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The Advocate's 30 Kinky Terms Every Gay Man Needs to Know

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The Advocate published 30 Kinky Terms Every Gay Man Needs to Know, a series of photos and one-paragraph definitions of many common Leather/BDSM/Fetish words and phrases.

While some of the definitions may be a little off, or seem like they were written by an outsider, it is worth a read. Take note that it is presumably written for vanillafolk and/or beginners, and seems tame in some cases.

Some of the photos and graphics are hot. Determining which ones are hot and which are meh is entirely up to the reader/viewer.

The first gay publication I ever set eyes on was a copy the first issue of The Advocate back in 1969-70 in my college dorm.

Here's a sample - "Sub/Submissive - Every particular Dom-sub (typically shortened to D/s) relationship has a slightly different power dynamic, but the sub/submissive is always the one who relinquishes control to the Dominant...."

Go to the link and enjoy http://www.advocate.com/love-and-sex/2016/2/12/30-kinky-terms-every-gay-man-needs-know

 

CineKink Selects "S&M Sally" to Open Annual Kinky Film Festival

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SM Sally David Sebastian LolacNEW YORK, NY; February 11, 2016 - CineKink has announced that S&M SALLY will be the "CineKink Season Opener" selection for its thirteenth annual film festival, CineKink NYC, running March 1-6, 2016.

The comedy, which has had a hugely popular run on the film festival circuit, follows a lesbian couple as they explore the underground world of BDSM. Identifying as the butch one in a traditional butch/femme couple, Jamie, aka the pseudonymous "Sally," assumes she will take the dominant role in their escapades, with Jill as her submissive, but Jill has ideas of her own. Meanwhile, friends David and Lola compete to see who's cool enough to go through with a polyamorous, bisexual threesome.

"I'm thrilled for S&M SALLY's NYC premiere to be at CineKink," said director Michelle Ehlen, who also stars in the film. "In setting out to do a character-driven comedy about BDSM, I wanted to make the film both authentic and realistic to those a part of the kink community, as well as accessible and relatable to those outside of it."

S&M SALLY will screen on Wednesday, March 2, 7:00 PM at Anthology Film Archives (32 Second Avenue, NYC), where the majority of the festival's screenings are also unfolding. The program will also include TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES OF INTIMACY, from director Joel Moffett, starring Buck Angel and Marianna Marroquin as a trans-man and a trans-woman trying to salvage their romantic relationship via new sexual horizons.

CineKink NYC kicks off the previous evening, Tuesday, March 1, with a gala fundraising kick-off party at Taj Lounge (48 W. 21st St., NYC), and runs through Sunday, March 6, concluding with an awards ceremony and an AfterGlow closing party.

Known as the "kinky film festival," CineKink NYC (http://cinekink.com/programs-and-events/nyc/) will again feature films and videos that celebrate and explore a wide diversity of sexuality. With offerings drawn from both the independent cinema world and the adult, works presented at the festival will range from documentary to drama, comedy to experimental, slightly spicy to quite explicit – and everything in between.

For more information and tickets, visit http://www.cinekink.com



ABOUT CINEKINK
Just entering its thirteenth season, CineKink is an annual film festival and national screening tour that celebrates and explores the wide diversity of sexuality. Presented by CineKink, an organization dedicated to the recognition and encouragement of sex-positive and kink-friendly depictions in film and television, works showcased by the festival range from documentary to drama, spicy to explicit - and everything in between!

Robert Mapplethorpe: The Photographs, a review

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Book coincides with two-venue Museum retrospective

March 15 - July 31, 2016

The J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center

March 20 - July 31, 2016

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

By Paul Martineau and Britt Salvesen

With essays by Philip Gefter, Jonathan D. Katz, Ryan Linkof, Richard Meyer, Carol Squiers
J. Paul Getty Museum, March 2016
 
Since his death in 1989, Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946-1989) has become recognized as one of the most significant artists of the late 20th century. The legacy of Robert Mapplethorpe is rich and complicated, triggering controversy, polarizing critics, and providing inspiration for many artists who followed him. Today, Mapplethorpe stands as an example to emerging photographers who continue to experiment with the boundaries and concepts of the beautiful.
Robert Mapplethorpe: The Photographs (J. Paul Getty Museum, March 2016) offers a timely and rewarding examination of his oeuvre and influence. Drawing from the extraordinary collection jointly acquired in 2011 by the J. Paul Getty Museum and the los angeles County Museum of Art from The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, as well as the Mapplethorpe Archive housed at the Getty Research Institute, the authors were given the unique opportunity to explore new resources and present fresh perspectives.
The result is a fascinating and comprehensive introduction to Mapplethorpe's career and legacy, featuring a rich selection of illustrations covering the remarkable range of his photographic work - from his self-portraits and figure studies to his floral still lifes. Mapplethorpe's best-known images are shown alongside work that has been seldom published or exhibited. Key themes include Mapplethorpe's studio practice, the controversy provoked by the inclusion of his sexually explicit pictures in the 1988-90 retrospective exhibition The Perfect Moment, and the legacy he left behind after his death from AIDS-related complications in 1989.
 
L-R: Ken and Lydia and Tyler, 1985. Robert Mapplethorpe American, 1946-1989. Gelatin silver print. Jointly acquired by the J. Paul Getty Trust and the los angeles County Museum of Art, with funds provided by the J. Paul Getty Trust and the David Geffen Foundation, 2011.7.19 © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Identical self-portraits of Robert Mapplethorpe with trip cable in hand, 1974. Robert Mapplethorpe American, 1946-1989. Gelatin silver print. Gift of The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation to the J. Paul Getty Trust and the los angeles County Museum of Art. Held at the Getty Research Institute, 2011.M.20.24 © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.
 
Robert Mapplethorpe: The Photographs presents some of Mapplethorpe's most familiar portraits, including intimate self portraits and those of his long-time benefactor and lover Samuel J. Wagstaff Jr., poet-musician Patti Smith, and other members of New York's cultural elite, among them artists David Hockney, Andy Warhol, and Louise Bourgeois, actress Isabella Rossellini and singer-songwriter Deborah Harry. Lisa Lyon, the first World Women's Bodybuilding champion and one of Mapplethorpe's favorite muses, is also featured dressed, undressed and in various guises, ranging from ingénue to dominatrix.
Between 1977 and 1980, Mapplethorpe produced a remarkable body of work that focused on the gay s/m community. The evolution of Mapplethorpe's sex pictures, selections of which are included in this volume, boldly celebrate the gay subculture that sprung up in the 1970s and 80s of which Mapplethorpe was not only an observer but an active participant. Most of the sex images were made in the tightly controlled environment of his artist's studio, and reveal the artist moving closer towards the elegant, formal style that would become his trademark.
Mapplethorpe searched for well-proportioned models and underscored their powerful physical presence through obsessive attention to detail, statuesque poses, and sophisticated lighting. In particular, he was attracted to the color of black skin, and the book includes a number of photographs of African-American models such as Ajitto and Thomas, whom he frequently used to evoke classical themes. Mapplethorpe's Ken and Lydia and Tyler (1985) suggest the ancient trope of the Three Graces through three models of different racial backgrounds.
 
 
L-R: Calla Lily, 1988. Robert Mapplethorpe American, 1946-1989. Gelatin silver print. Jointly acquired by the J. Paul Getty Trust and the los angeles County Museum of Art, with funds provided by the J. Paul Getty Trust and the David Geffen Foundation, 2011.9.26. © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Grapes, 1985Robert Mapplethorpe American, 1946-1989. Gelatin silver print. Jointly acquired by the J. Paul Getty Trust and the los angeles County Museum of Art, with funds provided by the J. Paul Getty Trust and the David Geffen Foundation, 2011.7.20 © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.
 
The book presents four loosely chronological plate sections and five in-depth essays on sexuality and identity. Additional resources include the artist's vast exhibition history, an illustrated chronology of his life and work, and a useful bibliography. All of these elements, beautifully integrated, contribute to what promises to become an indispensable publication of lasting significance and an essential point of focus to Robert Mapplethorpe's work and practice.
This publication is issued on the occasion of the exhibition Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium on view at both the J. Paul Getty Museum and at the los angeles County Museum of Art from March 15 and March 20, respectively, through July 31, 2016; at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montreal from September 10, 2016, through January 15, 2017; and at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, from October 28, 2017, through February 4, 2018.
 
 
L-R: Lisa Lyon, 1982. Robert Mapplethorpe American, 1946-1989. Gelatin silver print. Promised Gift of The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation to the J. Paul Getty Trust and the los angeles County Museum of Art, 2012.88.614. © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Derrick Cross, 1983. Robert Mapplethorpe American, 1946-1989. Gelatin silver print. Promised Gift of The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation to the J. Paul Getty Trust and the los angeles County Museum of Art, L.2012.88.910 © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation
 
A companion publication to Robert Mapplethorpe: The Photographs entitled Robert Mapplethorpe: The Archive by Frances Terpak and Michelle Brunnick, with essays by Patti Smith and Jonathan Weinberg, will also publish in March coinciding with the exhibition, Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium. The book depicts rarely or never before seen studio files and art from every period and vein of Mapplethorpe's production, including student work, jewelry, sculptures, and commercial assignments.
Additionally, during the run of Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium the Getty Museum's Center for Photographs will also feature the exhibition The Thrill of the Chase: 
The Wagstaff Collection of Photographs. Wagstaff's impressive collection of photographs that were acquired by the Getty Museum in 1984 is one of the cores of the collection of the Department of Photographs. This exhibition and accompanying publication of the same name is an opportunity to focus on Wagstaff's collection and his role as one of the most important patrons and collectors of photography.
 
Paul Martineau is associate curator in the Department of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Britt Salvesen is curator and head of the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department and the Prints and Drawings Department at the los angeles County Museum of Art.
Book Details:
J. Paul Getty Museum
340 pages, 9 x 12 inches
241 color illustrations
ISBN 978-1-60606-469-6, Hardcover
US $59.95 T [UK £40.00]
 
For information about The J. Paul Getty Trust and The J. Paul Getty Museum go to http://www.getty.edu/about/whoweare/
 

Cowboi Jen and Suzanne announce their engagement

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Cowboi Jen and Suzanne of Philadelphia, PA are pleased to announce their formal engagement.

From the first date, both knew they had met the woman they were going to marry. 217 steps up in the air among the clouds, with the roar of the crashing waves below Old Barney Lighthouse, Suzanne said yes!

With the blessing of their family and close friends their wedding is planned for  October 1 surrounded by history and patriotism in the City of Brotherly Love.

 

 

 

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