Hedwig and the Angry Inch: escaping the dungeon of gender, Hart House and rock n roll
"Who thought this beautiful space would be in this old dungeon?" quips Hedwig as she comments on the admittedly Gothic environs of the Hart House Theatre. One-liners? This Hedwig has hundreds of them and James King which he fires off with the precision of a seasoned drag queen.
Drew Rowsome- MGT Stage - Sep 24
The Seat Next to the King: gay interracial sex is more powerful than fear
There are few things more gratifying than a specifically political play that is also wildly entertaining. Add two actors at the top of their game and The Seat Next to the King is a must see
Drew Rowsome- MGT Stage - Sep 23
BACK2SCHOOL: Gender, Sexuality and Support
Going back to school can be an exciting time for students, yet for others a source of anxiety. Youth who fall under the LGBTQ rainbow are prone to abuse and bullying at a far greater rate than their heterosexual counterparts.
Raymond Helkio - Rays Anatomy- Sep 24
Volta: the magic of the circus thrives With Volta, Cirque du Soleil continues their quest to push the frontiers...
MGT STAGE Drew Rowsome
How To Get An A . . . While Giving A Little A
Are you having a hard time this semester?
Deeper DIAH Rolyn Chambers
Nuit Blanche: Resistance, Revolution & Drag!
Ray's Anatomy Raymond Helkio
YOUTH: Here's How To Turn Your Straight and Cisgender Peers Into Allies
Ray's Anatomy Raymond Helkio
The AAA Girls: a drag dream team
BELLINI's 8 1/2 Paul Bellini
The ULCC model comes to Canada with Flair
and Canadian Jetlines
HOT TOCIS Drew Rowsome
Circus Awesomeus -- Not So Awesomean
effeminate gay man who sings with a foul-mouthed redneck gay puppet
TIDBITS Sky Gilbert
Antonio FaFrado: MGT's cover photographer
likes it natural and naked
SPOTLIGHT Drew Rowsome
Not So Good a Gay Man Frank M Robinson's Astounding journey from sci-fi to Playboy to Harvey Milk
We recommend Drew Rowsome
Dance as a Factory Michael Caldwell and Louis Laberge-Côté are partners in life, and in dance
Bellini's 8 1/2 Paul Bellini
Reset Fashion Event The demise of Toronto Fashion Week
DEEPER DISH Rolyn Chambers
Salvador Dali Gala at Hazelton Lanes I've always appreciated the works or Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dali
The Lesbian Online Dating Scene in Toronto modern technology has allowed the lonely hearts overcome obstacle...
Werking Toronto's Halloween:
Detox, Kim Chi
and Alyssa MGT Exclusive
It's that I can not necessarily say that I disagree with body shaming. In fact, I think a little of it is a good thing...
BELLINI's 8 1/2
Recipes From Your Favourite Drag Queens Andre Gardens is a cooking show combining drag, food and conversation
Kitchen Tidbits: The Ten Minute Key Lime Pie The ultimate dessert: sweet, sour, soft, crunchy.
Fallible historical fallacies We are literally moving into a world that completely lacks context.
WILDsound FEEDBACK Film Festival see some brilliant films for cheap
Snowbird Advisor we want a place which is "gay-friendly
Hot Topic Jill Wykes
TIFFmania Films that look promising aren't, films that don't appeal are hits
HOT TOPIC Drew Rowsome
Atomic blonde...Oh Dear I wish I could be as terribly modern as everyone else and say that it's a step in the right direction
MOVING PICTURES Sky Gilbert
Hot Clowns VI: It, Ellen Degeneres, and combatting coulrophobia
HOT TOPIC Drew Rowsome
To sleep, perchance to... Ever been raped in your sleep?
It's that time of year again! 2015 will give way to 2016 and it will be time for a new calendar, a new (or nude) piece of art for one's wall.
There are calendars of kittens, puppies, divas, movie stars, genre flicks, planes, trains and automobiles, etc, etc, etc. But of particular interest are the homoerotic calendars, the ones where hot men strip down for charity, politics or profit.
As usual The Warwick Rowers have not only a titillatingly stellar calendar but also a very slick yet adorable promotional campaign.
The Nashville Grizzlies rugby team have gone from erotic black and white to sepia and shadow-drenched colour, courtesy of photographer Chris Malone, for their 2016 calendar.
Not to be outdone the Seattle Quake Rugby Football Club continue on their camp but hot mission with a calendar that riffs on Norman Rockwell and Americana. Nostalgia never looked so naughty.
Hunky Keegan Hirst, the first British professional Rugby League player to come out while still playing, lost no time in stripping out of his uniform for the fundraising calendar for his team, The Batley Bulldogs.
The 2016 edition of the wildly successful New York City Taxi Drivers Calendar shows a sense of humour and style that Uber will never match. Funds from the cabbie calendar go to University Settlement, "America’s oldest settlement house (1886), based in New York City and serving over 30,000 immigrant and working individuals and families every year with basic services like quality education, housing, and literacy programs."
Photographer Thomas Knight continues his quest to further normalize and establish the fetishization of gingers with the 2016 Red Hot calendar. Funds raised go to various anti-bullying charities and "Kick a Ginger" days are already a thing of the past now that Knight's artistry has turned every day into "Wanna Fuck a Ginger" day.
Alas the Canadian, and even hotter, version of The Warwick Rowers - The Gentlemen of Otonabee - do not appear to be following up their sold out success of last year. However there are still prints available of the Peterborough rowing teams best moments of 2015: "Mr August" and "Locker Room."
With all these calendars doing so much good while inspiring such prurient thoughts and desires, it seems almost churlish to mention more commercial endeavours. However Colt and Chippendales did pave the way for the objectification of the male body, so let's give them a shout out. If not for the previous efforts of profit-driven porny producers, fundraising would be a lot more work that getting naked in front of a camera.
BBJ Pop-Up Gift Shop is on Thurs, Dec 10 at Eleven, 11 Irwin Ave from 7-10pm. bbj.ca
Frost Bite is on Sun, Dec 13 at Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement, 6 Noble St. plastikwrap.com