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NEW YORK’S GAY GUIDE

WORLD AIDS DAY REPORT

NOV 30, 2012


CONTENTS

NOVEMBER 30, 2012 | VOL 20.23

14 A POSITIVE LIFE WORLD AIDS DAY REPORT

Thanks to medical advances, living with HIV/AIDS is not the death sentence it used to be. But that still doesn’t make it easy. A photo essay on living with HIV in 2012.

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The Week in Photos Commentary: How Rihanna landed on top. Getting Personal with photographer Leland Bobbé What’s Next Now: Odd Commentary: A Thanksgiving with the whole family. Gay DD Shot in the Dark

NEXTWEEK 22 24 26

Calendar of Events When I Knew: Promoter Dougie Meyer kept it clean. The Roundup: Last minute shopping on the way to

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Toys Party 2012. A/V Club: Analyzing the magic of Ke$ha through her tweets.

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Bars + Clubs Map Brief Encounter: Geoffrey Doig-Marx chats about

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Nightlife: An oral history of Spank: five years of highly

his new photography exhibit at Posh. influential music and parties.

COLUMNS 42 43 44 45 46 48 50

The Right Track Wedding: Thomas Roberts and Patrick Abner Curtain Up Reel Love Eats Chef’s Recipe Naughty Bits

LISTINGS 33

Business Directory

ON THE COVER: Daniel Logan, HIV positive for six years, shot exclusively

for Next Magazine by Kevin Thomas Garcia. See p.14 for more. ON THIS PAGE: Jay Connor, positive since 2011 PUBLISHER DAVID MOYAL EDITOR-IN-CHIEF BENJAMIN SOLOMON ART DIRECTOR CHARLIE PIAZZA SENIOR EDITOR ALEX ERIKSON ASSOCIATE EDITOR WILL PULOS COPY EDITOR JENNIFER CHAFE EDITOR AT LARGE JOHN RUSSELL DINING EDITOR PETER SHERWOOD MUSIC EDITOR KEO NOZARI STAFF WRITER LAWRENCE FERBER ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES DON ROBINDER, ZEKE PEREZ, ROBERTO BUCKLEY MARKETING DIRECTOR MATTHEW THARRETT DISTRIBUTION MANAGER EZEQUIEL PEREZ

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CONTRIBUTING WRITERS FRANK CONWAY, MARC CUENCO, WIL FISHER, DUSTIN FITZHARRIS, JAMESON FITZPATRICK, DAN HECHING, DAVID HURST, JEFF KAGAN, JUSTIN LOCKWOOD, PAUL MATSUMOTO, JORDAN RUBENSTEIN, BRIAN SLOAN STAFF PHOTOGRAPHERS SANTIAGO FELIPE, KEVIN THOMAS GARCIA, GUSTAVO MONROY CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS CHRIS BISHOP, BRUCE GLIKAS, ERIC JAMES, ROBERT H. MCGEE CONTRIBUTING ILLUSTRATORS A.E. KIEREN, TIM PAUL, ANDY SWIST, WILL VARNER NATIONAL ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVE RIVENDELL MEDIA: 212-242-6863, RIVENDELLMEDIA.COM

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Xelle is no turkey at Industry • Junior Vasquez keeps ’em dancing at The Underground• Trevor Project gets spiffy

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Visit The Nexus on NextMagazine.com for your daily dose of gay gossip and party photos. BY WILL PULOS

the rihanna generation Pondering the BarBadian PoP star’s undeniaBle connection to the gays during her tour’s recent stoP in new york.

he last stop on Rihanna’s brief 777 Tour was a small concert last Tuesday at New York’s Webster Hall. As the moderately sized downtown venue slowly began to fill with people, I had one of those perspective-broadening moments you always get when you go to a concert of a mainstream gay icon. Oh right, you remember, everyone loves Rihanna. People of different races, ages and sexual orientations all crowded into the open dance floor and waited patiently (for over two hours) for the show to begin. After an energetic opening focusing on her more aggressive R&B tracks like “Birthday Cake”and“Cockiness (Love It),” Rihanna moved center stage for an acoustic set of some of her earlier, calmer numbers like “Take a Bow” and “Hate That I Love You.” It was a nice reminder of a time when the singer had slightly curly hair, sometimes smiled and wasn’t covered in tattoos. Looking around, I saw most of the crowd singing along with the stripped-down songs and swaying to the guitar backing. Then, as the set list moved to her more emotional tracks like “Where Have You Been,” the gays in the audience started throwing themselves around like a community of Shakers in

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ROCKEFELLER PLAZA PHOTO: ROBERT MCGEE

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KE$HA @ ROCKEFELLER PLAZA The pop singer and glitter enthusiast performs “DieYoung”off her new album, Warrior, during theToday Show’s regular live concert series.


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Overheard:

“There’s no reason to celebrate any of these assholes. We hate ‘em all, so let’s get drunk and have a good time!” —Bianca Del Rio at last week’s Glam Awards

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severe caffeine withdrawal. With some of her best songs, Rihanna is able to tap into a powerful emotional register that combines a sense of wonderful resilience with an undercurrent of desperate sadness. With the pop music-domination of gay bars and clubs today, its also a sentiment that may invade and define our lives more than we realize. On tracks like“We Found Love” and “Only Girl in the World,” the Caribbean belter dances along a fine line between passionate expression and

“Rihanna continues to hit an emotional pitch that gays find common ground in.”

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XELLE @ INDUSTRY The two-girls-one-drag queen pop group strikes a pose after performing material off of their brand new album, Queen.

DWORLD UNDERWEAR PARTY @ REBEL Daniel Nardicio and the conspicuously clothed Joe Gauthreaux take a breather from their giantThanksgiving Eve underwear party.The event came just shy of breaking the world record for Biggest Underwear Party. See p.57 for more photos.

INDUSTRY PHOTO: SANTIAGO FELIPE; REBEL PHOTO: GUSTAVO MONROY

reckless abandon. Her public image over the last decade has been hitting similar notes as well, though with a frozen demeanor that’s as tireless as it is careless. It’s a persona most gay New Yorkers are as familiar with as they are balancing on the platforms at The Ritz or running up the stairs at Therapy. Where other queens of the charts release a new album every few years or so, RiRi seems to throw a new one up on iTunes every few months, and her just-released Unapologetic is no exception. But there seems to be something more than just output that keeps the Roc Nation princess blaring nonstop across the city. When gay icons are everybody’s icons, what separates our music experience from everyone else’s? In many cases, it’s our particular emotional connection to the music, and Rihanna may be better at tapping into that specific plane than any other pop star of our generation. Where Lady Gaga can often seem to lack authenticity, Adele maintains a sense of control and Katy Perry never approaches a level of such rawness, Rihanna continues to be able to hit an emotional pitch that gays find common ground in. But what does that specific tone say about our shared experience? Are we all really looking for love in such hopeless places? N


Overheard: “

Why not go big? That’s been my motto for 2012: Think big. Because small and medium have too much competition.” —Daniel Nardicio, exclusively to The Nexus

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Miss Fame

Leland Bobbé Vikki Villianese

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CHOOSE ONE: HOLIDAY TRADITION

Holiday Music

Shopping

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Don’t like holiday music, don’t like to shop and I prefer lighter clothes to heavier clothes. Chocolate is good any time. If you could change one thing about New York, what would it be? I’d like to see Times Square return to the down-and-dirty place it used to be. How do you pick people to be photographed for HalfDrag? I primarily used Facebook to reach out and find my subjects for this project. I looked for queens that I thought made a strong statement with their drag persona. I’ve now shot over 50 queens. Is one side of the face more difficult to photograph? I captured these photos as one image but I had to pay much more attention to the female side to make sure the hair and makeup were perfect.

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What trend do you wish would die? The opening up of obnoxious chain restaurants in New York.

AT GLAAD’S RECENT Art Auction, one of the many interesting works being sold was a photograph from Leland Bobbé’s Half-Drag series, a collection of portraits showing New York drag queens’faces half in and half out of drag.The photographs, with their sharp lighting and fascinating juxtaposition, have gone viral on the web and featured queens like Sherry Vine, Maddelynn Hatter, Honey Davenport, Jordan Fox and Kittin Withawhip. “AsaphotographerandfromastrictlyvisualpointofviewIwasfascinatedbyseeingthe same face as half male and half female,” explains Bobbé, who first started doing the portraits in January 2011. “The main highlight[s] forme were thepersonal emailsI receivedfrom people with gender identity issues saying how much these photos meant to them.” Bobbé, who recently had an exhibition of the series in Dubai, is currently looking for a gallery to display the show at in New York. Though the photos have now been seen around the world, the native NewYorker says that he still finds it hard to believe the reception.“The fact that it went viral and appeared on thousands of websites in over 30 countries around the world. I never imagined it.” Has this project changed the way you think about drag queens? Before I started this project I didn’t know any drag queens personally but my perception of them was that they would be divas and hard to deal with. To the contrary, I found them all to be extremely real, warm and really appreciative of what my project was all about. What did you want to be when you grew up? I never wanted to grow up. What is the most played song on your iPod right now? “Give Me Novocaine” by Green Day


Faces:

Nightlife personalities that reunited for the one-night-only return of Club 57. Eddie Elias

Lady Bunny

Marco Ovando

Tony Fornabaio

Brandon Voss

Amanda Lepore

LOOKING BACK AT THE FUTURE @ XL NIGHTCLUB Joey Arias and SherryVine belt out a number at their first joint show in almost a decade.The over-the-top spectacle featured Broadway numbers, Billie Holiday covers and some of SherryVine’s infamous parodies.

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XL NIGHTCLUB PHOTO: SANTIAGO FELIPE; MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE PHOTO: ROBERT MCGEE

86TH ANNUAL MACY’S THANKSGIVING’S DAY PARADE @ CENTRAL PARK WEST Gay faveTyler Glenn of the band NeonTrees (right) poses with one of his float compatriots during the annualThanksgiving event.


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Comment of the Week:

"How come you can't like a photo 12 times!" —Robert Young via Facebook on our photo gallery of Porn Again at Splash

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PHOTO: SANTIAGO FELIPE

WHEN JUDSON HARMON WAS working on the design for his new Lower East Side boutique Odd (164 Ludlow St., Odd-Style.com) he admits that he could have gone completely over the top.“With a name like Odd, we could have gone full-out crazy,” says the stylish brand founder. “But we found it to be more fitting, and more odd, to have the store very clean and let the clothes and our little quirks speak for themselves.” Thoseclothesdefinitely domake astatement.Withdramatic cuts,dark materials and intriguing construction, many of the items for sale manage to exudeaconfidentsenseofandrogynyandbolddaring.Perfectforthosenights when you want to straddle the line between looking fierce and a little weird. In addition to carrying pieces by Skingraft, Rochambeaur, Heather Lawton and Jordan Klein, Odd has also launched their own eponymous brand focusing on dark conversation pieces. One of their more popular items, a full-length wraith coat, looks like something the grim reaper would wear to fashion week. When it comes to more affordable holiday gift shopping, Harmon rec-

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ommends some of the store’s jewelry pieces. “We have a collaborative collection with Chrishabana available for holiday entitled‘Chrishabana is Odd.’ But most of the pieces from the store make for great gifts because much of what we have you will not find anywhere else.” Have any Drag Race fans on your list? Sharon Needles t-shirts and tanks are available for just $15. Harmon first launched Odd as an e-commerce store back in January, and after the online platform proved to be enormously popular, opened the Ludlow store just this past month. The Odd Ball party that launched the new brick-and-mortar location, Harmon says, will now be an annual celebration timed to coincide with September fashion week. But don’t think the overall odd-ness of the store will dissipate at all before then. As Harmon describes the current ambiance: “Right when you walk in the door you are greeted by a half-man/halfwomanmannequinwithacamerainitsheadthatrunsthevideofeedthrough an app by video artist Jason Akira Somma that distorts your image and projects it on 15 vintage security monitors placed around the store.”—Will Pulos


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Tweet of the Week:

“@NextMagazineNY I miss being a New Yorker... Hello from the set of Malibu Country!” —Actor Jai Rodriguez via @jairodriguez

BY LAWRENCE FERBER

Reasons To Be Thankful

For gay couPles, there are many ways to gauge Family accePtance over the holidays.

id you hear that bickering family at the Starbucks in Barnes & Noble this past Thanksgiving weekend? Well, apologies—that may have been my family and me doing our typical shtick like you hear so many other families do when stuck together for so long. Trapped within this embarrassing scene, and with the smarts to just keep mum during these episodes, was Matt, my partner of over 11 years. He’s used to these dysfunctional but loving family antics, and is considered one of the clan just as much as either of my two siblings’ respective spouses. In fact, my eight-yearold niece prefers her Uncle Matt to Uncle Lawrence. At dinner that night, she insisted he sit right next to her.“Uncle Larry is crazy!” she whispered to Matt clandestinely, then attempted to trick me into eating a salt and butter-doused French fry while he watched on. Traitors! That my partner is privy to both my family’s dysfunction and endearment I am profoundly thankful for. I don’t remember the specific moment that Matt and our relationship were officially “accepted” by my family. Maybe our eighth anniversary? I don’t know. It just sort of happened. With many gay relationships, it can often be hard to tell when your partner truly becomes a part of your family. But a big part of that leap involves them being part of the good and the bad. This past weekend, my father had a wall of family photos put up in his house, and one of them was of Matt and me together much earlier in our relationship. That Dad included us evoked a ping of emotional pride. (Although wow, I was a bit chubbier in that photo!). At my sister’s wedding five years back, relatives from both sides relentlessly asked Matt and me if we were going to tie the knot, too. My

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BY JOHN RUSSELL

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Got Gay-tention Deficit Disorder? Will Morgan Freeman narrate an episode of Downton Abbey starring R. Kelly and Yoko Ono? Read on…

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A Massachusetts judge has rejected Michelle Kosilek’s request for additional electrolysis as part of the MTF inmate’s gender transition, pending the state’s appeal to reject the ruling granting her transition surgery.

Yoko Ono and Opening Ceremony teamed up this week for the launch of Fashions for Men: 1969–2012, a limited edition unisex collection based on the artist/singer’s drawings.

The HRC really isn’t effing around with their latest marriage equality ad, enlisting world-class narrator MORGAN FREEMAN for the voiceover.

Under DOMA, FrenchCanadian X-Man NORTHSTAR’S marriage to his American husband doesn’t grant him U.S. citizenship, and in Astonishing X-Men #56, immigration officers show up.

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NBC News apparently put the kibosh on “special correspondent” Chelsea Clinton’s pro-marriage equality ads for TheFour.com and another group in Washington State campaigning for the pro-marriage-equality referendum.

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Boeing will deny pension survivor benefits to legally married same-sex couples in Washington State, citing federal law that, unlike the state, does not recognized same-sex marriage.

mother and stepfather sent us a card on our recent anniversary. My parents give Matt presents on his birthday. During Hurricane Sandy, while I was stuck out of the country, Matt was welcome to stay at several of my family members’ homes. It’s ironic, and progress, that family members whom I desperately tried to keep my gayness from for fear of rejection ended up being vocal supporters of gay rights. While it may have taken a few

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R Kelly has been in the closet so long he’s writing a musical about it! The singer has plans to adapt his extended R&B song cycle“Trapped in the Closet”for the Broadway stage.

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THE NEW YORK TIMES insists on spelling Ke$ha’s name with an “S” instead of her signature dollar sign.

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The $10 million lawsuit a Russian anti-gay group filed against MADONNA was literally laughed out of court.

hasn’t even pre10 season miered in the U.S. yet, but Downton Abbey’s third

the U.K. drama has already been renewed for a fourth season.

more years for some to get used to seeing Matt and me hold hands or anything remotely resembling physical affection, those same individuals are now some of my greatest advocates. And they are as honest with me, as I am with them. And, somehow, I do know that Matt is a part of the family… and that my niece would do worse than force me, and whoever else was responsible, to eat a salted and buttered French fry if he weren’t. N


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Articles of clothing allowed

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Gogo boys performing

A look at Daniel Nardicio’s DWorld Underwear Party:

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Guests at the world record holder for largest underwear party

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Approximate number of attendees

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Approximate number of abs on display

THE TREVOR PROJECT FALL FETE @ ANGEL ORENSANZ CENTER Avenue Q’s JonathanTartaglia (right) and Rent’s Anthony Rapp join Fall Fete Co-Chairs Jason Michael Butler and Doug Kenney atTrevor NextGen’s annual fundraiser for the crisis intervention hotline. Styling consultations, backstage passes to Good Morning America and a Carnegie Hall meet-and-greet were auctioned off throughout the evening. See p.59 for more photos.

TURNER AND HOOCH @ XES PaigeTurner entertains the crowd during her newTuesday show at the Chelsea bar. See p.58 for more photos. NOVEMBER 30, 2012 13

ANGEL ORENSANZ CENTER PHOTO: SANTIAGO FELIPE; LOT 19 AND XES PHOTOS: GUSTAVO MONROY

THE UNDERGROUND @ LOT 19 Legendary DJ Junior Vasquez keeps the party going at the Sunday dance bash. Later in the evening, Kevin Aviance took the stage for a rare performance. See p.58 for more photos.


ANNUAL WORLD AIDS DAY REPORT

POSITIVE LIFE STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER KEVIN THOMAS GARCIA DOCUMENTS THE LIVES OF HIV-POSITIVE NEW YORKERS TO DISCOVER WHAT IT’S LIKE TO LIVE WITH THE DISEASE IN 2012.

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t’s important to put a face to a disease. When a disease has a face, it is harder to ignore. It makes the search for more adequate treatment a priority. And when a disease like HIV has a face, it make the fight for a cure that much more important. That’s why we asked several HIV-positive New Yorkers to share with us intimate moments and places from their daily lives. In a country where HIV is no longer thought of as a death sentence, how does the disease still affect their day-to-day lives? Do positive New Yorkers still fight discrimination? Stigma? Hate? By boldly allowing us to reveal their status and showcase their lives—as countless activists and leaders have done before them—we hope they can remind New York of HIV’s ever-present reality and continue to stress to our community the importance of safe sex, sexual education, access to adequate treatment and funding for research. HIV might not always equal death anymore, but it has still changed the lives of these New Yorkers forever. N

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Years with HIV :

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at 9th Avenue Saloon “WHAT NEVER CEASES TO AMAzE me is that no matter how much progress and change we see with HIV, how much stays the same. Last Saturday, I was having a couple drinks at my favorite bar and an attractive guy was chatting me up. We talked for about an hour and it looked like we were going to leave together. Then he asked me my status and I told him I am HIV positive, he told me he is negative. We chatted a few minutes longer, then he excused himself to go to the bathroom and didn’t come back. This happens a lot and I am not mad at the guy because he has every right to be uncomfortable with being with a man who is HIV positive. I was man enough to look him in the eye and be honest about my status, in return, I deserved him to be man enough to look me in the eye and tell me that was a deal breaker.”

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POSITIVE LIFE

Years with HIV :

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at Chelsea Piers “AFTER FINDING OUT I was positive I would go to the piers and stare out into the water while listening to my music in order to calm myself. I could let all my thoughts run wild and by the time I leave I’d feel a little bit better.”

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POSITIVE LIFE

Years with HIV :

DANIEL LOGAN

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at Times Square “SINCE COMING OUT ABOUT my status I’ve learned to live honest and openly about everything in life. This place is a reminder of how I used to sweat the small things, but since being diagnosed, I’ve learned I have bigger things to worry about than the small stuff.”

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ANNUAL WORLD AIDS DAY REPORT

POSITIVE LIFE

Years with HIV :

MIGUEL ANGEL CRUZ

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at The High Line “AS AN ARTIST I SEE BEAUTY in everything and I think that HIV is just a small part of the big picture that is Miguel Angel Cruz. If people without HIV can understand that, they can understand my relation to The Highline and its never-ending, ever-changing beauty.” 20 NOVEMBER 30, 2012


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on december 3, super-hot boy band one direction (who aren’t twinks—officially anyway) play madison square garden. a few days later, on december 9, the first day of the Jewish Festival of lights, hanukkah, begins.

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WHAT TO SEE & WHERE TO BE NOVEMBER 30 THROUGH DECEMBER 9

CONTACT ALEX ERIKSON AT LISTINGS@NEXTMAGAZINE.NET IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE LISTED. LISTINGS ARE FREE AND SUBJECT TO EDITORIAL DISCRETION.

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GUMBO Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main St (@ Water St), Dumbo, gumbonyc.com. After a five-month hiatus following their Pride pool party atop the Thompson LES Hotel, Casey Fitzpatrick and Ben Harvey are back a full threeyears after they started Gumbo at it’s original home. DJ Justin Dawson spins as Dirty Sugar Photography shoots cute photos of the boys (in holiday card format, no less), but not before Misin Shin Salon stylist Lynsey LB Laskowski snips and trims your ’do. 10pm; $10.

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INTERRACIAL Bedlam, 40 Ave C (btwn Third/Fourth Sts), gayletter.com. Abi and Tom, the guys from Gayletter, throw another in their series of monthly mixed Friday night parties at the taxidermy-adorned Alphabet City bar. Cockyboys exclusive porn pup Max Ryder and drag up and comer Merrie Cherry guest host while

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Tom and AndrewAndrew hold things down on the decks. 10pm; free. FLIRT FRIDAYS Bar-Tini Ultra Lounge, 642 10th Ave (btwn 45th/46th Sts), bartiniultralounge.com. DJ Steven Paul fires up the smoke machine—literally—and packs a jello shot-loving crowd of Hell’s Kitchen boys into the bar for a good kiki. 10pm; free. HOT RABBIT The Monster, 80 Grove St (@ Seventh Ave), manhattan-monster.com. Since moving to the Monster, Hot Rabbit has been picking up steam and tonight the mixed queer party sees special guest DJ Brian Belukha (of Judy notoriety) hold down deck duty. 10pm; free with password/general admission varies. ALL THE WAY THROUGH EVENING The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian

Art, 26 Wooster St (btwn Grand/Canal Sts), leslielohman.org. The out museum screens this powerful documentary about Mimi SternWolfe, a 70-something East Village resident, who every year since HIV/AIDS ravaged the downtown arts community has played a concert of work by her friends who were lost to the disease. RSVP required. 6pm–8pm; free. CROSSING VERRAZANO Producers Club Royal Theatre, 358 W 44th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), producersclub.com. The opening night of Anthony Fusco’s drama, which received a best director nomination at the Strawberry One Act Festival in 2011, was scheduled for November 1. Hurricane Sandy had other plans. So tonight Fusco will finally open his play based on events following a night of birthday celebrations at the Stonewall Inn. Through Dec 1. 10:30pm; $15.


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WHEN I KNEW

Dougie Meyer FOR DOUGIE MEYER—whose popular, long-running Saturday night celebration of house music at Splash, Dougie Meyer Presents, continues this week with DJ Theresa—the ability to stay clean as a whistle, even at a young age, was when he knew. —Dougie Meyer Presents at Splash, 50 W 17th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), Dec 1 at 10pm; cover varies. Visit splashbar.com for more info.

“I’D HAVE TO SAY ONE of the tell-tale signs was the fact that my mother always said that I could always play in a sandbox and come out 100% clean. ‘Your sister would come out of [playing in] the sandbox with you a dirty mess, but you on the other hand, could play in it for hours in an all-white outfit and not have a grain of sand on you!’” PHOTO: SANTIAGO FELIPE

DESILICIOUS SPARKLE Pachita, 618 W 46th St (btwn 11th/12th Aves), sholayevents.com. Head to the top floor of Pachita for Desilicious’ thirdannual holiday kick-off. They’ll have the usual big screen visuals by Neeraj and an opening DJ set by Atif followed by main deck denizen Ashu Rai.They’ll be doing free sparkly makeovers! 10pm; $10 before 11:30pm/$20 general admission.

openly, presents this ball-like series of competitions where gay and bisexual guys come together with allies—and a few cool lesbians and trans folk—to battle in categories like business wear, club wear and beachwear; put on fashion shows; dance; and perform live music. The evening culminates in the naming of the Mr. LiVelocity titleholder. 8pm; $30 general admission/$100 VIP.

MR. SEXY AND PROUD The Dimenna Center, 450 W 37th St (btwn Ninth/10th Aves), oslmusic.org/dimenna-center. LiVelocity, a coalition of individuals committed to helping gay, bisexual and same-gender loving men of color live

GEEKBOYS BURLESQUE R Bar, 218 Bowery (btwn Spring/Prince Sts), rbarnyc.com. Epic Win Burlesque, having previously sexed up Star Trek, Star Wars, Batman and Firefly, presents this allmale evening of burlesque featuring Tony Apollo,

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Jack Nasty, Lucky Charming, Matt Knife, Mr. Gorgeous and host Bastard Keith. 7:30pm; $10. SKIN TIGHT USA The Ritz, 369 W 46th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), skintightusa.com. Matthew Levine hosts his monthly super hero/spandex party on the third floor of The Ritz. 10pm; $8. SATURDAYS Vlada, 331 W 51st St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), vladabar.com. DJ Ernie Cote keeps the description of his party brief: “With Billy [Hanlon] and homos on the bar, expect underwear and heels by like 2am.” He’ll spin Top 40 and “devil music”—whatever that is. 11pm; free.


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HONEY, DID YOU GRAB THE TOYS? THE ROUNDUP

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Picking uP that last-minute donation on the way to the toys Party 2012.

or 27 years the party affectionately referred to asToys forTots (but officially called Toys Party) has been giving ’mos the opportunity to get together in all our bow-tied glory, raise funds for SAGE and donate toys to kids who might not otherwise have a very merry holiday season. Since some 2,300 gays will be descending on Chelsea Piers, and many will be in need of a last-minute toy to donate (hey, we’ve forgotten to pick up a toy before, too), we’ve rounded up a few quick stops along the way where you can get a charitable little bauble. If only art galleries sold kids’toys… —AE

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CVS 272 Eighth Ave (@ 24th St), cvs.com Located right next to the exit from the subway, this CVS’s large selection (relatively speaking) of toy cars offers the perfect pit stop on your way to Tots. They’ve also got Barbies and Spider-Man toys, in case vroom vroom isn’t your thing. Rite Aid 282 Eighth Ave (@ 24th St), riteaid.com Located directly across the street from the aforementioned CVS, you’ll have to search through the somewhat discombobulated merchandise to find what you’re looking for, but they usually have at least a few knick knacks and small toys in stock.

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You’ll likely find a very similar selection of small toys and trinkets at this Rite Aid as you might at other drug-storestop spots nearby—like the other Rite Aid one avenue to the east.

Duane Reade 322 Eighth Ave (@ 26th St), duanereade.com Selection is limited to small stuffed animals at this Duane Reade, but the location, three blocks from the C and E trains at 23rd Street or two blocks south of the 1 train at 28th Street, is also good for a last-minute pickup. And who didn’t love their cuddly little teddy bear when they were a kid? Toys Party 2012 at Chelsea Piers, Pier 60, 23rd St (@ 12th Ave), Dec 2 from 5pm–9pm; $75 (sold out). Visit sageusa.org for more info. BIG N’ TALL SESSIONS West Side Tavern, 360 W 23rd St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), westsidetavern.com. DJs Rich King and Austin Downey, who have been working together as Kng&Qns, bring special guest DJ David “Lil Dave” Godin to the decks from Montreal along side Brian Gatley (who’ll handle the warm up set) and host Edwin Ramoran at the kinda-gay Chelsea hang. 6pm–midnight; free before 7pm/$5 general admission. CLASSIC ALBUM SUNDAYS: WISH YOU WERE HERE Bellwether, 594 Union Ave (@ N

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11th St), bellwetherbrooklyn.com. Are you really into music? It’s an audiophile’s wet dream in Brooklyn this afternoon, as DJ Will Automagic plays another in his series of listening parties. He’ll play Pink Floyd’s classic album, Wish You Were Here, after giving the mixed Williamsburg crowd a warm up set of Floyd contemporaries. A brief introduction to the album by Automagic will be followed by a lights-down listen to the entire recording, from start to finish on Automagic’s impressive turntable setup. Be prepared for some heavy listening though: “Listening guidelines apply” to this party. 5pm; $10.

KEITH HARING: AN UNPRECEDENTED EXHIBITION OF OVERSIZED WORKS Mana Contemporary, 888 Newark Ave (@ Senate Pl), Jersey City, manafinearts.com. For Jersey boys and gay art fans willing to cross the Hudson to see a Keith Haring exhibition, Mana Contemporary presents a showcase of works from a private collection of oversized metal panels originally spray-painted on the FDR Drive in 1984 in their 5,000 square floor gallery. Free transportation will be provided from Milk Studios (450 W 15th St). The exhibition runs through Feb 15. 1pm–5pm; free.


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A JOHN WATERS CHRISTMAS Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St (@ John St), Tarrytown, NY, tarrytownmusichall.org. Legendary filmmaker John Waters’ annual traveling Christmas special is worth the trip upstate to Tarrytown, where he’ll be making a stop with special guest Kimya Dawson. Of holiday niceties, Waters tells us, “The main thing to always remember is if you know a fat person, never ask them to play Santa Claus. It’s really insulting and they hate it! Even if they say yes!” 8pm; $45–$100. THE GAY AGENDA: A VERY MARY HOLIDAY SPECIAL Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St (@

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Astor Pl), joespub.com. Comedy songwriting duo Micah Bucey and Nicholas Williams get cozy for the holidays at their one-night-only show. They’ll belt out a whole bunch of holiday-themed show tunes at Joe’s Pub that “celebrate the birth of Christ, capitalism and cultural warfare.” Josh Hecht directs. 9:30pm; $15. 24TH ANNUAL GYPSY OF THE YEAR New Amsterdam Theatre, 214 W 42nd St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), broadwaycares.org. Broadway and Off-Broadway actors head to the New Amsterdam Theatre for the 24th presentation of this annual fundraising effort to benefit Broadway

WEEK Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Last year they raised $4, 895,253. Second performance Dec 4 at 2pm. 4:30pm; $20–$350. MY HIGH SCHOOL BOYFRIEND WAS GAY UCB East, 153 E Third St (btwn Aves A/B), east.ucbtheatre.com. Remember that girl that followed you everywhere, watched all of your favorite shows with you and took all of your makeup tips? She totally thought you were dating! Damian Bellino and Camille Harris explore the complexities of high school relationships at their blog-inspired show at the East Village improv theater. 8pm; $5.

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TIMES SQUARE SOCIAL Boxers, 37 W 20th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), themenevent.com. TheMenEvent hosts their annual coat drive to benefit the efforts of New York Cares, a volunteer mobilization organization that gives coats to the homeless during colder months. This year they hope to gather more than 150 coats. Plus, they’ll have drink specials and when you donate a coat, you’ll get a chance to pick from their giant gift bag of prizes. 6pm–9pm; free.

DIAMOND RINGS Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St (btwn Bowery/Chrystie Sts), boweryballroom.com. Androgynous Canadian electro pop musician John O’Regan—better known by his stage name Diamond Rings (right)—performs a one-night-only show at the Lower East Side music venue. Gold Fields opens. 8pm; $15. MS. BOOTS AND SADDLE PAGEANT 2013 Boots and Saddle, 76 Christopher St (btwn Seventh Ave/Bleecker St), bootsnsaddle.com. A bevy of queens compete to nab the title Ms. Boots and Saddle 2013 from Sabel Cities, who won the competition in 2012 and will host tonight’s proceedings. The gals will compete in categories like Talent, Evening Gown and Question and Answer for $1,700 in cash and prizes. 10pm; cover varies. TWINK TUESDAYS Splash, 50 W 17th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), splashbar.com. Get your early week dance on as you celebrate barelylegal boys at Justin Luke’s 18 and up Tuesday night party. Get in free with your college ID before midnight. 10pm; cover varies.

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BUTT-CRACKER SUITE Here Arts Center, 145 Sixth Ave (@ Dominick St), here.org. Chris March (of Project Runway fame) wrote this deliciously white-trash take on The Nutcracker— and he’ll direct and star in it as well. “Yes. I will be playing an eight-year-old girl,” March admitts. 8:30pm; $50.


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he ubiquitous, occasionally controversialhits“TikTok,”“We RWhoWe R” and“YourLoveIsMyDrug”havemade Ke$ha, for better or worse, a household name. With the release of“Die Young”earlier this month—and its nearly instantaneous takeover of pop and Top 40 DJs’ playlists—itlookslikeKe$haisheretostay. On December 4, we’ll get even more wildchildaction,asthe25-year-oldsinger-songwriterdropshersophomorealbum,Warrior. What’s the best part about the wildly glittered rapper-slash-singer? You could certainlymaketheargumentthatit’s hertwitter feed. Need proof? Here, a selection of her more notable updates. —Alex Erikson

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TALKIN’ ’BOUT TAMPONS First, on September 8, Ke$ha tweeted a

photo of a Smart car, saying, “this car reminds me of an ob tampon.”Then on November 10 she tweeted an Instagram photo of Busch and Busch Light cans of beer chilling in a vat of ice with a Tampax box thrown in the mix for good measure (fig 1). She tweeted,“it’s likeWhere’s Waldo.”We’re all for people being in touch with their bodies, but tampons? Gross.

HER “NEW BOYFRIEND” Probably the most understandable of her wild twitter posts (hey, who doesn’t love a good pink dildo?), apparently this October 22 photo of a dildo wearing headphones (fig 2) caused a bit of a to-do. The next day she posted a photo of some candy, noting, “so I may have offended some with that pic of my new bf, so here

r some super non offensive G-rated gummy [photos].” She didn’t take the dildo shot down, though, so werk!

STUCK IN TRAFFIC Complain about the MTA all you want, but at least we don’t have to deal with traffic on the 405.While apparently stuck in traffic in Los Angeles, Ke$ha tweeted a photo of her about to cut her hair—with a vaguely murderous smile on her face (fig 3). Don’t do it Ke$ha! Ok, maybe do it.

HEADDRESS MADE OF TEETH Ke$ha’s ultimateWTF? moment was when she asked fans to send her their teeth and got over a thousand dislodged submis-

sions. What to do with such a dental collection? Make a headdress, bra and earrings out of them, natch (fig 4). Sure, it’s arty and weird and kind of cool, but we’re still scratching our heads over this one.

SO COHERENT IT’S WEIRD In the aftermath of Sandy, the Los Angeles-based songstress did something no one ever expected from a girl that brags about waking up looking like P. Diddy and brushing her teeth with a bottle of Jack: she tweeted something totally articulate. “Victims of #sandy still struggling. Visit @RedCross to help…or 1-800-REDCROSS - LOVE TO ALL.”Guess there’s a first time for everything, huh?

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BRIEF ENCOUNTER

WEEK

artist geoFFrey doig-marx deButs his works oF voyeuristic PhotograPhy at Posh. A selection from Geoffrey Doig-Marx’s exhibition at Posh, “Bound Voyeuristic Dreams.”

PHOTO: GEOFFREY DOIG-MARX

ancer/choreographer turned painter turned photographer Geoffrey Doig-Marx has lived a roller-coaster ride of a life. Put up for adoption at six months of age, he then ran away from his adoptive parents at 15 and landed in New York in the mid-’80s. “My goal was to be a dancer for either a modern company or on Broadway,” he says. Amazingly, he achieved his goal by starting his own dance company—and even got a fairytale ending to his Cinderella story by marrying the love of his life. Tonight, Posh (the bar where, coincidentally, he met his Prince Charming) presents Doig-Marx’s first photography exhibition, “Bound Voyeuristic Dreams”, an exploration of the young male form. “I am over the moon with excitement,” he boasts. —AE

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ARTISTIC INSPIRATION: “A year ago I married my husband [and] moved to Harlem where we went from living for four years together in a 600-squarefoot apartment on the Upper West Side to 1,300 square feet in Harlem with 12-foot ceilings. We had a huge wall in the living room and I wanted to create a painting. My husband asked if I ever painted before and after I told him ‘no,’ he got me a canvas and wished me luck. I now have over 100 paintings and hundreds of photographs.”

UNCONVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES: “I had to laugh; I would ask my dancer friends to come up, take off their clothes and then I would paint them. The look on their faces when I would pull out my phone was priceless. I felt like the punch line to every New York City “run for your life” story.

I had a modeling agency approach me and I turned them down. Can you imagine me pulling out an iPhone at a photo shoot?”

ness and debauchery going on and I was fascinated by it. People let me get a look at their lives and I became the ultimate voyeur storing it away for the future.”

FROM TOM OF FINLAND TO BOYS IN BODY PAINT:

ON CAPTURING THE MALE FORM:

“I also like to play with stereotypes that I grew up with. When I first got to New York the look of Tom of Finland was what defined gay life. I love to re-visit those images and they have influenced my recent work. I am currently putting together two books of male photos, one of them looking at the darker side of life and one of painted bodies. I have seen a lot in my brief life and have close friends that I met at the bars I worked at. I saw a lot of crazi-

“I see the male body as a work of art and beauty. Coming from the dance world I am so used to seeing beautiful bodies. I look back at old shots of me and I was so young and in shape, and then realized it fades quickly. I wanted to capture the beauty of the models at this moment in time [on] film. I am attracted to the light and dark and the lines that form in the photographs. I also love to capture that brief moment when they let me see their souls.”

“Bound Voyeuristic Dreams” Opening Reception at Posh, 405 W 51st St (@ Ninth Ave), Dec 5 at 8pm; free. Visit poshbarnyc.com or gdmartist.com for more info.


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WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 5 CARRY ON WEDNESDAYS The Cock, 29 Second Ave (btwn First/Second Sts), thecockbar.com. After conquering Tuesdays on the West Side, Frankie Sharp heads East for his newest weekly party. He’ll have guest DJs, $3 shots and $3 Rolling Rocks. 10pm; $5 before midnight/$10 general admission. THUNDERWEAR WEDNESDAYS UNDERWEAR PARTY Sugarland, 221 N Ninth St (btwn Driggs Ave/Roebling St), Williamsburg, suglarlandnightclub.com. Misty Meaner, Mocha Lite and Thorgy Thor are back with DJ Tony for pants-less drink specials and hipster-ish shenanigans at Sugarland’s weekly skivvies party. 11pm; free. LES GARCONS AU BARON Le Baron Chinatown, 23 Mulberry St (btwn Bayard/Worth Sts),

lebaronchinatown.com. Promoter/fashionisto Michael Fragoso was looking for something new to do on Wednesday night, so he decided to throw Les Garcons. It’s an evening attire sort of affair; so don’t be afraid to bust out your bowtie for this one. Fragoso has rotating DJs each week, complimentary St. Germain cocktails till midnight and they even perfume the room with scents courtesy of Aedes de Venustas. Fancy! RSVP only. 11pm; cover varies. NAKED HOLIDAYS Times Square Arts Center, 300 W 43rd St (@ Eighth Ave), telecharge.com. The holidays get naughty at Times Square Arts Center as they present the sixth-annual series of short plays in the buff, including “Dad Came Out This Christmas” and “The Naked People Play,” which sees everyone get into their birthday suits. Through Dec 30. 8pm; $57.50.

THURSDAY DECEMBER 6 BASSMENT THURSDAYS The Monster, 80 Grove St (@ Seventh Ave), bassmentparty.com. Not getting enough disco in your diet? Tonight Scissor Sisters resident DJ Sammy Jo joins Johnny Dynell—the two have been spinning together since Johnny’s famed party Jackie 60 in the ’90s—and Bassment regulars Mandy Graves and Jools Palmer for a night of subterranean disco beats. 10pm; free. 20SOMETHING XL Nightclub, 512 W 42nd St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), xlnightclub.com. At Justin Luke, Alan Picus and Jonathan Nish’s popular weekly Thursday party for guys in their 20s (and guys who wish they still were), San Diegobased up-and-coming circuit DJ Luis Perez is in

town to spin one of his two monthly sets. Drinks are just $2 till 11pm and 2-for-1 from 1am–2am. 10pm; free with invite/general admission varies. TESTOSTERONE Therapy, 348 W 52nd St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), therapy-nyc.com. Brad Loekle serves the commentary while Go-Go Harder and hunky guys put on a boylesk show. “The show is growing into a really fun, raucous time,” says Loekle. “But I’ll only be hosting it until I move to LA in early Spring.” So get to it! 11pm; free. THE WILL CLARK SHOW The Ritz, 369 W 46th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), willclarkworld.com. Singer Joey Ruckus and Mr. Eagle

FRIDAY DECEMBER 7 MIKE RUIZ BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION XL Nightclub, 512 W 42nd St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), xlnightclub.com. Celebrity photographer Mike Ruiz celebrates his birthday in Hell’s Kitchen with DJs Whitney Day and Bill Coleman and performances by Carmen Electra, Martha Wash, Janice Robinson, Jason Walker and The Ones. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit the Ali Forney Center. 9pm–midnight; free.

F WORD Splash, 50 W 17th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), splashbar.com. A whole slew of hosts help Mark Nelson kick off December with the first F Word of what doomsday theororists say might be the last month the world exists! Special guest DJs hold down the decks as guys dance to pop and Top 40 remixes. Get there early for $2 drinks till 11pm. If the world might be ending, why not party hard? 10pm; general admission varies.

SHAKE AND POP FRIDAYS Hardware, 697 10th Ave (btwn 47th/48th Sts), hardwarebar.com. Cheap drinks and a fun-loving crowd make the new Hell’s Kitchen bar a hit as DJ Kindbud and Susan Levine spin pop and Top 40. Asks Hardware, “So you sing along to all the best pop songs and dance around in your apartment: well, why not do that with a room full of hot guys on a Friday night?” 10pm; free.

DISTORTED KRISTMESS The Laurie Beechman Theater, 407 W 42nd St (@ Ninth Ave), spincyclenyc.com. Dallas Dubois brings back her popular revue, Distorted Diznee, this time embracing the holiday spirit (sort of). She and the gals will do twisted takes on “Let It Snow” and A Charlie Brown Christmas and will even bring the Port Authority Cockettes to the stage. Pixie Aventura, Holly Dae, Tina Burner and Bootsie LeFaris

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WEEK CHELSEA EYE GALLERY GROUP ART EXHIBITION Chelsea Eye and Cosmetic Surgery Associates, 157 W 19th St (btwn Sixth/Seventh Aves), chelseayeye.com. As an opening to their latest exhibition of local artists, the Chelsea Eye Art Gallery hosts a “modern day French Salon.” The shows includes work from a laundry list of gay New York artists, including Formika, Andrew Werner, Hedda Lettuce, Richie Rich, Francis Von Legge and many others. Exhibition runs through Feb 1. 6pm–9:30pm; free. HO HO HOMO COMICUS Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W 23rd St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-367-9000. Bob Montgomery brings gay comics Frank DeCaro, Judy Gold and Erin Foley to the Chelsea laugh factory for a special holiday edition of his monthly show. 8:30pm; $20 (plus two drink minimum).

2013 Arsenio Amadis head to Hell’s Kitchen to help Will Clark pull the balls at his weekly bingo night. “I think they’ll probably forgo letting customers strip them—they’ll probably strip each other,” says Will. “Should be a good show!” 7pm9pm; free. PATTI ISSUES The Duplex, 61 Christopher St (@ Seventh Ave), theduplex.com. At eight Ben Rimalower had to deal with his dad coming out and embarking on a drug binge that tore his family apart. How’d he deal? With a Patti LuPone obsession, natch. Tonight, he does his LuPone-inspired one-man show—now extended for a whopping fourth time, through February 28. 9:30pm; $15 in advance/$20 general admission.

co-star. Tonight is your last chance to see this holiday miracle! 10pm. $15 (plus $15 food/drink minimum). HOLIDAY QUEER, OR HO-HO-HO Ars Nova, 511 W 54th St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), arsnovanyc.com. Gay playwright Isaac Oliver— hailed by New York Magazine as “a monstrous new talent”—returns to Ars Nova for this evening of new work, which he’ll perform with help form special guests. 8pm; $15. PHOENIX FRIDAYS Phoenix, 447 E 13th St (btwn First Ave/Ave A), 212-477-9979. Michael Cohen’s Friday night in the East Village might be approaching the two year mark, but it is still one of the hottest destinations for PYTs in the city. The loyal crew enjoys special guest DJs and their usual pop-friendly mix. 10pm; free.


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SATURDAY

DECEMBER 8

NIGHTLIFE

HIT ME, BABY, ONE AN ORAL HISTORY OF SPANK, AS REMEMBERED BY THE INFLUENTIAL ART PARTY’S ORGANIZERS.

WILL AUTOMAGIC: We were doing a party at Pieces called Bananas. Sean and I have worked together doing different parties as long as we’ve known each other…It was fun because it was at Pieces, which was a different location than a lot of our crowd would normally go to, so that created its kind of own dynamic and made it kind of special. Spank really was born out of Bananas. Eventually we weren’t going to be at Pieces any more and we said, ‘we’ve got to do another party.’ And we called it Spank. It evolved very organically after that.

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FIRST ZINE

SECOND MOVE

First Spank Zine Released

Spank Moves to Brooklyn

JASON: Basically we would do a call for submissions and whatever kind of art event we had at the party, so if we had live drawing or something like that, that would be something you’d get at the next party. WILL: Part of the idea is that we had so many artists coming to our party that we were like, “Let’s have everyone here be involved in making this entire thing.” All the cool artists who were coming to this party we could feature in the zine.

WILL: In terms of party events, some of

2007

SPANK IS BORN First Spank Party at The Vault below Element JASON ROE: You know we started for about our first seven or eight months at Element bar on Houston at Allen or something like that. WILL: Essex and Houston. JASON: Yeah, and we did that for about seven or eight months. And at our second party we started doing the zine, and we released the zine every time we had that party.

2008

the biggest ones have happened at XIIturn-13; it’s a loft in the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn. It’s a great, awesome big space with a creative and collaborative owner. SEAN B: On every level we aim to create events that we would want to attend and that we are inspired by. That includes [every aspect of the event].

2009

FIRST MOVE Spank Moves to Secret Manhattan Loft Location

2009 Tuesday, August 18

PRE-SPANK

2007 Friday, November 2

2007

Friday, December 7

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Friday, September 5

onight, über-popular, long-running zine and art party Spank is celebrating five years of trend setting art and music with a cavalcade of talent, including Ana Matronic, Earl Dax, Ab Soto, NathAnn Carrera, Nicholas Gorham and Patrick Christ, at one of their signature Brooklyn loft parties. Recently, we chatted with the guys who work tirelessly to make the party happen about the highlights of the last half-decade. From their unlikely beginnings at Pieces to the realization that “Let’s Have a Kiki” was partially Spank-inspired, organizers Sean B, Will Automagic and Jason Roe have a lot to celebrate tonight. We asked them to look back on the party and its important influence on gay nightlife and culture. —AE

POLAROID PARTY Spank: Oh Snap Celebrates the Polaroid

JASON: And then we

WILL: When…Kodak

moved to [a loft in Manhattan] for a couple parties. This was the end of the first year. We moved there until it became obvious that the party was too big to stay in Manhattan, so then we moved to Brooklyn and then for the next, I would say, three and a half years we mostly did parties only in Brooklyn at lofts until this past year when we did a couple things at Drom and at Santos Party House.

announced that they were going to discontinue Polaroid film…we thought Polaroid is such an integral underground art form that’s very connected to zines. So we thought we gotta celebrate Polaroid in some way. So we had a Polaroid exhibit featuring Spank contributors at Envoy. They’re a very cool gallery that’s connected to the gay world.


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MORE TIME

SPANK: CRZE Spank Five-Year Anniversary: CRZE

RE-IMAGINING THE GO-GO

JASON: The next [zine] will be

2011 Sunday, June 26

SPANK IN 3D Spank Actions 3D: Three-Year Anniversary at XII-turns-13 JASON: The three-year an-

niversary was 3D. WILL: For our three-year anniversary we decided to make an issue that was in 3D. So we had a party that was essentially in 3D and we gave out 3D glasses to everyone who attended and then there were 3D glasses included in the [zine].

2012

1,200 PEOPLE

things where we don’t tell anyone they’re going to happen before hand, and then talk about it afterwards. We’re going to have one of those things where you stick your head in and your face is in the head of an animal. So people can take pictures of each other. And we’re going to have different spaces around the room for advanced go-go and ongoing performances and stuff. It’s gonna be a really good night.

Saturday, December 8

Saturday, July 21

WILL: Patsy and Eddie are sitting there talking and they’re talking about the things they haven’t done in their lives … and they say, “We haven’t even heard the Spank DJs,’”or something like that. It took us by surprise. I got a text from Johnny Dynell when I was DJ-ing one night. Johnny was like, “They just mentioned you on Ab Fab.” And we were like, “What?!”

2012

2012 Summer

2010 December

March

2010

WILL: We always like to have some

Spank Gets Mentioned on Absolutely Fabulous

WILL: Instead of having go-go boys we had someone

in a bubble bath…and he was there with bottles of champagne for anyone in the bathroom line who wanted [a glass]. He would stand up and dance in the bubble bath when he wasn’t pouring champagne. JASON: There was definitely pressure to come up with something new and interesting each time [after Actions Bubbles]. WILL: That was a turning point in starting a tradition [of] creating magical moments that no one expected.

out at the next party.

AB FAB

Actions Bubbles Edition of Spank; Spank’s first large art installation party

“LETS HAVE A KIKI”

Everybooty at Public Assembly

Ana Matronic Tells Spank They Partly Inspired “Let’s Have a Kiki”

JASON: We did [Everybooty] with Hey Queen for Pride. That was pretty amazing, because it was right when gay marriage got legalized, so people really came out. It was also great because it was a real sense of the whole community. Everybody was there. WILL: Everyone was there: lesbians, trannies, gay guys. And it was the most people we’ve ever had in one place at one time with the estimate being at 1,200 people. It’s a tradition we hope to continue.

WILL: I was over at Ana Matronic’s house and she said, “You know, part

of the inspiration for the song ‘Let’s Have a Kiki’ was from Spank right?” And I was like, “I had no idea!” And she said, “Just listen to it. The intro, if you listen to it will make sense to you.” So, it was in part Spank and part when mr. Black got shut down when mr. Black was in its Broadway location…But it was the night when Ana Matronic was scheduled to perform at Spank when we were doing more parties in Manhattan. It was a night that it was raining and when she showed up, the cops were outside. So she had to talk her way in…and by then we had gotten the cops to leave by agreeing to turn the music way, way down…We literally got on the mic and were like, “We’re going to have a half-volume party now.” And she did her show and it was amazing and that was the only time that’s ever happened. But yeah, she said that’s in part how Spank was the inspiration for “Let’s Have a Kiki.”

Spank: Five-Year Anniversary: CRZE at 314 Scholes St (btwn Morgan/Bogart Sts), Bushwick, Dec 8 at 10pm; $5 in advance/ $29 in advance with T-shirt/$34 in advance with T-Shirt and zine/general admission varies. Visit spankartmag.com for more info.

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SATURDAY DECEMBER 8

WEEK

SATURDAYS Industry, 355 W 52nd St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), industry-bar.com. The popular Hell’s Kitchen spot packs in a crowd of cute boys to dance, drink and maybe even play a little pool while rotating DJs spin. 10pm; free. A CHANUKAH CHAROL New World Stages, 340 W 50th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), newworldstages.com. Jackie Hoffman returns to New World Stages for eight performances of her “all-new show (if you didn’t see it last year!)” one-woman holiday show. Fris and Sats through Dec 29. 8pm; $39.50. JB SATURDAYS XL Nightclub, 512 W 42nd St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), xlnightclub.com. Newly out The Voice finalist Frenchie Davis (right) has also just come out with her debut single “Love’s Got A Hold On Me.” The songstress used to perform at the old XL Lounge in Chelsea, and tonight she’s bringing it home with a 1am performance at the club’s Hell’s Kitchen incarnation. 10pm; cover varies.

JUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN Don’t Tell Mama, 343 W 46th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), donttellamanyc.com. The real Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli haven’t been able to appear on stage together in over four decades, but that hasn’t kept drag performers Rick Skye and Tommy Femia from channeling the motherdaughter duo. Femia—a seven-time winner of the MAC Award for his portrayal of Garland in Judy Garland Live, which has run for more than twenty seasons at Don’t Tell Mama—brings Skye

SUNDAY

to the stage for an extended run of their performances of classic songs, parodies and duets. 8:30pm; $25 (plus two drink minimum). NIGHT THOUGHTS Spectrum, 121 Ludlow St (btwn Rivington/Delancey Sts), facebook.com/spectrumnyc. Out pianist Adam Tendler a concert of works by modern American composers, including several by gay composers such as Aaron Copland, Anthony Porter and John

Cage, where he’ll donate all proceeds to the recently devastated Ali Forney Center. 6:30pm; $10. SEXY, CYBER WINTER CABARET Uncle Charlie’s, 139 W 45th St (btwn Lexington/Third Aves), unclecharlesnyc.com. A whole gaggle of performers head to the Midtown bar, including Tyler French, Heaven Stevens, Matthew Hardy and Anita Welch as Jay Tumminello tickles the ivories at this jazzy evening of winter entertainment. 7pm; $18.

DECEMBER 9

SNAXXSTRAVAGANZA: A 10TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY XL Nightclub, 512 W 42nd St (btwn 10th/11th Ave), xlnightclub.com. Remember 2002? The Euro became the official currency of the EU, the Winter Olympics happened in Salt Lake City and Snaxx started what would wind up being a tenyear run. (Ah, what a year!) Tonight, they celebrate their “tin” anniversary with Queen Barbara Tucker and special guest DJ Q accompanying Rich King and Gustavo Motta in the booth. 6pm–midnight; free before 7pm/$10 general admission. SUNDAY FUNDAY Nowhere, 322 E 14th St (btwn First/Second Aves), 212-477-4744. Go get drunk for charity! After a long hiatus, Matt Bell

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HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway (btwn 74th/75th Sts), beacontheatre.com. Cyndi Lauper heads to the Beacon Theatre for a star-studded concert featuring Sarah McLachlan, Adam Lambert, Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O’Donnell and Andy Cohen alongside host Carson Kressley. The evening will benefit Lauper’s True Colors Fund, which works to raise awareness about LGBT homeless youth. 8pm; $35–$500.

and Eddie Black are back with this end of the weekend get down—and this afternoon they’ll be serving up free pizza and slinging $5 donation shots to help raise funds for the Occupy Sandy relief efforts. Scissor Sister’s resident DJ Sammy Jo spins. 5pm–8pm; free.

SUNDAYS The Double Seven, 63 Gansevoort St (btwn Greenwich/Washington Sts), fvevents.com. Brandon Voss and Tony Fornabaio host their newish jazz-themed live performance night. DJs Lina and Miss Guy spin and special guests perform. 8pm–1am; free.

SIXTH-ANNUAL MENORAH HORAH: THE ROYAL EDITION Highline Ballroom, 431 W 16th St (btwn Ninth/10th Aves), highlineballroom.com. Sherry Vine hosts this dazzling dreidel of an annual burlesque event starring The Schlep Sisters, Little Brooklyn, Bastard Keith, the Main Attraction, the Evil Hate Monkey and others. 6pm; $20 in advance/$25 general admission/$30 VIP in advance/$35 VIP.

MONTHLY GEEK TRIVIA The LGBT Center, 208 W 13th St (btwn Greenwich/Seventh Aves), gaygeeksofny.com. Mingle, nerd out about comic books and then enjoy a rousing game of trivia—geek style! They’ll ask questions based on classic nerd genres like comics, video games, TV shows, books and more. 5:30pm–8:30pm; $5.


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The Right Track By Keo Nozari hristina Aguilera’s seventh studio album, Lotus, starts promisingly with a blossoming, poetic declaration of being reborn. “This is the beginning. Song bird, rebirth, unearthed creature,” she intones on “Lotus Intro.” But what flowers is not so much rebirth as a return to styles rooted in her past. That’s not a bad thing—and the album is perfectly sequenced for a great flow—but it doesn’t always make for an exciting bouquet. And in the era of vocal competition shows, it takes more than a stellar pair of pipes to cut through. Being a judge on television’s The Voice the last few seasons, Christina Aguilera has raised her profile but seems to have missed a key element: ultimately it’s the material and personality that elevate a great voice to one that wins the olive wreath. Aguilera’s vocal delivery is exceptional at times; it’s the generic songwriting that weighs a lot of the album down, landing it neither on par with career highlight Stripped nor as low as Bionic. It’s a decent album. Max Martin and Shellback—who’ve written some of the year’s most popular tracks—seem to have saved their most mundane tracks for Aguilera. Super-generic “Your Body” had a weak showing on the Billboard pop charts, peaking at Number 36, but was fortunately saved in the clubs by some body-working remixes. Their “Let There Be Love” is a rethread of Madonna’s 2005 “Get Together” (itself a rethread of Stardust’s 1998 French house track “Music Sounds Better with You”). Producers/writers Alex da Kid, Mike Del Rio and Jayson DeZuzio fair better on “Make the World Move” with strong verses and a track reminiscent of Aguilera’s Back to Basics. “Turn up the love, turn down the hate,” belts Aguilera. But it’s the love and the hate that are in conflict on Lotus, a battle of mixed messages ricocheting between loving and hating. She’s longing to be “set free” and fighting and falling victim to the “haters” (on sassy “Circles” she advises “Spin

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around in circles on my middle, middle finger”). Aguilera’s strengths come when she sings about personal experience or kicks into serious chanteuse mode, rather than when she tries to cut loose. And the album, fortunately, has one gorgeous standout single—the best song by a wide margin—in the Sia-copenned “Blank Page,” a perfect example of how brightly and beautifully her lovely lotus can grow when Aguilera is paired with excellent material. N

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Thomas Roberts and Patrick Abner with their moms at the Gansevoort Park Hotel

Thomas Roberts & Patrick Abner By Benjamin Solomon

hen the California State Supreme Court overturned its ban on samesex marriage in 2008, Thomas Roberts and his boyfriend of eight years, Patrick Abner, thought the time was finally right. “We had always said that once we made it to five years we would buy rings to signify our commitment to one another,” says Abner, 38, an HIV Community Liaison with Merck Pharmaceutical. “Once we had the chance to legally get married and—more importantly—declare our love in front of family, friends and community, it just made sense to us.” But before they had the time to plan anything, voters passed Proposition 8 and the couple lost what they thought was their opportunity for a government-recognized union. But then they got their second chance on September 29 on the roof of the Gansevoort Park Hotel. “Once we moved to New York and marriage equality

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became a reality in the summer of 2011, we started planning,” says Roberts, 40, who is best known as the host of MSNBC Live. Having gotten so close to marriage once but then losing it, the couple made sure to go all out this time. Approximately 180 people—a combination of immediate family and friends—gathered to witness Roberts and Abner commit to each other. Roberts describes the aesthetic of the evening as “modern classic.” He notes that each groom had a Best Man and a Best Woman—he had his sister and best friend; Abner had his sister and brother—and the mothers gave a touching reading. And in a nod to their former home, California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a longtime gay-marriage activist himself, officiated. Music from out country singer Chely Wright and a string quartet capped off the ceremony. Despite the notable pedigree of their guests—who also included Sam Champion,

Nate Berkus, Don Lemon and Carson Kressley—the couple kept the rest of the night simple, letting the impressive space do most of the talking. They circulated heavy hors d’oeuvres instead of hosting a sit-down dinner and, in lieu of cake, served mini-cupcakes from Baked by Melissa and cookies from Schmackary’s. Afterwards, the pair honeymooned in Brazil. Now residing in Hell’s Kitchen, the couple first met in 2000 at a going-away party for Abner in Charlotte, NC. “I was immediately attracted to Thomas,” says Abner. “I thought he was too good to be true.” Though careers took them around the country and into the spotlight, the two have managed to keep each other balanced. “Marriage provides a stability that as human beings we deserve,” confides Roberts. “We deeply believe and trust in the other person…Patrick is the best person I have ever met.” N

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Brynn o’malley, lilla crawford and anthony warlow in Annie; (inset) louisa Bradshaw in Siren’s Heart

ANNIE PHOTO: JOAN MARCUS; SIREN’S HEART PHOTO: HENRY JOSEPH

Curtain Up Siren’s Heart Annie Giant

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By David Hurst t would be easy to be cruel to Siren’s Heart, a woefully misguided one-woman show about Marilyn Monroe currently running at the Actors Temple, but to say something critically meaningful is far more challenging. Though its leading lady, Louisa Bradshaw, throws herself into Siren’s Heart with enormous moxie and nerve (possessing only a remotely passing resemblance to the icon she portrays), she can’t compensate for a flaccid play that rehashes Monroe’s life by employing an abundance of well-worn stories and quotes. Written by Walt Stepp and directed by Lissa Moira, Siren’s Heart is ironically subtitled “Norma Jean & Marilyn in Purgatory,” though the audience should be included as well. It finds Marilyn trapped in an afterlife limbo 50 years after her actual death, where she looks back over her life and career to no discernable end. Is it an existential exercise in self-reflection? Is Marilyn looking for divine inspiration to whisk her to the next spiritual plane? Or is it intended to be a probing exploration of a confused woman’s lifelong battle to reconcile the real person within (Norma Jean) with a glamorous exterior of her own creation (Marilyn)? We’re never really sure since Stepp’s clumsy script doesn’t provide any fresh insights and worse, forces Bradshaw to perform original songs that can only charitably be described as amateurish. I wish I could report that the latest Broadway revival of Annie, with its smart book by Thomas Meehan and its glorious score by Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, is a musical treat, but, alas, that’s not the case. Directed with a leaden hand by James Lapine, with truly dreadful choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and completely unnecessary new orchestrations and dance arrangements by Michael Starobin

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and Alex Lacamoire, this Annie has surprisingly little to recommend it. Chief among its assets are a very cute dog playing Sandy, a terrific Australian actor with a superb voice, Anthony Warlow, making his Broadway debut as Daddy Warbucks, and a cute little girl, Lilla Crawford, with a big voice in the title role. The rest of it, from its under-populated ensemble to its uninspired musical numbers, isn’t even worth a half-price ticket at the TKTS booth. The usually reliable Katie Finneran, who won Tonys for Noises Off and Promises, Promises, is adrift as the evil Miss Hannigan and it’s difficult to tell how much of the problem is Lapine and how much of it is Finneran. In going out of their way to avoid comparisons to the great Dorothy Loudon who won a Tony playing Hannigan in the original 1977 production, Finneran misses half of her laughs, and both of her big numbers—“Little Girls” and “Easy Street”— fall flat due to missed timing and over-thinking. Similarly, the great “N.Y.C.” number has had all its thrilling momentum drained out of it due to scrapping the original orchestrations and dance arrangements by Philip J. Lang and Peter Howard in favor of new ones that flail aimlessly by comparison. In short, this boring, cheap-looking revival is strictly for kids and people who have never seen Annie before. Based on Edna Ferber’s big, sprawling 1952 novel that became George Stevens’ big, sprawling 1956 screen adaptation starring Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean, Giant is now a big, sprawling musical with a running time exceeding three hours. Musical theater lovers won’t want to miss Michael John LaChiusa’s lush, gorgeous new score, especially as performed by a top-notch cast led by the extraordinary Brian d’Arcy James and Kate Baldwin. Referencing multiple musical genres while retaining his distinctive style in a show that spans almost 30 years, LaChiusa’s songs are melodic and memorable, despite the fact that most of them are solo ballads. Like Ferber’s source novel, it’s the multi-generational book for Giant by Sybille Pearson that’s problematic for this musical adaptation simply because of its size, scope and length. N Siren’s Heart plays the Actors Temple (339 W 47th St, Telecharge.com). Annie plays the Palace (1564 Broadway @ 47th St, AnnieTheMusical.com). Giant plays through December 16 at the Public (425 Lafayette, PublicTheater.org).


GROWING PAINS matthias schoenaerts in Rust and Bone

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Time Investment: 96 min. Return on Investment: 45 min.

Time Investment: 120 min. Return on Investment: 110 min. here is enough pain to go around in Jacques Audiard’s new grab bag of a film, Rust and Bone (Sony Pictures Classics). Bones and hearts break in equal measure and no one is safe from physical harm as lost souls attempt to find meaning in a world that has stripped it from them. In the French Mediterranean town of Antibes, hulking brute Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts) seeks shelter for himself and his five-year-old former drug-mule son in his sister’s meager apartment. While working security at a nightclub, he meets Stéphanie (Marion Cotillard), an orca whale trainer at a Sea-Worldstyle amusement park who has a thirst for pain. Months later they reconnect following a tragic work accident that leaves Stéphanie without legs. At first despondent, she finds solace in his carefree, boundless machismo, accompanying him to illegal boxing matches where he risks loosing his teeth for cash. Ali is a modern-day Lennie Small, ignorant to the world and his role in it. Yet those around him, from his son, Sam, to Stéphanie, find solace in his lack of depth and his emotional shallowness. It seems a sad and cold world where an absentee father like Ali is the hero until you realize the zen of his lifestyle: his bones will break but it will hardly be his undoing. To Audiard life sucks, but violence and pain are only skin-deep. It’s an interesting message made crystal clear after his un-ironic use of Katy Perry’s “Firework” to signal Stephanie’s revival. —Benjamin Solomon

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here are several exciting things about Simon Chung’s new film Speechless (Breaking Glass Pictures), primarily that it’s a film with gay subject matter shot in mainland China. Could it be an opportunity to see how gay men live in the communist country? At first it appears that it might be, as you meet local villagers through the eyes of mute stranger Luke (Pierre-Matthieu Vital), discovered naked by the riverbed. With his bushy eyebrows and moody frowny faces, Luke manages to charm the locals with his unexpected presence, especially friendly young nurse Jiang (Gao Qilun). At first Luke presents Jiang with an escape from his boring life. But soon his intense attraction for Luke becomes an obsessive

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search to discover his identity and the secret behind his vow of silence. Slowly, a story of pastoral Chinese life turns into a strange psychosexual noir, as Jiang delves deeper into Luke’s story—it seems he wasn’t the only one obsessed with this strange Chinesespeaking Frenchman. Except that it isn’t that deep. The noir Chung spins lacks layers and isn’t all that thrilling—more lukewarm, if you will. Most of all, it’s a shame Chung traveled all the way to China to tell a story about Chinese obsession with Westerners. It’s even more frustrating given that Vital, with his wobbly limbs and often-emotionless gazes, lacks the charisma to drive all the boys to the yard. If only Chung had stayed in that sleepy village. The mysteries that lie there are certain to be as exciting as anything Luke is hiding. —BS

I’LL NEVER TELL Pierre-matthieu vital and gao Qilun in Speechless

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By Peter Sherwood ngolo Soho is an amiable neighbor to stalwart mainstays such as Lucky Strike and Toad Hall. The restaurant itself is sleekly attired, mostly black with exposed brick, splashes of pumpkin orange and illumined copper pearls suspended like Champagne bubbles over the proceedings. We got comfortable right away as we poured over the modern Italian menu courtesy of executive chef Michael Berardino. The drink list comprises redefined classics as well as a seasonal selection of sippings. We were much relieved to see stout bourbon, rosemary-infused gin, rye and grappa being poured into the glasses. The highly drinkable Al Di La found its fortitude in smoky mezcal with a dash of cachaça and a little bit of sweet from the house grenadine. A concoction called the Kelmaro #2

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was similar to a Negroni, with Cynar artichoke liqueur, nosy orange Cointreau and fizz from soda water. The pungent aroma of garlic preceded the handpulled, undulating, stringy stracciatella cheese, such a delicate cream with lightly zested bottarga roe and an ingenious use of drizzled basil seeds, which gave the effect of shimmering snake skin. The accompanying toasty bread provided a fine conveyance. Lemony, leggy curls of charred octopus were gorgeous, with creamy chickpeas almost cooked to a mash and pert slices of celery to enliven the dish. Moist quail was certainly suited the season, perched atop rugged, chewy farro, sumptuous dates and frisée with chopped radicchio and red onions dressed in a sharp vinegar. For our primi pasta course we chose the peppery fettucine alla carbonara, served al dente with pancetta, pecorino and an egg yolk that

we tossed about and mixed into our pasta with abandon. Agnolotti stuffed with delicata squash proved to be a favorite—divine little pockets of near wild heaven graced by crisped sage and an appropriately browned butter sauce. The pork chop knocked us out. This meaty beauty was about four inches thick and shared the plate with caramelized fennel and some heated cherry peppers. The cut was brilliantly flavored and best when savored at its interior, just off the bone. We ordered a buttery cloud of Anson Mills polenta with grated Parmigiano Reggiano to further sweep us off our feet. Arctic char, similar to salmon swimming upstream, was another winner, with skin the color of charcoal that opened up to reveal the ribald, pink meat fillet underneath. Sautéed sunchokes and leaves of Brussels sprouts expertly rounded out the dish. A simply sweet olive oil cake tidily finished us with a

scoop of elusive, tart sour crème fraîche and scattered golden raisins. Pear sorbetti served as a crisp refresher and a highly fueled grappa di brunello with a pungent whiff of grapes delightfully washed it all down at the evening’s end. N

PRICES: Appetizers: $10-$18; Entrées: $17-$32; Alcohol: wine, specialty cocktails.

SHORT ORDER: Honest, modern Italian finds a civilized home in Soho.

PETER’S PICKS: Kelmaro #2 cocktail; grilled quail; squash agnolotti; gargantuan pork chop

PETER’S PANS: The overly bearded and hairy gentleman next to us, who appeared to have been steeped in tobacco juice since he was nine years old.


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CHEF’S RECIPE

Angolo Soho executive chef Michael Berardino untangles the mystery of his carbonara.

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Fettucine Rigate alla Carbonara

Ingredients: 1 lb fettucine ¼ Tbsp ground black pepper (about 90 turns from a pepper mill) 3 oz pancetta cut into ½” by ¼” strips 2 oz Pecorino Romano cheese, grated fine on microplane 4 egg yolks 2½ Tbsp unsalted butter 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil

Directions: 1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a rolling boil. Drop the pasta into the water and stir to keep from sticking. 2. While the pasta is cooking, place the pancetta in a large sauté pan and cook until crisp and fat is rendered. 3. Pour off half of the fat, and add black pepper. Toast the pepper until aromatic. 4. Add ½ Tbsp butter and olive oil.

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5. Remove the pancetta and let cool. Add some of the pasta-cooking water to the pan to form an emulsified sauce. 6. Once the pasta is cooked, remove from the water (but save the water), drain well and add directly to the sauce. 7. Add the remaining butter, the pancetta and the pecorino cheese. 8. Mix well to combine and, if needed, add pasta water to adjust the consistency of the sauce.

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9. Plate the pasta into bowls, leaving a little well in the center for the egg yolk. Finish with the egg yolk, a couple cracks of black pepper and a little grated pecorino.


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Naughty Bits By Rod Steely

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ROD STEELY SITS DOWN WITH HIS FAVORITE GINGER, RILEY PRICE, TO DISH ON PORN, DRINKING AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN. ORANGE YOU GLAD TO SEE ME Riley Price in 21 Hump Street RS: So let’s get into it—tell us about your heavy drinking and the aftermath. RP: I don’t blame the industry for my drinking. I was born with an addictive personality. The industry gave me great opportunities. I was suffering from depression and medicated it with alcohol. I owe Northwestern Memorial Hospital my life. RS: When were you at your worst? RP: After the Grabby Awards I wanted to be alone. I wanted to “isolate” as they say. So I went back to my hotel with a bottle of vodka and a six-pack of beer. I fell asleep on my back in the bathroom in a half-conscious state. I felt myself [being] elevated off the ground and turned to my stomach. I was too out of it to try to comprehend anything. I woke up on my stomach in a pool of vomit. I can’t explain what had happened—it blows my mind to think what did and what could have happened if I hadn’t been turned over by whatever was “there.” I realized that I was going to die and be another statistic if I didn’t pick myself up and change everything.

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RS: So what did you learn from all of this? RP: Every day is a new adventure. I am very happy in my life right now—I wasn’t before. I was scared, unhappy, insecure and ill. Today I’m regaining a little bit of me back. Minute by minute. Hour by hour, day by day I’m becoming Ryan again. RS: Are we going to see you in more porn? RP: I think right now that going back to porn would be a regression. There have been some offers recently but I’ve been working on a memoir these days. The release is targeted for early January.

iley Price has got his shit together. He first came to my attention in Jet Set Men’s How to Fuck A Predator and most recently, 21 Hump Street. If you Google him you’ll find stories (many on TheSword.com) about his flinging a cherry tomato at Howard from Fabscout, or his meltdown after Chicago’s Grabby Awards— eight nominations, no wins. But there’s something about waking up in a pool of your own vomit that makes you say to yourself, “Am I going to wallow or am I going to move forward?” Price is definitely moving forward, but where? I sat down with this stunning ginger in Chicago to get his side of the story and a few answers to some of porn’s age-old questions.

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and want to see you come back from this. Fuck ‘The Sword’ and their trolls.” That was said by a studio head who’s also a friend…it was a kick in the ass. RS: What’s the worst thing? RP:“You’re ruining Hollywood!” My friends won’t let that one die. I have this one friend who calls me and the first thing he says is not “Hi.” It’s, “Hollywood ruiner—what’s up?” RS: We always want to know: do you enjoy the sex on-camera or is it too technical? RP: When I have a sex scene I go to another place where Riley Price comes out. I want each scene to be the best I’ve ever done—and yes, I can enjoy it. I try to make every performer I work with look good and give them the best scene they have ever performed as well.

RS: What till then? RP: I have a new blog, Ryan2Riley.com, and I am utilizing my degree. I went to school for marketing and am currently branding and rebranding smaller businesses in the Chicagoland area. The writing is more of a therapeutic outlet for me. It doesn’t quite pay the bills, but my parents are quite thrilled with me these days. They deserve the Nobel Peace Prize for surviving my darker moments. God bless them. RS: How would you describe your book. Is it different from what other porn stars have written? RP: There are a lot of layers to me and it will be a story that is only half porn related—if that. I wrote from the heart and just let it all flow out. There will be no holding back on anyone or anything—myself included. You’ll laugh, cry and maybe vomit! The most exciting part is— I know that the best is yet to come. N


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