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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Return Engagement

This is the Matt's third appearance on the Big Gay Blog. The last time you saw him was as the top hat wearing dandy I posted a few days ago. There's not a whole lot of lovely Matt to be found on the internet, and that's too bad.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Instead Of Seeing That Teen Vampire Movie Again...

...I hope that you will consider seeing A Single Man. There's a beautifully written review of it over at Boy Culture that has made me curse the fact that I live in Iowa and will probably have to wait until January to see it.

Giving Thanks

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day here in the U.S. of A. and among the many things I'm grateful for this year are my favorite new discovery of 2009, boy from Ipanema (tall and tan and young and lovely) Francisco Lachowski, and every photographer who ever said to him, "Now let's get a few shots without the shirt."

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Holy Crap!

I had planned to lay off the Alex Pettyfer posts for a while but then these out takes from his VMan photoshoot with Hedi Slimane surfaced over at À Cause des Garçons and I went a little apeshit.

By all my normal standards I should be repulsed- he's smoking, he has ugly tattoos all over his body and he is sporting bad facial hair. But I can't help it. He drives me mad. Mad, I say!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Styles That Might Not Catch On, But Should

I don't know a single guy who dresses like this, but wouldn't the world be a nicer place if they did? Bring back the top hat, I say.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Early Holiday Greetings From Francisco

It it isn't even December yet, but fabulous Francisco Lachowski has jumped the gun a bit and is wishing us all a feliz Natal the best way he knows how: by taking his shirt off. Don we now our gay apparel indeed.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Styles That Might Not Catch On

Any time you are at the pool or beach, the perfect compliment to any barely-there swimsuit is a very long scarf. Keeps you warm, you see.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

How Could This Happen?

I keep saying to myself, "But, Vera, you hate tattoos. You hate tattoos." So why do I love Ash Stymest?

Muse, Part 2

Greg Gorman isn't the only one who calls Alex Pettyfer a muse. April Bostic is a writer of paranormal romance whose book A Rose To The Fallen is available at Amazon and other book selling outlets. She wrote to tell me about a fan fiction she has written based on Alex. It is called The Howling Heart and it is available to read for free at her website. This is not fan fiction in the My Date With Alex Pettyfer vein, nor is it a slash fiction (Alex Pettyfer's Date With Rupert Grint, which I wouldn't mind reading) but an original story with the character of Riley based on Alex. Be warned, there is hot, graphic heterosex involved, so if you find that kind of thing disturbing it may not be for you.

Here's what April wants you to know about The Howling Heart before you read it:

Author: April Bostic
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Rating: MA 18+Status: Complete, 17 chapters
Warnings: Violence, blood, gore, explicit language and graphic sexual content
Summary: Paige Donovan was just given the promotion of a lifetime at a high-profile fashion magazine in New York City. Her bright future comes to an unexpected halt after the news of her father's untimely death. She inherits her family's old cabin in Colorado, and just when she thinks her luck couldn't get any worse, she has a serious car accident in the mountains. She awakens in a remote community where the locals keep a dark secret and are not what they seem. Paige is desperate to return home, but a handsome young man named Riley offers her an alternate future... and his heart.
Disclaimer: This is an Alex Pettyfer fanfiction/original fiction. The story and characters are owned by the author. The character Riley is based on Alex Pettyfer's physical description and the author's perception of his personality.

It seems that April is also a photoshop whiz. She tells me that she likes Alex better in color and made the colorized versions of the Ram Shergill, Greg Gorman, and Kai Z. Feng portraits you see above. Thanks April!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Alex Pettyfer, Muse

For those of you who are convinced that no one else in the world is quite as nuts about Alex Pettyfer as I, here is hard proof that Alex mania is sweeping the globe.

Greg Gorman
is a top celebrity portraitist and fine arts photographer. You may not know his name, but you've seen his work- some of his photographs are iconic. His recently published book, In Their Youth, is described by the publisher as comprising "over 200 of the California-based photographer's previously unpublished portraits from the last three decades, featuring famous actors shot when they were still unknown young men, from teen years into their early twenties." In truth, the book features a mixture of the very famous and the not quite famous, has-beens and never-weres, big stars and complete unknowns. It is a beautiful book, a true object of art, and I promise you that it would look good on any coffee table.

With the exception of three people, there are one or two photos of each subject. In the middle of the book Jared Leto gets three photos. The book opens with seven photos of Leonardo Di Caprio taken between 1993 and 1997. The book closes with these seven photographs of Alex Pettyfer.

In an introductory interview Gorman says, "More recently, I've been photographing a young actor named Alex Pettyfer. We have a photographic relationship that's spontaneous and connected, in which we provoke, push and disturb each other into creating strong images. We play off each other in a symbiotic relationship that allows great work to develop. And that's why I call Alex a muse of mine, and why I wanted to close the book on those pictures, which showcase some of my most recent work."

I believe that these photos capture the essence of Alex better than any I've seen since his first session with Kai Z. Feng in 2007. What do you think?