March 22, 2010

Short Takes: Reichen Onstage…and More

Okay, so he’s not a porn star, but he sure looks like one! Reality star and author Reichen Lehmkuhl (above), who won The Amazing Race and then continued to fail upward by dating boybander Lance Bass, will be starring in an off-Broadway comedy this spring. The show, My Big Gay Italian Wedding, comes from playwright Anthony Wilkinson and tells the story of two handsome grooms (Reichen is one, we’re guessing), an overbearing Italian mother, a jealous ex-boyfriend, a wedding planner from hell and—you get the idea. Sounds like My Big Fat Greek Wedding gone way gay—and Italian, too! Look for a May 22 opening at St. Luke’s Theatre in Midtown. Who knows? Maybe the stud can act, too. For more information, visit…We’re back to reporting some more gay porn awards news. The nominations for the 2010 Grabby Awards were announced last week, and Channel 1 Releasing was the most nominated studio (with 45 nods). Adam Killian (below) was the most nominated individual (actually, the most nominated ever!). Some major categories include Best Porn Star Blog, Hottest Cock, Best Versatile Performer and Best Cum Scene. The awards will be handed out on Saturday, May 29, at the Park West Theater in Chicago. Chi Chi LaRue and Honey West are set to host, along with pornsters Jeremy Bilding (after winning this contest), Roman Heart and Diesel Washington. For a complete list of nominees, click here.…Sad news from the world of gay porn publishing last week. Unzipped magazine has folded, following in the footsteps of Men and Freshmen, which went under last year. They were all owned by Regent Media, which also runs The Advocate, Out and here! TV. We first heard the news on Twitter (follow us @VinceLambertNYC), and while we’re still awaiting an official press release, according to our blog buddy and star blogger Zachary Sire, the mag is done. Its excellent site went dark for a couple of days, but thankfully posting have resumed and all seems well on that front. The death of Unzipped is just another in the long line of gay porn mags to cease publication, and in the past couple of years we have seen the demise of Mandate, Playguy, Honcho, Inches, Black and Latin Inches and Torso (all from Mavety Media Group). XXX Showcase, the Adam Gay Video Directory and [2] have also gone the way of the wildebeest. Let’s have a moment of silence for the printed word, y’all. [Hangs head here]


Elizabeth Young, AKA The Gore Hound, or Elspeth Chagall said...

Things are tough in the hard copy publishing industry, no doubt about that. And who knows what's going to happen in the book publishing industry as well. I'd like to think that print books will still continue, seeing as I'm going to start shopping my novel around come summer. But who's to say what's going to happen in the industry as a whole. It's sad to think that a great convenience like the internet, is going to be the death of publishing as we know it. Is it all in the pursuit of being green? Stay tuned....

AJ Llewellyn said...

Hi Vincent,
How awesome to see my cover model for life Adam Killian here. This pic was from our shoot last year for my Phantom Lover series books (shameless plug alert) he's been on four of my covers - more to come - and he deserves all the kudos he is getting.