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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Every Day A Little Death

Here is 20-year-old danseur Célestin Boutin as Tadzio in a new production of Benjamin Britten's opera Death In Venice which opened in June at The Garsington Opera at Wormsley. That's in England, if you couldn't guess. 

The success of any production of Death In Venice rests on two things: the singer playing Auschenbach, and the dancer playing Tadzio. If the reviews are to be trusted, this production gets it mostly right. It might be pointed out that Tadzio has been aged up to avoid bruising modern sensibilities, a move that may make audiences more comfortable, but which robs the work of some of its bite. ( (From The Guardian: "The boy Tadzio is older and more knowing than in the novella, which makes the fiction less credible, but he is a winning choice. At least half the audience could barely suppress their drools.") As you might have guessed,  I'm not going to complain about Monsieur Boutin.  I fully accept him as an object of pure beauty to be worshiped from afar.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Friday, July 24, 2015

A Reminder

Every once in a while I feel the need to point out how beautiful Lee Jong Suk is. Mission accomplished. 

Saturday, July 18, 2015

A Note To The Drought-Stricken Western United States

Remember to conserve water any way you can!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Thursday, July 9, 2015

A Portrait Of Simon Nessman

Simon Nessman was 17 years old in May of 2007 when chose him to be their Model of the Week.  This is what he looks like now.  Someone has a painting hidden in his attic.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

New Star

Recently I have been seeing quite a bit of Parker van Noord around the internet, notably at The Beauty Hunter 2, but other places as well.  He's going to be major, I have no doubt.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

The Just In The Nick Of Time Independance Day Weekend Sunday Roundup

It's been ages since I've done a Sunday Roundup,  but I have  a three day weekend, so why not go for it?  As always, this is just a collection of pictures that I've gathered from around the Internet. There may be actors, singers, models, pornstars, athletes,  or just guys on Instagram.  Enjoy!

Lots more after the break.

Saturday, July 4, 2015


The oily Swedish boy on the bed of bananas pictured above is Michael Westlund, the cutie-pie star of Dildorado's new video United Fruit.  Yes, you read that right, Dildorado.  The song is a catchy, bouncy earworm, and the video is the kind of thing that you expected to see in 1994, but not so much in 2015. In other words, it embraces many of the things that are awesome about gay culture, and many things that are slightly embarrassing.  In a world where there are gay people wringing their hands and worrying about gay marriage destroying gay culture, and other homosexual people debating the the very validity of gay identification, I'm glad that things like this still exist.  And frankly, I'm always happy to see hot, nearly naked guys dancing around with drag queens. It's just how I roll. 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

A Boy Named Love

Behold 17-year-old Love Rönnlunda skinny young thing so new to modeling that his agency still only has Polaroids of him on their site. But that didn't stop him from making a big splash at the recent menswear shows. It seems that fashion may not be Love's great passion.  He's a singer. And a good one too!  Here he is a few years ago on Talang 2001, aka Sweden's Got Talent.

‪And here is a much more recent performance. ‬

You can also find him acting like a teenage goofball on Vine, plus he has a nice Soundcloud, if you would like to hear more of his music.

 And finally,  here's more pictures.