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PHOTOS: Alan Cumming Debuts As A Photographer In New York’s Public Toilets

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According to our sources, actor Alan Cumming does not have a problem with authority. Editors at Headmaster magazine, the art publication for the “sophisticated man-lover,” assigned Cumming to go around documenting public restrooms as a homoerotic homage to filmmaker Peter Greenaway’s 1985 documentary, 26 Bathrooms.

Cumming turned his assignment in a week early—on Christmas Eve, no less!—and even received some extra credit (hint, hint). 

You know what they say, beauty is in the eye of the iPhone holder: Alan toured some of New York’s seediest gay bars and upscale cabaret rooms, peeking inside the men’s rooms to capture Instagram-style snapshots of good boys getting pissy.

We have gotten our hands on a couple of the shots just for your viewing pleasure. If you want to check out the too-dirty-even-for-Queerty batch, all these photos and more appear exclusively in the third issue of Headmaster, on sale now. And if you live in New York, you have a chance to meet and mingle with the man-loving artists and editors of Headmaster tonight at the magazine’s third-issue launch party taking place at King’s Cross in the Lower East Side.

Click through for more images from Alan Cumming’s photo essay for Headmaster

Photos: Alan Cumming/Headmaster

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By:           Oscar Raymundo
On:           Apr 12, 2012
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  • 15 Comments
    • hudson
      hudson

      kinda nan goldin-y. love the raw quality.

      Apr 12, 2012 at 6:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Johnny
      Johnny

      more please.

      Apr 12, 2012 at 8:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DouggSeven
      DouggSeven

      The 2nd pic is quite possibly the hottest thing I’ve ever seen.

      Apr 12, 2012 at 8:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Feinstein
      Feinstein

      Looks rather sleazy and inappropriate. The Queen will not be amused.

      Apr 12, 2012 at 9:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jimmy Velvet
      Jimmy Velvet

      Love ya, Alan, really I do…but don’t quit your day job.

      Apr 12, 2012 at 9:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • NateB79
      NateB79

      @DouggSeven: Oh I could not agree more.

      Apr 12, 2012 at 9:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eric in Chicago
      Eric in Chicago

      @Jimmy Velvet: agreed

      Apr 12, 2012 at 11:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gauthier
      Gauthier

      Oh good. More thrillingly artistic sleaze. Can we move on already please? Amazing how some people who righteously shoot down certain aspects of gay subculture will giddily fawn over stupid, meaningless crap like this. I’ve been in the artistic circuit for quite a while now and these boring attempts at provocation only seem backwards and pre-adolescent to me anymore.

      Apr 12, 2012 at 12:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike
      Mike

      I agree Gauthier. These photos and the “art” project aren’t anything original and yeah there are guys who cruise bathrooms but by and large for the past 35 years it’s been frowned upon and not something most people want to do since if they want to hook up with a stranger they’ll just go online. I like Alan Cumming and his acting and how he’s out as a bisexual man but I agree that he should just stick to acting.

      Apr 12, 2012 at 2:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • electrongreen
      electrongreen

      this is so seedy and vile sex in public toilets is nothing to be proud of,its the lower side of gay life [ a minority of gays] so these pictures show nothing, no talent more a reflection on the so called artists who may be telling his own life story,

      Apr 12, 2012 at 4:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rickydee
      rickydee

      It hasn’t been too many years since a camera in a gay bar, much less the toilet, was enough to get “your beads read to filth!” Cummings is old enough to remember! lol

      Apr 12, 2012 at 5:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gauthier
      Gauthier

      @Mike: Also, like others pointed out, why would we for fuck’s sake want to promote this seedy aspect of gay (sub)culture? Especially since those places are teeming mires of std’s and there is already such a tragic health problem with Hep C and Incurable strains of Gonorrhea that no-one seems to have the guts to talk about? Why don’t Queerty and other such sites help a little more promoting prevention and information on these issues instead of posting rancid crap like this? :(

      Apr 12, 2012 at 5:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bryan
      bryan

      #2 – O_O

      super hot.

      Apr 13, 2012 at 3:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rjc
      rjc

      love the sleazy grainy quality, for years this was the only outlet for gay contact, george michael never got over it…

      Apr 13, 2012 at 9:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ted
      Ted

      @Gauthier: Sour grapes?

      Apr 17, 2012 at 10:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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