Dustin Lance Black (born 1974) is an Academy Award-Winning American screenwriter, director, and film and television producer best known for his work on the television series Big Love and the 2008 film Milk. He touched the lives of many of us with his heartfelt and poignant speech at last night's Oscar's:
"Oh my God. This was, um, this was not an easy film to make. First off, I have to thank Cleve Jones and Anne Kronenberg and all the real-life people who shared their stories with me. And, um, Gus Van Sant, Sean Penn, Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin, James Franco and our entire cast, my producers Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen, everyone at Groundswell and Focus for taking on the challenge of telling this life-saving story. When I was 13 years old, my beautiful mother and my father moved me from a conservative Mormon home in San Antonio, Texas to California, and I heard the story of Harvey Milk. And it gave me hope. It gave me the hope to live my life. It gave me the hope one day I could live my life openly as who I am and then maybe even I could even fall in love and one day get married.
I wanna thank my mom, who has always loved me for who I am even when there was pressure not to. But most of all, if Harvey had not been taken from us 30 years ago, I think he'd want me to say to all of the gay and lesbian kids out there tonight who have been told that they are less than by their churches, by the government or by their families, that you are beautiful, wonderful creatures of value and that no matter what anyone tells you, God does love you and that very soon, I promise you, you will have equal rights federally, across this great nation of ours. Thank you. Thank you. And thank you, God, for giving us Harvey Milk."
Dustin Lance Black's Best Writing [Original Screenplay-MILK] Acceptance Speech
Mike Hill was one of photographers Bruce Weber & Steven Meisel's favorite models in the 80's and perfectly epitomized the uber natural, slightly edgy, beautifully buffed boy look of that period. He disappeared almost as quickly as he found fame on the fashion scene. Rumour has it that he gave it all up so he could go back to being an anonymous surfer which if you think about it, makes him all the more cool & correct. All I know is he was and still is total wank off material and so much hotter than the Prada-maciated dudes of today.
By Walt Cessna for Beachcruiser Magazine. Photo by Bruce Weber
Trevor is a really cool 23 year old grad student from New Haven, Connecticut we met on DList a few months back. Some random shit about Trevor: he knows a thing or two about Chinese astrology, has a mortal weakness for redheads, gets turned on by mad grammar skills, and is a videogame addict - "videogame-head is pretty fucking awesome...so is smoking while getting a blowjob".
On body hair: "I'm kinda hairy. I used to shave compulsively, and one day I was like hmm, I wonder how hairy I actually am, so I let it grow out and the result was...super sexy fun time, I like it."
Most def, we do too!
"Anyway, I don't even shave my face anymore, I just use a beard trimmer haha, so now i like body hair on other people...and beards...and I think ass-shaving is weird. I mean, guys have ass-hair. It's just kind of a thing, get over it."
Trevor's totally down for some amateur modelling, though doesn't want to be in porn...so hit him up if you wanna "frame" him, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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In their status updates, 2 of my facebook friends, DJ Reed McGowan and Kevin Pressey, both have "heart ons" today for Valentine's Day. They too must have seen NYC artist/photographer Ignacio-Lozano a.k.a. BlackSheepBoy's hot Valentine's photos posted in his blog today. This guy just never ceases to amaze me with his range of talent and creativity!
Always a sweetheart, he sent me a V-Day card earlier today with the above photo, but for sure check out the rest of this series and more of his work on his blog, BlackSheepBoy.
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