireable I would think. And when slash is about characters you adore, like Ennis and Jack, it's wonderful to read and enjoy.

Anonymous said...

11:28, hardly a prude, I love good porn, both written and visual.

slash and fan fic is a diffrent genre, in my experience.

Anonymous said...

11:28, hardly a prude, I love good porn, both written and visual.

Heterosexual porn?

Anonymous said...

Slash is no different than a romantic or erotic novel IMO - and that isn't unusual, I'm sure you would agree.

Slash is about gay relationships & sex:

"Slash fiction is a genre of fan fiction that focuses on the depiction of romantic (and often sexual) relationships between two or more male characters, who may not be engaged in relationships in the canon universe."

Anonymous said...

11:51 - Hetero and/or homo, hot is hot, in my personal experience.

Anonymous said...

^^I was being inclusive when I made the comment about slash being no different than a romantic or erotic novel. Gay relationships and sex, or het relationships and sex, it's all romantic and erotic to me. Makes no difference who the characters are in the story, and shouldn't set it apart.

Anonymous said...

Hetero and/or homo, hot is hot, in my personal experience.

11:59, you said it better than I did, hot is hot! And beautiful, no matter the gender of the characters involved.

Anonymous said...

11:28, hardly a prude, I love good porn, both written and visual.
11:51 - Hetero and/or homo, hot is hot, in my personal experience.


Interesting. And you don't like / don't care about slash because ...?

Anonymous said...

12:04 gotta go, will think about it, more later. Im curious, myself. deserves serious reply

12:04 PM #2 said...

Thanks 12:12 PM. Looking forward to your answer.

Anonymous said...

How old is young Jack in this story? 17? 18?

18 or 19, IIRC Ennis is 15-16 years older.

Anonymous said...

"This is some wierd shit, man. . ."

Everything that doesn't sexually appeal primarily to striaght men is considered wierd; slash is a not made for "the man" so there must something wrong with it, right?

Anonymous said...

^^Beautiful I think. I've gotta read this story. :)

Anonymous said...

^^Sorry, my comment at 12:28 was in response to 12:25's. That scene from Del Mar Painting reminded me of my first b/f, the first time we ever did it, when he made the room spin and my knees weak and took me to heaven. Lucky Jack. :)

Anonymous said...

Lucky 12:32 PM.

Anonymous said...

to experience this piece of slash as "weird" doesnt mean there's anything WRONG with it.

to assume the "weird" response is from a straight man or from the straight world is weirder still.

testy people here! what is your demographic? :D

do babblers like slash?

12:32 said...

Sorry, can't type today - I meant to say my comment at 12:29 was in response to 12:25's.

Let's not have an interesting and intelligent discussion about the slash phenomenon degrade into another us-vs-them troll/babbler name-calling session, shall we?

Maggie said...

09/19/2008

Film stars to appear at concert at Santa Fe Opera

SANTA FE, N.M.—If you want to see a movie star, listen to country music and take part in a film production, head to the Santa Fe Opera on Saturday.
A film featuring Jeff Bridges and Robert Duvall is staging a concert as part of the movie's production and it's open to the public. Audience members will be filmed for scenes in the movie.

In announcing the free event, Gov. Bill Richardson's office said Friday that Bridges, Duvall and actress Maggie Gyllenhaal will be present. Doors open at 3 p.m. and seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The filming will continue until 7 p.m.

People who plan to attend are encouraged to wear contemporary Western clothing. Organizers say the event is not open to children under age 5. More information is available on a telephone hotline, 505-820-7955. The film, "Crazy Heart," is about an alcoholic country music singer—Bridges' character—who resurrects his career with the help of a reporter, who is played by Gyllenhaal.

Musician T Bone Burnett is producing the film's soundtrack and music.

http://www.lcsun-news.com/ci_10509143

Anonymous said...

Awwww . . . Santa Fe *sigh*

If I lived near there, I'd go in a minute. T Bone Burnett is incredible too, very much looking forward to this movie. :)

Anonymous said...

to assume the "weird" response is from a straight man or from the straight world is weirder still.

Isn't it weird that someone who visits WFT2 thinks slash is weird? :)

Anonymous said...

A film featuring Jeff Bridges and Robert Duvall is staging a concert as part of the movie's production and it's open to the public. Audience members will be filmed for scenes in the movie.

Sounds like fun!

Anonymous said...

Brokeback Mountain Slash communities on LiveJournal

Wranglers

Brokeback Slash

Kass said...

Slash For Dummies

Why I Write Slash

One recent evening on IRC I fell into a discussion about slash fiction with two friends: a woman who reads and writes slash, and a man who doesn't. I think he was a little surprised by the whole idea. And maybe confused. So he asked us, "Why?" He wanted to know a)why people read and write slash in general, and b)why the two of us read and write it in particular.

The "in general" question has a lot of possible answers.

One: We're taking the passive medium of television and making it active, making it interactive, transforming it from something one simply sits and watches to something one engages in. (That's an explanation for fanfic in general, not really for slash, but it's a start.)

Two: We're taking the subtext of queer romance and making it text, which neatly subverts the dominant paradigm. Hear ye, pop culture: you may think heterosexuals rule the airwaves, but we're rewriting your narrative to include a spectrum of possibilities. We're living proof of the ascendancy of postmodernism; everything is surface, and we're scripting new worlds in the interplay between episodes.

Three: Most fanfic writers are women, and in writing erotic fanfiction we're taking control of our own sexual and sensual drives. The pen is mightier than the sword, and in our hands the pen is feminine. When you look at the scope of recorded human history, women haven't been writing for very long. So writing is, in some way, a subversive act. When you look at the scope of recorded human sexuality, women haven't been in control of our bodies for very long. So writing about sex is twice as subversive as writing. Writing slash fiction is radical.

I think our friend followed these arguments pretty well. But he kept referring to what we write as "gay porn," which bothered me. I don't write porn. I'm not knocking porn; if it's what you're into, it's what you're into. But there's so much more to writing slash than triple-X language. When I write stories or poems about Jim and Blair, I'm not just getting my rocks off; I'm indulging my inner romantic.

My inner romantic loves to play with The Sentinel. Is it "true to the story" of TS to write Jim and Blair as lovers? Certainly it changes things. Watching TS with slashy eyes one sees all sorts of things that might or might not "really" be there. (That's the nature of subtext, after all.) What I like about it is that slash transforms the show, transforms its universe. And isn't that what romance does, in the best of all possible worlds? Think of the first time you realized that someone loved you back, wanted you back, needed you back: didn't that transform your universe? That's what we're doing for Jim and Blair. We're creating their world anew.

Slash fiction is a shared universe. It's a community. And the friend who doesn't get slash, doesn't really get internet community either. He's afraid it draws us away from our RL communities, leaving us further alienated. On the one hand, I can see his point; reading and writing slash fiction and poetry can be a kind of escapism, at least for me. It's delicious. It's low-pressure. It's an easy thing to and it keeps me at my desk instead of out in the world. Yes, I have qualms about internet community sometimes.

On the other hand, I think community is a complicated thing. The best comparison I've come up with is, the slash fiction community is kind of like the Jewish community. There are Jews all over the world; there are slash fen all over the world. I'm similar to some Jews and dissimilar to others; likewise with slash fen. The ideas and stories and beliefs of some Jews delight me, and those of others frustrate me; again, likewise with slash fen. Sometimes I interact with Jews in person, as when I attend a synagogue or celebrate holidays with friends and family, and other times I interact with Jews online or through phone calls or letters. Again, (surprise), likewise with slash fen.

I also think it's possible to belong to several different communities, and several different kinds of communities, without conflict. I belong to a RL community where I live, and I like that. I sing in a local chorus. I work for a local paper. I also belong to a Jewish community, RL and virtual. And I belong to a community of scattered college friends. And a community of scattered former fellow madrigal singers. And a community of slash fen. Is our slashy community perfect? Do we always agree? Are we always nice to each other? No, of course not. But we're people, and we're connecting with one another, and that's a good thing.

All of this aside, our male friend seemed simultaneously fascinated and distressed by the sexual element of slash. Why would women want to read and write about men with men, he asked? "If one man is hot, two men are hotter - something men have been saying about lesbians for years," quipped my beautiful fellow slash defender.

What I think confused our friend is that we -- my fellow slash-writer and I -- aren't fitting neatly into any sexual boxes. There isn't a convenient label for a woman who writes about men with other men. Real sexual identities don't fit neatly into categories. That I read and write about a fictional gay male relationship doesn't make me less (or more) of a woman; doesn't mean I wish I were a man, straight or gay; doesn't mean anything except that I like what I'm reading and writing. Sexuality is, as someone famous put it, "polymorphously perverse." This is a perfect example. And rather than come up with increasingly detailed sexual labels, I'd rather let the labels themselves fall by the wayside.

Ultimately, this whole discussion comes down to a matter of taste. I can analyze the post-structural feminist gender implications of fanfiction as a genre until I turn blue, but fundamentally I read and write Sentinel slash fanfic because I like it. I like thinking about Jim and Blair together. It gives me some kind of emotional energy I can't put a finger on. And I find it sexy. I can't explain that any more than I can explain any other sexual kink. Some people like fairy tales, some people like Playboy, some people like m/m slash.

And if you like it, you like it; and if you don't, you don't. I'm not sure there's much of a way around that. I like it. So that's why I read and write it. And now you know.

http://www.trickster.org/symposium/symp15.htm

Anonymous said...

All of this aside, our male friend seemed simultaneously fascinated and distressed by the sexual element of slash. Why would women want to read and write about men with men, he asked? "If one man is hot, two men are hotter - something men have been saying about lesbians for years," quipped my beautiful fellow slash defender.

So very true.

Yes, You Can! said...

You Can Make It Up: Brokeback Mountain Alternate Ending

Dear Annie Proulx,

I know that you have been having a lot of trouble finishing your story Brokeback Mountain, so I wanted to help you out. I'm really a huge fan, so you don't have to pay me, but if you do decide to use my ending in future editions of Close Range or if you decide to use it as the basis for a sequel, please just give me a small credit in the acknowledgments. Knowing that the great writer Annie Proulx read and enjoyed my work and felt that it was equal to her own would be all the payment I'd need.

Thank you, and ENJOY.



Brokeback Mountain: The Lost Ending
By Gabriel Delahaye

Ennis Del Mar hung the shirts one inside the other on a hanger suspended from a nail in the closet. He thought of Jack Twist, his one true friend. Their love had been a sacred bond, beset on all sides not just by an unwelcoming world, but by their own fears and demons. He thought of Jack Twist putting his penis inside his butt and having sex with his butt and them being two gay guys together for hours. Tears welled at the corner of Ennis's eyes at the thought of that sex. He slapped his hands together, knowing what he had to do.

All night, Ennis Del Mar sat at a rough hewn table of raw pine, working on a design. By morning, eyes dark ringed with exhaustion, he knew that he had struck upon it. There was a shed out back behind his house wherein he found the parts he needed, and within a fortnight, Ennis Del Mar had completed his construction. "What is it?" a towheaded neighbor boy asked. Ennis looked out over the darkening plains. "It's a machine what bring back my friend," he said, and spat into the dirt.

Late at night, Ennis Del Mar drove to the graveyard where Jack Twist was buried and exhumed the body of his lover. By the dim glow of a single candle, he laid the corpse out on the card table where he ate his solitary dinners, and affixed the nodes where they was designed to be affixed. He closed his eyes and turned on the machine, praying to a God he wasn't even sure he believed in for a miracle of his own design. There was an electric spark, and a noisome odor. Ennis looked down, and there was old Jack Twist, blinking up at him.

"Ennis, what're you doin'?"

Ennis didn't know whether to laugh or cry. "Nothin'," he said. And then they had crazy gay anal sex for hours. [NOTE: Annie, maybe this scene needs to be fleshed out more, but I kind of thought that the sparse description of "crazy gay anal sex" was more romantic and in keeping with the private love these two men shared.]

The next week was a blur to Ennis as he experienced a joy he didn't know possible. Him and Jack would talk for hours and do it for hours and then talk for hours more. If they got tired, they drank gritty coffee from tin cups, and when the sun went down they watched it go down in each other's arms, and then one of them would go down, too.

One night, over a peasant's meal of stewed meat and biscuits, Ennis looked up at Jack Twist, who sat naked. "All my life I've been thinking I wasn't made for this world," Ennis said, taking a sip of whiskey. "But now I'm starting to realize that maybe this world wasn't made for me."

"What're you getting' on about now, Ennis?" Jack asked, taking a sip of whiskey.

That night, Ennis was restless and excited. He didn't sleep, but spent the whole moon bent over that little card table, scribbling and scratching away at a homemade sheaf of mismatched paper. In the morning, he roused Jack Twist not in their usual way (blowjobs), but with a fistful of schematics. Jack Twist rubbed the sleep from his eyes and tried to make sense of what he was looking at. But before he could even focus, Ennis had snatched the papers back and was pacing in the living room.

"I always figured it were possible, but couldn't have built it alone. But there's two of us now. You and me, Jack. Together we can do this."

"Do what, Ennis?" Jack rattled the empty coffee tin in frustrated petulance.

"Build a spaceship."

With more parts from the shed, Ennis began work on his spaceship, ignoring Jack's skepticism. Jack sat on an old apple crate near the door, kicking out his heels, chewing on a stalk of wheat, and handing Ennis tools as he was asked. So he was as surprised as a cow in a henhouse when Ennis gently punched his arm just three days later and said "it's done." Ennis and Jack both spit dark spots onto the parched dirt.

"You think it'll work?" Jack asked. Ennis nodded. "What's it for?"

Ennis pulled out more drawings. They were star maps. "We're going here," he said, dropping a work-calloused finger onto a tiny bright dot in a field of dark.

"Where's here?" Jack asked, lifting off his hat to wipe the sweat from his brow.

"You'll see," Ennis said.

The next morning was gray and cool. The towheaded neighbor boy stood near the spaceship, poking at frogs with a stick. Jack and Ennis climbed in to the ship. Jack waved to the boy, but he didn't wave back. Ennis pulled the hatch down and gunned the engines. The ship lifted slowly at first, and then Ennis pushed the throttle forward and the ship jetted out into the sky. When the ship landed, they were on a planet very far away. Ennis opened the hatch carefully, and oxygen rushed in. "Come on, Jack Twist," he said. They jumped out of the ship and found themselves on a crazy sex planet.

An alien walked up to them. "Hey guys, you can have all the gay sex you want on our planet, free from bigotry. It's awesome."

Jack and Ennis went to a sex planet hotel and had so much sex forever with their penises and their butts.

The End.

You Can Make It Up

Anonymous said...

"The film, "Crazy Heart," is about an alcoholic country music singer—Bridges' character—who resurrects his career with the help of a reporter, who is played by Gyllenhaal."

Is this a remake of Rhinestone Cowboy? Have they run out of original stories in Hollywood?

Anonymous said...

Most writers of slash are hetero women? Who are the readers?

Anonymous said...

Most writers of slash are hetero women? Who are the readers?

Maybe other hetero women and gay men?

Anonymous said...

Most writers of slash are hetero women? Who are the readers?

Same are writers - mostly hetero women.

Anonymous said...

Gay men prefer gay porn.

Milk said...

James Franco On Zac Efron

In the October issue of Interview, director Gus van Sant interviews hot mysterious young actor James Franco. Um!

GVS: So I have some questions for you on this piece of paper.
JF: What's my favorite color?
GVS: No. Actually, what I have written down is "Zac-slash-romance."
JF: What?

I'm sorry, yes, what? It goes on!

GVS: And it says "stoner-slash-wind in hair."
JF: Oh, it's wind in your eyes.
GVS: It's wind in your eyes? That's how you made yourself look stoned in Pineapple Express?
JF: [laughs]

And then!

GVS: So we haven't talked about Zac yet.
JF: What is Zac?
GVS: Zac Efron.
JF: Oh. Well, yeah, we can talk about Zac.

They sure can.

GVS: Where did you see him?

JF: I met him for the first time backstage at the MTV Movie Awards. Lucas Grabeel, who is in Milk, is also in High School Musical with Zac Efron, and so we had been talking about High School Musical a lot. I hadn't seen it, but my girlfriend was a big fan of the movie--I don't know why. She was like, "You've got to watch it." And I was like, "All right, I'll watch it because Lucas is in it." So I watched it, and I guess I could kind of see the appeal. Some of the songs are kind of catchy. There's one where Zac is playing basketball, but it's also like a musical number... I don't know [laughs] I remember we were all sitting around on the set of Milk and I said, "I saw High School Musical." I said it like I had never sounded so interested in anything before. Then I think you said that you had tried to get Zac for a small role in Milk.

GVS: Yeah. The pizza guy. He never had time.

JF: Right. So then when I saw him at the MTV Movie Awards, I was like, "Hey man Good to meet you, Zac. I really like the movie, and I just workd with Gus, and he tried to get you in the movie." And Zac was like, "Yeah, yeah. It just didn't work out." And I was like, "Well you should really do a movie with Gus. I think it would be a good contrast to your other stuff." He's like, "Yeah, maybe." And then I was walking away to go back to my seat, and he tapped me on the shoulder and said, "We should do it together, man." And he, like, gave me a high five. He was really the nicest guy.

GVS: Yeah. He is really nice. We should all do a Judd Apatow movie. You and Zac and me.
JF: Yeah. You should do a movie that Judd produces, and we'll do it with Zac. What do you think?
GVS: Keep your eyes open for it.
JF: What kind of movie do you think it could be?
GVS: I'll have to think about that one.
JF: IF you have an idea and it's like me and Zac playing basketball or delivering pizzas or whatever, I'm in.

We're in too, baby.

http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2008/09/james-franco-on-zac-efron.php

Anonymous said...

Then I think you said that you had tried to get Zac for a small role in Milk.
GVS: Yeah. The pizza guy. He never had time.


Gus van Sant wanted Zac in Milk? Hm, I wonder why.

Anonymous said...

http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2008/09/james-franco-on-zac-efron.php

That's the cutest picture of Franco I've ever seen.

Anonymous said...

JF: I hadn't seen it, but my girlfriend was a big fan of the movie--I don't know why.

*raises eyebrow*

Anonymous said...

It gives me some kind of emotional energy I can't put a finger on. And I find it sexy.

Slash is all of that - it is romantic as well as sexy. It's fun to explore and create something too.

Kass, thanks for your post of the essay on slash, it pretty much sums up why I like it as well. Not simply the "if one man is hot, two are hotter" reason, although that is undeniably true. ;)

Anonymous said...

I(female) walked out of BBM turned on by watching two men have sex, for the first time in my life. Love slash now and only two men turn me on now. I wont even read het sex stories anymore. What can I say. You are what you are.

Anonymous said...

Weird.

Anonymous said...

Posted on OMG

IHJ posted the Borders bookstore pics today.

2007, May 4 - At Borders Bookstore w/ Friends In Hollywood

Anonymous said...

Posted on OMG/Correction:

I think IHJ had a few of the the pics but thery were only available with water marks. These have no watermarks and its the full set.

About 6 or so pics from that set have been posted on IHJ since last May. IHJ added the rest of the set today which are of Jake by himself going to his car.

IHJ has always had the pics of them in the store.

Things are dead with his fandom even on IHJ, they have been adding new/old pics all week.

Anonymous said...

Stop whining about his fandom being dead. It'll resurrect when his movie comes out.

Anonymous said...

2007, May 4 - At Borders Bookstore w/ Friends In Hollywood

Better late than never.

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