The evidence continues to build against Genre and its editor, Neal Boulton.
This morning we told you about how the gay glossy used straight models to portray queer domestic bliss. Now former Genre editor Andy Towle informs us that publisher William Kapfer approached him for press last month and included this note from Boulton:
Everyone wants–someone. But when you get them, how do you keep it going. Genre‘s new service journalism and -how to- editorial direction made it easy for us to provide our readers with the **50 top ways to stay together forever.** This is not your typical list.
We delve into the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects that if addressed can actually enhance the way people relate to each other. We acknowledge that not every is monogamous, but some are–and we even address how to manage life in either scenario.
On the cover this month, Genre bravely put forth a reality couple, and not the typical models who hold perfection over our heads.
Yeah fucking right. We haven’t heard such a pile of horse shit since Pat Buchanan called Keith Kerr a coward.
Do the readers of Queerty know that Andrew writes for OUT? Hmmmmm, inquiring minds want to know.
SexCity – you are missing the point – Boulton is a writer and he is paid to distill shit to his readers. This shit had some extra stink. Everyone knows, marriage between two gay men is years off, anyway!
Didn’t Andy T use to edit Genre? Sounds like the guys are ganging up on an old rival? I really enjoy towleroad.
Sounds like we’ve got a gay NYC-based media catfight on our hands. These are always fun to watch.
hells kitchen guy
As long as they were using straight models, why’d they get one who looks so fat in underwear?
Other than that, the cover lines look exactly like last month’s cover lines. And the month before that.
the “reality couple” who are shown as the epitome of a long, faithful, happy gay relationship – is not actually a couple, but two straight models.
so, what Genre is trying to say is that an ACTUAL long, faithful, happy gay relationship in our community is an unattainable fantasy.
Not only did Andrew write for OUT but he also usd to work for HX which is partly owned by the same company that owns Genre. So anything that Andrew can do to bring down his credibility even more by trying to bring down HX is what it’s all about. I mean really people, it’s getting sad. Report on the stuff we care about. I’m sure there’s plenty of shit to be had at Out, The Advocate, etc. but you don’t hear about that because Andrew “I Look Like a Fucking Meth Head” Belonsky can’t get over his HX hatred…
hells kitchen gal
Who wants to see fat models? We could just go to Perez Hilton and look at his mug shot. We want models who are good looking. Does fat sell? I am sorry if by boys at Hells Kitchen are fat – maybe hit the gym?
I think this all calls for another rambling, badly punctuated open letter from Mr. Boulton himself in the comments section. Speech, Neal! Speech! Speech!
Yea – lets hear from Boulton!!!!!
@ JohnnyR: Wow — a true ad hominem attack. That’s just bad logic. Tacky too. Andrew, Queerty.com and towleroad.com are just pointing out what a complete farce Genre has become, cover to cover and how Neal Boulton and Bill Kapfer just lie, lie, lie. There is definitely a difference between selling a story and lying about it! About the ad hominem… someone did once tell me “You should never piss off talented people.” It seems like that is what Genre’s owners have done, and now those same owners are just upset that their money, supposed influence and graduate degrees can’t make Genre successful!
DoneDeal sounds so done. What a dumb investment of energy – work for a real magazine – get a job.
Forget about the model’s sexuality – why is noone commenting on what a crappy photo this is! I took better photos when I was 6.
I think the main point here is that if a bigger magazine like Details or GQ or even OUT lied about their cover story, they would be more than just accountable to the readers of a gay blog like Queerty or Towleroad. It’s just sad that Genre feels they need to fake out its readers in order to provide compelling reading. This is one former Genre reader tuning out for good. Bye bye.
Shut up Casey – you have no idea what is like to lose your job to a bunch of bureaucrats who only care about money. No matter how big a name they have access to – they need to remember the little people who worked for close to nothing to make a difference. Yes, I am resentful – but resentful because I can relate to the editorial staff that were replaced by the heavy-hitters from Conde Nast and such
Hey Petunia – you are only faked out if you are stupid enough to believe what you see. Bye Bye
You go flower shop!
I think you are all a bunch of pansies. Get a life.
I heard Genre still owes it’s writers thousands of dollars
I personally don’t think my history with HX or Out has any bearing on this story. A national magazine misrepresented itself to dupe readers. As for my alleged plan to discredit HX Media or Window Media – well, I think they’ve done that themselves.
Whenever I go to NYC, I see the most awesome looking gay guys in the world. Fucking amazing.
I want to go up to everyone of them and say, I use to be young and attractive too.
I see NO reason whatsoever why any gay publication would find a need to put straight men on the cover. It makes no sense unless the editor was trying to score a blow job.
Perhaps Genre, needs to hire me to find them attractive gay men in NYC since they have a problem.
Within two nights, I could have them models lined up for the next year.
It is almost like Ebony magazine putting black face on white models because they lack any attractive or photogenic blacks.
It really is offensive, so call me Neal Boulton, you are cute and if you are a homo, I might even put you on the cover.
There should be a strict no muff divers allowed policy.
I am only speculating, as I don’t have a job and cannot write
I heard that……..
Speculating? That’s rich. At least I’m not an avaricious lying jerk who screws over poor, unpaid freelancers and write bogus press releases.
Boo Hoo Pansy – get a life and get another job. Shit happens.
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Pansy – who is the lying jerk? Boulton? Did you work for him in the last three months at Genre or is it from Men’s Fitness? Maybe you should consider another field?
avaricious? That’s a big word for a freelancer.
I’ve written for Genre and they sure as hell ain’t paid me yet.
I just wrote for Genre and got paid two weeks after the issue came out. Who are you dealing with, Know? Maybe you need to resubmit?
I wondered why this site never seemed to have legit commentary – as KnowItAll just shared, he is a pissed employee. Why don’t all the pissed employees just piss off and let us have dialogue on the site without politics? KnowItAll’s comments have no validity if they are grounded in anger. This is a shame – because the comments have been good in the past.
If they don’t pay, don’t write for them. What part of the brain does one need to use to figure that out? There are thousands of magazine – put your energy into finding a legit job and write, write, write!
For what its worth, THANKS JACK JETT for staying on topic and I agree 100% with what you wrote.
I heard not only do they owe the previous staff thousands of dollars but they also owe pretty much everyone who worked them in 2007 prior to the change-over. I know stylists, photographers, models – tons of people that haven’t been paid on stuff a year or more old.
In Genre’s defense – they may have not known that Julian guy is straight. He has been in countless gay porn magazines and even has escort ads running in West Hollywood. I know TONS of men that have paid him for his time.
I am bitter and need drugs.
Hmm – has anyone looked at the masthead and actually asked any of the numerous people listed as contributors if they actuall contribute anything to the magazine? I sure haven’t noticed much from any of those people and wonder if they even know their names are being used.
How did Genre get this Playgirl guy to be on the cover anyway? Does this mean we will not be seeing the young, hot guys we’ve grown to love? If this is the case – goodbye, Genre!!
Agred BBgay. my subscription runs out soon and am not renewing
I guess we are stuck going back to the Genre-like magazine, Details:)
Genre needs that great photographer, Karl Simone back. He was always a nice guy and would never write negative things on blogs and always took the most spectacular shots: http://www.karlsimone.com/
Is Karl that cute guy at the Genre Party with the long hair? The cover model was at the party in his underwear. At least, it looks like him: http://genremagazine.com/2007/12-1/magazine/video/517.cfm
Karl Simone should not go back to Genre, even if they decided to pay him this time! He is way to talented for that rag.
Oh, Photo Critic must be Karl Simone. It is obvious by the comments and misuse of “to” it is “too” talented, not “to.” Karl is more the artistic type, not the type concerned with detail. The website is cool though – I love some of the boy shots you took, Karl. Everyone should visit http://www.karlsimone.com. Karl – you should call the guys that owe you money directly rather than taking our blog space. See ya at the studio!
I am not Karl Simone, just an illiterate fan of amazing photography – which is why I hate the photography on the recent covers of Genre! (See how it comes full circle…) Also for the record, never freelanced or worked for Genre, just have nothing better to do than write on here until Project Runway starts.
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