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
Though Adriano Paganini's restaurant specializes in Roman-style wood-fired pizzas, you'd be remiss to skip out on its appetizers, in particular the broccolini bruschetta, a dish that may very well become your new favorite way to eat these tiny trees of the produce world.
While foreign filmmakers not named Almodovar or von Trier have a tougher time than ever getting into U.S. theaters , French directors reap one success after another. The Class, Séraphine, Paris, and Coco Before Chanel represent a mere sliver, however, of the most vital and vibrant national cinema this side of Bollywood. French Cinema Now, solidly ensconced on the local film calendar in just its second year, tends to spotlight younger filmmakers and next-generation actors. Sylvie Verheydes autobiographical Stella (Oct 31 at 2:30 p.m. and tonight at 7) follows a working-class girl dealing with haughty attitudes and unexpected possibilities in an upscale middle school circa 1977. Working on a larger socio-spiritual-political canvas, Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeches Adhen (Nov. 1 at 4:15 p.m. and tonight at 9:15) explores the web of complications that ensues when a factory owner on the outskirts of Paris erects a mosque for his employees. The risk-averse with a preference for tried-and-true auteurs are directed to closing night, Nov. 4, when the latest works by Benoît Jacquot (Villa Amalia, starring the always mesmerizing Isabelle Huppert) and Claude Chabrol (Bellamy, with the great Gérard Depardieu) unspool. These directors have an enviable track record in America, but in this climate even they arent assured of a U.S. release.
Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 2009