Troye Sivan’s “Happy Little Pill” Is Wonderful

I’m completely at a loss as to why it is I’ve never listened to Troye Sivan’s single, “Happy Little Pill”. I mean, sure, I can argue that I’ve been really busy lately, but that sounds like a cop out even to me. Today, I was able to rectify my foolishness, and let me say that I love the song.

If you don’t already know, Troye Sivan is a mega popular young YouTuber whose coming out video went viral, and appeared on almost every site that I visited when he published it. He also appeared in X-Men: First Class as young Magneto in a training camp.

Troye first came to my attention primarily because of Tyler Oakley, because you guys already know that I adore Tyler, and Troye has appeared in several of Tyler’s videos, prompting many of their fans not only to ship them as a couple but to outright refuse to believe that they aren’t truly dating. Though both Troye and Tyler have constantly denied any sort of relationship between the two of them, “Troyler” remains an unrelenting fantasy to their fans.

“Happy Little Pill” is Troye’s latest single from his album “TRXYE”, his debut album with record label EMI, Australia. I always knew that the kid could sing, because it’s no secret that he’s been in musicals before, but to say that I was surprised by the voice which greeted me on that song would be a major understatement. I’m super impressed by his tone, and the general genre of the music, which is far more mature than I would have expected. It’s no doubt tricky branching out from YouTube into mainstream music (mostly because of the not-so-pleasant legacy that Justin Bieber has left us with) but I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if Troye is able to make the transition successfully.

Women Dominate Today’s Music Charts

Billboard Top 5 Women

Have you taken a look at the music charts lately? If you haven’t, allow me to point something out to you. The top 5 singles are all by female singers! If that weren’t amazing enough, coming in close at number 6 is a song by an openly gay man.

Bear in mind that these charts aren’t determined by an appointed academy or biased political group. They’re determined by a combination of several factors, including number of singles sold, as well as amount of radio airplay of the song. This means that it is the general public who is deciding on which artists deserve the top spots.

Even more incredible is the fact that in none of these top 5 songs is the woman pining over a lost love or singing of some subservient role in a relationship. The songs are of the singers asserting their dominance, showcasing their sexuality or celebrating their personal decisions. Now, I’m not so stupid as to think that this is a direct reflection that the patriarchal and homophobic values that have controlled our society for so long have suddenly disappeared. However, it is a rather pleasant and promising indication that, at least at this very moment, there might be a shift in public mentality.

#1. Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass

#2 Taylor Swift – Shake It Off

#3 Nicki Minaj – Anaconda

#4 Iggy Azalea & Rita Ora – Black Widow

#5 Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj – Bang Bang

#6 Sam Smith – Stay With Me

25 Great Gay Sex Scenes Saga – Movie # 19: Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds (2006)

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Title: Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds

Actors:

Jim Verraros…Kyle

Marco Dapper… Troy

Emily Brooke Hands… Gwen

Rebekah Kochan… Tiffani

Brett Chukerman… Marc

Director: Phillip J. Bartell

Synopsis: After Marc dumps him, Kyle unites with Gwen and Tiffani to land sexually confused art model Troy by pretending to be straight. However, Marc wants Troy, too, and members from a notorious “ex-gay” group are slipping for the both of them.

The Backlot Rating:

Hotness – 8

Romance – 4

WTFactor – 1

It feels like I haven’t done one of these in forever, but I couldn’t be happier that I’m returning with this movie. Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds has been one of my all-time favourite gay movies for ages! It’s actually quite difficult to say which is better: Sloppy Seconds or its predecessor, Eating Out. When Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds came out, it was immediately clear that the writers had something incredibly special with the Eating Out series. It was everything that a true indie production needed to be – it was witty, gritty, and boundary-pushing. However, by the time the third movie of the series came out, Eating Out 3: All You Can Eat, almost all the original cast members had bowed out, and the standards of the films underwent a terrifying plummet. What had started out as an amazing and hilarious comedy suddenly turned into an immature, stereotypical crapfest, where the producers tried to cram in as many good looking gay guys into the film as they could instead of focusing on the fact that the new cast was incredibly subpar in terms of acting skills, especially when compared to those that we’d by then gotten used to. Then, instead of working on an actually decent script, the writers did away with any attempt at an actual storyline and simply put what ultimately seemed to be extra scenes around the following elements which became constant in each of the five movies:

  1. Someone lies about who/what they are. In each of the five movies, the story revolved around the star of the film pretending to be something that they’re not (straight guy pretends to be gay; openly gay guy pretends to be ex-gay; regular plain joe guy in real life pretends to be hot, attractive guy online; gay guy pretends to be straight guy; single guy pretends to be in loving monogamous relationship)
  2. At least one of the actors does a full frontal scene
  3. Sex scene with at least three participants in which two of them are directed by a third

Seriously, the only good things about the remaining three movies of the series are 1) Rebekah Kochan, who was absolutely amazing all throughout the series and 2) the introduction of Harmony Santana.

All that being said, Sloppy Seconds was a truly spectacular movie, and it followed a group of friends who befriend a gorgeous, sexually-confused newbie named Troy and pretend to be part of a ridiculous ex-gay group in an attempt to bed him. The movie is hilarious, and the acting  by almost everyone involved was fantastic. The roles played by Jim Verraros, Rebekah Kochan and Emily Brooke Hands could not have been pulled off half as well by anyone else, and I stand by this declaration!

The only criticism that I have of this movie is the replacement of Ryan Carnes as Marc. Brett Chuckerman was beautiful and delightful, and I understand that Ryan Carnes was the one who did not wish to return to the series, but the role still felt completely different than the one from the previous movie.

I loved everything about this movie so much that I had a hell of a difficult time trying to decide which parts would make the cut for the GIFs, and even after whittling it down as much as I could, I still ended up with a shit-ton more than I would have liked. Oh well, here’s hoping you enjoy them.

Show me the GIFs, dammit!

James McAvoy Does Out Magazine

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I’m going to start off by saying that I had no idea that James McAvoy swore so much. Bear in mind that this was a written piece, and only excerpts of his conversation were chosen, so I can only imagine how much more cussing he’d done in person. Somehow, I find it oddly titillating.

Anymyturnonsarescary, Out Magazine recently released an interview with James McAvoy, the gorgeous Scottish beast of talent, in which he discusses his new film trilogy, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, and they take a look at his evolution as a movie star.

Taking a look at some of the titles that were mentioned in the interview (The Last King of Scotland, Shameless, X-Men), it’s incredible just how diverse a lot of the characters that he’s played are. Some time ago, I wrote a piece arguing that his role in the film Filth was played to absolute perfection. McAvoy, himself, declares that some of his most recent roles have sort of taken on this dark, traumatic, psychotic edge that we got to see in Filth.

Amazingly, though, the first movie that I’d ever seen him in was The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, in which he played the soft-spoken satyr, Mr Tumnus. He was just so adorably sweet and kind that I fell in love with him right then and there. Considering that he was sporting horns, the legs of a goat and a body half covered in animal hair, I’m now realising how completely troubling that love may have been.

Regardless, James McAvoy excels in every role that he takes on, and this Out interview shows that he is just as beautiful and down-to-earth as we would want him to be… if maybe a little heavy on the swearing.

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Sarah Paulson Interviews Pedro Pascal

Pedro Pascal Interview

It’s a real treat when two actors who play fan favourites on two of the most popular shows on television turn out to be really great friends in real life. Such is the case with Sarah Paulson of the AHS saga and Pedro Pascal of Game of Thrones. Pedro’s run on GoT is unfortunately at an end, but that hasn’t made his character, Oberyn Martell, any less beloved now.

In a new piece of Interview Magazine, Sarah interviews Pedro and every word of the piece is a testament to their years of friendship. I’d actually thought that they’d dated at some point, because quite a few sites have them listed as having been romantically involved. The interview, however, hints at nothing but an old and strong friendship, and they discuss a variety of topics, including Pedro constantly dragging Sarah to watch horror movies against her wishes, which is totally ironic, considering the show she now stars on.

They also discuss Game of Thrones and the now infamous death scene:

PASCAL: There wasn’t any part of it that was somber. Everyone thought it was hilarious that my head was being smushed like a watermelon. Everyone was so fascinated by the special effects of it. We had a lot of fun. It was me clowning around with a guy who was seven feet tall and 200 pounds in this beautiful location in Dubrovnik.

On how his life has changed since the show:

There’s a side of it—like leaving the apartment and running into someone who wants to take a selfie with you where they’re crushing your head.

Head on over to Interview to read the article in its entirety. The two of them are just perfect together… and “snake penis” is my new go-to insult.

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Catfishing Benefits No One

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Earlier this week, it was brought to my attention by a friend of mine that someone had been using my pictures for a fake profile on a very popular gay dating/hook-up site. My friend instantly knew that it was fake because he knows that I don’t use these hook-up sites. Now, the narcissistic part of me felt an immediate ego boost at the news because the way I saw it, someone wouldn’t use your photos to try to hook-up with people if they didn’t think you were attractive enough to be successful, right? (If I’m wrong, please don’t correct me and shatter my false illusions.) However, in no time at all, I realised how creepy the entire thing was, and it made me feel violated and dirty. I mean, God knows who has seen this profile. And the disgusting things that this person indicated that they were into… it all just conspired to make me feel cheap, as though I were really the one who owned the profile.

Now, I didn’t bother to report the profile, or make this person know that I was on to them. Firstly, I felt that communicating with this person, even to confront them with the truth, would put me on their level and that thought mortified me. But also, I had no idea who this person was or why they were doing this. For all I knew, it could have been someone who was very unhappy with themselves. After all, how low must your self-esteem be to have to completely lie about who you are just to appeal to someone? The thought of it made me sad for the person, and I found it nearly impossible to remain angry.

That being said, I’m well aware of how dangerous this situation is… and how much it benefits absolutely no party involved. I, of course, have the most to be worried about. Perhaps this person is a total recluse, and this profile is just an opportunity to be someone online that they could never be in person. But, this could also be the profile of some rapist or murderer, and my pictures are the virtual face of this psycho. It definitely doesn’t benefit the unsuspecting person chatting with this fake profile, because it is incredibly dishonest and unfair to make anyone go through the process of thinking that they’re dealing with one person, only to later humiliate and/or disappoint them with the truth. Finally, it cannot benefit the one who is doing the catfishing. No matter how good it makes you to pretend to be some fantasy online, sooner or later you will be confronted with reality and, if you really are doing this because of low self-esteem, how much worse will you feel about yourself when that reality comes crashing in again?

So, if you’re one of my readers and you’ve got some fake profile that you use to catfish people, please listen to me and cut it out. Take it from someone who wasn’t catfished, but whose pictures are being used for the process, it’s a totally unpleasant situation and not at all called for. If you’re a genuine user of any online dating/hook-up site or app, I thought that this would be a great time to remind you to be careful of the people that you connect with, and offer a few tips that may prove to be useful.

  1. Never meet up with someone that you’ve only met that day. Even and especially if you’re only using the site/app for sex, this isn’t a good practice. Sex has always been around, and it will always be around. There’s no need to rush to meet some anonymous stranger that you only met a couple of hours prior just to get laid. Trust me, your orgasm isn’t going to expire if you wait a little while longer.
  2. Get as much information on your contact(s) as you can. Ask as many questions as you can think of to get to know this person better. A good idea is to ask the same questions in different ways over a stretched period of time, keeping track of all the answers given. That way, if the same question results in two completely different responses, it will be a lot easier to establish if you’re dealing with a fake.
  3. Make use of video calling. Pretty much every smartphone, tablet and laptop nowadays comes equipped with cameras and video-calling capabilities. Use these to ascertain that the pictures that you see online match the person to whom they allegedly belong. If the person that you’re speaking to online often finds excuses for not being able to video chat with you, that’s a pretty good hint to cut off ties and run the hell away.
  4. Inform someone that you trust when you’re meeting one of your contacts. It’s totally fine if you don’t want to divulge the fact that you’re hooking up with someone you met on Grindr. However, it wouldn’t hurt to tell your best friend or your sibling or whomever that you’re meeting with someone at a certain time in a certain place. It’s also a good idea to keep them informed if you visit different locations (for example if you and your “date” go bar hopping). That way, if something bad were to happen – God forbid – and police were to get involved, it would be a lot easier to establish settings and consult surveillance footage or eye witnesses.
  5. Finally, even if the 6 ft 3 blue-eyed Adonis that appears in the phots online match the person that shows up at your front door, and every story that you’ve been told online adds up, it still doesn’t mean that you know everything about this person’s past… especially sexually and medically. As such, use protection whenever you’re getting intimate. Believe me when I tell you, there’s no penis, vagina or sexual position that is worth risking your health over.

If there’s any other tips that you can think of and would like to share, don’t hesitate to add them in the comments below. Also, if you’ve got any stories of being catfished online, I’d also love to hear them. I’ve gotta tell you, this one was totally new for me and I still don’t entirely know how to deal with it.

That’s it for now, my beautiful people. Remember, you can be adventurous and you can be outgoing… just be safe!

The World Needs More Todrick Hall

Todrick Hall is an American Idol alum, but he first made it onto my radar when I saw his Mean Girls parody, Mean Gurlz. It was, at the time, everything I needed in my life and I made myself an immediate subscriber to his YouTube channel. Since then, Toddy Hall has gifted my life with other classics such as I Wanna Be on Glee, Mean Boyz, Spell Block Tango, and Beauty and the Beat.

Toddy most recently released Chicago-inspired musical parody entitled Cell Block Django, which features some of the most “ratchet” and popular instances of female celebrities bringing the rage and drama in recent pop culture. Those include Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Solange and Beyoncé Knowles, Sharkeisha, and Mariah Carey.

The lyrics to this one are all kinds of hilarious! I died at “Rihanna’s”

Riri don’t need ya

So bye, Felicia

I told that rude boy to take a bow

I don’t think her accent sounds Bajan at all! If anything, she sounds like a stereotypical latina, struggling with English. The girl portraying Beyoncé absolutely slayed, the voice was on point and every one of her movements was reminiscent of Mrs Carter… down to the tossing of the hair. However, can we just acknowledge how flawless the Mariah impersonation was? Seriously, I demand to see a time-stamped video of the “real” Mariah Carey at another location when this video was filmed to prove that this isn’t actually her!

This is where you enter my head… I apologize

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