Michael Musto: My 10 Most Shocking Memories of Michael Alig
As the club kid killer prepares to be released from prison—a look back
1. One of my first interactions with Alig had him entering a 1980s talent contest I judged at the wild and wooly club Danceteria. Before the competition, the Indiana transplant nervily cooed to me that he’d give me “sex, drugs, and rock and roll” if I voted for him. Much as I like rock and roll, I didn’t grant him the nod because his talent was merely gogo dancing, and besides, he was awful at it—awkward and completely lacking in rhythm. It was behind the scenes that the guy really shined (like a possessed jack o’lantern).
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How The Normal Heart changed Matt Bomer’s life:
“I think Matt felt the ghosts,” Ryan Murphy says. “I think he felt all the shame and humiliation and degradation of all those brothers who have died of AIDS. It was a very beautiful, spiritual thing to witness.”
DANIEL RADCLIFFE IN CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN ON BROADWAY
Michael Musto writes:
Radcliffe does really well with his fast-talking victim character, who’s tired of going to doctors and fending off bullies and is aiming for a little romance to help ward off his various diagnoses. Radcliffe is committed to the character’s disability—he’s clearly thought it through and worked it out—and when the chance for Hollywood stardom enters the “cripple’s” world of possibilities, you know Radcliffe will be adept at that twist too. But as he convincingly limped across the stage, I couldn’t help thinking, Maybe that’s from having sex with the horse?
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"That is so great to hear! I am not involved. I think it will be an incredible movie. In my dreams, they would find a completely unknown cast of young people and discover the songs and story anew with them, just like they did with us."
— Jonathan Groff on the news that a film adaptation of Spring Awakening will reportedly begin production this summer (x)
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Burning Books, One Word at a Time: A new movement cracks down on 50 years of LGBT culture.
Calpernia Addams on the words tranny, shemale, and other subjects that the ‘online thought police’ wants to ban
Tranny is a dumb word. It has been used negatively. But let’s be clear. Here’s a pearl of wisdom coming from a person who ducked Scud missiles in the first Gulf War. Here’s a word to the wise from someone who has been physically assaulted for being gender-variant. Here’s a tidbit from someone with 20 years of transition in the can: If hearing someone else call themselves a tranny is the worst thing that happens to you all day, you need to suck it up. Seriously.
These words are not yours to control. You do not use them. You do not embody them. You did not create them. And you do not have the right to dictate how other members of our vast, diverse community may use them amongst themselves. I stand against censorship. I stand against the new thought police. I stand for art and self-determination.
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