While they often presented themselves as bodybuilders’ publications, their chuckle-prompting titles — Torso, Adonis, Honcho, Mandate — didn’t lie. Gay men’s magazines of decades past were bought by gay men who wanted to look at the erotic illustrations of well- built male bodies therein. Because any- one known to possess such material in the homophobic 1950s and 1960s could experience serious consequences, men hid the magazines under their mat- tresses. These illustrations have now inspired a traveling exhibition, Stroke: From Under the Mattress to the Museum Wall. Curated by notable erotic artist Robert W. Richards and orig- inating at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, the popular show contains 24 original illustrations that ap- peared in gay magazines from the 1950s to the 1990s. It also looks at how gay men, forced into the closet during those decades, used these pictures to explore their sexuality intimately. It additionally serves as a showcase for the artists in- volved. On view are works by two dozen top artists of the times, including Touko Laaksonen (Tom of Finland), Antonio Lopez (Antonio), and David Martin.More
Producer, writer, and activist who produced shows like All in the Family, Sanford and Son, and Maude, is awarded the 2016 Freedom of Expression Award after a screening of the new documentary Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You.More
At the main festival ground on Saturday July 23rd and Sunday July 24th at Fort Mason Center, we welcome many celebrities from Japan, including WORLD ORDER, Silent Siren, Wednesday Campanella, GARNiDELiA, Mitz Mangrove, and many more, and we will also host a variety of events, including J-POP LIVE concerts, Meet & Greet sessions, Q&A with special guests, Interactive Summit, Travel Pavilion, Ramen & Sake Summit, dance, karaoke,cosplay and'J-POP Queen' drag contests.More
The immortal moment came decades ago: a long-suffering fan already, at 8 years old, slumped against a rail at the ballpark for what could be the last time, defeated on the field and off of it, where the Giants were planning to possibly decamp from Candlestick Park to Florida.
It's not on the IMDb's "Bottom 100," like The Hottie and the Nottie, Baby Geniuses, and Who's Your Caddy. We're not sure if it's been featured at the Dark Room's "Bad Movie Night," where they recently polished off an Elvis series. But even without such accolades, Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam, aka the Turkish Star Wars, is a famously bad movie. Shot in Turkey in the 1980s, which was a shitty time of many military coups and other dangerous strife (not to mention a lack of access to quality motion pictures), the film is often laughed at, not with, by people sitting safe and happy in their little pink houses. This could be you! At "Sabreteeth vs. Turkish Star Wars," the film is shown with a live improvisational jazz-metal soundtrack, sort of in place of English subtitles. Turkish YouTube commenters point out that the thing barely makes sense even to those who speak its language. Plus, there is an actual wooden sword involved, and much of the footage is badly pasted-in piracy of various films, of which Star Wars is only one. The band, interestingly, has a complex relationship to the film and its egregious production values: Calling Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam "One of the truly great copyright infringements of the 20th century," Sabreteeth insists that the flick is both awful and awesome.
Thu., March 20, 8 p.m., 2008