I could not possibly tell. Francis Ducharme is in a few gay themed Canadian films (C.R.A.Z.Y, J’ai tué ma mère, Passage, Lonely Child,…). He does not make a gaydar bell ring with ME but if YOU would have a crush on him, it’s better to ask him.
Absolutely love Matt Gold's high-end, creative video for his ultra-catchy “Appreciated”...
Michael Egan, the thirtysomething man who is suing Bryan Singer for raping him in the late '90s, has just appeared at a press conference to back up his allegations regarding the director. He comes off as very serious about this case; he does not seem like someone seeking a pay-off to go away, unfortunately for Mr. Singer. He seems to be doing this to get justice and to make an example of Singer. At least, that is his soberly stated intention.
Is Egan doing this for attention? To help his career? He denies that, saying his dreams of being an actor died when he was abused:
“I have a story that should be out there, and should be known, and could help a lot of people. That's my position on this.”
Why now? Now or never—he had only until April 24 to file before statute-of-limitations concerns would have made filing legally unstable.
Egan's lawyer says that child-trafficking is common in Hollywood and multiple other under-18 kids are alleged to have been seen with Singer and with other adults.
If this continues to escalate, it seems obvious that a multitude of A-list and otherwise familiar Hollywood names will be tangentially (or substantially) linked to Singer's habits. A casual Google search creates quite a list of famous folks who could potentially have been at his parties, enjoying young guys (perfectly legally, but the association would be a PR nightmare) or being enjoyed as young guys (ditto).
However, the guys who allegedly passed this boy and others around at orgies, as is being alleged, are probably even more worried than the stars who merely knew Singer and posed for pics with him.
Whether or not you believe this man was raped, you better believe he is a serious threat to Bryan Singer's freedom and certainly his rep. In appearing at this presser today, he was showing the world he's dead serious about proceeding with this case. It's not unthinkable that he could be paid off now (which would probably inoculate Singer from further allegations because whenever money is involved, people tend to side with the person paying it since they think the accuser is just opportunistic), but it just got a lot less likely, now that the man has gone public and is standing not just behind, but in front of, his story.
Will be interesting to see how this develops.
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The Pretty Boys
Director: Everett Lewis
Cast: Josh Beren, Bryce Blais, Dale Dymkoski, Jill Evyn, Gabe Fiscale, Eric Gorlow
USA | 2011 | 102 min
ENG - Sex. Drugs. Rock and Roll. The way it was. Los Angeles, 1973. Pagan, a shirtless, pansexual, drug-addled singer-songwriter is smitten with hunky Donovan, probed by an ambitious journalist and drugged by an evil groupie.
New York City will be saying “hola” to “Si Quiero,” as the controversial photo exhibit will be displayed at SoHo’s Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art starting on April 30th.
Created by Spanish artist Gonzalo Orquin, “Si Quiero” is a collection of photographs of couples of various sexual orientations kissing inside of Catholic churches in Rome.
The Vatican was outraged, galleries exhibiting the photos were vandalized and Orquin was even threatened with legal action from The Vatican.
Who knew kissing could be so incendiary?
The Lohman Museum is well known in NYC for displaying edgy and thought-provoking gay art (we once saw an exhibition of photos and video from Christopher St. Pier in the ’70s with all kinds of activities going on), and Museum Director Hunter O’Hanian says they’re welcoming “Si Quiero” with open arms:
“These were very beautiful, simple portraits of same-sex couples in a space that they held sacred and important to them. I hope visitors leave with a wonderful feeling of compassion and humanity.”
“Si Quiero” will be displayed at the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art from April 30 – June 24.
If you’ve never been, it’s one of the coolest spots in the city and we hear it’s a great place to take a date.