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How to wear a Speedo; Baz Luhrmann H&M ad features bisexual threesome; Freddy Krueger comes out

Neither goat-like or sick-making, this H&M commercial — featuring a bisexual threesome in a hilariously opulent setting — is Baz Luhrmann at his self-consciously sumptuous best:

Years in the making, this stop-motion homage to pumpkin-carving is frightfully jaw-dropping.

According to the creators:

Dozens upon dozens upon dozens of pumpkins were cut, gutted, rotated, scraped, poked, slapped, and banged to make this stop-motion animation and the music that bring it to life. It took a few years – pumpkins rot, schedules get busy – but we loved discovering the methods that worked and the many that didn’t.

Many pumpkins were photographed twice. First as a nicely lit, carving-free plate. Then again after carving our designs and removing the top or back so we could insert a light. The two were then composited together to remove the lighting equipment. We re-used pumpkins where we could (fronts and backs and sometimes sides) but that wasn’t always possible.

We often projected images onto the pumpkins to improve consistency between frames,, but due to each pumpkin’s unique curves, it often took just putting it in front of the camera to check alignment.

There were many animations that didn’t make it into the final piece which seemed like good ideas at the time but ended up being too complicated and did not work (a carved heart that emerged and beat with the pulsing of the light, a complex halloween themed pumpkin zoetrope, and an animation of a tree that grows as the pumpkins sizes do among others).

The music was created by through what we’ve deemed “Pumpkin Orchestration.” Grayson Matthews’ Igor Correia created this catchy rhythmically-driven underscore with the help of Tom Westin and the team of sound designers at Grayson including Ben Swarbrick, Laura Titchner, Chris Masson, Sebastian Biega and Aaron Verdonk. Special cameos by Brian Bernard and Asha Dillion. Most of these sounds were smashed, tapped, kicked, clapped or scooped out of actual pumpkins and carving tools, with some enhancement and sound manipulation courtesy of Logic and Protools.

If you’ve never seen A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, it’s the perfect time to take a look. Rife with gay subtext, the film is a colossal camp classic — bloody AF.

Now, you can get the inside scoop about the making of the film with Scream, Queen!, which brings together cast and crew to explain how the gayest horror film of all time was made Any questions?

Fan of that “Girls on Boys” song by Galantis and ROZES? Well, the inevitable queer version is here courtesy of Tamika Lawrence and director Jake Wilson. Filmed at New York City’s Nowhere bar, it’s a smoky celebration of go-go boys, burly bears, and queers galore and it demands your undivided attention stat:

God bless Australians. They invented the Speedo, our preferred formalwear, and judging by the Instagram account of Aussie Matthew Hanham, they know how to wear the fork out of ’em:

Easy like Sunday morning…?? . Thanks @bang_clothes for the swimwear

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?? for some ??this weekend . Thanks @wapo_wear for the swimwear

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Happy Friday, party people ??

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Long weekend starts NOW! ??

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Just another manic Monday…#iwishitwassunday . Swimwear from @wapo_wear ??

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Heat wave tomorrow…I'm ready ??????

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Love Sydney ??

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