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Battle of the Network Stars #51: 2002-03 TV Season

10 Groovy Things to Do in September starring Spencer Day

Groovy Guy of the Month: Robert Rodi

Check out Chicago's LGBT Film Festival Sept. 18-25

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Groovy Giveaway #2: BoysTown: The Complete First Season on DVD



This week I'm featuring two Groovy Giveaways (click here to win a DVD of the film, I'm a Porn Star). Courtesy of Reidling Entertainment, I'm giving away two box sets of BoysTown: The Complete First Season, which chronicles the lives and relationships of eight diverse characters in a gay neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Take Desperate Housewives, mix it with Sex and the City, replace the women with gay men and you have BoysTown, a new gay drama series created by producer Ricky Reidling. The cast includes J.Hunter Ackerman, Jesse Seann Atkinson, Eric Dean, Albertossy Espinoza, Chace Farguson, Jim Patneaude, Ricky Reidling and Peter Welkin as well as such notable indie guest stars as Ian Roberts, Bruce L. Hart, Windham Beacham and Daniel Rhyder. Currently in rotation on the gay television network OUTtv in four countries, the series is scheduled to start filming Season 2 later this year.

This DVD collection contains nine uncut episodes, bonus features and commentary. For more information on BoysTown, go to www.boystown.us. You can also follow the series on Facebook.

To enter to win this Groovy Giveaway, email your name and address to deepdishdrama@aol.com. Winners must have a US mailing address, and entries close at midnight on Thursday, September 4 (CST).

Groovy Giveaway #1: I'm a Porn Star on DVD



This week I'm featuring two Groovy Giveaways (click here to win a DVD of the gay drama series, BoysTown: The Complete First Season). Courtesy of Canteen Outlaws, the new label from veteran LGBT giant TLA Releasing, I'm giving away two DVDs of Charlie David's I'm a Porn Star. The latest in his work on the off-camera lives of male sex workers, I'm a Porn Star follows the highly successful I'm a Stripper series. The uncensored documentary will be available to rent or own in stores nationwide on September 9.

There are an estimated 370 million pornographic websites online, generating $13 billion every year. Charlie David (Dante's Cove, Mulligans) asks: Who's doing all this moonlighting? The answer: Probably some people you know. I'm a Porn Star follows the lives of guys in the neighborhood who are likely a lot more famous than you - at least on the Internet. Four established stars (Brent Everett, Colby Jansen, Rocco Reed and Johnny Rapid) each speak candidly about their experiences as highly lusted-after sexual icons, what they like when the cameras aren't rolling and grant complete access behind the scenes of their shoots.

I'm a Porn Star is a portrait of people who work in adult entertainment, a business bigger than the music industry. As the story unfolds, it will deliver insight into the personal lives of guys working in pornography, their loves, their hopes and their dreams. It's time to get closer to the action than ever before.

To enter to win this Groovy Giveaway, email your name and address to deepdishdrama@aol.com. Winners must have a US mailing address, and entries close at midnight on Thursday, September 4 (CST).

Dish of the Day #1478: You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile


Every Monday through Friday a new Dish of the Day is featured. If you haven't yet voted in last week's Deep Dish Pool Party, choose your three favorite hunks in the sidebar poll.

Today's Dish is Paul Montoya by photographer Rick Stockwell.

Monday, September 1, 2014

10 Groovy Things to Do in September starring Margaret Cho, Spencer Day & Chita Rivera



Since there are so many groovy plays, musicals, concerts and events, this is my monthly list to help promote a few of them (click on a title for more information or to purchase tickets):

Dish of the Day #1477: You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile


Every Monday through Friday a new Dish of the Day is featured. If you haven't yet voted in last week's Deep Dish Pool Party, choose your three favorite hunks in the sidebar poll.

Today's Dish is Matt Mendrun by photographer James Franklin.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Deep Dish Pool Party #84


The rules are simple - each week I feature 10 Dishes of the Day and you get to invite your three favorites over for some wet and wild fun at the Deep Dish Pool Party. The five guys who receive the most votes get to stay, and the following week five new Dishes are added to the guest list.

1) Dish #531: Matt
Week 2, 34 invites out of 245



2) Dish #210: David Williams
W2, 33 invites


Dish of the Day #1476: Hot Cops Week


Every Monday through Friday a new Dish of the Day is featured. Click here to vote for your three favorite Dishes in this week's Deep Dish Pool Party poll.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Dish of the Day #1475: Hot Cops Week


Every Monday through Friday a new Dish of the Day is featured. If you haven't yet voted in last week's Deep Dish Pool Party, choose your three favorite hunks in the sidebar poll.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Battle of the Network Stars #51: 2002-03 TV Season


ABC won the 50th Battle of the Network Stars, and the following stars will be moving on to Round 2:

Jonny Lee Miller (Eli Stone/ABC)
Tim Daly (Private Practice/ABC)
Kristin Chenoweth (Pushing Daisies/ABC)
Swoosie Kurtz (Pushing Daisies/ABC)
Christina Applegate (Samantha Who?/ABC)
Melissa McCarthy (Samantha Who?/ABC)
Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory/CBS)
Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory/CBS)
Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory/CBS)
Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory/CBS)
Grant Show (Swingtown/CBS)
Bonnie Bedelia (Sordid Lives: The Series/Logo)
Beth Grant (Sordid Lives: The Series/Logo)
Rue McClanahan (Sordid Lives: The Series/Logo)
Penn Badgley (Gossip Girl/The CW)
Zachary Levi (Chuck/NBC)

Now on to our 51st battle, which takes us back to the 2002-03 TV season when we welcomed the following 32 stars into our homes:






Dish of the Day #1474: Hot Cops Week


Every Monday through Friday a new Dish of the Day is featured. If you haven't yet voted in last week's Deep Dish Pool Party, choose your three favorite hunks in the sidebar poll.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Heart-less Déjà Vu Emmy Awards



Well, I guess Emmy voters were not that impressed with HBO's wonderful adaptation of The Normal Heart. Thank God it won Outstanding Television Movie, but if the Emmys hadn't separated the Miniseries and Television Movie categories this year, I bet Fargo might have received the award, leaving The Normal Heart to go home empty-handed. Writer Larry Kramer, director Ryan Murphy, and actors Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer and Julia Roberts all deserved to win in my opinion.



Now let's move on to another gripe of mine. Last night while I was watching the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, I got a disappointing case of déjà vu as so many previous winners won yet again. Here is a list of the repeat winners:

Groovy Giveaway: Judy Garland on Judy Garland: Interviews and Encounters



Courtesy of Chicago Review Press, this week I'm giving away two copies of Randy L. Schmidt's book, Judy Garland on Judy Garland: Interviews and Encounters, which explores the legend's life in her own words.

"It's going to be one hell of a great — everlastingly great — book with humor, tears, fun, emotion and love," Judy Garland said of her plans to tell her life story. But she died at the age of 47 before seeing it through. Judy Garland on Judy Garland is the closest we will likely come to experiencing and exploring the legend's planned autobiography. Collecting and presenting the most important Garland interviews and encounters that took place between 1935 and 1969, this work opens with her first radio appearance under contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and concludes with her last known interview, one taped for Radio Denmark just months before her death. What makes this collection unique is that it places Judy in the role of storyteller. She wrote a number of essays for various publications and sat for countless print, radio and television interviews. These and the other autobiographical efforts she made are proof that Judy Garland wanted her story told in her own words. Finally, 45 years after her death, here it is.

To enter to win this Groovy Giveaway, email your name and address to deepdishdrama@aol.com. Winners must have a US mailing address, and entries close at midnight on Thursday, August 28 (CST).

Dish of the Day #1473: Hot Cops Week


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Today's Dish is Bernardo Velasco by photographer Marcio del Nero.




Monday, August 25, 2014

Remembering Richard Attenborough and His Films



Actor and director Richard Attenborough, who died Sunday at age 90, received two Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture for the 1982 film, Gandhi. He also won three Golden Globes for Best Director (Gandhi) and for Best Supporting Actor for his performances in The Sand Pebbles (1966) and Doctor Dolittle (1967).

To celebrate Mr. Attenborough's life and career, I'm featuring 12 of his most memorable films that he directed or starred in (in chronological order):

Dish of the Day #1472: Hot Cops Week


Every Monday through Friday a new Dish of the Day is featured. If you haven't yet voted in last week's Deep Dish Pool Party, choose your three favorite hunks in the sidebar poll.

Today's Dish is Officer Chris Kohrs (aka Hot Cop of Castro).