Most of the world is headed off to Iron Man this weekend, to see if it’s as good as the hype, and to finally decide whether Gwyneth Paltrow is the most beautiful woman in the world or the most evil. For the rest of us, there are super things to do elsewhere. Power up!
In cinema, if you don’t care for action films, or long lines, check out The Place Beyond the Pines. I should let you know upfront that, despite the title and stars Bradley Cooper and Ryan Gosling, the flick is not a love story set in the Fire Island meat rack. Rather, it’s an enjoyable, epic-scale Indie drama from Derek Cianfrance, the guy who did Gosling’s Blue Valentine. If you’re still not sold, keep in mind that Gosling’s ripped and tatted throughout, and the camera has a lingering love affair with the backside of Cooper’s 501 jeans.
Family Guyd (and dry-martini snob) Ted Peterson just got back from France and encourages everyone to check out the “romantic horror” exhibition at the Musee D’Orsay. Called “L’Ange du Bizarre,” it features works from Goya, Blake, Ernst, and Munch (you know, the guy who did the Scream movie mask), as well as some hot, homo, sexy, damned in hell S&M works by Adolphe William Bouguerau, below. The exhibit ends June 9. Click here for details.
Our very own Jay Catterson will be singing in the Vancouver Men’s Chorus (sniff, sniff—he’s grown up ‘mo so fast), and would love you to attend. He’d also like you to know that its Canada’s first gay choir, period. It runs from June 6 through 11 and tickets can be purchased here.
Speaking of Vancouver, most of the GuySpy team is located their, and when asked what parties or events were going on in their fair city, not a single staff member responded. So there you have it, guys. Nothing happens in Vancouver.
Okay, so maybe I was a bit harsh. I figured the busy little GuySpy bees must be so hard at work that I took a screen shot of Events Planner Scott Bolton during office hours.
Give that boy a lunch break!>>>>>>>>
Our music pro Connor Sobolik is nuts over Dido’s new album, The Girl Who Got Away, which really came as a surprise—only because I didn’t realize he was old enough to know who she is. Read his take on her new song and video here.
New York’s Chelsea has seen men turn into “boys,” some of the hottest bars in town, and just a bevy of physical beauty. Now, the people at MMXnyc Massage are trying to turn that testosterone into connection. MMXnyc invites “fit, healthy, diverse, attitude-free” guys to take one of their many massage-based courses. There’s a mix of activities offered, and I attended an erotic, group-massage class. I had to admit upfront what part of my body is erogenous—taint none of your business what I said.
Yes, it’s inhibiting—Naked, anyone? Hands on penis, anyone? Boners welcome, anyone?—but it’s also a fun and a unique way of connecting with guys outside of the bar scene. And just so you know, no fingering, blowing, or mounting allowed. Save that for the street corners where it belongs! Click here for details.
GuySpy’s Pic of the Week–Jorge Gallegos shoots Phil Fusco at Splash Bar New York’s F* Word.
(Bartenders’ Thought Bubble: “Damn, I bet he gets that underwear for free, too! Straight guys have all the luck.”)
XL nightclub is simply the most fun party spot in New York, so you should check out XLS tomorrow night at 10. My friend Matt Tratner-Katz is hosting, and that dude knows how to put together a bash. When you RSVP on his facebook page, you get in free!
Since I do live in the city of amazing theater, I’d love to end this piece on the two Broadway shows that have been getting so much attention—Cyndi Lauper’s Kinky Boots for all its nominations, and Bette Midler’s I’ll Eat You Last for her Tony snub! I’d love to end the piece that way, but I can’t. Seems the PR people for both shows don’t think GuySpy is worthy of press passes. What, we’re not gay enough?