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PHOTOS: Cazwell, Filmmakers Get “Beneath The Sheets” At New York City’s Players Club

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Jonathan D. Lovitz, Sal Bardo, Cazwell, Max Rhyser and Martin Théberge

On March 30, host Jonathan D. Lovitz hosted performances by Martin Théberge, Misnomer(s) and DJ Cazwell at New York’s venerable Players Club as part of a special benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the upcoming short film “Chaser,”  whose director, Sal Bardo, and star, Max Rhyser, were on hand.  Also in attendance were Jae Garcia, designer Alicat Avril Lemieux  and AIDS activist Michael Cavanaugh.

The goal of the party, called Beneath the Sheets, was to address the growing complacency surrounding unsafe sex and HIV/AIDS in the gay community. “[We want] to start a dialogue about the increasing number of gay men practicing unsafe sex, and ask one simple question: Why is this happening?” explained Rhyser. A 60-day crowd-funding campaign has been launched for “Chaser,” which looks at a fictional group of “bug chasers”—gay men who intentionally attempt to sero-convert.

Previously, Rhyser has appeared on the small screen in One Life to Live, Homeland and the BBC sitcom My Hero, as well as the film A Four Letter Word. Bardo’s movie Requited is coming to DVD later this spring, while his most recent effort, Sam—about bullying and gender identity—is now making the festival rounds.

Click through for more photos from the Beneath the Sheets benefit party

Photos: Ken Paprocki

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By:           Dan Avery
On:           Apr 9, 2012
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  • 10 Comments
    • Noeebell
      Noeebell

      What’s the big deal with Cazwell, I don’t find him attractive and his music is mediocre at best. Someone please explain why should I care he’s a useful/positive part of gay community

      Apr 9, 2012 at 1:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • cdubois
      cdubois

      If you don’t like him then there isn’t a need for explanation. Not every person can or should be valid to every other person. As you obviously know, some people do find him attractive and interesting, thus his presence on this blog and many others…

      Apr 9, 2012 at 1:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pickles
      Pickles

      Max Rhyser is also one of the stars of the great gay drama Inbetween Men about a group of gay and bisexual male friends.

      Season 2 starts this spring.

      I’m surprised it hasn’t been followed on Queerty since that one initial story. It’s a great show.

      Youtube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/InBetweenMen?feature=watch

      Official Facebook http://www.facebook.com/InBetweenMen

      Apr 9, 2012 at 5:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike
      Mike

      I like some of Cazwell’s music but some of it isn’t that good at all.

      Apr 9, 2012 at 5:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brian
      Brian

      Jonathan Lovitz is gorgeous, insanely talented, and does so much for the community. He’s an amazing host and gives so much for himself at every event I’ve seen him at. I hope he becomes the huge star he deserves to be!

      Apr 9, 2012 at 10:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brian
      Brian

      Jonathan Lovitz is gorgeous, insanely talented, and does so much for the community. He’s an amazing host and gives so much for himself at every event I’ve seen him at. Im a huge fan of his– not just because he’s so sexy.
      I hope he becomes the huge star he deserves to be!

      Apr 9, 2012 at 10:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • shannon
      shannon

      CAZWELL IS GETTING PRESS CAUSE HE IS A TALENTLESS WHITE GUY ……YET ACTING AS “BLACK” AS POSSIBLE!!! IF HE WERE BLACK…HISPANIC…LATINO….HE WOULD GET THE MOST NEGATIVE PRESS YOU COULD GET. BUT THAT IS OF COURSE IF YOU LSITEN TO PRISSY QUEENS HERE…LOLOL

      Apr 9, 2012 at 11:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rockery
      Rockery

      I do love “Ice Cream Truck” and its video doesn’t disappoint, but that’s the only thing I know about Cazwell

      Apr 10, 2012 at 12:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jacknasty
      jacknasty

      LOL I think some of Cazwell’s stuff is fun…I always enjoyed Beyonce at Burger King and Ice Cream Truck…is he a role model, no.

      Apr 10, 2012 at 11:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • VOICES
      VOICES

      This project is extremely important. I gave what i Could after a sex year legal battle against a medical community, and many who are closeted and influential, treat Gay men in the most disgraceful manner possible. All laws and regulations of the AIDS Institute mean nothing because this disease means nothing.The primary focus of Lambda Legal for the past 10 years has been same sex marriage and not an issue involving life and death

      Apr 25, 2012 at 7:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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