Sunday afternoon Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black brushed shoulders with another (blond) Hollywood A-Lister, Christopher Landon, while Going Down in LA LA Landstar – and OUTFest 2011 Star Beefcake – Matthew Ludwinski held court by the pool.
This was a gathering of Gay Hollywood’s elite: lots of exceedingly well groomed gay men, and a few lipstick lesbians who milled about, confabbing, and smiling. Unlike a gay bar, where you never know who’s who, everyone here had been invited. Crucially, it helped to ignore that this feeling of belonging was based solely on whether or not your name was on a list, or you had a badge. Yes, folks, it does “get better” but in many ways it’s not that much different from third grade field trips.
Well, “everyone” was on a list &/or had a badge … except for me and my friend. I’d asked several OUTFest 2011 people about getting on the list and received the robot like response, “IT’S BY INVITE ONLY.” HELLO? Excuse me? I’ve been to four Academy Awards. You can trust me around the china. I like pools, and I’m from Cali. A pool party is the only event that triggers entitlement and I was going to the f’ing pool party, stock response be damned.
However we got in – we got in. Needless to say, it involved walking in, and not jumping over any fences. All I’m going to say is that being a
reformed slut very friendly member of the community has its advantages. Love your gay brothers, people, and leave them with a smile!