With fire breathers, sword swallowers, aerialists, sexy firemen, psychics, and more, this year’s fourth annual Fire Party is going to be bigger and better than ever! The party is next Saturday, August 24th at Opera Nightclub in Atlanta. Wanna see a sneak preview of the hottest party in Atlanta this summer?
What are you doing this weekend? It’s a question you hear every week, but how often do you have a great answer? Don’t worry! We’re here to fix that. We’ve searched Atlanta high and low for the best gay events and parties happening this weekend. Have fun y’all!
Pop music seems to be really leaky lately. Katy Perry’s “Roar” was leaked over the weekend and Lady Gaga’s “Applause” was leakedon Monday. So, what’s next on the leak list?
Another song from ARTPOP, Lady Gaga’s next album, is lighting up the internet today. The song seems to be called “Burqa” or “Aura” or maybe both. We don’t know because the song hasn’t been officially released yet and leaked versions use both.
This new song compares women who wear burqas with Gaga seeking privacy as a celebrity. Hmmm…OK. Gaga even asks if the listener wants to see her naked and “peek underneath the cover” which would negate the religious purpose of the burqa. It’s an odd analogy.
Will this song catch on? Why and how was it leaked? I’m sure we’ll find out…
Stephen Colbert tore Russian president Vladimir Putin a new one last night. Colbert was on fire with his trademark satirical humor and he even added a healthy dose of blatant mocking.
In an effort to explain Russia’s anti-gay climate Colbert said, “Russia will not tolerate the gays. Now this makes sense folks because their president is so damn straight.” Colbert then went on to show infamous photos of Putin shirtless doing various “manly” things. It’s a hoot.
However, more seriously, Colbert also calls out the International Olympic Committee for bowing down to Russia and Putin regarding LGBT athletes. Check out the entire segment below:
It was a gay, gay night on The Colbert Report. After reporting on Russia the show featured the story of Vicco, KY. Vicco is a tiny town in Kentucky with a population of a little over 300 people. It’s a blue collar town where hard work is a virtue and everyone knows your name. It’s also the smallest town in America to have passed an LGBT fairness ordinance. Oh yeah, they also have an openly gay mayor that seems pretty popular.
Well, he’s pretty popular with everyone except the local pastor, Truman Hurt. “Fairness is nothing but a trick word,” Hurt said. “We should be able to fire, deny them service, or deny them housing. I have nothing against gays. I don’t like their lifestyle. I don’t like ‘em trying to push it on me, and my family, and our communities. I think they oughta go back in the closet where they belong,” Hurt continued.
OK…who has been trying to get gay with this anti-gay bigot?
Waiting for one scene with a revealing bulge is a terrible reason to watch a movie (especially if it’s of questionable quality from the start), but it’s an added bonus when a good movie surprises you with a little package definition. We’re not talking about full frontal like Michael Fassbender in Shame (impressive btw!) or obvious bulge-centric flicks like Magic Mike. We’re talking about those unexpected moments that make you sit up and pay a little bit more attention to the action on the screen.
Here are the top five movie moments that got our *ahem* eyes bulging:
Kick-Ass (2010) starring Aaron Taylor Johnson:
One of the break-out surprises of 2010 had Calvin Klein model Aaron Taylor Johnson defending justice as a self-made superhero. And while fighting crime he also revealed his obvious super powers down below. We can’t wait for the sequel where he’s older and buffed up…
The Paper Boy (2013) starring Zac Efron:
Zac Efron and Nicole Kidman star in this strange (bordering incomprehensible) movie where Efron spends most of the movie only wearing white briefs. Although the movie is a struggle to finish in its entirety, you get constant bulge shots so at least there is no waiting around.
Star Trek (2009) starring Chris Pine:
This successful re-vamp of the sci-fi classic starred a fairly unknown Chris Pine as Captain Kirk. This sexy scene featuring him in briefs getting friendly with a green alien rocketed him to stardom…
The Place Behind the Pines (2012) starring Ryan Gosling:
The delectable Ryan Gosling is dyed blond and all stencil-tatted up for this movie about a stunt motorcyclist who turns to robbing banks to support his kid. The notable scene takes place when he is taken to jail and strips down to reveal a decent bulge!
Labyrinth (1986) starring David Bowie:
This 80s fantasy flick features singer/artist David Bowie as the goblin king Jareth who packs a decent size wand…
British actor, author, and television presenter Stephen Fry has written an open and very emotional letter to British Prime Minister David Cameron, the International Olympics Committee, and IOC President Jacques Rogge, urging them to ban the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia. Fry argues that the horrendous treatment and discrimination of LGBT people in Russia warrants the ban.
His letter is a scorching critique and heartfelt protest of the events taking place throughout Russia and compares the situation to what Hitler did to Jews. Here are some quotes from Stephen Fry’s open letter. For the full letter, click here.
“I write in the earnest hope that all those with a love of sport and the Olympic spirit will consider the stain on the Five Rings that occurred when the 1936 Berlin Olympics proceeded under the exultant aegis of a tyrant who had passed into law, two years earlier, an act which singled out for special persecution a minority whose only crime was the accident of their birth.”
“Putin is eerily repeating this insane crime, only this time against LGBT Russians. Beatings, murders and humiliations are ignored by the police. Any defence or sane discussion of homosexuality is against the law.”
“The IOC absolutely must take a firm stance on behalf of the shared humanity it is supposed to represent against the barbaric, fascist law that Putin has pushed through the Duma.”
“An absolute ban on the Russian Winter Olympics of 2014 in Sochi is simply essential. Stage them elsewhere in Utah, Lillyhammer, anywhere you like. At all costs Putin cannot be seen to have the approval of the civilised world.”
“He is making scapegoats of gay people, just as Hitler did Jews. He cannot be allowed to get away with it.”
“I am gay. I am a Jew. My mother lost over a dozen of her family to Hitler’s anti-Semitism. Every time in Russia (and it is constantly) a gay teenager is forced into suicide, a lesbian “correctively” raped, gay men and women beaten to death by neo-Nazi thugs while the Russian police stand idly by, the world is diminished and I for one, weep anew at seeing history repeat itself.”
And with that said may we strongly recommend that you delve into Stephen Fry’s impressive movie career. As an openly gay actor, he has portrayed gay characters from the very start of his career. Two exceptional examples of his talent can be found in the wonderful Peter’s Friends from 1992 and the critically acclaimed bio-pic Wilde about the life of Oscar Wilde.
Young male singers are having a hard time keeping their clothes on lately. Last week we brought you the story of Nick Jonas stripping off his shirt and taking a selfie. But, this week singer Justin Bieber has seriously upped the ante.
TMZ released two photos Monday of Bieber in the buff. Warning these images are NSFW:
TMZis reporting that the photos were taken during Thanksgiving a few months after Bieber’s 18th birthday. He was with his family at his grandmother’s house in Toronto. Rumor has it that Bieber annoyed his family by oversleeping and he serenaded his granny in the nude to lighten the mood (that’s kinda weird).
It seems safe to assume that someone very close to Bieber took these photos. But, who gave them to TMZ? Did the singer’s PR team leak them as part of his macho reinvention?
Bieber was in Atlanta last weekend for a concert downtown. He stayed at the Four Seasons on 14th Street in Midtown while he was here.
Our two contest winners were randomly selected this morning. Congratulations to Ashton and Andria! You’ve both won two tickets to see Icona Pop at The Masquerade tomorrow! If you want to buy tickets to the show click here.
Icona Pop, the Swedish group behind “I Love It,” is coming to The Masquerade in Atlanta for a concert on August 14th. Have you seen the music video for their hit song?
By D. David Kinney For years Sears commercials have sold women’s clothes by inviting us to, “Come see the softer side of sears.” But, now they’re updating their slogan to: “Take Another Look.” Well, we did and they’ve gone from soft to rock hard. Check out this new product:
A FENUXE reader pointed out to us today that you can buy a leather collar, adjustable harness, and arm bands at Sears.com. Honestly, we were skeptical when they told us about it. But, we clicked the link and they were right. Sears is selling sexy.
The 4-piece set is part of Sears’ “ELEGANT MOMENTS” collection. And, we couldn’t agree more! This is definitely a very elegant moment. So, what category does Sears put their adjustable harness, arm bands, and leather collars in? Apparently they’re considering them underwear.
Naturally, we were curious. What other great men’s underwear items can you get from Sears’ “ELEGANT MOMENTS” collection?
Why not try out this leather collar with an “O” ring?
Or this leather pouch with an open front?
Want to know the best thing about Sears jumping into sexy time accessories? They’re all 20% off and come with free ground shipping!
Since Vladimir Putin signed the ‘gay propaganda’ law, Russia’s LGBT community has faced rampant discrimination, prejudice, and violence.
The atrocities in Russia have rightfully caused an uproar in the gay community throughout the U.S. and the world. Many gay bars have chosen to boycott vodka brand Stolichnaya in an effort to express anger with the disgusting and discriminatory anti-gay laws in Russia. Gay hottie and sex columnist Dan Savage, who famously defined “santorum,” is leading the the #DumpStoli campaign.
The problem is that Stolichnaya is no longer a Russian vodka. It is a Dutch company whose parent company SPI Group is headquartered in Luxembourg. The vodka is actually made in Latvia. Furthermore, Stolichnaya is an avid supporter of the gay community – check out their video looking for the most original Stoli boy:
So, what’s the deal with Stoli? Is it really anti-gay to drink the vodka? What is the Russia connection? Here’s a little background on the company:
Stolichnaya was created in the Soviet Union during the 1940′s and quickly became an iconic national brand. It remained there until 1991 when the Soviet Union was dissolved. After the collapse Russian businessman Yuri Shefler purchased the rights to Stolichnaya from the Kremlin-controlled FKP Soyuzplodoimport for $400,000. He grew the business and made a fortune while doing so.
When Vladimir Putin came to power in 2000 he railed against Russia’s “new billionaires.” Putin viewed them as a threat to traditional Russian society claiming the billionaires had been stealing from the Russian people. Yuri Shefler was one of these billionaires and at one point Putin even threatened to throw Shefler in jail for selling his vodka. Shefler fled Russia to Western Europe and took Stolichnaya with him. Yuri Shefler still lives in exile in Western Europe.
So, for the past twelve years Stolichnaya has not been a Russian company. It’s a Dutch company with headquarters in Luxembourg and production facilities in Latvia.
But, the story doesn’t end there. Here are some additional facts to help muddy the water:
There are, in fact, two practically identical Stolichnaya brands. After Yuri Shefler left Russia, Putin decided to keep the popular Stoli name because the brand was such a strong national symbol. But, Putin’s Stoli is only sold in Russia. You’re not drinking Russian vodka if you’re drinking Stoli in America.
Yuri Shefler is still ethnically Russian, but he is a wanted man. The fact that he is a huge success outside Russia can only serve to further annoy Vladimir Putin.
It’s true; the bottle used to say “Russian Vodka” on it. The bottle doesn’t say it anymore (and it hasn’t for years). Now it says “Premium Vodka” instead.
As you can imagine Putin and Shefler have been fighting this legal battle for a while. What happens if Putin wins? The court in The Hauge has ruled that Stoli is indeed a Russian brand. Yet, all that means thus far is Putin can sell his own Stolichnaya (not Shefler’s) in three countries.
OK … if it’s fine to drink Stolichnaya (if it isn’t from Russia) that doesn’t help fight the terrible things happening to the gay community over there. So, what can you do? Instead of targeting a minor player, who is also persecuted by Russia, look at the bigger picture and apply pressure where it can do the most good. For instance, last December trade restrictions against Russia were lifted and normal trade conditions were implemented. Perhaps it is time to reinstate the restrictions because of Russia’s human rights violations!