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• PlanetOut-owned Men magazine named abdominally-bless Johnny Castle as their “Man of The Year”. On a somewhat related note, Matt Damon won People magazine’s Sexiest Man top slot. Note that the gays have far more flare – and flesh. [See a NSFW shot of Castle, after the jump. And be sure to check out the magazine's new blog.]

Iranian Chief Justice halts “gay” execution, calls sentence violation of Islamic teachings:

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) has learned that the Iranian Chief Justice, Ayatollah Seyed Mahmoud Hashemi Shahrudi, has nullified the impending death sentence of Mr. Makvan Mouloodzadeh, a 21-year old Iranian citizen found guilty of multiple counts of anal rape (ighab), allegedly committed when he was 13 years old. The Iranian Chief Justice described the death sentence to be in violation of Islamic teachings, the religious decrees of high-ranking Shiite clerics, and the law of the land.

For the record, no one accused the man of rape.

Christmas Village of the Damned!

• No human rights law for Salina. Apparently they have bigger problems, like sewage.

Thom Browne’s no lesbian.

Amazon.com gets gay with Love and Pride jewelry, the same company for which Reichen shills.

Russell Simmons fights animal cruelty. Awwwww…

• Straight man names “Five Albums That Almost Made You Gay”. First up: Dan Fogelberg’s Nether Lands.

• London’s gay former deputy police commissioner Brian Paddick running for mayor.

Toledo gets gay registry.

Marvel opens digital comic archive to fans. Fans thank Marvel by crashing site.

• Four infected organs transplant HIV in Chicago.

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By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Nov 14, 2007
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  • 35 Comments
    • John Santos
      John Santos

      Oh boy! Another gay rag puts a het on it’s cover as, “Man Of The year.” American fags are so fucking pathetic. When did we forget that gay men have cocks too and are actually willing to use them with other men; and spend all our time lusting after breeders quick to make a buck off of us? Sitting around jerking off to straight men; sitting around watching straight made gay films; sitting around waiting for straight politicians to “grant” us equal rights. We’re fucking hopeless.

      Nov 14, 2007 at 6:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GranDiva
      GranDiva

      True, John, but whenever I start feeling that upset, I either go out and blow a 100% gay man or eat somethign (usually something decadent, like sushi or pizza). Gets me over it quite efficiently.

      Nov 14, 2007 at 6:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dawster
      Dawster

      well, if you’re THAT bothered by it, john… what might help greatly is if you got up off your ass and actually did something about it.

      or perhaps you forget that gay men… like men. i didn’t know that what we find attractive or beautiful now has categorized. i’m sure it’s ONLY an American thing… (but i kindly disagree from my travels abroad. universally, it’s a money thing.)

      but… you can start working for a porn studio or magazine, start a blog, change perception and gain a voice and speak out pro-discrimination against straight men …….. or you can bitch anonymously, quietly, alone, at home from your computer.

      whatever you feel is less “fucking pathetic.”

      Nov 14, 2007 at 6:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ousslander
      ousslander

      Damn Matt looks little beat up. AS for lusting after straight men it’s simple. They come a lot cheaper and usually with a six pack of beer.

      Nov 14, 2007 at 7:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • _____
      _____

      I really don’t get what all the fuss is about over Johnny Castle. Ok, he does have a great body, but that face! Ugh. His face really kills it for me. It’s all droopy and sad looking. I’m sorry, but that’s not hot.

      Check out more photos of him at this link (NOT WORK SAFE!)- http://delirio11.blogspot.com/2007/06/johnny-castle.html
      You’ll see what I mean.

      Nov 14, 2007 at 7:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SexManTwo
      SexManTwo

      I thought that PlanetOut sold their Porno arm. Are they still a porn owner?

      Nov 14, 2007 at 9:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • afrolito
      afrolito

      Johnny is the hot regardless of his sexuality.

      Nov 14, 2007 at 10:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brandon85
      Brandon85

      or perhaps you forget that gay men… like men

      Well this gay man likes men that are attracted to him. I’m a sucker for that whole mutual attraction thing.

      Nov 14, 2007 at 10:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan brickman
      alan brickman

      Matt looks a bit past it……

      Nov 14, 2007 at 11:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan brickman
      alan brickman

      Matt Damon… sexiet closet case alive??

      Nov 14, 2007 at 11:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • afrolito
      afrolito

      Is there any halway decent looking male celeb, that gay men don’t think is a closet case??

      Nov 14, 2007 at 11:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hells kitchen guy
      hells kitchen guy

      It’s “Man of the Year.” Not “gay man of the year.” I wonder why some gay men (like John Santos) so willing ghettoize themselves. They’re also the first ones to scream when mainstream media do the same thing on their (straight) side.

      Nov 14, 2007 at 11:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rowen
      Rowen

      Oh look, the gay rag picks the “hot” guy with the abs, and makes no beef about it, where as the “straight” magazine tries to pretend it’s more classy. I’m not sure which is more pathetic.

      Nov 14, 2007 at 11:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • matt123
      matt123

      How Hot. I have met some hot gays on Findbilover.com. He is more fascination.

      Nov 15, 2007 at 4:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hells kitchen guy
      hells kitchen guy

      “he gay rag picks the “hot” guy with the abs, and makes no beef about it”

      Why do you imply that great abs are unsexy? I’m missing something here.

      Nov 15, 2007 at 9:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • John Santos
      John Santos

      “I either go out and blow a 100% gay man or eat somethign (usually something decadent, like sushi or pizza)”

      Does it have to be either, or, GranDiva, couldn’t I do both? Couldn’t I eat pizza while blowing a 100% gay man?

      “you can start working for a porn studio or magazine, start a blog, change perception and gain a voice and speak out pro-discrimination against straight men …….. or you can bitch anonymously, quietly, alone, at home from your computer.”

      Oh, that’s brilliant, Dawster! I’ll tear up my real estate license and start doing porn. I’m sure my parents will be very proud of me. And I am pro-discrimination of straight men–especially those in the gay porn business. As far as anonymously, my name is right there for all to see. As far as quiet, I made a fair bit of noise. As far as alone, by BF would find that amusing. Although I am at home on my computer, so I’ll give you that.

      “They come a lot cheaper and usually with a six pack of beer.”

      But they always drink the last one, without offering it to you first.

      “but that face! Ugh.”

      That’s the look most gay-for-pay hets have when they know that they are stroke material for thousands of gay men. It’s a mixture of disgust, greed and shame.

      “Johnny is the hot regardless of his sexuality.”

      Then he should go do straight porn and leave the gay porn to real gay men, afrolito.

      “Well this gay man likes men that are attracted to him. I’m a sucker for that whole mutual attraction thing.”

      Thank you, Brandon85! One of the reasons I stopped watching–or rather, buying–porn, was because I was tired of seeing videos where half the tops were limp and half the bottoms couldn’t take anything bigger than a thumb. Not to mention the G4P asswipes who do a solo scene and get paid more than all the gay performers combined, simply because they identify as straight. Viagra has ruined gay porn and made Chi Chi LaRue wealthy.

      “Is there any halway decent looking male celeb, that gay men don’t think is a closet case??”

      Closet cases are usually pretty male celebs and ugly male politicians, afrolito.

      “It’s “Man of the Year.” Not “gay man of the year.” I wonder why some gay men (like John Santos) so willing ghettoize themselves. They’re also the first ones to scream when mainstream media do the same thing on their (straight) side.”

      And it’s Men magazine a publication for gay men, not Playgirl, a publication directed at straight women, hkg. I wonder why so many gay men are willing to tolerate lousy porn, just to fantasize about hets. And we’re not talking about mainstream media, hkg, we’re talking about porn. But if we’re on the subject, I also hate it when het actors get plum gay roles, while gay actors are kept in the closet by their handlers.

      “I’m missing something here.”

      You should get that printed on a T-shirt.

      Nov 15, 2007 at 9:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SexManTwo
      SexManTwo

      John S sounds like a freak.

      Nov 15, 2007 at 10:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr. B
      Mr. B

      Matt Damon certainly does nothing for me, and that picture of him is definitely not the best, but I tend to be more attracted to the guys People picks than the guys in fag rags. Maybe it’s all the airbrushing that takes the steam out of me.

      Nov 15, 2007 at 10:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brandon85
      Brandon85

      I wonder why so many gay men are willing to tolerate lousy porn, just to fantasize about hets.

      And oddly enough, (to add my own irony) be the same ones to raise hell over other gay men “sexualizing” some straight guy or assuming that some straight actor is really gay. But that’s what happens when you play little sexual ambiguity games. And that’s regardless of what year it is – the often alluded to fact. Sex may sell, but it gets a bit trickier when you delve into sexual orientation/preference. A little exercise in discrimination isn’t necessarily bad. I never bought that line about how separate is never equal.

      Nov 15, 2007 at 10:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hells kitchen guy
      hells kitchen guy

      “of the reasons I stopped watching–or rather, buying–porn, was because I was tired of seeing videos where half the tops were limp and half the bottoms couldn’t take anything bigger than a thumb.”

      I disagree. The G4P guys from E’ern Europe, Brazil, etc., that I see in the porn videos seem (operative word “seem” – it’s ACTING, isn’t it?) to be into it and performing quite nicely.

      I’d rather see a hot het than a not-het homo any day. That said, I’d rather see a hot homo above all. Does that make me self-hating – or just discerning?

      Nov 15, 2007 at 12:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brandon85
      Brandon85

      No, that preference just makes you not so different from John afterall.

      Nov 15, 2007 at 1:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • John Santos
      John Santos [Different person #1 using similar name]

      “I disagree. The G4P guys from E’ern Europe, Brazil, etc., that I see in the porn videos seem (operative word “seem” – it’s ACTING, isn’t it?) to be into it and performing quite nicely.”

      Since those films are usually made by American companies, my comment about Viagra stands.

      And really, how many of those men who have sex with men–especially in those countries mentioned–would ever identify as homosexual? I’ve been to Brazil with my BF, (my parents are from Portugal and my BF’s parents are from Brazil,) and I lost count of the number of men we met in clubs who steadfastly pronounced their heterosexuality, while coming onto my BF and myself.

      There is something very ugly about a man stating he’s not a paneleiro, while telling you how badly he wants to fuck you.

      “I’d rather see a hot het than a not-het homo any day. That said, I’d rather see a hot homo above all. Does that make me self-hating – or just discerning?”

      I’d rather see an average, or even plain homo who is into gay sex, than a searing hot het any day.

      Nov 15, 2007 at 1:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • John Santos
      John Santos [Different person #1 using similar name]

      “But that’s what happens when you play little sexual ambiguity games.”

      I agree with that, Brandon85. Such as the films made in Brazil and Eastern Europe that hkg mentioned; all the performers are apparently straight. Kristen Bjorn made a career on peddling “straight” men in his movies. Higgins went from chicken films, to EE films, again with only “straight” performers.

      He will not even acknowledge that some of his stars might be gay, or even bi, prattling on about how they view sexuality differently there, than we do. It’s homophobia at it’s worst; gay men closeting people who could very well be gay–people in anti-gay countries–just to make a buck.

      Too many directors have a straight fetish and we are expected to pay $60 for their fetish.

      Nov 15, 2007 at 1:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stevo
      Stevo

      Right on John! I’m tired of listening to my gay buddies sighing over heteros. It’s a dead end. Why do that to yourself?

      Nov 15, 2007 at 1:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hells kitchen guy
      hells kitchen guy

      John: Except that I have no idea what the director says abuot the actors’ sexuality when I’m watching the videos. I only assume from what people tell me that some of these guys are G4P, and I do know a few like the Man of the Year and a very few other (some hot guy who works for Lucas, i think).

      I totally agree that gay men who moon over str8 men are pathetic. I’ve always said that there are way enough hot unattainable gay men in the world for me not to bother my time with the even-more unattainable hot str8 men. Especially w/the way The Gays are working out these days. Who needs the str8s? But … that said, a hot guy plowing/getting plowed is hot regarldess of his sexuality, etc.

      Nov 15, 2007 at 2:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ellie
      Ellie

      Neither of them do it for me. Matt’s got charisma, admittedly, but whatshisface’s abs look like slabs of wet clay someone slapped on with some gorilla glue. And his face… eh.

      Admittedly, I’m not the authority here.

      Nov 15, 2007 at 4:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • John Santos
      John Santos [Different person #1 using similar name]

      “Right on John! I’m tired of listening to my gay buddies sighing over heteros. It’s a dead end. Why do that to yourself?”

      Tell me about it, Stevo! A friend is always going on about Mark Dalton. You know, the straight guy who has never done anything more than solo work, yet makes piles of money from gay production companies and went to jail for beating up his GF?

      Closer to home a friend is constantly flirting with his het neighbor, knowing full well he hasn’t got a chance. The BF, he and I were suppose to go out for dinner three weeks ago and he canceled because he HAD to stay home and care for the het’s cat, so the het could go out on a date. He wastes his life on something that will never happen. I love him, but it’s sad.

      Nov 15, 2007 at 5:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • John Santos
      John Santos [Different person #1 using similar name]

      “John: Except that I have no idea what the director says abuot the actors’ sexuality when I’m watching the videos. I only assume from what people tell me that some of these guys are G4P, and I do know a few like the Man of the Year and a very few other (some hot guy who works for Lucas, i think).”

      Oh, I agree that many of them are G4P and I find that vexing. In fact, there was an article in Details magazine a few years back, where producers stated that at least half the men in gay porn are G4P. I mean, WTF? This is something to brag about? If a performer in straight porn is found to have done gay porn, their career hits the skids, yet guys who do gay porn and claim to be straight get paid five grand, while real gay men get pennies. And don’t get me started on Caesar.

      I just went off on a tangent about producers who keep gay performers closeted to perpetuate the straight fantasy. It makes it seem that straight is better than gay. We have to deal with that in daily life, why should we put up with it in porn? I want to see big, flaming queens getting busy. Not angry, Viagra laden hets, needing to get head from their GF to be able to perform.

      “I totally agree that gay men who moon over str8 men are pathetic. I’ve always said that there are way enough hot unattainable gay men in the world for me not to bother my time with the even-more unattainable hot str8 men. Especially w/the way The Gays are working out these days. Who needs the str8s? But … that said, a hot guy plowing/getting plowed is hot regarldess of his sexuality, etc.”

      We can agree on something. However, I just find it ridiculous that the porn industry is constantly foisting het performers upon us and we’re expected to just take them, limp dicks and all. The last movie I watched was a Latino themed vid and there wasn’t any kissing, any rimming, three really lousy blow jobs, several half hard performances, much grimacing and altogether a shitty movie that cost me $60. Never again.

      Talking about all this porn is making me horny. The BF is gettin’ some luvin’ tonight.

      Nov 15, 2007 at 5:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • John Santos
      John Santos [Different person #1 using similar name]

      And another thing! Why are porn stars so short? An ex-BF went to some gay porn “awards” ceremony a couple years back and got plenty a dirty look when he clasped his hands together and squealed like a school girl, “Gawd! Now I know how Dorothy felt when she landed in Munchin City!”

      Years ago a gay porn reviewer wrote that he aways wondered if he would be able to fit all of Jeff Stryker’s cock into his mouth and then upon meeting him, wondered if he could fit all of Jeff Stryker in his mouth.

      Nov 15, 2007 at 6:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hells kitchen guy
      hells kitchen guy

      Whoa now you’re ragging on SHORT PEOPLE? I don’t care how tall a guy is, as long as he’s well proprtioned, sexy and is good in bed. It ain’t the size of the train, it’s the locomotion (that, and a firm, bubbled caboose).

      Nov 15, 2007 at 8:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • John Santos
      John Santos [Different person #1 using similar name]

      I’m not ragging on short people, hkg.

      It’s just that most male porn stars–even the straight ones–seem to be of a rather limited height. There was a picture book out years ago with photos from behind the scenes of gay porn shoots and one of the top tops of the time, was pictured standing on a box so he could reach the bottom’s bottom, who was bent over a desk. I just found that amusing.

      However, I do like your train analogy.

      Nov 15, 2007 at 9:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dawster
      Dawster

      men’s magazine highlights a nude man every month. i’m not sure you can call it porn, but it’s “looking at naked men” – and nothing more. no sex, nothing of the sort (the stories are hot sometimes). at the end of the year, they have their ballot and every subscriber gets to vote for their favorite cover model for the year.

      since this is by popular vote, by an ALREADY featured subject, your indignation John, would have been better used by attacking Johnny Castle, or other straight men BACK when they were featured… NOT when they are winning a popularity contest among subscribers. It’s really not your call as you didn’t put money into the purchase of the magazine, nor cast your vote for someone more “gay”.

      men’s magazine is just that… MEN. it’s not about gay vs. straight men, short verse tall men, or anything else… it’s about physique and dicks. pretty simple – just like the old Beefcake magazine.

      there are runway models and they tend to be tall and skinny (to aid in the flow of the garments). people complain about that. print and video models tend to be short and wider (in shoulders, mainly). people complain about that too. showing, people will complain about ANYTHING.

      for christ’s sake… Tom Cruise had to stand on a damn platform everytime he was in the courtroom for “a few good men”… and had to stand on a box to kiss Nichole Kidman in “top gun”. it’s how the finished product of art is created – gay or straight… porn or non-porn.

      if you look at the odd-as-fuck ways Kristin Bjorn contorts his models to get the underneath shots, you would laugh your ass off. “Jurassic Park” wasn’t less amazing just because they had stunt doubles and special effects out the ass – ALL of which were in any number of dumb documentaries about the making of the movie. I’ve seen them all… and i still watch the movie and get wrapped up in the fantasy.

      John, i’m not sure if you’re bitching for the sake of bitching, you’re trying to be anonymously condescending, or maybe your daddy didn’t love you, who knows… but in a world of visual arts, everything has to be crafted – from the commercial on tv, to the print ads in magazines, to the photographs in Men’s magazines, to porn movies.

      I DON’T THINK IT’S RIGHT that we are a visually saturated society. Yes, in reality, i want the man to love me back, and i want him to be gay, i want him to smile at my jokes and lay in bed with me for no reason. THAT is called a relationship and that should be taken seriously… unlike these magazines and movies.

      men’s magazine, porn, movies, and basic visual art never promises you a real life relationship…

      Nov 15, 2007 at 11:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dawster
      Dawster

      and John – i still haven’t heard an apology over your bigoted “American fags are so fucking pathetic” statement. you never explained why you are a far better and superior (albeit less understanding) “fag” than we are.

      Nov 16, 2007 at 9:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • John Santos
      John Santos [Different person #1 using similar name]

      Well, Dawster, as to your lengthy reply, I think this best sums it up:

      “… it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”

      Andrew posted a couple of mag covers on a non porn blog and I commented on one of those covers. I didn’t realize a subscription was the price of admission into a discussion on a gay blog.

      As to your ludicrous demand for an apology; being an American fag myself and often feeling that my attempts at advancing our community are pathetic, I’m fairly certain I was included in my comment.

      As far as explaining why I am far better and superior–dude! Read my comments. Clearly they are evidence of my superiority. I’m the greatest thing since poppers and disco balls.

      Hugs and kisses.

      Nov 16, 2007 at 10:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dawster
      Dawster

      nope… not seeing it.

      actions speak louder than words i’m afraid. i can try to explain color to you, a blind man… but it looks like i was right in my first post… you just like to “bitch anonymously, quietly, alone, at home from your computer.”

      i find that sad. as you seem to be one of those self-hating american fags, i’m really not sure that your comments show any sort of relevance to reality.

      no wonder to get hung up over fantasy…

      Nov 16, 2007 at 11:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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